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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7

Teacher Appreciation Week Success!

Thank you for everything you did to show your gratitude to our Mariner teachers and staff this past week!  Every note sent, treat purchased, and snack or supply donated helped bring smiles and give our staff a boost here at the end of this tough year!  

Here are some pictures of the meals and treats staff received from the PTA this week.  Extra thanks again to Jamie Swaine and her team for spoiling our staff all year long!
Biscuit & Donut Breakfast on Monday
Workroom Snacks & Drinks on Wednesday
Salad & Baked Potato Bar Lunch on Friday

PTA Updates

PTA Board/Committee Chair Nominations

We are super excited to present the slate of nominees for the 2020/2021 PTA Board:

Alison Weston- President
Patricia Bowles- Vice-President
Mathew Steadman- Treasurer
Elizabeth Steadman- Secretary
Should anyone else have interest in running for any of these positions, please contact Julie Ricker at president@phspta.org to nominate yourself by May 28th.  The vote will take place at the final meeting of the year, June 3rd at 7:30pm via zoom.

The PTA is for EVERYONE, and all parent voices are welcome.  If we each can choose one way to help in the year to come, we can do great things for Perry Harrison! 

Open positions for next year include:

 Communications (Webmaster, Newsletter Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator)


Events Coordinator

Cultural Arts/Enrichment Programs

All of the below committees have a single lead parent but can add additional members and co-chairs as interested individuals volunteer:

Parent Rep Coordinator- Avis Bell
Staff Appreciation- Jamie Throndset
Beautification- Kelly Fedoriw
Community Involvement/Outreach- Julianne O'Daniel
Thrift Shop Coordinator- Julie Ricker
How can you help in the year ahead?  


School Updates

Raffle Special Experience Winners!
Some of our No Fuss Fundraiser raffle winners got to redeem their prizes this week and have special experiences with PHS Staff members.  
Emily Fedoriw served as Principal Assistant, getting the chance to shadow Mrs. Doty and learn the behind the scenes jobs of leading PHS.
Emmet & Arley Ricker got the opportunity to assist Mrs. Spell in the Media Center, reading with classes and helping shelve and scan books.  
Thank you, Garden Elf!

PHS Parent Kelly Fedoriw took the initiative to add some extra beauty to the front of the school by planting some new shrubs and flowers by the road sign.  Thank you, Kelly, for this extra effort to give our school an inviting and cheery look!


CCS District & Community News

School Board Meeting

The Chatham County School Board will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on May 10th at 5:30pm at Horton Middle School.  The meeting is open to the public.  The meeting agenda and information on how to submit public comments, and the session zoom link can all be found here.  
Summer Learning Opportunities

Chatham County Schools is offering summer learning opportunities for the district’s students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students meeting eligibility criteria may participate in academic programs designed to increase their overall preparedness for the next school year. 

In addition to academic instruction, enrichment opportunities and digital learning tools for acceleration at home will be available to every student in the school system. Community groups are partnering with Chatham County Schools to provide the free programming.

Virtual Academy for the 2020/2021 School Year

In August, Chatham County Schools is planning to offer a fully virtual instructional option for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It will be a little different from the virtual academy we offered this school year. The new option will be a stand alone program with virtual academy teachers serving virtual academy students only. Students will be enrolled in the virtual academy, not at their base schools. 

You can apply for the virtual academy here. Answers to frequently asked questions about it are here

The deadline to apply for the virtual academy is June 15. On May 19th at 6p.m. a virtual information session will be held, and a Zoom link for the meeting will be available closer that date. 


Thrift Shop Work Group Dates

Come Volunteer With Us!  
Join our crew of faithful Thrift Shop Volunteers!  
We have had a small group attend work group sessions all year long, but there is always room for more helpers!
Raise money for PHS, meet fellow parents & staff, and get your 50% volunteer discount!
Regular volunteers Debbie Meyer and her daughter, Beckett, give serving at the Thrift Shop a thumbs up!
May Work Group Sessions
Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, May 23 from 1-3pm

Want to help but can't make these dates? 
Contact president@phspta.org to set up another time to volunteer. 
Don't forget that students aged 10 and over can volunteer with a parent.
Dropbox Volunteers Needed!
The PHS Thrift Shop Donation Dropbox has been closed for almost a year, and we'd love to open it back up if we can find some volunteers to assist with emptying it!  This involves transporting donations from the school dropbox to the store.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact president@phspta.org.  
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 president@phspta.org 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!

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