Harvest PTA Calendar of Events

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.

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.

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.