Harrison Park Weekly Update
February 13th , 2023
From the Desk of Principal Leah Dickey
There is rarely a time when students are given an opportunity to purchase things at school and for the most part money is not needed. Occasionally, we may have candy grams and the book fair, but these situations are few and far between.
Middle School Winter Activity Day!
Immunization Exclusion Day is February 15th
Our school nurse, and health assistant have made every effort to make sure families are aware if your student is in need of updated or missing immunizations. If you received a letter or a phone call that your student needs updated immunizations, exclusion day is February 15th. If your student is not current on immunizations they will not be able to attend school until proof of immunizations are current. If you need support with finding a location for vaccinations, please reach out to Kelly, health assistant at Harrison Park for locations. 503-916-5700 ext. 79801.
Catch Up on Shots English (Spanish) (Russian) (Vietnamese) (Somali) (Chinese) (Ukrainian) (Swahili)
PPS Successful Schools Survey
TAKE THE SURVEY TODAY!
Shape the future of your students education. The survey is anonymous.
Click on this link All PPS Families to get started! Available until Feb. 28th.
As we begin the new term, we wanted to send some reminders out around attendance. With your help, our goal is to increase our students' understanding of the importance of consistent attendance and coming to school each day.
The start time for our 6th-8th students is 8:45am and for K-5th students, it is 9:00am. We know mornings can be hectic and take a lot of effort to get out the door, but we at Harrison Park are working on increasing attendance and decreasing our tardies this quarter. We hope you will partner with us on this endeavor! Middle school families can check the number of absences (“Abs - total”) and tardies (“Lates - total”) for each class on the most recent report cards sent home.
One impact of frequent tardies is that students who are arriving even 15 minutes late to school on a regular basis are missing an hour or more of school each week. If this is a regular occurrence, it can mean hours of lost instructional time. Additionally, students arriving late and missing school often report feeling anxious and their anxiety can increase the more they are absent. As a result they struggle to focus in class and even more learning time is lost.
Please join us in reaching our goal to increase attendance and decrease tardies! If you need help regarding your students’ attendance, please contact Lindsay Alex, our Social Worker, or our school counselors, Ana Kennedy (K-4) and Ruth Howard (5-8).
Lindsay Alex - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Kennedy - email@example.comRuth Howard - firstname.lastname@example.org
HP 2022-23 Yearbooks on Sale Now!
WiFi Hotspots from Multnomah County Library
The Multnomah County Library has free WiFi Hotspots for students who need them.
My name is Alonso Melendez and I work at the Multnomah County Library. I’m writing to you today to share the library’s free Tech Lending Program: WiFi hotspots are available now, without fees or bills, even if lost, stolen or broken.
Reserve a student WiFi hotspot
The hotspots provide an unlimited internet plan that is unthrottled and can provide internet connectivity for several devices simultaneously. Students will be able to do their homework, and stream music or video without worrying that they will run out of data.
We currently have approximately 400 hotspots designated for students ready to borrow. With a Multnomah County Library card, eligible students can borrow a hotspot for the rest of the school year, due back on June 30, 2023.
Students must be low income, attending school in Multnomah County Residents, and have a library account in good standing, i.e. no bills over $50, or library exclusions.
You can request hotspots from the Tech Lending Program for students using this referral form, or you can provide students or their family/guardians my contact information:
and I will respond quickly to connect the student and their family with a hotspot.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Calendar of Events - February
Friday, February 10- Principal's Parent Coffee Chat
Friday, February 17- NO SCHOOL (Teacher Planning Day)
Monday, February 20- NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
Tuesday, February 28- Kinder Connect Open House (New Incoming Kindergartners for Fall 2023)
YEP Virtual Family Nights
Please contact Family Engagement case manager Priscilla Paschal-Hawkins to receive the invite or to answer any questions
Email address: email@example.com
Cell number : 971-393-6087
Daily Illness Checklist
OSU Nutrition Extension Services
Food Hero Featured Recipes
Fresh cranberries have a tart and tangy flavor. They are most often added to recipes, rather than eaten alone. Here are some of our favorite cranberry recipes:
Drop off and Pick up
**Please be aware that our crossing patrol is up and running, please be mindful of them when using the parking lot.
Students need to be dropped off at the curb and make every effort to exit curbside.
Please make an effort to utilize the crosswalk near the 1st-3rd grade entrance.
Avoid parking in driveways, bus zone and blocking others in.
Please arrange for where your children will be picked up - a suggestion is all of your children meet in the youngest child's exit location.
We are noticing long delays to turn onto Division, please be mindful of this and patient as others pick/drop off their children.
Flyers for Upcoming Programs
Immunization Clinics English (Spanish)
Multnomah County Student Health Center Flyer
Champions Childcare Enrollment at HP formMultnomah Early Childhood Program 22-23 English (Spanish)
Benson Wellness Center English (Spanish)
Portland Parks and Recreation Preschool 22-23 Registration
City of Portland 311 Non-Emergency Hotline (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (Chinese) (Russian) (Somali)
Vibe of Portland 2022-23 Art Camps & Classes
Benson Tech Youth Sports Camp Info
Taborvilla Little League Registration Now Open Flyer
- A PPS background check - Application link here
- Have a pre-arranged appointment
- Displaying any COVID symptoms or known exposure can restrict school entry
Harrison Park PTA Information
PTA General meetings for the year will be 1/11, 3/8, and 5/10 at 6pm in the school library.
As always you can reach us and find out more about what the PTA is up to on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonParkPTA), Our website (hpptapdx.com) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Harrison Park Facebook Page
Harrison Park K-8
Office Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:45pm
Doors Open for:
6th-8th and K-5 bus riders (in the cafeteria) @ 8:38am
K-5 @ 8:53am
Please do not drop your child off earlier than these times as adult supervision is not available.
If you are the parent of a student in BOTH middle school and K-5 classroom and your students will be arriving together, please CALL the office and we can make arrangements for your K-5 student to be supervised upon your middle school student's entrance to the building.