Tilton Elementary School
February 11, 2015
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
PARCC Parent Information Night
Please click on the link for important information regarding the PARCC parent night on Wednesday, March 4th.
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!
Title 1 Mad Science Night!
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!
Super Bowl Spirit
Jerry Pallotta’s visit to Tilton!
In November, famed author Jerry Pallotta visited Tilton School to share some of his books with our students. He did a lively presentation, getting many of our Tilton Tigers involved. After his presentation, there was a meet and greet where he spoke to each student purchasing a book and wrote personal messages to them. Families also enjoyed some icre cream before the presentation. This visit was part of our Title 1 Family Nights.
Danielle Niles Visits Tilton!
Click the link below for details regarding our visit with Danielle Niles! Be sure to tune in to see our Tilton Tigers!
Patriots Red, White, and Blue Day!
Discovery Club Service Project
Students at Tilton School’s Discovery program were working on a Community Service project with literacy as a foundation. This special project incorporated literacy, art, and community service.
- Introduction: Children in grades 1-4 were read the book: The Pumpkin Quilt by Deborah Turney Zagwyn – Briefly: A young girl cuts squares from her beloved quilt to cover pumpkins in her family pumpkin patch so that they won’t freeze and can be carved into jack-o-lanterns. The pumpkins are grateful for her care and she learns a valuable lesson about giving.
- Phase I: Children gave a written response. Grades 1&2 wrote about a cherished item. Grades 3&4 wrote from the perspective of the pumpkins in the story.
- Phase 2: Children made “quilt squares” to cover their writing. All quilts were mounted for display in the school. Visitors are encouraged to lift the quilt squares and read the paragraph that is covered.
- Phase 3: Children worked on making blankets (large and small) to donate to the Haverhill Community.
- Culminating Activity: Members of The Haverhill Fire Department came in to accept the donation of a dozen large sized blankets. The Firefighters told the students that they would carry the blankets on the fire truck and when they encountered people who needed to be warm (whether from a fire or car accident) they would proudly give the blankets that the children made. The smaller blankets were donated to the Pregnancy Care Center on Main St. in Haverhill.
Mrs. Patti Sullivan and Mrs. Jill Whelan designed and led this in-depth project for all students enrolled in Tilton’s Discovery Club program. Discovery Club at Tilton School is held 5 days a week from the close of school until 5:15 p.m.. Currently there are 80 students enrolled in the afternoon program.
Quotes from students:
“I like the idea that we are being helpful to others.” Brayden Guertin-Dit-Milette (gr 4)
“I really liked designing my quilt and writing my story.” Jennalyse Sierra (gr 4)
“We did this project to help people with our blankets. I liked making the blankets and I really liked tying the knots!” Erick Merino (gr 4)
Tips to help your childDear Parents/Guardians of students in grades K-1,Did you know?Research shows that children who read to—or with—someone at home make more progress than those who don’t share reading at home.Becoming a successful reader and writer has been shown to be the most important ability for later success in education, employment and future life.It all starts at home with young children communicating with siblings and adults. Talking helps children expand their vocabulary and understanding of the world. And it helps them develop as readers.Now, here are some things you can do to help make reading more enjoyable for your child:
You can also help at home to develop your child’s interest in writing. Writing should be fun! When your child draws a picture, encourage him/her to write something about the picture. Praise your child’s efforts and don’t expect all the words to be spelled correctly.These are some things you can do to make writing enjoyable for your child:
- Read to your child before bedtime.
- Turn the TV off when you are reading to your child.
- Talk about the story and the pictures while you read. Ask your child to find things in the pictures.
- Let your child read along, even if he or she is not really reading.
- Praise your child’s interest in the story.
- Supply some blank paper and crayons, pencils or markers for your child to use.
- Encourage your child to write lists, telephone messages, letters, stories, etc.
- Ask your child read his/her writing to you.
- Make labels for things in your house or things your child draws.
- Write letters or cards to each other.
- Make a list of things together, such as things-to-do or a shopping list.
- Help your child with his/her homework.