Harrison Park Weekly Update

October 10, 2022

S.U.N. Program Update

Families our SUN program is in search of a new coordinator. Unfortunately, this means our SUN program will not begin on schedule. We are working with our community partner IRCO (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization) who will be hiring for this position and hope to have someone in place soon. If you have called to speak to our SUN coordinator please know these messages are not being checked regularly.


We also want to remind families that we do have our before and after school child care through Champions. We partner with Champions by providing a space for child care. They are not supervised or connected to Harrison Park and are a for profit organization. If you have questions in regards to this program please contact them directly at: ch001667@discoverchampions.com

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

Calendar of Events - October

Friday, October 14th - Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Tuesday, October 18th - Picture Day

Friday, October 21st - Coffee Chat with Principal Dickey @ 9:15am

Wednesday, October 26th - Parent Office Hours with TAG Department 6-7pm Zoom Link

Golf Opportunity for Grades 6-8

Are you are interested in having your 6th, 7th or 8th graders in learning golf.

A free opportunity taking place at Coldwood Golf Course @ 7313 NE Columbia Blvd. on Saturday's.

This is a first come, first serve basis with only 8 spots available. You will need to provide transportation to and from the golf course.

If interested contact Rhybon Mayfiled at rhybonmayfield@yeppnw.org

Drop off and Pick up

**Please be aware that our crossing patrol has started this week and to 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

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.