Peek at the Week
September 4, 2015
This past week at Harbins, we celebrated many amazing things. I had the privilege of recognizing our August Leaders in Learning. I was inspired by our children who could explain to me so perfectly why they were leaders in learning. We also celebrated our initial fundraiser success by singing and dancing in the lunchroom. The students’ enthusiasm was catching, and I believe they had quite a bit of fun. If you have not established your child’s account for the PTA Read-a-Thon, please do so! This is a great way to encourage our students’ reading and support our PTA. At the end of the day on Friday, we cheered on our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Connor, and our Support Person of the Year, Mrs. Latimore, with our parade throughout the school. What a wonderful tradition that allows the entire school to honor our special staff representatives!
I hope you have all enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing three day weekend.
It is GREAT to be a Harbins Tiger.
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.
Early Release Days in September
Support our Archer Tigers!
High Five Game of the Week
Archer v Grayson is in the running to be the Featured game on Fox5 this week, but we need your votes. Follow this link
and cast your ballot for Archer.
Voting ends on September 10th at Noon!!
Last year we earned over $3200 from Box Tops, which helped us purchase much needed technology for our school. Our first contest of the the year ends October 1.
Please send in your box tops in groups of 50. Separate bonus box tops from regular ones, and make sure you only send in ones that are dated before 10-1-15.
If you turn in more than 100 box tops before October 1st, you will receive a prize!
These are the 3 ways you can turn in box tops:
Student Medications and Medical Conditions
Parents, please remember that all medicine must come in with a parent, this includes cough drops/lozenges and any kind of creams. You may go to the Harbins website and print out the Administration of Medication form to bring with you. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IT ON THE BUS WITH YOUR CHILD!
Also, if your child has any kind of medical condition, please contact Jennifer Samples in the clinic. This is includes, but is not limited to, allergies, asthma, seizures, chronic illnesses and cancer.
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CONFERENCE
September 15 - 5th grade
September 22 - 4th grade
September 29 - 3rd grade
October 6 - 2nd grade
October 13 - 1st grade
October 27 - Kindergarten
Read-A-Thon - PTA Fundraiser
Remember we have some awesome incentives for signing on sponsors for our Read-a-Thon.
The classrooms in K-2 and 3-5 with the highest sponsorships will have an ice cream party and will receive an Amazon gift card for classroom books!!!
The students in K-2 and 3-5 with the highest sponsorships will share the title of principal for the day!!!
If we reach our goals, students will have some opportunities to watch Mrs. Chatham be silly!
Free and Reduced Meal Participants
2015-2016 Promotion Criteria
Important PTA Dates for 2015-2016
9/1/2015 Fundraiser Kickoff
9/14/2015 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
10/5/2015 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
10/17/2015 11:00-3:00 Harbins Days Fall Festival
11/2/2015 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
11/12/2015 6:30 PTA General Meeting / Veterans Day Program
11/30/2015 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
12/5/2015 9:00 Breakfast with Santa
12/10/2015 6:30 PTA General Membership / Holiday Program
1/11/2016 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
1/28/2016 6:30 Instructional Fair
2/8/2016 5:30 PTA Open Meeting / Officer Nominations
2/12/2016 6:30 Valentine's Dance
3/7/2016 5:30 PTA Open Meeting / Slate Officers
3/24/2016 6:30 PTA General Membership / Spring Musical / Vote Officers
4/14/2016 6:30 PTA General Membership / Spring Musical / Announce Officers
5/3/2016 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
5/9/2016 5:30 PTA Planning Session (open to all members)
Pack 529 Cub Scout Round-up
September 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
What is Cub Scouts and who is Pack 529?Pack 529, chartered by Harbins Elementary PTA, has dedicated leaders and volunteers who are tasked with teaching Cub Scouts both fun and valuable lessons that will help them progress in the Cub Scout Program and in life. What makes Cub Scouts truly unique is the opportunity it gives the entire family to be involved in each child’s scouting adventure. From volunteering with the pack to leading activities at home, parents can take full advantage of the time they’ll have participating in their Cub Scout's life. Cub Scouting is the foundation of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). While it is designed for boys in the first through fifth grades, this program really involves the whole family. Whether it is camping, hiking, or racing a pinewood derby car there is always a unique adventure happening for you.