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Patriot Press November 22, 2019

News from Harris

Stay connected with the latest from Harris!

Toys for Tots: If you would like to make a donation to this cause, a collection box is available in the school office until December 6th.

NWEA: Students will begin their Middle-of-the Year assessments the first week of December. The information from this assessment helps us track how students are progressing and plan for appropriate instruction and intervention, so they are always encourage to give their best effort.

Character Recognition: These Harris students were recently recognized as the students of the month for the Character Trait of Truthfulness. We are so proud of our Harris leaders!

Feast of Plenty

Thanksgiving Feast of Plenty -- The Lisa Muegge Thanksgiving Feast of Plenty will be served on Thursday November 28th, 11am-3pm, at the Hancock County 4-H fairgrounds (620 N. Apple St.) in Greenfield. This free meal is available for dine in, delivery, or carry out. Meal delivery and transportation to the fairground is available by calling 317-335-7590. Callers are asked to leave their name and phone number and someone from the Feast of Plenty will return the phone call.

Those partaking of the meal will also receive a bag of the following grocery items, while supplies are available: 1 jar of jelly, 1 jar of peanut butter, 1 box of pasta, 1 jar of pasta sauce, 1 box of granola bars, 4 cans of fruit/vegetables, 2lb bag of rice, 1 bag of dried beans, 1 bottle of dishwashing detergent, 2 bars of soap and a 4 pack of toilet paper.

Individuals wishing to volunteer to help are asked to sign up at www.feastofplentyoutreach.com. All are welcome. Sign up for children under 12 is not necessary as they are considered serving with their parents. A confirmation email will be sent to those who register.

Preparations will begin on Wednesday November 27th at the fairgrounds from 10am until 2pm. Grocery sacks, pies and baked rolls can be dropped off at this time and again Thursday morning beginning at 8am.

Field Trips and Parent Volunteers

If you plan to attend a field trip with your student, you must have a background check on file. Please complete the Volunteer Application for this background check. The system has a delay, so you want to be sure to take care of this well in advance. The link is below.

Parent Volunteers: Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. Just click the link below! You have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips. The system has a delay, so you want to be sure to take care of this well in advance of volunteering.

Lunch Accounts: You may put lunch money in your child's account at www.ezschoolpay.com. There is a small fee and you will need your child's student number found in PowerSchool. Lunch money may also be submitted by check. Please be sure to keep your child's lunch account in good standing. Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a "block" on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items. Please talk to your child if you do not want them purchasing extra items.

Lunch Visits: If you plan to visit during lunch, please remember that school rules apply for students: students must remain in their assigned seat, follow cafe rules, ask to use the restroom and remain in the cafe. Any food brought should only be shared with your student. Due to food allergies and illness, please do not share food with other students.

PTO: At our November meeting, we planned the winter movie event for Dec. 12 after school. The next PTO Meeting at Harris is Jan. 15 @ 2:30 PM here at Harris. We hope you can join them.

Attendance: We encourage all of our students to attend school whenever they are well enough to do so. Good school attendance is important in helping students achieve academic and social/emotional success.

Calendar Items

Thanksgiving Break - November 27-29

PTO Movie/Game After School Event - December 12

Winter Break - December 23-January 3

2nd Semester Begins - January 6

PTO Meeting - January 15

MLK Day (No School) - January 20

ELearning Day 2- Wednesday, February 5

President's Day (Make Up Day if needed) - February 17

New From Around GC and the Local Community

Stay tuned for updates as we receive them throughout the year.

The Athletic Department at Greenfield-Central is excited to share with you the first edition of The Blue and Gold. The Blue and Gold is meant to provide you with event recaps, information about our teams, coaches and community members, spotlight our sponsors and build support for all of our student-athletes. Our goal is to release three editions of The Blue and Gold each year.

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