Harrington Happenings

March 17, 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.”


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Dear Harrington Families,


What an interesting week with another snow day and delay! However, the students did a great job this week and we saw many students and staff wearing green today! 


I sent home an important letter regarding the upcoming installation of modular classrooms and our playground with the students and via email this afternoon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Have a great weekend!



Mr. LaCava                                                   






The Word of the Week winners for the word “Ingenious” were: Wyatt Brown-Grade 1; Chase Harper-Grade 2; Athvika Varma-Grade 3; Jason Katz-Grade 4; Jack Kranz-Grade 4. The word this week was “hilarious”.




Congratulations to Mrs. Sawyer’s class (K for hosting STRIPES and Mrs. Macallister’s class (Grade 4) for hosting PAWS.




On Monday I will announce our first round of VIP students based on staff recommendations. I look forward to recognizing these students for always showing expected behaviors at school!




With the added snow banks and limited parking, I ask that if you are driving around the building at drop off and/or pick up that you be extra careful in the parking lot.  I also ask that you follow our “traffic flow” since when cars go in the wrong direction is causes more of a back up. Thank you for your assistance.




Today was the last day for Term 2 in Grades 1-4. Parents will be able to view report cards for Term 2 on March 31st.





Greetings Harrington! The calendar may say March but it certainly feels like January out there. It was nice to have a snow day to break up the week but let’s hope that’s it for a while! Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting on Monday. We received some great information regarding the incoming modular buildings as well as the playground relocation project. We were also able to discuss all the fun upcoming events we have planned for the end of the year, it will be here (with some warmer weather hopefully) before we know it! Thank you and have a great weekend!


Square 1 Art


Due to the storm Square 1 Art will be extended until March 24th. Please submit all creations by next Friday. If you have any questions please contact Azra Cosic. Thank you!




The Scholastic Online Fair is still open and you will be able to place orders until March 24, 2017. This offers the children who were not able to attend the fair last week an opportunity to get a great book.  It also gives you a chance to order any books that may have sold out during the in-school event or to just get more books and add on to your own library!  You can get to the Harrington Online Fair atwww.scholastic.com/fair

The Online Fair:

  • Includes an expanded selection of books for all ages—from preschoolers to adults
  • OffersFREE shipping to our school on all orders
  • Is open for an extended time, giving you more days to shop.

As always, all purchases at our Online Fair directly benefit our school library!!

Please contact Michelle Conrad at michelleconrad72@live.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you!!


Dining to Donate


Flyers for our upcoming Dining to Donate at Outback Steakhouse were sent home today. If you did not receive it today you definitely will by Monday! The Outback and their servers have generously donated two hours to The Harrington on Saturday, April 1st between 1pm and 3pm. For lunch you will be able to enjoy their signature Blooming Onion as well as a salad, entrée and unlimited soft drinks. Please return your orders by March 24th so we can be sure to let the manager know how many people will be attending. The HPTO will get a portion of all ticket sales. If you have any questions about this event please contact Robyn Bue (robynbue76@gmail.com) or Marcella Kranz (marcellak13@gmail.com).


Save the Date - 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 will be sent home in the coming weeks. Contact Michelle Conrad with any questions at michelleconrad72@live.com


HPTO Board for the 2017-2018 School Year


We would like to mention that there are still seats open for next years’ HPTO Board. We thankfully have had volunteers for the Treasurer and Secretary positions but we still need a president and Vice President. The PTO serves a very important purpose in our school and without enough members to form a complete board it may not be able to operate next year. You don’t have to do it alone! Many of our members now are sharing the responsibility with another person. So if you have any interest or would like some more information, please come join us at the next PTO meeting or feel free to get in touch with either Jennifer Perry or Marcella Kranz for more information.


Box Tops


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