Husky Happenings

May 21 - 24, 2018

Harvest News

Welcome to the Weekly S'more Newsletter for Harvest Elementary School! This is a "Live" Website, and it is updated weekly for parents to be informed about school events and happenings.

We have several ways to keep parents updated: Listserv Email Group, Facebook, Twitter, School Phone Call Group and Webpage. We want the Home to School Communication to be strong to promote our community! We are using these Hashtags this School Year:

Harvest Elementary Hashtag: #WeRHarvest

Sparkman Family of Schools Hashtag: #1Sparkman

Madison County Schools Hashtag: #BeBoldMCSS

Beach Day - Wed., May 23

11:15 - 12:00 Pre-K, K, & Resource

11:45 -12:30 1st Grade

12:15 - 1:00 2nd Grade

12:45 - 1:30 3rd Grade

1:15 - 2:00 4th Grade

1:45 - 2:25 5th Grade


Hey Parents,

If you're wanting ideas for Summer Reading, Please check out the Scholastic Summer Reading website. Click on the Summer Reading Theme Below for more info:

HAPPY CAMPER: Take a Reading Adventure

Also, Monrovia Public Library has an Awesome Summer Reading Program. Check it out on their website (Click on "Monrovia Public Library" in previous sentence). They will begin with a Summer Reading Kickoff Party June 5, 3-4pm.


Attention Harvest Families,
In an effort to improve system practices, the Madison County Board of Education is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

K Registration

Kindergarten Registration is on-going.

SHS Graduation, Early Dismissal, & NO After School Care - May 22

The 2018 Class of Sparkman High School will graduate on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:00 pm. To allow the students, teachers, and staff to attend the ceremony, schools in the SHS family will dismiss at 1:00 pm. After School Care will be closed on Tuesday as well. Please make the appropriate arrangements for after school. Thank you for your cooperation as we celebrate and honor the graduating class of 2018!

Dates to Remember


14 - Library Books Due TODAY

14 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 9am

15 - PK - 2nd FIELD DAY

15 - Merge Day for 5th Graders, SMS Visit

15 - 4th Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance Awards Day

16 - FCA (LAST Mtg)

16 - 3rd - 5th FIELD DAY

16 - Theater Academy (Grades PreK - 2nd) (LAST Mtg - No Performance Because they will perform at STEAM Night, May 10)

17 - Field Day (RAIN Date)

18 - Kindergarten Completion Celebration, 8:30am

18 - Pre-K Awards @ 9:30am

18 - 5th Grade Completion Celebration & Awards, 1:30pm

21 - Awards Day: 1st Grade @ 8:30am --AND-- 2nd Grade @ 9:30am

22 - Awards Day: 3rd Grade @ 8:30am --AND-- 4th Grade @ 9:30am

22 - Sparkman High School Graduation, 3pm @ VBCC

22 - HES Students Dismiss @ 1pm, so friends & family can attend SHS Graduation

22 - NO After School Care Due to SHS Graduation

23 - Beach Day w/ Maggie Moo's Ice cream

24 - Report Cards

24 - Students LAST Day

24 - After School Care Dismisses @ 5pm

25 - Teacher Work Day


Here is the Harvest Elementary Breakfast & Lunch Menu for MAY.

MCS Federal Programs Consolidated Plan FY2018

Counselor Corner

From Our Counselor, Mrs. Butler:

Continue Regular Attendance - Please try to have your child at school On Time every day. If he/she is NOT sick, please be sure your child is attending school.

Nurse Dawn News

Nurse Dawn News - Find Important Health Info from Nurse Dawn on this S'more Link.

Library Info

Lost Books

Overdue Notices go home bi-monthlly and after long breaks. Please help your child look for lost books at babysitters, grandparents, under beds, in closets, and etc.

Please stay in touch with Library Media Center News by liking the Harvest Elementary Library FB page or follow on Twitter @HarvestElemLMC

Library S'more Link:


You Can Access the HES Library from Home!!
The "Atriuum on the Go" app allows students to access 129 eBooks we have in our Library KidzViz.
Plus, students can access their library account to see what they have checked out or overdue. They can also put books on hold.

Here are the Directions:

1. Download the app, "Atriuum on the Go" & Click on it
2. Go to Settings (located at the bottom right)
3. Enter the following Info in 4 - 6 (below).
4. Server:
5. Port: 443
6. Library: harvees
7. Click the button, "Connect To Library"
8. Now, you're in our Library KidzViz
9. At the Bottom Right, Click on "Full Opac" to Access KidzViz as it appears at school.

Atriuum Website:

For those of you not able to access the KidzViz app, you can access it through the website link instead.


Lost Books? Please look at the babysitter's or grandparent's house. Search under beds, in closets, under car seats, and etc. Otherwise, you will need to pay for lost books, so your child can checkout books when he/she returns in the Fall, 2018.

Note - All Madison County School Libraries 2 weeks prior to the end of school to gather all the books back in order to inventory them to close out the school year.


Harvest Families,

As many of you already know, UAH Engineering Dept. joined up with a Grant from Women of Defense to build and give Harvest a marble roller coaster in April, 2017. The kids are LOVING it during Maker Space STEM Friday!

Mrs. Fraley, from Women of Defense, has contacted us to begin our 2nd STEM Grant with them and UAH!

They plan to start up with the planning process in May, 2018! This means, our project will be ready by Fall, 2018!

Our Project is a Jungle Cat Lift Mechanism which is a project idea from PLTW.

Mrs. Bodine, Mrs. Owen, & Mrs. Vandiver are the School Contacts who are spearheading this project!

HES Club S'more

Please See the HES Club S'more to find out details on ALL Clubs we have available.

Box Top Info

Box Tops Collection - Please continue to clip Box Tops this Summer and return them to our school in August, 2018.

Harvest PR

Please stay in touch throughout the year with our school and PTO FB and Twitter pages.

FB is Harvest Elementary School

PTO FB is Harvest Elementary PTO

Twitter is @HarvestElem

PTO Twitter is @PTOHarvestElem

School Webpage - We use Edlio for our webpage. You can access teacher canvas pages from this webpage, too. Here are the links below:

Madison County School Page:

Harvest Elementary Page:

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead the Way - A hands on approach to teaching science. This is a grant that we are involved with which helps our students get involved with learning and creating. We received 50 New iPad Air 2's through the PLTW grant. These have been given to 3rd - 5th grade classrooms participating in PLTW.


UAH STEM Grant - Our school has partnered with UAH engineering students to participate in a STEM grant.

The UAH students have completed the marble roller coaster and delivered it. We will make opportunities for all students to participate with this STEM activity.

Title 1 Info

Title I - We are a Title I School which benefits our students. The government has given Harvest Title I funds this year which will be used for Professional Development, Technology, and other resources. We received 24 New iPads from Title 1 funding. The Library Media Center received a Promethean Board and Projector. Our students and teachers participated in some Writing Lessons provided by Title 1 funds, also.

We received 2 mobile lab carts with chrome books this Summer, and we are excited to be able to use these in 2017 - 2018.

Listserv Steps for Subscribing or Unsubscribing

Steps to Remove Your Email Address from the Harvest Listserv Group is below.

You'll also find steps to Join Listserv below.

1. Go to our School Website

2. Go to "About Us"

3. Scroll Down & Click "LISTSERV"

4. Scroll Down & Click "Harvest Elementary School"

5. Click "My Groups" (Left Side Column)

6. Click "Leave This Group"

GOOGLE GROUPS - If you have a Google Account, feel free to go onto your Google Account to unsubscribe from the HES Listserv Google Group to stop receiving Listserv Emails.

After School Daycare

Harvest Elementary School has After School Daycare, and it is FULL; however, you can contact the front desk to be added to a waiting list.

Attendance News & Morning Procedures for 2017 - 2018

Harvest Families,

Attendance Matters! Please Read this Article About the Importance of Attendance:
Please read this newsletter from Mrs. Ryans.

It contains important information about Attendance and New Morning Procedures for 2017 - 2018. #WeRHarvest #1Sparkman #BeBoldMCSS


1. A.M. Car Line is 7:10 - 7:40 a.m.

2. P.M. Car Line Begins After our buses leave. Buses begin loading at 2:30 p.m.

3. Please have Lunch Money In Child's Backpack. Do Not wait until you're at the Gym Unloading Area.

4. Go ahead and give your child a Hug and Kiss while you wait in the Car Line instead of at the Gym Unloading Area!
5. Please Unbuckle your Child from his/her Car Seat while you wait in the Car Line. It'd be better than waiting until you arrive at the Gym Unloading Area.
6. Ask your Child to be Ready to Exit the Vehicle as soon as you see the Teachers at the Gym Unloading Area.
7. To Ensure Your Child's Safety, Do Not Allow your Child to Exit the Vehicle Without an Adult Present.
8. For your Child's Safety, we ask you to Seat him/her on the Passenger Side (backseat).
9. Please Do Not Pass Another Vehicle in the Car Line. Failure to do so, could result in a Child Injury.

10. Please Take Care of Homework Papers, Signatures, Fundraisers, or Folders as you wait Instead of at the Gym Unloading Area.




Cougar Nation

We are a family of schools with Sparkman Middle, Sparkman 9, and Sparkman High #1Sparkman

Here is Mr. O'Rear's Cougar Nation Newsletter for SMS. We are including it here to keep you informed about SMS news.

Harvest Elementary School

Chris Gunnels, Principal

Franetta Ryans, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Owen, Public Relations

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