• Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                            August 2017


           I hope this letter finds you enjoying theses last couple of weeks of summer and that you are preparing your child for the 2017-18 school year. I anticipate a great year as we collectively strive to foster a student centered learning community. I am fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of students, families, and staff members here at Harris. This summer has been busy at Harris as we work hard to ensure that our students are going to have a successful 2017-18 school year. If you have been by the school lately, you may have noticed that the work has begun on our new playground and we are thrilled that it is finally happening. More information will be coming on the playground as the year starts. We are excited to open doors at Harris on Tuesday, September 5th for the first day of the 2017-18 school year.

         On Thursday August 31st we will hold our “Meet and Greet” for students and their families to meet their child’s new teacher. Also on the 31st prior to the Meet and Greet, we will hold our “Sneak a Peak” for our incoming 1st graders. This is an opportunity for our 1st graders and their parents or guardians to see their new classroom, meet their teacher, and tour Harris prior to the first day of school. We encourage everyone to attend if you can. This is always a nice way to kick off the 2017-18 school year on a positive note.

           Research confirms that a parent’s interest and involvement in their child’s education is the most significant reason why children are successful at school. Please know that we highly value home and school communication here at Harris.  It is vital that we work together to make Harris a great place to work and learn each day. I encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay up to date with your child’s classwork, homework, tests, and school activities, as well as other special events here at Harris.

           We look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that your child reaches their full potential. I am very proud to be a part of the Harris Community and I look forward to a productive and enriching 2017-18 school year. Please enjoy the remaining days of the summer, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me here at Harris.



    • The school day begins at 8:40, dismissal is at 3:20.
    • Uniforms will be required on the first day of school.

    Important Dates:

    • 8/31/17 -1st grade “Sneak a Peek” @ 2:30, Harris “Meet and Greet” @ 3:00-3:30
    •                                                      9/5/17 - First day of school all students                                                                               
    • 9/14/17 - Back To School Night @ 6:00                
    •                                                   10/11/17 - Picture Day                                                                                                






      Mr. Shawn McDougall

       Principal, Harris School

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    Shawn McDougall - Principal
    610-522-4370 x 3150