November is upon us and that means that it’s time to gear up for Parent & Teacher Conferences. Conferences will take place the evening of Wednesday, November 11th and the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 12th. Our fall conferences will be different this year as they will be held via Zoom or telephone. While this is a bit less personal, it does allow for you to attend conferences from the comfort of your own home, during a break at work, or from out of town…as long as you have a wifi connection. Each teacher has blocked time for parents to sign up for a conference. You can see the available conference times by using Signup Genius. To get to a teacher’s Signup Genius page you can easily click on their link. If you have multiple children, you can click on each teacher’s link and then select a time. The links were emailed out to families. You can also access the links by clicking on the title of this news article. Please be sure to sign up for a time slot!
News & Announcements
The Macomb Intermediate School District is holding a "Macomb Reads Festival". This is for pre-K through elementary grade families. There is a special materials pick up that will be held throughout the day on November 7th, along with special treats, followed by various virtual literacy events. If you click on the title of this message you will be able to open up the information sheet. You are required to preregister by following the directions on the informational sheet. Take a look at the information and see if this free fun event can work into your family schedule.
The celebrations for Cohort A students will take place on Wednesday, October 28th and the celebrations for Cohort B students will take place on Friday, October 30th. Despite not being able to have the parent volunteers, we are going to try to keep things as close as possible to our normal Halloween festivities. While we don’t wear our costumes to school, we will have our Orange & Black Spirit Day. Students can wear the colors orange or black on their class celebration day. Since we will be working around specials classes and NWEA testing, each teacher will be holding their class celebration at a different time. Start digging through your closets and drawers to find the correct colors to wear. Students can even wear a hat that is orange or black.
Just a reminder that you will need to adjust your clocks this weekend. Before going to bed on Saturday be sure to move all of your clocks BACK an hour. This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Get ready to represent your favorite team! We're having a special Spirit Day for students to show off their favorite team. You can wear a t-shirt, hat, socks, jersey, or even paint your face with your favorite sports team colors. Cohort A students will celebrate Sports Day on Tuesday, October 13th while Cohort B students will celebrate Sports Day on Friday, October 16th.
Wednesday, October 7th is a half day for BOTH cohort groups. Cohort B students will be meeting from 8:15 - 11:03 AM while Cohort A students will be meeting from 12:30 - 3:19 PM. For students that are registered for Latchkey, Latchkey services will be available for both cohorts. Please speak with the Latchkey personnel to sign up to attend. Please remember that if your child attends Latchkey on October 7th, you will need to provide a lunch for your child.
Our Harmon school picture day is coming soon! School pictures will be taken on September 28th for Cohort A students and on October 2nd for Cohort B students. Information for ordering pictures will be sent home with students. All students will be photographed so that their picture will be in the school yearbook. If you are interested in ordering school pictures for your child, please following the directions on the informational note.
Every classroom has been assigned a specific door for arrival and dismissal. The same door will be utilized for arriving and leaving school. Please click on the title of this news information to see the plan. The plan is also listed in the newsletter section under the "Principal" button.
Our Fall 2020 Kindergarten Visit will be taking place on Wednesday, September 2nd. Each kindergarten student and one parent/guardian can come to Harmon to meet their teacher, see their classroom, and find their desk and their locker. Please click on the headline of this article to see the specific times for students to visit. Times have been divided between Cohort A and Cohort B students. Mrs. Catalina, Mrs. Demers, and Mr. Seader are looking forward to meeting our new students!
Please click the hyperlink in the title for information regarding the Structured Cabling System Bid.