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HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 Save the date: February 6- Spanish Club 1st grade @ 11:40 10 – Chess Club 3rd – 6th tournament begins 11 - Chess Club 1st– 2ndtournament begins 11- Smith PTO hosting Scott Ganon @ 6:30 at Smith 12 – Drama Club for 2nd & 3rd @ 11:40 13 – Spanish Club 2nd & 3rd @ 11:40 14 – Valentines Day class party 17 – Presidents’ day – No School 18 – Winter Break no school 19 – Winter Break no school 20- Winter Break no school 21- Winter Break no school 24- Chess Club 3rd – 6th tournament 25- Chess Club 1st– 2nd tournament 26 – Drama club for 4th & 5th @ 11:40 28 – PTO exec meeting March 3-Chess Club 3rd – 6th tournament 4- Chess Club 1st– 2nd tournament 6- Spanish Club 1st grade @ 11:40 7 – No School 10 -Chess Club 3rd – 6thtournament 11 -Chess Club 1st– 2nd tournament 11 – Author visit Lincoln Peirce grades 3,4,5 13 - Spanish Club 2nd & 3rd @ 11:40 17 - Chess Club 3rd – 6th tournament 18 - Chess Club 1st– 2nd tournament 18- PTO Meeting – Dr. Pamela Ellis @ 7 PM 25 – Chess club pizza party 26 – 6th Grade musical Aladdin @ 7 PM 31 – NO School – spring break begins Next PTO Event: Tuesday, March 18 Harman at 7 PM Come hear Dr. Pamela Ellis talk about how to keep your child(ren) academically active during the summer months. Contact Tricia Bauer (299-9655 or tgsbauer@yahoo) for questions Yearbook is on sale! Now is the time to order your 2013/2014 Harman yearbook! Simply go to ybpay.lifetouch.com. Please use the code #4517214. Due date is February 28. They cost $15 if you order online! If you wait, they cost $20. Please contact Sonja Smallwood (email@example.com) with any questions.
HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 (continued) Battle of the Books: We have six great teams assembled to be a part of Battle of the Books. Some of the teams met this past week and others will be meeting in the next week. We still have a few slots open if your child did not sign up but would like to be on a team. Please email Laura Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or Allyson Danis at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding Battle of the Books. Below is a list of the books chosen for this year’s battle which will be on April 14th and 16th in the auditorium during lunch. Book List for Battle of the Books 2014 A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Al Capone does my Shirts by GenniferCholdenko A View from Saturday by E L Konigsburg Big Redby Jim Kjelgaard Born to Flyby Michael Ferrari Each Little Bird that Singsby Deborah Wiles Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Sixty Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan The Candymaker by Wendy Mass The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Drama Club 2nd and 3rd graders –2/12 4th and 5th graders - 2/26 Bring your lunch to the auditorium at 11:40 and come for fun! Only 15 allowed per grade, please sign up with Mrs. Casterline in the office the week of your meeting. Please contact Meredith Spitzmiller with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 (continued) Chess Club Chess Club has had a great season so far! Tournaments go for 5 weeks and begin February 10. Grades 3-6 play on Mondays, and first and second graders play on Tuesdays in the library at lunchtime. If your student has attended enough sessions throughout the season, a note will be sent home inviting him/her to tournaments. If you have questions or would like to volunteer (please!!), email Leigh Addison - email@example.com. Our year will end with a celebration for all members at lunch on March 25. Spanish Club Harman Spanish Club is off to a great start! In January, our theme for our meetings was "games and greetings". Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade members enjoyed playing games and learning new Spanish words to greet others. In February, we look forward to receiving our new Harman Spanish club tie dye shirts and hoodies, studying art in Hispanic cultures, making crafts and reviewing our color word vocabulary. Hasta Luego! It is never too late to start thinking about the GREATEST ART SHOW in Oakwood! Harman’s GRAND AFFAIR – Thursday, May 8!
HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 (continued) Looking for something to do during these cold days? HarmanPTO is looking for volunteers! Playground duty – come help monitor - indoor or outdoor recess. We need one person a day from 11:40 to 12:40 to help. Please contact Tricia Toussaint (296-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or have questions. Workroom– come make copies, cutout & other requests. It's a super easy way to support our teachers. Come in for 1 hour a week or every other week. You plan your schedule. We are always looking for volunteers! If you are interested please contact Kiersten Cahill ( 938-3960 or email@example.com) or Shannon Mackie (296-0685 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 (continued) Harman Recycles: Over 100 bins of paper were recycled during the first semester with the help of these volunteers: Jane Bohman, Stephanie Houdeshell, Kelly Hick, Harrison Gowdy, Libby Schindler, Amy Askins. Continued thanks to Mr. Edwards and student council members for support of this program. Harman DI Team, the Dodging Ducks, want to thank all the Harman students & teachers - Mr. Savage, Mr Gowdy, Mrs. Reymann and Mrs. Hawkey for helping raise $1531 for Ruskin school. They were so excited and appreciated to receive the check. The money will go toward purchasing coats and hats for the kids there.
HARMAN PTO NEWSLETTER February 2014 (continued) Cafeteria News Thank you volunteers for continuing to help in the cafeteria by scheduling yourselves on www.signupgenius.com! Any questions or scheduling issues can be directed to Liz Jacomet by email (email@example.com) or phone (396-1707 or 602-1609). New volunteers are always welcome! February 3 - Ken Millard & Anne Meira 4 - Kelly Jones & Joe Sheneman 5 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 6 - Beth Gideon & Anne Dobmeyer 7 - George Williams & Lisa Petkie 10 - Ken Millard & Jennifer Makkas 11 - Stephanie Ferra & Kelly Jones 12 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 13 - Lisa Petkie & OPEN 14 - Sarah Seim & Jennifer Brock 17 – No School 18 –No School 19 –No School 20 –No School 21 –No School 24 - Ken Millard & OPEN 25 - Jennifer Speed & Lisa Petkie 26 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 27 - Angela Scott & OPEN 28 - Marie Devgan & Joe Sheneman March 3 - Ken Millard & Lisa Petkie 4 - Kelly Jones & Angela Scott 5 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 6 - Beth Gideon & George Williams 7 - No School/District PD Day 10 - Ken Millard & Lisa Petkie 11 - Anne Dobmeyer & Kelly Jones 12 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 13 - Jennifer Brock & OPEN 14 - Sarah Seim & Jennifer Makkas 17 - Ken Millard & Lisa Petkie 18 - OPEN & OPEN 19 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 20 - OPEN & OPEN 21 - OPEN & OPEN 24 - Ken Millard & Marie Devgan 25 - Lisa Petkie & OPEN 26 - Sheila Dayspring & Polly Gwin 27 - OPEN & OPEN 28 - Krista Caley & OPEN 31 - No School/Spring Break