Harrison Park Weekly Update

October 31, 2022

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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.

8th Grade Benson High School Information Night

For 8th grade students and families:

If you are interested in learning about Benson High School, the Benson High School 8th Grade Information Night will be held next Wednesday, November 2 at 6pm at Benson @ the Marshall Campus. This is a chance to tour the building, meet teachers, and ask questions about their career and technical education!

The application period for Benson will be open Tuesday, November 15 to Friday December 16. The online application will be available at https://www.pps.net/schoolchoice.

Lastly, here is the link to Benson's website, with more information about their programs and the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Kennedy, the Harrison Park school counselor, at ankennedy@pps.net.

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.

Getting to School on Time

Dear Harrison Park Families,

As we begin to wrap up Quarter 1 and begin Quarter 2, we would like to remind you of the importance of having your child get to school on time. We have recently seen an increase in tardies and want to assure the importance of having students here at the beginning of the school day. Middle school students' start time is at 8:45am and elementary students' start time is at 9:00am. Starting school on time sets students up for a successful day and makes sure that they are not missing out on any important instruction. We strive to partner with you to ensure that your child is getting to school on time.

Thank you for working together to ensure success for your child.

Leah Dickey


Calendar of Events - October/November

Wednesday, November 2nd - 8th grade information night AT Benson High School (Marshall Campus) 6pm

Thursday, November 3rd - HP YEP Parent Nigh Virtual Meeting 6-7pm

Friday, November 4th - End of Quarter 1/Teacher Work Day - No School

Friday, November 4th - Garden Work Party with PTA and Grow Portland 10am-12pm

Thursday, November 10th - Harvest Festival

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

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

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

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

OSU Nutrition Extension Services

This weeks featured recipe from OSU is:

Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Smoothie in a Cup

Pumpkin is a very good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber.

Enjoy all the benefits of pumpkin by making our Pumpkin Smoothie in a Cup.

Get the recipe!

Licuado de Calabaza en un Vaso

Learn more about pumpkin in our monthly newsletter.

Fundamentos de la Calabaza tipo “Pumpkin”

Site Council Volunteers

Are you a parent, family or community member interested in participating in our site council at HP? We are looking for 3-4 members to join our group. As a site council member you will help develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our School Improvement Plan. Members will meet up to six times a year.

If you are interested please send an email to Shannon Buffington at sbuffington@pps.net

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

For the latest information on HPPTA checkout our website hpptapdx.com and our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonParkPTA

HP PTA contact information: harrisonparkschoolpta@gmail.com

**Be sure to join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 13th @ 6pm in the Library.

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.