Westminster Public Schools, where education is personal.
Harris Park Vision: Happy lifelong learners. Positive and passionate in every way.
Dear Harris Park Families,
Our year is off to a fantastic start! There is so much gratitude from staff, students, and families to be back in the building doing what we love most; educating your children! Thank you for partnering in the joy of learning with us. As a Leader in Me School, I’ve been particularly impressed with our students’ abilities to make connections between content and the principles of the 7 Habits of leadership.
We just finished administering the Scantron assessment to all of our students in grades 1 through 5. Scantron is a district assessment that is taken on the Chromebooks. Since this is a computer assessment we receive the results instantly. The data supports us in determining the most appropriate instructional steps for each child. Please ask your child about their assessments and discuss how they feel that they did. As always, we encourage all of our students to do their best so we have the most accurate information to determine their strengths and needs!
We don’t ask students to do “homework” at Harris Park. Instead, we work with students to determine personalized goal work (to be done at home) based on their academic goals. Nightly reading will be assigned according to what each student needs. Additionally (pun intended), students should be working on math fact cards or flashcards to memorize their math facts. Encouraging your child to complete their nightly goal work is appreciated!
With cooler weather approaching, we encourage you to label your child’s coats, jackets and hats so that if they get lost we can return them to their rightful owner. Please mark them on the inside to protect their identity from strangers.
School security and the safety of our students is extremely important. If you need to pick up your child from Harris Park, please be prepared to show a photo ID. Only persons listed on the contact information of a student will be allowed to pick up children or enter the building. The doors of the school are locked at all times, and anyone needing something is asked are to enter through the main doors located at the North entrance of the school. With this in mind, please be sure to list all emergency contacts (people able to pick up your student from school) on your personal summary sheet. If you want to add someone to your contacts, please notify the main office. We look forward to working with you to keep all of our children safe!
Thank you again for all of the kind words and flexibility that you have shared with us over the past few weeks. It means so much to our staff!