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.
News, Events, and Announcements
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.
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.
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.
A grandparent brought a goat to visit the students in Mrs. Marple’s kindergarten class.
The second grades celebrated Chinese New Year with their annual Dragon Parade. Did you know it’s the year of the sheep?
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.
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.
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!
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.