Harris Weekly Update

Oct. 31 - Nov 4

Moment of Silence

As you know, in Gilbert Public Schools, many of our schools already observe a moment of silence as part of our school routine, along with citing The Pledge of Allegiance each day. Under a new Arizona statute, schools must provide students with the opportunity to observe one to two minutes of silence each day, and teachers and staff are not permitted to give students any direction on how to use this silent time. The statute reserves that right for parents/guardians and requires us to inform you of this right. Please take a moment to speak with your child about how best to use the daily moment of silence.
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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

Mon 10/31

1st Grade Field Trip to Mother Nature's Farm


Tues 11/1

PTSO Meeting, 3:30 (Harris Library)

Governing Board Meeting, 6:00 (District)


Wed 11/2

Early Release @1:55 PM

GPS Job Fair, 4:00 - 6:00 (Highland High)


Thurs 11/3

EL Science Center Field Trip

Harris Run Club!

We are so excited to offer Run Club at Harris! It will run from November - February and Ms. Hanohano will be the coach. We also have some scholarship opportunities available to assist families.


Register here: https://gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com/course/442/fall-youth-athletics-22/running-club

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Upcoming Events at Harris

Tues 11/8

Election Day! Make Sure You Vote!

PTSO Fun Run


Wed 11/9

Early Release @1:55 PM

Gilbert Community Excellence Awards, 6:00-9:00 (Location TBD)


Thurs 11/10

2nd Grade Field Trip, AZ Science Center


Fri 11/11

Veterans Day (No School)

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IMPORTANT DAILY SCHOOL REMINDERS


  • 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 in 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

Math at Harris is FUN! We are so lucky to be a Title I school. We have not only one, but TWO Math Specialists at Harris! Tanya Dunlap and Lori Rogers love Math, and share that love with the students. Mrs. Dunlap pushes in and works with small groups in two classes of every grade level to help inspire young mathematicians. Mrs. Rogers pushes in and works with small groups in the third classroom in all grade levels. In addition to pushing into classrooms, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Dunlap model Math lessons and provide Math materials to make learning Math fun. At Harris, we do WhAtever it tAkes to build Math minds!