April 14, 2022
Message from Mr. Agius
Last Saturday, some of our 4th and 5th graders took part in Science Olympiad. The team did extremely well placing 2nd overall in the competition. We also had 2nd and 3rd graders participate in the Math Pentathlon. Big “Thank you” goes out to Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Leslie, Mrs. Mills, and all of the parent volunteers for making these events possible. They are no small undertaking.
Math Pentathlon Results
Brendan Propp – Gold Medal
Griffin Rocchini – Honorable Mention
Finn Coleman – Honorable Mention
Science Olympiad Results – 2nd Place Overal
Evan Foster & Layla Woerner - Precision Ping Pong - 1st
Robert Cook & Bronx Wood - Crash Car Eggspert - 2nd
Ava Krempa & Emily Murtfeldt - Mystery Architecture -1st
Sydney Breaugh & Kavia Bedi - Crime Busters - 4th
Roman Green & Ella Coletti - Energy Box - 5th
Camron Sadeghi & Shea McLaughlin - Energy Box - 6th
Ella Barrett, Safiya Youngblood, & Molly Hane - Reflection Relay - 6th
Clare Hulgrave & Sarah Wagoner - Starry Starry Night - 1st
Stella Cummings & George Wilson - Starry Starry Night - 6th
Charlie Graves & Sam Bunting - Weather or Not - 1st
Layla Woerner & Sofie Duesterhoeft - Weather or Not - 2nd
Nathan Haffey & Molly Hane - Wildlife Safari - 1st
Brennan Moore & Arya Campbell - Wildlife Safari - 2nd
Tia Adelson & Emily Fields - Charged Up - 3rd
Rishi Narula - Zowie Estimation - 3rd
Stella Cummings & Tia Adelson - Grasp A Graph - 2nd
Technology has provided families with additional abilities to communicate with their children. With this being said, all communications must come through the main office. Please do not have your child text or call from any personal devices (ie phones, watches, etc). Teachers and office staff will not deny any student the ability to call a parent. It is important for the school to know all the needs of students. The staff appreciates your cooperation with this policy.
I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!
The Next Week
Monday, April 18 (D - Day) - Camouflage Day (Wear the colors of the earth); Drama Kids Storybook Idol class after school (1st - 5th Grade) 3:55 - 4:55; Multisport class after school (K - 2nd) 4 - 4:45 PM; Basketball (3rd - 5th Grade) 5 - 6:00 PM; Digital Arts class after school (2nd - 5th) 3:50 - 5:00 PM; Nutty Scientists class after school (1st - 4th) 3:50 - 4:50 PM
- Tuesday, April 19 (A - Day) – Animal Print Day (Wear animals/animal print and bring in a stuffed animal)
- Wednesday, April 20 (B - Day) – Pajama Day; Math Pentathlon before school 8 – 8:45 AM; Robotics (3rd) after school 4 - 5 PM; Cheer/Dance/Pom class after school 3:50 - 4:50 PM; 5th Grade Math MStep Testing 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
- Thursday, April 21 (C - Day) – Exercise Day (Wear a jersey, hat or exercise apparel); Popcorn Day; Glee Club before school 8 - 8:40 AM; Robotics (1st - 3rd) after school 4 - 5 PM; 5th Grade Math MStep Testing 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
- Friday, April 22 – Green Day (Wear the color green to celebrate Earth Day); Get Fit/Walk to School Day; Robotics (K) before school 7:45 - 8:45 AM; Robotics (K - 1st) after school 4 - 5:00 PM
April is Autism Acceptance Month
April is Autism Acceptance Month where we’re celebrating Autistic voices! Throughout the month of April and beyond, we will be sharing a variety of educational resources and information from and about the Autistic community. When you walk around Harlan, you will see story walks about Autism and inclusion. As we work together to learn more, we want to move beyond awareness for the month of April to acceptance and inclusion all year round! Below are links of resources and videos to learn more about the Autisitc community. There is also a link to an Autism Acceptance Bitmoji Classroom that has a wealth of resources, information, and read alouds! Please take a few moments to share these resources with your family and celebrate Autistic voices!
This school year Harlan became a Unified Champion School through the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. This month our Harlan Huskies will be taking a respect and kindness pledge. At the end of April, all students will have the opportunity to sign our Harlan Unified Champion Schools banner and take the respect and kindness pledge. April is Harlan’s kickoff to continuing to create a more inclusive and accessible community for all learners.
-Harlan’s ASD Team
Earth Week - April 18 - 22
The Harlan Green Team presents Earth Week Spirit Week! Each day, members from the team will make school announcements to remind students how to take care of the environment. We will also be collecting money to adopt an endangered polar bear through the World Wildlife Federation (flyer can be found in link). On Friday, Earth Day, we will have a table with green activities before school, so be sure to stop by and see us when you walk to school!
Gleaners Canned Food Drive (repeat)
5th graders Annabel Cusmano, Taylor Simon and Hayley Sadeghi have organized a canned food drive to support Gleaners Community Food Bank. The drive will take place from April 11-29, and collection boxes will be located in the Harlan vestibule and throughout the school.
Gleaners’ greatest need right now is for non-perishable protein items such as canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken, and peanut butter, as these items are needed most and are most expensive for Gleaners to buy. Please consider donating one or more of these items. We are also collecting:
· Canned fruit and canned vegetables
· Canned beans
· Healthy cereal
Harlan Art Show
Wednesday, April 27th, 6-7:30pm
3595 North Adams Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Where: Harlan First Floor Hallways
What You'll See: Artwork from all Grade Levels (K-5)
Ice Cream Presented by Harlan Community Education
Hope to see you there!
Harlan 2nd & 3rd Grade Vocal Concert
Tuesday, April 26th, 7pm
Seaholm Auditorium, Birmingham, MI, USA
Harlan 4th & 5th Grade Vocal Concert
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7pm
Seaholm Auditorium, Birmingham, MI, USA
The Library Connection Highlights (updated)
Author Visit Book Order
Author visit book orders due by Monday 4/18/2022. Please use the order form link below:
School Library Month
Help us celebrate School Library Month! Ask your child to draw a picture, make a video or write me a letter about all the ways they love the library. Submissions will be put together into a collage to showcase in the school.
The School Store will be open on D Days from 9 - 9:45 AM through the end of the school year.
Are you looking for ways to help the school, but you can't donate time during the day? Consider clicking on the link below to purchase items for our school store. Thank you in advance!
It's Yearbook Time - Due April 15th
Harlan Husky Wear Pop Up Shop - Now through April 18th
Spring Spirit Week - April 18th through April 22nd
Click on this link for details:
Hummus Goodness - Orders Due April 19th
Click here for the order form and more details:
Walk to School/Get Fit Day - Friday April 22nd
K - 3rd Robotics Event
Monday, May 16th, 7pm
3595 North Adams Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Harlan's 1st Annual Color Run - May 21st
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, we have opportunities starting at $100 for any business owner. Email email@example.com for more info.
Committee Positions Open for 2022 - 2023
- April 18 - 22 - Spring Spirit Week
- April 19 - Hummus Orders Due
- April 22 - Walk to School/Get Fit Day
- May 16 - K-3 Robotics Event at 7:00 PM
- May 21 - Harlan's 1st Annual Color Run
Groves Forte 5K
Sunday, May 22nd, 9am
18801 Beverly Road
Beverly Hills, MI
Please join us for our 9th Annual Groves Orchestra Forte 5k! It will be at Beverly Park on May 22nd at 9am. All proceeds will benefit the Groves HS Orchestra Program by subsidizing our orchestra camp in the fall. It will also ensure that all orchestra students will be able to attend the camp, regardless of financial situation. Please register via the flyer link.
BPS Saturday School
Saturday, April 23rd, 9-11am
This is an online event.
The BPS Saturday School is back again this year and running virtually throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The BPS Saturday School provides free tutoring for BPS students grades K – 12 who need help in any grade level and in any academic area. Our BPS staff that serve as coordinators and their National Honor Society volunteer tutors are looking forward to working with students in need of tutoring on Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am each week (see official dates below). All K-12 BPS students are welcome to receive this free tutoring opportunity for ALL subject areas.
How to Join Saturday School
To join Saturday School, please click on the following Zoom link:
Saturday School sessions for the 2021-2022 school year:
April: 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21
School Lunches (repeat)
In case there is confusion on how the free lunch works this school year, here is the breakdown of what it includes and when a charge is made to a student account:
One complete lunch includes milk, entrée, and fruit/vegetable. There is no charge as long as all of those items are taken.
If a student has a second entrée, the student’s account will be charged $1.50. If a students want an individual serving of only one item, here is the breakdown of charges for it:
Milk - $0.50
Fruit - $0.50
Vegetables - $0.50
Juice - $0.50
Water - $0.50
Invoices for negative balance are sent home every Friday through the communication folder from the teacher. Charges can be viewed at all times through www.sendmoneytoschool.com and the office can be contacted if you need assistance with setting up your account.
Allergy Alert (repeat)
BPS takes all food allergies seriously, however, with the nationwide food supply chain issues it is not guaranteed that the menu items listed will be served that day. Unfortunately this means that fast changes does not allow for Chartwells to change to food items that may or may not contain allergens including peanuts and tree nuts. If you have any questions, please contact Pattie Guck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.