Harv's Happenings

Week of March 23-27

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" - Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

Life Principle of the Week

INITIATIVE - readiness to take action

"If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday be the leader of the band."

-Author Unknown

The Weeks in Review

The past few weeks in Science we have used our knowledge of the water cycle to fuel our discussions of weather and how it is constantly changing and impacting our lives! We learned about different types of weather tools, what they are used for, as well as what the symbols mean on a weather map. Our students even got to experience what it is like to predict the weather and we will continue to work on our meteorology skills in predicting the future weather for our area and other places in the United States!

In Social Studies, the students have just finished their projects over the Annexation of Texas and will begin to learn about Texas' role in the Civil War.

Open House

It was great to see so many smiling face (both students and parents!) at Open House on Tuesday! Hopefully you got an indication of all the amazing things your children are doing while they are at school!

If you didn't get a chance to make it, just ask your learner all the new things we are doing with our MacBook Airs. Between Google Classroom and predicting the weather online we have been hard at work with the help of our new technology tools!


We are currently in the middle of our awesome spring fundraiser, the Boosterthon Fun Run!

It's really easy to help out our school, just log onto www.funrun.com to start the process towards helping our school!

Please ask your students for more details on the great incentives, awesome lessons about community, and how you can help our class/grade level be successful for the Fun Run!

iPads are Coming!

A few items to note as far as the iPads go:

Hopefully you received your email that can assist you with the creation of the Apple ID for your student without the use of a credit card. If you did not, please let myself, Mrs. Burton, or Ms. Voltz know so we can resend that information! Secondly, it is vitally important that we have the pink "Learner Information Form" completed and returned to school by April 1st. The sooner the better!

This is going to be a new and exciting time for our learners and being able to have a personal device while at school will do wonders for their time they are with us. We are excitedly preparing for that day, but if you have any questions about the iPads, Apple IDs, the 1:1 process, please do not hesitate to contact us!

iPad: Coffee and Conversation

Friday, March 27th, 8am

161 South Moore Road

Coppell, TX

Learn more about the 1:1 process, have your questions answered, and receive assistance in setting up your child’s Apple ID.

Supplies Needed

We are not currently in need of anything, but I would like to thank you for any previous donations and the continued investment in our learning at school!

Events for the Calendar:

Below are a few events that are taking place this week:

Wednesday, March 25: Boosterthon Fun Run!!

Thursday, March 26: Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, March 27: iPad Coffee and Conversation 8am in the Library

Friday, March 27: End of the 3rd Nine-Weeks

Monday, March 30: Writing STAAR Day 1

Tuesday, March 31: Writing STAAR Day 2

Nathan Harvey

4E / C105

My Conference Hours are:

Monday - Thursday 9:00-9:45

At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.