FAMILIES AND KIDS
Haverhill Senior Baseball: Haverhill Senior Baseball will hold registration sessions for Spring 2012 baseball on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. The league has divisions for players age 13 and players ages 14 to 15. For more information contact Larry O'Brien at 978-373-6982 or Dan Francescone at 978-807-5068. Registration forms are available online at haverhillseniorbaseball.com.
HVM Enrollment: Hill View Montessori Charter Public School is holding Enrollment Information Sessions to inform prospective parents/caregivers about 2012 enrollment opportunities. HVM is a public, tuition-free school that offers a public Montessori educational option to the Haverhill community. The school opened in 2004 and currently enrolls 296 students in grades K-8. HVM offers a Montessori-based education enhanced to ensure alignment with the Common Core Curriculum. The school offers full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and childcare. To learn more, please attend an Enrollment Information Session. The session will be held at the school at 75 Foundation Avenue in the Ward Hill Business Park, Haverhill for March 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Circus coming to town: The Yankee Doodle Circus is coming to town as a fundraiser for Haverhill High School's Class of 2012. The event is for all ages and performances are March 3 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the high school's gymnasium, 137 Monument St. Free tickets for children are available in advance with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets are available online at GetCircusTickets.com. A limited number of $5 off advance sale adult tickets are available for $17. Tickets, at the door, are $22 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under.
Kindergarten Information Night: Haverhill's Public Schools will host free kindergarten information sessions for children in the Class of 2025. The session is open to parents and guardians of children at all schools and will be March 20 at Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Sessions are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten in September. Free baby-sitting will be available for children accompanying their parents to these sessions. Informational packets will be given to those in attendance. For more information call 978-420-1951 or 978-374-3484.
Sign language: Northern Essex Community College provides sign language instruction for families with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child. Information, contact Glenys Crane-Emerson, Family Sign Language Program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-556-3701 (voice/tty), 978-556-3703 (fax), and 978-241-7057 (VP/VRS).
Reading Buddy Program: The public library is offering a Reading Buddy Program in partnership with Zion Bible College Work Study program. Reading Buddies Nicole and John are available to help your child practice reading skills, provide encouragement and support when he or she is stuck on a word, and help show how much fun reading can be. Sessions, 30-minutes, are available after school on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and from 5 to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 978-373-1586, ext. 626.
Dominican Independence Day: Mayor Fiorentini will celebrate the 168th anniversary of Dominican Republic Independence Day on Feb. 27 in front of Haverhill City Hall, 4 Summer St. The ceremony will include raising the Dominican Republic flag as well as a reading of the city of Haverhill's Proclamation commemorating this important event.