Harris Weekly Update

Jan 23 - 27

Survey for 100th Day Math Afternoon

Thank you to all who attended the 100th Day of School Math Celebration. CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLIE KEELS' DAD, CODY. HE WON THE DRAWING AND RECEIVED A $50 KOHL'S GIFT CARD!

You all should have received a link from your child's teacher about the Math Afternoon Questionnaire. This short questionnaire is for everyone! Please fill this out even if you didn't attend the afternoon. If you have already filled it out, thank you! If not, please take a moment and fill it out. It will help us plan for next year.


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Chicanos Por La Causa Classes at Harris

Please join us for some upcoming important classes. They are being offered through our Community Partner, Chicanos Por La Causa. We would love to see all of our parents get involved and take advantage of these awesome classes! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office at (480)545-7060. Complimentary child care is also provided on site!
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Child Crisis Parent Class Series at Harris

We hope to see our families at our next three parenting classes that are being offered through Child Crisis Arizona. These infomative sessions are free to attend and we also have child care available on site. Please take advantage of this wonderful resource and please refer to the flyer below for class descriptions.
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This Week at Harris

Tues 1/24

Site Council Meeting, 3:15 (Harris Library)

District Oratorical Contest, 6:00 (Boulder Creek El.)

Wed 1/25

Half Day @11:55

Gilbert Accelerated Midle School Family Preview Night, 6:00 (Gilbert High)

Thurs 1/26

PTSO Restaurant Night Sonic, 5:00 - 8:00 (Gilbert / Guadalupe)

District Spelling Bee, 6:00 (Campo Verde High)

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Upcoming Events at Harris

Tues 1/31

Governing Board Meeting, 6:00 (District)

Wed 1/25

Early Release @1:55

"Responsibility and Discipline" Chicanos Por La Causa, 2:15 (Library)

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Free Meals for Free and Reduced Students

The Arizona Department of Education will waive fees for breakfast and lunch for students qualifying for reduced-price school meals beginning January 2023. This investment will make school meals free for thousands of Arizona students who are eligible. The funding will last through the end of the 2023/24 school year. Additional details will be made available on the Nutrition Services website in the coming weeks. | View Here


  • Handicap Parking is for those that either have a designated plate or sticker prominently displayed. DO NOT park in this zone if you do not have a plate or sticker.

  • There is NO LEFT TURN when leaving the Harris parking lot during the hours of 2:30PM-3:00PM

  • Students cannot arrive on campus until 7:45 AM as there is NO School Supervision until this time. For the safety of your child, please be sure they are not left unattended.

  • Reminders: Parents will not be allowed inside the building without prior approval. Safety for our children must remain top priority.

  • Students will not be removed from their classrooms until parents arrive even if calling in advance.

  • Please remember to bring your ID when picking up your student during school hours. This is for the safety of your student.

  • The cut-off time to pull students out early is 2:35PM (1:35PM on Weds) If you arrive after this time to sign your child out, you will have to wait until the dismissal bell rings.

  • We understand life happens and there are times when you may be late after school to pick up your child. Please be sure to communicate with the front office if this should occur. Otherwise, we expect your child to be picked up on time as school ends promptly @ 2:55 PM (1:55PM on Weds) (11:55AM on half days)

What Does It Mean To Be A Title I School?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. Schools can be designated as “Title I” if certain criteria are met. Title I is the federal government’s commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and moderate to high income students. These funds are used to help all students meet academic standards. Click the links below to learn more!

2022-2023 Harris Title I Annual Meeting Presentation

How to Help at Home

Parent's Right to Know

Learning is Required Agreement

Learning is Required Agreement - Preschool

Learning is Required Agreement - SPICE 1

Harris Title I Service Letter

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

How We Implement Title Funds at Harris

My name is Jordyn Rucker, one of the resource teachers at Harris Elementary. Currently, the district provides Harris with 2.5 resource teachers, but our students' needs are better met with 3 full time teachers. As a resource teacher, I have the ability to provide pull-out services as well as push-in services within the school day. My goal this year, as the resource teacher, is to collaborate with all educators to ensure that students are getting appropriate support in the least restrictive environment. By collaborating with all educators, and students we are able to achieve student success within the general education classroom at Harris Elementary. Additionally, as one of Harris's resource teachers, I want to promote self advocacy, collaboration among students, as well as taking responsibility for one's education.