Schools will close early on Friday, Dec. 20, to begin the holiday recess. Students will return to school on Jan. 2.
Before they enjoy a winter break, students will participate in the following holiday events, to which friends and family are invited:
Dec. 7, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Golden Hill School, 145 Boardman St.
Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Santa. This is a fundraiser for Golden Hill School. Breakfast of pancakes and juice is $3 per person or $12 for a family of five. Final pancake orders taken at 10 a.m. Coffee and cocoa will be available for $1 a cup. Photos with Santa are $3. Tickets will be sold for grab bags, games and crafts, children’s books, face painting and raffles. Students cannot be dropped off. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. Golden Hill School, 145 Boardman St.
Holiday Concert Third- and fourth-grade students will perform songs of the season.
Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Silver Hill Charter School, 675 Washington St.
Winter Concert Second- and third-graders along with the Select Chorus perform.
Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Pentucket Lake School, 252 Concord St.
Holiday Movie Night Sponsored by the PTO. There will also be a basket raffle.
Dec. 10, Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St.
“Christmas Carol” Field Trip Fifth-graders will attend a performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the North Shore Music Theatre. The timely trip is a finale to their literature unit focusing on point of view, inferencing and drawing conclusions.
Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Haverhill High School, 145 Monument St.
Opening Night of “A Christmas Carol” annual holiday performance by the HHS Drama Club assisted by several elementary and middle school student actors. The story of Scrooge, written by Charles Dickens, comes to life in this elaborate production. Performances continue Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission; $5 for senior citizens and students.
Dec. 12, 6 p.m., Consentino Middle School, 685 Washington St.
Family Dinner with Santa This is for kindergartners through fourth-graders and their families. It includes academic activities for the kids and everyone gathers to hear “The Polar Express” read. Not to mention, a very important visitor makes an appearance!
Dec. 12, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Pentucket Lake School, 252 Concord St.
Holiday Concert Students in kindergarten, first- and second grades will perform for family and friends, once in the morning and again in the evening.
Dec. 16, Consentino Middle School, 685 Washington St.
Holiday Concerts Kindergarten through grade 4 perform at 9:30 a.m. Grades 5-8 perform at 7 p.m. The Chorus and Charged Up band perform as the headliners, under the direction of Ruth Cranton.
Dec. 16, Walnut Square School, 645 Main St.
Little Elves Shoppe During school hours, the PTO will open a shop for students who wish to buy gifts for family and friends. Shopping days continue on Dec. 17 and 18.
Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. Golden Hill School, 145 Boardman St.
Holiday Concert Performances by kindergarten through Grade 2.
Dec. 17 through 19, Pentucket Lake School, 252 Concord St.
Holiday Shoppe During school hours, the PTO will open a shop for students who wish to buy gifts for family and friends.
Dec. 17, 9 a.m., JG Whittier Middle School, 256 Concord St.
Holiday Concert Fifth- and sixth-grade band students will perform songs of the season. Parents and friends are invited to attend.
Dec. 18, 9:30 and 10:15, Nettle Middle School, 150 Boardman St.
Holiday Band Concerts Two 20-minute presentations
Dec. 18, 10 a.m., Tilton School, 70 Grove St.
Winter Concert First-graders will perform for the rest of the school. Family and friends are invited, too!
Dec. 19, Hunking Middle School, 100 Winchester St.
Winter Band Concerts The Hunking Beginning Band and Advanced Band ensembles will perform three concerts for classmates and parents beginning at 9:30 a.m. (for Grade 6), at 10:30 a.m. (for Grade 7) and at 1 p.m. (for Grade 8). Parents are welcome to attend any of the performances. The concerts will feature holiday music and selections from Hillies football games and the Santa Parade.
Dec. 19, 10 a.m. Walnut Square School
Holiday Concert Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 will perform songs of the season at the New Life Christian Assembly Church at 986 Main St., in Haverhill. The concert is being held off school grounds to provide a venue large enough for family and friends to come watch the performance.