Harrisonville Elementary SchoolNewsletter
Inclement Weather Reminder
We will be using School Messenger, the automated calling system whenever school is cancelled or if we have to release early. The text messaging system, District App, will also be used, as well as Facebook and Twitter. If you are not signed up for this service, you can do so on the district website. Please go to the District Homepage, select Communications, and then select the service you wish to enroll in.
Being at school is so important to your child’s education. Make-up work is often difficult for students because the missed instruction regularly involves mini lessons, hands on manipulatives, and group interactions. We appreciate you helping your child be here everyday he or she can, and if your child will miss school due to illness or an appointment, please call the office to verify his or her absence. When your child returns to school, please have your child turn in any notes from the doctor or dentist so it can be documented in our attendance system.
Our attendance goal for students is 90% attendance or better for the school year. Each month during our assembly we celebrate by recognizing students with 95% attendance or better as well as recognizing the class with the highest percentage of students with 95% attendance or better. We currently have 90% of our students with 90% attendance or better for the year and 64% of our students with 95% attendance or better for the year. We appreciate your help in reaching our goal!
Major Saver Sales Start Jan. 12
The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through students in grades K-5. Students will receive the sales packets on Thursday, January 11th and will sell the cards until Wednesday, January 24th. Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Harrisonville Public School Foundation. Last year, the Foundation and participating schools raised more than $16,000 through the sale of Major Saver cards.
The 2018 participating businesses include: Paradise Park, 54th Street, Price Chopper, The Exit Room, Mazzio’s, Houlihan’s, Sonic, MOD Pizza, Captain D’s, Burger King, Randazzo’s Pizza and Pasta, The Little Pig BBQ, Brewbaker’s Bar and Grill, SPIN! Pizza, Forged By Fire, Aaron’s Family Fun Center, Dairy Queen, The Garage, McDonalds, Donna’s Diner, and Pizza Hut.
Major Saver cards can also be purchased online at www.majorsaver.com. Customers may purchase Major Saver cards from any participating communities and the sale will be credited to Harrisonville Schools and to the student that the buyer is supporting. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.
ITEMS TO NOTE
Mark your Calendar
The Harrisonville Cass R-9 School District will be out of school on Monday, January 15. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 16.
Lunch Visitor Reminder
If you plan to attend with your child and plan to purchase a school lunch, please send a note or call the office in the morning on the day of your visit. Please remember a photo ID is required at the time of check in. All visitors who come for lunch must wait in the office area until the student's lunch time. Then following lunch, we ask that you do not accompany your student to the next activity, but return to the office for check out.
Thanks for your help!
Please remember to write a note or call the office prior to 3:00 p.m. to make any daily transportation changes. The office delivers notes to students beginning at 3:00 p.m. each day to ensure that teachers and students are informed with adequate time to prepare for dismissal.
From the Nutrition Services Department
Our Nutrition Service Department can cater Milk & Cookie Parties! You can order hot, fresh cookies for your child's birthday right from the school kitchen! Cookies and milk are $0.85 each and cookies only are $0.35 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-380-4131 ext. 3200 if you are interested in ordering.
Board of Education Candidate Filing
Filing for two three-year terms on the Board of Education began on December 12 at the Administrative Offices, 503 S. Lexington. The election will be April 3, 2018. Board members whose terms expire include RJ Knox and Chad Reynolds. Filing closes on January 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Administrative Offices at 380-2727, ext. 1222.
Community Education Courses Available
Community members are invited to take advantage of fun, educational courses provided by Cass Career Center. The Spring 2018 Adult/Community Education course schedule is now available. Courses begin in January. For a full class schedule, course descriptions, and online scheduling, go to www.harrisonvilleschools.org/communityeducation For more information, call Cass Career Center at 380-3273, ext. 7223 or visit CCC, 1600 E. Elm, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.