The Harris Quarterly
A love of learning for life
SHARE YOUR SMILE WITH THE WORLD. IT IS A SYMBOL OF FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE!
Congratulations to our Harris Students of the Month! In the month of November they were recognized for their displays of FRIENDSHIP with others.
Letter from our Principal, Mr. McKinnon
Season’s Greetings Harris Families and Friends
I want to recognize our Harris Elementary School Students of the Month (see the group picture in newsletter). The theme for the month of November was Friendship. These students were recognized by their classroom teacher as best exemplifying the theme of Friendship. Students received a SOTM certificate and an ice cream treat as a group. We also want to recognize our students who have had perfect attendance both on a monthly basis but also the students who have not missed a day of school all year. Regular school attendance is one of the most important indicators for success in school. I am very proud of the more than 50 students who have not missed a day of school all year. Great work Students of the Month and our Perfect Attendance students. Your efforts inside and outside the classroom do not go unnoticed.
Harris Elementary School is currently involved with a Canned Food Drive. Every Wednesday students are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable food item in order to participate in the following activities. Please have your student bring some sort of perishable food item on Wednesdays throughout the month of December. By bringing a food item encourages the student to participate in a Crazy Dress Up Day.
- November 28th-Crazy Hat and Hair Day
December 5th-Crazy Sock Day
December 12th-Sports Day
December 19th-Inside Out Day
What a great way to spread Holiday Cheer and have some fun.
With the school year in full swing and a Holiday Recess fast approaching. How do we help strengthen our students love for reading during the school break and throughout the school year. Here are some ideas to help foster a love for reading.
Read to your child from the earliest age. Make it a daily routine no matter what the age of your student. As they get older have them read to you.
Begin visiting the library regularly. Woonsocket has a tremendous public library called the Harris Library located on Clinton street. There is more to a library than just books.
Stress the importance of reading. If they see you reading they will read. Not just books but newspapers, magazines, computer articles, etc.
Ask them “What did you read today?” In addition to “what did you learn in school today?”
Find a personalized reading area in your house or apartment. Have a bookshelf that is designated for your child and have them decorate that shelf.
Enjoy the Holidays with your families and friends!
FIRST GRADE NEWS
SECOND GRADE NEWS
THIRD GRADE NEWS
FOURTH GRADE NEWS
FIFTH GRADE NEWS
HARRIS ELEMENTARY FOOD DRIVE
Here are some pictures from Crazy Hat & Hair Day on Wednesday, November 28th and Crazy Socks Day on Wednesday, December 5th.
CRAZY HAIR/HAT DAY
CRAZY SOCKS DAY
HARRIS HOLIDAY SHOP
The Holiday Shop will be held Monday, December 10th-Friday, December 14th.
Each class has a designated a shopping day and time. ***Makeup Shopping Day is Friday***
Any student who forgot their money, was absent or would like to buy more, will have the option to do so on Friday. CASH ONLY
The Holiday Shop will also be open on Saturday, December 15h from 10am-12pm during our Cookies and Cocoa with Santa event.