Harris Weekly Update


Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found box is so full it's bursting at the seams. All this week, we will have the Lost & Found box outside in front of the school during parent pick up and drop off times. If your child is missing any items, please feel free to rummage through it to collect your missing item. All unclaimed items will be donated be donated on Monday, 4/19.

Dear Parents:

Just a reminder, the remaining dates and grades of students who will be participating in the AzM2 tests. See the following link for more information regarding testing as well as some sample questions: Sample Tests .

Monday, April 12

4th & 6th grade AzM2 Writing Assessment

Thursday, April 15

Grades 3-6 Math Assessment Part 1

Friday, April 16

Grades 3-6 ELA Assessment Part 1

Monday, April 19

Grades 3-6 Math Assessment Part 2

Tuesday, April 20

Grades 3-6 ELA Assessment Part 2

Please make sure that students get a good night’s rest and are ready to take their assessments. These test scores impact our overall school performance grade of an “A” as well as guide the school team in the future planning of academic success for ALL of our students.

Students who arrive late on their testing day will unfortunately will not be able to immediately go to their classroom as testing will have already begun.

Important School Calendar Update

Our GPS Governing Board approved new school calendars for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 school years.

Click below to view these new calendars. Please note these new calendars include two weeks of vacation for fall break, winter break, and spring break, which is a change from previous calendars.

These changes will take effect starting with the 2022/23 school year. There are no changes to the 2021-2022 calendar.

2021-2022 Calendar

2022-2023 Calendar

2023-2024 Calendar

Someburros Fundraiser, April 21!

Save the date, PTSO has one more restaurant night planned to end this year strong.

Join us in supporting Harris Elementary, by stopping by the Someburros off of Stapley and Baseline on Wednesday April 21! Dine in or carry out any time from open to close, mention Harris and they will give back %30 of the sale.

Thank you for your continued support of our Harris Hawks!


Mon 4/12

4th & 6th Grade AzM2 Writing Assessment

TUES 4/13

Elks Club Food Pantry Day @ 3:30-4:30

(Families need to go down the south drive way and park near the sidewalk that leads to the double doors to the main hallway)

AZ M2 Writing Assessment Make-up

WEDS, 4/14

Early Release @ 1:55 PM

THURS, 4/15

3rd-6th Grade AzM2 Math Assessment

FRI, 4/16

3rd-6th Grade AzM2 ELA Assessment

Mon 4/19

3rd-6th Grade Math Assessment Part 2

TUES 4/20

*3rd-6th Grade ELA Assessment Part 2

*Elks Club Food Pantry Day @ 3:30-4:30

(Families need to go down the south drive way and park near the sidewalk that leads to the double doors to the main hallway)

WEDS, 4/21

*Early Release @ 1:55 PM

*3rd - 6th Grade AzMerit Make-up parts 1 & 2

*PTSO Someburros Fundraiser Day (1335 E Baseline Rd) All day

THURS, 4/22

*3rd - 6th Grade AzMerit Make-up parts 1 & 2

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!

Title I Family Engagement Playlist Feb/Mar

Parents Right to Know

Partners in Learning Compact

Harris Title I Service Letter

Harris Family Engagement Plan

Harris Integrated Action Plan

Harris Annual Meeting Slide Show Presentation