Harrison Happenings

Home of the Explorers! 03-06-2020

March is "Try Hard, Do Your Best" Month at Harrison Elementary

Health and Safety

This video provides a good explanation of what's happening worldwide with coronavirus and can be a springboard for discussion with your child.


https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/


Please reassure your child to take the same precautions they would for keeping their bodies healthy and safe including:

  • wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds (students can sing the alphabet in their heads to reach about 20 seconds)
  • sneezing/coughing into their elbow or sleeve
  • wash hands after coughing or sneezing
  • wash hands before eating
  • wash hands after being in a public place
  • do not share personal items such as food, drinks, or utensils
  • stay home if you are sick

The PTA Needs Your Help!

The PTA Needs Your Help!


The PTA is looking for volunteers for our Open Board Positions! Come and be a part of a great team…Share your ideas…Help extend our students’ learning!


Executive Vice President…Contact Jennifer Bowen at President@HarrisonPTA.org

VP of Communication…Contact Kelly Yanek at VP.Communications@HarrisonPTA.org

Recording Secretary…Contact Sandy Reichert at RecordingSecretary@HarrisonPTA.org

Also, if you can help out in any way with our Website, please contact Kelly Yanek @ VP.Communications@HarrisonPTA.org .


No experience necessary.


Without you, there would be no PTA! Please consider helping and join our team now so you can get all the training you need to take over next school year!

Order Your PTA Spirit Wear For The Springtime!

Click HERE for the details!



Spring is right around the corner,

time to show your Explorer spirit in Spirit Wear!

Multiple options and colors for kids and adults,

and even blankets for watching spring sports games!



On sale March 4th through March 18th

Rock Your Socks STAR Slip Drawing

This year Mrs. Lori Wells is donating 21 pairs of mismatched socks to support awareness of Down Syndrome. We will be randomly selecting 2 STAR slips per day from our STAR box during the week of March 9 & March 16 . The selected STAR slip recipients will receive a pair of mismatched socks! Students will be announced daily over the announcements and they can head on down to the main office to grab their socks!

Rock Your Socks on March 20th!

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is marked each year on March 21, beginning in 2006. The 21st day of March (the 3rd month of the year) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. Since March 21st is a Saturday, Harrison Elementary will be Rockin' Our Socks on Friday, March 20th!


Harrison Township Schools will be joining other schools and organizations around the world in celebrating WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY.


Together we will create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome in our schools, community and around the world.

Time To Order Your Yearbook!

Our Yearbook ID Code is 10449320. Please order your yearbook by March 13, 2020.

Teachers VS Police Officers Volleyball Game on March 24th!

Mark your calendars: Your school staff versus Harrison Police Force! Come root for your favorite teachers or police officers as they challenge each other in games of volleyball in the PVS gym on March 24th.


All donations from this charity game go directly to Your Place At The Table, a food bank located in Mullica Hill that serves local families. Doors open to the public at 6:15 p.m. Entry fee is $1 per person or a non-expired food item!


The most requested items are: applesauce, cereal, Spagettios, rice, peanut butter, and jelly. All non-expired food items are happily accepted. Come have fun while restocking the pantry!

Father Daughter Dance


Join us for a memorable night on March 28, 2020 from 6-8:30pm for the PTA annual Father Daughter Dance. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH. This years dance will take place at Clearview High School. Tickets can be purchased at the link below.


htsd.ticketleap.com/dance/


Please reach out with questions or for off line ticket purchase via the email FatherDaughter@harrisonpta.org

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PVS 6th Grade Pillo Polo Tournament!

Harrison Township PTA Family Night @ the Phillies!

Join us for a fun night out at Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the Phillies vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, May 15th!

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PTA Color Run is Cancelled

Color Run Cancelled!

Due to a lack of volunteers, our annual PTA Color Run will be cancelled. The event was scheduled for May 30, 2020.


Take A Peek At Our Week!

Monday, March 9: It is Day 3:

Tuesday, March 10: It is Day 4:

Wednesday, March 11: It is Day 5:

  • Picture Day! Check with your teacher for their date and time!
  • End of the Marking Period
Thursday, March 12: It is Day 6:
  • Picture Day! Check with your teacher for their date and time!

Friday, March 13:

  • School Closed for Teacher In-Service