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From the Principal ​

Dear Harvey Families,

November is the time of year when our thoughts tend to focus on being thankful.  With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I always take the time to reflect on all of the beautiful things in my life for which I am thankful.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at Harvey.  This is such a hard working group of educators who put the needs of our students first, and work tirelessly to provide our children with engaging learning experiences that challenge them yet meet their unique educational needs.  I am so grateful for our wonderful Support Staff (office, custodians, and paraprofessionals) that provide their services for our staff and students to make our mission of educating our children possible.  I am very thankful for our Harvey families that provide support for our students at school through volunteer efforts, as well as assisting at home with homework and reading to the children at home.  Most of all, I am grateful that I have the chance to work with all of our students.  What a rewarding experience it is to be able to be the principal of Jack Harvey Elementary!

It is hard to believe that the first marking period is officially over!  It has been filled with excellent lessons and learning experiences, field trips, Book Fair, Picture Day, Walk-a-Thon, Trunk or Treat, and our Halloween Parade.  Thank you to all of those people who made these events possible.  One of the most important events we have during the school year is Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Conferences will be held on November 14th and 15th.  Please be sure to attend your scheduled conference time with your child’s teacher, as they will be providing very important information for you regarding your child’s progress in school and how you can partner with your teachers to help your child at home.  At Harvey we believe in the importance of a strong home-school connection, which is crucial to our students’ achievement.  Our goal is to have 100% participation for our Fall Conferences.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

As the holiday season is fast approaching, we will have the opportunity for our students to give back to their community through our Kiwanis Food Drive sponsored by our Student Council. Students, parents and staff will have the opportunity to donate canned/boxed food items in the coming weeks.  We will also hang up our annual Harvey Giving Tree which offers an opportunity to purchase gifts for families in need.  Notes will be coming home soon with details.  Once the donations have been collected, they will be delivered to families in need.

From our Jack Harvey family to yours, wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Laurie Pritchard


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