Good Evening Mariner Families, 

We had a great week this week! We enjoyed creating and displaying our STEM Fair projects! Thank you to everyone who came out for our parent night last night. We hope everyone has a wonderful and restful break. 

Important Dates to Remember

November Events

November 22nd Optional Teacher Workday 

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

November 27th-December 1st Book Fair

November 28th- Book Fair Family Night 3:00-6:00 pm

Yearbook Ordering 


December/January Events

December 7th Quarter 2 Progress Reports

December 7th & 8th Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee Enrollment Information)

December 12th PTA Meeting (Details coming soon)

December 12th Winter Chorus Concert 6:30-7:30

December 15th Early Release Day (11:30 Dismissal)

December 18th Optional Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

December 19th-January 1st Holiday Vacation (No School for Staff & Students)

January 2nd Required Workday (No School for Students)

January 3rd Staff and Students Return to School

Yearbook Ordering 


Book Fair

The Book Fair is next week! Monday is preview day. Students will come with their classes to make a wish list to bring home. Shopping starts on Tuesday and will last through Friday. Shopping times for families are 7:30 am-8:00am each day. Family night will be on Tuesday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Students will also have time to shop during the school day.  If you can't make it to the book fair, you can shop online using the link on our school website. Thank you for supporting our library!


PTA Updates

PHS families! We are so thankFULL for the teachers and staff at Perry Harrison that guide and care for our children each day! Please sign up to provide food for the baked potato bar we are planning for the staff meeting on 11/28. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the front office any time before 11/28 at 12pm. Perishable items should be dropped off the morning of 11/27 or 11/28 (and labeled as perishable so staff knows to put them in the fridge). Contact Michele Cosgrove at 919-599-1092 or cosgrovemb@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks so much!

Link is here: PHS food for November staff meeting


Student Services Team Updates

Winter Weather Clothing Drive

A community group is hosting a Winter Weather Survival Drive from now through December 21st. They are accepting donations of NEW or gently used winter wear for men, women, and children. Donations can be dropped off at any of the locations listed in the attached flyer.  

If your family NEEDS Winter Weather Clothing, a distribution event will be held this Saturday, November 11th, from 10am-2pm at MOSAIC at Chatham Park. Breakfast and Lunch will also be available for attendees. A second distribution event is being scheduled for December but the date and location of that event have not been released. 

Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program has reached capacity for the year, but there are several other programs still offering support. Note that these programs tend to cross reference their referral lists. Families are encouraged to apply for support from only one program to ensure there is adequate support for all families in need. 

Toys For Tots (self-referral)

Toys for Tots is accepting applications through Thursday, November 30th. The application is available online at: https://pittsboro-nc.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx

Chatham County Social Services Christmas Wishes (self-referral)

Families can self-refer to the Christmas Wishes program through Chatham County Department of Social Services. This is a needs-based program for holiday gifts and support. Each eligible child will receive around $100 worth of gifts. Families receiving Food Stamps are very likely to meet the financial need threshold, but even if you do not receive benefits, you are welcome to apply if your family is in need of support. Reach out to your case worker or call 252-692-0332 to apply. 

Shop with a Cop (staff referral)

This is a program sponsored by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department. Each child is partnered with a deputy for a shopping trip to Walmart to purchase some holiday wish list items. Each child has a $50 gift card to spend however he/she chooses. If you would like your kiddo to be referred for this event please reach out to your school social worker. 

Hilary Cissokho, School Social Worker

Email: hcissokho@chatham.k12.nc.us

Phone at 919-967-9925 ext 35333

Important Links to Remember

Yearbooks Ordered Here 

Staff Wish List

School lunch K12 payment system (Pay Cafeteria Balances)

 https://chatham.schoolcashonline.com/ (Pay School Fees)

PHS Friday Lunchroom Coverage- Email Michele Cosgrove at cosgrovemb@gmail.com with questions. 

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!