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Harvard Park Elementary School

2501 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Fall Family Fun Day!

6 days ago We invite you to celebrate with your child at our pre-Thanksgiving Fall Family Fun Day on Monday, November 25th! Watch for the note in your child's folder and we hope to see you!

Halloween Party

Oct 27, 2019 Families are invited to celebrate Halloween with us at our Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31st. AM class - 9:35-10:35 PM class - 1:30-2:30 We will enjoy any special treats/snacks that are brought in by students and enjoy some Halloween Science Fun!!! Families are welcome to take their children home with them when they leave or they may ride the bus as usual.  **COSTUMES**  We are not planning on costumes. READ MORE


Oct 14, 2019 Here is our wish list for October! :) **WANTED** Dear Parents, I’d like to have a fun “touchy, feely” science center set up where the kids can observe, touch, feel, hold, weigh, even smell some different sized pumpkins, squash, and Indian corn. We will cut one of the large pumpkins open to see what the pulp looks like, feel the inside, count the seeds, etc. If you would like to help make a donation, please look at what is listed below. READ MORE

Welcome to the new year!

Aug 7, 2019 Welcome to PreK at Harvard Park! Harvard Park Open House will be on Friday, August 16th from 5 to 7 pm. This starts in the gym with a welcome from Principal Hayes. I will be in attendance to schedule home visits with those of you who have not yet scheduled them. These will take place during the week of August 19th-23rd. The first day for PreK students will be on Wednesday, August 28th.  I look forward to meeting you all at our home visit before school starts!

Black History Month

Feb 26, 2018 Our school studied Black musicians this month. Our class chose The Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway. Be sure to check out our YouTube page to watch videos of the kiddos dancing. Our door was decorated as well. I hope you enjoy!

The Use of Deep Pressure to Increase On-Task Behavior

Sep 10, 2017 The following link is to the article online from Therapeutic Systems, LCC http://www.therapeuticsystems.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=2 Deep Pressure, also know as Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS), is a sensory therapy involving the application of a tactile stimulus to provide the feeling of a firm hug, holding, swaddling, or massage. READ MORE

Scholastic Book Orders

Sep 10, 2017 Ordering through Scholastic is a great way to get books at a low price AND help out our classroom! For every book ordered, we get points to use for items for the class. I will try to send home orders every month. However, you may always go online to place an order. When you do, I will get an email letting me know an order has been placed.  The first book orderforms went home last week. READ MORE


Sep 10, 2017 Donors Choose is a wonderful organization which helps teachers get needed supplies and equipment for their classroom. We have been fortunate and have benefited from this website as I have had several projects funded over the years. Please check it out and spread the word!  https://www.donorschoose.org/tnestler

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