201 North Harrison Street  Geneva, Illinois 60134
HSS News!
WordMasters Congratulations!
A student representing Harrison Street School recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, third grader Tea Reeve earned a perfect score of 20 in the recent meet. Nationally, only 29 third graders achieved a perfect score. Other students at Harrison Street School who achieved outstanding results in the first meet include Alyssa O'Vell, Meena Gosain, Claire Jennings, Annabelle Karch, and Emily Masters each scoring 19. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Mrs. Kennath.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed for use by high school students, WordMasters Challenge™ materials have been specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight. They are particularly well suited for children who are motivated by the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies.  
Summer Reading Dates

Keep your child reading this Summer! Research  shows that students who read during the Summer score higher on reading tests
the following Fall, than those who do not read during the Summer. How can yo do this?
Besides going to the Public Library and
participating in their many programs, the Harrison Library will be open again for five times this summer. In addition to checking out books, there will also be drawings for prizes (attendance required), activities, and a chance to share a book with a teacher.
The time will be 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Dates are:
Wed June 3
Tues. June 16
Wed. July 1
Tues July 14
Mon. July 27

Books may be turned in in the main office M-Th 8:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. or during any of the open library evenings.

 Entrance will be off the Dodson Lot at the Kindergarten doors.

New Way to Pay 2015-2016 Registration Fees
We are pleased to offer you a new, more convenient way to pay for your child’s school-related expenses. The new Geneva 304 Webstore provides a simple, mobile-friendly way to pay for school registration fees, optional bus fees, PTO items, and more with a few simple clicks. And, if you already have a PushCoin account for lunch money, paying is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Have You Set Up A Push Coin Account for your Child(ren)?

If you have not set up a PushCoin account for your child (ren) please follow the steps below:


                1.      Visit www.pushcoin.com  

2.      Click on   I don’t have an account.

 3.     Enter parent's first and last names, parent's email and a secure password (at least 8 characters in length) that you will remember.

4.      Link your child by clicking on  add student.

            5.      Enter your child’s unique PushCoin Registration Code – Contact HSS if you do not have this number.
                        Note: This code is used for initial registration only.

6.    Information about your child along with a picture should appear on the screen. Verify the information is                correct, and click on  I confirm.

7.      You have multiple methods for funding your account:

·         Use an electronic check

o   The E-Check funding option does not impose a checkout fee.

o   The E-Check funding option is always free for both the parents and Geneva CUSD 304. 

·         Use a credit or debit card. 

o   Please know that beginning July 1, 2015, parents will be charged a checkout fee when using a credit or debit card to fund their PushCoin account.

o   Geneva CUSD 304 will absorb the credit card checkout fee for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year.

·         You may also fund the account by writing a check payable to Geneva CUSD 304 and deliver it to       the main office at HSS.

o   Remember to write in the check's memo: PushCoin – Your student’s ID#.

 What to expect when using PushCoin:

ñ  You will be notified via email when your child makes a purchase or when your account balance is low.

     To adjust the frequency of your email notifications, log into your PushCoin account and click on Account Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.

ñ  You may check your child's transaction activity by logging into your PushCoin account at www.pushcoin.com

Geneva CUSD 304 welcomes your feedback. Email comments, questions, and suggestions to pushcoin@geneva304.org  

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201 North Harrison Street
Geneva, IL 60134 
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