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  • Harrison Elementary School
    Principal: Lisa Baxter
    1032 W. 53rd Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone: (563) 391-3113
    FAX: (563) 468-4201

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Book Fair!

    The Book Fair has arrived! Preview Day will be Wednesday, April 22. All students will fill out a Wish List. Students and parents will be able to purchase books that Thursday, Friday, and Monday, during the school day and after school until 3:30. On Monday night, April 27, PTA will hold a carnival and the Book Fair will also be open from 5 – 7 PM. If you are unable to get to the fair, you can also order books online.

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    Meet Bethel!

    Bethel is our professional therapy dog that was purchased by our wonderful PTA. Bethel is with our guidance counselor, Mrs. Frost, most of the day. She also lives with Mrs. Frost and her family. Bethel is so soft and loves to be petted if we ask first. She is just a puppy so we know not to call her name when we walk by her. We don’t want to distract her while she’s learning to be a good helper here at Harrison School.

    “Teach a Parent to Play” Night

    On Monday, March 30th, 4th Grade string students and parents were invited to attend the “Teach a Parent to Play Night” at Wood Intermediate School. 4th Grade String Orchestra Students (“Student Teachers”) taught parents with guidance from  Mrs. Kendell and Mrs. Hartmann.  Parents learned about string instruments, how to pluck and bow the strings, and even performed a number of short beginning pieces.

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    Growing in the Garden

    First grade is participating in an Iowa State outreach program called Growing in the Garden thanks to a Great Minds Grant.. They learned about how vegetables need to be planted with enough room to grow. Students were carrots, pumpkins or peppers to demonstrate how much space each needs to grow.

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    Special Visitor

    A grandparent brought a goat to visit the students in Mrs. Marple’s kindergarten class.

    Dragon Parade

    The second grades celebrated Chinese New Year with their annual Dragon Parade. Did you know it’s the year of the sheep?

    Classic Blues Artist

    A big thank you goes to the Mississippi Valley Blues Society for funding a visit by the blues artist Semenya McCord. She and the pianist Frank Wilkins visited Harrison on February 19. The fourth and fifth graders were the lucky ones to attend their performance.

    Fourth and Fifth Grades Perform Original Dances

    Mr. Fisher had a dance unit in his fourth and fifth grade physical education classes. Groups of students and individuals then choreographed their own dances. They performed their dances for other grade levels. Here are pictures from some of the dances.

    First Graders Celebrate the 100th Day of School

    The first grade teachers and many students dressed up as if they were 100 years old to celebrate the 100th Day of School on February 3rd. Their costumes made the rest of us laugh!

     

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    Special Visitors to Room 41

    Some members of the North High girls’ basketball team visited Mrs. Peterson’s kindergarten classroom on Thursday, December 18, to help the students with their Winter Centers.