Harris Weekly Update

Nov 28 - Dec 2

Parent Workshops at Harris!

Please join us for parent workshops that are being held at Harris Elementary and presented by Child Crisis Arizona. Child care will be provided! Refer to the flyer below for details regarding each workshop. If interested, please be sure to sign up to reserve your spot for each workshop. We hope to see you at these informative sessions!
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This Week at Harris

Tues 11/29

Governing Board Meeting, 6:00 (at District)

Wed 11/30

Early Release @1:55

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Upcoming Events at Harris

Tues 12/6

Picture Retakes & Club Pictures

Parent Workshop Series, "Healing Trauma", 5:00 (Library)

Governing Board Meeting, 6:00 (at District)

Wed 12/7

6th Grade Band and Strings Concert, 10:05 (Cafeteria)

5th Grade Band and Strings Concert, 10:40 (Cafeteria)

Strings Concert, 6:00 (Cafeteria)

Band Concert, 6:45 (Cafeteria)

Thurs 12/8

Harris Spelling Bee, 1:30 (Cafeteria)

Harris Winter Sing, 6:30 (Cafeteria)

Fri 12/9

Harris Winter Sing, 1:30 (Cafeteria)

Winter Break

Dec 21 - Jan 3

School Resumes Jan 4

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  • Handicap Parking is for those that either have a designated plate or sticker prominently displayed. DO NOT park in this zone if you do not have a plate or sticker.

  • There is NO LEFT TURN when leaving the Harris parking lot during the hours of 2:30PM-3:00PM

  • Students cannot arrive on campus until 7:45 AM as there is NO School Supervision until this time. For the safety of your child, please be sure they are not left unattended.

  • Reminders: Parents will not be allowed inside the building without prior approval. Safety for our children must remain top priority.

  • Please remember to bring your ID when picking up your student during school hours. This is for the safety of your student.

  • The cut-off time to pull students out early is 2:35PM (1:35PM on Weds) If you arrive after this time to sign your child out, you will have to wait until the dismissal bell rings.

  • We understand life happens and there are times when you may be late after school to pick up your child. Please be sure to communicate with the front office if this should occur. Otherwise, we expect your child to be picked up on time as school ends promptly @ 2:55 PM (1:55PM on Weds) (11:55AM on half days)

What Does It Mean To Be A Title I School?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. Schools can be designated as “Title I” if certain criteria are met. Title I is the federal government’s commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and moderate to high income students. These funds are used to help all students meet academic standards. Click the links below to learn more!

How to Help at Home

Parent's Right to Know

Learning is Required Agreement

Learning is Required Agreement - Preschool

Learning is Required Agreement - SPICE 1

Harris Title I Service Letter

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

How We Implement Title Funds at Harris

Hello! My name is Connie Wieberg (pronounced We-berg). I am the Reading Specialist at Harris Elementary. I love finding creative ways to help students enjoy and strengthen their literacy skills. My specialties are using diagnostic tools to find the literacy needs of students and applying the Science of Reading to fill in gaps and promote literacy achievement. I believe it is so important to make strong connections with students so that educators can easily differentiate instruction to match the needs and interests of their students. It is equally important to create a safe classroom environment where students feel comfortable making mistakes and taking risks. Learning from MISTAKES HELP US GROW!

Thanks to Title I funds I am able to work full-time as the Reading Specialist at Harris. I ensure that all K-6 students are screened at least three times a year for reading fluency deficiencies. I identify students that do not meet the grade level benchmark score, yet. Another aspect of my role is to make sure that regular education students that are far below the grade-level reading fluency benchmark receive an intensive reading intervention. With the dedicated help of our two Title I Paraprofessionals, Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Williams, we are able to provide intensive reading intervention four days a week and progress monitor them every other week. I ensure that these students are progress monitored every two weeks so that we can be certain that interventions are helping these students fill the gaps and catch back up as quickly as possible.