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Tilton Elementary School

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March 30, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 Upcoming Events: 

PARCC Testing in Grades 3 & 4 (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Friday, April 10th)
Students should report to school on time and if at all possible, have no absences. Please remember that students should also have a good night’s sleep, as well as a healthy breakfast.  Together, these are key to your children’s success.  Breakfast is served at Tilton every day at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.
Dr. Seuss Night for students (Grades K-2)Tuesday, March 31st from 6-7:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2015  Report cards issued
Thursday, April 2, 2015 Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-5:30pm
Friday, April 3, 2015 School Closed, Good Friday
Thursday, April 16, 2015  Tilton’s Pasta Dinner (Evening Event) Please RSVP
Dismissal Procedures on Grove Street: Please find a designated parking space on Grove Street or in the school’s parking lot.  Most of the snow has melted and we now have plenty of parking spaces.
The 2014-2015 School Goal at Tilton School is to develop proficient writers.  Teachers are working together to assure that our students become skillful writers.  Children are given writing instruction and practice in writing on a daily basis and all staff members are involved in helping our young children become better writers.  We’re asking children to write in a variety of forms (letters, essays, stories, etc.) and for a variety of purposes (to inform, persuade, describe, etc.).   What matters most in writing are words, sentences and ideas.  Keep in mind that perfection, with regards to mechanics, is a skill that develops slowly.  Try to be patient with your young writer, writing for real purposes is rewarding and takes lots of practice.  Here are some things to do at home to enhance writing skills; share letters from friends and relatives, help with grocery lists, send birthday cards, take down phone messages, prepare invitations for family parties and write thank you notes.
Quick reminder about late arrivals – the school day begins at 9:00 A.M.  Though your child is not marked tardy until 9:15, it is important that instruction be able to begin promptly at 9:00. Lateness is disruptive to your child and to the entire class. Any child entering the building after 9:15 A.M. should go directly to the Main Office to obtain a late pass. All lateness will be noted on the child’s permanent record.  Please note, parents may not accompany their child to their classroom.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office at Tilton School at (978) 374-3475.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Maureen Gray, Principal

Mrs. Erin Mackay, Assistant Principal

 

  • Today’s Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders

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    “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!

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  • Earth Day!

    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!

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  • Check out Ms. Perry’s message for Ellen!

  • Pasta Dinner

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    Pasta Dinner!

    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!

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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    On Tuesday, March 31 from 6:00-7:30, Tilton School will be hosting a birthday party for Dr. Seuss! The event is sponsored by Title 1 and is open to our kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Join us for a fun-filled event for the family. Forms have been sent home. RSVP to reserve your spot for this special event!

  • Wearing of the Green!

    Green was the color of the day at Tilton School on Tuesday, March 17th. Ms. Conway entertained the students with her guitar and beautiful singing. She told stories of leprechauns and Ireland. Mrs. Mackay and Mrs. Hickey seemed to be in competition with each other to see who had the craziest St. Patrick’s outfit!

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Spirit!

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    There’ll be a wearing of the green come next Tuesday, March 17th here at Tilton School. Show us your St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Any green you can find-shirts, hats, pants-Anything goes!

  • PARCC Parent Information Night

    Please click on the link for important information regarding the PARCC parent night on Wednesday, March 4th.

     

    PARCC Parent Information Night

  • 100th Day Canned Food Drive a Success!

    Our Tilton Tigers have risen to the occasion once again! Each grade level was challenged to bring in 100 canned goods to support the All Saints Food Pantry as a way to celebrate our 100th day of school. Not only did every grade level meet that challenge, but exceeded that challenge! Tilton School was able to collect 735 canned goods! Many thanks to our morning Discover Club students for counting all the donations and the afternoon Discovery Club students for packing them up and getting them ready for delivery!

    Jordan can't believe all the cans we collected!

    Jordan can’t believe all the cans we collected!

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    Isabella, Jordan, Aulani, Terrence, Israel, and Mrs. Mackay.

    Isabella, Jordan, Aulani, Terrence, Israel, and Mrs. Mackay.

    Wow! Look at all the canned goods!

    Wow! Look at all the canned goods!

  • Title 1 Mad Science Night!

    CALLING ALL

    3rd & 4th GRADERS!

    Join Mad Science for a night of science fun @ TILTON SCHOOL!

    When: Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @

    6:00 pm in the cafeteria

    FIRE & ICE – a 45-minute, fun-filled, science show in the cafeteria! – LIMITED SPACE! First come, first served. Don’t miss out on the science fun!! – (Sponsored by Title One)

     

    Forms will be sent home soon!

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