September 15, 2023

Good Evening Mariner Families, 

We had a great week this week! Students learned about the important highlights of the Student Code of Civility this week, schoolwide expectations of kindness, being a good friend, and safety for all. 

Please partner with us this week, and remind all your children that if they see something unsafe or uncomfortable on the bus or at school, they should say something to an adult, staff member, parent, or guardian. We want to spread kindness and happy thoughts at Perry Harrison. 

Important Dates to Remember

September Events

September 17th- PTA Work Day 1-3 p.m. Cole Park PTA/Constitution Day & Citizenship Day  

September 18th- PTA Work Night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cole Park PTA

September 18-October 6th- SOS Fundraiser 

September 22nd Required Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

September 25th Optional Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

September 28th- 4th-Grade Haw River Field Trip

September 29th- Plant Sale (YMCA Pickup & Car Rider Line)

October Events

October 5th Fall pictures

October 6th Al’s Burger Shack 4-6 pm (Perry Harrison gets 25% of all sales)

October 12th Curriculum Night (more information coming soon)

October 21st Fall Festival 

October 9th-13th 5th-Grade Artists in School Residency- Philip Shabazz

Staff Appreciation Committee

School sure is a picnic with people like our PHS faculty and staff! The staff appreciation committee will be serving picnic themed foods for the staff meeting on 9/26 and we need your donations of items! For non-perishable items (plates, crackers, etc.), please send in your items by the afternoon of 9/25. For perishable items (produce, pasta salad, etc.), please send in your items on the morning of 9/26. Thanks for your contributions!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D48ADA72FA1F85-44348267-food

PTA News

Today we had an awesome pep rally kicking off our Second Annual Support Our Students fundraiser. What's Support Our Students, you ask? This is a DIY, whole-community fundraiser that will help us do something really exciting this year. We're hoping to raise $20,000 to make our outdoor play spaces even better.

This weekend, please take a look in your child's folder to find links and a QR code that you can use to donate and share with your friends, family, coworkers, and local business contacts. For each donation your child brings in, we will enter them into weekly drawings for exciting prizes, including gifts from local businesses and fun experience opportunities with PHS teachers.

Every donation helps, and we're so grateful for your support! 

We will celebrate our wonderful students, families, and teachers with a Fall Festival on October 21, so please put that date on your calendars.

District News

We were asked to share Constitution Day and Citizenship Day resources with families. Please find resources linked in your Parent Smore or Email. 

Field Trips/Cafeteria

Please register for School Cash if you haven't done so- This will be used for field trips, outstanding lunch balances, and student fees.

 https://chatham.schoolcashonline.com/

PTA

Fall Thrift Shop Work Group dates are set, and we'd love your help earning money for our school by signing up for a volunteer shift at the Cole Park PTA Thrift Shop off 15-501!  There is one weeknight evening and one Sunday afternoon shift each month, and the time passes quickly at each two-hour session, straightening the store and hanging clothing.  Volunteers earn 50% off purchases when you work, and students ages 10 and up can volunteer with a parent.  The next upcoming Perry Harrison sessions are September 17th from 1-3 and September 18th from 6:30-8:30, and you can sign up for these sessions or the other Fall dates on the PTA website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents and guardians, please make sure that you fill out a volunteer form. They must be completed each school year. Please find the link to the volunteer application in your email or on the Perry Harrison website. We look forward to partnering with parents and guardians again in various volunteer capacities as we have in the past. 

You can find information and opportunities between weekly parent calls, on our Perry Harrison website, PTA Facebook page, and Twitter Page. 

Have an amazing weekend!