Harlan Elementary School

Summer 2020

Heroes Enjoying Success

We will create a culture of high expectations through motivation and bring awareness to student self-worth. We will help our students grow confidence and empathy. These aspects will produce a sense of pride, which will be seen in our entire Harlan community.
Happy Summer 2020

Item Pick Up

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YEARBOOKS ARE IN!!! They will be available during item pick up. Any questions please contact Ms. Crawford at nncrawford@florencek12.org.

Summer Resources

Parents/Guardians/Community Members,

We are excited that our students may keep devices throughout the summer. There will be no teacher-assigned work over the summer but students will continue to have access to all Student Online Resources.

Information is listed below on some of the additional resources we have available.

10 Summer Art Challenges

Dear Harlan Artists:

Now that it’s the end of the school year, I want to give you 10 Summer Art Challenges. Look over the list below and complete these ideas in any order.

********Take picture and share ideas on Seesaw!!!********

  1. Supplies: Buy a little bit of paint or construction paper, scissors and glue or other art supplies at the Dollar Tree to use all summer. Find a box to keep your stuff in and decorate the outside with your name.
  2. Make a Summer/2020 Scrapbook out of recycled materials like newspaper or other paper in a stack folded down the middle. You can glue or tape things inside of your scrapbook, or paint or draw with crayon right over the newsprint. Fill it up! Bring it back to school!
  3. Chalk Art: when you do Mrs. Cayson’s lesson, you can also create some artwork by taking a section of sidewalk and designing the whole thing like it’s your piece of paper. Take a picture!!
  4. Cereal Box Challenge: What can you do with a cereal box? Just thinking about this is a brain booster! Make a list! Try one of your ideas. Hint: you can always use a side of the box to color on. What can you do with a whole box? Come up with as many ideas as you can.
  5. Paint on a Tin Can to keep your pencils in. Get an adult to help you make sure it’s a safe can, not sharp.
  6. Nature Rubbings: some of you might remember taking the side of a crayon with something under the paper, like a leaf and creating a rubbing. Place this in your scrapbook! Take a picture!
  7. Stone Painting: Everyone remembers reading Scribble Stones with Mrs. Arnett. Make another painted stone!! Keep it or give it away!
  8. Make a Rainbow: Really! Take a glass of water to a window where and when the sun is shining and you should see a rainbow in your room. See if you can put a piece of paper down over the real rainbow and copy over it with crayons.
  9. Paper Sculptures: Collect paper towel tubes, newspapers, cardboard and other recycled stuff, then build! A sculpture is a 3-D art object, not a picture! You will need glue, or tape or a stapler to join your stuff together. Of course, you can paint this!
  10. Make a Collage: Use a sturdy rectangle of cardboard as the backing. Cut shapes out of other interesting scraps like other pieces of cardboard, newspaper, junk mail or magazines. Feel free to paint on your scraps before or after you glue it all together. You can make this a picture of something, or just arrange it in a colorful or fun way.

Remember, keep creating, and I love and miss all of you!!!!

Stay safe,

Miss Amina Hall


iReady is a great program to teach and assess Reading and Math. Students can continue to work on their path.

Reading Resources

Capstone Resource

Remember, with the Harlan Capstone username and password, students have access to over 4,000 books to read (these books have an audio feature so students can listen to the story while text is being highlighted). To locate books on Capstone by reading level, click on the ATOS (AR) filter at the top left corner. It is broken down by grade levels (Ex:1.0-1.9).

Username: continue

Password: reading


Use the username and password to Bookflix below:

username: Learning20

password: Clifford

Goodnight, Harlan

We are excited to announce our Goodnight, Harlan videos that started last week! Each week the videos are posted on our Twitter (@HarlanFalcons1), Facebook (@HarlanElementaryPto) and website.

CLICK HERE to see where we were featured in the Alabama Best Practice Center's Blog.

CLICK HERE to view ALL the videos posted so far.


Assessing Student Resources

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If you hover over the "i" it will present you with the necessary username and password for each resource.
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Tech Support

Throughout the summer, the tech support will be available to help every Monday from 12-4 pm and every Thursday from 7-11 am. Students can keep devices throughout the summer. There will be no teacher-assigned work over the summer but students will continue to have access to all Student Online Resources.

Tech Center located at 541 Riverview Drive

Library News

Click the title above to visit Mrs. Arnett's Library Website

Have a question, concern or feedback? See the graphic below for effective ways to share that information.

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Help HES Earn Money

Order Papa Johns Pizza? Help Harlan Out!

Help Harlan out by using the Promo Code: HARLAN.

Order online, delivery or carry out, and 10% of all orders go to Harlan! #DollarsforDough

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Shop at Publix? Help Harlan out!

Sign up for Publix Partners in education today! Go to the site below and create an account. Choose Harlan Elementary School as your Publix Partner school.
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Box Tops for Education

We collect Box Tops for Education! Please send with your student to be collected in the main office.
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