Overview

 
 
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.  
 
 
 

April Dates to Remember
2PTA Cultural Arts assembly - Penguin program for K & 1    
4Kidz Klub, 2:45 - 3:45
8PTA Cultural Arts assembly - Squeaky Clean Band
8PTA Meeting, 7:00pm
9, 10 & 1112:15pm Dismissal, Parent Conferences
9, 10 & 11Barnes & Noble Off-site Book Fair
15Last Day to Order May Lunch
15Last Day to RSVP for Science Night
16, 17 & 1812:15pm Dismissal
17, 18School Closed
24   Spring Picture Day
24District Art Show,6:00PM@ Livingston Mall
25Last Kidz Klub, 2:45 - 3:45
29PTA Science Night, 7:00pm at Harrison
 

Save the Date Thursday, May 1st is Multi-cultural Night!
 
Celebrate America - a cultural melting pot. Share your pride in your heritage. Learn about different cultures of the world and educate others about yours. Participate in the fashion show and workshops; exhibit souvenirs; share a snack, dessert, or a beverage. Let's create a colorful, educational, and fun snapshot of our world. Every family has something to offer. Come, share, and enjoy, here in Harrison! 

Click here for registration form and FAQ. Please send in
registration forms latest by April 15th. Fashion Show participants get an exclusive custom-made sash and flag from the country they represent. All grades are invited and encouraged to participate.

Last year we had Cultural Displays and Food from 27 different countries and around 120 kids in the Fashion Show! If interested to participate contact Chitra Maridi (
chitra.maridi@gmail.com).
 

Kite Fly a Kite for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with the Harrison Sustainability Committee fundraiser.  This month purchase kites for your family to enjoy and explore the benefits of wind power. Click here for the order form.  Your $3 contribution will help support Earth Day activities at school for all the children to participate in.  Please send back your orders byApril 11th.Kites will be delivered to their homerooms later this month. Join the Sustainability Committee and walk to school on Tuesdays in April. Stop by the kindergarten black- top and sign up for a chance to win a free kite after you walk to school.  Reduce your carbon footprint and congestion in the parking lot. Enjoy the spring weather and walk on Tuesdays: April 8th, 15th and 22nd (weather permitting).
 
Contact Jodi Prupis with any questions at jodiprupis@gmail.com.
 
 
Barnes and Noble Spring Off-site Book Fair
 

We are having a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on the Partial Days April 9, 10 & 11. Harrison Elementary will receive a percentage of all purchases made by Harrison families. There will be a Parent read aloud on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm.  All parents interested in reading please contact Marianne Cullen at cullens13e@verizon.net or 983-768-6975.
 

Science Night!
From the myths and legends of Wolves to the extinction of the wild Chinchillas of the Andes Mountains, Amazing World of Animals is coming to Harrison!  All Harrison children and families are invited to attend!
Date: April 29th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Harrison New Gym
Fee:  There is no fee, but you must RSVP by April 25th in order to attend.  Click here to download the registration form.
 

 
 
Our School Needs Your Help!
 
Volunteer We are looking for volunteers for the following: 
  • Earth Day :April 22nd. Last year the children and the teachers adored the kite flying, and enjoyed the morning 'walk to school' event coupled with raffles and prizes. We are now in need of volunteers for planning this year's Earth Day event.
  • Off-site Book Fair at Barnes & Noble :April 9, 10 & 11. This event calls for co-ordination with Barnes and Noble, and making yourself available on at least one of the half-days.
  • Morning volunteers for the drop-off line. 7:50am - 8:10am: No commitment or experience required. There is no need to sign up, if interested please email Rebecca Konstandt (ptbec12@aol.com) for further information.
 
Buzz Book & PTA Membership
 
New this year - Online Buzz Book: You can access the school directory (Buzz Book) on your mobile device as well as your computer anytime, anywhere! Sign up to include your children/family in the Harrison Buzz Book. To sign up online - click here.
 
Cost of membership is $10 only, and with that, access to the first ever mobile buzz book! For new families, the Buzz Book is a child and family directory where you provide information (address, phone numbers, email etc.) so that people in our Harrison Community can contact you (or your child) for birthday parties, play dates or just to say 'hi'. It is a great way to help your child(ren) adjust to school and stay in touch outside of school. Be sure to register online now. Any questions, please contact Jill Kopin (jill@jsespresso.com) or Toni Ann Branca (tabranca@me.com).
 
Box Tops
Box Tops
Click here to register for extra savings, bonus box tops and online shopping to earn box tops for our school. Our goal for this year is 20,000 box tops and last year we counted 16,000.
 
 
 
volunteer Want to Volunteer, but Need More Info?

There are so many ways to volunteer at Harrison!  There are activities during school hours and in the evening where assistance is always needed.  There are also ways you could help right from your own home!  If you would like to volunteer, but are not sure what you could do, please contact Catherine Zotti by email.  Let her know if you could help during the day, evening or at home, and she will let you know what you could do to help out!  Our programs are organized solely by parent volunteers; every bit of help counts towards our AMAZING school!  Catherine Zotti, zotti-1@comcast.net


 

 Contact Info:  Computer     
 
 
 
PTA President: Chitra Maridi, chitra.maridi@gmail.com 
PTA President-Elect:  Litsa Savastano, litsasav@verizon.net
 
Have PTA news to share?  Email bonnie.spring@hotmail.com.
 
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Last Modified on April 9, 2014