Greetings and Salutations Harrison Families and Friends,
I wish you a happy and healthy new year! I am personally looking forward to a fantastic 2017 for all of us! My vision is that we will continue to focus on academics and character. In early January, our fourth grade classes will compete against each other in a "Battle of the Books." Representatives from each class will answer questions from assigned grade level reading texts, and the winning class will be awarded the "Battle of the Books" trophy and bragging rights until the next battle. In January, we will have also have our annual "soup-er bowl" soup drive. All soups will be donated to local food pantries in order to help families in need during the cold winter months.
Did you know that in late December interim reports were mailed out? If you received one for your child, please contact your child's teacher to discuss strategies that can be utilized to help your child succeed in this new year! It's important to realize that everyone learns differently, and we just have to work together to identify how to best support your child.
Calling all parents! In January we will begin offering workshops for parents! We plan to offer them in English, Spanish, and French/Creole. Brochures will be sent home during our first week back in school. Please plan to attend! We look forward to meeting and working with you!
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,