A message from HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
March 15, 2019
Harlan Husky Families,
We had a fun filled week with our Huskies! We started off the week with a Pep Assembly for March is Reading Month with Buzz and Heather from the United Shore Public Baseball League to pump up the kids for their 500 Minute Reading Challenge. We followed that assembly up with a visit from author and illustrator, Philip Stead, on Thursday. Mr. Stead shared stories that he had authored and illustrated and brought along his 34 year old teddy bear, Frederick. To cap the week off, Mrs. Righter, Mrs. Hirsch, and Mrs. Bell’s classes got to slap some pies in the faces of Mr. Price and me for being the top fundraising classes for the Healthy Heart Challenge.
This week is Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you have not signed up to meet with your child’s teacher, please make sure to do so before Wednesday and Thursday. Due to conferences, we will have half days on Wednesday and Thursday with a dismissal time of 12:05.
HARLAN HUSKY WEEKLY NEWS
THE WEEK AHEAD!
Monday, Mar. 18 (C) – 4th Grade Trip to Morley
Tuesday, Mar. 19 (D) – Math Pentathlon (AM)
Wednesday, Mar. 20 (A) – ½ day for students (12:05 dismissal), Parent Teacher Conferences, PTA Meeting 7-8pm
Thursday, Mar. 21 (B) – Down Syndrome Awareness Day – Wear Crazy/Mismatched Socks Math Pentathlon (AM), Bagel Sale, ½ day for students (12:05 dismissal), Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, Mar. 22 (C) –
SPRING CONFERENCE DINNER SIGN UP
The Harlan PTA will be serving dinner to our dedicated teachers and staff members during conferences on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st. We are in need of families to donate side dishes, salads, snacks, beverages and other help to ensure they have food to make it through these long days.
Please click on the link below to donate and help.
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 21
WEAR CRAZY SOCKS
- A global awareness day for Down syndrome -
We will collect monetary donations for Gigi’s Playhouse-Detroit which opened in Southfield in January! It provides programs for adults and children with Down syndrome including many in our BPS community. https://gigisplayhouse.org/detroit/
Why is World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21? People with Down syndrome are unique in that they have 1 extra (3 instead of 2) of the 21st chromosome.
Thank you for supporting Gigi’s Playhouse!
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – WHO WILL IT BE? – NOMINATIONS NEEDED
We are taking nominations for the PTA Volunteer of the Year! Voting will occur at the PTA meeting on March 20. See the attached nomination form. Winner will receive a reserved parking spot and recognition at the district level. Send all electronic nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or put hard copies in the PTA mailbox in the front office.
HARLAN LEADERSHIP LITTLE LIBRARY
Please help support Harlan Student Leadership in their effort to get a Little Free Library for Harlan!
Student leaders will sell bookmarks ($1 each) during all Wednesday conferences and Thursday evening conferences. They’ve been working with two Seaholm students who brought the project to Harlan as part of a school assignment. We hope to have a Little Free Library installed by summer!
Unsold bookmarks will be for sale in the main office. Thank you for your support!
GIFTED BAKERY AT CONFERENCES
Harlan’s Gifted Bakery will be selling baked goods for purchase during conferences in the lobby. They will also be collecting Kroger gift cards and monetary donations for those who would like to contribute to their service learning project. So far Gifted Bakery has raised $716 for a Michigan family with two boys, Zeke (9) and Eli (6), who are in need of a shared service dog through 4 Paws for Ability. Stop by the table on your way to or from conferences to donate or to learn more about Gifted Bakery, Zeke and Eli, 4 Paws for Ability, and other ways that you can help! Thank you for your support!
HARLAN FAMILY GAME NIGHT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH
Who’s Got Game?
Learning Gizmos, an educational game store, will be coming to Harlan again this year for our annual family fun night! On Wednesday, March 27, Harlan Huskies, big and small, are invited to join the Harlan staff from 6-7pm to play a variety of learning-based games! All families are welcome to attend. Games will be aligned to common core standards in multiple subjects and are targeted for all students, K-5! The best part…all games and materials are available for purchase, so the fun never has to end! Look for a flyer to come home with your student soon!
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!
Seaholm’s Black Student Union and junior National Society of Black Engineers will be hosting a speed-mentoring event on Sunday, March 24, in the Seaholm Media Center from 1:00—5:00 PM. All are welcome to this great event that allows for Birmingham students to share ideas about STEM careers with professionals in the field. Recommended for students grades 6—12. Please RSVP to Leslie Martin (email@example.com) or Kyle Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Seaholm by March 22. We look forward to seeing you there!
COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT
Making $ense of District Dollars
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
BPS Education and Administration Center
31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills
MULTIPLE DISTRICT EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES (SEE BELOW)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Muslim Unity Center “Get to know your Muslim neighbor”
1830 W. Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48322
Join the Muslim Unity Center and the Muslim parents of Birmingham Public Schools for a community dinner on Wednesday, April 10. Seats will be reserved in honor of BPS families and staff, with a max of three seats per family and one seat per staff. Learn more at MUCinterfaith@gmail.com.
BPS FAMILY PRIDE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
4 years ago Greenfield's LGBTQ parents wished to bring families from around the district together for informational meetings and social gathering on a monthly basis. We want to continue to gather ways to be more inclusive of our district's diverse families. Below are a list of monthly meetings and social events that BPS Family Pride has organized. Everyone is welcome and we have activities for students who attend as well.
2018-19 Meetings – Greenfield Media Center
Monday, May 13th – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Review mission statement
2018-19 Social Events
District end of Year Picnic – Friday, May 31st 6:30-8:00 p.m. – playground at Greenfield
Thank you to Christine Voss, BPS parent for creating a Facebook page for our group – please visit at BPS Family Pride. There is additional information on the page as well.
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:
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 email@example.com
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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