Peek at the Week

January 23, 2015

Nothing feels safer to a child than a parent who cares enough to set limits.- Dr. Joan Munson


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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Harbins Annual Instructional Fair on January 29 from 6:30-8:00. Join us to learn about STEM and the amazing learning that your students participate in each day!

Congratulations to our Junior Beta Club Inductees! We are so proud of these outstanding leaders!

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Celebrating 100 Days of School

Relay for Life Hat Day

Donate $1.00 to Relay for Life and wear your favorite hat to school on Friday, January 30.

Mark Your Calendars and Put on Your Dancing Shoes!

Harbins Elementary Valentine's Dance
Friday, Feb. 6th from 6-8pm
$1 admission or two canned goods to help support the PTA food drive!
Children 3 & under are FREE!!
Come join us for some family FUN!

Harbins Fun Run

Mark your calendars! The Fun Run fundraiser kicks off on February 3. The Fun Run will be held on Friday, February 13. Schedule TBA. We hope you will be able to join us to cheer on your favorite student! Help us raise money to provide:

  • a small group set of tablets for every classroom teacher
  • a small group set of tablets for our special areas teachers
  • Study Island for All Students
  • Professional Learning Opportunities for our Teachers
With your support, PTA has helped us to work toward our goal of a set of tablets in every classroom. We have almost reached our goal. With your support of the Fun Run, we can reach our goal this year! Please consider making a pledge for your favorite Harbins Tiger!

Harbins Career Fair

Harbins Elementary School is excited to inform you that we will be having our annual Career Fair and Career on Wheels from 9:00 to 12:00 on Thursday, March 26th this year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about various occupations through guest speakers from our community.

« If you would like to speak to students about your occupation or if your occupation involves the use of a vehicle and you would like to bring your “wheels” please fill out the information below (click the link) and return it to your child’s classroom teacher by February 13th. The Career Fair will be held in our cafeteria and Career on Wheels will be in our front driveway.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation in our Career programs. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your careers!

School Bus Safety and the Stop-Arm Camera Initiative in GCPS


Please be aware of this information. This includes buses stopped for loading and unloading in our front drive of the school.

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is diligent in its work to ensure safe school bus ridership to and from our schools. As part of our bus safety focus, we teach students rules to follow as they get on and off the bus. We also would like to remind drivers of the rules they must follow when they encounter a school bus on the roadway. In 2011, lawmakers put into place a law to help keep children safe when they are loading or unloading school buses. The law outlines rules drivers must follow when they encounter a stopped school bus. Safety is a priority when it comes to transporting students and we all play a role in keeping kids safe.

In addition to raising awareness regarding bus safety and laws for drivers, GCPS is placing school bus stop arm cameras on buses as a deterrent for drivers who illegally pass school buses. During the 2014-15 school year, cameras will be placed on 300 buses. When the school bus stop arm is activated, the system automatically detects vehicles passing the stopped school bus, and records the violation. The violator will receive a citation in the mail. Thank you for your support of the safety of our students.

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Talent Showcase

February 27, 2015 6:30 p.m.

All students, grades K - 5, are invited to perform. Guidelines are in the January 23 Friday folder. Ms. Wood has audition forms.

Audition Dates: February 5: 3:15 – 6:00 Grades 4 and 5

February 6: 3:15 – 5:00 Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3

Rehearsal Date: February 12: 3:15 – 6:00 Kindergarten through grade 5 . Our younger students will rehearse first so they can leave earlier

There are no other dates to audition or rehearse. Students must attend the audition and rehearsal.

Box Tops

Don't forget to collect and send in your Box Tops. Turn trash to cash for Harbins ES! Collection sheets can be found on our web page for your convenience. The collection box is in the front lobby. Thank you for your support!

Harbins Science and Social Studies Fair--Time to Start Projects!

The 2015 Harbins Science and Social Studies Fair is coming! This year's fair will be held on March 12 at 6:30 PM. This is an exciting event that encourages students to think like young scientists and historians! All of the forms and information your child needs to participate in this event can be found on the Harbins website under the "Forms" and "News and Celebration" links. If your child is participating, here are a few important dates to remember:

March 2nd - March 4th - Projects Due

March 12 - Science and Social Studies Fair @ 6:30 PM


If you want to be sure that your student gets a copy of the 2015 yearbook, we strongly encourage you to order your book now. We sell out of books every year, and considering our higher enrollment numbers, we are certain that trend will continue. Don't delay!

Order your special Harbins 20th Anniversary Yearbook today!

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!
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