February 24 - 28
Dates to Remember
***African American History Month
***Love Your Library Month
***Dental Health Month
24 - 28 - ALL for Books Coin Drive
24 - Girls vs. Boys ALL for Books Coin Drive
25 - Tigers vs. Elephants ALL for Books Coin Drive
25 - K, 1st, & 2nd Grade Dance Team, 3:15 - 4:15pm
25 - NEHS (5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
26 - Fall vs. Spring ALL for Books Coin Drive
26 - FCA, 7:00 - 7:30am
26 - GNC, 1st - 3rd gr, 2:45 - 4:00pm
26 - 28 - Dauphin Island 5th Grade ACE Trip
27 - Jungle vs. Desert ALL for Books Coin Drive
27 - Dress for Success Thursday
27 - Greenpower (4th & 5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
27 - Archery Practice (4th & 5th gr), 3:00 - 4:00pm
28 - UA vs. AU ALL for Books Coin Drive
28 - 4th Grade Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Field Trip
28 - Child Dental Health Month (Wear Yellow for Bright Smiles)
1 - OSR Pre-K Registration Deadline
2 - 27 MDA Shamrock Sale
2 - April 10 - ACAP Alternative Assessment (formerly AAA) (Grades 3-8, 10)
2 - Read Across America Day
2 - 6 - Read Across America Week
2 - 6 - Book Fair Week
2 - 6 - National School Breakfast Week
3 - 5th Gade Cook's Museum Field Trip
3 - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gr Dance Team, 3:15 - 4:15pm
4 - Hat Sale Ends, 5th Gr Fundraiser
4 - WHES News Club (5th Gr), 2:20 - 2:45pm
4 - GNC, 1st - 3rd gr, 2:45 - 4:00pm
5 - Dress for Success Thursday
5 - Greenpower (4th & 5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
5 - Archery Practice (4th & 5th gr), 3:00 - 4:00pm
5 - 3rd Grade Field Trip, Cathedral Caverns
5 - PTO Dance with Your Dearest 6pm
6 - Snack Cart Day
10 - K, 1st, & 2nd Gr Dance Team, 3:15 - 4:15pm
11 - WHES News Club 5th Gr Field Trip to WHNT
11 - GNC, 1st - 3rd gr, 2:45 - 4:00pm
12 - Dress for Success Thursday
12 - Report Cards
12 - Greenpower (4th & 5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
12 - Archery Practice (4th & 5th gr), 3:00 - 4:00pm
16 - 27 - MCSS 3rd 9 weeks Common Benchmark Assessments for Gr. 1-5 (Math & Reading)
17 - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gr Dance Team, 3:15 - 4:15pm
18 - Kona Ice Day (during PE)
18 - WHES News Club (5th Gr), 2:20 - 2:45pm
18 - GNC, 1st - 3rd gr, 2:45 - 4:00pm
19 - Dress for Success Thursday
19 - Greenpower (4th & 5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
19 - Archery Practice (4th & 5th gr), 3:00 - 4:00pm
19 - PTO Mtg. 6pm, 2nd Grade Program
24 - K, 1st, & 2nd Gr Dance Team, 3:15 - 4:15pm
24 - NEHS (5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
25 - FCA, 7:00 - 7:30am
25 - WHES News Club (5th Gr), 2:20 - 2:45pm
25 - GNC, 1st - 3rd gr, 2:45 - 4:00pm
26 - Dress for Success Thursday
26 - Greenpower (4th & 5th gr), 2:45 - 3:45pm
26 - 30 - 4th & 5th Grade DC Trip
27 - Shamrock Sale Deadline
30 - April 3 - No School - Spring Break
Hat Sale Feb. 19 - March 4, $5 each
This Sale is for 5th Grade Classroom Supplies.
Mrs. Lemley & Mrs Wells Sell Stove Top Hats Daily at the front entrance of the school.
Students can wear hats during Read Across America Week (March 2-6), and other days leading up to it with classroom teacher permission.
ALL for Books Coin Drive, Book Fair, & PTO Dance with Your Dearest
Our Annual Spring Book Fair & Dance Dates are in March this year instead of February as it has been for the past several years.
Save these dates!
February 24 - 28 - ALL for Books Coin Drive
March 2 - 6 - Book Fair Week
March 5 - PTO Dance with Your Dearest 6pm
OSR Pre-K Registration for 2020 - 2021
OSR Pre-K Registration is January 15 - March 1. In order to Register, go to our website, look on the right side of the page under "Helpful Links," and click on "Registration Portal."
The random drawing for students who will be enrolled into our 2 Pre-K Classes will be March 16, 2020 at 8:30am.
National School Counselors Week, Feb. 3-7
We are thankful for our School Counselor, Ms. Wilkenson! Thanks for all you do for HES!
Ask your kiddo to show Ms. Wilkenson how much she's appreciated by Writing a Note, Making a Card, or Bringing in one of her favorite treats: Mr. Goodbar, Grapes, Apples, Sugar Cookies, Cheesecake, or Coffee.
National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.
Maker Space STEM Friday Help Needed
We need your help with our Maker Space STEM Fridays!
13 Davis & Stephens
20 Abernathy & Gokee
27 Brown & Hill
The Google Sign Up Sheet Schedule is included. Please add your name & child's name under the column & beside the Date & Time you could help us out.
We have a few parents already signed up.
What do Parent Helpers Do? Monitor & oversee a STEM station; helping students as needed.
MCSS Spotlight, February 17, 2020
Attention Harvest Families,
Check out the Madison County School System Spotlight. The goal of Spotlight is to share with our communities the highlights going on in MCSS. #IgniteExcellenceMCSS
Nurse Dawn News
Nurse Dawn News - Find Important Health Info from Nurse Dawn on this S'more Link.
Yearbook Sale Extended
Yearbooks can still be purchased.
You can pay $35 cash or check to Harvest Elementary. Online sales are also open, too.
School ID Code - 10712320
We will still accept yearbook money until we have sold all copies ordered. The online payment site is still active.
We are out of order forms. Parents may write student name/teacher on the check or on envelope.
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.
Please Continue to Look for Lost Library Books!
Overdue Notices went home Monday, December 16.
Please Look for Lost Library Books under beds, in closets, at the babysitter's home, and etc. If Overdue books aren't returned, replaced, or paid for, your child will not be able to check out books.
The overdue book(s) can either be paid for ($10 each), returned, or replaced.
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.mcssk12.org
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 Book Checkout & Loan Periods
Kindergarten Students - They can check out 1 book per 1 week loan period.
1st - 2nd Grade Students - They can check out 2 books per 1 week loan period.
3rd Grade Students - They can check out 2 books per 2 week loan period.
4th - 5th Grade Students - They can check out 3 books per 2 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
Let the front desk know if you want your child to enroll.
Or, feel free to email our director, Renee Reed, email@example.com
Online Student Registration Info Needed
"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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Registration Info is on our School Website: https://harvest.mcssk12.org/
3rd UAH STEM TOOL
We received our 3rd STEM tool from UAH Engineering Department Tuesday, Nov. 5. 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 1st - 5th Grade kiddos will get to utilize this awesome STEM tool when they come to the Library Maker Space STEM Friday!
The tool is an enclosed marble roller coaster made with 3D printed tracks. Students will be able to discuss such topics as velocity and speed with the coaster. They can also weigh the marbles to compare/contrast the various types of marbles. Then make predictions on whether or not one type might win over another type.
Box Top Info
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 gives Harvest Title I funds each year which is used for Professional Development, Technology, and other resources to benefit our staff and students.
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 Blackboard for our webpage. Here are the links below:
Madison County School Page:
Harvest Elementary Page:
PARENT EMAIL GROUP - Steps for Subscribing or Unsubscribing (formerly known as Listserv)
How to SUBSCRIBE to the Parent Email Subscription (formerly known as Listserv):
Steps to ADD Your Email Address to the Harvest Parent Email Group are below.
1. Go to our School Website: https://www.mcssk12.org/HarvestElementarySchool
2. Click "For Parents"
3. Click "Parent Email Subscription."
3. Click "Harvest Elementary."
4. Find the "Harvest Elementary Parent Group."
5. Click the button "Join Group."
How to UNSUBSCRIBE from the Parent Email Subscription (formerly known as Listserv):
Steps to REMOVE Your Email Address from the Harvest Parent Email Group are below.
1. Go to our School Website: https://www.mcssk12.org/HarvestElementarySchool
2. Go to "For Parents"
3. Scroll Down & Click "Parent Email Subscription" (formerly known as Listserv)
4. Scroll Down & Click "Harvest Elementary"
5. Click "My Groups" (Left Side Column)
6. Click "Leave This Group"
GOOGLE GROUPS - If you have a Google Account (gmail email), feel free to go into your Google Account to unsubscribe from the HES Listserv Google Group "Parent Email Subscription" to stop receiving Parent Group Emails.
CAR LINE PROCEDURES
1. A.M. Car Line is 7:15 - 7:40 a.m.
2. P.M. Car Line Begins After our buses leave; therefore, the Afternoon Car Line will begin around 2:50 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.
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!