Good Evening Mariner Families, 


We hope you all had an amazing week this week! Ms. Pruckno and one of our amazing 3rd-grade students represented Perry Harrison at the district State of the Schools event. We had a wonderful faculty meeting, where we also enjoyed coffee and doughnuts from our amazing PTA! Thank you, Michele Cosgrove, for leading this effort! Thank you to everyone who volunteers for the PTA in various capacities to show support to our Mariner Staff! The PTA board met and had an amazing time of collaboration. We are so proud of the partnership of our PTA and families to support learning, leadership, and community! 

New Updates

Transportation Updates 

Please find the attached information on the updated bus system that has replaced Here Comes the Bus. 


Testing Updates 

Students in grade 3-5 will be taking NC Check-In tests next week. Please find the attached letter for information on NC Check-in testing. 


Library Updates 

Does your student need to exchange their library book?  Our library is open every morning from 7:40-7:55 and 9:00-10:30 for students to visit the library. Students can also exchange their books during their weekly library class.  Mrs. Spell will be sending home book check notes this week to inform students of what books they currently have checked out. Please check with your student to see if they have these books. 


School Counselor Updates 

Kindness Challenge 2024! Students will be receiving a Kindness Calendar for the month of February from Mrs. Munoz. Please help your student create a goal for the month. Each day your child completes a task, please initial and date that box. At the end of the month, students can bring their calendars to Mrs. Munoz for a small token of appreciation. Have fun, and  BE KIND!


Lost and Found

Are you missing a coat, lunchbox, water bottle, gloves, or shoes? Make sure to come and check the lost and found by the cafeteria before February 27th. After February 27th, all leftover items will be donated to the PTA Thrift Shop. 



𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗬𝗠𝗖𝗔 𝗶𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴!

Make a difference with the Chatham YMCA's youth programs team! Learn more about counselor and site coordinator opportunities with our After School and Summer Day Camp programs at https://www.ymcatriangle.org/jobs or contact Alex.Mayfield@YMCATriangle.org with any questions.

  • The Y hosts Summer Camp and After School programs at locations all across Chatham County!
  •  Flexible, partial-week schedules are available.
  •  All staff are trained to serve in youth programs.
  •  Make a difference for kids and families
  • Grow your leadership skills
  • Enjoy a complimentary membership to your YMCA!


We are also happy to take volunteers that are younger than 16. Volunteers do not count towards our staff to participant ratio and are also never left without a staff member present as well. If interested, volunteers can apply here: https://ymcatriangle.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/990

Repeated Updates

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.


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!


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.  

Important Dates to Remember

February Events

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

February 22nd Classroom Group Pictures 

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

February 27th Once School, One Book Pep Rally, PTA Meeting, Specials after Hours in the Gym for Perry Harrison Students

-5:30 One School, One Book Pep Rally in the Gym 

-6:00 PTA Meeting in the Library/Specials after Hours in the Gym for current students

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!