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No Fuss Fundraiser & Virtual Bingo/Raffle Night

PHS PTA No Fuss Fundraiser & Virtual Bingo/Raffle Night

Everything about this past year has been different, so the same goes for our annual Bingo/Raffle Fundraiser!  The 2021 modified event will be on a much smaller scale than in past years, but we still aim to raise money for PHS and offer a fun family night for our school community. 

Here are the ways you can participate:


No Fuss Fundraiser April 11-26- One week left to give! 

We are a third of the way towards our $3,500 goal, so please chip in and spread the word to family and friends who may also be willing to support our school.  

FREE Virtual Bingo Night April 27th at 6:30pm

This year's prizes include puzzles, games, Legos, books, craft kits, and stuffed animals wrapped in homemade pillow cases!  One prize not pictured is Lunch with a Staff Member of Your Choice.  The winner gets to order lunch out and enjoy and hour of time with their chosen staff member. 

Sign up today for your chance at these fun prizes!

Marco’s Pizza Fundraiser April 27th

  • Help raise additional money for PHS by ordering from the Chatham Downs Marco’s from 11am-9pm on April 27th. 15% of sales from that day will be returned to Perry Harrison. 



Spring Photo Session Fundraiser - May 1-2


PHS Spring Photo Fundraiser May 1-2

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

We are having a Spring photo session to raise funds for the PHS PTA the weekend of May 1-2! Heather Varner from Five Feathers Photography is back to offer 15 minute mini photo sessions outside at Camden Park behind Fearrington Village for PHS families.  Time slots are available between 7:30-10:30am and 5:00-7:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Plenty of slots are available!  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, please submit payment here.  You'll later be able to view your photo proofs online from Five 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.



PTA Updates

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

It's not been an easy year to find time for volunteering, but these faithful folks did plenty of good for our school this year!  Many thanks to you all!
Classroom Parent RepresentativesElizabeth Steadman, Jess Molnar, Julie Ricker, Avis Bell, Heather Boone, Jamie Throndset, Kelly Fedoriw, Haley Robinson, Valerie Van Deusen, Julianne O'Daniel, Jamie Swaine, Lisa Jones, and Amy Kappelman provided valuable consult throughout the year, helped relay information to fellow parents in each of their classes, and organized support for their teachers. 
Cultural Arts- Belle Boggs coordinated multiple cultural arts performances and an author visit for our students to enjoy.
Graphic Design- Valerie Van Deusen helped create business sponsor signs and various logos for events this year.
PTA Board Members: Treasurer Ashley Kellish, Vice-President Amy Kappelman, and President Julie Ricker worked to keep the PTA train running this year and preserve some of the good things that have happened in more typical school years.
We will highlight more fabulous volunteers next week! 
Want to find out how you help the rest of this school year or next? 
Contact president@phspta.org.

Thank you, PHS Administrative Staff!  

If you've ever called PHS, rung the doorbell, or stepped in the front office, you've had the good fortune of being helped by these amazing Mariner staff members, Tokae Washington and Rebecca Johnson.  While their official titles are Secretary/Treasurer and Data Manager, we all know they keep the school running in so many ways.  They greet us parents and answer our many questions, and they know our children and care for them in countless ways.  

Show them some love this week and in all weeks to come (their favorites are here). 

We are so grateful for you, Mr. Washington & Mrs. Johnson!

PTA Board/Committee Chair Nominations

We are seeking nominations for the PTA board and all committee chair positions for the 2021/2022 school year with the goal of voting to approve the new officers at the May or June meeting.  Contact president@phspta.org to learn more about the needs or nominate yourself or a friend. 

Let's do great things for Perry Harrison next year! 


CCS District & Community News

School Board Meeting

The Chatham County School Board will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on April 19th 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.  
 Check Out These Great Community Opportunities! 
  • The Chatham Arts Council is offering ClydeFest in the Wild 2021 with numerous arts activities for children during the month of April.  Find the schedule and register for events here.  
  • The NC Science Festival takes place throughout the month of April and offers many in-person and virtual science events across the state.  Find the schedule here.  

Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Do you have a rising kindergartner in your family? Click here for more information about the registration process for the 2021/2022 school year and spread the word to others you know.



School Updates

Online Book Fair April 19-May 2
Help support our library by shopping the online book fair!
Visit the PHS website and shop from home.
All items are shipped straight to you.
Order $25.00 or more in books for free shipping!
Visit here to see the preview flyer.
Visit here to see the book preview videos.


Virtual Cultural Arts Assembly April 21st

Make plans for your student to enjoy the work of Storyteller Donna Washington this Wednesday!

Pre-K-2 Grades at 9:00am

Grades 3-5 at 10:30am

Zoom links will be sent by your teacher. 

You can preview some of Donna Washington's stories here.

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

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Parent Involvement

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