JGW Family Memo 11/3

Hello JGW Community,



No school: Tuesday Nov. 7th (Election Day) and Friday Nov. 10th (Veterans Day)

Annual JGW Thanksgiving Dinner:

Dear Families,

We are excited to invite you to this year’s Thanksgiving Feast! Join us on Wednesday, November 15th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  It will be a wonderful community event and we look forward to spending the evening with you and your family to share a meal, fun activities, and more

Some highlights of the evening include a

-Complimentary Dinner

-Movie in the gym

-Kids activities and crafts

-Raffles, Scholastic Book Fair and more!

-Enjoy our gently used gift item and coats for the taking

To help us plan for the event, we appreciate any indication you can give of your plans to attend, by completing this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeItLZ1NiwLnPBHQQlBppdrJ-JqNZcT3CBWLqP-ibtXO3dZCw/viewform.  We hope to see you there!

Attendance Matters: Each day your child is not in school is a missed opportunity to learn something they will need to understand more difficult material later. Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade. By 6th grade missing over 10% or 18 days of school a year, is a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. A high school graduate makes a million dollars more than a drop out over a lifetime. These are a few reasons why attendance matters.  Throughout this year our schools will be recognizing our students that work hard to attend and support those students that are struggling.

Thanks to the support of Haverhill Promise and sponsorship of Covanta, Pentucket Bank and Cedars Food there will be giveaways and celebrations at your child’s school.  Please join us in talking to your students about how attending now can help them achieve later.

Site Council Meeting: Wednesday November 8th 5pm-6pm

PTO Meeting: Wednesday November 8th 6pm-7pm

Picture retake: November 9th

Spirit Week: November 20th – November 22nd

Monday November 20th- Crazy Hat Day

Tuesday November 21st-  Pajama Day

Wednesday November 22nd-  Green and White Day- Any scholar wearing green and white or Poet Swag gets five STAR Points

Ski Club sign ups are happening now. Please see Ms. Backstrom in Room 1 for a sign up packet. Sign ups will be open Until November 10th. Ski Club will begin the week of January 5th. Email Ms Backstrom jamie.backstrom@haverhill-ps.org

8th Grade Washington DC Fundraiser: This helps the cost for all scholars


576 Primrose St, Haverhill, MA

WHEN: Sunday, November 5th

Check-In at 1:00, bags fly at 2:00

HOW:  1) Download the Scoreholio app and search for


2) B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Partner)

Raffle prizes and 50/50 Raffle

Email Ms Mackinnon at lmackinnon@haverhill-ps.org

November Important Dates:

November 3rd-5th: Adams Family Play Production

November 5th: 8th Grade Washington DC Fundraiser

November 7th: No school: Election Day

November 9th: STAR Poet Society

November 9th: Picture Retake

November 10th: No School: Veterans Day

November 15th: JGW Thanksgiving Dinner 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

November 22nd: Half Day: Pep Rally

November 23 and 24th: Thanksgiving Break

November 29th: Half Day

Have a great weekend!

Matt Condon