Mascot Welcome to the Harrison School PTA! 
The Harrison School PTA is an active volunteer organization where parents and teachers work together to provide educational, fun and enriching programs for children and their families. We sponsor many wonderful programs during the school year that are organized solely by parent volunteers.  

September Dates to Remember

Sept. 4

First Day of School!

Sept. 5    

New Parent Welcome Breakfast, 8:30am

Sept. 9

PTA Meeting, 7:00pm

Sept. 12              Food Orders due for the Family Picnic- DATE EXTENDED to 9/12/14

Sept. 17

Back-to-School Night

Sept. 18   

Welcome Back Picnic, 5:30pm Earlier Start Time!

Sept. 1811:59pm Deadline to order lunch for October 

Sept. 25-26

School Closed for Rosh Hashanah

October Dates to Remember
Oct. 13

School Closed for Columbus Day

Oct. 14    

PTA Meeting, 7:00pm

Oct. 15 11:59pm Deadline to order lunch for November 

Oct. 21

Book Fair Preview Night, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Oct. 22 - 24              Book Fair During School

Oct. 22 - 24

Partial Day for Students, 12:15pm Dismissal for Conferences

Oct. 31   

Halloween Parade, 1:00pm


Volunteers  Calling All Harrison 5th Grade Parents!


Welcome to the 2014/15 school year!  This is an exciting, yet bittersweet year for our children as it is their last year at Harrison.  The 5th grade year is filled with many wonderful experiences.  Our children are assigned their Kindergarten Buddy who they mentor as the little ones begin their journey at Harrison.  There are trips, parties, gifts, service projects, and the culminating event of their Graduation/Moving Up Ceremony and end of year 5th Grade Celebration.  All of these things are made possible through the efforts of volunteers.  As of today, we have received a limited number of 5th Grade Committee volunteer forms.  Please consider volunteering your time by returning the attached form so that we will be able to provide our children with a 5th Grade year filled with wonderful memories!  Feel free to contact the 5th Grade committee Chairs with any questions!

Tracey McCormack  (maxwell303@comcast.net

Ayanna Camean (atj73@man.com)

Jenny Zhou  (jzhou2010@gmail.com)

Lunch  Lunch at Harrison!  

Fun Harrison School Family Picnic
 Date:  Thursday, September 18, 2014 
 Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm 
 Please note the time change for this FUN event! 
 Carnival Game, DJ, Prizes, Relay Races, Airbrush Tattoos, Sand Art, etc.!  One complimentary Italian Ice and Cotton Candy per child.
 Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.  Pre-sale only.  Click here for the order form.  Order forms must be received by September 10th. 
 Any questions?  Would you like to volunteer? Contact Kelly Eagan at eaganclan@gmail.com or (973) 535-9768. 

Art  Art Appreciation

If you (parent or grandparent) would like to help out in your child’s classroom, please consider volunteering for the Art Appreciation Committee ! This committee helps to expose the children to various artists and is a great way to help our school community. Each volunteer visits their child’s class one time and provides an art appreciation lesson. We provide all the materials and information for you! The Art Appreciation committee has put together files on each artist providing all of the ideas and information you will need to conduct an activity for your child's class. You do not need a background in art. The only time commitment required is the time you take to review the materials and about a forty-five minute period that you and the classroom teacher decide upon. Three artists have been chosen for each class. The art ranges from classical paintings and sculpture to Disney and cave painting. You can pick the artist you want from the list when you volunteer. Please only one volunteer per artist per class. So, volunteer early to get your pick. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact the Art Appreciation chair Sondra Hantman for more information at sondrasr@gmail.com.

Harrison Shirt  School Spirit!

Go Harrison! Don’t forget to check out the newest school spirit merchandise as Harrison rocks back to school this year. We have T-shirts  and hooded sweatshirts in colors that are sure to please!  Plus, the always popular Under  Armour® are back.  Check it out in person at the first PTA meeting on September 9th, at Back to School Night on September 17th or at the Welcome Back Picnic on September 18th.  You can also fill out the order form and return to the PTA Mailbox. Attn: School Spirit.  Click here for the order form. 

 Questions Contact: Simone Thomas: simonestarr@hotmail.com or 201-362-2626

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Contact Info:  
PTA President: Litsa Savastano, LitsaSav@verizon.net  
PTA President-Elect: Fran Friedrich, Defrannie@aol.com
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