Harrison Park Weekly Update

February 27th, 2023

Join SUN and YEP at HP March 1st at 5pm

Please join SUN and YEP to learn about the resources that Harrison Park has to offer your families! We will be hosting our first Family Resource Meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:45-7:30pm in the library. Snacks will be provided and representatives from the school's partner programs and social services will be present to share about their resource! We look forward to collaborating to learn how to better support your family and our community.

Click here for more information.

Middle School Winter Activity Day - Rescheduled

Due to the snow last week we will be rescheduling our MS Winter Activity Day to Friday, March 3rd from 3:45-5:15 (enter at gym doors with wristband). Student will need to meet the criteria of passing all classes, no stage 2/3 referrals and no more than 3 tardies. Students who meet the criteria will receive permission slips on Thursday during 6th period.

We are excited to host this fun evening for our students.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the school office.

SE Enrollment & Program Balancing Implementation

Check out the PPS EPB Implementation website for bi-weekly updates under the News and Updates Section. We have also updated our FAQ section on childcare for Bridger, Creative Science, Lent, and Clark as well as some recently asked questions. It is located at the bottom of this page on enrollment and program balancing.

PPS Successful Schools Survey


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.

HP 2022-23 Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Pre-order your 2022-23 HP Yearbook for only $16 until March 1st. The price will increase to $18 after March 1st so order yours today. Place orders online at school pay here

Daily Illness Checklist

Is your child feeling sick? Please use this daily illness self screener to determine if your child should be staying home from school. Flu and cold season is most common during the fall and winter months. You can report your child absent 24 hours a day by pressing 2 when calling Harrison Park.

How to Translate the Newsletter

Click on the links to see how to have our newsletter translated into another language.

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HP Garden

See what is happening in the HP Garden here.

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:

Alonso Melendez
(503) 351-6219

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/March

Tuesday, February 28- Kinder Connect Open House @ 6pm in the Library (New Incoming Kindergartners for Fall 2023)

Friday, March 3rd - Middle School Activity Day 3:45-5:15 enter at gym doors with your wristband

Stay tuned for Musical Tryouts - Coming Soon

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

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

Drop off and Pick up

Please be mindful of our student crossing guards 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

*NEW* Substance Abuse Family Event (McDaniel HS) Flyer

Taborvilla Little League Registration Now Open Flyer

Immunization Clinics English (Spanish)

Multnomah County Student Health Center Flyer

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

City of Portland 311 Non-Emergency Hotline (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (Chinese) (Russian) (Somali)

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
  • 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 (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.