Harrison Park Weekly Update

November 21, 2022

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Fall Conferences 11/21 and 11/22

Conferences are happening this week on Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22 from 8:45am-7:30pm. Your child's teacher should have reached out to you to schedule an appointment.

Please be aware that staff will not be available from 11:30-12:30pm and 4-5pm for lunch and dinner breaks.


K-5 appointments are highly encouraged. If you don't have an appointment please know you may have to wait in order to be seen.

6-8 teachers will be running on an arena style in order for you to see all of your child's teachers, there may be some wait time to speak to a teacher.


Thank you for your partnership in your child's success!

8th Grade Lottery for Option High Schools has Opened

Attention 8th grade families, if you are interested in Lottery Options for your child, the window for applications has opened.


See the flyer here for details or visit the Transfer and Enrollment website here


Any questions please contact our Middle School counselor - Ruth Howard @ rhoward@pps.net

McDaniel Open House for Incoming 8th Graders

Are you an 8th grader attending McDaniel High School next year? McDaniel will be hosting an open house for 8th graders on Wednesday, November 30th from 6-8pm.

Take a tour of the building and see all of the programs McDaniel has to offer.

Click here for more information.

TAG Referral Window is Open

If you are interested in referring your child for TAG see the information and links below.

Parents can access the link through our school website HERE. Then go to the ACADEMICS tab on our webpage. Then choose the TALENTED and GIFTED link. You will be taken directly to the page with the link to the form.


Here is a reference guide to help you navigate the process.

YEP Virtual Family Nights

YEP (Youth Empowerment Project) will be hosting virtual family nights to connect with family's every Thursday from 6-7pm starting on November 3rd.


Please contact Family Engagement case manager Priscilla Paschal-Hawkins to receive the invite or to answer any questions

Email address: ppaschal@yeppnw.org

Cell number : 971-393-6087

Daily Illness Checklist

Is your child feeling sick? Please use this daily illness self screener to determine if your child should be staying home.

Calendar of Events - November

Tuesday, November 15th - Benson High School Application Window Opens for 8th graders (closes December 16th)

Friday - Tuesday November 18-22 - Book Fair in the Library

Monday and Tuesday, November 21-22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-7:30pm

Wednesday - Friday, November 23-25 - Fall Break - No School

Wednesday, November 30th - 8th grade McDaniel Open House 6-8pm

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:


Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Couscous Salad

Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

Cranberry Oatmeal Balls


Franklin and McDaniel Youth Winter Sports Sign Up!

If you are interested in playing PIL youth sports, sign ups are starting. See the information below:

Franklin youth Boys and Girls Basketball

Franklin youth Wrestling

McDaniel youth Boys Basketball

McDaniel youth Girls Basketball

McDaniel youth Wresting

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

Champions Childcare Enrollment at HP form

Multnomah Early Childhood Program 22-23 English Spanish

Benson Wellness Center English Spanish

Portland Parks and Recreation Preschool 22-23 Registration

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment, Nov. 1 - Jan. 15

Vibe of Portland Fall Classes

Vibe of Portland 2022-23 Art Camps & Classes

Classroom Volunteers

If you are planning to VOLUNTEER in a classroom, you will need to complete the following:


  • A PPS background check - Application link here
  • Show a valid COVID vaccine card
  • 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.


Dutch Mill order forms with payment need to be returned on 11/10.


Book Fair will be held after School on 11/18 and during conferences 11/21 and 22. If anyone is interested in volunteering you can sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/CYM4X


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 (harrisonparkschoolpta@gmail.com)

Harrison Park Facebook Page

Be sure to like our Harrison Park Facebook page for lots of updated information and to find out what is happening at HP.

HP Daily Schedule 22-23

School Handbooks

Harrison Park Parent/Student Handbook

Harrison Park School Climate Handbook

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.