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Patriot Press August 23, 2019

News from Harris

Stay connected with the latest from Harris!

NWEA: Over the past two weeks, student completed their first round of NWEA assessments. You can find these results in PowerSchool now. To access these, please log into: https://powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us/public/home.html Once you login, click on student progress center on the left hand side of your screen. This will open up the student progress center where you will see tabs on the top of this page. Click on NWEA and select Fall 19-20 to see the most recent report. We will take this assessment again in the winter and spring.

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:

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.

Employment: GC still has several positions open. Please check out these opportunities by visiting the postings on our district employment page.

Staffing Update: We are pleased to share that we have hired a new library assistant after a careful search. Mrs. Crystal Stanley will begin in this position full time on September 3.

Transportation

Transportation: Things are going very well in the car line! Thanks for making the adjustment and prioritizing student safety.

As a reminder, we have three standard dismissal options: bus, car rider, and student/parent foot walker at Door 1. Keep our walking students at Door 1 safe by not parking in this lot. Our front entrance is not a car pick up or drop off area. You should not park in that area unless you are taking care of school business or signing out a student for an appointment.

As a reminder, there is no longer foot traffic pick up in the car rider line. Please do not meet students under our awning at door 15 or on the sidewalk.

School Dismissal Manager: We had a great first week using this as our primary method of communication for student absences and dismissal.

PTO Update

PTO: This week you received an update from PTO and a form to fill out to join the PTO email list. Please fill that out and return it to your child's teacher. If you need to contact our PTO, you may reach them by sending a message to gcharrispto@gmail.com. Their first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 2:30 PM here at Harris.

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 cbarkdull@gcsc.k12.in.us 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.

Calendar Items

Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) - Monday, September 2nd

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.

Riley Kids: One of our wonderful corporate partners is hosting a special fundraiser to support the kids receiving care at Riley Hospital. On Thursday, August 29 select Papa John’s locations will donate 20% of the day’s proceeds to Riley. Greenfield is a participating location.

"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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