Harbins Elementary School Updates

July 30, 2014

‘Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation’ – C. Everett Koop

Important Reminders

Lunch Guests in the Harbins Cafe--Please Note Changes

We are growing, growing, growing in enrollment. As a result, we regret that we will not be able to have guests for lunch for the first few weeks of school until enrollment settles. After that time, we can make adjustments to the lunch schedule once we determine how many students we will have this year.


Until that time, we will need all lunch seats for students. We will keep you posted and let you know when lunch is open to guests once again. We love having our parents and grandparents join us for lunch so we hope to be able to have guests once again very soon!

School Council Parent Nominees and Elections

The Harbins Elementary School Council is accepting nominations for a parent representative to the School Council. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please read the letter below and complete the nomination form. The link for the nomination form is included below as well. The deadline to submit a nomination is August 7, 2014. The School Council election will be held during the week of August 11-15.

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.


Please click the link below for a list of skills that we ask that you teach to your child on his/her device before sending the device to school. This will allow us to maximize instructional time and allow your child to maximize learning time by knowing these skills in advance.

Online Registration

Please complete online registration and complete the final registration steps by 2:00 on July 31 to ensure that the teacher has your child's information when you arrive 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.

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!

Class Lists

Class lists will be posted again on August 1.

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 will ask parents to verify the student information and transportation information while at registration. We ask that you give extra careful attention to this to be sure it is correct while you are here with us.


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!

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”.
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