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We Got This, Mariners!

As staff and some students return to Plan B in-person learning this week, our whole community will be learning how to navigate this new stage.  Let's continue to support and encourage one another.  Whether your student will remain in Plan C remote learning or shift to in-person learning a few days a week, we are all in this together! 

Important Reminders for Students Returning

to In-Person Learning

1. Prior to your arrival on Monday, all parent/guardians are required to fill out an attestation form for each student returning to school.  English Parent Attestation Form: click here  Spanish Parent Attestation Form: click here  Paper copies at car-rider line and on the buses will be available for those unable to print them out at home.

2.To further support our families returning to school, Ms. Spell and Ms. Bowling have prepared a video for both parents and students to watch. This video can be found on our school website here.  The PHS Re-Entry Plan is available for parents to review for information about our return to school procedures.  

3. Bus drivers contacted families regarding bus stop times/locations on Friday. Please call the school if you haven't received a call. 

4. There is a new tab on the PHS website called "COVID-19 Reporting Form"  This is a Google form similar to the Bullying form.  The purpose is to allow staff, students, parents, or community members the opportunity to share concerns related to COVID-19 health and safety procedures. If a concern is made regarding our school, it will route an e-mail notification to me, the principal.  I will work with the appropriate personnel at the district office to follow up as necessary. 

Staff look forward to seeing Group A students on Monday, October 19th and Group B students on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30am!

Here are some ways you can help out this week:

Send PHS Staff Members Some Love!

Our Perry Harrison staff have been working so hard to juggle remote learning and preparations for in-person learning, and words of encouragement can really give them a boost.  Send an email or a note to one of our school heroes!  Our custodians, cafeteria workers, front office staff, teachers, and assistants are all doing amazing work.  Show them your appreciation this week!

Outdoor Workday Sunday, October 19th from 1-4pm 

Come join us as we spruce up the Perry Harrison School grounds in preparation for teachers and some pre-K-2 students returning to campus!

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Come help us pull some weeds, plant some flowers, and prepare outdoor spaces where classes might be eating lunch or having lessons.  

 Bring your mask and check in at the covered walkway by the main entrance.  We'll spread out for a safe afternoon of helping our school!  Please bring any gardening tools that will assist you in weeding, spreading mulch, and planting (spades, gloves, etc.).  If your children come along, please encourage  them to remain with your family while you are working. 

If you want to help with these outdoor projects but are not available Oct. 18th, please contact president@phspta.org to schedule another time to help!

Teacher Scrubs Fund

Many teachers and staff would like to wear scrubs when they are back in the classroom with students, given that they will be doing increased cleaning.  Room parents collected for classroom teachers and assistants, but the PTA is collecting donations to support specials area and resource teachers in purchasing scrubs. 

Click here to make your contribution!

Donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated! 



Fall Thrift Shop Update

Join us for a  Thrift Shop Workgroup Session!
Sunday, November 8th from 2:30-4:30pm
Wednesday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, December 1 from 2:30-4:30pm
Sunday, December 13th from 2:30-4:30pm

Come work with fellow parents and awesome PHS teachers like Mrs. Hatcher!  Help straighten the store, hang some clothes, and get 50% off your purchases all while earning money for our school!  Sign up today!
Can't make it to a workgroup session? 
PHS can also earn hours by donating needed supplies to the Thrift Shop.  Purchase needed items from the Amazon Wishlist or grab some of these things when you are out and drop them off in the collection bin by the front entrance: 30-gallon Trash Bags, Masking Tape, Hand Soap, Mopping Liquid, Lysol Spray, and Paper Towels 
Please save your receipts to include with your donations because that's how hours are credited! 
One volunteer hour is earned for every $7.50 in supplies donated.  
The supply drive will run the month of October, so let's rack up volunteer hours and stock the thrift shop with supplies they need!
 You don't have to be a PHS parent to volunteer! If you know a community member who might like to volunteer at the thrift shop, have them contact president@phspta.org to learn more.   
You also support our school by shopping at the thrift store and donating items.  Donations are accepted at the store M-Sat from 9:00-2:30.  

Fall Photo Session Fundraiser - November 7-8


PHS Fall Photo Fundraiser

Support our school and get your family photos taken at the same time!

We are having a Fall photo session to raise funds for PHS PTA the weekend of November 7-8! Heather Varner from Five Feathers Photography will be doing 15 minute mini photo sessions outside at Camden Park behind Fearrington Village for PHS families.  Time slots are available between 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Sign up for a day and time that works best for your family here. The sitting fee is $20 which will be donated to the PHS PTA. Once you sign up for a slot, you will be notified about how to submit payment.  You'll later be able to view your photo proofs online from Fine Feather's online gallery and purchase what you like from a variety of nicely priced photo packages ranging from $15 for a digital print to more. 

Please check out Five Feathers Photography  https://www.fivefeathersphoto.com/about 

*Heather will be wearing a mask and provide hand sanitizer. We ask that you please come to the photo session wearing masks while waiting for your reserved time spot.



Important Updates & Reminders

Boosterthon Success!
Our PHS families worked hard to collect pledges, we danced, we learned about boosting our character and, along with your Corporate Matching programs,
we raised just over $10,086 for our school!!
Very soon, you'll get to see Ms. Doty & Dr. Heath in an epic Dance Off!!!
We'll be sure to video so you can watch it over and over again!

 School Board Update
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education met October 12th and determined they will delay making a decision about moving students in grades 3-5 to Plan B until their November 9th meeting.  Stay tuned!

Early Voting Has Begun!

Many races on the ballot impact public education policies and funding, so please research the candidates and make your voice heard!  Details on early voting locations & times and same day voter registration can be found here.  A summary of the races in Chatham County can be found here, and this resource is available to compare candidates in all the races you will see on your ballot. 



October is Parent Involvement Month!

All parent voices matter at PHS, and our PTA welcomes the involvement of everyone.  Why do you PTA?  

How will you become involved this month?  

1) Stay updated on PHS happenings by reading Anchors Away and PTA Facebook posts.  Remind other parents to register at phspta.org so that all families receive the newsletter.  

2)  Join the PTA and encourage other parents to do the same.

3)  Volunteer to work at the Thrift Shop or pick up a PTA task.  Find out more by reaching out to president@phspta.org.  


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