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March Newsletter 3-1-19

Dear Parents,

As we March into the last few months of the year, I want to thank Harding parents for a great turn out during our winter parent-teacher conferences. Your support is always appreciated. Our kids are gearing up for testing, and our teachers are working hard to ensure they are ready for the spring assessments. We are excited about the progress our students are making in the classrooms.

Want to help your child, build his/her readings skills, and help him/her learn to love books?

Read Regularly—Try to read to your child everyday for 10-15 minutes. This could be a calming bedtime routine or during a sibling's sports practice.

Take Turns Choosing Books—Your child may want to hear old favorites again and again. Use your turn for new titles and variety, such as nonfiction or poetry.

Let Them Participate-Ask your child to turn the pages while you read. Also, they can finish sentences that rhyme or fill in words that they know. Go slowly so they have time to understand the stories and look at the illustrations. The read-aloud time provides an active role.

Be Playful-You can use different voices for different characters or substitute your child's name for the main character.

Remember, you do not have to be an expert reader—your child will love it when you read aloud because it's you.

In our efforts to keep you informed of the activities at Harding, we will continue updating our website in addition to monthly letters. Please take note of all the upcoming events in March. I know how busy you are, but your dedication shows how committed you are to education. With all of us working together, we will certainly achieve all of our goals this year.


Teri J. Coward



What's Happening

We would like to remind parents/guardians that students can enter the building at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast.  Students are tardy at 8:30 a.m. 

Click below to read about our Parent Engagement Policy:
Harding's Parent Involvement Policy 2017 2018.pdf


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