Patriot Press March 13, 2020

News from Harris

Stay connected with the latest from Harris!

Greenfield-Central is on Spring Break March 16-27. We look forward to seeing Harris students again on March 30, 2020. Should GC need to adjust our schedule or instruction after the planned break, you will be notified on email and social media.

Hoops for Heart Fundraiser

Thank you for your fundraising efforts. We raised over $1000!! Way to go, Harris!

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair will be the week of April 10-17, 2020. This year our family night will be, Saturday April 11th from 5-7 PM, during our PTO sponsored Spring Carnival and Family Night. You can find out more or volunteer by clicking on the link below.

PTO Spring Carnival

The PTO is sponsoring a family carnival at Harris on Saturday, April 11th. There will be many activities for students and families, along with a raffle items. More information will be available soon.

YMCA Fundraiser

The YMCA is sponsoring a hat day at Harris on Monday, March 30, 2020. Funds raised will be used to help fund scholarships for their summer camp program here at GC.

Visiting Harris

We are being told that the system we use to sign in visitors to Harris will soon be updated. The update will create a need for us to update the license scans for guests who have already visited this year. The system always runs a new check, but the archive of your license will be wiped with the update. Thanks for understanding, and please always remember your ID when visiting Harris.

IREAD: Third Grade Only

The IREAD 3 testing window for Greenfield-Central is scheduled for March 31st through April 3rd. This means that our students will take the assessment after spring break on the dates noted. Please avoid scheduling appointments on these dates. Thanks to PTO you can use the link below to volunteer to send in snacks for students during testing.

ILEARN: Third Grade Only

The testing window opens 4/20/2020. We will have take this test in the mornings on the following dates: 4/21, 4/22, 4/23 and 4/28, 4/29, 4/30. As always, please plan to be at school on time and avoid doctor's appointments in the morning on these dates.

Camp Invention Returns to GC

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).

PreSchool: Cougar Cubs Enrollment

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation’s preschool program, COUGAR CUBS, is proud to begin 2020-2021 enrollment on March 6th. Cougar Cubs Preschool welcomes all preschool children ages 3-5. Early learning is a valuable component to your child's future success in school, work, and life, and we are committed to high-quality care and learning in our program. We are currently rated a Level 3 in Paths to QUALITY, which means that our classrooms and teachers meet health and safety standards and your child’s day will be filled with planned activities, curriculum, and a nurturing environment. Cougar Cubs Preschool follows the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation school calendar.

Beginning on March 6th, applications will be available, or you can visit one of our elementary locations to fill out an application. Our Early Childhood Coordinator will contact applicants to complete next steps for enrollment.

Kindergarten Round Up

Students who are age 5 by August 1, 2020, and live in the Greenfield-Central School District should plan to attend Kindergarten Round Up. Please see the flier below for more information about this. We look forward to meeting you at Harris on April 7, 2020, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Should you have questions, please contact us at 317-467-6731.

If you have questions regarding early enrollment for students not age 5 by August 1, 2020, please click on the link below for more information.

Health Safety Reminders


PTO: The next PTO Meeting at Harris is March 11 @ 2:30 PM here at Harris. We hope you can join them.

Calendar Items

Spring Break - March 16-27

3rd Grade IREAD - March 31-April 3

Kindergarten Round Up @ Harris - April 7

Spring Book Fair - April 13 - 17

ILEARN Assessment Window: April 19th - May 14th

Awards Day - May 27

Harris Field Day - May 29

Last Student Day - May 29

Every Day at HArris


School Starts @ 7:50 AM

Harris AM Drop Off: Harris officially opens the doors to students beginning at 7:30 AM, using the car line off Elm Street on the north side of the building. Students left before that time are not supervised and left in an unsafe situation. Please ensure the safety of your child by supervising them until they are dismissed from your car by school staff.

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.


School Dismisses @ 2:10 PM

Leaving by car: Students who are being picked up by a car should use the car line off of Elm Street on the north side of the school. Staff will assist in safely loading students. Please leave your car tag visible until after your child has been claimed. If you do not have a car tag, you may be asked to pull around. If you are picking up a GIS student with a Harris student, it is recommended that you do not arrive early. It takes GIS students a while to walk over.

Leaving by foot: Students who live in a walk zone and leave on foot will exit out Door 1 by the office. For the safety of our walkers, car traffic in this area should be limited to guests with business at the school.

Harris uses the School Dismissal Manager program or app to manage transportation arrangements for our students at the end of the day. Parents may also use this to report absences or schedule early dismissal for appointments. To ensure an accurate dismissal, any change you need to make to your child's after school transportation should be done through this prior to 1:15 PM.

Field Trips and Parent Volunteers

Field Trips: 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.

Breakfast and Lunch

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.

2-Hour Delays & Breakfast: Harris does NOT serve breakfast on 2-Hour delays.

Lunch Visits: If you plan to visit during lunch, you will need to bring your ID. Please also 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.

News From Around GC and the Local Community

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

Greenfield Parks and Recreation

Greenfield Parks and Recreation -- Summer Kids Day Camp registration is now open for kids ages 6 through 12. The camp runs from June 1 through July 29. Only 75 spots are available. Visit greenfieldin.org/parks-online-registration to register.

GC Bowling Opportunity

Save the date! The Greenfield Central School Foundation is hosting a Bowl for G-C Students at Strike Force Lanes on April 18th from 6-10:00. It's only $12 for 3 games and shoes (a savings of $2.75). Don't like to bowl? There will be free face painting, balloon animals, photo booth and more. We will have a silent auction and if you bring your Kroger Rewards card, you can be entered for a free Kroger gift card. The classroom with the highest attendance will get a pizza party. Each student will receive a free bowling pass when they leave.

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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