We're jumpstarting the school year with a Harney Restaurant Night on Back to School Night! Stop in at Chipotle to grab a meal for the family on your way to meet your teachers. Or swing by afterwards and catch up with your Harney friends and families. Either way, you'll be supporting Harney when you show THIS FLYER to the cashier because a whopping 50% of your bill will go directly to our school!
Come visit your child's classroom, meet their teachers, and then join the PTO for an icy treat! We'll have info about what the PTO has in store for Harney families this year, as well as ways you can help make this a great school year for our students and staff!
And be sure to kick-off the school year right by dropping into Chipotle that evening for our first Restaurant Night of the year!
We've got an amazing family of volunteers at Harney that help make our school the incredible place it is...and it's our turn to say thanks! If you spend time in your child's classroom, accompany students on field trips, help out at school functions, share your lunch break with a lunch buddy, or volunteer your time in any way to Harney, please join us as we celebrate you at an appreciation assembly and reception.
Bring the family for a treat at Vancouver's best ice cream shop, and help out our school with your yummy purchase! Ice Cream Renaissance is hosting our June Harney Night on Thursday the 1st, and will donate 20% of your bill to our school. Stop by for an afternoon treat, or bring the whole family for dessert in the evening - and tell them you're there in support of our school.
Harney is hosting it's first-ever Buy One Get One Free Book Fair on Tuesday May 30th and Wednesday May 31st. Stock up on summer reading from an awesome selection of English and Spanish books, as well as bargain books. For every book you purchase, you can get or give a book of equal or lesser value for free!
Over the past 2 years the Harney Elementary PTO has worked in collaboration with nature+play designs, community volunteers, and Harney students, families and staff members to develop an Outdoor Learning Space on our school grounds. As construction nears completion, we're hosting a Kick-off Celebration and Summer Safety Fair open to the greater community, on Saturday May 20th, from 1:00 - 4:00pm, on the Harney grounds.
We'll have activities for the kids including a Home Depot Project Zone, bicycle safety rodeo with Bike Clark County (be sure to bring your bike!), and visits from AMR and The Red Cross with some helpful safety tips for the parents, including a personalized child ID card-making station. Food and drinks from Megan's Snack Shack will be available for purchase, and kids can earn a raffle ticket for prizes - including new bicylces!
Bring your family, tell your friends, and lets celebrate the community that made this incredible space possible!
Join us after school on Thursday for our last Parent/Teacher Connection Event of the year! As always, we're aiming to give parents an opportunity to talk directly with teachers, staff and PTO Board Members, to get to know each other and the PTO, and to learn how to get involved with Harney. Come see what's going on with our school, our teachers and our kids, and find out how you can be a bigger part of it all!
This meeting, we'll be discussing end-of-the-year activities, summer opportunities to help our school, and voting on next year's board members.
Translator headpieces are available for our Spanish-speaking families, we've arranged childcare for the littles, and snacks will be provided - EVERYONE is welcome!
!Ven con nosotros después de clases el jueves para la reunión Conexiones Padres-Maestros! Les ofrecemos a los padres una oportunidad de platicar directamente con algunos maestros, empleados, y miebros del equipo del PTO para conocerse, y saber como se puede involucrar en la escuela Harney. Ven a ver que cosas bonitas pasan en la escuela, con nuestros maestros y con los estudiantes, y para saber cómo usted puede ser parte también. Se ofrece intérprete con audífonos para los que hablan español, tenemos cuidado de niños, y habrá también refrigerio – TODOS bienvenidos!
150 of our Harney 4th and 5th graders have been hard at work, and are ready to share their STEM projects! They're addressing real-world problems in science, technology, engineering, and math, and will be showing the process they used to reach a solution. Come support our Harney kids, participate in interactive STEM activities, and watch a student feature video.
Join us for a free Family Game Night at Harney! Mr. Sussman will be leading a large group game in the gym, there will be activities and games for the little ones, we'll have a huge assortment of board games for families and friends to choose from, and there will be designated sections of the cafeteria for Pokemon battles and Magic - The Gathering campaigns (be sure to bring your own cards).
For those Harney parents planning to attend the Derby-themed Harney Benefit Auction in May, we'll be hosting a Derby Hat-making table at Game Night, with everything you need to make a fabulous Derby Hat!
And be sure to bring 2 canned or boxed food donations for our Family Resource pantry and you'll be entered in a drawing for a prize!
Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Harney's Annual Talent Show is just around the corner, so it's time for auditions! The talent show this year is limited to 30 performances, by 2nd-5th grade students only. Just print out the registration form here and have your talented student bring it with them during lunchtime auditions on April 25th or 26th.
Mr. Sussman is in need of new PE equipment, and our Harney kids can make it happen! Harney is hosting a Fun Run to get the kids moving while earning donations for Harney's athletic program.
Students are encouraged to ask parents, friends and families for donation pledges for the amount of laps they will run. (Please do not ask strangers.) People can either donate per lap or offer a flat donation. The kids will run for about 30 minutes during their PE or dance time between the 20th and the 28th. They will then bring a sheet home with a tally of the laps they ran so they can collect their donations. All checks should be made out to Harney PTO, or donations can be made through the paypal link HERE (be sure to add your students name and teacher in the "note to seller"). Contributions are due by Friday 5th. Donation sheets will go home this week!
1. All money goes to purchasing new PE equipment
2. The class that brings in the most money will get to have a free choice day of PE or dance.
3. The 3 top students that bring in the most money get to be a PE assistant for 1/2 a day.
4. Every student that brings in $10 or more gets a cool Harney frisbee.
Thank you for supporting Harney PE!
Harney “Fun Run” está llegando!
Se anima a los estudiantes a pedir a los padres, amigos y familiares donaciones por la cantidad de vueltas que van a correr. Se ejecutará por unos 30 minutos durante Educación Física o baile. Por favor, no preguntes a extraños. La gente puede directamente donar o hacerlo por cada vuelta. Los cheques deben hacerse a nombre de Harney PTO. ¡Las hojas de donación irán a casa esta semana!
La semana después de las vacaciones de primavera los estudiantes correrán sus vueltas durante educación física o danza. Después llevaran una hoja casa, para recoger sus donaciones, en la que diga cuántas vueltas corrieron y entregar lo a la escuela. El último día para recoger dinero es el viernes 21 de abril.
¿Para qué colectar?
1. Todo el dinero se destina a la compra de nuevos equipos para Educación Física.
2. La clase que traiga más dinero obtendrá un día de elección libre durante educación física o danza.
3. Los 3 mejores estudiantes que traigan más dinero serán asistente de educación física por medio día.
4. Cada estudiante que traiga $10 o más ganará un fresbee de Harney.
¡Gracias por su apoyo al Programa de Educación Física en Harney
Bring a buddy to join you at Harney for breakfast before class! Harney Teachers will be serving our Harney families a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, fruit, milk & juice. Of course we'll have coffee for the adults, as well as a professional coffee cart serving up the high-octane stuff for a $2 donation.
Keep an eye out for our Auction Booth at Breakfast where we'll be kicking off ticket sales and holding a raffle for a Derby Hat!
¡Trae un amigo contigo a Harney para desayunar en la escuela antes de ir a clases! Los maestros de Harney estarán sirviendo el desayuno a las familias de Harney – un pan de canela, frutas, leche y jugo. Por supuesto también habrá café para los adultos, y habrá una carreta profesional para hacer los lates y café especial a $2 la donación. Busca la mesa de la subasta anual durante el desayuno donde daremos inicio a la venta de boletos y tendremos una rifa para un sombrero especial para la subasta!!
Join us at Harney's first ever Dr. Seuss Night and help us commemorate Read Across America Day and the Birthday of the Man himself! We'll have art and craft activities, Dr. Seuss readings in both English and Spanish, food, drinks, prizes...and even some teacher-led Dr. Seuss yoga!
Get ready for a wilderness adventure filled with exciting new books and reading challenges! The Happy Camper Book Fair will run all week in the library/media center. Browse a huge selection of books for the kids, or help out our classrooms by purchasing from your Teacher's wish list.
Please join us at Harney on Saturday, February 18th from 10a to 2p for a family-friendly work party. Stay the entire time or drop by for an hour. Meet Harney families and staff members as we work together spreading gravel, placing completed benches in the outdoor classroom, and beautifying our school. Snacks and drinks will be provided, but we advise bringing a pair of work gloves and maybe a sandwich! If you have some tools to spare and share (wheelbarrow, shovels), please bring them. I will have painter's tape and permanent markers so you can put your name on them. Just so we have an idea of how many people will be attending our work party, please sign up here.
Dress warmly! The weather is expected to be rainy (70% chance of rain) and the temperature will be between 43F and 46F.
After being snowed out of Harney's December Restaurant Night, we've scheduled a make-up! Join us at Burgerville on Fourth Plain for our "December" Restaurant Night, where 10% of your purchase will benefit Harney! Bring the family, meet up with your Harney friends, and have your meal served by a member of our Harney staff.
Come join us at our second of 2 work-parties to get this next stage of our Outdoor Learning Space underway! We'll be fabricating 20-25 wood benches at Arborscape in Vancouver, working in two shifts: 10a to 12p and 12p to 2p. The Building Team will be lifting, cutting, and drilling, while the Finishing Team will be sanding and finishing the benches. All tools and light snacks & drinks will be provided, but we suggest bringing work gloves, water, and extra snacks. (Also, if you have an extra belt sander, please bring it!) Please sign up for a shift on the volunteer sign up sheet. All volunteers will be required to sign a release of liability in order to participate. We will have the waivers available for you to sign at Arborscape. Volunteers can be adults and high school students (anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent's signature).
Send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Come join us at our first of 2 work-parties to get this next stage of our Outdoor Learning Space underway! We'll be fabricating 20-25 wood benches at Arborscape in Vancouver, working in two shifts: 10a to 12p and 12p to 2p. The Building Team will be lifting, cutting, and drilling, while the Finishing Team will be sanding and finishing the benches. All tools and light snacks & drinks will be provided, but we suggest bringing work gloves, water, and extra snacks. (Also, if you have an extra belt sander, please bring it!) Please sign up for a shift on the volunteer sign up sheet. All volunteers will be required to sign a release of liability in order to participate. We will have the waivers available for you to sign at Arborscape. Volunteers can be adults and high school students (anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent's signature).
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Help us spread the word about the upcoming School Bond Measure!
Many of our Vancouver schools are in need of repairs and construction, so the upcoming February 14th special election will include a School Bond Measure to fund these necessary improvements. Harney is among the schools slated for improvements, and our PTO is eager to see this through.
Please join us in our door-to-door campaign to distribute flyers outlining the How, What and Why behind this measure. You don't need any expertise for this - we just need all hands on deck to hang door-knob fliers around our community. Kids are welcome too!
We'll meet up at the McLoughlin Middle School Parking lot this Saturday - see you there!
Find your inner Picasso or Van Gogh at this month's PTO-hosted event - "Art Night"! Join us and get creative with your Harney friends! Mr. London will be leading a painting activity for you to create a masterpiece on a 10x10" canvas - just $2/canvas. Additional free arts and crafts activities will be offered in the gym. All are welcome!
Join Harney families and friends for Harney Movie Night, where we'll be screening “Finding Dory”! Bring your dinner or purchase one from Buckets Food Truck (offering GF, DF and vegan options). Pack blankets, pillows, or a low camp chair, and bring all your friends - admission is FREE!
And be sure to arrive early to shop our Holiday Marketplace, opening at 5:00! Harney parents will be selling their handmade wares to help you get a jumpstart on your Holiday shopping.
Doors to the movie open at 6:00 and the movie starts at 6:30.
G6 is celebrating their 5th birthday with discounted jump times and a canned food drive for Harney's Family Resource Center! Bring a canned or boxed food donation to G6 between October 31st and November 3rd, and pay only $5 for an hour of jump time!
Find the flier with all the details HERE
Beaches is once again hosting a day-long October Restaurant Night with "Halloween for Harney"! Come in your costume, or just enjoy the parade of costumes sure to be there, anytime on Halloween, at either Beaches Restaurants or at the new Warehouse '23! And be sure to mention that you're there in support of Harney so that 50% of your tab will be donated to our school! Print out this flier for all the details.
It's almost time for our most popular Harney event, The Harney Carney! Join us for some fun new games, booths, and activities, as well as a selection of local food trucks and carnival food vendors. We'll also have a Harney Marketplace, with goods from our Harney Parents up for sale (contact email@example.com to inquire about renting a table).
Admission is $2 and includes a wristband to play all games. Proceeds benefit our 5th graders' class promotion activities.
Interested in volunteering to set up, run a booth, or clean up? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's Carnival is shaping up to be a hit...See you there!
Join us at the Vancouver G6 Airpark on the evening of Thursday, September 15th for a Harney FUNdraiser! The $5/per person/per hour admittance fee will ALL be donated to Harney! Each participant will need G6 Gripper socks (reusable) which are available for $2. (Be sure your child has a waiver signed by their legal guardian - you can find it here: G6 waiver. Also, no coupons or discounts will be accepted for this event.)