Harrison Park Weekly Update

November 7 2022

HP Harvest Festival Thursday, November 10th

Join us for the HP Harvest Festival - Thursday, November 10th from 5-7pm

Cider making, button making, baked goods boogie, robot races, crafts, yard games, photo booth, face painting, popcorn.

Bring your family and have fun!

**Middle School students need to have an adult present with them.

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K-5 Report Cards

For the past several years, PPS K-5 educators have used conference forms instead of the K-5 report card to communicate with families about student progress in the first quarter of school.

This year, however, we are returning to the use of first quarter report cards for all grades. This means that K-5 families will receive a first quarter report card for their children in mid-November. K-5 families will not also receive a separate conference form when they meet with their teachers for conferences later in November. Instead, conference conversations will use student work, fall assessment data, and the report card to discuss and share student progress.

Please look for communications from your child’s teacher about how to sign-up for a conference on November 21-22

Construction for New Bike Storage

Construction for our new bike storage area will begin next week. Please be aware of additional equipment in the area closest to the 1st-3rd entrances. We hope to have this project completed in the next two weeks.

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

Wednesday, November 9th - PTA Meeting in the Library 6-7pm

Thursday, November 10th - Harvest Festival 5-7pm

Friday, November 11th - No School Veteran's Day

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

HP Garden Newsletter

Here is the HP Garden Newsletter from Grow Portland.

OSU Nutrition Extension Services

This month, Food Hero is Featuring Cranberries!

Did you know?

Oregon's mild coastal climate is ideal for growing cranberries.

Cranberries grow as a ground cover in fields called bogs. Watch how growers flood the bogs to harvest cranberries in this Oregon Harvest for Schools video.

Cranberries have been an important food for Native Indigenous People for over 12,000 years. In Oregon, commercial cranberry farming began in 1885.

Learn more about cranberries in our monthly newsletter.

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 11/9, 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.