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From the Principal ‚Äč

Dear Harvey Families, 

Happy October! I would like to thank everyone for attending our annual Open House/ Curriculum Night and our Back to School Bash last month. It was a great gathering for the Harvey community and a wonderful way to kick off the new school year with friends and families!  A HUGE “Thank You” to all of our Harvey Families for supporting our Jack Harvey Volunteers Walk-a-Thon fundraiser on September 27, making it a great success.  We appreciate your support.  I am looking forward to a fun day with our winner who will be “Principal for the Day!”  This student 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 Wednesday, October 3.  This is a part of our PBIS program and we look forward to recognizing our Harvey Eagles who are demonstrating these three important skills:  Academics, Citizenship, and Effort.

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 9 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. 

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 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! 

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 masks.  We will have our traditional Halloween parade, outside if the weather cooperates, or inside if it is raining. 

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

Sincerely,

Laurie Pritchard, Principal

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The mission of Jack Harvey Elementary School is to guide, support and encourage all students so they can reach their academic and social potential.
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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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