Caleb Dustin Hunking School
CALEB DUSTIN HUNKING
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
A Message from the Principal 10/18/2020
A Message from the Principal 10/12/2020
Thanksgiving Luncheon at The Salvation Army
A Message From the Principal 10/4/2020
Parent Supply Lists
A message from the 5th grade
Team along with some recommended supplies.
We understand so much still needs to be finalized, but the 5th grade teachers realize that many parents are looking for guidance in preparing for this school year and purchasing school supplies. Your child’s backpack will be allowed to and from school but only accessed during scheduled parts of the day as lockers will not be available for use.
Thanks to the PTO each kid will have their own pencil case to remain on their desk and nobody else will touch their supplies on their desk.
We recommend that each student have a 2 inch, 3 ring binder with loose leaf lined paper, a set of binder two pocket dividers. This notebook will be allowed to travel to and from school with your child.
Consider buying the following items to leave in your child’s pencil case:
Pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, colored pencils or crayons, a small hand held pencil sharpener, small scissors, glue sticks and post it notes.
Much of what we do this year will be online and earbuds will be used regularly. We suggest that you get an inexpensive pair of wired earbuds that students can leave in their pencil boxes.
Each child should also bring with them a refillable water bottle clearly labeled with their name on it. They will be able to refill water bottles periodically.
We will be in contact with parents as soon as we get new information on class lists and schedules. Thank you for working together with us.
~ Grade 5 Teachers
**Parents of 6th graders……We as a 6th grade team understand that you are waiting for information, and we appreciate your patience. We have put together a simple list of school supplies that would work for students in either hybrid or remote academy. In order to keep all students and staff as safe as possible we are asking that you be prepared to leave a majority of the supplies in school, rather than transport back and forth. For this reason, we ask that you do not purchase large or expensive items.
Students would need:One subject notebook for each subject (4) OR a 5 subject notebook for allPencilsPensColored PencilsHighlighterssmall scissorsglue stickpost it notes
Much of what we do this year will be online and earbuds will be used regularly. We suggest that you get an inexpensive pair of earbuds that students can leave in their pencil boxes. PTO is donating these pencil boxes and they will not leave the school. They will stay on the child’s desk and no one else will use that desk for the duration of hybrid learning.
We will be in contact with parents as soon as we get new information on class lists and schedules. Thank you for working together with us.~Team 6th Grade
~Amy Sciuto6th MathHunking Middle School
“8th Grade Supply
“Although much still needs to be finalized, the 8th grade teachers recognize that many parents are looking for guidance in preparing for this school year and purchasing school supplies. Because backpacks will be allowed to and from school but only accessed during scheduled parts of the day, we recommend each student have a 2 inch, 3 ring binder with both loose leaf lined and graph paper, 5 3-ring pocket folders, and a set of binder dividers. This notebook will be allowed to travel to and from school with your child.
Thanks to our PTO, each student will have their own pencil case that remains on their desk. (Nobody else will use that desk or the supplies) Consider buying the following items to leave in your child’s pencil case:
Pencils, pens, highlighter(2), a set of colored pencils, and a small hand held pencil sharpener, earbuds.
Much of what we do this year will be online and earbuds will be used regularly. We recommend leaving an affordable pair in the pencil case rather than relying on remembering to bring earbuds back and forth each day. We are happy to help with supplies if needed. Everything is fluid and we would love to give ALL of the answers. Hopefully we will all know soon. Looking forward to a great year!
~ Team Gr8 Teachers
DS Student Supply list
- (1) 1 or ½ inch binder
- (1) pack 5 tab dividers
- (2) plastic 3 hole folders
- Glue Sticks
Below is a list of items that could be donated to the classroom
- Lysol or clorox wipes
- Tissues (small or travel size boxes)
- Hand soap
- Large and small ziploc bags
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).
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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: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/ed-resources.html
Music with Mrs. Rico, Hunking Music Teacher! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JTKXoWPsSU
Reading with Mrs. VanDoren, Hunking Special Education Teacher! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCegpG5u5eqWNUkBF6IWtoxA
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day Mrs. VanDoren read a special story Love Is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wASn-9XkGL4
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1MPQRFBnipWy1bTRlBfj8g
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
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: https://www.alicetraining.com/
Margaret Marotta, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools