Some of the 4th and 5th graders are coming to the library during their recess to practice their string figures. We have some talented kids who are having a lot of fun!
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Mr. Fisher collected the most money in our Pie for the Playground contest, $877! His reward was a pie in the face, thrown by Mrs. Baxter, the runner-up. Altogether $1600.87 was collected that will be used to help purchase new playground equipment. Thank you to our contestants which also included Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Santoro, Mr. Luke, and Mrs. Frost and Trine. Trine was awarded her own special treat. A big thanks to Mrs. Guy who coordinated the event. But the biggest thanks goes to our students and their families for their donations!
It was a fun time on Monday, November 13, when Dave Titus, also known as the StringMan, visited us. Dave used a simple circle of string to tell us stories. He showed us so many things we could do with a string. He also taught us some life lessons such as, “I don’t know how to do it yet but if I keep practicing I’ll be able to do it.” In the evening Dave did a session for families, talking about the importance of sharing stories and experiences with our children at home and at school. We were so lucky that Dave traveled from Oklahoma to share with us.
The Giordano Dance Chicago group presented a program for our students on Monday, November 6. Here they are with the first graders in room 37.
Thank you so much for your support of the Harrison library by purchasing books at the book fair. We took over $800 in new books from the fair and have $850 to spend on more books. Mrs. Holbrook really appreciated all the parents who helped during the book fair. Harrison families are great!
Thirty-nine students earned a special limo ride to eat pizza at Happy Joe’s. They earned this by selling twelve or more Major Saver cards in a fundraiser for the Davenport Schools Foundation.
North football players visit Harrison School on game days. They are wonderful role models for our students and we appreciate them taking their time to stop by.
It is the policy of the Davenport Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and it’s employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Mr. Jabari Woods, Associate Director of Human Resources & Equity (563-336-5089) or Dr. Erica Goldstone, Director of Human Resources & Equity (563-336-3812), 1606 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803.
Remember that swallowtail butterfly chrysalis that we had in the library since last August or September? I was sure that it was never going to hatch, even though I had read that sometimes these butterflies take a long time to come out. Well, luckily I had not thrown it away, and luckily, I was here working on June 7 when I noticed there was a butterfly in the jar. It was quite amazing to see it after all this time. I took it outside and put it on a flower so it can fly away when its wings are dry.