Harvey Green News

February 2023

Harvey Green Elementary School

Ms. Trisha Johnson, Principal tjohnson@fusdk12.net

Mrs. Penny Martinez, Secretary pmartinez@fusdk12.net

Mrs. Veronica Luna, Office Assistant vluna@fusdk12.net


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Harvey Green Calendar

Principal's Message

Harvey Green Families,

The end of January and beginning of February has been very exciting at Green with the Lunar New Year Parade, Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, 100th Day of School and more! We also had School Counselor Week, where we recognized our outstanding Counselor, Mrs. Ng, and highlighted why school counseling is so important.

I am extremely impressed by the Science Fair Projects that were submitted last week! The students did an amazing job on them. If your family would like to see the projects, you can join us this evening, Tuesday, February 14th from 5-6pm in the MUR.

Thank you to all of the families who have proved residency for the 2023-2024 school year. You should have received a letter recently from FUSD with information on proving residency. If you have any questions please see the front office. If you plan on moving over the summer, please notify the front office as well to help us plan for next school year.

Please consider joining the PTA board for next year. If you are interested, please see the information below.

As always, please feel free to call the office or reach out to us by email if we can assist your family in any way.


Ms. Johnson

Important Dates


14 ~ 5:00pm Science Fair- MUR

20 ~ No School

24 ~ Spring Picture Day Order Form

27- March 3 ~ Read Across America Week- Spirit Week Flyer

28 ~ Yearbook preorders due- see below for more info


3 ~ 2nd Trimester Ends

7 ~ 7:00pm PTA Meeting

16 ~ 2nd Trimester Report Cards available on Illuminate

17~ No School

27 ~ 5th Grade CHPSE Lessons Begin

30 ~ Book Fair Begins

School Hours

Regular School Hours

AM TK/K 8:20am-11:40pm

PM TK/K 11:45am-3:05pm

Grades 1-5 8:30am-2:50pm

SDC 8:30am-2:15pm

Minimum Day School Hours

AM TK 8:20am-11:40pm

PM TK 11:45am-3:05pm

All K 8:20am-11:40am

Grades 1-5 8:30am-1:00pm

SDC 8:30am-1:20pm

Spring Picture Day - February 24

Spring Picture day is coming! Not all students will be photographed. If you wish to purchase pictures, please use this Order Form or the form that is being sent home. Extra forms are in the school office. Students that missed the fall picture day will also be photographed so they can be added to the school yearbook.

2023-2024 Enrollment for Continuing Students

Families of Grades TK - 5th students will receive information in the U. S. Mail in February 2023. This mail will include a letter that needs to be completed and returned to the Harvey Green School office. You will also need to provide two proofs of residency.

New TK and K Enrollment

Is your child almost TK/Kindergarten age? 2023-2024 enrollment begins on December 23rd. If your child is born between 09/02/18 to 4/02/19, they are eligible for TK! If they are born between 09/02/17 to 09/01/18 they are eligible for Kindergarten. Please check here for information on how to sign up your child for TK or Kindergarten.

Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education (CHPSE)- 4th & 5th Grade

The Fremont Unified School District Board of Education and our school faculty believe it is important for students to assume responsibility for their own health and well-being. They benefit from instruction that fosters the development of positive health behaviors and the prevention of negative unhealthy behaviors. FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education (CHPSE) curriculum focuses on information that is essential for students’ well-being. This course of study conforms strictly to the guidelines provided by the California State Education Code 51933 and the California Healthy Youth Act.

Lesson Dates:

4th Grade: May 16th- May 19th

5th Grade: March 27th- April 4th

State law allows you to remove your student from part or all of the Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality lessons. Students opting out of lessons will be provided an alternate curriculum under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. If you do not want your student to participate in all or part of the Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality education program, you must provide, in writing (email or on paper), a note to your student’s teacher.

Links to the curriculum, opt-out information, and parent resources, can be found at: https://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/HealthResources.

Yearbooks on Sale

If you would like to preorder a yearbook, payment can be dropped off to the school office. Cost is $22 before February 28. Please make checks payable to FUSD - Green.

Counselor Corner

Hello Green Families,

February is a special month because it starts off with National School Counseling Week (2/6-2/10)! It is a week to advocate and bring awareness to the profession, please take a moment to learn a bit about the role of school counselors here. Thank you parents and families for your collaboration and support of the School Counseling Program at Harvey Green.

The counseling lesson topics this month include self-esteem, time-management, being a good friend, when to tell, and playing safely. A big focus of our counseling program this year is going into classrooms more to do lessons with all students. So far this school year, I've had the chance to teach 172 class lessons on social-emotional and academic skills! Check in with your student(s) to see what they've learned from counseling so far.

If you have specific questions or would like to discuss a concern, please email me at dng@fusdk12.net or call (510) 656-6438 ext. 41255.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ng

English Language Proficiency for California (ELPAC)

Every Year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, classwork, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support. Any English Learners at Leitch will take the ELPAC between February and May here at school.

Free Breakfast and Lunch Daily

ALL Green students will have access to free meals here at school. Students will be asked every morning if they are going to get a school lunch so we can order the correct amount

of food. Please communicate with your child if you would like them to get a school meal and if they are choosing the meat or vegetarian option.

TK/K students are welcome to come through the lunch line and grab a lunch but there is no lunch supervision for TK/K students they will need to eat with a parent/guardian off campus.

Breakfast will be served daily in the MUR for any interested students at 8:05am. Parents/guardians are not allowed in the MUR. Students will be supervised while they eat and will be either released to recess when finished or if they are TK/K they will be walked to class.

For menus and more information please use this link.

Medication at School

If your child needs medication at school please use this link to get all necessary form. Health Forms

These forms will need to be completed and signed by the doctor so please try to get this completed before school starts.

FUSD COVID Safety Measures

There are many questions around COVID 19 and safety measures. Use this district link to find lots of helpful information. COVID Safety Measures


Per Board Policy any parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the District shall notify the District prior to or within five (5) days of any change in circumstance and/or a move which would affect their student’s residency (AR 5111.1).

Please complete and email the Change of Address Form with 2 proofs of new address residency to your current school.

FUSD is Hiring

Are you interested in working for Fremont Unified? We have many positions available.

PTA Corner

Feel free to save the following links to learn more about what Harvey Green PTA has been doing for our school and children. If you like what we are doing, sign up online today!

Website: http://tinyurl.com/harveygreenpta

Membership: https://jointotem.com/ca/fremont/harvey-green-elementary-pta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harveygreenpta

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZFNeFdjdENjjqWcB3W2YA

Please email us if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support.


Harvey Green PTA

2023-2024 PTA Board Members Needed

The PTA is seeking parents and community members who are interested in joining the PTA Board for the upcoming school year. If you are a candidate and would like to learn more, please reach out to the PTA via email at harveygreenpta@gmail.com. The 2023-2024 Board Election will take place on Tuesday, April 4th, during the PTA Association Meeting.

Choir- PTA Sponsored

Is your child interested in joining the Choir at Harvey Green? Tri City Nightingale is returning to Harvey Green to bring back a choir class on Wednesday evenings. Please see the flyer for more information. Please fill out this Google Form to sign up.