Events: 2022-2023

Current events

 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is a time to recognize the ways in which Asians and Pacific Islanders have enriched American culture and contributed to our success.  To learn more click on the photo above or visit or their page for teachers

 Jewish American Heritage Month

May is also a time to recognize and remember the many contributions Jewish Americans have made to American history, culture, and society. To learn more click on the photo above or go to or their teacher page at 

National PTA DEI Grant: Year 2!

Harrison Park PTA is honored to continue work as part of National PTA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion grant cohort. We were awarded the grant for the 2021/22 school year and were accepted to continue in the program for the 2022/23 school year. This $250 grant will be used to support listening sessions with students and their families to learn about what helps them feel connected to school and the school community. Last year's feedback helped support Friday Clubs for middle school students this year along with the creation of space to practice mindfulness & meditation in one of the school courtyards.

National PTA Healthy Minds Grant!

Harrison Park PTA is honored to be one of 50 local PTA units to receive the Healthy Minds grant sponsored by New York Life Foundation. This $2,500 grant will be used to deliver tools families need to help make mental health a daily priority as part of National PTA's Healthy Minds program. 

Upcoming events

Past events

 National Arab American Heritage Month

April is a time to recognize the contributions Arab Americans have made to the United States.  To learn more visit the Arab American Foundation or view their Presentation Kit and Educator's Kit.

Modern Band Donor's Choose Campaign:

**Fully Funded!**

Mr. Ford's Donor's Choose campaign to raise funds needed to help take Harrison Park's Modern Band music technology class to the next level was a succeess!  Thank you to everyone who donated!

Family Art & Culture Event at PCC: 5/5

The Furin Project Symposium is here! The culmination of APANO’s catalyst artist Midori Hirose, this has been a year-long community and place-making art project. Ceramic bells made by Midori and the community are now installed across the street from APANO at PCC SE Art Gallery in the Student Commons Building! Join us and view the amazing creations on Friday, May 5.

What: Furin Project Symposium

When: Friday, May 5th, 2023 Time: 4pm – 7pm

Where: This event involves a short walking tour – maps will be provided!

We will start at the PCC Southeast Campus Learning Garden at 2305 SE 82nd Ave, and end at APANO, 8188 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97206


Symposium Event:

Beautiful Story Maps website created by GIS Club:

and Sound Survey:

Women's History Month

March is a time to recognize the many contributions women have made to America. Click on the picture above to visit or learn more at the National Women's History Museum.

Middle School Winter Activity Day: 3/3

Harrison Park School will be hosting a middle school activities night on Friday, February 24th from 3:45-5:15pm in the school gymnasiums for grades 6th-8th. There will be some academic criteria in order for students to be eligible to attend. We are excited to host this fun evening for our students. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the school office. HP PTA is providing lights, sound, decorations, and support! Go Bulldogs!

 Black History Month

February is a time to remember & acknowledge over 400 years of Black American heritage and contributions in these United States. To learn more click on the photo above (or this link) or visit ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Or see what Multnomah County Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates recommend by clicking here.

 Lunar New Year 2023

Say goodbye to the Tiger and hello to the Rabbit (Chinese calendar) & Cat (Vietnamese calendar)! This year the festival begins January 22, 2023 and runs for 15 days, ending with the Lantern Festival. Click on the picture above to learn more about this important festival throughout Asia.

HP PTA is ready to support the HP Mandarin DLI with their Lunar New Year Celebration event! 

Harrison Park PIZZA, PIZZA! 

February Fundraiser

Need pizza for the big game? Order soon! During the month of February we are partnering with Little Caesars. By clicking on the picture above, or by using this link, you can get pizza kits sent right to your home via Fedex. A fun activity for the kids to assemble and bake. Or there is a coupon code option to order at a location near you.

Out of state friends and family they deliver the kits to you too even if you don't have a little Caesars near by.

Scholastic Book Fair 2/6 to 2/10

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Books make great gifts and great rewards for your hardworking students. The February Book Fair will be held in the Harrison Park School Library from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday February 6th through Friday February 10th. 

We hope to see you there! But, if you can't make it, you can also order online by clicking on the picture above, or by clicking on this link

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 1/16

In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is a national holiday of service. To learn more visit the King Center and AmeriCorps. For a list of local ideas check out the links here and here.

Winter Dance & Music Performance 1/26


Harrison Park Families and friends,

Come watch and listen to our Winter Dance & Music Performance by some of our middle school students. Thursday, January 26th at 6pm in the auditorium. The kids would love to see you in the audience!

Harrison Park PTA will be helping out--see you there!

Winter Carnival Friday Dec. 16th

Come one, come all to the Winter Carnival! Staff planned some fun and exciting events and we were proud to help out. Students had a lot of fun!

UIGS: Unit in Good Standing

Our annual compliance work is in full swing. Our IRS & Oregon DOJ filings are due November 15th. Copies of all UIGS filings are due to Oregon PTA November 30th.

School Spirit T-Shirt Design Winner

Show your HP Pride! 

HP student Shayla created this winning design. Click on the picture or click here to get a printable order form for your t-shirts. Orders are due Monday November 28th.

School Spirit Hoodie Design Winner

Show your HP Pride!

HP students Brooklyn & Lucille created this winning design. Click on the picture or click here to get a printable order form for your hoodies. Orders are due Monday November 28th.

Native American Heritage Month

Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th: A time to remember and honor the great contributions and rich history of the more than 570 tribes of indigenous Americans in what is now called the United States. Learn more at the Native American Heritage Month website and the Honoring Tribal Legacies curriculum from the University of Oregon blog.

Apply Harvest Thursday Nov. 10th!

Psst...the apple harvest event is back! The event starts at 5:00 PM and lasts until 7:00 PM. Come join the fun!

Garden Work Party Friday Nov. 4th!

Friday November 4th there will be Garden Work party in collaboration with Grow Portland! We will be preparing the sensory garden for winter. Snacks will be provided. Kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult as this is an unsupervised event. Translated flyers are available on our Flyers tab. 

Grant Applications

We are hard at work identifying and applying for grants to help fund exciting events and support activities. Stay tuned!

Board Training

Picture Day: Tuesday October 18th

Picture Day is Tuesday October 18th this year--start practicing your smiles now! 

Every year every board member sharpens their saws. 

Not a bad way to spend six hours on a Sunday. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th. Honoring and celebrating the many contributions and rich diversity of Hispanic Americans. To learn more visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website. 

Board Training

Every year every board member sharpens their saws. 

Not a bad way to spend six hours on a Sunday. 

Back to School Night: Thursday Sept. 15th

August 30th: School is cool--welcome back!

Thursday September 15th is Back to School Night!