Greetings Harrison Families,
I can't believe June is here so quickly? Time flies when you are having fun, and this year we have had a great time learning and growing! The year isn't over yet, and we still have lots of fantastic opportunities to learn this month while having a phenomenal time!
In June our students will learn about health through our whole school assembly on Wednesday, June 1st. Did you know HES was awarded a Bronze Medal by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for our dedication to health and wellness? Did you see our HES Garden? It was designed and constructed by one of our own Shining Stars - Ms. Ringwood and her husband! We are very grateful to them! Wellness isn't just about healthy eating - it is also about movement! On June 9th our students will be moving their bodies during our Field Day. I'm looking forward to a great day. Thanks, Mr. Moriello for organizing this fun day.
We will also continue to learn about good character, and doing the right thing - even when no one is watching! HES was proud to receive national recognition for being a School of Emerging Character, and international recognition for having a fantastic Promising Practice - our Taste of Diversity - Multicultural Potluck Dinner!
HES families I hope in the upcoming school year, you will join our Health and Wellness Committee and our Character Committee!
STEAM education is a focus at HES, as evidenced by our wonderful Project Based Learning activities. In June, our service learning project will be to elect a candidate (gorilla, tiger, African wild dog, red panda) from the animals we learned about at the zoo. Our election will be on June 7th, and a donation will be made to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to support the winning candidate. Our children are so excited about this activity that they requested extra dress down days to raise funds for the WCS! Additionally, on June 10th, our 3rd and 4th grade students will work with scientists from L'Oreal to learn how to make shampoo!
It's never too early to figure out what you want to do with your life. That's why Mr. Granderson has organized a terrific career week for our students! Maybe singing is your thing - if so, then you will enjoy our school concert - organized by Ms. Nagy! It's on June 3rd.
Lastly, as you know, this year's theme at Harrison Elementary School is Responsibility! It is imperative that your children come to school prepared every day. They should have their homework assignments complete and be ready to learn! Please check your children's homework every night, and sign their homework pads. Also, 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,