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From the Principal ‚Äč

Dear Harvey Families,

As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and spring is in full bloom here in Michigan.  The trees are budding, flowers are popping up all over, and the grass is finally turning green.

The months of May and June are blooming with excitement and fun activities.  Our sixth grade students will be attending camp this month along with the Career Focus Luncheon.  They are also busy making preparations for their first year of junior high.  As our sixth graders prepare to move on from Harvey, we are busy preparing for our new class of kindergarten students who will join our Harvey family in the fall.  Kindergarten screening will take place in June and we look forward to working with our future students and their families.  Many of our classes will be taking field trips this month, having unique opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom.  Be sure to mark your calendar for our final Skating Party on May 11 and Field Day on June 1.  May and June are going to be exciting months of learning at Harvey.

I would like to take a moment to thank our JHV for their support this year. I encourage all of our families to get involved with the JHV and volunteer your time to help continue the long-standing tradition of collaboration among our staff and families.  We know that it truly “takes a village” to raise and educate our children and we need your support in order for us to be successful.  

I would like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” to all of our Harvey moms and “Happy Father’s Day” to all of our Harvey dads.  Please know how much I value the work that you do caring for your children.  I hope you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy your special day!

In May we celebrate “Staff Appreciation.”  I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication shown by all of our staff members every single day of the school year.  We have an amazing group of teachers, support staff, office staff, and custodial staff who come to Harvey every day and give their all for our students.  They approach their work as a labor of love and all of our staff members work tirelessly to help our students achieve. 
Thank you, Harvey Staff!

Mrs. Laurie Pritchard




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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