Bradford Elementary School
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Bradford Elementary School students will enter middle school with the skills and knowledge needed to attain success without remediation. Our students will be able to communicate effectively through verbal and written expression. Our students will be able to analyze and evaluate text in a variety of genres. Our students will possess the skills, knowledge, and conceptual understanding to effectively problem solve in science and mathematics. Our students will understand the benefits and appropriate uses of technology while encompassing the ability to adapt to variation and change. The learning environment at Bradford Elementary School will promote fair and equal opportunities for all students.
We plan to bring all students proficiency and beyond by:
Continually promoting clear high standards for all students.
Using a curriculum framework that is based on performance standards.
Maintaining an aligned curriculum both vertically and horizontally.
Providing quality instructional facilities, materials, and supplies.
Utilizing formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction.
Developing appropriate and effective safety nets for students that require remediation.
Maintain highly qualified staff who are reflective of practice and desires continual renewal.
FREE MEALS – ALL STUDENTS, ALL SCHOOLS
SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision
SPIRIT WEEK will be March 1 – 5:
Monday – Wear Green
Tuesday – Hat Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – PJ Day
Friday – Fun Socks
Mrs. Seibold and Mrs. McGrain showing their spirit!!!
Grade 2 Virtual Author Visit
We are excited to announce that our Grade 2 students will have a very special visit from Author Kathryn Leslie on December 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm.
About Kathryn Leslie
Kathryn Leslie, aka Aunt Katie, is a hobby farmer, budding gardener, amateur seamstress, full-time auntie, and part-time whatever pays the bills. She was born in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, but she now calls the rural mountains of North Carolina home. She currently works for her local school system and is also taking graduate courses to obtain her Master’s of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS). She loves cats, coffee, and working with kids of all ages!
Letter from Diane Seibold, Principal
Dear Bradford Elementary Families,
My name is Diane Seibold and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Bradford Elementary School. I am honored to have been selected to join the Haverhill Public Schools, which is known for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. Over the past 30+ years, I have worked as a special education teacher, school psychologist, special education team chairperson, guidance counselor and principal, butI consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large and teach them growth mindset attitude. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place
in our school community.
Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Bradford Elementary School, and I
will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.
My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. The most crucial part of transitioning back after these unprecedented times will be establishing stability and continuing to foster a safe learning environment for all students and staff. This transitional plan is my first priority.
My greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the mother of five beautiful young adults: Jesse (30), Danielle (29), John Cody (27) and my twins, Natalie and Nicole (24). I am also “Mimi” to Gunnar (3). People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at Bradford Elementary.
Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I will be working most days this summer to ensure for a smooth transition and opening however that may look. Please feel free to email or call me.I look forward to meeting you soon.
Diane D. Seibold
Bradford Elementary Principal
DESE 2019 Annual School Report
Diane Seibold named Bradford Elementary Principal
The Bradford Elementary School staff would like to give a warm welcome to our new Principal, Diane Seibold (pronounced sigh-bold).Ms. Seibold will be coming to us from the Dudley-Charlton School District where she has been Principal of the Dudley Elementary School since 2016.Ms. Seibold has been an educator for over 30 years, Diane began her career as a special education teacher, and has been school psychologist as well as a building based leader.She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from University of Delaware.Ms. Seibold is a data focused leader, who considers the strengths and needs of the whole-child in using data to move student achievement forward.During her time as a school leader and school psychologist she has focused on building systems and structures that support both teaches and students in their growth and learning.Ms. Seibold is universally described as a tireless worker, who focuses of being visible and available in the school community across the school day, while working long hours beyond the school day to assure that the many administrative duties of a building principal are also completed. – Dr. Marotta
A Video Message for Our Bradford Huskies
Registration is Open for Free All Day Kindergarten for September 2020
Registration is now open for free all day kindergarten for September 2020.
Please see the attached flyer for more information:
Additional Learning SuggestionsGood afternoon families.As we come to the end of our first week of the school dismissal, I wanted to share with you two resources that may provide support as you navigate this time at home. As I mentioned in my last message, we are committed as a school to provide additional academic and social/emotional opportunities for all. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Staff has been doing an amazing job to answer questions, check in with families, and keep a sense of normalcy to this uncertain time. We are here for you and will continue to show our support. We miss you all and hope to see everyone soon.Mrs. McGrain and the Bradford Elementary Staff
Music Home Activities
Message From Mrs. McGrain and Bradford Elementary Staff
Monday March 16, 2020
Dear Bradford Elementary School Families,
We hope this letter finds you well and that you are all healthy. Unfortunately, we are in the midst of uncharted waters as we are faced with the COVID-19 epidemic. We will continue to keep you updated and informed via email during the next three weeks.
Earlier today, the Bradford Elementary School staff met to brainstorm a list of digital/online resources for students to access at home. If students do not have access to devices and/or you would like your child(ren) to have paper/pencil work to complete at home, grade-level “Practice at Home” review packets will be available (located in our main entrance foyer) and can be picked up tomorrow, Tuesday March 17, between the hours of 9:00-11:00. Students are not required to complete these packets as they will not be graded.
Additional Academic Resources:
- The HPS Curriculum Department has partnered with Haverhill Community TV to air educational programming. This information will be available on the district website in the coming days.
- Various curriculum materials have been added to the HPS website under “Supportive Home Learning Resources” found at the following link: https://www.haverhill-ps.org/supportive-home-learning-resources/
- Students may access any of the online programs used in schools such as EnVisions, ST Math and STEMScopes using their regular HPS username and password. The launchpad containing those links can be found at the following link: https://home.haverhill-ps.org
- Please also refer to the Bradford Elementary School website for additional information regarding other home activities/resources https://bradford.haverhill-ps.org/
We feel that it is in all our students’ best interest to stay engaged in learning during this time, but we recognize that this is a difficult time for all, therefore, students who do not participate will not be penalized.
Additional District-Wide Information:
Food Support for Students: We have worked with food services to develop essential services for students experiencing food scarcity and food insecurity to have access to food stations (during this closure) that will comply with social isolation expectations but still allow kids to eat. We are committed to providing access to the nutrition our students need during this extended emergency districtwide closure. We will be offering meals for pick up at 4 sites. We will run them daily from 11:00 am. – 1:00 pm beginning Monday March 16. We The locations are:
- The Consentino School – 685 Washington Street
- The Nettle School – 150 Boardman Street
- The YMCA – 81 Winter Street
- The Boys and Girls Club – 55 Emerson Street
All children of Haverhill (age 1 – graduation) – regardless of the school attended (HPS, Hillview Montessori, Whittier Vocational Technical, Sacred Heart etc.) will be served. Each child may take a lunch and a grab and go breakfast for the following morning each day. For the most up to date information visit the district website, haverhill-ps.org
In addition, please note Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service. After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer. You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
We truly appreciate the continued support we have received from the Bradford Elementary School community over the past few days. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if there is anything that you need. We are committed to providing our students with the best academic and social/emotional learning opportunities. To quote Albert Einstein, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Let us take this opportunity to come together and remain positive. Stay healthy and safe!
Mrs. McGrain and the Bradford Elementary Staff