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October 2018

OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI (608)743-6400
Jessica Grandt, Principal 
EDUCATING
Every Child ~Every Day ~Every Way

 

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 24
No school for students
7:45 am - 4:00 pm Teacher Development
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Conferences

Thursday, October 25
No school for students
8:00 am - 7:00 on Conferences

Friday. October 26
No school for students or staff

The scholastic Book Fair Schedule

Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday October 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 25
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
No school for students and staff

We encourage every family to attend Parent Teacher Conferences October 24 – 35 to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the progress your child is making in the classroom. October 24 during the day staff will have Professional Development. Then conferences are Wednesday evening and all day Thursday.

Important Dates & Times:

Lunch Hours

Kindergarten & Grade 1 11:00 a.m.
Grade 2 & Grade 3 11:30 a.m.
Grade 4 & Grade 5 12:00 p.m.

Spring Sings: March 22, 2019

Kindergarten  8:45-9:45 a.m.
Grade 1 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Grade 4  10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Grade 5 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Grade 2 1:00 -1:30 p.m.
Grade 3 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Track Meet

Grade 5 Tuesday, May 21st
Grade 4 Wednesday, May 22nd
Make-up Date Thursday, May 23rd

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 15-19

Harrison Elementary is partnering  with Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) to recognize Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week is a nationally observed campaign to bring awareness to drug abuse.  In recognition of this, Harrison will have Crazy Sock Day to "Sock it to Drugs" on Wednesday, Oct. 17. All students will also receive a bookmark that will be provided by JM4C and our school will receive a banner of recognition. This day will provide an opportunity to continue talking about the dangers of drugs.

Picture Retake Day will be on Friday, November 2nd.  Please, have your child’s photo taken if they were absent on our original picture day.  If you are having retakes of your child, please return your original picture packet for a retake.

Harrison Scoopie Nights

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

 

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) Within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for a Re-quest for School Transfer/Placement within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019.

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

Child Find Notice

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believes a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child re-sides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 

Upon request, the School District of Janesville is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Ms. Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI,

School District of Janesville
CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services. Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

"Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

"Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

"Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes                                                                          

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records: 

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Janesville School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-2020 School Year

School District Residents, If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two week period.

Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018. Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification. If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours,

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process. Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The status of re-quests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th. If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school. In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kinder-garten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.

Non-District Residents, If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLL-MENT. The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019. Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.

 

Staff and Adult Hot Lunch

If you purchase hot lunch as a staff member or adult eating lunch with a student, please note that the price has increased to $4.00 per lunch.

The price for a student hot lunch remains $2.25.

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army will be distributing winter outer wear at no cost for families on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  Children must be present to receive items.  Proof of residency is necessary.  All items are free, clean and available to all ages.  The Salvation Army is located at the corner of Glen and Sutherland.

 

September Hawk Heroes

Kolton Niles
Madelyn Johnston-Urey
Emerson Edwards
Kyle Ott
Jayden Pierce-Hanson
Zaavan Niles
Chorbe Dapwatda
Teegan Benson
Lily Thompson
Cole Leonhard
Grant Smith
Ella Thompson

October Bullying Awareness Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.

Harrison will be participating in the following Bullying Awareness Activities:

  • Weekly Guidance lessons will follow the Second Step Bullying Prevention Curriculum in all grades (K-5)
  • All Students and Staff will make a pledge to keep our school Bully Free.  Look for the pledges in our main hallway.
  • Tuesday, October 23 we will take part in the nationwide Unity Day by wearing ORANGE to school.
  • Also on Tuesday, Oct 23 the 4th and 5th grade students will participate in Mix-It-Up Lunch day.  Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Millions of students around the world participate on the official Mix It Up at Lunch Day, held in late October. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misconceptions can fall away. Us the following link to learn more about Mix-It-Up: https://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up

 

November 2018

December 2018

DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Harrison Elementary 760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI (608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal

E D U C A T I N G
Every Child * Every Day * Every Way

Important Dates – NO SCHOOL

Winter Break Begins December 24, 2018 - School Resumes January 2, 2019

January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Day

Important Dates & Times:

Lunch Times

  • Kindergarten & Grade 1 11:00 a.m.
  • Grade 2 & Grade 3 11:30 a.m.
  • Grade 4 & Grade 5 12:00 p.m

Spring Sings March 22, 2019

  • KG 8:45-9:15
  • Gr. 1 9:30-10:00
  • Gr. 4 10:15-10:45
  • Gr. 5 11:00-11:30
  • Gr. 2 1:00-1:30
  • Gr. 3 1:45-2:15

Track Meet

  • Grade 5: Tues., May 21st
  • Grade 4: Wed., May 22nd
  • Makeup date: Thurs., May 23rd

2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment

Weeks of December 3-7 and 10-14

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two-week period.

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tues., December 4, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thurs., December 13, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thurs., December 6, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tues., December 11, 2018

Band / Orchestra

Dear Parent/Guardian: The Band and Orchestra students are off to a great start! We continue striving toward building strong fundamental skills that will be the foundation for involvement in instrumental music. We are excited to share our progress with you at all of the upcoming performances! Please add these important dates to your calendars:

  • Monday, December 3 – Orchestra and Band Students will perform at Marshall Middle School. The performance begins at 5:30, with students arriving at 5:00pm.
  • Friday, February 8 - Band Students are invited to perform with the Craig High School pep band at a basketball game. Students will meet at Craig around 6:00pm and should be finished around 7:30pm.
  • Wednesday, April 3 – Orchestra Students will be participating in an “All-City Strings” at Parker High School. The performance begins at 7:00pm, with students arriving around 6:00pm.
  • Wednesday, June 5 – Orchestra and Band Students will perform in the Spring Concert at Harrison School. The concert begins at 10:00am and will last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Monday, June 10 – Orchestra and Band Students will perform in the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Harrison School. The ceremony begins at 6:00pm, with students arriving at 5:30pm

Traditionally, the approaching holidays are filled with music. Can you imagine December festivities accompanied by silence? Your student has begun the journey beyond simply listening or enjoying music, as important as they are, towards becoming a music performer; an artist in a sense, open to a wider understanding and appreciation of all types of music. As you and your family enjoy all the musical opportunities this season has to offer, please continue to encourage the student musician, who is beginning to take an active part in making music as an art form and discovering their talent.

The music department sends best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season to you and yours. Through music our children are living a richer life filled with expression, appreciation and creative growth.

MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND!
Mr. Tom May,
tmay@janesville.k12.wi.us/
608-743-6441

Winter Break

Our last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 21, 2018. Break continues through Tuesday January 1, 2019. School resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Please remember …

Janesville city ordinance forbids dogs, cats, horses, or other animals from being on playgrounds or school grounds. Please keep Your pets at home or in the car when you drop off or pick up your child. Thank you!

October Hawk Heroes

Kindergarten: Addley Demerath -Mrs. Adler Emery Folker -Mrs. Sarauer

First Grade: Grayson Fisher -Mrs. Astin Adelynn Lambert -Mrs. Genung

Second Grade: Gia Eichelt -Mrs. Brewer Liz Leir -Mr. Martin

Third Grade: Julian Brecklin -Mrs. Fitzsimons Gunnar Bonk -Mrs. Tourdot

Fourth Grade: Addison Cowart -Mrs. Albert Lily Gleason -Mrs. Martin

Fifth Grade: Peyton Bertocchi -Ms. Binversie Madelynn Wallace -Ms. Redieske

November Hawk Heroes

Kindergarten: Elinor Braun -Mrs. Adler Ben Groessel -Mrs. Sarauer

First Grade: Zoey McNeil -Mrs. Astin Gage Weiler -Mrs. Genung

Second Grade: Max Ritter -Mrs. Brewer Gus Sterk -Mr. Martin

Third Grade: Myles Bradley-Mrs. Fitzsimons Aubrey Kroning -Mrs. Tourdot

Fourth Grade: Evan Kirkpatrick -Mrs. Albert Hailey Noskowiak -Mrs. Martin

Fifth Grade: Aiden Monat -Ms. Binversie Isiaiah Lightning -Ms. Redieske

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Saturday January 12, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Blackhawk Technical College - 6400 S. County Rd G, Janesville WI 53546

The time is always right to do what is right- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sponsors: 

  • Diversity Action Team of Rock County
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • YWCA Rock County
  • The School District of Beloit
  • The School District of Janesville
  • The United Auto Workers Local 95
  • American Association of University Woman

 

Scoopie Night

Wednesday December 12 - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Milton Ave. Culvers

Please label all of your child’s winter outerwear!

This includes boots, snow pants, hats, mittens, scarves, and, jackets. If you are missing items, please feel free to check the lost and found, or encourage your child to do so.

A reminder to our families about weather-related closings and delays notifications: The Infinite Campus Messenger System will serve as our primary means of notification. We urge you to supply your student’s school with your contact information and updates as changes occur. WCLO and additional radio and TV stations will be contacted regarding school closing or delays. Closing and delay information will be posted no later than 6:00 a.m.

Decisions on cancellation of schools are made in coordination with both the Janesville Transit System and Van Galder Bus Company. They are also based on the passage of city streets, safety of rural students, and information from the county highway and city street departments. The final decision to delay or close rests with Superintendent Steve Pophol. Parents always have the option of keeping their child home due to inclement weather, in which case your child will receive a principal excused absence. You must call our school to report your decision to keep your child home.

The Superintendent also continues to have the option of delaying the start of school by one hour. Elementary school classes will begin at 9:20 a.m., as well middle and high school classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. Special education and early childhood classes will also report at 9:20 a.m. Elementary breakfast will not be served when school has been delayed. Schools do not close early to avoid incoming snow or ice storms. This policy is to protect children who may get home before their parents and have no access or supervision at home. There will be no athletic contests and practices on days school is called off for weather reasons. The gyms will be closed.

Harrison 2018-2019 Student council Representatives

  • Ms. Binversie's 5th grade class: Kaylie Foley-Schaefer and Matthew Yates, with alternate Maddie Luinstra
  • Ms. Redieske's 5th grade class: Kayleigh Norland and June Eddy, with alternate Ivy Williams
  • Ms. Martin's 4th grade class: Layton Church and Asher Bronson, with alternate Aleah Bowman
  • Mrs. Albert's 4th grade class: Brooke Thompson and Aubrie Chilson, with alternate Morgan Wellnitz

 

January 2019

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER Harrison Elementary 760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI (608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal.

Important Dates-

No School, January 21, 2019, Martin Luther King Day.  March 1, 2019, Elementary Work Day, and March 6-8, 2019, Conferences. 

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) Within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas Due to Move: If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office. Due to Parent Choice: If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for a Re-quest for School Transfer/Placement within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.


Perfect Attendance:

 Kindergarten: Anna Baumel, Zoey Blazer, Elinor Braun, Elijah Gabbard, Adelynn Lambert, Paytin Moreno, Wryly Sellers, Lucy Smith. Grade 1: Hadley Boelk, Paige Callahan, Brayden Canada, Grayson Fisher, Emery Folker, Kinnley Laures, Cheyanne Lowery, Bradley Mock, Kyle Ott, Dominic Pietranton.  Grade 2: Cooper Davis, Mason Genung, Naomi Hansen, Isaiah King, Elizabeth Leir, Paige Malterer, Phoenix Maurer, Charlie Moore, Mykyl Moreno, Benjamin Spielmann, Caitlyn Stacey, Augustus Sterk, Parker Weins. Grade 3: Devin Blazer, Gunnar Bonk, Jackson Fisher, Taylor Goodger, Kendyl Laures, Addison Petersen, Ashton Smith, Tiberius Sterk, Carter Stonewerth.Grade 4: Chase Barr, Austin Coughlin, Landen Henkel, Seth McCulloh-Hacek, Jacob Petersen, Mia Pietranton, Lucas Schork, Gabrielle Smith. Grade 5: Ally Cole, Anna Cole, June Eddy, Sydney Esser, Cayson Gackstatter, Kayleigh Norland, Ella Thompson, Lily Thompson.


Please remember …

Janesville city ordinance forbids dogs, cats, horses, or other animals from being on playgrounds or school grounds. Please keep Your pets at home or in the car when you drop off or pick up your child. Thank you!

Some of our awesome Harrison Hawks spent time ringing bells for the Salvation Army. What a great way to give back to our community!

MOVING If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact Harrison school office at 743-6406 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville, in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline. If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5006. The administrative services office is open year round. If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5006 or the new student enrollment office at 743-5152 to complete the appropriate paperwork.


Culver’s Scoopie Night

Thank you for supporting Harrison at our Culver’s Scoopie Night. Proceeds from the sales contributed towards the Fifth Grade Chicago field trip. The December Scoopie Night raised $650.08. Our fifth graders enjoyed serving the customers and giving back their time in appreciation for this great trip. Our next Scoopie night will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019.


Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018- 2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

February 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI

(608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal

EDUCATING : Every Child  * Every Day  * Every Way


Important Date:

  • No School Friday, March 1
  • Spring Pictures Tuesday, April 2 2019-2020
  • Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, April 25 4:00 – 5:00 p.m

Important Dates & Times:

Lunch Hours

  • Kindergarten & Grade 1 11:00 a.m.
  • Grade 2 & Grade 3 11:30 a.m.
  • rade 4 & Grade 5 12:00 p.m.

Spring Sings: March 22, 2019

  • KG 8:45-9:15
  • Gr. 1 9:30-10:00
  • Gr. 4 10:15-10:45
  • Gr. 5 11:00-11:30
  • Gr. 2 1:00-1:30
  • Gr. 3 1:45-2:15

Track Meet

  • Grade 5: Tues., May 21st
  • Grade 4: Wed., May 22nd
  • Makeup date: Thurs., May 23rd

Springtime Conferences 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences are fast approaching. Below are some important dates for conferences.

  • Wednesday, March 6th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7th from 8:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8th – NO SCHOOL

School Fees

Registration fees are $32.00. You may pay fees by: logging into your child’s Infinite Campus account. You may send a check made payable to the School District of Janesville or cash in a district envelope. Fill in your child’s name and teacher, note what you’re paying for, and seal the envelope. We cannot accept money in regular envelopes or baggies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school secretary, Sarah Benish, at 743-6406


Scoopie Night

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Milton Ave. Culvers


December Hawk Heroes

Kindergarten: Nani Theiler -Mrs. Adler Lucy Smith -Mrs. Genung

First Grade: Zoey Van Zandt -Mrs. Astin Audrey Gant – Mrs. Sarauer

Second Grade: Natalie Zimmerman-Mrs. Brewer Malachi Edwards -Mr. Martin

Third Grade: Marley Virgo -Mrs. Fitzsimons Joslyn Lambert -Mrs. Tourdot

Fourth Grade: Mia Pietranton -Mrs. Albert Johnathon Weis -Ms. Kallio

Fifth Grade: Cayson Gackstatter -Ms. Binversie Maxwell Sarauer -Ms. Redieske


Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move: If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice: If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018- 2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743 -5152.


The book fair is coming to Harrison!

It will run during conferences and will be open:

  • Wednesday, March 6, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please remember

Birthday invitations are only able to be passed out here at school if your child’s whole class is invited. If you are not inviting the whole class, please distribute invitations off campus. Thanks, in advance, for helping to avoid hurt feelings of students who aren’t included in your child’s celebration. A student directory is complimentary with all HPTO memberships and can assist with distributing invites off campus.

Janesville City ordinance forbids dogs, cats, horses, or other animals from being on playgrounds or school grounds. Please, keep your pets at home or in the car when you drop off or pick up your child. Thank you!


Adult Hot Lunch

If you purchase hot lunch as an adult eating lunch with a student, please note that the price has increased to $4.00 per lunch. The price for a student hot lunch remains $2.25.


MOVING?

If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact Harrison school office at 743-6406 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville, in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline. If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5006. The administrative services office is open year round. If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5006 or the new student enrollment office at 743-5152 to complete the appropriate paperwork.


BAND UPDATE

Fifth grade band students at Harrison are looking forward to playing in their first ever Pep Band performance on Friday, February 8 at Craig High School. Students will be playing “Go Big Blue” and “The Hey Song,” and will be able to listen to the high school band members play some of their pep band music as well. Students should arrive at Craig High School at 6:00 p.m. and enter through door #36. This will be a great opportunity for students to see and participate in a fun event that they will be able to be part of when they get to high school.

After Mini Pep Band, we begin preparations for our next concert. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 5th, at 10:00 a.m. for our Spring Concert in the Harrison School Gym. Band students will also perform at the Harrison fifth grade Promotion Ceremony on the evening of Monday, June 10th. More information will be sent home as we get closer to the events.

ORCHESTRA UPDATE

Orchestra students are also hard at work and have begun preparing selections for their next concert. Please mark your calendars for “All-City Strings,” which will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Parker Gymnasium. This concert brings together all string students from the city of Janesville!

The orchestra students will also perform on Wednesday, June 5th, at 10:00am for the Spring Concert in the Harrison School Gym, and at the Harrison 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on the evening of Monday, June 10th. More information will be sent home as we get closer to those events.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Thank you again for your continued support of our student musicians!


HUGE thank you!

Liza Witt, Academic Learning Coach, who wrote a Janesville Education Foundation grant on behalf of our young readers here at Harrison School. We found out this morning that the grant was fully funded! With the money we will be able to purchase over $1500 worth of series books, levels A-J. How awesome is that?!? Congratulations, Liza. Thank you for your continued dedication to high quality literacy instruction and to ensuring that every one of our students develops a true joy and passion for reading! Way to go!


 

March 2019

march 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI

(608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal

EDUCATING : Every Child  * Every Day  * Every Way

We look forward to seeing you during our spring parent teacher conferences, which will be held on Wednesday, March 6. 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful time when you can learn more about the great progress your child has made already this year. It is also a time when you can talk with your child’s teacher about any concerns and ask any questions that you might have. We appreciate our continued support of your child’s education and our school.

I would like to invite all Harrison family and friends to the book fair sponsored by the PTO. There are going to be a wide variety of books that you and your children are going to enjoy. The book fair will be open for visits during the following times: Wednesday, March 6: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 8:20 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 is a snow make-up day. School will be in attendance on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 SNOW/WEATHER MAKE-UP DAY


Important Dates and times:

  • No School Friday, March 1
  • Thursday, March 7 Friday, March 8 Spring Pictures
  • Tuesday, April 2 2019-2020 Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, April 25 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch Hours

  • KG & Grade 1 11:00 a.m.
  • Grade 2 & Grade 3 11:30 a.m.
  • Grade 4 & Grade 5 12:00 p.m..

Track Meet

  • Grade 5 Tuesday, May 21st
  • Grade 4 Wednesday, May 22nd
  • Makeup date if needed Thursday, May 23rd

Spring Sings March 22, 2019

  • KG 8:45-9:15
  • Gr. 1 9:30-10:00
  • Gr. 4 10:15-10:45
  • Gr. 5 11:00-11:30
  • Gr. 2 1:00-1:30
  • Gr. 3 1:45-2:15

Attendance

School attendance is important. The State of Wisconsin allows parents to excuse their student from school for up to ten days. If your student has missed school for medical, dental, therapeutic, or counseling appointments of any type, please bring documentation from the appointment, as these appointments do not count against student’s attendance.


School Calendar for 2019 – 2020

The 2019-2020 District Calendar has been approved by the school board and is available on the School District of Janesville website. Go to “quick links”, “Calendars, and click on “2019-2020 School Year”.  Link for the 2019-2020 School District Calendar The elementary school day will be: 8:20 a.m. - 3:08 p.m.


Thank you for supporting Harrison at our Culver’s Scoopie Night. February Scoopie Night raised $598.78. Our last Scoopie night will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019.


Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

 If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.


 

April 2019

April 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI

(608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal

EDUCATING : Every Child  * Every Day  * Every Way

Important Dates and times:

  • No School - Spring Break April 15-19 2019-2020
  • Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, April 25
  • Lunch Hours KG & Grade 1: 11:00 a.m. Grade 2 & Grade 3: 11:30 a.m. Grade 4 & Grade 5: 12:00 p.m.
  • Track Meet Grade 5 Tuesday, May 21st Grade 4 Wednesday, May 22nd Makeup date if needed Thursday, May 23rd
  • Harrison’s 50th Anniversary Open House May 9, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Short program At 6:00 p.m.

School Calendar for 2019 – 2020

The 2019-2020 District Calendar has been approved by the school board and is available on the School District of Janesville website.The elementary school day will be: 8:20 a.m. - 3:08 p.m

Attendance

School attendance is important. The State of Wisconsin allows parents to excuse their student from school for up to ten days. If your student has missed school for medical, dental, therapeutic, or counseling appointments of any type, please bring documentation from the appointment, as these appointments do not count against student’s attendance.

Dear Band and Orchestra Parents:

Spring is a busy time at school and in the music department. This is often the time of the year when school becomes a bit “routine.” Many students find themselves in a bind and begin to seek ways to shed the burden of “overcommitment.” Unfortunately, music may be a target of this quick-fix solution.

Beware of the shallow contention, “But I just don’t have the time to continue with music when there is so much to do.” Initially this statement seems to have some merit, but when parents clearly understand that music stimulates the creative mind and unleashes multidimensional thinking that reinforces the highest level of intellect, memory and sensory awareness, the argument is short-lived. The question to ask is, “Do you want children to master the disciplines required to achieve life-goals?” The obvious “yes” answer supports a continuation of music study.

In the weeks ahead, band and orchestra students will be putting the finishing touches on preparations for their spring performances. These weeks can provide an opportunity for students to be the performer and the listener, allowing a new level of understanding and appreciation. Following are the dates and times of these concerts.

For Orchestra students, the “All-City Strings” concert will be held at Parker High School on Wednesday, April 3, at 7pm. Students will arrive at 5:45pm for this event. You should have already received detailed information on this event. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Both Band and Orchestra have the following performances:

  • Our end of the year concert is the culminating activity of our instrument study thus far. Please join us on Wednesday, June 5th, at 10:00am in the Harrison School gym.
  • Harrison Elementary 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Monday evening, June 10th.

More information about these performances will be sent home later this spring. Your presence at these events will mean much to your student musician.

The music program would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who has made it possible for our program to prosper. Your investment in time, effort and energy is key to our success.

Mr. Tom May Elementary Band/Orchestra Director

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019.

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

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PTO

To participate in the IGA fund of friends, we just need to collect receipts. They need to have the sticker on them. Customers simply say they want a friend sticker. I’ll take all the receipts and when they total $2.000.00 I’ll take them in for $20.00. It isn’t a big amount but it’s free money.

Harrison’s last Scoopie Night of the year was a huge success! Thanks to the many awesome Harrison families, staff that worked Scoopie Night, staff that attended, and our amazing PTO.

TRACK MEET

5 th Grade: Tuesday, May ,2019 4 th Grade: Wednesday, May ,2019 11:45 p.m. at Monterey Stadium Rain Date: Thursday, May ,2019

Summer School Registration Link

Don’t forget to register your child for summer school! Account Creation is OPEN NOW April 8th Enrollment Opens at 4:30 p.m. Summer School information and links to register can be found on the School District of Janesville Website

Summer School hours are 8:00-11:45 a.m. June 17 – July 12. Students attending Harrison’s Welcome to Kindergarten summer school program will be introduced to:

  • Kindergarten routines and expectations while further developing students’ social and academic skills. Activities include a variety of art, music, and Academic skills.
  • Grade 1 is designed to prepare students for newly acquired reading and math skills utilizing fun, hand-on, and engaging activities that mimic the activates in Camp Hawk.
  • Grades 2-5 will participate in Hawk Camp.

Activities include sitting around Campfire Stories in Adventures in Coding/Robotics, grades 2-3 will explore the world of computer programing activities. Grades 4-5 will use collaboration skills to build robots a to improve the camping experience.

Perfect Attendance Award Recipients

Students are being recognized for their great achievement in having perfect attendance for first and second trimester. This means that these students came to school every day on time and did not leave early. To show our appreciation, each student received a certificate and a coupon for a free treat. Regular attendance plays an integral role in students finding academic success at school and we appreciate your commitment to this, as well! Congratulations to our 2nd Trimester Perfect Attendance Award Recipients:

Kindergarten: Isaac Hartley Meryem Kisa Russell Tourdot Gage Weiler

First Grade Paige Callahan Grayson Fisher Emery Folker Cheyanne Lowery Bradley Mock Kyle Ott

Second Grade Brynnley Butler Lauren Groessel Kaleb Isaacs Elizabeth Leir Paige Malterer Colton Martinson Phoenix Maurer Madelyn McLaughlin Caitlyn Stacey Augustus Sterk

Third Grade Morgan Adler Owen Benewich Jackson Fisher Audrey Kroning Nelson Meyer Tiberius Sterk Carter Stonewerth Zarren Subhan Samantha Wenzel

Fourth Grade Serenity Baker Thomas Halweg Landen Henkel Carter Malterer Seth McCulloh-Hacek Jacob Petersen

Fifth Grade Lincoln Baker Maxwell Sarauer Brisa Torres Garnica Madelynn Wallace

May / June 2019

May / June 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd., Janesville, WI

(608)743-6400 Jessica Grandt, Principal

EDUCATING : Every Child  * Every Day  * Every Way

Dates to put on your calendar:

  • Online registration opens: Monday, July 8, 2019.
    • Families can register online from any computer by visiting the School District of Janesville Homepage and
    • logging into Infinite Campus.
  • Registration Day: Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
    • Mrs. Benish will be available to assist you with online registration on this day if you need help completing the process or need access to a computer.
    • Students do not need to attend.
    • You can pay school fees and put money in child’s lunch account. Please bring in exact payment; we are unable to give change. Fees can also be paid online with no extra charge.
    • Remember, you do not need to be at Harrison to complete the registration. Families can register online from any computer beginning in August.
  • Hello Hawks! Visits: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Open House: Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Meet your child’s teacher and put supplies away.
    • Pay school fees.
    • Fees and lunch money can always be paid in your child’s Infinite Campus.

FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY: MONDAY, JUNE 10, at 6:00 P.M. HARRISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MEDICATION PICKUP REMINDER

If your child has taken medication during the 2018-2019 school year (either prescription or over-the-counter), please, pick up any remaining medication in the school office by the end of the day on June 11. If you need a medication form for the 2019-2020 school year, you may pick one up at that time as well. All medications not claimed will be forwarded to our Educational Services Center.

Save the date for Hello, Hawks!

The Harrison staff will once again be going around the neighborhood to say “Hello, Hawks!” during our annual meet and greet event. The meet and greets will take place on August 21st between the hours of
10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Here is some key information about the event:

  • Staff will greet families at their home.
  • During the meet and greet, we will share information about the start of the school year with you.
  • The “welcome” will be brief - less than 10 minutes. We have a lot of families to visit!
  • We are dedicating the entire day to our “Hello, Hawks!” event. Visits will happen sometime between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. So if you aren’t home when we stop by, don’t worry. We will leave the information for you!
  • Also, staff will not enter your home. We will meet and greet you at the door only.

A form will be coming home with your child shortly for you to sign and return if you know you won’t be home on August 21st or if you would just prefer that we not stop by. So be on the lookout for that.

We are already looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year and can’t wait for our “Hello, Hawks!” event
on August 21st.

School Fees

Registration fees are $32.00. You may pay fees by logging into your child’s Infinite Campus account. You may send a check made payable to the School District of Janesville or cash in a district envelope. Fill in your child’s name & teacher, note what you’re paying for, and seal the envelope. We cannot accept money in regular envelopes or baggies.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school secretary,
Sarah Benish, at 743-6406.

Moving

If your will be moving from your current home address, please contact the Harrison school office at 743-6406 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.

Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville, in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact the administrative services office at 743-5006. The administrative services office is open year- round. 

April Hawk Heros

Kindergarten:
Addelyn Fruhwirth -Mrs. Adler
Dane Christians -Mrs. Genung

First Grade:
Lexi Whitney -Mrs. Astin
Fiona Bonk -Mrs. Sarauer

Second Grade:
Kaleb Isaacs -Mrs. Brewer
Aiden Bowman -Mr. Martin

Third Grade:
Colin Demerath -Mrs. Fitzsimons
Zarren Subhan -Mrs. Tourdot

Fourth Grade:
Tyler Hagen -Mrs. Albert
Seth McCulloh-Hacek -Ms. Kallio

Fifth Grade:
Kale Iler -Ms. Binversie
Ivy Williams -Ms. Redieske

Open Enrollment – Public School Choice – District to District Transfers

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Administrative Services office at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-19 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019.

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

Engaged and Empowered Learning Opportunities for 2019-20

Here at Harrison Elementary School, we are excited to continue providing a high-quality education to all of our students by engaging and empowering them in their own learning. Simply put, empowered learning helps students take ownership and become co-designers of their learning within the framework of the Common Core State Standards. The structure of engaged and empowered can be summed up in these three questions:

  • What standard are you going to learn?
  • How are you going to learn it?
  • How are you going to show me your learning?

With this framework, the answers to these questions can be personalized to meet the needs of each student.This student-centered focus allows us to shift the instructional framework in order to spend more one on one time with your child to help them take increased ownership of their education.

As always, your child will continue to receive an excellent education next year from Harrison’s high performing staff. We will continue to offer a K/1 and a 2/3 team-taught multiage classroom in 2019-20, as well

as single grade classrooms at each level. This model expands the number of educational alternatives available at Harrison Elementary School to help all of our students be successful. All classrooms will incorporate empowered learning practices into their instructional framework.

School staff will balance homerooms for next year the way we have done it for the past eight years. The current grade level teachers and I will use academic and behavioral data to place students into homerooms that are balanced.

One kindergarten class list and one first grade class list will be then be combined to form the K/1 multiage classroom, and one second grade class list and one third grade class list will be combined to form the 2/3 multiage classroom. The remaining class lists will be single grade classrooms. Just as in the past, when looking at class lists, we will ensure the best fit for your child.

If you’d like to learn more about engaged and empowered learning at Harrison, there is a video and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on our Harrison homepage that has more information. Looking forward to an awesome 2019-20 school year!