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  • Harrington Happenings

    May 26, 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.”


    Memorial Day


    Dear Harrington Families,


    A reminder that in honor of Memorial Day that there is NO SCHOOL this Monday, May 29th.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th.


    Thank you to all of the men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. We appreciate all you have done and all you continue to do for us.



    Mr. LaCava                                                   






    The Word of the Week winners for the word “stagnant” were Calley Doyon-Grade 1; Evan Wilson-Grade 2 and Xexilya Herrera-Grade 4.  The word this week was “mention”




    Congratulations to Mrs. Imbriaco’s classroom for hosting STRIPES and Mrs, Carey’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:  Aryan Kaslreddy; Lily Schauffele; Molly Costa; Calley Doyon; Lucas Tengan; Jason Maxon;Ava Donato


    Grade 2: Chase Kostka; Andrew Jadorimo; William McNeal; Katelyn Scomis; Kyra Ward; Lily White; Adam Weller-Fahy; Krystina Malinowski


    Grade 3:  Makenna Lindblom; Aliana Jere-Liles; Suraj Seeram; Molly Mahoney;Ann Solakhian; Rose Tambone; Logan Kowalik


    Grade 4: Kaitlyn Green; Ellis Lee; Shawn Buonarosa; Connor Sherman; Ashwin Choudhury; Abby LoPresti; Quinn Carroll




    The foundation has now been set so they are done with this phase of the project on the side of the building. There will not be any other work done until the modular units arrive after school gets out.  In the meantime, they have begun working on leveling the area in the back of the building for the new playground! As a result, we have moved our outside recess back to the side of the building as there is no construction going on.   When the modular units arrive after school gets out, our parking lot will be closed off until they are placed on the foundation. I will continue to keep you updated each week or if something come up will let you know right away about any changes/updates you should know about.




    We had a successful few days of Kindergarten screening for our incoming K students. It was nice to welcome all of our new families and look forward to seeing them in the fall!




    A flyer was sent home with students in Grades K and 1 this week about a summer reading program with the Chelmsford Library.  The date was incorrect on the original flyer—attached is the correct date—June 1st and information.




    Congratulations to our 4th grade students for a wonderful Spring Concert on Monday night! They did an awesome job! Thanks to Miss Rubin, Mrs. Comeau and Ms. Roeder for preparing our students!




    Our amazing Harrington Art Show will take place next Thursday, June 1st from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Harrington Cafeteria.  Mrs. Aker has been preparing some outstanding student artwork! We look forward to seeing you there!




    Attention parents of Fourth Graders: On Tuesday, May 30th and Friday, June 2nd afternoon we will be decorating the fourth grade class gift: a buddy bench!! Each child's handprint will be on the bench which will be placed on the new playground. Due to time constraints, we will only be decorating on these days.




    On Friday we had a Reading Challenge “Kick off” assembly for our Grades 1-4 students! This year the theme is SPACE! Our goal is as a school to read 2,000 hours by next Friday, June 2nd!  Please ask your student how we will accomplish this and happy reading!




    Greetings Harrington Families! The long weekend is here; let’s hope the sun comes out so we can all enjoy it!! We’re getting close to the end of the year so please see below for some fun end of the year events. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend while remembering and honoring those who have served in our military and have fought for our freedom.


    Save the Dates


    Art Show and Bake Sale: June 1st – This is a great night showcasing art projects that have been done throughout the year by all of the Harrington students.  Our wonderful Art Teacher, Amy Aker works with our kids and really taps into their creative abilities. Please come out to see the show that will be displayed in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 pm and while you’re there, stop by the HPTO table for some delicious treats at our Bake Sale. We hope to see you there!


    Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle –June 15th Our annual event will take place on Thursday, June 15th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Harrington cafeteria and gym. Like last year, all Ice Cream will be FREE so bring your appetites. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Marcella Kranz at


    Spinners – June 24th What a great way to end the school year with a baseball game! Chelmsford families have been invited to attend this game and this year Harrington will be holding the American Flag during the Star Spangled Banner! The order forms were due today but if you forgot no worries, please contact Marcella Kranz at if you would still like to get your orders in by Tuesday, May 30th. Tickets will be going home on June 16th.


    Additional Information


    The Harrington PTO is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Harrington School Scholarship.  There were 23 applications this year, and the choice was difficult!  The scholarship is awarded to former Harrington students who are graduating from CHS with plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Applicants must write a short essay about their favorite Harrington memory, provide a transcript, and delineate volunteer and community activities they are involved in.

    The 2017 winners are Laura Kate Magnuson and Michael Shea.  Both are outstanding students, they have volunteered quite a bit in the community, and they both have plans to attend college in the fall. Laura’s favorite memory of Harrington is from 2nd grade when they wrote pen pal letters throughout the school year and then eventually met their pen pals.  She has volunteered this year in Mr. Wurtzler’s class and helped this year’s students compose those same letters.  Michael’s favorite memory was when the 4th grade opened a time capsule from a previous 4thgrade class and found many historical documents about the school and Chelmsford.  He really enjoyed making a personal time capsule when he was a Harrington student, and he is looking forward to opening it with his family before the CHS graduation ceremony.


    Congratulations scholarship winners!  The entire Harrington community wishes you the best in your future endeavors. Big thanks to Barbara DeFreitas, Justyn Thoren, and Jen Perry for your work on the Scholarship Committee! It is greatly appreciated!


    Box Tops


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

    Last and final collection will be June 19! Thank you


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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?


    "Solve It Like That" Math with Matthew Music Video

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  • ON Stage - CHS Pops 2017, May 17

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  • On Stage

    McCarthy Band Open Rehearsal

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  • Dear Friends of Chelmsford Fine and Performing Arts,


    Please find below a link to episode #63 of the Fine and Performing Arts Department TV Show, Spotlight on Fine Arts. This episode is our annual "Art Extravaganza Show," and features students from all levels sharing their successes related to this year's exhibits and art competitions. As always, Parker Middle School students introduce each segment, and do a great job!


    You can watch the episode here:


    Special thanks to Pete Pedulla and the CTM team for producing another great show.


    Thank you for your ongoing support of our arts programs in the Chelmsford Schools!

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  • On Stage - An A Cappella Extravaganza

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