Harrison Elementary School

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  • JUNE 28, 2022 (7PM) BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING:

    The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7PM at the Central Office, 11 Foxcroft Drive. This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. Members of the community will have an opportunity to attend in-person or virtually via the webinar. The meeting will be livestreamed via the district’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LivSchools. The agenda and webinar link will be posted here on the day of the meeting. 

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  • Read the script of Dr. Block's 6/16/22 video message. 

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  • SUBSCRIPTION BUSING 2022-2023: The district provides free transportation for in-district students who live more than 2 miles from school in grades K-8; and more than 2.5 miles from the high school. Subscription busing is available for students who are not eligible for free busing. If you are unsure if you qualify for free transportation, please call the Transportation Department at 973-535-8000, x8013, BEFORE filling out this form. View the 2022-2023 Subscription Busing application.

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  • LPS SUMMER ACADEMY: LPS is committed to providing excellent educational experiences for students of all ages this summer! VIEW THE LPS SUMMER ACADEMY BROCHURE.

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  • LPS COVID-19 REPORTING FORM: To report a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms, please fill out the LPS COVID-19 REPORTING FORM.

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School News

Principal's Messages

  • June 12, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 6/12/2022

    Dear Harrison Families,

    What a fun-filled week! As I am sure you all heard, on Tuesday our Harrison students enjoyed a wonderfully planned and executed Field Day! The students traveled around to multiple centers where they practiced a variety of key gross and fine motor skills, all while playing cooperatively. Our students did amazing! Thank you to Mrs. DeVito and Mrs. Alamorian for organizing the cooperative games and to all the teachers who make this day possible. Thank you as well to our PTA for supplying parent volunteers for the day and the delicious Italian Ice treats that all the students are still talking about!

    Our Spring Picnic was a huge success! Thank you to our PTA for working hard to organize a fun day for our children. We had inflatables, a dunk tank, cotton candy, popcorn, spirit wear, pizza, snacks, and all our Harrison community! What else do you need to have a good time? Thank you again to the special members of the PTA who made it possible!

    Looking ahead to this week! On Tuesday, June 14th, and Wednesday, June 15th, we have our Spring Scholastic Book Fair! This is an excellent way to stock up on books for the summer months but also give back to the school. Please make sure to check all the information sent about the book fair for more details. This year, scholastic has organized digital wallets as another way for your child to pay for books at the book fair! It is also a special way to donate to your teacher’s library. Thank you in advance for supporting Harrison!

    Mrs. Caulfield needs your help to complete the inventory of the library media center before the summer!  Please remind your children to return all books by this coming Tuesday, June 14th (regardless of the day they normally have media).  Thank you so much!

    Just a reminder, the circle in front of the school is only used for buses and emergency vehicles. Please do not use the front circle to drop off or pick up your children. Please refer to our handbook sent at the beginning of the year for all information you may need about procedures. 

    Upcoming Dates:

    June 13 - PTA Meeting
    June 14 - PTA Spring Book Fair
    June 15 - PTA Spring Book Fair
    June 17 - Juneteenth - No School
    June 21 - Marking Period Ends - K-5
    June 21 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, 9:00am
    June 21 - 5th Grade PTA Powerhouse Studios  Event, 4:30
    June 22 & 23 - 12:00 Dismissal Days
    June 22 - 5th Grade Volleyball / Pizza Party
    June 23 - Clap Out - Last day of school
    June 23 - Report Cards on Portal

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia

    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • May 23, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 5/23/2022

    Dear Harrison Families, 

    Wow! What a hot weekend! I hope everyone stayed cool! It was amazing to see our 2nd graders performing their Butterfly presentation on Friday! I know all the parents would agree it was a pleasure to see our students excited about their learning! Thank you to our amazing 2nd Grade teachers and students for their hard work and enthusiasm!

    Amazing job for all our Harrison artists that were represented at the District Art Show at the Livingston Mall! We have an amazing arts program in Livingston and it is special to see our student's creativity on display!

    Multicultural Night is this Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00-7:00! Come out and enjoy the various cultures and countries represented by our Harrison Families! This event will take place on our Upper and Lower Blacktops! Food from the various cultures will only be served in our New Gym! 

    This week on Tuesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 25th Student Council will be holding a Spring Smencil and Eraser Sale. The Smencils come in a variety of scents and will be sold for $1.50 each. Erasers will also be on sale and prices range from 50 - 75 cents. Students will be able to purchase them during recess next to the New Gym on the Middle Blacktop. As always, the Student Council thanks you for your continued support! 

    All students who were absent for NJSLA testing will be making up their missed units in the next two weeks on a rolling basis. If your child was absent for any days, please make sure that they bring a charged Chromebook to school! If your child missed multiple days of testing, they will test over multiple days. 

    Great News! The PTA will be offering the Teacher Tailored supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items your child needs for the 2022-2023 school year! All orders will be completed online and the portal will be open from June 1 - June 23.  The Harrison PTA receives 10% of sales.  This was a great fundraiser for the PTA last year! Order your kit before the summer starts and you won't have to think about it again.  Click on this link for pricing and ordering information. If you have any questions please contact Melissa Cetta (melissacetta@yahoo.com). Thank you Melissa for always supporting this program!

    Also, please see the following flier for the district's Brain Camp program that takes place from July 11-July 28 if you are interested in signing up for the program. 

    Upcoming Dates:

    May 24 & 25 - NJSLA-Science - Grade 5
    May 25 - PTA Multicultural Night
    May 26 - PTA Multicultural Night Rain Date
    May 27 - No School - Snow Day Give Back
    May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

    June Dates:

    June  1 - Spring Concert, HMS, 7:00-9:00 pm. June  2 - Kindergarten Play
    June  3 - Character Connections
    June  7 - Field Day (Rain Date June 13)
    June  8 - Incoming K visit
    June  9 - Incoming K visit
    June  9 - 5th Grade Camp Party, 12:30
    June  9 - Incoming K Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm
    June 10 - 5th Grade Orientation at Harrison
    June 10 - 5th Grade Camp Party Rain Date
    June 13 - PTA Meeting
    June 14 - PTA Spring Book Fair
    June 15 - PTA Spring Book Fair
    June 17 - Juneteenth - No School
    June 21 - Marking Period Ends - K-5
    June 21 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (Invitation to Follow)
    June 21 - 5th Grade PTA Powerhouse Studios  Event, 4:30
    June 22 & 23 - 12:00 Dismissal Days
    June 22 - 5th Grade Volleyball / Pizza Party
    June 23 - Clap Out - Last day of school
    June 23 - Report Cards on Portal

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia
    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • May 15, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 5/15/2022 2:10:00 PM

    Dear Harrison Families,

    This week many of our 3rd graders have finished their NJSLA testing! We are so proud of these students for working hard every day. The NJSLA starts this week for our 4th and 5th graders! If you have a child who will be taking this test, it is important that they get a good night's sleep and follow normal routines for coming to school! Students should also arrive on time. If they are late, they will not be able to take the test for that day and must make it up on another day. It is also very important for all students to bring their charged Chromebooks to school.

    Also, parents of 4th and 5th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year (Current 3rd and 4th grade parents), we are excited to announce that the application window is now open to express interest for both our Elementary Gifted and Talented Art program and Gifted and Talented Music program. Students previously enrolled in either GT Art and/or GT Music do not need to reapply. All applications must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, May 26, 2022. Detailed information for both the GT Art and GT Music programs, along with the applications for both programs, can be found in the links below:

    GT ART Elementary School Application

    GT MUSIC Elementary School Application

    Our Multicultural Night is just around the corner! This year on May 25 from 5:00-7:00 (rain date May 26), enjoy our community for a night of celebrating the many cultures represented at Harrison School. This event is successful due to parent volunteers! Thank you to all the families who have already volunteered to create a table displaying your culture/country! The PTA would also like to celebrate by having pictures or short video clips of our students in various ethnic attire or traditional clothing of their heritage. If you can, please send pictures to harrison.multicultural@gmail.com with the subject line MCE2022. In addition, we are looking for additional volunteers! If you are willing to help in any way, please email the above-mentioned address.

    Upcoming Dates:
    May 16-20 - NJSLA Testing - Grade 4 & 5
    May 16 - PTA Meeting
    May 18 - District Art Show, Livingston Mall, 6:00 PM
    May 24 & 25 - NJSLA-Science - Grade 5
    May 25 - PTA Multicultural Night
    May 26 - PTA Multicultural Night Rain Date
    May 27 - No School - Snow Day Give Back
    May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia
    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • May 8, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 5/8/2022

    May 8, 2022

    Dear Harrison Families,

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in our Harrison Community! I hope everyone enjoys a relaxing day! Thank you to the PTA for organizing our Plant Sale on Friday and adapting to bring it inside for our children! It was wonderful to see our children walking around to pick out gifts to share with the important people in their lives. Not only was this a valuable lesson on the gift of giving, but this was also an important fundraiser! Thank you to all who supported it!

    The New Jersey Standards Learning Assessment (NJSLA State Testing) starts this week for our 3rd grade students and during the week of May 16 for our 4th and 5th graders! If you have a child who will be taking this test, it is important that they get a good night's sleep and follow normal routines for coming to school! Students should also arrive on time. If they are late they will not be able to take the test for that day and must make it up on another day. It is also very important for all students to bring their charged Chromebooks to school.

    Beginning tomorrow, May 9, 2022, parents should report early dismissals in the Genesis Parent Portal.  Parents are no longer required to call or email their child’s school if a student needs to leave early.  As of May 9th, all attendance reporting including absences, tardies and early dismissals should be reported using the Genesis Parent Portal.  Attendance reporting instructions can be found on the front page of our school website. View instructions for how to report early dismissals in Genesis.

    As you all may be aware already, on Friday,  May 27 there will be no school, due to the extra snow day that we did not have to use! Please use this extra day off to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to all the servicemen and women in our Livingston community who serve in the armed forces and also those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year has been opened! If you have or know of a family who has a Kindergarten aged child next year, please let them know to register ASAP. For more information about Kindergarten registration please click HERE

    Upcoming Dates:
    May   9-13 - NJSLA Testing - Grade 3
    May 16-20 - NJSLA Testing - Grade 4 & 5
    May 16 - PTA Meeting
    May 18 - District Art Show, Livingston Mall, 6:00 PM
    May 24 & 25 - NJSLA-Science - Grade 5
    May 25 - PTA Multicultural Night
    May 26 - PTA Multicultural Night Rain Date
    May 27 - No School - Snow Day Give Back
    May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia
    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • May 1, 2021

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 5/1/2022

    Dear Harrison Families,

    It was wonderful to celebrate with families after school on Tuesday for our Food Truck Fundraising Festival! The food and company of other Harrison families, while we are in Springtime bloom, was quite memorable. Don’t worry if you did not make it this year, I am sure the PTA will be planning it for next year! Thank you to all the PTA parents who worked hard to put together such an event for our community!

    We are looking ahead to an eventful May and June! Our PTA has been working hard planning for our Harrison Multicultural Festival that will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:00-7:00. The event will take place on our Middle and Back blacktops. This event gives students the opportunity to “visit” the multiple countries in the world that are represented by our Harrison families. This event is successful due to parent volunteers! Thank you to all the families who have already volunteered to create a table displaying your culture/country! The PTA would also like to celebrate by having pictures or short video clips of our students in various ethnic attire or traditional clothing of their heritage. If you can, please send the picture to harrison.multicultural@gmail.com with the subject line MCE2022. In addition, we are looking for additional volunteers! If you are willing to help in any way please email the above-mentioned address.

    As you all may be aware already, on Friday,  May 27 there will be no school, due to the extra snow day that we did not have to use! Please use this extra day off to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to all the servicemen and women in our Livingston community who serve in the armed forces and also those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year has been open! If you have or know of a family who has a Kindergarten aged child next year, please let them know to register ASAP. For more information about Kindergarten registration please click HERE

    Upcoming Dates:

    May   6 - PTA Plant Sale
    May   9-13 - NJSLA Testing - Grade 3
    May 16-20 - NJSLA Testing - Grade 4 & 5
    May 16 - PTA Meeting
    May 18 - District Art Show, Livingston Mall, 6:00 PM
    May 24 & 25 - NJSLA-Science - Grade 5
    May 25 - PTA Multicultural Night
    May 26 - PTA Multicultural Night Rain Date
    May 27 - No School - Snow Day Give Back
    May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia
    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • April 10, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 4/10/2022 2:10:00 PM

    April 10, 2022

    Dear Harrison Families, 

    What a Talent Show this past weekend! Our students showcased their talents as well as their bravery to perform in front of our community at Mount Pleasant Middle School and I couldn't be prouder! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who made running an event like this possible! Special thanks to Stacy Falcone, Priscilla Baute, and Sarah Bilancia who planned extensively to allow our children to feel the pride of showing off their talents!

    This coming week is unique. Teacher conferences are from April 12-April 14. All of these days are 12:00 dismissal days for students (Kindergarten dismissal is 11:53) to allow time for teachers to meet with all of you! Teachers have already shared sign-ups!

    Our rescheduled PTA meeting is on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm! This will be in-person for all who would like to attend.  The meeting will be held in the old gym.  Please enter through Door 4.

    Schools will be closed on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday as well as the following week, April 18th through April 22nd, for Spring break.  

    Our first Food Truck Fundraising Festival is happening at Harrison School on Tuesday, April 26th! Thank you to our PTA for organizing. Please see our communication from Friday, April 8 for more details! 

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open! If you have or know of a family who has a kindergarten-aged child next year, please let them know to register ASAP. For more information about Kindergarten registration please click HERE

    Upcoming Dates:

    Apr 12 - PTA Meeting (In-Person)
    Apr 12-14  Teacher Conferences - 12:00 Dismissal Days
    Apr 15-22 - Schools closed - Good Friday and Spring Break
    Apr 26 - PTA Food Truck Event

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia

    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • April 3, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 4/3/2022 2:10:00 PM

    April 3, 2022

    Dear Harrison Families,

    Our Student Council School Spirit week was very successful! Thank you to all our student council members in grades 1-5  and our teacher coordinators, Mrs. Piegari and Ms. Daugherty for developing a fun-filled week! 

    Report cards for the 2nd Marking Period are ready to view in the parent portal for grades 1-5. 

    Teacher conferences will be on April 12, 13, and 14. All of these days are 12:00 dismissal days for students to allow time for teachers to meet with all of you! Teachers will communicate sign-ups and more information tomorrow, April 4. 

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year has been open! If you have or know of a family who has a Kindergarten aged child next year, please let them know to register ASAP. For more information about Kindergarten registration please click HERE

    Upcoming Dates:

    Apr  5 - PTA Meeting (In-Person)
    Apr 12-14    Teacher Conferences - 12:00 Dismissal Days
    Apr 15-22 - Schools closed - Spring Break
    Apr 26 - PTA Foodie Truck Event

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia

    "We all belong. We fly together."





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  • March 27, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 3/27/2022

    Dear Harrison Families,

    Another wonderful week at Harrison and a lot to look forward to as well!

    This past week all students attended a special assembly focused on the "magic" of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day! Have a discussion with your children about what they learned and I am sure they can share the health benefits! This assembly is so important and I was happy that this year we were able to bring it back! Thank you to Mrs. Goldberg for organizing it for our community!

    A very important reminder regarding our carline procedures. For morning dropoff, it has come to my attention that there are many cars that arrive very early so that children can be the first ones to enter when the doors open at 7:35 am. Please be advised we also have early morning programs that require the use of the carline at 7:15 am. Please make sure that if you are arriving very early that you allow parents of students in early morning programs to enter and exit the parking lot. Also, children can only exit their cars in the designated drop-off areas. It is dangerous for children to get out of vehicles in the parking lot. If you are dropping off please make sure it is near the carline staff.

    Report cards for Grades 1-5 will be open to parents on Friday after school. Please make sure to check the parent portal to access your child’s report card.

    Conferences are scheduled for April 12, 13, and 14. All these days are half-day dismissals for students. Parents, please be on the lookout for conference sign-ups for zoom conferences with your teachers. If this arrangement or the times do not work for you and your family, please let your teachers know.

    Thank you to our PTA for purchasing a second Gaga Pit and for much-needed repairs to our playground equipment! The equipment will be arriving in the near future!  As the weather is getting warmer, these additions are definitely going to be enjoyed by all students during and after school! Thank you to our entire community for supporting our fundraising efforts throughout the year.

    The weather will be a little colder this week! Please make sure to bundle up your children so they can enjoy some outdoor recess days!

     Upcoming Dates:

    Apr  1 - Report Cards on Portal - Grades 1-5
    Apr  1 - Talent Show Rehearsal - MPMS
    Apr  3 - Talent Show - MPMS 12-4pm
    Apr  5 - PTA Meeting
    Apr 12-14    Teacher Conferences - 12:00 Dismissal 
    Apr 15-22 - Schools closed - Spring Break
    Apr 26 - PTA Foodie Truck Event
    Apr 27 - PTA Foodie Truck Event - Rain Date

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia

    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • March 20, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 3/20/2022 3:15:00 PM

    Dear Harrison Families,

    I hope everyone has enjoyed the beautiful weather that is beginning to shine through and that the first day of Spring is a sign of good things to come!

    Spring Pictures and Class Pictures will be taken this Thursday, March 24. It is great that this year the class will take a picture together as a community to remember the year. We will also take Club Pictures on Friday, March 25. All these pictures will be featured in the annual yearbook! 

    A friendly reminder  that Teacher Conferences were moved to April 12th, 13th, and 14th. All of these days will be early dismissal days.  More information to follow from me and your child’s teacher. 

    Thank you to all the families who have already created Double Good Popcorn accounts and have raised money for our 5th Graders! The sale finishes at 5:00 pm on Monday, so make sure you get your last minute sales in before then. If you do not have time to set up your own account to sell, please consider purchasing some popcorn through our general  Harrison Popcorn account. Thank you for your support!

    The student council has organized a Spirit Week for all of our students to celebrate the week of March 28th. Please see the attached flyer for your reference throughout the week.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Mar 24 - Spring Pictures
    Apr  1 - Report Cards on Portal - Grades 1-5
    Apr  1 - Talent Show Rehearsal - MPMS
    Apr  3 - Talent Show - MPMS 12-4pm
    Apr  5 - PTA Meeting
    Apr  6 - All Township Concert - LHS, 7pm
    Apr  7 - All Township Concert - Rain Date
    Apr 12-14    Teacher Conferences - 12:00 Dismissal Days
    Apr 13 - GT Art Show at Livingston Library - Grades 4-8
    Apr 15-22 - Schools closed - Spring Break
    Apr 26 - PTA Foodie Truck Event
    Apr 27 - PTA Foodie Truck Event - Rain Date

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia

    "We all belong. We fly together."

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  • March 13, 2022

    Posted by Daniel Garcia on 3/13/2022 2:10:00 PM

    Dear Harrison Families,

    Thank you to all the Media Volunteers who have been supporting our library all week! I have noticed a steady stream of volunteers and it makes a difference for our kids with all the parent support in our school! I look forward to seeing volunteers for our Art Appreciation lessons as well. Be on the lookout for more information from our PTA and your class parents!

    On Friday, I sent a message on behalf of our PTA - 5th Grade Committee explaining our Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser! This fundraiser was highly successful last year and the money raised helps support our end-of-year activities that benefit our 5th graders! Every family,  in every grade level,  can sign up and create their own individual pop-up store and email it to family and friends! This is only a 4-day fundraiser that starts on March 17 @ 5:00 pm and ends on March 21 @ 5:00 pm.  Let's send our 5th graders off in an amazing way! It is great to know that when you have children in 5th grade they are supported by the entire community through these types of fundraisers!

    Overall, our students have adjusted amazingly to our optional mask policies! Please continue to do what you and your family are comfortable with when making the choice. We are no longer asking for proof of vaccination for all our visitors during the day; however, all visitors must remain masked. We have also started our normal procedures, where parents must enter the building to sign children in and out of school. 

    March Dates

    Mar 14 - PTA Meeting
    Mar 17 - Marking Period Ends - Grades 1-5
    Mar 24 - Spring Pictures

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Garcia
    "We all belong. We fly together."





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