Welcome back! I hope you had a fantastic summer and that you are looking forward with enthusiasm to the 2017-2018 school year. I am very excited about the new academic year and I look forward to working with you to provide our students with the best education possible. We have many fun and exciting educational activities planned for the students.
Parents, your assistance is needed to serve as volunteers. There are many tasks that volunteers can perform to assist at the school. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the school to speak with Ms. Althea Wigfall, who is our Volunteer/Parent Coordinator. Our school is proud to offer a parenting center that we encourage you to visit to get helpful information on ways to assist your children with their academic performance. We are happy to announce that we have activities planned in which our staff will go into the local community to provide sessions on a variety of parenting and educational topics.
Our goal at Hardeeville Elementary School is to provide students with the opportunity to excel in all areas so that they may become positive, contributing members of our school and community. To do this we ask your help in making sure your child comes to school focused every day and arrive on time. We begin our daily instruction at 7:30 a.m. and end our day at 2:30. Please make sure that your students have the supplies needed and are ready to learn. We will enforce our school’s dress code and ask for your support in ensuring that your child comes to school dressed accordingly. Our uniform is as follows: Shirts: any shade of blue (royal, navy, light) or white with collars and sleeves. Pants: Khaki or navy blue. Belts should be worn on pants or skirts with belt loops. Inside jackets should be the color of the uniform top and remain unzipped or unbuttoned while in the school building. Socks and tights should be a solid color. No flip flops or open toe shoes are allowed. Please see our student handbook for more details on rules and procedures.
We will have after-care on site for those parents who need this service. The time will be from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. daily. Transportation will NOT be provided for this service and parents MUST pick students up by 4:00 p.m.
Also, our district has moved to the 10 point grading scale for students in grades 3rd – 5th. Please speak with your child’s teacher in regards to the 10 point grading scale.
Our first PTO meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there. We will hold elections for new officers and your participation is needed. If there is anything that I can do to assist or support you and your child, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please view our school’s website regularly for school news and updates. Coming soon, we will have a school app in which you can view and receive messages about events at the school. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning. I am confident that with your continued support, we will see tremendous achievements with our students. Our goal is to prepare our students to be college and career ready because they are our future. Again, welcome back to a great school year!
Mrs. Wanda McAllister, Principal