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Harrisburg Elementary School


October 14th, 2018

Tomahawk Nation!

Happy Sunday! What a beautiful happy that Fall is finally here!

Speaking of Fall, what are YOU doing Friday night? I hope that you are planning to come out for our first annual Fall Festival! Much like our Spring Showcase, we know that this is going to be a great night for families to come out for dinner and check out a few exciting performances. Our kindergartners are performing, our second graders have their fall concert, and our third graders will be showing off their shag dancing skills! There is a scarecrow contest and hayrides at the big field from 3:30 - 5:30, book fair in the media center, and there will be artwork on display in the cafeteria. Grab dinner at one of our awesome food trucks….and hang out with your family and enjoy a beautiful fall night with your Tomahawk family!

Also, take note of this date change. On THURSDAY, October 18 at 6 pm, we are holding our school improvement meeting in the media center. Our guest speaker will not be able to attend but our HES staff will still be presenting important information about Responsibility Centered Discipline and how it may be able to work for you at home!

So many great things happening here…..I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Love. Learn. Lead.

Ms. Dalton

School Calendar

Monday Oct. 15th

Columbus Day

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team A)

2:00pm-3:30pm: Let Me Run

Tuesday Oct. 16th

2:00pm-3:15pm: Kids on the Ball

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team B)

7:00pm: LCSD Board Meeting

Wednesday Oct. 17th

6:30am-9:00am: Flu Shots for Staff

Shad Lessons 3rd Grade

2:00pm-3:05pm: Carolina Dancesport Academy in the Music Room

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team A)

2:00pm-3:30pm: Let Me Run

Thursday Oct. 18th

Shag Lessons 3rd Grade

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team B)

6 pm - 7pm: School Improvement Committee Meeting (Media Center)

Friday Oct. 19th

Shad Lessons 3rd Grade

3:00pm-7:00pm: Fall Festival!!!

2:00pm-6:30pm: Bookfair open to families and students in the library

Monday Oct. 22nd

1/2 Day for Students-Dismissal at 10:30am

No afterschool sports or activities and no FITKids

Tuesday Oct. 23rd

CogAT Testing - Second Grade

2:00pm-3:15pm: Kids on the Ball

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team B)

Wednesday Oct. 24th

CogAT Testing

1st Reporting Period ends

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team A)

2:00pm-3:30pm: Let Me Run

Thursday Oct. 25th

8:00am: Fire Prevention Safety for Kindergarten

CogAT Testing

2:00pm-3:30pm: Girls on the Run (Team B)

Friday Oct. 26th

8:00am: Fire Prevention for 3rd Graders

2:00pm-4:00pm: Girls Scouts Meet

7:00pm: Hornets Game Spirit Night (PTO)

Saturday Oct. 27th

11:00am-4:00pm: STEAM Educational Festival in downtown RockHill

Make-up Days from Hurricane Florence

The student make-up day for Sept. 14 will be a half-day for students Monday, Oct. 22, listed as a professional day on the calendar. After students leave, professional development will begin. Dismissal is at 10:30am for half days of school. State law only allows three half days so Jan. 11 will become a full day so we can use Oct. 22 as a half day.

The student make-up day for Sept. 17 will be a full day Jan. 14, listed now as half workday for teachers. The other option was to use Wednesday, Nov. 21 – the day before Thanksgiving break as the make-up day. We wanted to avoid using that day, if possible. Using Jan. 14 will keep Feb. 18 and March 11 as possible make-up days and reduce the chances of our needing to do make-up during spring break.

State law requires us to make up three days before our board can waive up to three make-up days. After those three days, the State Board of Education may be petitioned to waive making up additional days missed.

Flu Shot Clinic

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will be at the school to provide students with Flu Shots. Date is to be determined.

There will be no cost to you or your child for the flu shot at school. If applicable, payment from Medicaid will be made to DHEC on your behalf.

If you would like your child to get a flu shot at school:

1. Please fill out the online consent form found at and enter 12901030 as your validation code.

Formas en Espanol: Spanish Consent Form Spanish Paper

2. If you are not able to complete the online consent, you may use the attached paper consent. If you use the paper consent, complete the front of the form and return it to school within (5) days of receiving this letter.

3. Read the Vaccine Information Statement and the DHEC Privacy Notice (available: Your school’s nurse also can provide you with paper copies.


Our Bookfair will be Friday October 19th. It is open to students during school hours, and open to families from 2:00pm-6:30pm. This is during the Fall Festival as well, so stop in and check out what our bookfair has to offer! New this year We are offering the Book Fair eWallet. It’s a digital payment option that parents can set up with a spending limit for their students so they don’t have to bring cash to school to purchase books at the Book Fair. Please check out the Flyer here and learn more about this convenient option and how to set it up for your student!

HES Chess Club

Chess Club is coming back to HES starting October 25th! Players will meet every Thursday through December 13th. No experience necessary.

For more information, please check out the flyer on the HES website.

Fill out and return the permission slip by Friday, October 19th to register. Any questions, please contact Mr. Nostro at

STEAM Educational Festival - October 27th

Location of event: Old Town Rock Hill throughout Main Street and Fountain Park.The iMAGINE STEAM Festival is presented by Comporium and is designed to showcase Pre-K through 12 education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) through fun, hands-on learning. There will be hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and family oriented entertainment provided by area companies, schools and non-profits.

Specials Schedule

Monday: orange/B/3

Tuesday: purple/C/4

Wednesday: brown/D/5

Thursday: red/E/6

Friday: yellow/F/7

Click here for the Master Specials Schedule

Fall Festival

Fall Festival- Our Fall Festival will be held on October 19th. Music concerts by Kindergarten and 2nd Grade, Shag dancing by the 3rd graders, food trucks and more!


Our Teachers need your Box Tops!

We collect Box Tops for Education and the money raised goes right back to your child's classroom! Your teacher gets $0.10 to spend on their classroom for every Box Top that your family collects. The Harrisburg PTO sponsors a Box Tops collection contest 3 times per year. The first contest ends Monday, October 1st and the classrooms with the most Box Tops in each grade level will win cookies! The classroom that submits the most valid Box Tops in the whole entire school will win a PIZZA PARTY from Hungry Howies! So start clipping those Box Tops!

Meal Payment and Menus

Please use your Powerschool ID number to pay for meals online.

Click here to see the District Lunch Menu and click here to see the Breakfast Menu.