Good Evening Mariner Families, 

We had an amazing week this week! All of our 3rd-5th Grade students worked so hard on their NC Check-ins this week! We look forward to seeing everyone for our Spring Movie Night!  

We are conducting a school-wide Family Needs Assessment to help inform our efforts to support families and students at Perry Harrison. Please complete this google form to share important information about your family. If you would prefer to fill out a paper copy please contact the school and a paper form will be sent home in your child's backpack. We will use these responses to inform individual and school-wide supports for the remainder of this year. Responses are strictly confidential and will be viewed only by our Support Services Team. Thank you for your participation!


Important Dates to Remember


April Events

April 19th Spring Movie Night 7:30 pm 

April 22nd Kindergarten Field Trip/5th Grade Students to Pollard

April 25th 5th Grade Physical Science Check-in Test

April 29th PTA Work Group 6:30-8:30 pm Sign up Here

April 30th Duke Energy Science/STEM Family Night 5:30-7:00 pm


May Events 

May 2nd 4th Grade Courthouse Field Trip

May 7th Book Fair Family Night/PTA Fashion Show 

May 14th Spring Chorus Concert 6:30 pm

May 16th 5th Grade Life Science Check-in

May 19th PTA Work Group 1-3 pm 

May 24th Grades 3-5 Reading EOG 

May 29th Grades 3-5 Math EOG 

May 30th Grade 5 Science EOG 

May 31st 3rd Grade RTA Testing (select students, information will be sent by letter)

May 29th PTA Work Group 6:30-8:30 pm 

District Announcements 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration opens online on March 25th. If you have a child or know of a child, who will be 5 on or before August 31 please check out details about the registration process here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yinMN6y50SGMWd0Jjyb9M4HePViLx8vL/view

Registration for kindergarten will be completed online.  You will be able to register at home or schools will have computers available in the main office if you need support in registering your child.  Beginning Monday, March 25th you can visit your school’s website and click on the desk icon in the top right area of the website to access the new student registration site.  This will direct you to the PowerSchool student registration webpage.  Beginning Monday, March 25th,  at the bottom of this page you will select the link for the 2024-25 School Year PowerSchool Online Registration form to begin registration.


Rising kindergarten families can learn more about kindergarten at our orientation for rising kindergarten families with orientation dates coming soon.  We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2037! 

Repeating Announcements


PTA Announcements

1)  All Perry Harrison families are invited to attend our outdoor movie night next Friday, April 19th at 7:30pm on the back baseball field.  Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy free popcorn while seeing Disney's Wish with friends.  Kona Ice will be available for sale, and everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Fuel Up program, especially boxes of cereal and individually wrapped snack items.  


2)  Models are needed for the PTA Thrift Shop Fashion Show coming up the evening of May 7th.  If you would like to be a part of the show, return the signed pink form that went home in your take home folders by April 19th and get ready to strut your stuff on the runway to earn volunteer hours for our school!


3)  There is a PTA Thrift Shop Work Group coming up on April 29th where volunteers can earn money for our school!  4th and 5th grade students can sign up with a parent, and younger students, you can encourage your adult family members to volunteer.  Sign up on the PTA website.


4)  The Chatham Education Foundation is in need of volunteers for their Books on Break events.  Find out more details and sign up here.  

Duke Energy Science Night

We hope that you are planning to join us for Perry Harrison’s Duke Energy Science Night on April 30 from 5:30 – 7:00. You and your entire family will have the chance to do 10 different fun activities that explore science!

Sanders Seafood Truck will be here selling plates that night so you don’t have to cook or clean the kitchen!

Please bring a bag with you to hold the take-home items that your child will make by participating in these activities.

See you on Tuesday, April 30th at 5:30!


Retesting Dates

We are excited to announce that we will once again offer students the opportunity to retest at Perry Harrison for the End of Grade Tests this school year. EOG retesting for grades 3-8 will occur the week of June 10th-14th. We wanted to let everyone know well ahead of time for summer planning purposes.


Breakfast Reminder 

Students are provided with free breakfast daily! Don’t forget to take advantage of this great opportunity! Find school menus here. Please keep in mind that these menus fluctuate daily based supply challenges, inclement weather, or other related factors. Please remind your students to go straight to breakfast when they arrive at school & to stay in the cafeteria to eat.  If they arrive after 7:50 they may go get breakfast & take it to their classroom to eat. 


Lost & Found

We are accumulating more items in our Lost & Found. Remind your children to check to rack by the cafeteria and parents, please check out our PHE Lost & Found website before the items are donated to the PTA Thrift Store.


Important Links to Remember


PHE Lost and Found

Volunteer Digest 

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!