Harwood Elementary Newsletter
MAY 18, 2018
Jerry Standifer - Principal - Please take time to watch the "Principal Update" Video below.
24 Harwood Water Treatment Plant Tour All Students
24 Concert CMS K-2 6:30 and 3-5 7:15
25 Grade 1 Chahinkapha Zoo 10-2
25 Flag Retirement with Harwood Legion 2:15 Bus Loop
25 Kindergarten and 5th grade Buddies Picnic
28 No School
31 Last Day
31 Awards 9:00 AM in gym
31 PTO Sponsored Grill and Sundae Bar for all Staff and Students
6 Registration 11:00-7:00
7 Registration 8-4
23 Back -to-School Night 4-6
28 School Starts Grades 1-5
28-29 Kindergarten Assessments
30 Kindergarten Starts
ORDERING SCHOOL SUPPLIES ONLINE IS AN OPTION
LUNCH ACCOUNTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR
THANK YOU PTO FOR AN AWESOME APPRECIATION WEEK
THANK YOU TO THE OYE, MILLER, AND SALSIBURY FAMILIES
HARWOOD SCHOOL GARDEN NEEDS A FEW SUMMER VOLUNTEERS
Harwood parents & students we're looking for volunteers to help keep up with weeding the garden this summer. Weeds took over the garden last year & affected some of the produce.
We're looking for volunteers twice a month to keep up with the weeds so it isn't a lengthy process. You will need to bring your own gardening/weeding tools and garbage bag to haul away the weeds. Watering will be set on a timer so no need to worry about that.
The plan is to use the produce in the lunch salad bar for the students to enjoy. Pumpkins were planted and depending on how many grow they will be given to kindergarten students.
We hope this is a fun community learning experience for everyone.
Thank you in advance for helping with our school garden!!
NDSU Geoscience Program
THANK YOU PTO FOR MAKING OUR 4TH GRADE BISMARCK TRIP POSSIBLE
REGISTRATION AUGUST 6 & 7
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE:
AUGUST 6 - 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
AUGUST 7 - 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
EVERY WF STUDENT NEEDS TO BE REGISTERED, EVERY YEAR, AT THEIR RESPECTIVE HOME SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL – AUG 23 – 4:00-6:00 PM
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - AUG 28
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR KDG – AUG 30
PTO MINUTES MAY 2018
Harwood PTO Minutes for May 3, 2018
Members: Stephanie Newland, Jessica Heilman, Tabitha Miller, JoAnn Thornton, Nicole Oye, Jill Carter, Sherri Anderson, Trevor Odden, Holly Magnell, Tara Salisbury, and Tina Swift
Staff: Mr. Standifer and Mrs. Frovarp
Secretary’s Report (Stephanie Newland)
Report was reviewed. Sherri motioned to approve, Jill seconded.
Treasurer’s Report (Tabitha Miller)
Current balance is $7,871.60
Report included estimated upcoming expenses between now and the end of the year to be approximately $4880. These expenses include staff appreciation, end of the year books for students, yearbooks, last day of school lunch, 1st grade field trip, K field trip, 4th grade field trip, Osmos, student council funds, and Missoula Children’s Theater deposit.
PTO will have an estimated $2,992 to be carried over into next year.
Nicole motioned to accept report, Trevor seconded.
Mr. Standifer’s Report
4th grade will be going to Bismarck later in May. Miss Morrison will be on maternity leave, so Mrs. Ford (long-term substitute) will be going instead.
May 16th will be Paleontology in the Classroom. This is sponsored by NDSU.
On May 24th, students will be touring the water treatment plant
There are chicks (pheasant and chicken) in the kindergarten classrooms.
Box Top winners will be announced on Friday, May 4
On May 7, soccer goals will be delivered to the school. This is part of a grant that Mr. Standifer wrote. They will be put up on the grassy area by the playground and can be used by the community.
Osmos have been purchased and ready to be delivered to the teachers
Box Top money is going towards moveable tables for Miss Morrison’s room. The tables will be used instead of desks
Fundraising Committee (Holly Magnell)
Nothing to report at this time
Yearbook Committee (Shyla Johnson-Gjestvang)
Nothing to report at this time
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee (Steph Newland and JoAnn Thornton)
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May. The theme this year is baseball.
Monday: Breakfast of Champions
Tuesday: MVP Teacher Gifts
Wednesday: Ballpark Lunch
Thursday: Concession Stand Treats
Friday: Team Day and Root Beer Floats
Book Fair Committee (JoAnn Thornton)
Nothing at this time
The 7:00-8:00 time worked well
Borrowed coffee maker from the community center
There were 12 dozen muffins left over. Mr. Standifer will buy them from the PTO to use for his AVID parent celebration
Next year make sure to have both set-up and clean-up volunteers
Tabitha volunteered to have her family till the garden
Seeds will need to be acquired
Jess is donating some
Check with Sheyenne Gardens
Planting will need to be done in the next couple of weeks
Student council will be asked to make a schedule of students to weed the garden over the summer
2018-2019 Officers Election
President: No one has volunteered. If interested, please contact the school
Mr. Standifer will mention the need for a PTO president in his video newsletter
Vice-President: Jill Carter
Secretary: Sherri Anderson
Treasurer: Tabitha Miller
Motion to approve the above officers was made by Trevor, Tina seconded. Motion carried.
Ice Cream Social
Food will be ordered from the district kitchen through Karen Amundson. Tabitha will contact her.
Trevor will pick up the ice cream
Jill will pick up chocolate syrup and M&Ms
Tina will pick up bowls, plates, and spoons.
Tabitha and Trevor volunteered to scoop ice cream
Need volunteers to grill. Tabitha volunteered. Two more needed. Possibly Mike Klemen
End of Year Gifts
Gift cards will be purchased for Coralie Farkas and Donna Voorhees. $50 to Donna, $50 to Kohls for Coralie, and $50 for Coralie to use with Donna. Jess will pick up.
Blankets for 5th grade parents who are leaving PTO will be presented at the last day of school awards. Jess Heilman and Stephanie Newland will be receiving blankets.
Holly will have order forms and samples available at registration
Jess will confirm with Girl Scout Troop 30999 to see if they are willing to provide childcare for PTO meetings, concerts, and conferences again next year.
Tina Swift volunteered to help coordinate some of the activities for next year.
Extra recess: Frovarp and Moen
PT the PTO Husky: Pederson and Frovarp
The next meeting date will be Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 in the Harwood School library.
P.T. the PTO HUSKY
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. MOEN'S CLASS ON WINNING THE BOXTOP COMPETITION
MRS. MOEN'S CLASS DOES IT AGAIN
1st Place Grade 1 - Moen
2nd Place Grade 2-Frovarp
3rd Place Grade 4-Morrison
4th Place Grade K - Coles
5th Place Grade 3 - Pederson
6th Place Grade 5 - Kearns
7th Place Grade 5 - Pickett
8th Place Grade K - Wiesen
BLUE RIBBON SUPERSTARS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 5
BLUE RIBBON SUPERSTARS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 11
May 22 Day 1
May 23 Day 2
May 24 Day 3
May 25 Day 4
May 29 Day 5
May 30 Day 6
May 31 Last Day of School