Welcome to another great year at Harloe Elementary. It is a true honor and privilege to be allowed to lead such a wonderful school and staff. If you’ve been here at Harloe, you know we always refer to our school as our “Harloe family.” If you are new to our school, then welcome to the family. We hope you and your students will always be happy here and we promise to strive to make it as safe, fun, and academically successful as possible for everyone.
Parents and community have always played an important part in making Harloe a successful school. Our PTO provides the school with funds and volunteers for field trips and science camp, enrichment classes in the arts, and for purchasing technology for the classrooms. Communication with parents and guardians is a very high priority here, and there are many ways we’ll reach out to you to keep you informed about the goings on at the school. One key communication is our monthly newsletter, which is sent via email. Please make sure your contact information is always up to date. “Home Link” is a way to check in online to keep up with grades, assignments and to input changes in your contacts and emergency contacts. Remember, we can’t release students to someone who is not on your emergency contact list. “Peach Jar” allows you to receive digital flyers via email, and view them on the school website.
We count on you, too, to reach out to us to let us know about what’s happening in your lives. Let’s keep in touch about sick days, doctor’s appointments or special days when your student needs to miss school. Please also let us know early about extended trips so we can provide contracts to minimize absence days.
We pride ourselves with having a safe and friendly environment here at Harloe, but sometime things can happen that make a student feel bad, sad or mad. Harloe is committed to providing for the “whole child.” We offer a district nurse to oversee health plans, counseling here at school twice a week, and a system for positive behavior intervention plans (PBIS) for students who need support with behavior. We also have our Harloe CARE team, which keeps tabs on all students who are struggling with academics and intervenes with tutoring support when needed.
Harloe has a dedicated and professional staff here to help you and your students be as successful as possible. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Anna and Renee, our school secretaries, are here to help you with any issues, and my office is always open. I look forward to hearing from you. Here’s to another great year!