A Note from Ms. Sickler
I hope all Harvest families can take time to rest and relax during this long weekend and reflect on what matters most to you and your family, whatever that may be. As we enjoy time with family, let us also take the opportunity to remember and express our gratitude to all the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Last Wednesday, I shared the following message:
We have made the decision to postpone Harvest Field Day due to the current weather report which calls for rain most of the day on Friday. Harvest Field Day will now take place on Monday, June 6th. Students will continue to follow the original schedule. Thank you for your understanding.
Last Thursday, I shared the following message:
This week, I have been watching the media with great sadness and thinking about your child. I recognize the role and responsibility we play as we welcome your child and the other 451 students to Harvest each day. I see you as you hug your child extra tight before they bound into our school, as you stand outside and watch them walk/skip/twirl their way to start the day. I know those hugs take place at bus stops and before drop-offs too. On behalf of the entire Harvest staff, please know that we don’t take our job lightly and that we show up daily to provide a safe, joyful, and rich learning experience for every single Harvest Hornet. I could not be more proud of the Harvest staff and their commitment to the children we serve.
This week I witnessed students collaborating with one another, growing as readers and writers, and sharing with their friends. Our staff was responsive to our little learners and worked hard to create these rich learning experiences. While the Robb Elementary tragedy was not directly addressed in classrooms, I took some time to find resources that may be beneficial to you and your family.
- Sesame Street In Communities – Gun Violence
- Helping Children Cope After a School Shooting, Children’s National Medical Center
- Helping Children Cope with Tragedy, Nat’l Association of Elementary School Principals
- Ms. Sickler Reads: Most People
- Ms. Sickler Reads: Come With Me
While I think these resources are appropriate for our Harvest Hornets, you are your children’s first and best teachers. You will know how they are doing today and moving forward. If I can be of any assistance to your child or your family, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Harvest Specials Information
Missed the virtual music concert that was sent on Wednesday, May 25th? Contact Mrs. Dana (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the link!
Third Grade Day Clap Out
- Field Day
- New Date – Monday, June 6th
If you previously signed up and now are unable to volunteer, please remove your name from the sign-up. If you can not come and help, feel free to sign up!
- Volunteers, if you have not already volunteered and are in our Harvest Raptor system, please stop by the office ahead of Field Day or plan on coming 10 minutes early to sign in on Friday.
- Sign up for lunch help HERE (through June 10th).
- Harvest Daily COVID-19 Tracker
- Harvest Spirit Wear Order Form
- Breakfast & Lunch Menus
- Harvest In-Person Toolkit
- Harvest Elementary Website Main Page
A few Saline parents have organized a community screening of the new documentary ‘Unseen.’ This 45 minute film brings community awareness to lives lived by Parents and Caregivers in the disability and special needs community. The movie will be hosted Wednesday, June 1st in the Liberty School Building Auditorium at 7:00pm- located at 7265 N. Ann Arbor St. Saline, MI. This event is free to any friends, family, community members and/or staff of the Saline Area Schools district in Saline, Michigan. Please RSVP with the form below so that event organizers can plan for refreshments and caregiver resource gift bags for film attendees. For more information about the film please visit www.caregiverdoc.com
RSVP Here: www.tinyurl.com/
Sweet Tweets of the Week
Did You Know?
Did you know that the mission of the Saline Area Schools Early Childhood Services Pooh Corner Preschool Program is to provide an engaging learning environment to foster children’s imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills?
Pooh Corner Program, for children ages 3 to 5 years old, is operated by Saline Community Education and is located in the Liberty School building. The program is designed to foster children’s competency in all areas of development. We offer a well-balanced curriculum to promote cognitive, physical, emotional, social development, and kindergarten readiness of children.