May 21 - 24, 2018
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
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:
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.
Kindergarten Registration is on-going.
SHS Graduation, Early Dismissal, & NO After School Care - May 22
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
From Our Counselor, Mrs. Butler:
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:
ATRIUUM ON THE GO APP -
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: atriuum.madison.k12.al.us
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: https://atriuum.madison.k12.al.us/opac/harvees/index.html#menuHome
For those of you not able to access the KidzViz app, you can access it through the website link instead.
LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE MONDAY, MAY 14, 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.
2nd UAH STEM PROJECT STARTING SOON!
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!
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.
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 http://harvest.mcssk12.org/
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
Attendance News & Morning Procedures for 2017 - 2018
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
CAR LINE PROCEDURES
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.
HOOPS BASKETBALL CAMP - MAY 29 - JUNE 1
OFF THE BENCH BASKETBALL CAMP - JUNE 4 - 7
VOLLEYBALL CAMP - JUNE 19 - 22
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.https://www.smore.com/8rke-cougar-nation