Greetings Harrison Super Stars,
As you know, at Harrison Elementary School we value academics and character. Since September, we have embraced a character trait per month. So far our learners have learned about responsibility, respect, and citizenship. In December our focus is on caring! Please speak to your children about different ways they can show caring towards others! At Harrison we are going to participate in the "Heifer Read to Feed" reading
incentive program. The goal is to help children practice literacy skills by promoting reading while helping Heifer International provide livestock to struggling families around the world. Our learners will request pledges from family members for reading as many books as possible over a one week period, and the funds will be donated to Heifer International. Did you know that $20 could purchase a flock of chickens for a family? At the local level, our PAT is collecting new mittens, gloves, scarves, and blankets to donate to the homeless. It is important for all of us to be, the change we want to see, in the world!
Harrison families thank you for supporting our Popcorn Palace Fundraiser! We expect the delivery to arrive by December 19th! I'll let you know as soon as it arrives. I'm looking forward to the delivery as their popcorn is DELICIOUS!
December is an exciting month filled with many activities. On Friday, December 9 and December 16 our PAT is hosting Movie Nights! On December 20 we are wearing RED to embrace CARING; on December 21 at 1 pm we are watching Polar Express to welcome winter while wearing our PJs, on December 22 we have our Winter Concert, and on December 23 it is Ugly Sweater Day!
Please note that the school will have a half day on December 23 and we return to school on January 3, 2017. Please make arrangements to pick up your children at 12:45 as everyone is leaving immediately following dismissal.
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,