Good Evening Mariner Families,
We had a great week this week! Many students participated in the Spelling Bee, Ms. Pruckno represented our school on WRAL, and students and families attended the District Science Fair!
Important Dates to Remember
December 10th Pittsboro Parade 3:00 pm (Come see the Perry Harrison PTA Float!)
December 12th PTA Meeting 5:30 pm before Chorus Concert in the Library/Holiday Staff Appreciation Giving Deadline
-Pizza will be provided to attendees of the PTA meeting!
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
January 15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school for staff or students)
January 16th Teacher Work Day (no school for students)
January 17th PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session 6:00-8:00 (Sign up here)
January 21st PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session 1:00-3:00 (Sign up here)
January 24th End of 2nd Quarter
January 25th & 26th Teacher Work Days (no school for students)
Reminder! The PTA Meeting is this Tuesday 12/12 at 5:30pm before the Chorus Concert. Pizza will be provided, and everyone is welcome!
The PTA is collecting monetary donations so that each PHS staff member can receive a gift card this holiday season. Make your contribution on the PTA website here or send a cash or check donation payable to PHS PTA marked "Staff Holiday Gifts" by December 12th. Thank you for helping us spread holiday cheer to our incredible Mariner team!
Each week, I send out a staff newsletter. I would love to shower our staff with shoutouts from family members and students. I will add this shoutout form to our weekly parent call each week for you to add shoutouts. Please fill out this form when you feel led.
Annual PowerSchool Data Review
Additional emails have gone out to families to complete the annual data review. The previous issue has been corrected & the deadline has been extended to December 31st.
Student Services Team Updates
The Chatham County Schools' Excellence and Opportunity Department and the Rotary Club of Pittsboro will be creating care packets for the CORA food pantry in honor of the MLK Day of Service. Perry Harrison will be collecting bars of soap. If you would like to help by donating bars of soap, there will be a collection box in front of the main office from December 11th through January 10th. Please contact Leann Munoz if you have any questions.
If your family needs support with Christmas gifts, there are several community programs available to help. Please note that these programs share their referral lists, so please apply to one program only so that there is enough support for all families in need. If you need assistance connecting with any of these programs, reach out to your school social worker, Hilary Cissokho, at 919-967-9925 x35333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Important Links to Remember
School lunch K12 payment system (Pay Cafeteria Balances)
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!