Hello Haverhill Families,
I hope this letter finds you all well and looking forward to a three-day weekend; the weather forecast seems mild for the weekend, which will be nice to enjoy some time outdoors. Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, commemorated the signing of the Armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day, in the 11th month of 1918, marking the end of World War I. Originally established to honor all who served in World War I in 1954, Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day to honor all Veterans for their sacrifices. We ask you to join us in recognizing and honoring the services and sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made for our country. The extended weekend provides students, families, and staff members with an opportunity to pay tribute to our veterans, participate in community events, and spend quality time with their loved ones. The City of Haverhill will have its Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Mill Brook Park, Vietnam Memorial. Forming up at 9 AM, step off at 10:15 AM, down Mill St., Rt on Water St, on to Merrimack St, & Washington Square for service. For more information and Veterans events, visit the Facebook page of Haverhill Veterans Council.
As we continue in November, check your school calendars and newsletters for the many Thanksgiving Dinners and events that will be coming up. On November 15, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Haverhill High School will host an Open House for families of current 7th & 8th Grade students; this informational night will showcase the opportunities that HHS students have to succeed! Our Health & Wellness Department will host Part 2 of the Fall Caregiver Series – Mental Health Essentials for Parents & Caregivers on November 15, 2023. For more information and to sign up, click here. On November 19, 2023, many of our schools and programs will be marching in the Annual Haverhill Santa Parade; we hope to see you on the route, cheering them on!
We hope you have a meaningful and restful weekend as we remember and honor our Veterans.