Tilton Elementary School
We as a Tilton community will foster respectful, responsibile, and caring individuals. Tilton School will develop a positive atmosphere where staff, students, parents, and community members are respected, appreciated, encouraged, and supported. We will strive to positively touch the lives of children so that they reach their full potential and become life-long learners.
Tilton Tiger July Updates
Summer School: We have one more week of Summer School and the students are working hard! They have come to school on time and ready to learn. We know that they will be ready for the new school year in September.
Uniforms will be on sale from August 17th to August 20th.
They will also be on sale during Open House.
Uniforms: Tilton Tiger Shirt ($6)/Royal Navy Shirt
Bottoms: Khakis or Dark Pants (no pajama bottoms allowed)
When: August 31st
Time: 4:30pm to 6pm
Summer reading lists are on the school website
Keep reading and recording what you read!
BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PAW PATROL!
The Tilton Staff will be boarding busses and going to Tilton neighborhoods on August 31st from 11am to 1pm to welcome students back to school! When you see us we will be giving out PAW PATROL tickets to students. These tickets can be entered at a raffle during open house that night!
We miss you all !
Keep reading and have a safe, relaxing summer!
Mrs. Bonnie Antkowiak, Principal & the Tilton School Staff
2015-2016 School Supply Lists
It’s hard to believe another school year is fast approaching! Below, please find a link to our supply lists for the upcoming school year. More information regarding open house, uniform sales, and the Paw Patrol will be coming. Check back soon for updates!
Summer Reading Lists
Please click the link below to access the summer reading lists.
Math Summer Work-Students entering Grade 5
PLEASE FIND YOUR CHILD’S SUMMER WORK BY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BELOW
REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 5,6,7,& 8
- Go to http://www.haverhill-ps.org/curriculum-department/mathematics/
If you do not have internet access, you may pick up a copy of the work at your child’s school.
- At the bottom of the page, open the Parent Information
- Open SUMMER WORK
- Open the folder for your child’s math class for next year
- Open the document(s) to see your child’s assignment(s)
- At the top of the page, click on the “Download” symbol … it looks like an upside-down arrow
- At the bottom, click “open” to see the assignment that can be saved and/or printed
- The work is due to your next year’s teacher when you return to school September 1st
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GO ONLINE, PAPER COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL BY END OF JUNE.
- Go to http://www.haverhill-ps.org/curriculum-department/mathematics/
Tilton School Principal’s Newsletter: May 25, 2015
Please take a moment to read some curriculum highlights from each grade level team at Tilton School.
The Kindergarten team has been buzzing with excitement this month. Children have been studying about all types of insects. We have researched the butterfly, its life cycle and habitat. Classrooms are eagerly watching caterpillars grow and change into butterflies right before our eyes. Students have been recording observations into butterfly journals each day. Kindergarten has also conducted an author study on Eric Carle. In math, classrooms have just completed an exciting unit on composing and decomposing numbers and are now working on comparing different objects by attributes. Students continue to strengthen their skills in Writers Workshop. We have been working consistently on interactive writing pieces as well as adding more details to our stories. Each classroom also implements a weekly cooperative learning piece on a book that is familiar to students. During this time, students discuss story elements such as characters, setting, problem and the solution of the story. Students truly enjoy this time each week and it enables them to have in depth discussions with peers about their ideas.
First grade team is currently working on the life cycle of butterflies and plants. Thank you to the PTO for supplying our classes with the caterpillars to raise and observe. In math, students are collecting data to graph and then we’ll be moving on to geometric shapes. As writers, students are working on informational pieces about animals. The first graders continue to work hard in preparation for second grade!
Second graders are immersed in a literature unit on folktales. Students are listening to, reading, and analyzing popular folktales and fairytales, including Stone Soup, Hansel and Gretel, and The Three Little Pigs. In science, students are learning about the different states of matter. Finally, in math students are studying geometry. Students are learning how to manipulate shapes to create other shapes, and are also learning how to divide shapes into equal parts to prepare for studying fractions in the upper grades.
Third Grade is working with informational texts and reading folk tales. Writing block includes research and biographies. In Math students worked on reviewing for PARCC testing and the next unit will be measurement and data and end of the year review. In science, students are learning about the States of Matter as well as properties of objects. Children are also studying and learning about Massachusetts in the American Revolution in our social studies unit. This topic will be followed up with a culminating field trip to the Boston Tea Party Museum on 6/16.
Fourth Grade is working on measurement conversions and problem solving as well as measuring angles and classifying shapes in math. During the ELA block, students are working on research writing and reading and writing about what has been read. Students have also had practice comparing two texts as part of PARCC practice. In Science, students are studying about the parts of a plant and their functions as well as focusing on plant adaptations. Social Studies has centered around studying the regions of the United States with special focus on the Northeast and Southeast regions.
Families are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground on Monday, June 15th at 10:00am. Thank you to the City of Haverhill, Community Development Office and Pentucket Bank for their generous donation to the new playground. See the reverse side of this paper to view the monthly calendar and upcoming events. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office at Tilton School at (978) 374-3475.
Mrs. Maureen Gray, Principal
Mrs. Erin Mackay, Assistant Principal
June 2015 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Volunteer Tea
Kindergarten Field Trip to Franklin Park Zoo 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration 10:00am
Building our Playground!
Building our Playground!
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Flag Day RIBBON –CUTTING FOR OUR NEW PLAY GROUND!
3rd grade Field Trip to Boston Tea Party Museum Curious Creatures visits 1st grade @ Tilton School
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Field Day (Rain Date) LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS – DISMISSALS @ 11:40 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
TILTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
1ST DAY OF SCHOOL – GRADES 1 to 12: 9/1/15
LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL: 9/7/15
1ST DAY OF SCHOOL – KINDERGARTEN: 9/8/15
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! READ EVERY DAY!
Today’s Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders
“In 2005, Team Haverhill was founded to make Haverhill a better place to live, learn, work and play. We’ve dreamed big and accomplished a lot. To celebrate our success we’re going to do what we do best – help build up our community.
In recognition of our tenth year of service, Team Haverhill is sponsoring ten “mini-projects”– ways we can make a difference in our community with a little bit of time (one day or less) and a little bit of money ($150 or less).” (from: http://teamhaverhill.org/projects/community/10-for-10-10-small-projects-for-2015/)
Mrs Perry’s first grade class was one of the winning proposals. It was titled “Today’s Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders” which focused on reaching out to our community leaders through letter writing to share with them the class’s favorite children’s books and to find out what their favorite book was when they were in first grade. Through the grant, they were able to purchase the community leaders’ favorite children’s books and donate them in their honor to the Haverhill Public Library. The community leaders were then invited to Mrs. Perry’s class to hear summaries prepared and presented by the students. Superintendent Jim Scully also donated two books to the class, one of which he then read aloud to the students-Dragons love Tacos by Ido Turgeman. The students LOVED it!
Students in Mrs. Perry’s first grade, along with our PTO president Heather Ray, planted flowers outside of the school to honor Earth Day. Members of our Discovery Club also jumped into action cleaning out any trash left behind once the record snowfall finally melted! Great job making our school look beautiful!
Check out Ms. Perry’s message for Ellen!
Thursday, April 16th
1st seating: 5:00
2nd seating: 6:00
$1 per person
Due to limited space and time, reservations are required and are limited to Tilton Tiger immediate family. Forms were sent home earlier this week and we’ve already had a huge response! Don’t miss out! Reserve your seats soon! Deadline is April 2nd!