Good Evening Mariner Families, 


We had an amazing week this week! This week we had an author celebration in first-grade, shark tank celebrations to share awesome business plans in 2nd-grade, and we showcased our knowledge on the reading EOG. 


Our yearbooks are here! We still have extras for sale. If you would like to purchase one, send $25 to Mrs Spell. Once you purchase your yearbook, if you are a bus rider, please ensure you do not take your yearbook out on the bus. 

Important Dates to Remember

May Events 

May 27th, No School, Memorial Day Holiday

May 29th, Grades 3-5 Math EOG (Parent Letter)

May 30th, Grade 5 Science EOG (Parent Letter)

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

June 10th, 3-5 Math EOG Re-testing 

June 11th 5th Science Re-testing 

June 12th, 4-5 Reading Re-testing


District Announcements 


Reach 20 

"Reach 20" is the CCS learning challenge for students in grades K-8.  Students are challenged to read for at least 20 minutes each day and complete a learning log to win prizes when they return to school in August. Students who reach 20 hours of learning during the summer will be eligible for the grand prizes.  Students will need a parent signature to be eligible. See below for resources to help you read. 

For more information, contact:  

Michael Charles, IPF for Digital Teaching and Learning mcharles@chatham.k12.nc.us 


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

EOG Testing Weeks 

Please ensure that students in 3rd-5th Grade do not bring cell phones, earbuds, or electronic devices on EOG days. If these items were to go off or make a sound during the EOG it could cause a misadministration of testing. If they use any of these items for emergencies, they are to be powered off and kept in bookbags until after school. 

Fuel Up Program

Fuel Up at Perry Harrison School provides supplemental food for children enrolled in pre-K through 5th grade at Perry Harrison Elementary School. We are preparing for our Summer Gap 2024 program. We would appreciate your support. You can learn more and sign up to volunteer on our website: http://fuelupkids.ch2v.com/


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!


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!