Good Evening Mariner Families, 

We hope you all had an amazing week this week! Check out the Board Retreat notes sent out from our communications department! 

Just a reminder, there will be no school tomorrow, January 25th or Friday, January 26th for Teacher Workdays.

Fuel Up

Volunteers are needed for Fuel Up to assist in packing and delivering weekly backpack food bags. Find more details and sign up here: https://fuelupkids.ch2v.com/content.asp?PageID=2.

Morning Car Riders

Parents, please wait for the 7:30 bell to ring and for staff members to be present outside before you let your student out of the car in the morning for the safety of students. Thank you!

Staff Support Updates 

Families generously donated staff breakroom supplies earlier in the year, and they've just about run out of coffee!  Let's keep them warm and energized here in these winter months, and let's add some snack treats for the new year!  You can find the wishlist of needs here to have things shipped directly to the school, or you can pick up similar items and drop them off at the front office, indicating they are for the breakroom.  Thanks for your help in treating our incredible Mariner staff!

Jump Rope for Heart 

Our Kids Heart Challenge program kicks off on Tuesday! Over the next 2 weeks, our school will have fun working together to raise money for the American Heart Association, promoting healthy hearts and continuing to learn about the value of physical activity!

*** Last year we also earned over $800 in PE equipment thanks to YOUR generosity to the Kids Heart Challenge!! 

Students can earn their own “Heart Hero Character” backpack key chains (and much more) this year by visiting  http://www2.heart.org/goto/PHSMariners  to sign up and raise money online, OR by using the mobile app (download the “AHA Schools” app)!  Just for signing up to save lives, your child will earn a FREE wristband!

Counselor Updates 

In the Zones Update for Parents

Over the past two weeks, all students received a small copy of a "Which zone am I in?" reminder to keep at their desk. During morning meeting time, teachers discussed with students ways to cope with their feelings in each of the Zones in order to get back to the Green zone. Please use this tool at home. Here are 2 ways you can do so: 1 - Talk about strategies when your child is in the blue, yellow or red zones. 2- Celebrate your child when they use a strategy to calm themselves down. 

Check out the “What Zone am I in?” visual. 

PTA Announcements 

Sign up here for February PTA work group sessions at the Cole Park store to earn money for the grade level or Specials’ teacher of your choice. Here are the dates: Tuesday, February 21st, from 6:30-8:30, and Sunday, February 25th, from 1-3. Students 10 and up can volunteer with a parent, and you can earn 50% off purchases when you work.  

Challenging Behaviors

If you find your child’s behavior challenging from time to time, check out Ask the Kid Whisperer - Parent Blog for amazingly effective methods to help your child  and your stress level.  

Important Dates to Remember

January Events

January 24th End of 2nd Quarter

January 25th & 26th Teacher Work Days (no school for students)

February Events

February 1st Report Cards Sent Home

February 6th Reading Check-Ins 4th & 5th Grades

February 7th Math Check-Ins 3rd-5th Grades

February 19th Optional Teacher Workday (no school for students)

PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session, Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30 sign up

PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session, Sunday, February 25th from 1-3 sign up

Important Links to Remember

Yearbooks Ordered Here 

Staff Member Shoutout Form

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 

Perry Harrison Artsonia gallery

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

Have an amazing weekend!