Building Readers Newsletter



    Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat. Our next chat will be on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics discussed will be academics, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Join us with questions, ideas, and inquiries by adding the hashtag #askCPS to all your tweets at 8p.m. ET on April 26th.

Harrington Announcements

  • Harrington Happenings

    April 7, 2017


    “Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.”


    MCAS This Week


    Dear Harrington Families,


    We started our 4th Grade MCAS this week and the students and staff did an amazing job! This was the first year that 4th graders took the MCAS on computers and adapted very well. Thanks to our 4th grade team and parents for supporting our students. We will finish up the English  Language Arts part of the MCAS for Grade 4 next week. Grade 3 will start their ELA after vacation.


    Have a great weekend!



    Mr. LaCava                                                    






    The Word of the Week winners for the word “topple” were: Eli Mager-Grade 1; Mohamed Boutlane-Grade 2; Vanessa Nuon-Grade 3 and Jennifer Yu-Grade 4.  The word this week was “humdrum”




    Congratulations to Mrs. Mathews class for hosting STRIPES and Mrs Coddaire’s class for hosting PAWS.


    “V.I.P.” MEMBERS


    Congratulations to the following students who were recognized as “V.I.P.’s” this week:


    Grade 1:   Anish Padaria, Emma Williams, Grace Shea, Matthew McCabe; Tessa Rawlings, Anna Autio, Calley Doyon, Avery Sueltenfuss


    Grade 2: Katelyn Scomis; Jack Costa, Alyssa Emerson, Verina Kamel, Charlotte Ware, Sophie Tsay, Cameron Wigmore, Devyn Remeika, Chase Kostka, Tommy Gonsalves


    Grade 3:  Vanessa Nuon, Daniel Scomis, Alison Morales, Tyler Turnbaugh, Quinten Marr, Papa Paintsil, Gavin Lambert, Shivansh Badola, Andrew Morrissette


    Grade 4: Bailey Poirer, Salim Gadiri, Samantha Rigazio, Kai Mackessy, Shreya Madhu, Xexilya Herrera, Jessica Jerusal, Colin Dowd





    We had some work done today (Friday) in preparation for more work to be done this Spring.  Erosion control was done (hay was put on the perimeter of the area). This took place before school started and did not impact our arrival or our ability to use the playground. As of now, the plan is for the playground to be taken down starting Friday, April 28th. We are hoping they can start after school on the 28th and it will be completed over the weekend so students are not in the building during this project.  Special thanks to Gary Persichetti, DPW Director who has been working with me on the schedule so we have minimal disruptions.




    A reminder that we will have 4 full days of school next week. School will be closed on Friday, April 14th and then the following week for our April Vacation.




    A reminder that the Term 2 report cars are now online in X2 for students in Grades 1-4. If you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher.





    Greetings Harrington! April showers bring May flowers so let’s hope we start seeing some after all the rain this week! Thank you to all of those who attended the HPTO meeting this past Monday. For anyone unable to attend but would is interested in what was discussed please get in touch with a Board Member and we would be happy to go over it with you. Our next meeting will be on May 15th, hope to see you there!

    Have a great weekend!!


    Save the Dates


    Harrington PTO Roller Skating Party


    The next Roller Skating Party will be held Monday April 10 from 6-8pm at Roller Kingdom in Tyngsboro. Detailed flyers went home with the children this week. Admission will be $5 per skater and $3 for a Skate Rental (or free to bring your own) All Harrington family and friends are invited. Come and join us for a fun night of skating, karaoke, races,  raffles and more! Please contact Michelle Conrad with any questions at



    Me and My Guy Dance

    Like it’s totally the Me and My Guy Dance! All Harrington Girls (K-4) and their fathers, grandfathers or special guys are invited! Music and Dancing/ Snacks and Punch/ New PRIDE Merchandise / Photo Op with your date. Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6-8. Tickets are $8.00 per person. Deadline is 4/13/2017. We hope to see you there for a totally tubular time! Questions? Contact Jennifer Perry at


    Year Book Information


    Fourth Grade Parents/Guardians


    Thank you to the many children and families who completed the Yearbook information pages and returned them on time!  We know you'll love reading them!


    We are still waiting to receive baby pictures from many families...  The deadline is TODAY!  Please take a minute to get your baby photos and other photos uploaded so that we can put together a full yearbook with everyone included!  Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please contact either Jennie (, Erin  ( or Michelle (


    HPTO Board for the 2017-2018 School Year


    We are very happy to say that the HPTO will have a full Board for the 2017-2018 school year! Thank you to all of those who have volunteered for these very important positions. The current Board members will be working with this new team to ensure the transition is smooth.  If anyone has interest in running an event next school year please get in touch with either Jennifer Perry or Marcella Kranz for more information.  


    Yankee Candle Orders are in!!


    If you placed an order with Yankee Candle you can now pick them up at the school by the doorway near the Cafeteria. If you have any questions regarding your order please contact Robyn Bue ( or Marcella Kranz (


    Box Tops


    Please keep clipping those box tops, they greatly benefit our school!!





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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - PARKER SEND IN MARCH 2016.pdf

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What's on TV?

  • Theater On Stage / "Family Album" Preview Performance Before State Finals
    Home stage preview performance before advancing to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival


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  • On Stage
    "The Thursdays" Competition Set

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    CPS Orchestras MICCA Preview Concert,
    March 29

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