Welcome to the Perry Harrison Elementary PTA Website



New to PHS or to the PTA website? Get registered on our site today!



 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.



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.  




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?  

Thrift Shop Work Group Dates

Come Volunteer With Us!  
Fall Work Group Dates 
Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, September 26 from 1-3pm
Thursday, October 7 from 6:30-8:30pm
Monday, October 11 from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, October 17 from 1-3pm
Friday, November 5 from 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, November 17 from 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday, November 28 from 1-3pm
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.
This summer, several PHS students came out to volunteer with their parents, and we encourage other Mariner students aged 10 and up to do the same!  See what recent volunteers have to say about helping out at the Thrift Shop:
  • Rising 5th grader Jonah Norris said, "I really enjoyed it and was surprised it raises money for his school." Jonah and his mom, Cheryl, will be back in July.  Want to join them?
  • Longtime volunteer Jamie Swaine says, "Rylee and I really enjoy the opportunity to volunteer together at the thrift shop. Not only do we have a lot of fun, but I also feel good that she is learning from a young age the importance of volunteering and responsibility for her school."
  • Debbie Meyer and her teenage daughter, Beckett Brantley, volunteered monthly this past year.  Debbie says, "Volunteering at the PTA Thrift Store is something I look forward to every month. We tidy up the store, and have a ball as we do it.  Getting to shop afterwards with a lovely discount on already great finds is better than eating a whole bag of Fritos, and I do love Fritos. Come join us!"
  • Former PHS parent Joy McKeon has continued to serve monthly as a volunteer supervisor and clothing sorter, even though her daughter left PHS 4 years ago.  She says, "I started volunteering at the Thrift Store because when we moved here we were limited on our ability to donate money to help with fundraisers and the school's needs. I was able to meet people and make friends while volunteering, and I was able to raise money for the teachers at the same time, which made me feel really good inside. Volunteering is an important part of my life and our family dynamic - the more you give the better you feel. I heard a lot of complaining about how often and how much the school asked people for money and instead of complaining I did something about it by volunteering."
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!

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.

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" 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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