Peek at the Week

November 13, 2015

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

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Chatham Chats

Dear Families,

What an amazing week we have had here at Harbins. First, our very own Trisha Connor was recognized as the Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. This is such an honor for her and for all of those she represents. I know you all are proud of her accomplishments as a leader in the district and as the facilitator of innovation and transformation in her classroom.

On Thursday, we experienced the astounding talents of our students in the Veterans Day program as they honored those who have served our country. That program would not have happened without the dedication of our teachers and the leadership of Linda Wood. To see so many family members fill our cafeteria made me so thankful to be a part of community that supports the children and the school. Thank you to all of you who made that such a special evening.

As we enter this week, may we all remember how blessed are we to be part of a giving and involved community where everyone truly wants what is best for each child.

It's GREAT to be a Harbins Tiger!


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

Domino's Pizza Night - November 19th

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Holiday Help Needed?

Harbins Families:

If you are in need of assistance with Thanksgiving meals and/or December Holiday Help, please call the counselors (Minh Chiavone and Nicole Provence) at 770-682-4270 to receive more information. The application must be completed by NOVEMBER 16TH. We apologize that we will not be able to accept any requests after this deadline.

Grandparents Lunch Schedule for Wednesday, 11/18/15

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Grandparents Lunch Schedule for Thursday, 11/19/15

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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!

Transportation Changes

Please make sure that if your child has a transportation change for the day that you send in a note with the student that morning. If you have a meeting at the school at the end of the day and you have made arrangements with the teacher for the child to stay with them you would also need to send in a note.

Clinic News

What you should know about head lice.

The head louse is a parasitic insect that is found on the scalp, near the nape of the neck and the area behind the ears. they do not have wings and cannot fly or jump, but they can crawl very quickly. They receive their nourishment by sucking blood from the scalp. They cannot survive on pets and must have human blood to survive. They can live for around a month, however, lice cannot survive for more than 24 hours off the human host. Head lice can be acquired by close contact with the infested person, using items such as coats, hats and brushes of the infected person. Head lice is NOT a sign of poor hygiene and can affect people of any social or economic class.

When your child comes to the clinic complaining of an itchy head or has a rash on their neck or behind the ears, lice is something that will be checked. If live bugs are found, you will be called to pick up your child from school. We will tell you the proper procedures for getting rid of them. But you must make sure you are following through with all of the steps at home. Please check your child daily for 2 weeks. We will only be checking the class, if there are 2 or more reported cases in a class. If you discover your child has lice at home, please call the clinic and let Ms.Samples know. Please do not send your child to school if they have live bugs!! You must treat them at home and comb through every strand of hair before they can return to school. Then you must repeat this process in 7 days. Treatment for lice cannot be used as preventative. If the first treatment does not take care of the lice, please see your doctor for a stronger shampoo, that can only be prescribed by a doctor. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

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.
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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!