News from Harris
Stay connected with the latest from Harris!
VIP Day: We look forward to meeting grandparents or special guests on Sept. 20th. Information was sent home with your students this week.
Imagination Library: We are helping to raise fund for this great community resource. Information about how students can have fun participating was sent home this week.
Staffing Update: Mrs. Dougherty, our music teacher, has accepted a new position in another district closer to her home. We want to thank her for her service to Harris; she will be missed! Starting on Monday, we welcome Mrs. Pam Johnson, a retired GC music teacher for the next few weeks. We will keep you updated on how we will fill this position in the long term.
Greenfield-Central School Foundation Red Letter Gala: Greenfield-Central School Foundation is holding their annual Red Letter Gala event on Saturday, September 28th. This is a great way to learn about our schools, celebrate this year's hall of fame inductees, and help grant a wish for a teacher. Please see the flier attached for more information. If you wish to register for the event you can do so at the following link:
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.
Book Rental: You may still submit this if you have not. Thanks to those who have already paid or set up payment plans. If you are on a deferred payment, then the due date will be September 20, 2019. Click on the button for the fees.
PTO: Their first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 2:30 PM here at Harris. We hope you can join them.
Immunizations: If you have not turned in your child's shot records, you will receive a letter in the mail in the next few days, and we will be contacting you by phone. If you are unsure of your status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance contact our school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 317-467-6731.
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.
Perfect Attendance: This is defined as ALL day of EVERY day. We understand that this is an important achievement for many students, but nothing is more important than your student’s health, so do not send them to school if they are ill simply so that they can receive this award at the end of the year.
PTO Meeting- Wednesday, September 11
VIP Day- Friday, September 20
Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, October 1
Fall Break - October 7-18
**CHANGE IN DATE: Fall Book Fair - October 25 - November 1.
Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, Oct. 28
Parent Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, Oct. 30
Book Fair Family Night - Wednesday, Oct. 30 (5-7)
ELearning Day 1 - Thursday, November 7
ELearning Day 2- Wednesday, February 5
New From Around GC and the Local Community
Stay tuned for updates as we receive them throughout the year.
"Fill a Truck" Local Event: The "Fill a Truck Fill a Pantry" food drive will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Walmart Parking Lot in Greenfield.
Harris is collecting non-perishable food for distribution to Hancock County food pantries, the Soup Kitchen, and Hope House. The food drive is organized by Greenfied Rotary, Greenfield Kiwanis Club, Greenfield Sertoma and the City of Greenfield.
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