Caleb Dustin Hunking School


Free Meal Pickups Run Daily from 11:00 am. – 1:00 pm

SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision


Caleb Dustin Hunking bears a close relationship to Haverhill’s most historical character, being a direct descendant of Hannah Duston. Born in Hill, New Hampshire February 24, 1805, he attended Franklin Academy, Franklin, New Hampshire for a short time after which teaching occupied several years of his early life. Removing to Haverhill he became one of the best known and esteemed shoe manufacturers in this City. In 1855 he became the first man from Haverhill to sit on the Governors Council and in 1857 served in the State Senate. Later he was “Justice of the Peace and Quorum for all of the Counties of the Commonwealth.” In 1847 he built a home at the corner of Merrimack and How Streets where the Masonic Temple now is. When the Business Section expanded from Water Street to Merrimack Street in 1871 the house was moved to Main Street. In 1923 it was sold to the American Legion for use as a home. Expanding his shoe business he built “the Granite Front” a business block at 68-84 Merrimack Street where he occupied the upper floors, renting the street floor to R. H. Macy who later sold his business here and moved to New York where he established and built up the spectacularly successful department store bearing the name of “Macy’s.” A substantial amount of capitol is said to have been supplied by his friend Caleb Hunking.…..

excerpted from the Dedication, March 16, 1960

  • Grab and Go Meals Throughout the Summer

    Hello Haverhill families,

    Our meal distribution sites at Hunking School, Consentino School, Nettle School, J.G. Whittier School, the YMCA with the addition of Haverhill High School will continue providing Grab-n-Go meals throughout the summer. As a reminder bagged meals are available to any Haverhill child from birth to 18 years old (you do NOT have to be enrolled as a Haverhill Public Schools student). The sites operate daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Each student is entitled to 1 breakfast pack and 1 lunch pack per day and additional meals will be provided on Friday for the weekend.  We allow for 1 family member to pick up for multiple children (not all family members need to go to the pick-up site).

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding food service, please ask your site workers or send an email to or

  • Summer Reading Information

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I hope this email finds you and your families safe and well during this difficult time. Thank you so much for your continued support in assisting your child with remote learning. Our online reading resources have been utilized by the children and I want to acknowledge your assistance for making this happen.

    As the school year winds down, it is so important for children to continue reading during this time. A Summer Reading List has been put together based on Grade Levels for your children. These books are available at the Haverhill Public Library for Curbside Pick-up as well as on-line with the use of a library card. The following websites can be accessed:

    · Username: hunking

    · Password: trial

    · Username: engaged

    · Password: learning and click “Log In”

    · Username: continue

    · Password: reading – Just click on the link – This is what the students have been using since we began remote learning

    In addition, the Haverhill Public Library has graciously assisted us with this process and along with this email are resources they have provided for you to use as well.

    As mentioned, the Reading Lists are grouped by Grade Levels. These books are suggestions and organized in various genres that might interest your child/ren. Here are some ways in which your child/ren and you can enjoy reading this summer:

    · read a book to a child if the reading level is too difficult and he/she wants to listen to you read

    · read a book with your child and discuss the characters and events as they happen in the story

    · have a “family reading night” where everyone reads his/her own book

    · read 1 of your favorite books as a child to your child/ren and talk about why it is 1 of your favorites

    · ask your child/ren “why” questions about the book – this will give more than 1 word answers

    · have the child/ren point to evidence in the book that support their answer

    When a book is completed – have your child/ren write down the name of the book and keep a list of all the books that you read this summer. Sign your name after each book. When we return to school – we will tally up the number of books your child/ren read and hand out raffles and prizes.

    Most importantly, have fun with your child/ren – laugh and learn. Enjoying a book can open up so many exciting paths for all.

    Have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Keep reading and smiling!

    My best,

    Estimados Padres y Tutores,

    Espero que este correo electrónico los encuentre a usted y a sus familias sanos y salvos durante este momento difícil. Muchas gracias por su continuo apoyo para ayudar a su hijo(a) con el aprendizaje remoto. Nuestros recursos de lectura en la internet han sido utilizados por los niños y quiero agradecer su ayuda para que esto suceda.

    A medida que termina el año escolar, es muy importante que los niños continúen leyendo durante este tiempo. Se ha preparado una lista de lectura de verano basada en los niveles de grado para sus hijos. Estos libros están disponibles en la Biblioteca Pública de Haverhill y se los pueden dar en la acera, así como por la internet con el uso de una tarjeta de la biblioteca. Se puede acceder a las siguientes paginas web:

    · Username / Nombre de usuario:: hunking

    · Password / Contraseña: trial

    · Username / Nombre de usuario: engaged

    · Password / Contraseña: learning

    www.mycapstonelibrary.comy haga clic en “Iniciar sesión”

    · Username / Nombre de usuario: continue

    · Password / contraseña: reading solo haga clic en el enlace Esto es lo que los estudiantes han estado utilizando desde que comenzó el aprendizaje a distancia

    Tambien, la Biblioteca Pública de Haverhill nos ha ayudado gentilmente con este proceso y junto con este correo electrónico hay recursos que han proporcionado para que usted también los use.

    Como se mencionó, las listas de lectura están agrupadas por niveles de grado. Estos libros son sugerencias y están organizados en varios géneros que le pueden interesar a sus hijos. Aquí hay algunas formas en que su hijo(a) y usted pueden disfrutar de la lectura este verano:

    · léale un libro a un niño(a) si el nivel de lectura es demasiado difícil y él / ella quiere escucharlo leer

    · lea un libro con su hijo(a) y hable de los personajes y los eventos a medida que suceden en la historia

    · tengan una “noche de lectura familiar” donde todos leen su propio libro,

    · lean uno de sus libros favoritos cuando era niño(a) a sus hijos y hablen sobre por qué era su favorito

    · hagale preguntas de “por qué” al niño(a)/ niños(as) sobre el libro: esto hara que la respuesta sea de más de 1 palabra

    · haga que el niño(a)/ niños(as) señale la evidencia en el libro que respalde su respuesta.

    Cuando termine el libro haga que su hijo(a) escriba el nombre del libro y mantenga una lista de todos los libros que leyó este verano. Firme su nombre en la lista después de cada libro. Cuando regresemos a la escuela, calcularemos la cantidad de libros que leen sus hijos y daremos tickets para rifas y premios.

    Lo más importante, diviértase con su hijo(a) y aprenda. Disfrutar de un libro puede abrir muchos caminos emocionantes para todos.

    Que tengan un verano seguro, feliz y saludable. ¡Siguan leyendo y sonriendo!

    Les Deseo lo mejor,

    Helene M. Levine

  • June 14, 2020 A Message from the Principal & Summer Reading

  • Yearbooks

  • Consent to Tape

  • Home Learning Resources

    Mental Health Resource: Lahey Behavioral Health 978.521.7777


    The following link provides Enrichment Resources that HPS has compiled:

    The following link provides Educational Resources that the MA Department of Education has complied:


    Hunking Highlights:

    Music with Mrs. Rico, Hunking Music Teacher!

    Reading with Mrs. VanDoren, Hunking Special Education Teacher!

    In honor of World Down Syndrome Day Mrs. VanDoren read a special story Love Is:

    Ms. McKean and Ms. Brooks created a calendar of Occupational Therapy activities: Occupational Therapy Hunking

    Physical Education activities: Physical Education Activities

    Tie Dye with Mr. Rosa, Hunking Art Teacher! The following link is to Mr. Rosa’s YouTube page:

    He will do lessons daily at 11:00am (except grade 3 will be at 10:00am):

    Monday – Kindergarten

    Tuesday – Grade 1

    Wednesday – Grade 3

    Thursday – Grade 4 & 5

    Friday – Grade 6

    Specials Bingo: Specials Bingo Hunking



  • *****FLU ALERT***** SEE ABOVE

  • Kindergarten Registration Information

  • A Message from the Superintendent



    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. To that end, we continuously review our policies and practices to ensure that recent research and data support the policies we employ. The US Department of Education, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FEMA and the FBI all recommend having active plans that include decision making and options rather than traditional school lockdown in the unlikely event of a school intruder.

    As you may know, Haverhill Public Schools has adopted ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), a nationally recognized program. ALICE is a proactive set of responses to an active school intruder event which empowers individuals in crisis situations to be prepared to consider all options.

    The school district will be providing two School Safety Information Nights that will give parents and community members an opportunity to learn about ALICE.  These forums will include timelines on the implementation of educating our students prior to conducting our first student drill in November 2019.

    Parent Informational Nights will be held on the following dates:

    10/21/19        Hunking School:              5:00pm-6:30pm

    10/22/19        Consentino School:         7:00pm-8:30pm

    If you have questions or would like more information, please consider joining us at one of our  Informational Nights. Spanish interpreter services will be available on both Informational Nights. More information about ALICE is also available at:


    Margaret Marotta, Ed. D
    Superintendent of Schools

  • Hunking Start and End Times

    School begins at 8:30am

    Dismissal is at 2:45pm

    Half Day dismissal is at 11:05am

    Please remember the directions for arrival and dismissal.  Student safety is of the utmost importance! In particular:

    • DO pick up your students at 2:45.  There is no supervision after school.

    • DO NOT dismiss your student early so you don’t have to wait in line.  If you have a valid reason to dismiss your child, please do so before 2:30

    • DO NOT drop off students at the front door.  Upper school enters at their end of the building and lower school enters at their end.

    • DO get your student to school before 8:30

    • DO keep your speed at or under 10 MPH!

    • DO NOT pick up or drop off students anywhere but the designated area, for everyone’s safety.

    • DO be considerate of neighbors of the school and avoid parking or walking on lawns.  Revere St. is not a designated parking lot.

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