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    August 9, 2021



    Greetings James H. Harrison Family, 


    I hope that you have had a relaxing and safe summer with your families. It is now time to usher in a new school year! Can you believe school starts in less than a month? We are eager to start the year and provide robust in person learning opportunities that challenge and cultivate our children. We are looking forward to sharing the digital learning experience with you and your child as we continue to be committed to the promise of student achievement through culture, data, and performance. Our theme this year is, “Level Up”. With your help and support, we will reach each target we set this year!


    During the upcoming school year, it will be extremely important that you take an active role in your child’s learning. Parents and families play a crucial role in the academic success of our students. Therefore, school and parent communication will be critical to ensuring we all stay connected. Ways to support and increase your child’s academic success include: 

    • Make attendance a PRIORITY including limiting tardiness and absences especially in our new virtual classrooms

    • Check SchoolMax Parent Portal regularly to stay informed of student progress

    • Communicate often with your child’s teacher via email or class dojo

    • Read with your child at least 20 minutes a day

    • Utilize the intervention/enrichment platforms like Lexia and iReady at home


    Our mission at James H. Harrison  Elementary School's mission is to build a strong foundation so our students will excel and achieve any academic or personal goal set before them. We commit to providing high quality data driven instruction to our students every day. We prioritize helping all students reach their full academic potential in order to develop the next generation of global leaders. This will be accomplished by all members of our school community (students, parents and educators) working together to create a positive learning environment. 

    The educational needs of students can best be served through a collaborative approach. Therefore, we invite you to participate and support the events and activities we have planned throughout the school year. We appreciate and value your partnership and look forward to working with you this school year.


    As always, if you have questions or would like to speak with me I can be reached via email at mckenna.lewis@pgcps.org .

     

    Respectfully,

    Ms. McKenna Lewis 
    Proud Principal
    James H. Harrison Elementary School