Highlawn August 2017 Newsletter

Posted on 08/22/2017

Highlawn Elem.


August 22, 2017   Volume 3 Issue 1

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school!  It’s going to be a great year at Highlawn.  This newsletter will have important information about the school. Please read it carefully.    

Highlawn Elementary is a Title I school and our Annual Title I Meeting will be on Monday August 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please come out and learn more about the school and our Title I program. Working together with the school will make for a great year!   

Highlawn Elementary Staff

Principal:  Ms. Robin Harmon; Secretary: Mrs. Deborah Davis 

PK: Chana Dixon, teacher; aides: Diana Jackson and Eugenia Blake PK: Heather Gant, teacher: Amanda Allen, assistant teacher, and Helen Cole, aide.

Kindergarten: Rose Mary Burck and Susan Porter; aides Lionel Hope and

Mary Perdue

First Grade: Terri Holley and Mary Lopez

Second Grade: Teresa Chapman and Julia Trent

Third Grade: Robin Blankenship and Christa Marcum

Fourth Grade: Clara “TC” Tucker-Clemons and Sharon Fowler

Fifth Grade: Annie Black-Hale and Mary Porter

Title I Staff: Reading: Beverly Holley; Math: Angela Riner; Data Coach: Rick Black

Physical Education: Bill Palmer; Art: Allen Payne; Music: Stacey Martin

Student Services: Resource Room: Meredith Ferry; TAG (Talented and Gifted): Elizabeth Withers; Speech: Heather Mc Callister; Counselor: Nancy Hanlon; Psychologist: Erica Earwood; Nurses: Julie Sharp and Pam Hanna

Nancy Dixon, Cafeteria Manager; Mary Michki and Heather Robinson, cooks Jeff Griffith: Head Custodian; Todd Setliff, evening custodian

SAFETY First …Drop Off and Pick Ups:  Please be safe as you drive in the school area. The traffic signs will be placed at the corner of 26th Street by the church reminding traffic not to go west on 1st Avenue during drop off and pick up times at Highlawn Elementary.  For this reason, you are being asked to remember to travel WEST to EAST to drop off students.  This means that children will get out on the side in front of the school.

Drop off: 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. daily.  The doors open at 7:30 a.m.  The students walk the Husky Walk until 7:50 a.m. when they go to the classroom for breakfast and start the day.  The tardy bell will ring at 7:50 a.m. 

Pick-ups:  All parents picking up students in or out of a vehicle will be required to sign their child out on the dismissal form.  Please have patience with us.  This is for the safety of the children. 

EARLY PICKUPS: Please do not pick your child or children up early unless they have an appointment. It will be marked as an early unexcused dismissal until you bring in the Dr.’s note to verify leaving early.  If you must pick up early, please do so by 2:00 p.m.  Otherwise, we cannot let the students leave early during our regular dismissal routine as this causes extreme delays in the buses, vans and other pickups.  So please be considerate of others and don’t ask to leave early unless it’s an emergency and then you will need to bring in paperwork to back up your emergency.

PARKING FOR PARENT PICK UPS/DROP OFFS: Please park in designated parking areas (street parking or church lot) when picking up your children. Do not park in the bus zone or in handicapped parking areas (these are for parents with special needs students being dropped off or picked up).  The HPD issued tickets last year to numerous parents for parking violations.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.  

Important DATES:   August 22nd PK begins they will go from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Their school time is just like everyone else.  
August 22nd Open House 6:00 p.m.     
September 2nd: Early RELEASE 12:30 p.m.      
September 5th: Labor Day …No School      
September 14th: School Pictures                
September 30th: Early Release 12:30 p.m.

School Security: Parents, Guardians and others that care about the safety of our children.  Please be prepared to show your identification prior to picking up a child from the office or when you are entering the building for a conference or to volunteer.  We appreciate your cooperation .

Bike Rack:  Thanks to parent Leila Shepherd, money has been raised and donated to purchase a new bicycle rack and cool air pumping station for the students at Highlawn.  Please note, Highlawn Elementary assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen bicycles.  Also, if a parent allows a child to ride a bike to school then the parent is responsible for the safety of their child(ren) while coming to school or going home from school. 

ATTENDANCE Information: Please read the handbook regarding the attendance policy.  Send in Dr. excuses and write parent notes when students are absent.

After school Changes:  Please send a note to the office in the morning with your child for afterschool changes. If you must call the school for changes, please do so by 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Harmon or Mrs. Kelli.  304-528-5130.

Thank you,

Robin Harmon, Principal   Highlawn Elementary School  rharmon@k12.wv.us

2549 First Avenue Huntington, WV 25703    Phone 304-528-5130  Fax: 304-528-5152

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