MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Hello Hunking Families! I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer despite the uncooperative weather! We are less than 2 weeks away from the first day of school!! I want to welcome all of our new students and families and welcome back everyone else! I am looking forward to another amazing year at Hunking! Now that I have a full year at Hunking under my belt, I feel like a veteran here, and can’t wait to continue the partnership with all of our families and community in order to help all of our students have a safe and successful school year!
Below I have included some important information for everyone to be aware of as you start to prepare for the first day of school….
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Grades 1-8 begin school on Tuesday, August 29th. School hours are 8:30am-2:45pm.
Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 5th.
OPEN HOUSE: Our Open House will be held on the afternoon/evening of Monday, August 28th. Please pay attention to the times below:
Grades 1-4: 4:00-5:00pm
Grade 5: 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 6-8: 5:00-6:00pm
Families will meet in the cafeteria on the night of the Open house for approximately 10 minutes and then will be escorted to their grade level areas.
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: All students should have access to their class assignments (homeroom/classroom teacher) through the school brains portal.
SUPPLY LIST: A supply list has been posted to the Hunking school website.
KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS: K screening info was sent to all families via email. If you have an incoming kindergarten student and have yet to sign up for a screening, Shelley Macrae, from the Hunking school will be calling you to schedule one. Screenings will take place August 29th-31st and we will have a “Meet the Teacher” on Friday, September 1st from 9:00-10:00am.
DEVICE INSURANCE: If you are interested in purchasing insurance for your student’s chromebook, please click here to sign up: https://www.haverhill-ps.org/technology/device-insurance/
LUNCH/RECESS MONITORS: Please be advised that we are still trying to find some lunch & recess monitors. If you are interested, please contact the school directly at 978-374-5787.
HOME VISITS: I want to say thank you to all of the students & families who signed up for a summer home visit. Thank you for welcoming me to your home. I hope that I was able to help ease the transition back into school for your family and answer all of your questions. I appreciate the opportunity to establish and foster connections with each of our families here at Hunking!
2ND ANNUAL HUNKING BLOCK PARTY: Please mark your calendars and save the date, as we plan to host our 2nd annual block party here at Hunking on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00-7:00pm.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY: Have no fear, we have not forgotten about our survey and sharing the results from that survey with our community. Please stay tuned as we finalize the data to be shared out with all families. Your voice and participation with this has helped our planning moving forward. Thank you!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please stay tuned as we close in on the first day of school with any other additional information that may be pertinent for you to know, including but not limited to drop off and pick up procedures.
Please enjoy the final week and a half of summer vacation, and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!!