Harvard-Kent Parents Association

August 2019

Dear Families,

On behalf of the Harvard-Kent Parents Association (HKPA), we would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families back to The Harvard-Kent Elementary School. For those of you who are new to our school, we warmly welcome you.

Every year, the HKPA helps to oversee the needs and development of our school. Our primary objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective, and afford services that are not covered by our school budgets, we must fundraise. The money we raise helps to fund class trips, offer cultural enrichment programs for all grades, support our teachers in and out of the classroom and a lot more.

As the new school year begins, we once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our children. Here is how you can learn more and help:

  • ATTEND HKPA MEETINGS & Events: We invite you to join us for our first 2019-2020 meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, September 24th in the school library. At every HKPA meeting, our principal, Mr. Gallagher, gives school related updates and is available to answer questions. HKPA Board and Committee Chairs also provide information and updates on fundraising and activities. HKPA meetings are the best way to keep up-to-date on what is happening in our school, and we strongly encourage you to attend as many as possible. Pizza, childcare and translation services are provided at every meeting. We have a full list of HKPA meetings and Events on our website.


  • VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME: The HKPA is made up of all volunteers and the only way we can accomplish so much for the staff and students is by having lots of willing volunteers.


  • Painless Fundraising: While we encourage all of you to attend our fundraising events we also have several ways you can help us raise funds just by doing what you do every day!! Buying something through Amazon? Use our link and we receive 6% to 10% of the sale. See those box tops on things in your pantry? Cut them out and send them in to school with your child. It couldn’t be easier. Additional information can be found on our website and on our facebook page.

Our primary means of communication is via email and our website (www.harvard-kent.org). On our website, you will see contact information for the HKPA, a calendar of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other useful information. Check it out! As a member of the HKPA you will also receive regular weekly emails.  To sign up for our newsletters please email us at harvardkentparents@gmail.com.

 Our goal is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children. On behalf of the Harvard-Kent Parents Association we would once again like to extend a warm welcome. We look forward to another wonderful school year!

Thank you,

Harvard-Kent Parents Association

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