Harvest PTA Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2009 Harvest Elementary Family Portrait Fundraiser

The PTA at Harvest has hired Legacy Studios to come to the Harvest Elementary to take family pictures. Legacy will be at the school during November and December. Legacy is only charging a $25 sitting fee for a 20 minute session. With that fee you get a free 11 x 14 mounted print of your choice (no limit on the amount of people who can be in the picture).

Additionally, you may elect to purchase a CD with the all of the pictures taken during the session (including a photo release) for only $75.

Lori Moore wrote: I have seen some of the pics he took for us last year, and they are awesome and such a great deal.

In order to schedule a session please email Lori at kyleighmoore@hotmail.com, or call her cell 801-602-2820.

In addition to the $25 sitting fee and 11x14 portrait, more available packages include:
$50.00:

  • 2-8x10

  • 3-5x7

  • 4-4x6

  • 8-wallets


$75.00:

  • All photos from 20 min session

  • 12 MP resolution

  • Photo release

  • Take it home from the photo session


$95.00:

  • 3-8x10

  • 4-5x7

  • 6-4x6

  • 16-wallets

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last Day To Record Walking

Last day for your child to record walking to school on their class sheet! Please remember to drive 20 mph or less!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Safe Street Crossing

Remind your children to cross at crosswalks and always check left-right-left before they cross.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to build your own: walking school bus

Create your own walking school bus. Designate an adult as the “driver” as well as a bus stop location. Kids who want to walk to school can meet there and know that a responsible adult will make sure the children obey traffic rules and arrive at school safely. You can organize a walking school bus with friends and neighbors. You will help ease traffic congestion at the school and it is great exercise!

Walk with a cop: Read all about it

Here is a link to the Daily Herald article about the recent walk with a cop activity.
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_4ba754f6-c167-5494-ba54-8c8a154594ec.html

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thank You Volunteer Parents!

Many thanks to all the parents who helped with our safety blitz this past week. Special thanks to Amy Fugal, Jen Cox, Audrey Barton, Rebecca Campbell , Kelsey Watson, and Julie King. And thanks to all the parents who honked for going 20 mph. Please remember to slow down, buckle up, and watch for walkers!

We had a great turnout for our Walk With a Cop program. For all of those who walked during A track, an article about our Walk With a Cop appeared in the Daily Herald today! Check it out to see if a picture of your child made it into the newspaper! And thanks to Officer Champagne and Officer Chuchran for making this program such a success!

Riding a Bike Safely to School

  • Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
  • Ride on the right, in the same direction as traffic.
  • Use appropriate hand signals.
  • Respect traffic lights and stop signs.
  • Wear bright colored clothing to increase visibility.
  • Know the “rules of the road.”

Walk on!

Remind your child to make sure to sign their class list every day that they walk or bike to school this week. The class with the highest percentage of walkers will earn an ice cream party!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Walk with a Cop

Don’t forget about the Walk with a Cop program on Monday morning. Your child can walk with a SSPD officer to school and learn about pedestrian safety. The police officers will leave at 7:45 a.m. from the park in Berry Patch and the red park at the corner of Harvest Moon and Providence Drive.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Green Ribbon Safety Factoid

Did you know that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location? Please slow down and be aware!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Green Ribbon Pledges

Don’t forget to turn in your student and parent green ribbon month pledges! The class with the highest percentage of returned signed pledges will earn an ice cream party!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Walking to School Safety Tips

Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org)
Walking to School:
  • Make sure the route to school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.
  • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Because small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic, carefully consider whether or not your child is ready to walk to school without adult supervision.
  • Bright-colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Safety Week Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with our safety blitz 20 minutes before school Tues-Friday A and B track. Volunteers can email Kelsey Watson at kelseytwatson@yahoo.com to sign up to help.

Green Ribbon Activities

This post kicks off the PTA's Green Ribbon activities. Please be sure to check back each day for the next two weeks to view important reminders on the activities and safety tips for your favorite students.

Monday:
Participate in the “Walk More in Four” challenge. Visit www.udot.utah.gov/snap to print out a chart to track your child’s progress.PTA Blog Ideas:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to school night

Back to school night has once again arrived!

All parents are invited to attend at Harvest Elementary on September 3rd from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

This is an exciting opportunity to visit with your student's teacher, see their classroom, and hear about the progress of your favorite student. We hope to see you there!

Back to school night is for parents only, please.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day!?




Mr. Bowman and Mr. Brunner showed up wearing matching outfits today! April Fool's Day joke? I don't know! You be the judge!! :)





Actually, it was completely an accident! And, in their defense, one had black shoes and one had brown!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Arctic Circle!






As you all know, we held the Jazz Read-A-Thon in January/February. There were many incentives and prizes that the students could win by turning in their minutes but the top prize was awarded to the student in each class who read the most minutes. This prize was the chance to go to lunch with Mr. Bowman and Mr. Brunner at Arctic Circle. Check out the pictures from their "excursion"! Looks like they had a lot of fun! The students definitely deserved it! Way to go and KEEP READING!

ROC-Remembering Our Culture!

Each month the students at Harvest Elementary work on a different character trait and if they do well they earn a reward. Luckily, the students did a fabulous job in February and earned an assembly! Way to go!! Mr. Bowman found an incredible group called ROC and invited them to our school to perform for the kids. They were amazing! The kids loved every minute of it and even learned how to say hello in several different languages! ROC showed the kids how we can all unite through song and dance and that by learning from others we learn more about ourselves. Check out the video and see what your kids came home talking about! :)


video

UPDATE: Teacher Appreciation Week

Just a quick update! Teacher Appreciation Week was scheduled for the week of March 23rd-27th. We have changed these dates and now plan on celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week the week of May 18th-22nd. Please email if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you for your support!

Brandon Mull Comes to our School!!




On Monday, January 26th, Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven series came to our school! The weather was horrible that day so he arrived late but took it all in stride and did a fabulous job! He showed the kids how to use their imaginations and even had a few of the kids "tell" their own story with a little help! The kids really enjoyed what he had to share. He even stayed to sign books! Thanks Mr. Mull!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

T-Shirts and Hoodies

There have been a lot of phone calls and questions about t-shirts and hoodies. We received the November/December order back from the vendor on December 19, 2008. Just in time to send home before the Christmas vacation. Unfortunately, the WHOLE order was wrong. :( We called the vendor and let him know. He is working to get it re-done. He did not give us an exact date but I am hoping that they will be done by no later than the end of next week. We are incredibly sorry about the inconvenience. We have done everything we can possibly do on our end. Please call Audrey at 435-590-0466 if you have any more questions. Thanks for purchasing your t-shirt or hoodie in support of our school! GO HAWKS!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Great Incentives for Jazz Read-A-Thon!!


We have many fun incentives (subject to change) planned for students who return their tracking sheets and for those who read the most minutes.

Students:

-Turn in tracking sheet= small treat

-Turn in tracking sheet on the Monday it is due= small treat and a ticket to enter into a drawing.*

-Most minutes read each week (one student per grade) =wear a Jazz jersey on Friday and then entered to win the jersey in a drawing at the end of the contest.

-Overall top reader (one student per class)= Principals lunch to Arctic Circle

-Class with the most minutes read each week (one class per grade)= a trophy to keep in the class during the week.

-Class with the overall most minutes read (includes all grades)= pizza party

-1 Million minutes read by February 9th (1/2 way)= School wide no homework day and no tests the next day (will be on Wednesday February 11th )

*Drawing- Each week the students who return their tracking sheet on time will be given a ticket to enter into a drawing. In the office we will have 6 different prize options. They will need to make sure to write their name on the ticket and put it in the container for the prize they’d like to win. This will continue each week during the contest. The students are free to pick a different prize each week or they can try for the same prize. You are welcome to take your class by the office on the way to or from their specialty classes. During the assembly on March 3 we will draw the winners.

Drawing prizes (subject to change): Build a Bear, Boondocks, movie pack, game pack, Jump on It, and a Scott Layden basketball clinic (this is what the Jazz offered instead of game tickets).

In addition, the students can help their teachers earn prizes:

-Teacher with highest per student reading minutes= Extra FREE Day off

-Class with the most minutes read each week (1 per grade)= 30 minutes extra prep time (we will coordinate with you and find a volunteer to sit in your class during the time of your choice)

-Teacher with the highest percentage of sheets turned in each week (one per grade)= ticket to enter into a drawing for either a readers gift pack or a movie gift pack. This is similar to the student drawing and will also be awarded during the assembly.

Utah Jazz Read-A-Thon!


As a PTA we have chosen to participate in the Utah Jazz/Scholastic Book Fairs “Be a Team Player-Read” contest. A Jazz player appearance is a fun way to motivate but the main goal is to get the students to read more. Our goal is to read 2 million minutes during the month long contest. That amounts to approximately 60 minutes per student a day. As competition is steep, this may or may not be enough to win. They are awarding 10 player appearances to the top 10 schools. Ice cream parties and autographed basketballs will be awarded to the schools placing 11-20.

Important dates:

Wednesday January 21- Kick Off Assembly 1:15 (am kindergarten tbd)
*Notes & 1st tracking form in Wednesday folder.*

Friday January 23- Contest Begins

Monday February 23- Contest Ends-last day to collect reading forms

Tuesday March 3- Celebration Assembly-player appearance (hopefully), awards, etc. 1:00ish

*Rules:*
·To count, reading must be done out of school.
·May include time a parent/guardian/older sibling reads aloud to the student.
·Parent/guardian signature required for each reading slip
·Books on tape, storytellers, cereal boxes, traffic signs, music, movie subtitles, teacher and parent personal reading minutes, being read to on the bus and any reading during the school day are NOT acceptable.

Be sure to send your student's *signed reading tracking sheet* back every *MONDAY* (or Tuesday if we are out of school). The first tracking sheet needs to be returned on Tuesday FEBRUARY 3RD. If your student is absent or you just forget to send it in on time, be sure to turn it in at anytime until the February 23rd deadline. We want to make sure that we count every minute read. . Extra sheets are in the office.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brandon Mull


Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven series, is coming to Harvest Elementary, on Monday, January 26, 2009. The assembly starts at 9:15 and is for 3rd-6th graders. Brandon will be there 20 minutes early to sign books! We are so excited for him to come and promote literacy and to share his message that "Imagination Can Take You Places". If you have not had a chance to read the Fablehaven books, now is the time to do it. You definately do not want to pass up these books. They are fabulous! He also authored the book "The Candy Shop War". We appreciate Brandon for his willingness to take time to come to our school. Watch for the 4th book of the Fablehaven series, due out March 24, 2009! Also, check out the Fablehaven website at fablehaven.com. It's pretty amazing!

Family Week

We have some incredible board members this year which is why our Family Week was such a big hit! Tara Howard and Melissa Starkey are our Family Life Commissioners. They put on a wonderful Family Week. The students were sent home a different activity to do with their families each night and then we topped it off with a "KUNG FU PANDA" movie night that Friday. We thought we were very well prepared with pre-popped popcorn but there was such a great turnout, we had a hard time keeping up with popcorn and drinks! We also had a prize drawing at the end of the movie. We were able to give away DVD's, Thanksgiving Point passes, Activity CD's and many, many other fun prizes! Thank you to all who came and supported our Family Night! It wouldn't have been a success without you!

Reflections


A big THANK YOU to Kristie Hepworth and Gretchen Hepworth for the fabulous job they did with our reflections this year. Reflections is definately a big undertaking but you would have never known that by the way Kristie and Gretchen handled it all. We had some incredible entries by students of all ages and some great judges! The awards night had a great turn out and each student who entered received a medal. Don't worry if you missed this year! Relfections is done each year by the PTA!