Peek at the Week

January 10, 2016

"It is not the things we get, but the hearts we touch, that will measure our success in life." ~ Anonymous

Big image

Chatham Chats

Dear Families,

We had a great week back after our break. Your children came back ready to learn, and they remembered their routines and procedures! We were all happy to see their smiling faces.

There is a lot of important information throughout this newsletter. Make sure you check it out so that you can stay informed. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

It's GREAT to be a Harbins Tiger!


Blood Drive

We will be having a blood drive at Harbins January 11, 12-5 pm. Please go online to , keyword Harbins and register today to give blood!

All the blood that is donated at our site goes directly to Gwinnett Medical Center. If you or someone you love has ever needed a blood transfusion, you know that it saves lives everyday!! The Red Cross is at an all time low, they need your blood and platelets. Please log in now and use the key word Harbins to sign up for a time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Ms. Samples in the clinic. Thank You!

Archer Cluster Presents Parent Workshops

Click on the link below to view information regarding these workshops:

"Day of" Transportation Changes That Occur After Your Child Arrives at School

Below is information that is noted in the handbook but we wanted to bring to your attention as a reminder.

If a transportation change is needed after the school day has begun, you will need to contact the school by phone and send a signed note by fax, including a copy of your picture ID, stating the change in dismissal transportation for your child. Phone calls alone will not be accepted as verification of the needed change in transportation. Please do not send an email to your child’s teacher, as he or she may not have the chance to check messages prior to dismissal and we must have a note with a signature and a picture ID for changes in transportation. All “day of” transportation changes must be sent to the office no later than 2:00 that day. That is the only way we can ensure that the notice will be received and communicated to your student prior to dismissal.

The Harbins Innovation Fair is coming soon!

We hope everyone is planning to join us on Thursday, January 28th for this amazing event! The fair will be from 6:30-8:00 PM and will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to see and experience all of the innovative teaching and learning that happens at Harbins every day! Student projects will be on display, hands-on activities will be happening at every grade level, and there will also be some amazing door prizes!

Student fair projects are due before school on Wednesday, January 20th. Late projects cannot be accepted.


The on-line purchase of Yearbooks will end on February 8, 2016. After this time, all purchases will have to be made by cash or check only while supplies last.

Domino's Pizza Spirit Night is Thursday, January 21st. A percentage of sales come back to Harbins.

Big image

Parents of Students in grades 3-5

3rd-5th grade students will participate in the Georgia Student Health Survey beginning January. Please read the attached information. Thank you!



BYOD Device Guidelines

Shopping for a device for your student this holiday season? Please refer to this guide developed by Gwinnett County Public Schools to help inform your purchase.

Clinic News

Have your children outgrown their clothes? Do you wish there was someone you could donate them to, that you know they will be used ? Please consider donating pants,shorts,leggings, underwear (girls &boys) and socks to your child's school clinic. Everyday we have kids that fall in mud puddles, spill milk on their clothes, and have bathroom accidents. They change their clothes here in the clinic, and most of the time, these clothes never get returned for someone else to use. So, this year when you are going thru clothes that your child has outgrown or just doesn't like the way it fits anymore, please consider donating then to the clinic. You may send them in a plastic bag, labeled clinic, or just ask your child to bring them by on their way to class in the morning off the bus. Thank you so much!!

Georgia Milestone Assessment

IMPORTANT! Please take a moment to view this letter that provides essential information about the Georgia Milestones results. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Harbins administrative team.

Graduation Rates and Milestones Results

CCRPI Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this very important survey. Your feedback will be a part of our schools CCRPI score, and it is important for us to hear you!

Safety Reminder

Please remember that all visitors to the school must enter through the front doors and sign in. Each visitor should wear the yellow name tag at all times while on school grounds.

Teachers and staff are engaged with children from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Please help us preserve that time. We ask that if you need to speak with a staff member, you set up a time with that person. This way, we can ensure we are devoting our attention to the children in the building and making sure we meet your needs.

2015-2016 Promotion Criteria

Please use the following link to locate the current promotion criteria.
Big image

Fridays Are Spirit Days!

Wear your favorite Tiger spirit shirts on Friday to show your school spirit! Help your class win the School Spirit Paw!