Harbins Elementary School Updates

July 16, 2014

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

Important Reminders

Online Registration Starts THIS SATURDAY

All students who are returning to Harbins will need to complete the online registration. The online registration will be open for completion starting on July 19-August 1. It is best to go online and complete this step prior to August 1 so you can spend more time with your child's teacher on August 1.

Remember that all required forms must be signed off through MyPaymentsPlus whether you plan to use the account for financial purposes or not.

Contribution Form FAQ

One question that is always asked is about the supply contribution on the Contribution Form. These funds go to pay for copy paper, toner, chart paper, lamination film, etc. that every classroom teacher uses. These funds go to support every classroom teacher for these expenses. All donations are optional. We appreciate your support!

We Want to Hear From Your Student!

It is time for our Harbins Tigers to start thinking about school! We want to hear about their summer. Please have your Harbins Tiger go to the Harbins web page at www.Harbins.org to access our Summer Reading and Leadership blogs. Have your student write an entry about the books he/she has been reading the summer. Mrs. Schmidt would love to hear all about the great books the students have read. Have your student also go onto the Leadership blog and share with Dr. Truett the many ways he/she has shown leadership this summer! We cannot wait to hear from our Harbins Tigers!

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

We will continue to have BYOD for our students in grades K-5. However, please note that students are not permitted to bring their own devices until after Curriculum Nights. Students may start bringing personally-owned devices on Monday, August 18. We look forward to our students being able to continue to use their devices to support learning in the classroom!

We will have student headphones for sale at our Harbins School Store during Registration Day.

Archer Cluster APP

Be sure to download the Archer Cluster APP on your phone to stay connected to cluster news and updates. The Archer Cluster SchoolInfoApp is free and can be found in the Apple App Store and on Google Play by searching for “Archer Cluster”.


Here are a few pictures so you can get a "sneak peek" at the cafeteria mural! It is beautiful and we cannot wait for you to see it in person! The mural truly captures the historical feel of our community. Thank you to our PTA for making this possible!

Class Lists

Class lists are posted on the doors at the front of the school. Teacher letters to students have been mailed along with supply lists. Our supply lists are also posted on our web page at www.harbins.org.

Registration Day- Time to Meet the Teacher

Back to school registration day will be held on:

August 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We ask that students whose last names start with the letter A-L attend from 8:00-10:00. We ask that students whose last names begin with the letter M-Z attend from 10:00-12:00. This allows for parking and quality time with the teacher. We appreciate your help in allowing us to have a smooth registration.

First Day of School

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Curriculum Nights for 2014-2015

Curriculum Nights for 2014-2015

  • Tuesday, August 12 for grades K-2
  • Thursday, August 14 for grades 3-5

Mark your calendars now for this very important parent meeting!

New Kindergarten Parents

New kindergarten parents will receive a letter in the mail this week, no later than Saturday, with your student's registration information and directions on what you need to do next to complete enrollment at Harbins Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year.

Run-off Elections

Run-off elections will be held on July 22. Don't forget to vote!
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