Peek at the Week

October 2, 2015

"The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do." ~ APPLE, INC.
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Chatham Chats

Harbins Days is coming soon! Remember that we are selling tickets now . The class with the most pre-sale tickets receives a pizza party. We are extending the deadline until Wednesday, October 7. We have so many awesome things planned such as me kissing a pig! No one wants to miss that!

Please make sure you have visited our website and clicked on the link for the parent survey. This information is crucial to understanding how well we are meeting your needs.

This week, we will be starting several new clubs that will meet in the morning. If you are dropping your child off for a morning club, please use the inside lane of the bus lane and only let your child out on the sidewalk side. Remember that staff members and their families are also entering that lot. It is important that we watch out for each other for everyone's safety. Drive slowly! Thank you!

Remember that if you pick your child up in the car rider lane, you must wait in your car with your number displayed at all times. This is for the safety of all our children.

We continue to enjoy teaching the 7 Habits through our Leadership Academy Conference. Student leaders from Archer High School have been with us for the kick-off each time, and they have done an amazing job working with our children and showing how important leadership is. We are ARCHER!!

Looking forward to another great week. It is GREAT to be a Harbins Tiger!


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McDonald's in Dacula - Spirit Night - Wednesday, October 7th

We will open the lunchroom up for visitors beginning October 13. Please know that we do not have much extra space due to our increased numbers.

On November 3, 2015, Gwinnett voters will be asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax).

Please follow the link below to read more.

Important Clinic News


Please DO NOT send any kind of medicine or Natural Oils to school with your child. The oils are considered a medicine by the county, so they need to be kept in the clinic with the proper forms. This includes cough drops, tylenol, Benedryl, any kind of creams (calamine, Benadryl, neosporin, or toothache gel) or inhalers. All of these must be kept in the clinic. A parent must bring these in and fill out the correct paperwork. Any questions please call Ms. Samples in the clinic. 770-682-4272.

Hat Trick Reading Sheets

Hat Trick for Reading Sheets are due by Tuesday October 6th.
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Community Resources - We Need You!

Harbins community, we need your help! Please watch the short video below and fill out the form if you are willing to be a community resource for our students! We love making connections with adults in different fields to enhance our learning. Thanks!
Community Helpers

AAA Soccer After School on Tuesdays

Just a reminder that the AAA Soccer is not a school activity. This program is through the Archer Athletic Association. If your child is involved in this activity, you will need to send their note to stay after school and all of their soccer needs for the program with them to school. These items cannot be dropped off during the day at school. If they leave their soccer items at home, you will need to bring after school and meet them on the field once they are outside for the program.

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.


We are excited to announce our first Leadership Academy Conference! This year, our student leadership lessons will be delivered during a one day conference for each grade level. Please know that your child will receive the same level of instruction in leadership as we have offered in the past. See the dates below. We would love to see the children "dressed up" in their finest on their special day. At the conclusion of each conference, students will receive their Leadership Academy certificate.

October 6 - 2nd grade

October 13 - 1st grade

October 27 - Kindergarten

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2015-2016 Promotion Criteria

Please use the following link to locate the current promotion criteria.

Important PTA Dates for 2015-2016

Website: PTA Email:

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)

It is coming soon!

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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!