Husky Happenings

December 11, 2017

Harvest News

Welcome to Harvest Elementary School's S'more Page! 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

Dates to Remember



*M - Th - Music Club (Weekly/ It Ends Dec.)

*M - W - A.M. Show Club (Weekly)

5 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (Stults/Sellers)

6 - LAST Running Club

6 - GNC

6 - ACE Field Trip

6 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (Abernathy/Lovelace)

7 - Spelling Bee @ 8:30 a.m. (Cafeteria)

7 - Archery Team

7 - Spelling Bee @ 8:30 AM (Cafeteria)

7 - PTO Meeting @ 6 PM Kindergarten Students Perform

8 - Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

8 - Box Top Celebration

8 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (Bender/Fletcher)

8 - 4th Grade Field Trip 8:15am - 12:00pm

9 - Breakfast w/Santa 9am - 12pm

12 - 5th Grade Field Trip 8am - 2:15pm

12 - NEHS Mtg.

13 - 1st Grade Field Trip 8:15am - 2:00pm

13 - FCA

13 - GNC

13 - PK & K Holiday Party @ 1pm

13 - Host House of Harvest Christmas Dinner

14 - 5th Grade Holiday Party @ 8:30am Cafeteria

14 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Holiday Parties @ 1pm

14 - Art Club

15 - 4th Grade Holiday Party @ 1pm

15 - December Sing Along @ 8:30am

15 - Students LAST Day

18-31 Winter Break No School


*M - W - A.M. Show Club (Weekly)

3 - Teacher Work Day/NO School

4 - K - 5th Grade Students Return to School

8 - Pre K Students Return to School

9 - Report Cards Go Home

9 - NEHS

10 - GNC

11 - Art Club

11 - Archery

12 - 26 Dibel Testing Window

15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School

17 - GNC

18 - Arhcery

18 - PTO Meeting @ 6 p.m. Second Grade Students Perform

19 - Concession Sales PTO

24 - GNC

24 - Theater Academy (Grades 3 - 5)

25 - Arhcery

25 - Art Club

26 -Teacher Duty Free Lunch

26 - Box Top Collection

31 - GNC

31 - Theater Academy (Grades 3 - 5)



Click on the S'more Link to See Club Details. As more NEW Clubs Start Up, the S'more will be updated.

FCA & GNC are the ONLY Clubs with OPENINGS for Student Registration at this time.

Speak Up Survey

It's time for our yearly participation in the Speak Up technology survey.

Speak Up is a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow. It provides an easy way for students, parents, and educators to share their views on technology and learning with

​Madison County Schools.​

The data from this survey drives the direction of our local and district technology plans.

All responses are 100% confidential. No identifying information is collected about/from any participant

​Link to take the survey:

If password is needed, it is speakup17.

Harvest Cafeteria Menu

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

MCS Federal Programs Consolidated Plan FY2018

Counselor Corner

From Our Counselor, Mrs. Butler:
We are in need of

  • Girl's and Boy's Underwear - All sizes
  • Socks and Tennis Shoes (gently used)
  • Snacks for those students who don't have one (Remember, Publix has Buy One Get One)
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.

PTO Info

Next PTO Meeting is @ 6pm Thursday, January 18, 2017.

Second Graders will perform.

Nurse Dawn News

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

Yearbooks Are On Sale Now

Deadline to order is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

You can order online at the link below, and use this code: 10712318

Library Info

Lost Books

Overdue Notices go home every other month. 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:


Harvest Families,

Please consider helping us out with Maker Space Fridays! Here is our upcoming scheduled classes below. The students LOVE working with robots and our UAH marble roller coaster! Parents enjoy it, too! Parents help out with monitoring the stations as the students rotate around all 7 stations. Each parent chooses a station to monitor.

If you could help with BOTH classes, that'd be Awesome! It's only 2 1/2 hours with a 30 minute break between the 2 classes. If you can only dedicate 1 Friday, that's perfectly fine! We understand and are thankful for the help we get with this special time of learning.

We will NOT be meeting this week (Dec. 1) due to an MCLA (Madison County Librarians Association) Meeting; however, we will pick back up with our schedule on Dec. 8.

If you can help out, please email Mrs. Owen:

Friday, Dec. 8 = 3rd Grade Classes (Campbell & Johnson)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 = 3rd Grade Classes (Wells & Knight)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


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 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 January, 2018! This means, our project will be ready by Summer, 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!

Box Top Info

Box Tops Collection - Please continue to clip Box Tops and return them to our school. PTO provides a Box Top Celebration for the class who collects the most each month.
Box Tops Collection and Celebration Dates:

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:

Class Supply Lists

Class Supply Lists - The Grade Level Class Supply Lists are located in this S'more Link:

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 will help 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 Lesson 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.

Harvest Elementary School

Charlotte Owen, public relations

Hydi Phelps, principal

Franetta Ryans, assistant principal

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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.