Harris Weekly Update

MAY 4 - May 8

Message from the Principal

Harris Families:

Well May has arrived! Who would have thought that the last month of school would be spent at home? Nonetheless, we are entering the last month of our enrichment online learning and I hope that it has been a successful experience for not only your students but also for you as well. We look forward to the opportunity of opening our doors once again as we all miss your children. However, we do need to wait for directions from the Governor as well as the Department of Education.

In the meantime, please continue to support and encourage your children to participate in their Google Classrooms so that they can keep their skills sharp as we move into the next school year. Later in May, we will be collecting music instruments as well as inviting you back to get whatever materials have been left in your child’s desk. In addition, I hope to also have Spring pictures as well as the yearbooks to distribute to all.

I sincerely hope everyone is healthy and eager to return to school once we can. As always, please reach out directly to myself or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


-Bill Roth

“Whatever it Takes!”

Are You Moving?

We are in the process of planning for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Our office needs to know if your child will NOT be attending Harris Elementary next year. This information will help us project our staffing needs and prepare our records for a smooth transition for you and your child.

IF you are leaving Harris, please click HERE to complete the form no later than Friday, May 15.

Library News

Dear Families,

Our Gilbert District students now have free access to the myON digital library. From now until June 30th students will be able to log in and have access to over 6500 books and current event news articles. This will help them continue reading and learning—and provide additional opportunities for them to explore topics they are interested in.

What’s available

  • Thousands of digital books with optional reading supports for students from pre-K through grade 12.
  • Five daily myON News articles, which are written by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist, along with an archive of previous issues.

These resources can be accessed on any digital device that is connected to the Internet and are available 24/7. myON books can also be downloaded onto mobile devices for offline reading.

How to log into myON:

Go to:


This is a shared district account so all students will use the same log in.

Student username: myon

Student password: read

Happy Reading!!

Mrs. Duran


As we reach the end of the school year, its time to start thinking about next year! That also includes PTSO elections. If you have been wanting to be more involved in your children's school, this is a great opportunity. You are always welcome to volunteer, but if you would like to be an executive board member, of the Parent Teacher Student Organization, there are four positions.


You represent the board and are the liaison between your board, the administration and the community. Preside and conduct board meetings, be sure all paperwork is signed and filed, sign checks and know the budget, plan and execute events and fundraisers.

Vice President:

An assistant to the President, may hold meetings and other duties in the absence of the president. Perform other delegated duties as needed.


Manages the funds of the organization. Keeps an accurate account of all monies received and paid out, assists with the budget and provide an financial statement at each meeting.


Keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all the meetings, including voting, financial statements, etc. Perform other delegated duties as needed.

If you would like to run for one of the above positions, please contact us with your name and what position you would like to run for, and we will add you to the ballot. The deadline to be added to the ballot is Friday May 8th. Voting will take place the following week. You may contact us at

gilbertharrisptso@gmail.com or dayna.cole@gilbertschools.net

IMPORTANT UPDATE Regarding FREE Pick-Up & Go Meals

Here at Harris Elementary, we are proud to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to all children effected by the school closures.

**Drive thru ONCE per day to receive a breakfast & lunch between 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

*New times effective Monday, April 20th *


For other GPS locations please visit our District website @ www.gilbertschools.net


Parents may call the Helpdesk @ (480) 497-3417 from 6 am - 6 pm if their student has a technical issue with district-issued Chromebook. After hours, parents may leave a message.

COX COMMUNICATIONS is offering 2 months of FREE WiFi and $9.95 after that. Click the link below to see if you qualify.