Husky Happenings

August 20, 2017

Harvest News

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:


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.

Attendance News & Morning Procedures for 2017 - 2018

Harvest Families,
Please read this newsletter from Mrs. Ryans.

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

Class Supply Lists

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

Dates to Remember

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2017 - 2018


7 - 25 Scantron Reading/Math Grades 3 - 5

7 - 25 STAR Reading/Math Grades 1 -2

15 - 29 Dibels Testing Window

17- PTO Meeting @ 6 p.m. (Open House)

21 - Annual Title I Meeting @ 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

21 - School Dismisses at 2:45 p.m. (Due to the eclipse)

25 - Picture Day

25 - PTO Movie Night @ 6 p.m.

28 - Sept. 1 Scantron Science Grade 5

28 - Sept. 1 Scholastic Coin Drive

31 - Doughnuts for Dads & Watchdogs Kickoff


4 - NO School Labor Day

5 - NO School Staff Development

6 - 14 Book Fair

6 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)

7 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (1st & 2nd Grades)

8 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (Pre K & K)

11 - 15 - P.A.C.K. Week

14 - PTO Mtg. & Reading Night

22 - Teacher Duty Free Lunch

22 - Celebration for Class with the Most Box Tops

29 - PTO Sponsored Concession Stand


2 - 6 Fall Break

12 - PTO Mtg. @ 6pm (3rd Gr. Perform)

12 - Celebration for Class with the Most Box Tops

20 - SHS Homecoming (Sparkman Family Schools Tailgate)

28 - PTO Harvest Festival 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

28 - PTO Trunk or Treat 3:00 p.m.

Harvest Cafeteria Menu

Here is the Harvest Elementary Breakfast & Lunch Menu for August.
Grandparents Day Breakfast

6 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)

7 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (1st & 2nd Grades)

8 - Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. (Pre K & K)

Student Needs

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)

PTO Info

Our PTO is selling Harvest School T-shirts. You can place your order for t-shirts. Please send money in an envelop with name, teacher name, and label PTO School T-shirt. We accept cash, check, credit cards and debit cards. Deadline is August 28, 2017.

Substitutes Needed!

Please Sign Up to Substitute if you are interested! If you know anyone who is interested, please let them know the Deadline is August 31, 2017.

Our School System provides registration for Certified and Non-Certified substitutes twice each year. You can access the substitute information from our School System Website (link below). Also, there's a link to our school system ad.

Nurse Dawn News

Nurse Dawn News - Find Health Forms, 5th Grade Immunization, Recall Information, and a End of Year Note from Nurse Dawn on this S'more Link.

All HES students with medication received a letter, Monday, May 1, 2017, concerning when and how medications will be dispersed as the school year comes to a close. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. ~ Nurse Dawn

Library Info

Lost Books

Please look for lost books! We have several books missing from our inventory.

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:

Library Book Fair

August 28 - Sept. 1 Coin Drive

September 6 - 14

Box Tops

Box Tops Collection - Please continue to clip Box Tops and return them to our school when we return to school in August.

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"

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.

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.