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Harvey students leave a permanent legacy
Approximately 400 students helped to design and paint a new painting on canvas that has been hung at the entrance of Jack Harvey elementary.
What's New in 2016-2017
Harvey Elementary students and parents are returning to some exciting changes for the new year. Here is a look at "What's New" for this year.
See Our School in a Whole New Way
Ten Things You Need to Know Our Redesigned Website
UCS ThunderQuest storms into Henry Ford II
Lego Robotics teams will compete on November 11
Coding gets things moving at Flickinger Elementary
Students learn how to program mini robots
Ike, Stevenson present choir concerts
Join us Wednesday for our Fall Choir Concerts

From the Principal
Dear Harvey Families,

Happy October!  This is such a great time of year with the beautiful fall colors, cool weather, perhaps a trip to the apple orchard or cider mill, and fun fall celebrations.  For me, the best part about fall is the fact that our students are fully involved in their learning.  I have had the great pleasure of visiting all of our classrooms, and our teachers are creating engaging lessons for our students.  Children are using technology to enhance their learning, they are involved in high-level thinking activities, they are working collaboratively with classmates, they are participating in discussions that allow them to demonstrate their learning, and they are creating projects that show a deep knowledge of all subject areas.  Our classrooms are very busy places full of learning! 

We have a lot of fun activities planned this month for our Harvey community.  We are looking forward to our Walk-a-Thon on October 5 (rain date is October 6), which is our main fundraiser for the year.  The student with the most donations will be “Principal for the Day” and will have a fun time visiting classrooms all around the school, handling lunch duty, and doing all of the fun things a principal gets to do in a busy school day!  Our first Academic, Citizenship, and Effort (A.C.E.) assembly will be on Monday, October 2.  This is a new addition to our PBIS program and we look forward to recognizing our Harvey Eagles who are demonstrating these three important skills.  Please plan to join us for Trunk or Treat on October 27. 

Our staff and our Jack Harvey Volunteers were so excited to welcome many new faces to our September JHV meeting!  We are looking forward to seeing many parents at our next meeting on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Free child care will be provided for the evening meeting.  We really need your help in order to continue all of the fun and educational programs our volunteer group provides for our students. 

Halloween will be here soon, and we look forward to a fun time.  Students may wear school-appropriate costumes.  Please do not send your child to school with any toy weapons or scary masks.  We will have our traditional Halloween parade, outside if the weather cooperates, or inside if it is raining.  More information will be coming home as the date gets closer.

Enjoy this wonderful month of October and all of the beauty it brings. 


Mrs. Pritchard, Principal


Our vision at Jack Harvey Elementary is to provide high-quality and authentic learning experiences within a caring community.  This will enable and empower students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

The mission of Jack Harvey Elementary School is to guide, support and encourage all students so they can reach their academic and social potential.
March is Reading Month so make sure you and your child are working to meet their reading goal.  Reading with your child every day helps to build their reading comprehension skills and helps to instill a life-long love of reading.  Enjoy spending time reading as a family not only during March but all year long!

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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