Harrison Happenings

Home of the Explorers! 02-13-2020

February is "Safety First" Month at Harrison Elementary

Egg Carton Donations Needed! Thanks in advance everyone!

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Nico’s Power Up Packs Community Service Project

It’s Power Up Pack Time!


Nico’s Power Up Packs are bags of crafts, toys, and activities for pediatric patients. They are named for Nico Cassabria, who was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma (a type of childhood cancer) at the age of 3 and spent 7 years of his life in and out of the hospital. Nico passed away at the age of 10, but his kindness and compassion will live on through Nico’s Power Up Packs. The name is a nod to Nico’s love of video games and all things gaming. Our hope is that Nico’s Power Up Packs will perk up or “power up” these young warriors.


We need your help!!

All donations will be collected during the week of February 18-February 21, 2020.

Each Grade level is encouraged to donate their designated item so we can Power Up some amazing packs for these pediatric patients.


  • Play Doh/ Model Magic- Preschool

  • Bubbles- Kindergarten

  • Craft Kits- First Grade

  • Card Games-Second Grade

  • Bubbles- Third Grade

  • Walmart/ Target gift cards- Harrison Elementary Staff

  • Pajamas for boys and girls- Harrison Elementary Staff

Pre-School Registration is Now Open

Click HERE for information about the Pre-School application process.


Click HERE for the Pre-School Application.


Pre-School application deadline is February 21, 2020.

TOMAGS Assessment for our 3rd Graders

On February 25, third grade students will participate in the administration of the TOMAGS Assessment. Please click the button above for additional details.

In-View Assessment for our 2nd Graders

On February 26 - 27, second grade students will participate in the administration of the InView Assessment. Please click the button above for additional details.

SEPAG Special Education Community Fair

Click HERE for the details about this February 25, 2020 event that is being held at Clearview Regional Middle School.

I AM LUCKY @ HOME FUN!


Our Harrison Elementary family is so lucky and we want to show it. Here is an optional at-home activity for your family to participate in.


Brainstorm a list of “lucky” things, add your luckiness to a clover, and send back to school!



Click HERE for additional details and a clover template.

We Want YOU On Our PTA Board!

Open PTA Board Positions

Want to get involved or have a new idea? Well, here is your chance. We’re starting to look (yes already) for new Board Members for the 2020-2021 school year. PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING NOW SO THAT YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SHADOW THE PERSON CURRENTLY IN THE POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN! Come join the FUN! Open Board Positions are listed below and ALL are 2 year terms. If you have any questions or just want more information, please get in touch with the contact listed. Of course, you can always send questions to: Jen Bowen at President@HarrisonPTA.org !


President…Contact Jennifer Bowen at President@HarrisonPTA.org

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

VP of Student Events…Contact Lori Penderleith at VP.StudentEvents@HarrisonPTA.org

Webmaster (not a board position) …Contact Kelly Yanek @ VP.Communications@HarrisonPTA.org

Socks at the March School Store on March 3rd

The PTA will be selling mismatched socks for $1 at the March 3rd School Store during student lunches. This will give students a chance to get socks to support Rock Your Socks on March 20th. Together we will create a global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome in our schools, community and around the world.

Celebrate Seuss with the PTA at HTS!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 6 pm - sign-in starts at 5:30 EVENT is FREE until 2/24! A $5 fee will be charged for any children registered after 2/24! Register at: www.harrisonpta.org by clicking above!

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Read Across America Week at Harrison Elementary

We have an exciting schedule of events to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss for the first week in March...March 2nd to March 6th! Take a peek at the activities planned!

Take A Peek At Our Week!

Friday, February 14: School Closed and Monday, February 17: School Closed


Tuesday, February 18: It is Day 1:

  • Early Dismissal and Parent Conferences
  • No Lunch Served Today


Wednesday, February 19: It is Day 2:

  • Early Dismissal and Parent Conferences
  • No Lunch Served Today


Thursday, February 20: It is Day 3:


Friday, February 21: It is Day 4:

  • School Spirit Pajama Day


Saturday, February 22:

  • PTA Talent Show