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    A message from HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  January 3, 2020

     

    Happy New Year, Harlan Families!

    Students enjoyed a short week back with their teacher and classmates.  A two day week is a nice way to ease back into the swing of things.  However, it is hard to believe we are in a new year already and with that comes time to begin planning for next year.  On Wednesday, January 22nd, we will be hosting Kindergarten Round Up for the 2020-21 school year from 7 – 8pm in the Multipurpose Room.  If you know of any families with an incoming Kindergarten to Harlan next year, please let them know of this important evening event.  I really appreciate everyone’s help spreading the word!

    I hope that 2020 is off to a good start for everyone! 

    Sincerely,

    Alex

     

    HARLAN HUSKY WEEKLY NEWS

    THE WEEK WE RETURN!

    Monday, January 6 (B) – 5th Grade Spelling Bee Practice 

    Tuesday, January 7 (C)

    Wednesday, January 8 (D)

    Thursday, January 9 (A) – Math Pentathlon 8:00 – 8:45 AM

    Friday, January 10 (B) – Harlan Movie Night, doors open at 6:10 PM

     

    WINTER AFTER SCHOOL CLASS REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    Look for After School Enrichment flyers going home! There are a lot of different offerings: Drama Kids, Learn to Sew, STEAM Challenges, Abrakadoodle Art - Model Magic, Basketball K-2 and 3-5, Weird Science, Chess, Cartooning. Classes fill quickly so sign up today!

    https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/cms/lib/MI01908619/Centricity/Domain/11/WINTER%202019%20Afterschool%20Classes%20at%20HARLAN.pdf

     

    TOWEL/WASHCLOTH COLLECTION

    Tues, January 7th - Wed, Jan 15th

    Our school has been assigned to collect 200 towels and 200 washcloths for the BPS MLK “Day On-Day One” Family Service Day held on January 20th. Our collection will go in the “Family Bathroom” buckets for families who receive help after a natural disaster through DRAW - Disaster Relieve at Work (www.draw.org)

     

    UNIQUE FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

    Day On, Day One: MLK Day of Service

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Groves High School

    Join BPS and the BPS Community Councils for the fourth annual Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On, Day One 2020 will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Groves High School. This district-wide morning of service is an opportunity to make serving our community a habit! Students in grades K-12 and their families will pack buckets for Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW), make animal toys for a local shelter, assemble care kits for the homeless and help with other caring community projects. Registration is required ahead of time and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Spots go quickly, so sign up soon at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4cafa62da4fa7-2020

     

    KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

    Know any friends and neighbors with kids ready to begin Kindergarten next school year.  Please let them know about our Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00pm in the Multipurpose Room.

     

    SKI CLUB

    Harlan Ski Club is back again this year on Wednesday nights at Pine Knob. Please see the attached flyer for more details on how to join. 

     

    WRITING CONTEST

    Please review these two writing contests that have been designed around Women’s Suffrage:

    https://sites.google.com/oakland.k12.mi.us/100years/home.  The announcement give details, but the premise is a celebration of 100 years of the 19th Amendment.  One contest (poetry) is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelve. The other is for secondary students and is the creation of a PSA. The initiative is for Oakland County students only.  Cash prizes will be awarded.

     

    MOVIE NIGHT COMING TO HARLAN

    Harlan Movie Night is Friday, January 10!  There is no charge to attend, but please bring small bills for the concession stand.  Doors open at 6:10 p.m. and the movie will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.  During lunch on January 6th, kids will have an opportunity to vote on the movie to be shown.  We need volunteers to help make this event a success.  Please consider volunteering here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eadaa2aa0fe3-movie

     

    HARLAN AUCTION

    On March 21, 2020, the Harlan Elementary PTA will hold our biennial school auction entitled "Black Tie, Blue Jeans" at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak.  Monies raised at this event will fund PTA activities, academic enrichment programs, and teacher grants for our 430+ student body for the next two years.  Please join us in this great fundraising event.  Tickets can be purchased and more information can be found on: https://harlan.cbo.io.  What can I donate?

    We are open to all donations.  Here are some examples below: 

    1. Donations.  

                Delta Skymiles

                Sports Tickets

                Gift Certificates

                Services

                Items

                Weekend stays at a second home

                Golf

                Home Staging

    1. Parties.

    How it works:  You tell us what you would like to donate.  You pick the theme, time, place and number of people you are able to accommodate.  Together we set a per person price for Attendees.  Bidders pay a flat fee to attend. The proceeds of the party go to the Harlan Auction. Examples include, but are not limited to:

              Kindergarten Bowling and Pizza Party, 15 spots

              Fifth Grade Pool Party at Beachwood (good if you are a member), 15 kids 

              Dave and Chuck the Freak Studio Tour

              Italian/Middle Eastern/Irish Adult Night Out Dinner Parties

              College Night Out Party

              Cooking Classes

              Kids Adventures

    If you have connections, have an idea, or want to donate, but can't think of an option, let us help. Please email: jessicalynnpulis@gmail.com  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and twitter for updates: Facebook: @Harlan2020Auction, Instagram: @AuctionHarlan or Twitter: harlan.auction.  Contact us directly with any questions at harlanauction@gmail.com

     

    NOON SUPERVISORS NEEDED

    Harlan Elementary is always looking for noon supervisors; whether you just want to be a sub or whether you want to work all full school days.  Positions are available for both!  Noon supervisor work from M-F with a shift of 11:30am-1:30pm.  If interested, please email jszura@birmingham.k12.mi.us to request an application.

      

    DISTRICT NEWS

    GSRP FREE PRESCHOOL OPENINGS

    There are current openings in the Great Start Readiness Program. This free preschool program for students who are 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019, is available to families that qualify. This is a full-day preschool, M-Th, 8:30-3:30, and located at Bingham Farms Elementary. To apply, please contact Laura Tinsley, LTinsley@birmingham.k12.mi.us, 248-203-5805.

     

    BBCC SURVEY

    Our prevention partner, Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC), is conducting a brief survey to gain a better understanding of parental opinions and attitudes regarding underage substance use and mental health issues in our community. This information will help BBCC and your school better support you as a parent.  This survey is anonymous and will take approximately 9 minutes to complete. If you have a child in 5th - 12th grades, we would appreciate your input.  Please click on the following link to begin:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BB_Parent

     

    BIRMINGHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION IS LOOKING FOR AN AUCTION CHAIR

    Are you looking for a way to make a big impact? The BEF is looking for an individual, or group of individuals, to lead the BEF Bash Auction Team! We have a group of dedicated volunteers, and all of the information and materials ready, we just need a volunteer (or volunteers) to serve as the lead for our team. If you're interested in learning more or are interested other ways to volunteer with the BEF, contact Alison Hendry by emailing BEF@birmingham.k12.mi.us

      

    File attachments: Harlan 2019-2020 Ski Club Info.pdf

     

    NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:

    The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.