Harrington Happenings

October 16, 2021

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

Happy Sunday! There has been an explosion of color with the trees as of late! The sights and smells of Fall are upon us! We have a big week this week, we have a half Day on Tuesday, please remember we dismiss at 11:45. Also, very excited that our Harrington/Parker Trunk or Treat, Battle of the BOOs will be taking place on Saturday, at the Harrington parking lot from 3 - 5 pm. IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO YET, PLEASE SIGN UP TO DECORATE YOUR TRUNK! The students attending trick or treat at your trunks so the more that we have the more opportunity for our students to have a variety of trunks to get some treats at! Again, PLEASE SIGN UP TO DECORATE YOUR TRUNK FOR OUR STUDENTS!


Please remember that if you are changing the way in which your student will be dismissed on a particular day please send in a note with your student, or call the main office. Teachers will follow the consistent plans of that day unless there is notification from a parent/guardian to them directly. Students can be confused on dismissal plans which causes extensive confusion and a delay in the dismissal process. Again, please send in a note or call the office if you change the way your student will be getting home on any particular day.

Thank you for your continued support of Harrington. We are an inclusive community, a special community, a community that will continue to support each other.

Please ensure that you are receiving all communications from the school and that your contact information is up to date. If at any time you have changed your contact information, please let the school know so we can update our systems.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Harrington community. Please reach out to me or Karen with any questions or concerns as always.

Once again, remember to…"Push through your day, Smile, Be Happy, Stay Positive!"

Be safe! Stay well!

Rob & Karen

New Book Vending Machine Has Arrived

Half a year in the making, a direct result of our amazing Read-A-Thon Event! Our brand new Book Vending Machine has arrived! The new machine will hold 300 titles and runs on Tokens! Tokens will be earned through our PBIS program, focusing primarily at expected behavior during Lunch and Recess! The new program will be called Lunch/Recess Rockstars! We are the only school in the district to have a book vending machine, but I think it will become a trend that I am proud to say Harrington has lead the way!

Let's Stay Connected!

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You’re invited to Puzzles and Patterns, the Harrington Virtual Math Night

Come puzzle with us! Join us for some puzzles, videos, and fun ways to explore math as a family!

On Thursday October 27th at 7pm, come puzzle and play with Harrington teachers and other students & families from Harrington!

Hosted by math educator and Harrington parent, Dr. Molly Rawding along with Harrington teachers, we invite you to this evening of puzzles and popcorn (or any snack/food of your choice!)

Sign up by Tuesday, October 25th - space is limited to the first 100 families who sign up.

Sign Up for families: http://gg.gg/PuzzlesandPatternsMathNight

Puzzles & Patterns - Math Night - Event Trailer

Costume for a Cause 2022!

We are excited to announce our 2022 “Costumes for a Cause” event! Students and staff who choose to wear a costume to school on October 31st are encouraged to give a donation (suggestion of $1.00) in order to participate.

We will be establishing an organization to donate in the next couple of weeks. In the past we have donated to local animal shelters and St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.

Event Rules:

  • Costumes should be comfortable and safe to wear all day.

  • Costumes must be appropriate for elementary school (no monsters, zombies, etc.).

  • Costume provides no safety risk or distraction to the wearer or others in class. Must be easily set aside-nothing to trip over.

  • Absolutely NO weapons in the costume including, but not limited to: guns, swords/knives, chains, etc.

  • Students that do not plan on wearing, or do not have a costume are always welcomed to wear Orange and Black that day if they choose.


Please join us on Saturday, October 22 from 3-5 for our Battle of the Boos trunk or treat! We are in need of participants for trunk decorating and pumpkin carving to make this event a success - pumpkin carving is FREE to enter! Sign up for pumpkin carving here and trunk decorating here! In addition to trunk or treat we will have face painting and concessions! We hope to see you there!

If you haven't already, please enable AmazonSmile and select Harrington as your designated charity! Anytime you shop on Amazon a portion of your purchase can come back to Harrington at no cost to you! Please review the attached document for instructions on how to set up AmazonSmile to support Harrington.

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Battle of the BOOs Request

We are asking for the following donations of the below listing of allergy free candy for our incredible trick or treaters during the Battle of the Boos:

  • Charms Mini Pops
  • Dum Dum Lollipops
  • Utz snacks Cheese Ball or Pretzels
  • Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses
  • ANY product made by Tootsie
  • Haribo Gummy
  • Smarties Candies
  • Skittles
  • Starburst
  • Swedish Fish
  • Pixy Stix
  • GoGo Squeez Applesauce
  • Twizzlers
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Halloween stickers, tattoos , pencils
  • Bubbles
  • Spider Rings
  • Mini Play dough
  • Silly Straws
  • Mini Coloring books

Thank you as always for supporting Harrington!

C. D. Harrington Elementary School

“Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.”