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    Teacher Appreciation Week Is May 3rd-7th!

    The PTA has some great things planned to spoil our Mariner teachers and staff this week, and there are plenty of ways you can participate to show them some love!

    1) All Staff will receive a Perry Harrison Spirit Wear item, the PTA is providing the Monday and Friday meals, and many of you have signed up to contribute snacks for the staff workroom on Wednesday- thank you!  
    2) Any note, card, or message families or students send to staff on Tuesday will be sure to bring smiles!  Don't forget specials and resource teachers, too!  Here is a template you can print to complete and share if you'd like.  
    3) The end of the year means many staff are running low on supplies.  Check with your classroom teacher for individual needs or send in some of these frequently needed items to the front office to be picked up by staff members as needed:
    Sticky notes of all sizes and colors- lined & unlined, Paper Towels, Tissues, Highlighters, Lysol Wipes, Dry Erase Markers, Stickers, Prize Box Items, Sharpies, Colored Cardstock Paper, Crayons, Flair Pens, Markers, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Scotch Tape, Paper Clips, Ziploc Bags of all sizes, Scissors, and Binder Clips
    4)  Do you own thing to show your gratitude to our teachers and staff.  You can get some ideas from their favorites list here

    Make plans to join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, May 6th at 7:30pm via zoom.  
    We will get our end of year updates from Mrs. Doty, review what we were able to accomplish this year, and discuss what the PTA may look like for the next school year.  
    Register here to receive the zoom link.  Hope to see you there! 

    No Fuss Fundraiser Success!

    Thanks to all participated in Tuesday evening's Virtual Bingo and to all who donated to the No Fuss Fundraiser!  Your contributions totaled $3,610, which means it will soon be ice cream and extra recess time for students and staff!  Congratulations also go out to all the Bingo and Raffle Basket winners. It was a fun evening, and we will cross our fingers that we can play together next year in person!

    PTA Board/Committee Chair Nominations

    We are seeking nominations for the PTA board and all committee chair positions for the 2021/2022 school year with the goal of voting to approve the new officers at the May or June meeting.  Contact to learn more about the needs or nominate yourself or a friend. 

    Let's do great things for Perry Harrison next year! 

    Never Tried Thrift Shop Volunteering? 
    Interested in trying it out or coming back after a year away? 
    Come volunteer with us this Spring!  
    Help raise money for PHS, meet fellow parents & staff, and get your 50% volunteer discount!
    May Work Group Sessions
    Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30-8:30pm
    Sunday, May 23rd from 1-3pm
    Sign up here today!
    Want to help but can't make these dates? 
    Contact to set up another time to volunteer. 
    Don't forget that students aged 10 and over can volunteer with a parent.
    Dropbox Volunteers Needed!
    The PHS Thrift Shop Donation Dropbox has been closed for almost a year, and we'd love to open it back up if we can find some volunteers to assist with emptying it!  This involves transporting donations from the school dropbox to the store.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact
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    Kindergarten Registration is now open!

    Visit the website below for more information:


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  • Please click below to view the information Mrs. Doty shared at the PTA meeting on March 18, 2021.

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    We will have yearbooks this year,
    and you can place your order for one here.

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    All students will be given grades in specials classes beginning in Quarter 3. 
    Students are required to attend specials classes.
    Grades will be given based on attendance and participation.
    K-2 Students will be graded on a 1-4 scale, as they are in their other subject areas.
    3-5 Students will be given grades of proficient, developing or no evidence.
    Virtual Academy Students:
    Students will be attending weekly or bi-weekly specials zooms. If a student is unable to attend class, they will be asked to complete the lesson that is posted on the specials' websites. The lesson will include evidence of completion. 
    A cumulative schedule, including our Zoom links, can be found using the link provided by your homeroom teacher. Links are updated weekly. Please be sure to refresh the page each week to access the updated links. 


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    Growth Mindset Resources


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  • Anonymous Bullying Reporting

    Anonymous Bullying Report Form: Use this form to anonymously report patterns of bullying.
    Please note we define bullying as “repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally”.
    Bullying may include:

    • Physical Bullying
    • Verbal Bullying
    • Relational Bullying
    • High Tech Bullying
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Virtual School Tour

PHS Remote Learning



    What an exciting school year we have in store! We are off to a great start with our remote lessons. Our faculty and staff here at PHS are excited to work with and support all of our families this school year, whether it is through remote learning or face-to-face. This page provides information about our remote learning plans, sample schedules, and Chatham County Schools' district-wide remote learning information.
    Thank you for your continued support!

    Click here to access our PHS Remote Learning Website

Mrs. Doty's Phone Messages

Principal's Message

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    Hello Mariners! 

    I want to take this opportunity to say hello to our newest Mariners and welcome back those who are returning. These last couple of months have been like no other and, as you can imagine, preparing for this new school year has brought about its own unique challenges. One thing I do know for sure is that the faculty and staff here at PHS are excited to work and support all of our families this school year, whether it is through Zoom or face to face.

    Our school community looks very different this year than it has in the past. The new school, Chatham Grove, is finished and we lost ⅔ of our families and staff to that community. We are now a much smaller school (around 300 students), which gives us some great opportunities to do things we were not able to do before.  

    The most important first step is for all of us to get to know each other and  build strong, positive relationships with one another so that we can work toward the same goal-providing the best educational experience possible for our students here at PHS. 

    Our PTA is already at work doing some of these things. The PTA board is reaching out to parents to encourage them to join the PTA and come together for virtual meetings. They are also working on recruiting volunteers to serve in different capacities to support our staff and students. Finally, the PTA is working to build strong lines of communication to keep parents well-informed about all happenings within the school. 

    The second step that I would like for us to embark upon is the revision of our school’s mission and vision statements. 

    “Your school’s identity is about defining who you are as a school and communicating that clearly to all of your stakeholders. It is about creating clear mission and vision statements that support excellence and define what your school stands for.” 

    As this quote states, it will be important that we have all stakeholders’ input in this process. This work will begin as soon as school starts through our school improvement team. I will send out more information in the August newsletter, The Mariner Message. 

    It is my greatest hope that we are all back to school face to face as soon as possible. Until then, please stay safe and reach out to us if there is anything you need. 

    To keep parents in the loop on all the great things going on at PHS, they can:

    • Receive my monthly newsletter, The Mariner Message
    • Listen to or receive through email The Weekly Top 5
    • Log into the PTA website at
    • Read Anchor’s Away, the PTA weekly newsletter which is found on the PTA website.
    • Follow Perry Harrison School PTA on Facebook