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
Message from the Principal
September 20, 2017
Greeting Moody preschool families. A warm welcome to you all and I hope that the school year is off to a great start for you and your family. It seems as though everyone has made a smooth transition. Students have been learning the routines and listening to wonderful stories. I have enjoyed getting to know the children and parents. I’m the building Principal for the district’s early childhood schools including Moody Preschool. If you have any questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or myself a call.
You may call the school and leave a message for me with Mrs. Lisa Collins, the Principal Clerk. Mrs. Lynne Murray is the Head Teacher at Moody School and she is working closely with me to support the students and staff. If you are unable to reach me, you may contact Mrs. Murray. Mrs. Heather Azzarito is our building nurse and you may contact her if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health.
Over the next two months, students will explore a fall/autumn theme on apples and pumpkins including lessons on leaves and trees. Our school goal is to create an educational partnership with you and your child that will foster a passion for learning. It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. We will post classroom activities and announcements on the school web page. Whether you are a classroom volunteer or a member of the PTO, you are encouraged to be involved. Through our partnership, the staff and I will ensure that our common goal is to have your son/daughter reach his/her full potential.
Welcome to Moody! 2017-2018
Haverhill Public Schools
59 Margin Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
Principal: Maureen Gray
Head Teacher: Lynne Murray
Principal Clerk: Lisa Collins
School Nurse: Heather Azzarito
Custodian: Kevin Garrett
Teachers: Lynne Murray – Room 101, Kristen Seferlis – Room 102, Bernadette Roy – Room 103, Danielle Gregoire – Room 104, Breanna Ferguson – Room 105, Alyssa Dolan – Room 10, Alyssa Proia – Room 11, Laurie Barlow – Room 201, Michelle Jondle – 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 2017-2018 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:
- Sturdy lunch box for snack
- 2 pocket folder
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.
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!
WE’RE OFF TO A GREAT START!!!!
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!
Who knew Learning could be Soooo much Fun!
How Children Learn at Moody School
Moody School Brochure and Flyer
Moody Preschool Open House Please click on link to open flyer. Thank you.
Box Tops $ For Education
Please remember to clip, save, and send to school with your child. Thank you.
Box Tops $ for Education is offering multiple sweepstakes. Please log into http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonus-box and select Moody School as your school. If you do not have an account, please support the school by signing up for a free account. You can enter each sweepstakes once per day. As always, we wish to thank you for your continued support.
Preschool Tuition Information
Tuition payments are due on the 1st day of each month. We accept only checks or money orders made payable to the Haverhill Public Schools. Please include your child’s name on the memo section of your check. Monthly tuition is $320. If you wish to request a reduction in tuition, please provide the office with the following information: Pages 1 and 2 of your signed Federal 1040 tax return along with a copy of a month’s pay stubs. Families will be responsible for the full tuition payment until an application for reduced tuition is approved. Families that do not honor their tuition commitment will be contacted directly to determine if unpredictable circumstances have limited their ability to pay or if an alternative payment option can be arranged. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you.
A Note From Nurse Heather
Due to the increasing number of life threatening food allergies, we will no longer be allowing any food items to be sent in for birthday or holiday celebrations. However, if you would like to send in non-food related items, please do so. This is an effort to keep all children safe, as well as support Haverhill Public School’s Wellness Policy. Thank you.
Moody School Developmental Playgroup
Haverhill Public Schools recognizes that many preschool children will benefit from participating in challenging and enjoyable activities that explore the world around them. The program’s curriculum will provide opportunities for fine and gross-motor development, social and emotional development, language and communication development, and pre-reading skills. The playgroup will run from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Haverhill Public Schools prides itself on providing children with a safe and caring environment. Each of the Moody School teachers hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Prior to the onset of playgroup sessions, parents will need to sign the Playgroup Permission form. This form specifies the purpose and description of the playgroup, guidelines to follow (i.e. cancellations, times, dates, and venue and school contact person), relevant medical information about the child and contact information in the event of an emergency. These services, offered by the Haverhill Public Schools, are subject to availability and other resources.
Please note, a child who attends Moody Preschool’s playgroup is not enrolled in Haverhill Public Schools. For more information, please call Moody School office at (978) 374-3459.