September 19, 2021

Posted by Daniel Garcia on 9/19/2021

Dear Harrison Families,

It is interesting to note that this upcoming week will be our first full week of school! I want to thank the parent community for continuing to support us as we continue to keep our schools as safe as possible and get our children into the routine of learning.

Each and every day I see the efficiency in which students are entering the building promptly and safely. Please continue to do your best to get your children in the building by 7:50. Please remember to follow all parking ordinances and look for signs if parking in the surrounding community.

When reporting attendance, please use the genesis portal to input any upcoming absences or tardies. Please note that when inputting a tardy, you need to mark it as an absence and write in the notes the reason for the tardy. We will change the attendance once your child enters the building. Absences are not to be reported through emails or by phone anymore. Thank you for learning this new district protocol.

Thank you to all those who supported our 5th-grade bake sale on Friday and for the committee that will continue to organize fundraisers for our 5th graders this year! We will continue to raise money for 5th graders, so please support these events throughout the year.

Coming up this week is our Fall Family Picnic! Thank you to our PTA for organizing this event for our entire family community. The picnic will begin at 5:30 this Wednesday, September 22nd. However, I am monitoring the weather and will make a decision by the end of the school day on Tuesday if we need to use our rain date of October 6th. I look forward to seeing our community spread out on our beautiful property.

Back to School night will be virtual this year, for the safety of our entire community. Teachers will be broadcasting from their classrooms between 6:15-8:30. I will send a schedule out to our entire community so you know what time to enter your child’s “classroom”.

As always, thank you for all that you do to make our school the wonderful place it is!

Upcoming dates:

Sept 22 - PTA Family Picnic, 5:30-7:30 pm
Sept 28 - Picture Day
Sept 28 - BOE Meeting, 7:00 pm
Sept 30 - Back to School Night (Look for letter detailing events on Tuesday)

October dates:

Oct   4-8 - Week of Respect
Oct   6 - PTA Family Picnic (rain date)
Oct  11 - Columbus Day - School closed for students - Staff PD day
Oct  12 - BOE Meeting, 7:00 pm
Oct  14 - PTA Game Night, 6:30 pm
Oct  18 - PTA Meeting/Book Fair Preview
Oct  18-22 - School Violence Awareness Week
Oct  19-20  - Book Fair
Oct  19 - BOE Meeting, 7:00 pm
Oct  25-29 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct  29 - Halloween Parade

Warm Regards,
Daniel Garcia

"We all belong. We fly together."