Husky Happenings

Summer 2019

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Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 12:00pm OPEN

12:00 - 1:00pm (Closed for Lunch)

1:00 - 4:00pm OPEN

Closed on Fridays

School Supply Lists 2019 - 2020

Click on this Smore link below for a copy of each Grade Level (K - 5th Grade) Supply List.

Pre-K does not have a list because their supplies will be provided for them; however, they may choose to bring a backpack & blanket (optional).

Returning Student Registration Deadline May 31 NEW Student Registration Deadline August 6

"All required enrollment documents should be uploaded to the PowerSchool enrollment portal. If you are unable to provide any of the required enrollment documents, please visit your child's school. Please see a list of all required enrollment documents below.”

--Age Verification Documentation- Birth Certificate or Passport/VISA when necessary

--Proof of Residence

--Huntsville Utility Bill

--Complete the Residency Affidavit (English) (Spanish)

--Custodial Parent’s Photo Identification

--Certificate of Immunization or Exemption Documentation

--Returning Students = Register April 22 - May 31

--New Students = Register April 22 - August 6

SNAP codes are required for returning students to register online.

MCSS Registrars mailed the letters which include these codes April 15.

You should have received a letter by now. If you did not receive one, please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Monica Hill,

Online Registration Info is on our School Website:

There are 42 Students w/ Overdue Books!

Lost Books

Please Look for Lost Library Books under beds, in closets, at babysitter's home, and etc. Overdue Notices will be mailed. If Overdue books aren't returned, replaced, or paid for, your child will not be able to check out books when the library reopens in August, 2019.

You may stop by the front desk this Summer to settle up your child's library account. The overdue book(s) can either be paid for ($10 each), returned, or replaced.

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 12:00pm OPEN

12:00 - 1:00pm (Closed for Lunch)

1:00 - 4:00pm OPEN

Closed on Fridays

Summer Food Program - FREE Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Fri

Madison Cross Roads Elementary will have Breakfast & Lunch provided every weekday through the Summer. See the list for the other schools in Madison County that are providing this service as well.

Any Child 18 years of age and younger can eat breakfast and lunch each weekday through the Summer at any of the schools listed.

No need to call ahead to Sign Up.

They prepare meals daily for anyone who is 18 and under.

Breakfast = 8:00 - 8:30am

Lunch = 11:30am - 12:30pm

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MCSS Spotlight, May 10, 2019

Attention Harvest Families,

Check out the Madison County School System Spotlight. It is published twice each month to share with our communities the highlights going on in MCSS. #AllMeansAllMCSS

Dates to Remember


7 - First Day Back to School for Students (Full Day)

New Raptor Sign In System at All Madison County Schools

Hello Harvest Elementary parents,

As we work to improve the safety of our schools, Madison County Schools will soon begin using the Raptor Visitor Monitoring system. All visitors will be required to show a valid, government-issued ID starting on April 8th. Please be prepared to show your ID when you come to eat lunch with your child, check students out or to visit your child's classroom/teacher during the school day. Also, our reception area is almost complete. Mrs. Hill has moved her office to the new area as you walk in the front doors. All visitors will be required to stop by at this new area to check in before entering into the building.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Blue Ribbon Parent Survey Results

We received GREAT Feedback from the Parent Surveys! The Blue Ribbon Committee said the Parent Survey results were the best they've seen all the schools they've visited! Thanks so much for your time & effort you gave to completing these surveys to take our school from good to great!

HES Yearbook

We have about 50 yearbooks remaining to sell for pre-order. These are $35.

The online sale has ended, but you can get a form from our Front Desk to purchase one. We can accept cash or check payable to Harvest Elementary.
Yearbook ID Code: 10712319

Kindergarten Registration Began March 11 & is Ongoing


On Friday, March 15, Student names were drawn for our 2 OSR Pre-K Classes.

The Madison County Dept. of Education mailed letters to the families who had their child's name drawn for OSR.

If you missed the deadline to turn in paperwork for your child to enroll into OSR Pre-K, please contact Mrs. Monica Hill, our secretary. She can assist you with getting your child on a waiting list for OSR Pre-K.

MCS Federal Programs Consolidated Plan FY2018

Nurse Dawn News

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

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

We're so excited to announce that the children in the Harvest Community from Birth to their 5th Birthday can now receive FREE Books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. You can either print the registration form from the website --OR-- get a registration form from the Harvest Elementary School front desk and register your child there.

Library Info

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.

Library Book Checkout & Loan Periods

1st - 2nd Grade Students - They can check out 2 books per 1 week loan period.

3rd - 5th Grade Students - They can check out 2 books per 2 week loan period.

Kindergarten Students - They can check out 1 book per 1 week loan period.

Parent Checkout - Parents can check out up to 3 books on a 2 week loan period. Parents only need to be present to check out books. Those books can be returned by your child.

Book Renewal or Lost Books - If your child isn't finished reading his/her book, it can be renewed (checked out again), so it won't be overdue. If books are lost, books must be either replaced or payment submitted to cover the replacement of the book.

ALL books cost $10.00 to replace. Checks may be payable to Harvest Elementary School.

After School Daycare - Extended Day

Harvest Elementary School has After School Daycare.

Let the front desk know if you want your child to enroll.

Or, feel free to email our director, Renee Reed,


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!

We received our 2nd STEM tool from UAH on Thursday, Nov. 15. Mrs. Bodine's 5th Grade ACE Kiddos were able to participate in the introduction of this STEM tool. Videos are on our Harvest Elementary Library Facebook page. ALL 2nd - 5th Grade kiddos will get to utilize this awesome STEM tool when they come to the Library Maker Space Friday!

Our Project is a Wild Animal Lift Mechanism which is a project idea from PLTW.

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

HES Club S'more

***NOTE - This is from the 2018 - 2019 school year. The Clubs for 2019 - 2020 will be updated in the Fall.

Box Top Info

Box Tops Collection - Please continue to clip Box Tops this Summer and return them to our school each month.

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.

This was our 1st STEM Grant through UAH Engineering Department sponsored by Women in Defense. We use this equipment through our STEM Maker Space Fridays in the Library Media Center.

Title 1 Info

Title I - We are a Title I School which benefits our students. The government gives Harvest Title I funds each year which will be used for Professional Development, Technology, and other resources to benefit our staff and students.

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.


1. A.M. Car Line is 7:15 - 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

Monica Cosby, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Owen, Public Relations

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