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School Updates

PHS Virtual Book Fair Begins This Week! 

November 23-December 6

Shop online anytime! All items are shipped straight to you! Free shipping on book orders of $25.00 or more (not including toys & kits).
This is a great way to get some holiday shopping done and support Perry Harrison's Library! 

Click this link to start shopping on November 23.

Important Reminders from PHS School Nurse, Ms. Lindley

If your child has the following symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT send them to school because we will be calling and sending them home unless we have a medical note stating why they have these symptoms and have the appropriate treatment plan. 

New Cough

Shortness of Breath

Fever of 100.4 or greater

New loss of taste or smell


Another rule is if your child is being tested for COVID or someone in the household is being tested for COVID, please do not send your child to school but email me or call the school to speak with me about returning to school. 

If you have any questions about these symptoms or whether or not you should send your child to school based on any sickness they may have, please reach out to me at kblindley@chatham.k12.nc.us.  

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students and staff safe!


Kindergarten - 2nd Families:
Upon entering our parking lot, you will take the inner lane and turn left at the first curved driveway. You will then continue, as normal, all the way up to the top of the carpool lane for drop-off. Cones will direct the way.
Please make sure everyone in the car is wearing a mask.
3rd - 5th Families:
Upon entering our parking lot, you will take the outer lane and continue along the big loop until you stop at the doors near the Gym to drop-off. Please remember to not exit your car until taken your child's temperature.
Please make sure everyone in the car is wearing a mask.
***If you have children in both age ranges, please use the inner K-2 lane for drop-off!
Please form a single-file car line along the big loop as you wait your turn to pick up your child.

PTA Updates

Save the Date!

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm via zoom.  Register here, and you will be sent login information.  These meetings are a great way to hear important updates from Mrs. Doty, ask your questions, and share ideas.  Hope to see lots of you there!

Thanksgiving Treats for Our Mariner Staff

We sure are thankful for all members of the PHS staff, and our PTA Hospitality Team treated them to Fall pies, hot cider, and other goodies on Friday.  Thanks to those who helped with this event! 

Want to help provide more of these kinds of things for our Mariner staff? Click here to make a donation to support the efforts of the staff appreciation team who plan monthly events to remind staff how grateful we are for them.  

Easy Fundraising All Year Long!

Did you know you can support PHS simply by shopping? 

  • Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter to #7169.
  • Link your Lowe's card to Perry Harrison on their Cart to Class webpage
  • Do all your Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com and choose Perry Harrison PTA as your charity.  
  • Get a School Scrip Card at Weaver Street Market, and they will donate 5% of your purchases to PHS. You will need to go to the Customer Service Desk and get a School Scrip Card and assign it to our school number. The card is refillable and reusable – if you already have a card, you can link it to our number right at the register.

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Fall Thrift Shop Update

Helpers Needed for December!
Can you help at one or both of these thrift shop work sessions?  Snag some great deals after you work your shift, as volunteers get 50% off!
Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, December 13th from 2:30-4:30pm

The Thrift Shop is always in dire need of supplies, so we will continue collecting for them year round as an easy way to earn hours.  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!

CCS District & Community News

Chatham Reads Book Drive

Gift the gift of reading this season by donating new and gently used books to be distributed to children in Chatham County.  Donations accepted through December 16th.  Find donation locations and more details here.  

Virtual Haw River River Learning Celebration

Looking for a fabulous virtual field trip?  The Haw River Assembly has produced a series of 6 videos to teach students about water monitoring, solutions to pollution, cultural history, art, geology and more. Join them as they share their love for the river and explore nature right in our Chatham County backyard!  Videos 12-18 minutes each and can be viewed together or separately here.  


NCPTA Virtual Town Hall

NC PTA is offering a town hall session, Virtual Learning during a Pandemic: Are we surviving or thriving?  The event is scheduled to take place on December 12th at 10:00am and will occur via Zoom.  Register here.


Fuel Up Needs for Winter Break

Help Fuel Up Prepare for Winter Break!

Fuel Up is a non-profit charity food backpack organization that serves students in pre-K through 5th grade attending Perry Harrison Elementary and Chatham Grove Elementary (for the 2020-2021 school year).  The mission of Fuel Up is to provide students with nutritious and substantial foods when students are not in school.   

Fuel Up is preparing for Winter Break 2020 and your support is needed to make it happen. Fuel Up volunteers will be shopping in bulk, and a handful of volunteers will pack and deliver food for the entirety of Winter Break. The bags will contain 3 weeks worth of food which includes fresh produce, milk, perishables, snacks, treats and shelf stable items.    

You can make your monetary donation on our website with a custom donation or send us a check to payable to Fuel Up Perry Harrison Elementary. $20 will allow us to purchase two weeks worth of food while $30 will provide substantial and nutritious foods for the entirety of Winter Break.  Please note, if you send us a check, it could be a month before you get a tax receipt due to the logistics of only being at the school every other Wednesday.  

Another way you can help is by sending us food items.  Food items can be purchased and sent directly to Perry Harrison Elementary using our Amazon wishlist or participating in your neighborhood Porch program.  You can also organize a food collection for your church group or neighborhood. Please email Aviva, the program Fuel Up chair, for a list of items to gather and to make arrangements for getting the food delivered.  Please note, we leave food items untouched in our closet for a least a week before distributing them to the students.

We could not continue to serve our students without community support.  Thank you for joining us in combating food insecurity at Perry Harrison Elementary and Chatham Grove Elementary.

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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