The Eagle's Call πŸ¦… πŸŽƒ

Friday, October 28th, 2022

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From Principal Tim Huber

A Successful Fall Campus Beautification

I would like to share my appreciation for all those who attended or contributed to the Fall Campus Beautification effort this past Saturday! Special thank you to the Hedgecock family for organizing and providing many tools for volunteers to use. We had Harris Creek families, staff members, and even some local Boy Scouts working together on various projects on a beautiful Saturday! As you are around campus, notice the neatly trimmed hedges and trees, the absence of dead bushes/trees, absence of vines on fences, de-webbed windows, and more. We are looking forward to another Beautification Day in the spring!

Today and always, thank you for your continued support of your children and our school. Together, we will help our children SOAR to reach their greatest potential!

October 2022 Beautification Day 🧹

[CLOSES TODAY] Action Requested of All Families: WCPSS Bell Schedule Survey πŸ””

Please take a minute to provide feedback to our school district regarding school bell schedules. Family input is critical as decisions regarding school schedules are made for future school years. The possible schedule represents a major shift for Elementary and High School age students. Changes are being considered based on research by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding insufficient sleep for adolescents. The current considerations are detailed below:

Current Schedule
High 7:25 AM 2:20 PM
Middle 8:30 AM 3:00 PM
Elementary 9:15 AM 3:45 PM

Possible Schedule

High 9:15 AM 4:10 PM

Middle 8:15 AM 3:00 PM

Elementary 7:30 AM 2:00 PM

Complete this survey by October 28: 2022-23 Bell Schedule Survey

[NEW] Welcome PEPI! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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This past week, all students in Kindergarten and 1st grade classes had the opportunity to experience "PEPI" for the first time. The PEPI (Physical Education Pupil Instruction) program is concerned with developing positive self-images and good motor control in elementary school children. This is accomplished through specific physical education and active listening skills work conducted by participating High School students on elementary campuses.

Selected Heritage High School Juniors and Seniors will assist elementary classroom teachers by teaching physical education, and will be given the opportunity to lead elementary students at multiple elementary schools. One month of instructional training has been given to each Heritage PEPI student prior to working with elementary students. Classroom instruction will contain training in communication skills, elementary physical education and interpersonal skills in working with students in grades K-5. The content and experiences provided through this course can assist in becoming a building block for a student who has high interest in working with young people.

We are thrilled to welcome Heritage High School students each week of this semester and look forward to an ongoing partnership! Our feeder high school, Rolesville HS, does not currently have a PEPI program. If you have a Rolesville HS student, please contact Principal Perry to let him know you think PEPI would be a great program to add!

Check out some photos below from classes with their PEPI leaders!

[UPDATED] From the School Counselors: Daily Conversation Starters for November πŸ—£

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[COMING SOON] Nov 30-Dec 7: Celebrate Reading Week πŸ“š

Coming Soon: We are so excited to announce Celebrate Reading Week - November 30th to December 7th. This event will include a spirit week, surprise guest readers, decorating contests, free book giveaways and more! Stay tuned for more details..
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Please take a moment to tell us how a Harris Creek staff member has helped or made an impact on you or your child. This shout-out will be shared with the staff at our next meeting. Use the form below to send your shout- out πŸ“£

Kindergarten Registration Opened Oct. 14 🏫

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year opened on Friday, Oct. 14. All families with children who will turn five on or before Aug. 31, 2023 should register their child online. Use the address lookup tool to find your base school and view your year-round and magnet application school choices. Learn more about the registration process at

[REMINDER] Online Fruit Fundraiser! 🍊🍎

We have kicked off our next fundraiser with Florida Indian Grove Fruit. This is a delicious and healthy way to raise funds for your Eagles school!

The online order platform anyone anywhere across the country to order fresh fruit from the citrus grove. There are additional offerings beyond fruit as well!

  • November 11 is the deadline for free truck delivery orders to the school. The fruit is picked from the grove and immediately sent out to the buyer.
  • December 11 is the deadline for home delivery to be guaranteed by Christmas Eve and
  • The top 5 earners in the school will get to have lunch with Principal Huber and a friend.
  • Please refer all questions to to be forwarded to our fundraising Chairperson.
  • Refer to images below for more details

school code: 1022041

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Welcome New Staff Members! πŸŽ‰

Check the Welcome New Staff page on our school website frequently for newly added staff bios!

Volunteer Registration and Volunteer Opportunities 🀝

Families: especially if you plan to chaperone for a future field trip, urgent action is required in order for you to be approved. The background check process often takes 6-8 weeks.

If you have not yet registered to volunteer at our school, be sure to stop by as soon as possible to complete the volunteer application which must be completed online at a WCPSS campus.

If you completed registration and became an approved volunteer for last year (21-22 school year), then you are all set for 2022-23! There is no need to renew at this time.

District policy regarding volunteers can be accessed here.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

WakeTogether Tutoring Program

  • 1-2 hours a week
  • During or after school hours
  • Locations around Wake County
  • Commitment for at least one semester

PTA News 🀝

Please Join the PTA online!! Although opportunities to attend meetings and to volunteer are available and will be offered, it is not a requirement for PTA membership. Please consider joining the PTA and supporting our school in whatever capacity you are able.

Transportation Reminders πŸš—πŸšŒ

2022-23 School Year HCES Carpool Expectations

Please read the linked document in it's entirety if you have yet to do so.

Students May Not Be Dropped Off Until 8:45am

Please be reminded of the expectation that students may not be dropped off until 8:45am. Students may not line up at the front door unless a Harris Creek staff member is present and invites them to do so.

Carpool Efficiency Reminders

Please remember to pull forward as far as possible in both AM and PM carpool, have your student(s) open their own door, and put on your hazard lights if assistance is needed (AM). If needing to help your child get in the seat, please pull forward and into a parking space so that the line can keep moving. Thank you!

Please Display Carpool Number Tags Every Afternoon

In order to ensure an efficient carpool process, please remember to hang carpool number tags to display clearly from your vehicle's rearview mirror. Please reference the image below for proper placement. This is a critical step to ensure students leave their classrooms and come outside to the correct location on the sidewalk to be picked up. Thank you!

Bus Tracking App

Please use the Here Comes the Bus app (App Store or Google Play Store) to monitor the location of your student’s bus and when it is approaching his/her stop. To sign up: . The WCPSS school code for school bus tracking is 67500. You will need to use your child's student ID number as well.

You can also follow @HCESBuses on Twitter to confirm when your child's bus leaves campus each afternoon.

School Meals 🍴 🍽

  • Cafeteria Menus

    Monthly breakfast and lunch menu PDFs will no longer be posted on the district website. Menus will be available on the interactive website, MealViewer.

  • School Cafeteria Angel Fund: Our school cafeteria maintains a special account for when students forget to bring money for school meals on a day here and there. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please send cash or check in with your child or drop it off at the school with Cafeteria Manager Rachel Shepard. Thank you for your generosity!
  • MySchoolBucks App: With a MySchool Bucks account paying for school meals is easy. Go to or call (855) 832-5226 to enroll. You'll need your child's Student ID number, available in your registration materials or at your school. Once your account is established you may:

    • Securely deposit funds to your child's account
    • Check balances
    • Set spending limits

Health and Wellness Reminders β™₯

General health guidance can be viewed here:

View for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.

Communication: Send ALL COVID-related emails to your child's teacher

and to

Thank you for doing your part to keep our kids in school!

HCES Food Pantry and Toiletry Closet πŸ±πŸ§ƒ

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WCPSS Technology Webpage πŸ’»

WCPSS Technology Webpage: Acces information regarding:

  • Smartphone/Device Safety
  • Consent For Technology And Digital Resource Use
  • Technology Related Policies
  • Student Device Program
  • Online Safety at School
  • Online Safety at Home
  • Digital Wellness

Reminder: Students should restart their WCPSS devices once per week. Consider setting a specific day for this, such as a Restart Wednesday or Restart Friday. (Important: Closing the lid only locks the device and does not shut it down.)

Restarting also can resolve many other common issues impacting student devices. Always restart a WCPSS device before contacting the Help Desk.

Thank you!

How to Easily Set Your WCPSS Communication Preferences

We recognize that you may be receiving a large volume of communication and we want to make sure you always see the information you need the most!

Set your SchoolMessenger message preferences by creating a SchoolMessenger Parent account. With this account you can select what information you receive and how you would like to receive it. You can create your account by downloading the SchoolMessenger app on your mobile device or go to


  • Use the email address entered for your student in PowerSchool to sign up.
  • Most messages from Mr. Huber and WCPSS are sent as email and text using the General School Info broadcast.
  • To receive text messages, text YES to 67587.
  • For more information and instructions on how to create an account, visit:

Upcoming Dates to Remember πŸ“†

  • Nov 6: Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Nov 8: Election Day, No School for students
  • Nov 10: Early Release - students dismissed at 1:45pm
  • Nov 10: Track 2 last day before track out
  • Nov 11: Veterans Day - No School
  • Nov 14 :Track 3 returns
  • Nov 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
  • Nov 30-Dec 7: Celebrate Reading Week