Harvey Green News

November 2021

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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Principal's Message

Dear Harvey Green Community,

The first trimester is coming to an end in a few weeks. The students have been working hard on learning new routines, reviewing previous standards, and beginning to master new standards. As the year continues academic expectations will increase. I know that students will continue to put in effort and do their best!

Please be sure to sign up for a conference time with your teacher. All conferences this year will be held over Zoom. It is important to remember to be on time and to have any questions prepared. If you would like to conference with a prep teacher, please contact them directly to set up a meeting.

We are starting to see an increase in number of tardies. Please make sure you are giving yourself plenty of time to get to school. Traffic around school is always tough, especially when it is raining, so please plan accordingly. Being late by even a few minutes is disruptive to your student and the others in the class.

I'd also like to remind you that if your student is sick with any of the listed symptoms on the flow chart please follow the directions listed on number 1. Please email the attendance clerk vluna@fusdk12.net in the front office or call the front office.

Thank you again for your support. If there is anything we can do to help support your child(ren) or family, please feel free to reach out at any time.

Thank you,

Ms. Johnson

Important Dates


4 ~ Diwali Photo Booth (front of school, near office)

8 ~ 6PM FUSD Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

9~ 7PM PTA Meeting- Registration

11~ Veteran's Day/No School

12~ PTA Paint Night

15-19~ Parent Teacher Conferences

16~ Retake Picture Day

17-19 ~ Early Dismissal

22-26~ Thanksgiving Break/No School


7 ~ 5PM SSC Meeting

7 ~7PM PTA Meeting

16~ Young Authors Due

23~ Winter Break Begins

School Hours

Regular School Hours

AM TK/K 8:45am-12:05pm

PM K 11:45am-3:05pm

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

SDC 8:30am-2:15pm

Minimum Day School Hours

All TK/K 8:45am-12:05pm

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

SDC 8:30am-1:20pm

Student Council

Many of our intermediate students put a lot of time and energy into running for Student Council Offices the past month. We are proud of each and every one of them!

Congratulations to our new Student Council Representatives:

Shri, President

Samanyu, Vice President

Aadhya, Secretary

Maahum, Treasurer

Elisha and Sara, Public Relations

Retake Picture Day

Retake Picture day will be on Tuesday, November 16. Please email smile@apvisions.com to let them know if you want your child have their picture taken again.

Young Authors Contest

The Fremont Unified School District's 2021-2022 Young Authors contest is underway! All students TK-5 grade are invited to participate. The purpose of this contest is to encourage student achievement in creative writing.

Young Authors Contest Information

Please follow the guidelines provided and return your submission to your child's teacher by Thursday, Dec. 16th. No late entries will be accepted.

Counselor's Corner

I can't believe we're already in November! It is the perfect time to have an attitude of gratitude; it's okay to slow down and reflect instead of constantly rushing towards the finish line. Gratitude is the act of being/feeling thankful, showing appreciation for things big or small and being able to recognize what we have. This leads to positive emotions and strengthening relationships. We want to teach and practice gratitude with our children to instill a positive way of looking at life, to increase resilience, and help them be more thankful for what they have. Modeling behavior is a great way to teach this and if you're up for a challenge, try this 30 Day Gratitude Calendar with your family! There is so much to be grateful for. I am grateful for all of you: parents, our staff, and of course our students! So glad to be part of this community!

Lastly, I am excited to share that FUSD will be hosting a parent workshop "Dealing with Challenging Behaviors" on Monday, November 8th at 6pm. If you're interested, please check out the linked flyer for the zoom link.

With gratitude,

Ms. Huang

School Safety Reminder

Please do not use glass containers for your child(ren)'s lunch. We do not want any students getting injured from broken glass.

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 Green Safety Protocols

PTA Corner

Pumpkin Decorating Contest / Drive-Thru Parade

The 2021 Harvey Green PTA Pumpkin Decorating Contest was a great success! Spiderman, Mermaid, Mr. Potato Head, Peacock, Panda, and many other characters all made their appearances on campus! We had a total of 113 participants! Our students' creativity really shines through their pumpkins! Congratulations for making this a fun event!

Last Friday,10/29, all students had an opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite pumpkin. Based on their votes, we are pleased to announce the winners for the 2021 Harvey Green PTA Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Congratulations to all winners and a big "thank you" to all who participated!

The winners are:

  • TK / Kindergarten: Saharsh J. and Mishita
  • 1st Grade: Lana and Arian M.
  • 2nd Grade: Ashton T. and Sophia D.
  • 3rd Grade: Jerry B. and Sophie N.
  • 4th Grade: Saieesha K. and Thanya F.
  • 5th Grade: Wendy Q. and Dominic

Thank you to all the families who participated, volunteered, and donated candy and toys for the Halloween events last Friday! We couldn't have made it without your help!!! Also, thanks to Mrs. Stella Xiaoxin Chen of Coldwell Banker, who sponsored the drive-thru parade and the prizes to the winners of the pumpkin contest.

Diwali Celebration

On Thursday, 11/4, bring your children to take pictures at the Diwali photo booth that the PTA and parent volunteers are organizing! Please feel free to dress up your child for Diwali!

Paint Night at School is Back!

When: Friday, Nov 12th. From 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: At the Harvey Green Multi-use Room

This event will be hosted by our talented parent volunteer artists Alka (parent alumni) and Rukshana from Harvey Green PTA.

Come enjoy a fun night of acrylic painting with your loved ones right here at school.

  • Registration will be required and spaces will be limited to up to 18 families.
  • Family friendly & kid friendly.
  • No experience needed. Open for all ages.
  • Mask required. No food will be offered or allowed.

Stay tuned for more information about this event!!!

Music For Minors

Classes are beginning this week for TK-3rd grade students. We still have some space if you are interested in signing up your child. Please see our flyer for more information.

November PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 7PM via Zoom.

Please join us if you would like to share your thoughts, stay informed about the latest news and upcoming events from the school and the PTA!

Registration in advance is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the meeting.

Teacher Wish List

We would like to thank our hard working teachers with some snacks for their staff room. Help us stock the staff room by purchasing an item off the wish list. Items will be sent directly to the school. The list will be ongoing, so if you can not participate at this moment there will be other opportunities to purchase items.

If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to volunteer at the PTA, please don't hesitate contacting us at harveygreenpta@gmail.com .

Thank you!

Harvey Green PTA

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