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9-10-19 Harris Creek Message


Good Evening Harris Creek Family,


Please take a few minutes to read through all of the important information below so you are aware of some upcoming events and what is happening throughout our school. 


Goodies with Grandparents 

The school and PTA will be working together to celebrate our wonderful grandparents in honor of Grandparents Day. We invite grandparents to come in to school on the following dates and times to have a treat together with their grandchild(ren). We will have a little activity to help our students get to know more about their wonderful grandparents. The event will be from 2:00pm-3:00pm to allow time for the grandparents to leave the parking lot before the start of carpool. 

Students in Tracks 2 & 4 will be able to enjoy Goodies with their Grandparents this Friday, Sept 13th from 2:00pm - 3:00pm in the cafeteria.
When signing up, please include your child's name and teachers name in the comments. We want to make sure we notify the teachers who will be attending ahead of time and make sure we have enough goodies for everyone!
We have rescheduled the event for Tracks 1 & 3 for a date when Track 1 returns, on Friday, October 18th from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the cafeteria. A new sign up link will come out in the near future.

T 3 & T 4 Fall Pictures are on Wednesday, September 18. 


Parent Partnership Nights

Partnerships between school and home are the foundation for student success. We invite you to start this partnership with your teachers on the following dates. Each evening will have a different focus so plan to attend all 3.


T 1- 10/8, 1/21, 4/21

T 2- 9/17, 2/4, 4/28

T 3- 10/8, 1/21, 4/21

T4- 9/17, 2/4, 4/28


Each evening will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Please note corrections to last week's message: Teachers will run 2 sessions each. Parents only need to attend 1 of the sessions per child/teacher. The rest of the time families can eat, parents can network, and check out the venders on site that support our school. 

Student Check In: 5:30-5:40pm

Session #1: 5:40-6:25

Session #3: 6:40-7:25

Dang Good Dogs Food Truck will be on campus so you can purchase dinner before or after your sessions.


Top 5 reasons to attend Parent Partnership Nights:

5. Childcare is provided and dinner will be available for purchase.

4. Create parent-to-parent networks.

3. Connect to what the students are learning.

2. Build a partnership with your teacher.

1. Receive free materials to support your child at home. 


Tracks 2 & 4 Parent Partnership Sign Up Here:



School Spirit Nights

San Juan Restaurant- 3501 Forestville Road, Raleigh- Tuesday, September 24 from 5-10pm. Be sure to tell them you are from Harris Creek Elementary and they will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the school from this Spirit Night.

Papa Murphy's- All local locations- All Year Long- When ordering from any Papa Murphy's online, include HARRISCREEK in the coupon code section and they will give back 25% from all online sales to the school. 


Have you joined the PTA yet? Check out their website for upcoming events and ways to support our school.



BoosterThon Update

We raised over $26,000 from our BoosterThon Fundraiser thanks to all of you! This is our best year yet! We plan to use this money to continue to purchase 70" SMART TVs for our classrooms. The teachers use these to project their instructional materials daily.  


Box Tops & Coke Codes

An easy way to help us continue to make money throughout the year is to send in your Box Tops and Coke Codes. We have competitions throughout the year but we accept them any time. Just send them to school with your child and have them turn them in to their teachers. 


Mark Your Calendars 

9/23/19- T 2, 3, 4- Attractions Books come home

9/27/19- T 2 & 4- Pastries with Parents from 8am-9am in the cafeteria. All parents are invited to come in and enjoy a pastry with their child before school. 

9/30/19- Teacher Workday, No School For Students

10/1/19- T 1 Attractions Books Come Home

10/7/19- T 1, 2, 3 Report Cards Go Home, Coffee Talk @ 5pm-6pm, PTA @ 6pm

10/8/19- T 1 & 3 Parent Partnership Night

10/11/19- T 1 & 3- Pastries with Parents from 8am-9am in the cafeteria. All parents are invited to come in and enjoy a pastry with their child before school. 

10/16/19- T 1 & 2- Fall Pictures

10/18/19- Clean Out Lost & Found, T 1 & 3 Goodies With Grandparents

10/19/19- School Beautification Day- Cleaning up the grounds outside and touching up paint on the inside

10/21/19- Teacher Workday, No School For Students

10/22/19- McTeacher Night 5-8pm

10/28/19- T 4 Report Cards Go Home


Have a wonderful evening!


Mrs. Sanchez