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School Updates



Help spread some holiday cheer to our Support Staff and Specials Teachers!


No question about it, we all love our Instructional Assistants, Specials Teachers and Support Staff! But sometimes, especially during the holidays, it's hard to show all that love to so many people. By pooling our resources, we are hoping to make gift giving a little easier on you, while making sure everyone receives some holiday cheer!

We've got three easy options to choose from -

donate what is best for YOU! 

Any amount, large or small, is so very appreciated - it all adds up!!


1. Flat Amount - You can donate a flat amount to a specific specials teacher or support staff.

2. $1 For All - Spread the love! Donate $31 (or any multiple of $31) and we will add a dollar to each fund! 

3. Round Up - If you feel so generous, please give a few dollars to the round up fund so we can round up the amount on the gift cards to each recipient. 

Click here to make your gift donation by December 11th!!

Please note - Individual class parent reps will be reaching out to their classrooms regarding gifts for grade level teachers and assistants.

 Please contact president@phspta.org with questions. THANKS!!

PHS Virtual Book Fair Continues Through Dec. 6th! 

You have one more week to shop and support Perry Harrison's Library! 

 All items are shipped straight to you! Free shipping on book orders of $25.00 or more (not including toys & kits).

Click this link to shop online anytime..

You might also check with your teachers to see if they have any wish list items for their classrooms.  Books make great gifts!



PTA Updates

PTA Meeting This Thursday!

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!

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.

Have you joined the PTA this year? 

Join the PTA for just $10 this week and get your free PHS car magnet.  

Spread the word to other parents and let's grow our membership!


Fall Thrift Shop Update

Thrift Shop Volunteers Needed This Tuesday!
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 Community Library Winter Reading Program

Even though the Chatham Community Library remains closed, they continue to offer curbside pick-up of books, lots of engaging free programs, and their winter reading challenge starts December 1st!  More information can be found here

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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