Harvey Green News

January 2023

Harvey Green Elementary School

Ms. Trisha Johnson, Principal tjohnson@fusdk12.net

Mrs. Penny Martinez, Secretary pmartinez@fusdk12.net

Mrs. Veronica Luna, Office Assistant vluna@fusdk12.net


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Harvey Green Calendar

Principal's Message

Harvey Green Families,

Happy New Year! We have had a wonderful start to the new year, even though we have had so much rain and cold weather. Please be sure that your child comes to school with a warm hooded jacket each day, as it can get cold outside during recess and lunch. On rainy days it is important that all continue to follow all arrival and dismissal rules. I encourage giving yourself more time to arrive as the traffic is usually much heavier.

We recently held our Harvey Green Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Yashaswini and Viaan. We wish them both good luck at the FUSD Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 17th at Weibel Elementary.

The Science Fair is quickly approaching. Please see below for the contest rules. We hope to have many students participate.

Next week, Harvey Green will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. During this time, we will encourage all students to complete as many acts of kindness as possible at school and hope they feel inspired to continue them at home! We will have activities throughout the week and a special spirit week.

Registration is beginning for TK and Kinder students for the 2023/24 school year. Be sure to register your children soon so they can have sibling priority.

Please feel free to call the office or reach out to us by email if we can assist your family in any way.


Ms. Johnson

Important Dates


17 ~ 6:30pm FUSD Spelling Bee- Weibel Elementary

18 ~ State of the District Forum- Info Here

20 ~ Paint Night- Flyer

23-27 ~ The Great Kindness Challenge- Spirit Week Flyer

23 ~ 10:15 Lunar New Year Assembly

25 ~ 8:45am Lunar New Year Parade


7 ~ 5:00pm SSC

7 ~ 7:00pm PTA

10 ~ Science Fair Projects Due

14 ~ 5:00pm Science Fair- MUR

School Hours

Regular School Hours

AM TK/K 8:20am-11:40pm

PM TK/K 11:45am-3:05pm

Grades 1-5 8:30am-2:50pm

SDC 8:30am-2:15pm

Minimum Day School Hours

AM TK 8:20am-11:40pm

PM TK 11:45am-3:05pm

All K 8:20am-11:40am

Grades 1-5 8:30am-1:00pm

SDC 8:30am-1:20pm

2023-2024 Enrollment for Continuing Students

Families of Grades TK - 5th students will receive information in the U. S. Mail in February 2023. This mail will include a letter that needs to be completed and returned the Harvey Green School office. You will also need to provide two proofs of residency.

New TK and K Enrollment

Is your child almost TK/Kindergarten age? 2023-2024 enrollment begins on December 23rd. If your child is born between 09/02/18 to 4/02/19, they are eligible for TK! If they are born between 09/02/17 to 09/01/18 they are eligible for Kindergarten. Please check here for information on how to sign up your child for TK or Kindergarten.

Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education (CHPSE)- 4th & 5th Grade

The Fremont Unified School District Board of Education and our school faculty believe it is important for students to assume responsibility for their own health and well-being. They benefit from instruction that fosters the development of positive health behaviors and the prevention of negative unhealthy behaviors. FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education (CHPSE) curriculum focuses on information that is essential for students’ well-being. This course of study conforms strictly to the guidelines provided by the California State Education Code 51933 and the California Healthy Youth Act.

These lessons will be taught by classroom teachers in the spring. Exact dates are still being planned and will be communicated to families at least two weeks prior to lessons beginning.

State law allows you to remove your student from part or all of the Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality lessons. Students opting out of lessons will be provided an alternate curriculum under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. If you do not want your student to participate in all or part of the Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality education program, you must provide, in writing (email or on paper), a note to your student’s teacher.

Links to the curriculum, opt-out information, and parent resources, can be found at: https://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/HealthResources.

Science Fair

We are excited to announce that the Science Fair is back. More information and contest rules can be found below. All students who are participating in the Science Fair need to set up their project in the MUR on Friday, February 10th between 8-8:20am. Families are invited to attend Harvey Green's Science Fair on Tuesday, February 14th from 5-6pm. Please be sure to carefully read all instructions, as the projects will be judged following that criteria. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Liaquat at kliaquat@fusdk12.net or Ms. Johnson at tjohnson@fusdk12.net. If you need a board for the project, you can pick one up from Mrs. Liaquat in the Science Lab.

Packet in English, Spanish and Chinese can be found here or available in the front office.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the following students for representing their classrooms at the Harvey Green Spelling Bee in December:

Mrs. Benedetti- Ayan & Sarah

Ms. Kaplan- Svana & Aliza

Mrs. Rice- Vennela & Viaan

Ms. Davis- Azaliah & Ruben

Mrs. Aggarwal- Alan & Yashaswini

Mrs. Cooley- Aryamik & Greyson

Mr. Scarson- Arnav & Jai Krish

Congratulations to Yashaswini and Viaan for winning the Harvey Green Spelling Bee!

PTA Reflections Contest

The PTA Reflections contest takes place in the early fall and we have several entries from the school that went to the district level to compete against other schools. There are several categories that a student can choose to enter. Congratulations to the following students that moved onto the the district level!

Vennela, Svana - Literature

Stavyaa - Music

Aarush, Stavyaa - Photo

Fatima, Nitara, Adhvika, Vivan, Annie - Visual Art

Yearbooks on Sale

If you would like to preorder a yearbook, payment can be dropped off to the school office. Cost is $22 before February 28. Please make checks payable to FUSD - Green.

Counselor Corner

Happy New Year Harvey Green!

With all the rain, I hope everyone is staying safe and dry. For January, the counseling topics vary by grade but include coping skills, making good decisions, responsibility, and goal setting. I'm excited to be back in the classrooms with the students! If you have individual concerns/questions, please don't hesitate to reach me @ dng@fusdk12.net or call (510) 656-6438 ext. 41255.

We also have the Great Kindness Challenge Week coming up (Jan 23rd-27th). Let's have some fun with a Spirit Week! During the week, I will be hosting a few activities for the students at school but don't let the kindness stop there. Try out these kindness challenges at home with your children!

FUSD Elementary counselors are hosting upcoming parent workshops! The first one will be on Thursday, Jan. 19th with the topic of Emotional Intelligence. Check out this flyer for details.

Talk soon,

Mrs. Ng

Free Breakfast and Lunch Daily

ALL Green students will have access to free meals here at school. Students will be asked every morning if they are going to get a school lunch so we can order the correct amount

of food. Please communicate with your child if you would like them to get a school meal and if they are choosing the meat or vegetarian option.

TK/K students are welcome to come through the lunch line and grab a lunch but there is no lunch supervision for TK/K students they will need to eat with a parent/guardian off campus.

Breakfast will be served daily in the MUR for any interested students at 8:05am. Parents/guardians are not allowed in the MUR. Students will be supervised while they eat and will be either released to recess when finished or if they are TK/K they will be walked to class.

For menus and more information please use this link.

Medication at School

If your child needs medication at school please use this link to get all necessary form. Health Forms

These forms will need to be completed and signed by the doctor so please try to get this completed before school starts.

FUSD COVID Safety Measures

There are many questions around COVID 19 and safety measures. Use this district link to find lots of helpful information. COVID Safety Measures


Per Board Policy any parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the District shall notify the District prior to or within five (5) days of any change in circumstance and/or a move which would affect their student’s residency (AR 5111.1).

Please complete and email the Change of Address Form with 2 proofs of new address residency to your current school.

FUSD is Hiring

Are you interested in working for Fremont Unified? We have many positions available.

PTA Corner- PTA Membership Drive, Donations and Matches

This is a reminder that our PTA membership drive is still going on and it's not too late to sign up as a PTA member and make donations! Our goal for the school year is to get 160+ members and $6000 donations+ matches. So far we only have 115 members and $3500+ donations, and we need your support to reach our goals.

Feel free to save the following links to learn more about what Harvey Green PTA has been doing for our school and children. If you like what we are doing, sign up online today!

Website: http://tinyurl.com/harveygreenpta

Membership: https://jointotem.com/ca/fremont/harvey-green-elementary-pta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harveygreenpta

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZFNeFdjdENjjqWcB3W2YA

If you have already donated to Harvey Green PTA, we kindly ask you to check with your employer and find out if they offer a matching program for your donations & volunteer hours. Harvey Green PTA has already set up accounts on donation match portals such as Benevity, GuideStar, Cybergrants, BrightFunds, YourCause, etc. where you could make donations & claim matches easily. We will be happy to assist you with your needs such as nominating Harvey Green PTA for donation matching or to provide you a donation receipt. Please make sure you are making donations and claiming matches to benefit Harvey Green Elementary PTA with Federal Tax ID 94-3216305.

  • Please note that on some portals, Harvey Green Elementary PTA may show up under the name of "PTA CALIFORNIA CONGRESS OF PARENTS TEACHERS & STUDENTS INC". This is the correct profile as long as the Tax ID matches.

Please email us if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support.


Harvey Green PTA