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10-22-19 Harris Creek Message

Good Afternoon Parents,


We hope your children enjoyed their day off yesterday. Our teachers were involved in trainings on supporting students Social Emotional Needs as well as working on their lesson planning during the day. Please read below to stay updated on what is happening throughout the school. Please see the 2019-2020 Parent Calendar attached at the end.


Welcome back Track 4!


Welcome Mrs. Price! She has joined us as a part-time receptionist to help in the front office. Come prepared with your Drivers License or ID, even if you come often, so she can get to know you. She will be here 2.5 days a week. 


McTeacher Night- Tonight- Tuesday, October 22

Come see your school family working at McDonalds in Heritage tonight, Tuesday, October 22 from 5-8pm! The address is 1001 Forestville Road, Wake Forest, Bring cash for Sundaes & Games! We get to keep all of the cash that is used to pay for the games and sundaes! 


Unity Day- Wednesday, October 23

Wednesday, October 23, is Unity Day. We will wear Orange to be United against bullying. Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Check out this website for resources and information about Unity Day and Bully Prevention and support.


T 1, 2, 4 Attractions Books Due Back to School Wednesday, October 23.


KidzArt- New Classes Start Thursday, October 24

KidzArt is a company that provides an after school art class on Thursday. KidzArt drawing lessons use a variety of fine art media, and create an environment that does not expect perfection but helps children see their own potential as capable and creative artists. Classes are on Thursdays (4-5 pm) in the art room when students are tracked in. New session will begin on Oct 24. Each session is different, so participation in the previous session is not a prerequisite. Students K-5 are welcome.


Sibling and WCPSS teacher discounts are available.


T 2 & 4 SOAR Pep Rallies will be on Friday, October 25

The topics will be on Persevering and Bullying Awareness. 


Coming Up Next Week:

Monday, October 28- T 1, 2, Interims for Quarter 2 go home, T 4 Report Cards go home for Quarter 1

Tuesday, October 29- T 2 & 4 PreK-2nd Grade- Once Upon A Flame performance

Friday, November 1- T 1, 2, 4 start Krispy Kreme Fundraiser, Family Fun Night @ 6:30-8:30pm, Fall Book Fair Open during Family Fun Night


November Highlights:

Veterans Day Performance- Friday, November 8- We welcome Harris Creek Family and Friends that have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. 2nd Grade families are encouraged to come as well to see their children perform. @ 10:00am in the Gym


Bookfair Open- Monday, November 4-Friday, November 15


Saturday Make Up Day- November 16:  T 1, 3, 4 have a make up day for the day missed on September 4. 8:45am-12:45pm


Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29- No School- Thanksgiving Break


Volunteer Opportunities:


Friday, November 1, 6:00pm-9:00pm- Family Fun Night: 


Friday, November 1-Friday, November 15- Times Vary- Fall Book Fair:



Incase You Missed Last Week:


News from your Student Support Services Team:


Our goal is to provide comprehensive support for all students and we'd love to connect with you. In order to keep you updated about upcoming events and resources we've created a monthly newsletter.

Check out our very first addition for October here:

The student support team is made up of your child's school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, and school nurse. We are here to support! Learn more about them here:

We’d like to hear from you on times and topics for future information and workshops that interest you. Your responses are anonymous. Please provide your feedback here:




Wake County Public Schools is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes again this year to participate in the Readvolution Program. A brief description: Students read, log reading time and books read, earn free tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game. Read more here:



Math Resources for Parents:


WCPSS has created a site to provide parents with resources to better understand the math concepts that their children are learning at school. Use this link to access the resources for all levels. This is also linked to our website under "Parents" then "Homework Resources."


Family Fun Night:


Join us for a night of fun, food, and Bingo on Friday, November 1 from 6:30-8:30pm. You will be the first to have access to the Fall Book Fair that night as well. Dinner will be provided. This night is made possible by the Harris Creek PTA. 

Donations Accepted for Backpack Buddies, but Not Required:  All food items must be individually packaged by the manufacturer. No homemade goods can be accepted.

Please RSVP by 10/30 to ensure we have enough food for everyone!

Are you able to volunteer that evening for even 30 minutes to give other parents the opportunity to play some Bingo with their family? If so, please sign up here:



2019-2020- Parent Calendar: 2019-2020 Parent Calendar



Have a wonderful evening!




Tracie Sanchez, Principal