2-5, 2-6 4th Grade NAEP Testing
2-6- Author Visit
2-7- Progress Reports go Home
2-14 HES Valentine Parties
2-18 Presidents' Day (No School)
2-22 Mystery Event for PBIS
Harrisburg Community Sponsors -Thank you for giving ALL First Graders a new book to read.
Check out the FREE vitamin program available at Food Giant Pharmacy to help keep our children healthy !
HES appreciates you providing the vitamin program for the children and we also THANK YOU for the basket of hand sanitizer for the staff ! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and for you promoting GOOD HEALTH at HES.
Here are some websites to continue your child's learning at home.
The Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Harrisburg Elementary is one of the 15 winners of our Innovation in Computer Science School Grant Program worth $19,871
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The staff of Harrisburg Elementary School in partnership with students, parents and our community, is committed to providing a quality education for ALL children in a safe environment. We will provide a relevant and challenging curriculum for each student which will develop the skills needed to be a responsible, productive citizen in our ever changing world.
Weekly Health Tips
Monday: Eat a variety of foodsFor good health, we need more than 40 different nutrients, and no single food can supply them all. It is not about a single meal, it is about a balanced food choice over time that will make a difference!
Replace saturated with unsaturated fatFats are important for good health and proper functioning of the body. However, too much of it can negatively affect our weight and cardiovascular health. Different kinds of fats have different health effects, and some of these tips could help us keep the balance right:
We should limit the consumption of total and saturated fats (often coming from foods of animal origin), and completely avoid trans fats; reading the labels helps to identify the sources.
Eating fish 2-3 times a week, with at least one serving of oily fish, will contribute to our right intake of unsaturated fats.
When cooking, we should boil, steam or bake, rather than frying, remove the fatty part of meat, use vegetable oils.
Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods for giving us enough vitamins, minerals and fibre. We should try to eat at least 5 servings a day. For example, a glass of fresh fruit juice at breakfast, perhaps an apple and a piece of watermelon as snacks, and a good portion of different vegetables at each meal
Reduce salt intake
A high salt intake can result in high blood pressure, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are different ways to reduce salt in the diet:
Eat regularly, control the portion size
Eating a variety of foods, regularly, and in the right amounts is the best formula for a healthy diet.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in helpless overeating. Snacking between meals can help control hunger, but snacking should not replace proper meals. For snacks, we could choose yoghurt, a handful of fresh or dried fruits or vegetables (like carrot sticks), unsalted nuts, or perhaps some bread with cheese.
Paying attention to portion size will help us not to consume too much calories, and will allow us to eat all the foods we enjoy, without having to eliminate any.