HARRIET BISHOP SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
WHAT'S THE BUZZ - Vol. 28 - No. 3
Calendar at a Glance
- Holiday - Memorial Day
- First Day of School Grades 1-5
- FAST Testing Window Begins
- First Day of School for Kindergarten
- 1:45 p.m. - School Parade
- First Day of Pre-Kindergarten
- CogAT Testing Window Begins - Grades 2, 4
- 9:15-10:15 a.m. - Future Ready Community Strong - HB Family Connect - Cafeteria
- 6:15 p.m. - PTO Meeting - Media Center
- School Picture Day
- FAST Testing Window Ends
- CogAT Testing Window Ends - Grades 2, 4
NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Future Ready Community Strong - HB Family Connect
Please join us on September 21st 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. in the school Cafeteria.
This will be a time to get to know Principal Essay and our new SSLS Niaka Dunbar. It will also be a time to learn more about Harriet Bishop and connect with other families here at Harriet Bishop.
We welcome all parents and guardians to this event.
Future Ready Community Strong - HB Family Connect was formerly known as Parent Advisory Committee.
Pictures of Harriet Bishop students will be taken by Kemmetmueller Photography on Wednesday, September 27th. See flyer below.
NEW FACES at HB
Amber Pettit-Batie (Reading Corp), Angel Molina (Custodian), Angelica (Maria) Montoya Alvarez (EA), Brenda Theyson (EA), Clarissa Infannte-Ruvalcaba (EA), Elissa Kapusinski (Media EA), Emily Schmitz (ELL), Ersila Carreon Flores (EA), Josselie Palacios (EA), Jose Martinez (ELL), Kerry Oliver (OT), Kristen Lorincz (CIC), Megan Hutera (Pathways), Niaka Dunbar (SSLS), Priscila Wild (Liaison), Ryan Ermisch (Art), Shonita Harper (DLS), & Siri Mehring (ELL)
BUS STOP APP
Did you know there was an app that can track your students bus? The service provides parents and students with a better idea of where a bus is along its route and about what time it will arrive at their stop. Parents and students can log in to the website by downloading the MyStop app (android or iOS) to a smartphone or tablet. They can view a map of their specific bus route, an approximate location of the bus, and an estimated arrival time at their bus stop. For more information please see the Mystop Information page on the district website.
Support your school by completing an Alternate Application for Educational Benefits
Starting this fall, every K-12 student may receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost during the school year. Minnesota’s Free School Meals program and federal funding will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch for in-person students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as for pre-kindergarten students who attend elementary schools.
Even though meals are free for most students, District 191 asks all families to complete the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits. By filling out the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits, families may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced or waived athletic and activities fees, reduced transportation fees, discounts on internet service, emergency food benefits, and more.
Filling out the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits also helps support District 191 schools, as some of the funding schools receive is determined by the number of families that qualify for benefits. So by completing the form, families are helping ensure District 191 schools receive everything we need to support students, including additional funding for teachers, interventionists and other student supports. That’s why our goal is to have 100 percent of families complete this application. Any information submitted will remain confidential.
If you have other questions or need assistance, call 952-707-2051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL YOUTH BROCHURE
If you have questions, please contact the Community Ed office for more information-952-707-4150.
A Message from our Health Office
We are in need of the following items
1. Small girls underwear
2. Small (size 6) pants for both girls and boys
3. Pants of all sizes will always be accepted
Open Educational Assistant Position
Are you looking for a part-time job? Do you know someone looking for a job? We have a position available in our school. Monday - Friday 1 1/2 hours per day. Apply online.
EAT PIZZA! RAISE FUNDS!
Mark your calendars and join us for the Davanni's Fundraiser Night!
Monday, Sept. 18, 4:00pm-8:00pm
at Davanni's - 14125 Highway 13, Savage
Invite friends, family and neighbors! Mention that you are with Harriet Bishop and a portion of your order will go back to support Harriet Bishop Elementary School!
RESERVE YOUR STUDENT/S 2023/2024 HARRIET BISHOP YEARBOOK TODAY!
The HARRIET BISHOP YEARBOOK is a time-honored tradition and this year is no different! We are excited to be working with our Yearbook vendor, Balfour, again. The 2023-24 edition of the yearbook that will include Pre-K through 5th grade students, is available now, for just $16.
Please see attached flyers on how to order your book/s today!
YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We mostly rely on parents and teachers for the yearbook pictures. We want all pictures! Please send us pictures of the first day of school, the school parade, classroom / community / school events, friends’ pictures and everything in between. Further details on how to submit your pictures is included in the following flyer: HB Yearbook Photo Flyer Sept - ENG and SPA
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
School Hours 9:15 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
All Students walking or parent drop off or pickup will use the Upper Level Doors.
All students arriving by bus will be dropped off and picked up at the Lower Level Doors
You should have received a postcard from the District 191 Transportation Department if you will be riding the bus. Parents/Guardians may call transportation at 952-707-2069 or email at email@example.com if they have any questions or concerns.
HEALTH OFFICE NEWS
Medication Policy Reminder
ALL medications (prescription and nonprescription) to be administered at school must have written parent/guardian permission, a written order signed by a licensed prescriber and the medication in an original container or prescription bottle that is properly labeled. Please visit the District website to review the entire Student Medication Administration policy at
If your child’s health has changed over the summer, or you are new to Harriet Bishop and your child has special health concerns or issues, please call the Health office at 952-707-3903.
School District 191 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.
Harriet Bishop Elementary School's mission is to provide a rigorous curriculum within a flexible environment for a diverse population of students to develop the gifts and talents of each child. Children flourish in an environment that allows them to become self-directed learners and socially responsible citizens. By engaging in various learning experiences that promote cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and artistic growth, students will develop an identity and a global awareness. Our students will learn to capitalize on their potential through learning experiences, choices, and collaboration with peers. We foster and recognize critical thinking and accomplishment and expect excellence.