Good Evening Mariner Families, 


We had a great week this week! Wayne from the Fire Department gave us fire safety lessons in 1st-5th grade classrooms! Ms. Hamilton’s fifth-grade class had a room transformation, and Kindergarten had parent volunteers host pumpkin centers for standards-based fun! We learned about the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos through a cultural display by our very own Ana Banda, an avid parent volunteer! Our School Counseling Advisory Committee, comprised of parents, students, and staff, met to make grand plans for our school. We are buzzing with excitement over the real-world, standards-based,  and cultural experiences our students are involved in daily at Perry Harrison! 


Important Dates to Remember


November Events

November 4th Perry Harrison Gardening Day (Flyer Attached)

November 7th Required Teacher Workday/Conference Day 

November 8th Reading Check-In Testing 4th-5th Grades 

November 9th Math Check-In Testing 3rd-5th Grades 

November 10th Veterans Day Holiday- No School for Staff and Students

November 13th Author Visit (Flyer Attached)

November 15th PTA Worknight 6:30-8:30 (Sign up here)

November 19th PTA Workday 1:00-3:00 (Sign up here)

November 21st STEM Fair Family Night (More information coming soon)

November 22nd Optional Teacher Workday 

November 23rd-24th No School for Staff and Students



Please be reminded that our school day runs from 7:55-2:55 each day. It is vital that students be at school on time, and leave at dismissal. We understand that sometimes appointments are unavoidable; however, please ensure that you minimize time that school is missed when possible. Whenever a student is called out of class, it interrupts their instruction and others. 



This year we are ALL learning about the Zones of Regulation. Teachers and staff will receive a short weekly lesson that they can share with their students each week during Morning Meetings. This week we introduced the Zones through a video. Feel free to check it out and ask your student about their activity in class - "I am in the _______zone when I am feeling ________."  

Click here for Zones of Regulation Video


~ Mrs. Muñoz, School Counselor


PTA Staff Appreciation Committee Updates 

Help us give teachers time on Fridays to enjoy a peaceful lunch away from the cafeteria! Volunteers are needed from 10:30-12:15 to supervise the cafeteria. A PHS staff person will be present to assist volunteers. You will walk around and ensure that the lunchroom expectations are being followed (click here for that document), open food packages as needed, and get to know the kids of PHS! Note that you must be an approved volunteer with Chatham County Schools to participate (click here to complete your CCS volunteer application). Email Michele Cosgrove at cosgrovemb@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks for your support of our teachers!

PHS Friday Lunchroom Coverage


Cafeteria Balances

Please check your cafeteria balances; we have several outstanding balances. You can set up automatic payments through the school lunch K12 payment system


School Cash Online

Just in, PHS is up from 27.35% to 50.61% for School Cash Online! The top 5 schools are at least 72% registered. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone! Let’s beat that 72%, Perry Harrison families! If you need assistance, visit us in the front office. We are happy to help!



Spelling Bee- Coming Soon! 

The PHE spelling bee will be held on December 7th and 8th. For more information, and to enroll your student, please follow the link below.


Spelling Bee Information


District Updates 

PowerSchool Data Review notifications have been sent to all families via email. Please complete by November 21st.  


Student Services Team Updates

If you need support for Thanksgiving or Christmas, please contact our social worker. Her contact information is below. 


Hilary Cissokho, School Social Worker

Email: hcissokho@chatham.k12.nc.us

Phone at 919-967-9925 ext 35333


PTA News

We're excited to invite you to our Perry Harrison Gardening Day on Saturday, Nov. 4. This is a great chance for us to come together as a community and beautify our front sign area with native perennials! The best part? You can drop in any time between 10 am and 4 pm!

Here are some things you should bring along:

  • Water bottle, lunch, snacks
  • Tough old clothes and shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Hand shovel/trowel
  • Games for kiddos (sidewalk chalk, jump rope, ball...)

If you're able to, these things would be helpful too!

  • Full-sized shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Metal rake
  • A smile!

We hope to see you there, ready to have some outdoor fun while lending a hand!

Important Links to Remember

Staff Wish List


Volunteer Application


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!