Husky Happenings

October 16, 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! #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.

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

Dates to Remember



2 - 6 Fall Break

11 - Picture Retake Day

12 - Report Cards Go Home

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

13 - PINKtober (Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness)

13 - Box Top Celebration

OCT. 16 - 20 Dress Up Days for Sparkman Homecoming: (board game theme)

16 -Monday: Double Trouble - Dress like your twin day

17 -Tuesday: Twister- Wear tie dye or crazy colors

18 -Wednesday: LIFE- Students will dress as a senior citizen.

19 -Thursday: Cranium - Students will dress as "nerds."

20 - Friday: Battleship or Team Spirit wear for Harvest or Sparkman

18 - 2nd & 5th Grade Liberty Legacy @ SHS

20 - SHS Homecoming (Sparkman Family Schools Tailgate)

OCT. 23 - 27 STOMP Out Drugs & Bullying Week:

23 - I Pledge to be Drug Free and Bullying Free- Wear Red

24 - Sock it to Drugs and Bullying - Wear Crazy Socks

25 - You have the Power to be Drug Fee and Bully Free- Wear a Super Hero T-shirt

26 - Team up against Drugs and Bullying - Wear Your Favorite Team Shirt

27 - STOMP out Drugs and Bullying- Wear Blue

26 - Attendance Walk (tentative)

27 - PreK & K Tate Farms Field Trip

27 - AL vs AU Reading Competition Reading Log Due

27 - Box Top Collection

28 - PTO Harvest Festival 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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

31 - Mad Scientist Day (Students Dress Like a Mad Scientist & Participate in Science Experiments)


3 - Box Top Celebration

3 - 5th Grade Field Trip STEM Carousel Skate Center

9 - Retired Teachers Luncheon

9 -Teacher Duty Free Lunch

10 - Veteran's Day No School

17 - Concession Sales PTO

20-24 - Thanksgiving Break No School

30 - Box Top Collection



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.

Harvest Cafeteria Menu

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

SHS Homecoming Week Oct. 16 - 20

Promote Our Senator Pride during #1Sparkman Homecoming Week by dressing up each day. The Dress Up Theme correlates with board games.

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.

STOMP Out Drugs & Bullying!

I will choose to be the BEST Me I Can Be!

October 23 - 27

23 - I Pledge to be Drug Free and Bullying Free- Wear Red

24 - Sock it to Drugs and Bullying - Wear Crazy Socks

25 - You have the Power to be Drug Fee and Bully Free- Wear a Super Hero T-shirt

26 - Team up against Drugs and Bullying - Wear Your Favorite Team Shirt

27 - STOMP out Drugs and Bullying- Wear Blue

PTO Info

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 28

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trunk or Treat @ 3:00 p.m.

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 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:

UA vs AU Reading Competition

AEA ALABAMA VS. AUBURN READING COMPETITION – The Reading Log Sheet is Due Friday, October 27. ALL 1st – 5th Grade Students received an UA or AU bookmark as an incentive to participate.

K – 5th Graders can either READ 6 Books or a Parent, Sibling, and etc. can READ 6 Books To Them. Your child’s name goes into a Statewide Drawing with AEA to win a chance to go the UA/AU Iron Bowl Game. If you misplaced your Reading Log Sheet (the one in the photo beside this write up), you can get one from the following website:

UA VS AU HARVEST ELEMENTARY DRAWING ONE UA and ONE AU student fan will have a chance to win a UA or AU goody bag from Harvest Elementary Library.

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.

Harvest Elementary School

Charlotte Owen, public relations

Hydi Phelps, principal

Franetta Ryans, assistant principal

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Basketball & Cheerleading Sign Ups through Oct. 28

Bluewater Springs Park Sign Ups

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.