Calendar (Coming Soon!)
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 https://asianpacificheritage.gov/ or their page for teachers https://asianpacificheritage.gov/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 https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/ or their teacher page at https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/
National PTA 125th Anniversary
2022 marks the 125th anniversary of National PTA.
National PTA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in PTA Grant
Harrison Park PTA is honored to participate in this year's National PTA DEI grant program. For the remainder of this school year we will be conducting focused outreach to gain a better understanding of our school community. From this outreach we hope to find ways to better support the rich diversity of our school families.
To learn more about National PTA's DEI group click on the picture above. To learn more about this year's DEI grant click here.
Laminating, collating, stapling-oh my! Our capacity may be limited but we still find time to help...from time to time ;).
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (Bumped to May)
Our Spring Book Fair has been bumped to May for reasons beyond our control. Hopefully we can have it in person by them!
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.
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 womenshistorymonth.gov or learn more at the National Women's History Museum.
PTA 125th Anniversary Day of Service April 8th
Join us on April 8th for a Day of Service commemorating National PTA's 125th Anniversary! Harrison Park PTA was one of 125 PTA local units across the country chosen for this honor. We will be cleaning the school courtyards. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a family event, so children are welcome with adult supervision. The event starts at 10:00 am and will run until 2:00 pm.
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Pizza Night Fundraiser: 3/9
We're partnering with Atlas Pizza again for a pizza night fundraiser support Harrison Park music programs, including Modern Band!
Modern Band Gear Drive/Fundraiser
Long live rock n' roll, hip-hop, punk, jazz and soul! (just to name a few). Mr. Ford has a cool idea...are you down with the sound? Turn it up!
Mr. Ford is looking for specific pieces of equipment to support this project. Do you have old guitars, amps, or effects pedals collecting dust you're willing to donate? Let him know!
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 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.
National PTA Founder's Day
February 17th marks the anniversary of the very first PTA meeting 125 years ago.
Lunar New Year
Say goodbye to the Ox and hello to the Tiger! This year the festival begins February 1, 2022 and runs for 16 days, ending with the Lantern Festival. Click on the tiger to learn more about this important festival throughout Asia.
HP PTA was proud to support the HP Mandarin DLI with their Lunar New Year Celebration event! We helped out with decorations, and film & video support during the all school lunchtime performances.
PTA Board Meeting
Our next Board meeting will be Friday 2/11 at 6:00 PM. If there's something you'd like to put on our radar drop us a line at email@example.com
School Spirit T-shirt Design Contest
*Shirts are on sale now! Orders due Feb. 1st!*
WOW! We received the most t-shirt contest submissions ever! Great work students! From this abundance of entries a handful were chosen as finalists.
Congratulations to our dual winners Elisa Mok He Liang & Haley Vue!
To see their final combined design and order a T-shirt or sweatshirt click on the picture above or complete and return the order form sent home with students this week!
For Friendship Day HP PTA purchased a Candygram for every student, teacher, and staff member--you're all our friends! Procedes went to support the Middle School Leadership Team.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 1/17
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.
PTA General Meeting (Rescheduled)
Our next General meeting will be via Google Meets January 18th at 6:00 PM. If there's something you'd like to put on our radar drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Review & Submissions
We' reviewed & researched program grants for consideration and applied for one. In the past grants have supported events such as Math Night.
Winter Carnival 12/17
HP PTA Treasurer Sachi Knight assisted as a chaperone at this year's Winter Carnival. We also provided toys for prizes. Much fun was had by all!
Winter Break Food Boxes
The HP PTA Board organized food and filled bags for distribution with the holiday food boxes distributed 12/17.
Bulb Distribution & Order Updates
Most bulbs are in and many have been distributed already! There are a few bulb types that are out of stock--we are working to connect with those affected to update their orders--check your emails!
PTA Board Meeting
Our next Board meeting will be Tuesday 12/14 at 6:00 PM. If there's something you'd like to put on our radar drop us a line at email@example.com
Teacher Appreciation Snack Bags
Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming the week of Nov. 22nd! PTA will provide snack bags on 11/19 to help keep teachers fueled and show our appreciation!
Gobble, Gobble! Holiday Food Boxes Are Coming 11/19!
The HP PTA Board organized food and filled bags for distribution with holiday food boxes this Friday! And a child (1 of 5) of the PTA President happened by and was promptly put to work (and good work it was, young sir! Now, back to class!).
School Spirit T-shirt Design Contest
Each year a new design is chosen. Will yours be the one?
Entry forms were handed out in classes 11/8 and are due back to your teacher by 11/19! Good luck!
Leadership Forum 11/11/21
Co-Secretary Elihu Roberts attended for the Board. Tough questions were asked (and answered!) and best practices shared. It was 90 minutes well spent.
UIGS: Unit In Good Standing
Filings, auditing, and memberships, oh my! All UIGS work is due by November 30th.
It's November 9th and we're done!
HP PTA Website Build & Launch
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.
School Sensory Garden Work Party
This was a Grow Portland event. There was thunder, there was lightning, we worked in the garden--it was exciting!
HP PTA provided volunteers, coffee and donuts!
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.
Every year every board member sharpens their saws.
Not a bad way to spend six hours on a Saturday.
Co-secretary Rachael DeCamp helped picture day run more smoothly.
Back to School
Sept. 1st: School is cool--welcome back!