• A message from HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

     

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     Friday, May 10th

     

    Harlan Husky Families,

    Thank you very much for all of the generous donations for Staff Appreciation Week!  We do have a wonderful staff and I am grateful that we have a community that helps to celebrate them. Lunch, snacks, and flowers were loved by all, but I know that the special comments written and said by the kids about the staff were taken to heart.

    BIG NEWS: It was announced today by Character.org that Harlan Elementary School has been designated again as a National School of Character.  I strongly believe that this is a reflection of not only the school, but the broader community which we serve.  It takes a village to raise children and foster strong character.  Our intentional efforts to develop the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally with a focus on respect, responsibility, and kindness is extremely important and through these efforts we are all able to develop citizens that are the best FOR the world. 

    I hope that you all have a great weekend!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the awesome moms out there!

    Alex

     

    Twitter takeover!!! 

    Make sure you are following Harlan Elementary (@HarlanElem) on Twitter! Grade level teams will be taking over the account between now and the end of the school year. Follow along to see a glimpse of all the outstanding things happening at Harlan! Up next week...4th Grade!

     

    HARLAN HUSKY WEEKLY NEWS

    THE WEEK AHEAD!

    Monday, May 13 (A) ­– 4th grade M-STEP

    Tuesday, May 14 (B) – 4th Grade M-STEP

    Wednesday, May 15 (C) – Walk/Bike to School

    Thursday, May 16 (D) –3rd Grade M-STEP, Bagel Sale, 5th Grade Orchestra Concert @7pm

    Friday, May 17 (A) – 3rd Grade M-STEP, 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip, Movie Night @ 6:30pm

    Saturday, May 18 – Robotics Expo

     

    WALK/RIDE YOUR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH

    BEE active, BEE healthy and WALK/RIDE YOUR BIKE TO SCHOOL!

    We're excited to walk and ride our bikes to school on Wednesday, May 15th — come join us! If you live outside Harlan's walking boundaries, we will have a safe "Park & Walk" meeting spot at Pilgrim Congregational Church so families can park their cars and walk with other Harlan students and their families. 

    • Participants will receive fresh fruit and a sticker (while supplies last)
    • Pilgrim Congregational Church is located at 3601 North Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills (meet by 8:15 am to start walking by 8:20 am)

    Contact Kristen Croft with any questions.  e-mail: kwcroft76@gmail.com

     

    LION KING MOVIE NIGHT – MAY 17TH
    Students will get a fun surprise in the lobby starting next week in anticipation of our upcoming movie night. Doors for movie will open at 6pm with movie showing at 6:30pm in the multipurpose room. If you have not sent in your ticket submissions, please get them in this week. 

     

    ROBOTICS EXPO/TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
    Volunteers needed.

    Save the date for the Harlan Robotics Expo/Tournament on Saturday, May 18. We are the first Birmingham school to host a robotics event and we expect at least 500 people to attend — including those outside of Harlan — and will need many volunteers to organize and run the food, registration, opening/closing ceremonies, setup/cleanup and signage. If you have an older child in need of service hours, or would like to volunteer yourself, please respond to HarlanHuskiesPTA@gmail.com.  We have slots available to help with judging, runners, line control and STEM stations. You can also help by bringing in 24-count (or more) small bags of chips to the front office. 

    Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. and event ends at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Want to be trained as a 4th/5th-grade judge for the FIRST LEGO League teams?

    If so, please contact HarlanHuskiesPTA@gmail.com. Training will occur during Harlan's expo/tournament on Saturday, May 18 from 7 am-1:30 pm.
     

    SUMMER LEARNING EXPO – WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH FROM 6-7:30

    Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Harlan Summer Learning Expo!  Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th from 6-7:30pm for an informative and fun evening that will allow you and your kids to explore ways to keep engaged in learning throughout the summer months! Learn more about ThinkStretch summer learning activity books, connect with community resources, and stock up on some great books for summer reading at our Scholastic BOGO Book Fair where everything is Buy One, Get One FREE! Families can also learn about, play and even purchase quality games designed to keep kids sharp from Learning Gizmos. There will be opportunities to learn about the numerous digital resources available to students over the summer and, of course, there will be prizes!!! We hope your family can join us!

     

    LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Want to see your kids at school while helping out in our Library? Consider becoming a volunteer. Many time slots are available. Check out the signup link below and see if a time works for you!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4eaeae2fa20-201819

     

     

    DISTRICT NEWS

    BPS FAMILY PRIDE

    Join LGBTQ+ families and Allies at our Annual BPS Family Pride Social on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm on the Greenfield Playground. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people so feel free to stop by. You may want to bring a lawn chair or two. For more information about the BPS Family Pride group feel free to check out their Facebook page @BPS Family Pride. 

     

    DISCUSSING RACE, RELIGION & PRIVILEGE WITH OUR KIDS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT – PART 2

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    6:00 – 8:00 PM

    BPS Education & Administration Center (EAC)

    *Light refreshments will be available.

    For students to be successful in an ever-changing global society and have a positive impact on their world, it is important for them to understand, value and respect the range of diversity in schools. It is also critical for adults to foster communities where students can be intellectually curious in socially supportive environments. This presentation will help parents/guardians develop skills to successfully navigate discussions with children about race, religion and privilege. All Birmingham Public Schools parents/guardians are invited to join us for practical information on facilitating candid conversations with kids and to hear information about district resources from Dr. Jay Marks, Diversity & Equity Consultant at Oakland Schools.

    Dr. Marks will provide an overview of Discussing Race, Religion & Privilege with Our Kids and Why It’s Important – PART 1 as well as facilitate a workshop on the following topics:

    •      Racial Identity Development
    • Privilege
    • Implicit Bias
    • Micro-aggressions

    Please see the attachment for more details.

    To RSVP, please email Joan Crampton, BPS Administrative Assistant, at jcrampton@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

     

    BEF BBQ!

    Friday, May 17 6-9pm, Franklin, MI

    Join the BEF for a casual night out to support our schools! The BEF BBQ includes a full BBQ dinner from Woodpile BBQ. Presenting sponsor DFCU will be on hand, offering a drawing for a family pass to the Henry Ford! Tickets are $45 each. 21+ Welcome. Purchase your tickets at https://supportbef.ejoinme.org/BEFBBQ

     

    SATURDAY SCHOOL AT BERKSHIRE

    In partnership with the Birmingham African American Family Network, Birmingham Public Schools provides tutoring for students who need help in any grade level, and in any academic area. It is hosted in the media center at Berkshire Middle School from 9am - 11am. All K-12 BPS student and parents are welcome to join. For more information see their website @: http://bpssaturday.weebly.com

    Saturday School sessions for the 2018-19 school year:
    May: 11,18

     

    KINDERGARTEN/FIRST GRADE SUMMER CAMP!

    Openings are available in K-1 Camp at the Birmingham Early Childhood Center! Students who have completed kindergarten or first grade this school year are welcomed to register. Most sessions are two weeks in length and occur throughout the summer. In addition to enriching activities to extend school year learning, students walk each day to the Seaholm high school pool to swim, as well as Lincoln park to play. Please click on the link for more details and registration information, or call 248-203-5803. https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/domain/939

     

    SUMMER VOLLEYBALL OPPORTUNITY

    Heather Gambone (Berkshire teacher and Seaholm Varsity Coach) is offering camps to boys and girls entering grades 5th-10th of all ability levels this July! Participants will learn and improve their skills and have a lot of fun! All camps will take place at Seaholm High School. Any questions can be directed to Heather at seaholmvball@gmail.com. *Grade in Fall 2019

    Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/btIuvArnNXJphZNy1

     

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CHARTWELLS

    No nights, no weekends!! Perfect school hours and a super fun work environment! BPS is looking for some awesome people to join our amazing team at Birmingham Public Schools Cafes!! Please call or text Pattie Guck, Director of Dining Birmingham Public Schools (248)228-7172 or email me at pguck@birmingham.k12.mi.us

     

     

     

     

    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.

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