Dad's Club Movie Night - EVERYONE Welcome!

Join us tomorrow night, Friday, November 10th for Movie Night at Harvard Park. We will have food vendors: Rita’s, Tacos A Go Go, and Pinks Pizza all want to feed you!

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Bring your cozy blankets and mats (no chairs on the turf) to watch "Sing!" outside on this cozy November night with all your Harvard families. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Tshirt is Back by Popular Demand!

Given the overwhelming demand for the blue Harvard star shirts, we are placing another order. Pre-orders may be placed at the Harvard Eagles Spirit store until Friday, October 13 and will be delivered by the end of October. Please contact fundraising@harvardelementarypta.org if you have any questions or difficulty placing an order. http://harvard-elementary-pta.myshopify.com

Pre-K/Kinder Mixer on for this Friday, Sept 8!

We welcome all new Harvard Families to come meet your teacher and school community.

We are also looking for experienced Harvard parents to help with this fun Mixer and T-Shirt sales. If you are able to help for these TWO very SHORT EXCITING HOURS, please contact Whitney (community@harvardelementarypta.org) or Lorri (fundraising@harvardelementarypta.org) asap.

Sign up to help us right here! Your older kiddos are welcome helpers if they accompany you!

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PreK and Kinder Playdate is this Saturday! Harvard T-Shirts will be on sale

Parents of incoming Kindergarten and Prekindergarten students: Our final summer playdate is this Saturday, July 8 from 9-11 am at Procter Park! Bring you kiddos to meet future classmates and friends. This is a great time to meet other parents as well and let your kids get to know each other. Rita's will be on site serving complimentary delicious Italian Ices.

Also - Harvard T-shirts will be available for sale!  T-Shirts cost $15 and you may pay cash, credit, or check.

See you at Procter Park!

Whitney Stoebner, Community Building VP

whitstoebner@gmail.com

 

 

Sign your child up for Summer Garden Lessons at Harvard!

Summer Gardening Lessons with Urban Harvest are back!

This is a great opportunity for the children of Harvard to get moving outdoors before the afternoon heat kicks in & Ms. Priya makes it educational too! 

Drop off is allowed, however, Ms. Priya requests at least one Parent Volunteer per 10 children to provide the most fun and rewarding experience possible to our young gardeners.  All parents are welcome!

Please send children wearing clothing that may get dirty and with plenty of water.  Since we are striving to be as sustainable as possible, reusable water bottles are highly recommended and can be refilled at the water fountains if need be.  

Summer garden classes are open to all Harvard students so sign up early to ensure your spot!

*In case of rain, Please meet Ms. Priya inside the school in the hallway in front of the office.  She will have an indoor garden craft or activity for the children

School Supply Orders: Here's what you need to know!

Dear Harvard Families,

As I hope you have seen in recent communications, school supply ordering is now open through Sprout School Supplies.  I wanted to provide some background on the Harvard PTA's decision to change vendors for the 2017-18 school year.  We considered several factors:  availability of products and packaging options to meet our faculty's and students' needs, ease of on campus delivery logistics and price.  Sprout met our initial criteria, in providing our teachers the exact supplies they wanted at prices in line with last year's vendor for the same supply list.  With Sprout, Harvard gets the additional benefits:

  • Delivery of supply kits directly to the classroom, reducing the need for parent volunteers to sort and deliver supplies
  • Longer ordering window -- deadline is July 31 rather than in early June (better for new families!)
  • Grade levels were able to select their preferred packaging (grade level in bulk or per student kits), which saves the Harvard faculty time unboxing individually packaged supplies and significantly reduces packaging waste

If you have clicked through to purchase supplies, you may notice that the prices seem higher than last year.  In reviewing the line item details of each grade, the price increases are generally due to two factors: (1) additional supplies requested by our teachers and (2) opting for branded products over generic.  Additional supplies include printer paper, EXPO dry erase markers and headphones for each student to use in the upstairs computer lab, which will improve learning through better performance and hopefully will reduce some of the hygiene (i.e., lice) problems Harvard faced this year.

 Online ordering is open now at School Supply Kits - Harvard Elementary School Supply Kits - Sprout School Supplies

 If you have questions or feedback about the program, please do not hesitate to contact me at fundraising@harvardelementarypta.org.

Kind regards,

Lorri White

VP, Fundraising - Harvard PTA

Save the Date: Harvard Heath and Wellness Fair!

Saturday, May 6 from 9 am - noon

Join us on campus for activities, games, and presentations designed to help Harvard families live healthy, happy lives! Activities will be happening across campus in the garden, under the pavilion, cafeteria and Harvard Park.

    • Plant your own seedlings
    • Sample fruits and vegetables
    • Yoga and meditation
    • Hurricane preparation
    • Sign a health pledge
    • Student presentations
    • Summer safety
    • Exercise demonstrations
    • Water safety
    • Healthy eating
    • First aid information
    • Hula hoop and basketball competitions
    • And much more!!

If you are interested in volunteering or participating as a presenter or leading an activity, contact Rhetta Detrich; rhettadetrich@gmail.com

Help us show our appreciation for Harvard Faculty and Staff!

Help celebrate our outstanding Harvard educators.

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and the PTA is organizing breakfast and dessert days to applaud our Harvard faculty and staff for their hard work. Help us by bringing an item!

Sign up here!

Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd. Please bring items to the teacher's lounge by 7:15 am. On Wednesday, May 3rd we will have a dessert buffet. Please bring dessert items to the teacher's lounge by 10:00 am.    

We need your help in making this a special event to show our wonderful teachers how much we appreciate them!  

Thank you,

Geetika Moore and Laurie Moreland,  Teacher Appreciation Leads