September 2019 Newsletter

Harmony Herald

September 2019

Important Dates

  • September 3-16th: MAP Testing (K-5)
  • September 20th: Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • September 27th: Husky Hustle
  • September 30th-October 5th: Book Fair
  • October 5th: Harmony Harvest
  • October 18th: Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • October 21-25th: October Break
  • October 30th: PTA Assembly

Letter from Ms. Hackmiller (Principal)

Dear Harmony Families,

I hope this newsletter finds each of you well and enjoying the remaining days of summer.  The start of the school year has been one of the best yet.  I hope that you enjoyed visiting your child/children's classroom during Parent Orientation and that you are gearing up for all things that come with the fall season.

Thanks for giving us the initial weeks of school to establish solid routines around our three schoolwide expectations; Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe.  Beginning Friday, September 6, we welcome you to join your child for lunch if you wish.  Please know that we only have a small section of seating for guests and we ask that you honor that space.  It is also important to note that while we invite your son/daughter to invite a friend to sit with them when they have a guest for lunch, we do not share food items with other students.  

Your involvement in our school is critical to our success.  Please be sure that you have completed your background check and have participated in our confidentiality training so that we can count on you to partner with us.

A BIG shout out to the kind folks at Northeast Christian Church who volunteered their time and resources at their annual “Love The ‘Ville School Blitz” in August.   We sincerely appreciate their commitment to our community.  

Dinner on Main: Please see the attached flyer for more information about OCEF’s Annual Fundraiser--Dinner on Main. 

 Congratulations to the Harmony Husky XC Team for an amazing turnout in the "Rumble."  Go Huskies!!

As always, thanks for your partnership.  If I can be of assistance to you please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

Stay well,


Suzie Hackmiller


Counselor’s Corner

Mrs. Grimm and Mrs. Blevins have enjoyed visiting EVERY classroom to introduce themselves and how they can help students at Harmony Elementary. In grades K-2, students listened to the read aloud of Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives. Mrs. Joyce is a school counselor at Emerson Elementary and in this story a new student learns all about what Mrs. Joyce does as a school counselor. In grades 3-5, students played an interactive Jeopardy-style game called Meet The Counselors. Students participated in earning points for their team by answering True or False questions about the role of a school counselor.

All students were informed that they may request to see a school counselor by asking their teacher to submit a Request to See the Counselor form. Parents may also submit a form using the link at the bottom of our homepage on the following site:

The focus of September's classroom lessons will be on friendship and bullying prevention. More details to come in the next newsletter!

Library News

Reading is one of the most important skill our child will learn.  Set your child up for reading success by visiting our Scholastic Book Fair and growing your child’s personal reading library.  By shopping at our school Book Fair, you will not only be giving your own child access to great new books to read wherever they go, but you will also be helping our school raise money to buy more books for our own school library.   Your child’s teacher will schedule a time for their class to visit the Book Fair.  Be sure to look for the Book Fair flyer to come home in your child’s Wednesday Folder soon.  The flyer contains some of the books available at the Book Fair. Our Book Fair will take place September 30th- October 5th.   If you would like to volunteer during the Book Fair please visit the following link: Remember all volunteers must complete confidentiality training and have a background check on file.

Husky Hustle

Harmony’s Annual Husky Hustle is our largest fundraiser of the year is in full swing.  Remember, every dollar raised makes a difference. Last year we raised $30,000 with this fundraiser to benefit classroom tools, technology, school gardens, recess equipment, and everything in-between. All students will receive a free Hustle t-shirt thanks to Floss32.  Can you help us top that this year?  All families are welcome to join your child during the Hustle on September 27th during their Related Arts time. 

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