Greetings Harrison Super Stars,
Happy Autumn! I love when autumn arrives and the air feels crisp in the morning. This past September our teachers focused on assessing our learners to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Now that October is here, we are ready to provide focused instruction to help our learners succeed. All our learners have data binders and they will monitor their learning throughout the year.
As your children's first teachers, it is important that you to continue to assist them. I'd like to offer monthly parent workshops on a variety of topics to support your efforts. Perhaps you need help in mathematics, technology or reading. Please let me know what topics you are interested in learning more about, and I will do my best to address your needs.
This month's character theme is R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Please speak to your child about the different ways they can live a respectful life. For example, they can respect themselves by making healthy choices. They can be respectful by following the school rules, and they can respect others by being kind to them. The color associated with "RESPECT" is yellow. We will have a Respect Parade on October 28, 2016.
Please note that at the end of the month we will have our Scholastic Book Fair! We are planning a Monster Literacy Night on Friday, October 28, 2016. I hope you will all come out and support our school!
Thank you to all the families and local businesses that supported and/or attended our Taste of Diversity Multicultural Festival on September 30th! A great time was had by all, as we celebrated our differences!
In addition to being our monthly theme, this year's theme at Harrison Elementary School is Respect! We expect our learners to show that they respect the value of their education by coming to school prepared to learn every day. This includes completing all assigned class and homework in a timely manner, asking questions, and sharing their experiences! HARRISON STARS know that in order to succeed they must always Stay safe, Think and make good choices, Achieve excellence, and Respect themselves and others!
I am looking forward to a wonderful 2016-2017 school year! HES families, if you have any questions or concerns please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 908-298-2052. Hope to see you soon!
Yours in Education,