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7-17-19 Harris Creek Message



Hello Harris Creek Families,


We've had a great start to the school year and we are so glad to have you as part of our Harris Creek Family! I've highlighted some information/reminders about our school below. 



Student success is dependent on consistent attendance. Students must be in school every day unless they are ill or there is an excused absence. When your child is absent, please send a note or an email to the teacher explaining the absence within 2 school days following the absence. Any absence
without a note or with a note turned in more than 2 days after the absence will be counted as unexcused. In order for a student to be counted present, they must be in attendance for more than half the school day (9:15-12:30) or (12:30-3:45).


Bus Tags

Bus Tags are mandated for your child to ride the school bus AM and PM.  

Tags must stay on all year.  If you buy a new book bag you can cut the zip tie and send the tag with your child to school for us to reattach the tag to the new book bag.  If your child loses their tag, a $3.00 fee will need to be paid in order to replace it.  All Kindergarten & 1st Graders have Red tags. Bus drivers will not let students with red tags off the bus without an adult present at the bus stop. These students will be brought back to school for a parent to pick up from the school. Students in 2nd-5th grade have yellow tags. Students with yellow tags can get off the bus without an adult present. 



All parents must remain in their cars during carpool, for your safety.

Students must enter and exit from the passenger side doors, for their safety.

Turn on your flashers if your child needs help getting in or out of your car.

If your child is in a seatbelt that he/she can not buckle him/her self, please slowly pull up passed the handicapped parking to get out to help your child. 

Do not use your cell phones while in the carpool lane. This distracts drivers. Our students and staff's lives are precious, and so is yours!

Children are not allowed to walk out in the parking lot without a parent present. If you are parking to walk your child in, please keep your child close to you and have your child cross the parking lot with you. 

We have hundreds of cars that come through the carpool lane each morning. It only takes 1 distracted driver to cause an accident. Please follow our rules so we can keep everyone safe!


Open House

T 1, 2, 3 will have Open House for all grades on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

To accommodate parent schedules, each teacher will hold 3 sessions. If you have more than 1 child, please plan accordingly so you can attend all of your children's sessions.

Session #1- 5:30pm-6:00pm

Session #2- 6:10pm-6:40pm

Session #3- 6:50-7:20pm

The PTA has set up to have 2 Food Trucks present: Darn Good Dogs and Kona Ice. Please bring money if you are interested in purchasing dinner from Darn Good Dogs. Kona Ice will be Free, funded by the PTA.

Please consider joining the PTA, purchasing school spirit wear, or stopping by some of the other community activity booths that will be in the main hallway. 



The PTA is a group of parent volunteers from Harris Creek that work closely with the school to raise funds and support our students and teachers. Schools are not allowed to do fundraisers so the PTA organizes and holds fundraisers throughout the year to give items and support back to the students and teachers. Please consider joing the PTA to help out in any capacity. Membership is only $6. We love volunteers of all ages so please share with grandparents as well! We will have our first general PTA meeting on Monday, August 5 at 6:00pm in the Media Center. Please come and bring your neighbor! We will be discussing the budget, fundraising plan for the year, and how the PTA will be supporting the school. 


Walking Children in to School

We offer a period of 2 weeks to walk your child to their classroom. After that, we encourage all students to walk to the classroom themselves, to promote their independence. If your child struggles with the transition to school and he/she needs support with walking in to school on their own after the first two weeks, please speak with the teacher and an administrator so we can come up with a plan to help your child. 


Coffee Talks

Want to come and meet the administrators and discuss some ideas, concerns, or suggestions? We will have Coffee Talks scheduled throughout the year. Our first one will be 8/5/19 at 5:00pm in the Media Center.  Parents are encouraged to come in and talk with Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Dolan about happenings, ideas, concerns, questions, perceptions, etc.. about our school. Harris Creek Elementary is a very special place and we strive for all students and parents to be happy at our school. Building relationships together will help to continue to make this happen. We provide the coffee, just bring yourself!


Please mark your calendars for the dates below that happen in July & August.

7/23/19- Open House for Kindergarten through 5th Grade T 1, 2, 3- 5:30pm-7:30pm 

7/26/19- T 3 Tracks Out after school

7/29/19- T 4 First Day

8/5/19- T 4 Kindergarten Parents Coffee & Pastries 8:45am-9:25am (Provided by the PTA), Coffee Talk with Admin @ 5:00pm-6:00pm, PTA General    Meeting (Everyone is welcome & encouraged to attend!) @ 6:00pm

8/5/19-8/9/19- T 1, 2 Quarter 1 Interim Reports Come Home This Week

8/7/19- T 1, 2 BoosterThon Kick Off (School Fundraiser)

8/9/19- T 1, 2 Cultural Arts Assembly- Number Drummer

8/13/19- T 4 Open House- 5:30pm-7:30pm

8/15/19- T 1 BoosterThon Splash & Dash @ 9:30am-10:30am, T 2 BoosterThon Splash & Dash @ 10:40am-11:40am

8/16/19- T 2 Tracks Out after school

8/19/19- T 1 Meal Benefits Expire from previous year. Be sure to fill out a new Meal Benefits form before this date if you would like to be considered for free or reduced price meals, T 3 Returns to School

8/20/19- T 3, 4 BoosterThon Kick Off (School Fundraiser)

8/23/19- T 3, 4 Cultural Arts Assembly- Number Drummer

8/26/19-8/30/19- T 3, 4 Quarter 1 Interim Reports Come Home This Week

8/28/19- T 3 BoosterThon Splah & Dash @ 9:30am-10:30am, T 4 BoosterThon Splash & Dash @ 10:40am-11:40am



Proudly yours,


Tracie Sanchez, Principal