Welcome to the Perry Harrison Elementary PTA Website



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 The simple act of joining the PTA provides instant financial support for our students, teachers & school. It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school & connect in meaningful ways with other parents.



Thrift Shop Work Group Dates

Did you know that when you donate, shop, or volunteer
at a Chatham PTA Thrift Shop,
you help all students within Chatham County Schools?
Last year nearly $400,000 was distributed to
schools across our county. 
Higher Sales=More Money for All Schools
More Volunteer Hours=More Money for Our School!   
PHS received a check for $28,856.28 for the hours that were worked last school year. 
Can you help us match or top that number this year?
Come Volunteer With Us!  
Staff, parents, community members, and students ages 10 and up work at the Cole Park Store doing simple tasks such us straightening the store, hanging clothing, and light cleaning to earn volunteer hours for PHS. 
Staff members earn $50 per session for their classrooms,
and other PHS family volunteers can designate $20 per session to the grade level or department of their choice. 
All volunteers receive 50% off of purchases at the completion of a shift. 
Come enjoy a quick and fun two-hours meeting friends from PHS and doing good for our school!
Fall/Winter Work Group Dates 
Sunday, November 28 from 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 1st from 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, December 15th from 6-8pm
Sunday, December 19th from 1-3pm
Monday, January 10th from 6-8pm
Wednesday, January 19th from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, January 30th from 1-3pm
Friday, February 4th from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, February 13th from 1-3pm
Wednesday, February 16th from 6-8pm
Contact julie.ricker@gmail.com if you have questions or want to help in the year to come. Drop-ins are also allowed during hours the shop is open, so we can let a manager know if you are interested in some daytime or Saturday shifts.
No time to volunteer at a work session?
You can still earn volunteer hours by donating much needed supplies to the thrift shop!  
Purchase needed items from the Amazon Wishlist or grab some of these things when you are out and notify julie.ricker@gmail.com to arrange for pickup: 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.  
Thank you for your contributions!

Sign Up - 2021/2022 PTA Memberships

 The PTA works hard each year to support our students and staff and find innovative ways to connect families with the school and one another. 

We welcome your involvement!  

The simple act of joining the PTA also provides instant financial support for our students, teachers and school.  It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school and connect in meaningful ways with other parents.

Click here to join today for as little as $10!


PTA Updates

A Message From Your 2021/2022 PTA Board

The PTA is hard at work planning for the coming year! As pandemic restrictions ease, we are excited to engage in in-person events and community building. Thank you to our twelve volunteers working hard to support our ambitious agenda around school improvement, fundraising, beautification, teacher and staff appreciation, enrichment programs, and community outreach. We will need your help to be successful in meeting our goals.  Please email us at President@PHSPTA.org to lend a hand.

We are especially in need of assistance with event planning, fundraising, and becoming a STEM school.

The PTA is for EVERYONE, and all parent voices are welcome. The PTA can be what we want it to be, and together, we can support our staff, students, and fellow parents and build the kind of community that can help Perry Harrison thrive.

How can you help in the year ahead?  

Membership Toolkit Registration

Why Should I Register?
Signing up with Membership Toolkit at phspta.org is NOT the same as joining the PTA.

Membership Toolkit is the service that empowers us to make purchases, receive newsletters, complete paperwork, and coordinate our volunteer efforts —all online.

The goal is to save time, and work together more smoothly!

 There is no cost and no time commitment with registration!

Once registered, you can:

  • Join our PTA (and pay dues) online
  • Sign-up to receive important communications
  • Complete your directory information
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Purchase spirit wear

Accounts must be renewed annually. 

Reactivating your account is quick and easy - just log in, click through to update your family information and directory/photo release preferences, and hit save.  




CCS District & Community News

Reach 20 Summer Reading Challenge

Chatham County Schools is encouraging all students in kindergarten through eighth grade to read at least 20 hours this summer. According to research, students reading at least 20 minutes per day during the summer have more success retaining what they learned during the previous school year. Students who meet the Reach 20 challenge could earn prizes including books, water bottles and the chance to win an iPad. 

Find out more information and sign up to start logging your reading here: 

Reach 20.

Support PHS All Year Long!

Don't forget to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card...must be done each year!! CLICK HERE for details.

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2020/2021 PHS Community Sponsors

Thanks to our 2020/2021 Sponsors! Learn more about these local businesses here








Parent Involvement

" At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents"...  Jane D. Hull

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Join the PTA

The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child; in doing so, you also help your school.

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