Peek at the Week

February 2, 2016

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream." ~ Anatole France, writer

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Chatham Chats

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedules to join us for Innovation Fair. We had a great turn out, and we were so happy to celebrate an evening of learning with you.

Don't forget our dance coming up on February 12.

It's GREAT to be a Harbins Tiger!


Tiger Tales book - The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

Clinic Corner

Parents if you have a child that has frequent accidents or a Kindergartner/first grader, please put extra clothes in your child's book bag. We are running very low on clothes in the clinic. So, if your child comes to the clinic with wet clothes, they may call you to bring them clothes, because I may not have anything to fit them in my closet. If your child borrows clinic clothes, please wash them and return them as soon as possible, so someone else can use them. ALL kindergartners and first graders should have a baggie of clothes in their book bag just in case!

Please make sure if you already have a change of clothes in your child's book bag, you change out the summer clothes and add winter clothes. Lots of friends have been coming in with shorts, and it has been way to cold for those lately!!

Thank you for your help with this!

RFL - Faculty vs Parents Basketball Game

School Closings Due to Weather Issues

When there are possibilities of school closings due to weather issues, be sure to go to Channel 2 - WSBTV, or listen on the radio to 95.5 or AM 750 to see if Gwinnett County Schools are Closed or Delayed. These are the official sites for Gwinnett County. If Gwinnett County Schools are not listed then we will be in school.

Remind 101 - Instructions

Enter this number: 81010

Text this message: @harbinsf

I will use Remind 101 to send you text reminders about important school information.

Valentine Dance Volunteer Sign Up

I just signed up for Harbins Valentine's Dance 2016 and you should too! Sign up now on VolunteerSpot:

Please sign up for Harbins Valentine's Dance 2016 on VolunteerSpot today!

Valentine's Dance

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"Day of" Transportation Changes That Occur After Your Child Arrives at School

Below is information that is noted in the handbook but we wanted to bring to your attention as a reminder.

If a transportation change is needed after the school day has begun, you will need to contact the school by phone and send a signed note by fax, including a copy of your picture ID, stating the change in dismissal transportation for your child. Phone calls alone will not be accepted as verification of the needed change in transportation. Please do not send an email to your child’s teacher, as he or she may not have the chance to check messages prior to dismissal and we must have a note with a signature and a picture ID for changes in transportation. All “day of” transportation changes must be sent to the office no later than 2:00 that day. That is the only way we can ensure that the notice will be received and communicated to your student prior to dismissal.


The on-line purchase of Yearbooks will end on February 8, 2016. After this time, all purchases will have to be made by cash or check only while supplies last.

McDonald's Spirit Night is Wednesday, February 3rd. A percentage of sales come back to Harbins.

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BYOD Device Guidelines

Shopping for a device for your student this holiday season? Please refer to this guide developed by Gwinnett County Public Schools to help inform your purchase.

CCRPI Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this very important survey. Your feedback will be a part of our schools CCRPI score, and it is important for us to hear you!

Safety Reminder

Please remember that all visitors to the school must enter through the front doors and sign in. Each visitor should wear the yellow name tag at all times while on school grounds.

Teachers and staff are engaged with children from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Please help us preserve that time. We ask that if you need to speak with a staff member, you set up a time with that person. This way, we can ensure we are devoting our attention to the children in the building and making sure we meet your needs.

2015-2016 Promotion Criteria

Please use the following link to locate the current promotion criteria.
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Fridays Are Spirit Days!

Wear your favorite Tiger spirit shirts on Friday to show your school spirit! Help your class win the School Spirit Paw!