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     Friday, November 22nd

    Harlan Husky Families,

    Thank you to all of the families that attended conferences this week.  As a teacher, I enjoyed conferences as it provided a great opportunity to connect with my families and learn even more about my students.  I am hope that you found conferences to be beneficial as well.   

    As a staff, we would like to thank Jessica Pulis and all of the parents for taking the time to prepare and provide food for the dinners this past Wednesday and Thursday.  We are all extremely appreciative of this as it not only gives us some delicious food, but more importantly, an opportunity for us to sit together as a “family” and enjoy each other’s company.  For that we are thankful.

    There will not be an ENews sent out next week due to it only being a 2 day week.  During the Thanksgiving Break, I hope that you all find some time to rest and relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

    With gratitude,





    Monday, November 25 (C)

    Tuesday, November 26 (D) – Popcorn Day

    Wednesday, November 27 – No School

    Thursday, November 28 – No School, Happy Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 29 – No School


    Monday, December 2 (A)

    Tuesday, December 3 (B)

    Wednesday, December 4 (C)  

    Thursday, December 5 (D) – Math Pentathlon

    Friday, December 6 (A)  



    This week we met in Husky Packs to discuss honesty and integrity.  Kids learned that everyone makes mistakes, but how we clean them up is what matters.  Below is a link to a video that was included in our lesson.  It highlights what children might think about after making a mistake, and why it’s important to be honest.

    Ask your child about their husky pack snowball fight, and what “mess” they helped to clean up with their group!



    Come cheer on our two 4th & 5th grade robotics teams on November 23 at Ore Creek Middle School in Hartland, MI.  Opening ceremonies are at 8:30 AM and throughout the day the teams will be competing.  There are great opportunities to see several teams and their projects.  Good luck robotics teams.



    Come check out our Harlan Glee Club at the Winter Market in downtown Birmingham.  The club will be on the big stage in Shain Park on December 7th at 3:15 PM. 



    The snow has brought on the reminder that we need to remember to stay safe and healthy.  Please remind your child the importance of washing hands and coughing in elbows.  If your child is running a fever, please keep him/her home.  Once your child is fever free for 24 hours, he/she can return to school. We wish all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break! 



    Please see the attached two flyers to see what is happening in art at Harlan!



    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



                Weekend stays at a second home


                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



    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.





    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:




    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



    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.