Good Evening Mariner Families, 


We cannot believe we are in the month of May! This week, we enjoyed a fantastic STEM Family Night and held our first Kindergarten screening. 4th Grade went on a field trip to the courthouse, and the 5th Grade went on a field trip to the Marbles Museum. 

Upcoming Events

Spring Book Fair May 6-10- Volunteers are needed to help make it a success!  Sign up for a shift or two to assist students in book selection and help Mrs. Spell with checkout. 

Below is a schedule of times that students can shop during the day and when families can come out to shop too! Please only come to shop during the designated times. It is important that we stick to this schedule so our students can continue to have library class during this week.

Can’t make it out to PHE to shop? 

No worries! Shop online following the link on our website!

You can also set up an eWallet account! 

Monday (5/6) - Preview Day! No Shopping Today!
Students come with their class to make a wish list.
No Shopping on this day!

Tuesday (5/7) - First Day to Shop & Family Night

Open for Families to Shop: 7:30-8:00 AM and 3:00-6:00 PM
Students will come with their class during the day.

Wednesday (5/8) - Friday (5/10) - Shopping Day!
Open for Families to Shop: 7:30-8:00 AM
Students will come with their class during the day.


Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10!  Let's celebrate our incredible PHS staff all week long!  The PTA has treats planned for staff each day of the week, and you can help by donating items or your time:

Sunday, May 5th- Stop by the school anytime to leave a chalk message for staff on one of the front or back walkways. Prepare notes of appreciation to deliver to staff Monday (Notes of gratitude templates were sent home in take home folders).

Wednesday, May 8th- Sign up to send in items for the staff breakfast

Thursday, May 9th- Volunteer for lunch coverage or sign up to send in drinks or dessert for the staff luncheon.  

All week long you can treat staff in your own special ways, too!  See the staff favorites list for ideas.  


PTA Meeting & Fashion Show Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm in the Multi-Purpose Room!  Support our students and staff as they strut their stuff on the runway to showcase all that is available at the Chatham PTA Thrift Shops!  

  • Come early to shop at the Family Book Fair Night from 3-6 in the Media Center.
  • Jersey Mike's subs available for purchase with cash, Venmo, or PayPal from 5:15-6:15 or until sold out. 
  • All are welcome for the PTA meeting starting at 6pm, and the fashion show will begin afterwards.  All attendees are entered into prize drawings for Thrift Shop gift cards!  


PHE Family Needs Survey

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

May Events 

May 5th Teacher Appreciation Chalk Messages

May 7th Book Fair Family Night/PTA Meeting & Fashion Show 6:00 pm

May 8th Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (Sign up to send in items here)

May 9th Teacher Appreciation Lunch Coverage 

May 14th Spring Chorus Concert 6:30 pm

May 16th 5th Grade Life Science Check-in

May 19th PTA Work Group 1-3 pm (Sign up Here)

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 

May 31st PreK Moving Up Celebration 1:30 pm


June Events

June 3rd Field Day - K & 1st - 8:15am-10:45am

June 4th Field Day - 4th & 5th - 8:15am-10:45am

2nd & 3rd - 11:45 am-2:15 pm

June 5th Kindergarten Moving up Ceremony  1:00 pm

June 6th 5th Grade Ceremony 1:00 pm

New Announcements 

PTA News

Parents! Do you want your child to continue having the most enriching education as part of our close-knit Perry Harrison community?  If so, we need your help! In addition to enhanced classroom learning, our PTA hosts the events we all love, like the Annual Fall Festival and Movie Night. 


In order to continue these opportunities, we need more people to engage and take on leadership roles! We are currently seeking leaders (or co-leaders) for the positions below and there are many more ways people can help. Please attend our next PTA meeting on May 7th at 6:00 p.m. and reach out to the contacts below, to learn more about how your interests and talents can support our students! 


Treasurer: Contact Cameron [cthomasmorgan@gmail.com]

  Vice Treasurer: Contact Cameron [cthomasmorgan@gmail.com

Secretary: Contact Donna [donnabwood20@gmail.com]


Perry Harrison is well-known for our innovative methods to student and teacher engagement and support, making it a sought-after resource for other schools seeking to glean insights from our success! Help us maintain these important activities by reaching out today!

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

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