Harlan eNews

April 29, 2022

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Message from Mr. Agius

Harlan Families,

We had a wonderful week with your Harlan Huskies! Thank you to Mrs. Cooper for a leading a wonderful vocal performance by our 2nd and 3rd graders. You all did such a wonderful job! Thank you to Mr. Fackler for all his work putting the Art Show on this week. Thank you also to Mrs. Righter for providing a tasty treat from Community Education to enjoy during the show. I truly enjoyed seeing the Harlan community there. On Friday, we got to end our week with a morning of fun from the Derby WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) team and mascot. I hope all the kids enjoyed seeing the Derby Dragon this morning and Harley in the afternoon.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



The Next Week

  • Monday, May 2 (B - Day) - 3rd Grade Math M-Step 9:30 - 11:30 AM; Drama Kids Storybook Idol class after school (1st - 5th Grade) 3:55 - 4:55; Multisport class after school (K - 2nd) 4 - 4:45 PM; Basketball (3rd - 5th Grade) 5 - 6:00 PM; Nutty Scientists class after school (1st - 4th) 3:50 - 4:50 PM

  • Tuesday, May 3 (C - Day) 3rd Grade Math MStep Testing 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 4th Grade Field Trip to Seaholm 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 5th Grade Field Trip to Seaholm 9:00 -10:30 AM; 1st Grade Field Trip to Bowers Farm (Schowalter/Kefgen) 9:15 - 11:45 AM; 1st Grade Field Trip (Smith) to Bowers Farm 12 - 2:30 PM; 4th/5th Grade Vocal Music Concert at Seaholm Auditorium 7:00 PM (arrive by 6:45 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 4 (D - Day) – Math Pentathlon before school 8 – 8:45 AM; 4th Grade ELA MStep Testing 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; Cheer/Dance/Pom class after school 3:50 - 4:50 PM; 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal at Seaholm Auditorium 4 - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 5 (A - Day) 3rd Grade ELA MStep Testing 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM; 5th Grade Orchestra Concert at Seaholm Auditorium 7 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 6 (B - Day)– Robotics (K - 1st) after school 4 - 5:00 PM

Harlan 4th & 5th Grade Vocal Concert

Tuesday, May 3rd, 7pm

Seaholm Auditorium, Birmingham, MI, USA

Birmingham, MI

Who - All Harlan 4th and 5th graders

What - Music performance titled "On the Radio"

Arrive by 6:45 PM (performance begins at 7:00 PM)

Students can practice from home by visiting http://www.HarlanMusicRoom.weebly.com.

Contact acooper@birmingham.k12.mi.us with any questions!

Art Newsletter

Harlan Art Newsletter for May/June

The Harlan Community has been asked to assist with the District Art Fair. Please click on the link below to volunteer for the event.


Mr. Fackler is also looking for a few volunteer's to help with Harlan's Famous Chalk Artworks station at the BPS Art Fair on May 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Click the link to see how you can help.


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Library Connection

Click on the button to see the May Edition

The Library Connection Highlights (updated)

Book Check Out

The last day for library check out is 5/20/2022 and all items are due by 5/27/2022.

School Store

The School Store will not be open on 5/20/2022 and the last day for the School Store is 5/26/2022.

Bagel Sales

The last bagel day will be 6/3/2022.

Spanish Newsletter

Check out what has been happening in Spanish for 2nd – 5th grades (updated).

PTA News

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - May 2nd - 6th

This year the PTA is excited to spoil our amazing staff with a "YOU LIFT US UP" theme! See flyer for details of themed days and all of the fun planned. We could use some help to make this week more special.

See SignUpGenius for items needed:


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Kids Shop at Plant Sale - May 4th & 5th

Each class will have a designated time for students to shop the Harlan Plant Sale. It's a fun opportunity for kids to choose gifts for Mom, Grandma or a staff member for Staff Appreciation. All items will be $1 or $5. Volunteers will be available to help students choose and bag items. Teachers will communicate which date their class is scheduled to remind parents who want to send cash to do so. Items include: small flowers, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and large flower varieties!

K - 3rd Robotics Event

Monday, May 16th, 7pm

3595 North Adams Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Harlan is excited to host the K-3rd Grade Expo this year on Monday May 16th at 7pm. This is the event where all teams show off their robots. If you would like to volunteer to help judge, please reach out to Meghan Jones at mgkrn@hotmail.com.
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Harlan's 1st Annual Color Run - May 21st

This is it! The event we've all been waiting for! On Saturday, May 21st, Harlan will host our 1st Color Run at Harlan Elementary! This will be the event you don't want to miss so make sure it's on your calendar today! Our pledge website will launch on Friday, April 22nd to kickoff our official start. All information will come home at that time. What we can share is this will be an entire community event. We will have activities for kids and adults of all ages from 11am-2:00pm including the color run main event with a DJ on hand for plenty of music and fun along with food trucks, tattoos, bounce houses, obstacle courses, classes for kids from community powerhouses and much more! We are excited to see our entire Husky Community enjoy a day of fun. This event will replace our auction that sustains all Harlan events, teacher grants and enrichment programs, so your support is crucial! Go Huskies!

Please complete the survey here for chalk and shirt orders by Monday, April 25th: https://forms.gle/uR2st1mcErLF6TW16

Click on the following link for details on the event.


Committee Positions Open for 2022 - 2023

Do you have free time next year to help lead one of our amazing committees? Some committees are only a few hours at a time for the entire year. We need you! Please see sign-up below for more information or reach out to harlanhuskiespta@gmail.com.


PTA Calendar

  • Staff Appreciation Week: May 2nd - 6th
  • Kids Shop at Plant Sale: May 4th & 5th
  • May 16 - K-3 Robotics Event at 7:00 PM
  • May 21 - Harlan's 1st Annual Color Run

District News

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Teacher Appreciation Tributes - May 2nd - 6th

    • Thank the special educators, administrators, secretaries or coaches in your child's life by honoring them with a tribute through the Birmingham Education Foundation.
    • Tributes will be delivered electronically with a personalized message tag from you.
    • Choose any donation amount you wish for your tribute.
    • To make a tribute visit: supportbef.org/memorials-and-tributes.html
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Shop for our Schools in Downtown Birmingham - Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th

    • Participating Businesses:
      • Craig Ryan - 147 Pierce St.
      • Dick O'Dows - 160 W. Maple
      • EGG NEW YORK Children's Clothing - 244 E. Maple
      • Evereve - 138 S. Old Woodward Ave. *15%
      • Johnny Was - 115 S. Old Woodward Ave.
      • Steele Angel - 150 W. Maple
      • Stem & Stone - 122 W. Maple
      • Suhm-Thing - 138 W. Maple
      • Sundance Shoes - 235 S. Old Woodward Ave.
      • The Italian Dish - 288 E. Maple
      • Untied on Woodward - 223 S. Old Woodward Ave.
      For more details visit: https://www.supportbef.org/events.html.

    • Be sure to mention Birmingham Schools and 20% will be donated to the Birmingham Education Foundation.

Groves Forte 5K

Sunday, May 22nd, 9am

18801 Beverly Road

Beverly Hills, MI

Please join us for our 9th Annual Groves Orchestra Forte 5k! It will be at Beverly Park on May 22nd at 9am. All proceeds will benefit the Groves HS Orchestra Program by subsidizing our orchestra camp in the fall. It will also ensure that all orchestra students will be able to attend the camp, regardless of financial situation. Please register via the flyer link.

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R5im0Vt5Ci1fjPr0aFtdlwH0dDJQc_u1/view?usp=sharing

Chartwells is Hiring (repeat)

Are you looking for flexible work hours while your kids are at school? Chartwells is now hiring! If you are interested, please click here to find out more information.

BPS Saturday School

Saturday, April 30th, 9-11am

This is an online event.

The BPS Saturday School is back again this year and running virtually throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The BPS Saturday School provides free tutoring for BPS students grades K – 12 who need help in any grade level and in any academic area. Our BPS staff that serve as coordinators and their National Honor Society volunteer tutors are looking forward to working with students in need of tutoring on Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am each week (see official dates below). All K-12 BPS students are welcome to receive this free tutoring opportunity for ALL subject areas.

How to Join Saturday School

To join Saturday School, please click on the following Zoom link:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2047672482?pwd=T3pVU1REUXZTN09NM1MvSSsrVTJiZz09

Saturday School sessions for the 2021-2022 school year:

April: 30

May: 7, 14, 21

School Lunches (repeat)

In case there is confusion on how the free lunch works this school year, here is the breakdown of what it includes and when a charge is made to a student account:

One complete lunch includes milk, entrée, and fruit/vegetable. There is no charge as long as all of those items are taken.

If a student has a second entrée, the student’s account will be charged $1.50. If a students want an individual serving of only one item, here is the breakdown of charges for it:

Milk - $0.50

Fruit - $0.50

Vegetables - $0.50

Juice - $0.50

Water - $0.50

Invoices for negative balance are sent home every Friday through the communication folder from the teacher. Charges can be viewed at all times through www.sendmoneytoschool.com and the office can be contacted if you need assistance with setting up your account.

Allergy Alert (repeat)

BPS takes all food allergies seriously, however, with the nationwide food supply chain issues it is not guaranteed that the menu items listed will be served that day. Unfortunately this means that fast changes does not allow for Chartwells to change to food items that may or may not contain allergens including peanuts and tree nuts. If you have any questions, please contact Pattie Guck at pguck@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.