Moody Pre-School

The integrated preschool program is open to all children who reside in Haverhill.   Classrooms include children with special needs as well as students who are typically developing.

Teams of teachers, assistants and therapists are always providing motivating, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all students.  The curriculum is challenging and based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.   We believe that an inclusive education provides all children with the opportunity to learn with and from each other.

Applicants for our preschool classrooms must be at least 3 years old by August 31.  Students attend school for 2 ½ hours a day Monday through Thursday.  The morning session runs from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12:45 – 3:15 p.m.  For more information, please contact the office at (978) 374-3484


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  • Educator of the Year Nominee:

    Meredith Wiech

    Moody School


    I would like to nominate my son’s teacher from last year, Meredith Wiech at the Moody School in Haverhill.  She did an amazing job with my son!  She is very loving, caring, kind teacher.  She is a very patient teacher and was always looking for ways to improve my son’s learning experience.  She is a very dedicated teacher and cares for her students’ well being.  My son learned so much in her class.  I think she does a great job and is an amazing teacher.


  • Wayne from Maine

    Wayne from Maine

    Wayne from Maine provided our youngest students an entertaining show January 19th.  All the children enjoyed listening to the special songs.

  • Science Resource Center



    The Moody School is working to create a science resource center for students.  This will help enhance our state science curriculum.

    If you have a student here at the Moody Preschool and / or work for a company that is involved with science, we are hoping to partner up in order to provide the best education possible for our students now and in the future.

    Please contact us at (978) 374-3459 if you are interested in learning more.

    As always, we appreciate your continued support!






     Many THANKS to all that helped make this possible. 



    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Friday, March 17, @ 2:00

    Please Join Us  Please click on the attached link to open.


     Please enjoy the attached article featured in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Click on attached link to open!

    Lawrence Eagle Tribune Article

  • Who knew Learning could be Soooo much Fun!


  • A note from the Occupational Therapy Staff, September 2016

    The OT staff will be visiting the classrooms at the beginning of the year to support the teachers and staff.

    • broken crayonsDon’t be surprised if your students comes home and starts breaking their crayons!

    We are asking teachers, parents and caregivers to have their student(s) use small pieces of crayons (1″ or less) for coloring, drawing and writing.  This will help develop the small muscles of their hand needed for a proper pencil grasp.

    • We are also asking that you encourage your student(s) to color, paint, use chalk on an Easel or Vertical surface (tape Paper to the wall/chalk on a brick wall).  Working at a vertical surface has so many positive benefits!  Just to name a few –
      • Core, Shoulder, and Elbow Stability
      • Wrist Extension
      • Improved Visual Attention

    Strengthening Activities will provide Organization Physically and Mentally: 

    Heavy work such as pushing, pulling and carrying weighted items

    Animal Walks such as Bear walk, Crab walk, Lizard/Combat Crawleasel

    Crawling Games and Activities – make it more challenging and fun piling up couch cushions

    Lying on belly to read a book, puzzle, or even watch T.V.

    Calming Activities to decrease stress and support learning:

    Deep Pressure – Like a big bear hug and getting squished under a ball

    Deep Breathing – Inhale and slowly exhale such as the Balloon Exercises done in class

    Slow rhythmical music

    Slow rocking/swinging in linear movements (front to back and side to side)

    ***Every child is different so all strategies may not work for all children.  Some strategies may work one day, but not another.  Take notice at home what makes your child revved up and what makes your child calm.

    Wish List of Supplies to benefit all children of Moody Preschool

    Clean and Dry Recycled Laundry Detergent Containers, Clean and Dry Recycled Gum Containersorbit gum (2)

    Bags of Play Sand and Rice

    Googy eyes, Pipe Cleaners, Pony Beads, Duct Tape, Pom Poms, Cotton Balls, Glue Sticks

    Baby wipes


    Thank you!  We are looking forward to a great year of growth and development in our young rising Moody stars!  Please call with any questions @ (978) 374-3462

    Christie Broderick, COTA/L & Maureen McKean, COTA/L


    OT.PT Home Activity #1  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/4/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #2  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/17/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #3  Please click on link to open.  Posted 10/31/16

    OT . PT Home Activity #4  Please click on link to open.  Posted 11/14/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #5 Please click on link to open.  Posted 12/7/16

    OT.PT Home Exercise #6  Please click on link to open.  Posted 12/19/16

    OT.PT Home Activity #7  Please click on link to open.  Posted 1/6/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #8  Please click on link to open.  Posted 1/20/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #9  Please click on link to open.  Posted 2/14/17

    OT.PT Home Activity #10  Please click on link to open.  Posted 3/7/2017

    OT.PT Home Exercise #11  Please click on link to open.  Posted 4/3/2017

    OT.PT Home Exercise #12  Please click on link to open.  Posted 4/24/2017

    Moody Preschool Open House 2017



    Please join us on Tuesday, September 20th, at 3:30 p.m.

    We look forward to seeing you there.


    PTO Meeting Notes – September 20, 2016

    We wish to thank everyone that was able to attend our first PTO meeting yesterday.  Your interest and support benefits the students and staff at Moody School in so many ways.  We also wish to especially thank Nicole Carlow and Nora Schuetze, 2015-2016 PTO officers, who attended this meeting to provide guidance and to discuss the many functions the PTO has.

    With your input, we have made the following plans:

    • PTO meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 in the gym.  The next meeting will be October 11th.
    • Our PTO president will be Ryan White.  The co-treasurer / secretaries will be Ashley Derman-Swift and Erin Parks.  Jen Lyons has volunteered to lead the Scholastic Book Fair and Jennifer Brown will continue the Box Top project.  The Moody School Staff wishes to extend our sincere appreciation for their help.
    • The fall fest has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27th, and the Scholastic Book Fair will take place from October 28th through November 4th.

    Please feel free to contact me or any or the Moody School staff with any suggestions.  Again, we wish to thank you for your participation.

    Lynne Murray, Head Teacher

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    Meeting Notes – October 11, 2016

    • The PTO will supply 2 large pumpkins for each classroom to support our curriculum unit.
    • The Fall Fest will be held on Thursday, October 27th.  Plans will include indoor and outdoor activities such as wagon/hayrides, pumpkin bowling, leaf stamps, pumpkin masks, play dough, hide and find leaf bins, and class photograph.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear black and orange to celebrate this event.  Volunteers with an approved CORI on file are needed.  Please check with Mrs. Collins in the Moody School office.
    • The Scholastic Book Fair will be open from October 28th through November 4th.
    • Family Pizza Night / Book Fair will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Staff and volunteers with an approved CORI on file are needed.
    • The PTO will be hosting a bake sale on Election Day (November 8th).  Donations of baked goods will be greatly appreciated.
    • The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 3:30.  We hope you are able to join us.

    As always, we wish to thank you for continued support.

    Meeting Notes – November, 2016

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    • The PTO is actively working to obtain a non profit status.
    • Fall Fest was a huge success!  Students and staff enjoyed a day of fall activities.
    • Jen Lyons did a great job running the book fair.  Thank you Jen for all your time.  It is greatly appreciated.
    • On November 3rd, staff, students and their families enjoyed an evening of pizza, raffles, browsing the book fair and socializing.  A great time was had by all.
    • There will be a bake sale held on election day, Tuesday, November 8th.  Donations of baked goods will be accepted in the office.
    • Orders from the Yankee Candle Fund raiser arrived this week.  The fundraiser raised approximately $700.
    • Jen Brown is coordinating a fundraiser with Chunky’s Cinema.  A flyer will be going home with your child soon.
    • The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th, at 3:30.

    Thank you for your participation and support.  Without you working with us, these activities would not be possible!

    Meeting Notes – December, 2016

    • Wayne from Maine is schedule for Thursday, January 19.  Snow date will be Thursday, January 26.
    • Curious Creatures will be scheduled for March.
    • The PTO is planning to host a family event in May at the Scholastic Book Fair.  They will be contacting the “Bubble Man” for this event.
    • The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, at 3:30.  We hope to see you there.

    Meeting Notes – January, 2017

    • The Moody School Staff is working diligently to create a new and updated science resource center for students.  This will help enhance the state mandated science curriculum.  The PTO will help fund this project.
    • Wayne from Maine is scheduled for Thursday, January 9.
    • Curious Creatures will be scheduled for March.  Date TBA.
    • There was some discussion about bringing back the event “Someone to Love Dance”.
    • The spring book fair will run Monday, May 1, through Monday, May 8.  BOGO
    • Thursday, May 4, there will be a family fun night that will include the book fair, ice cream social and entertainment from the Bubble Man.
    • Upcoming fundraisers will include Chocolate Roses for Valentines Day, Chunky Passes, Restaurant Night and a Spring Flower sale.
    • The next PTO meeting is schedule for Tuesday, February 14, @ 3:30.  All are welcome!

    Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2017

    • PTO donated $1,000 to the STEM program and $250 to the OT Department.
    • The chocolate rose fundraiser was short a small amount of roses.  We will be ordering the missing roses for the students who orders were tops
    • Box tops earned $153 during the month of January.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO CLIP, SAVE AND SEND IN WITH YOUR CHILD.  Thank you.
    • Flyers for Chunky’s fundraiser have gone home with students.  Orders are due Tuesday, February 28th.
    • Flyers for the Spring Flower fundraiser will go out the end of March.
    • Curious Creatures is schedule for March 2nd.
    • Book Fair is scheduled to run May 1st, through May 8th.
    • Thursday, May 4th, from 5:30 to 7:00 the PTO will have the book fair open, an ice cream social and entertainment from the Bubble Man.
    • The next PTO meeting is schedule for Tuesday, March 14th, @ 3:30.  All are welcome to join.

    Meeting Minutes – March 23, 2017

    • Spring Plant fundraiser forms were sent home this past week.  Please check your child’s back pack.  Orders are due April 7th.
    • The Spring Book Fair  will run May 1st through May 8th.  Volunteers are needed.   Your approved CORI must be on file.
    • Family Fun Night will be held on May 4th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    • All of the Chunky’s tickets were distributed.  Teachers and parents agreed that this was a great fundraiser.
    • The PTO will be supplying sand for the playground sandbox.
    • Field Day is scheduled for June 8th.  Activities will include the water table, fishing with nets, relay races, the parachute, sand box scavenger hunt and freeze pops.  All volunteers must have an up to date CORI on file.
    • The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th.  All are welcome to join.


  • Welcome to Moody!

    Haverhill Public Schools

    Moody Pre-School

    59 Margin Street

    Haverhill, MA 01832

    (978) 374-3459

    Principal:  Maureen Gray

    Head Teacher:  Lynne Murray

    Principal Clerk:  Lisa Collins

    School Nurse:  Heather Azzarito

    Custodian:  Ronald Sullivan

    Teachers:  Lynne Murray – Room 101, Kristen Seferlis – Room 102, Bernadette Roy – Room 103, Danielle Gregoire – Room 104, Breanna Ferguson – Room 105, Alyssa Proia – Room 11, Michelle Jondle – Room 12, Laurie Barlow – Room 201, Stacey Harrison – Room 202, Meredith Wiech – Room 203, Kim Gilmore – Room 204, and Lisa Bongo – Room 205


    Here are some tips to make the transition to school simple and stress free!

    • Check out the 2016-2017 district calendar for school holidays and vacations.
    • Mark important dates such as Open House, Parent/Teacher conferences and school holiday/vacations on a family calendar.
    • Start a folder for school newsletters/calendars and PTO notices/events.

    A student information sheet will be sent home during the first week of school.  Please update school emergency contact and health information.

    The following is a list of school supplies that your child will need:

    • Backpack
    • Sturdy lunch box for snack
    • 2 pocket folder
    • Kleenex

    Please be sure to label them with your child’s name.

    Student drop off:  Staff will greet parents in a designated area outside at 8:50 a.m. for the morning session and 12:40 p.m. for the afternoon session.  Please make every effort to arrive on time so your child receives a full day of school.  Every day counts!  Poor attendance can keep children from reaching academic goals.

    Student dismissal:  Students not taking a bus will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. for the morning session and 3:15 p.m. for the afternoon session by the staff in a designated area outside the school.

  • How Children Learn at Moody School


  • Moody School Brochure and Flyer

    Moody Preschool Open House  Please click on link to open flyer.  Thank you.



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