Dear Harrison Families and Community Members,
Happy Spring! We are kicking off April with an amazing Activity Zone Assembly and our HES Health Fair. I hope to see you at our Health Fair on the evening of April 5, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm! On April 13th during our Responsive School Meeting, three of our fourth graders will share their special interests with us, and the students in Ms. Dragonas' and Ms. Luis' class will compete in a KAN Math Challenge to determine the winner of our NCAA Fruit Bowl! The winning class gets to choose the fruit served to everyone for dessert at lunch time!
Parents please speak to your children about the importance of "Trustworthiness" and how to exhibit this trait! We'll be presenting lessons on the topic and talking it up during morning announcements. The color associated with trustworthiness is blue and we will wear blue on Friday, April 28, 2017.
April is "Poetry in our Schools" month. To celebrate this month we are reading a poem during morning announcements, and our students will also write poems in their classes.
If you haven't had a chance to listen to our new HES song please click on the link -> song. It is wonderful! Thank you Ms. Nagy and Glee Club members for writing this song.
Please note the PARCC testing window is open from March 27 - May 19, 2017. At HES, our third and fourth graders will be testing after our spring recess. We will test from Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to May 16, 2017. We will schedule make-up exams in the afternoons, and also from May 17 - May 19, 2017. If you would like to see our testing schedule and some very useful PARCC sites please select the PARCC Icon on the banner of our website. Please keep helping your children with their homework assignments, and I encourage you to visit the PARCC websites to view practice questions. As always, please ensure your children have a good breakfast at home or at school, and that they get a good night's sleep. We appreciate your support!
This year RESPECT is our theme at Harrison Elementary School! 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!
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,