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Harrison Happenings - June 8, 2018

posted Jun 8, 2018, 10:12 AM by Laurel Lake   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 10:13 AM ]

1)  BBQ - BBQ Time is 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13th!

2)  Book Fair is next week (Monday- Friday) in the Library.

3)  Grade 5 Parent Night at Centennial School - 6:30-7:30 pm

Harrison Happenings

posted May 31, 2018, 9:32 AM by Laurel Lake

1)  We are still in need of volunteers for Track & Field Day on June 7th.

2)  School BBQ is Wednesday, June 13th.  Items for Baskets due by June 6th please!

3)  Ice Dawg and Hot Dog Days coming up in June.  Purchase on Cash Online.

Harrison Happenings - May 17, 2018

posted May 18, 2018, 9:49 AM by Laurel Lake

1)  Please send in your items for the baskets for the School BBQ.

2)  Shop at Jade Gardens and earn money for Harrison School!


Harrison Happenings - May 11, 2018

posted May 11, 2018, 10:04 AM by Laurel Lake

1)  If you would like to make us aware of your suggestions regarding class building please email Tony Churchill      ( prior to May 31st.

2)  We have opened up Cash Online for JukeBox until May 15th.

3)  Order your Pink T-Shirts by Wednesday, May 16th!

Items of note - April 26, 2018

posted Apr 26, 2018, 9:23 AM by Tony Churchill   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 9:27 AM ]

1) Payment is due on Friday, April 26th for “James and the Giant Peach” It is available to pay
on Cash Online and the cost per person is $10.00. 2) Tickets for Jukebox Time Machine musical adventure are now available on Cash online.Our musical will be performed by all grade 1 to grade 5 students on May 17th.
Matinee (11:30 am tickets $1.00) and the evening performance from (6:30 to 7:30 tickets
$2.00) 3) If you have not yet registered for Cash OnLine, please do so as soon as possible. You can call the
school office for your child’s HDSB number. 195 out of 214 children are now registered! 4) Lost and FoundWe have lots of Lost and Found Items. We will have all of the items laid out all of next week. Anything not claimed by the end of the week will be donated. 5) Baskets for the School Council BBQ on June 13th - Each year the School Council asks that each classroom choose a theme for their basket, and have the students bring in items for that theme. They then put all the items in and decorate baskets that are then raffled off as a fundraiser at the annual barbeque. Please ask your child (or child's teacher) about the classroom theme so you can help us create some fun baskets to raffle on June 13th.

School Fundraising - all year round

posted Apr 26, 2018, 8:10 AM by Tony Churchill

Please shop at Jade Garden Centre for all your spring and garden supplies and you will help raise funds for Harrison PS!  All you have to do is tell the cashier our school name and your child's teacher's name and we will earn money for the school! Thanks for your support!

Jade Garden Centre, 5532 Trafalgar RoadMilton


posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:20 AM by Marilyn Alcorn

Reminders/News: We are all ready to accept JK Kindergarten registrations in January 2018. Children must turn 4 before December 31st, 2018. Please bring 2 pieces of proof of address, birth certificate and the immunization record. We will be registering for the entire month of January. Please let your neighbours know about the registration as well. If you would like a registration form sent home with a sibling, please call and we will send one home for you.

The winner of the pizza Cash on Line contest is KF-1 with a whopping 82% of students ordering on line. We will be having a pizza party for Ms. Harness and Mrs. Jiskra’s kindergarten class in January!!

Pita Pit and Mr. Subs can now be ordered for Tuesdays as well as Pasta for Mondays on the You can order for as many Mondays and Tuesdays or as few as you wish. You don’t have to buy by the whole term!  Only 12 subs were ordered in total for the whole school. is a very user friendly site

We would like to thank the Peschell family for generously donating the lovely coffee basket to Harrison School. Also we would like to thank all of you who bought tickets for the draw. With this draw we were able to give $332.00 to the Georgetown Food Basket! The lucky winner of the coffee basket is Ted who is the grandfather of Chloe and Brianna M. Congratulations!!!

Upcoming Events
 Every Thursday is pizza day at Harrison at 12:45 p.m.
 First Sub Day January 9th
 Bronte Creek Trip for the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 classes
 School Council Meeting, January 15th at 6:30 p.m.
 First Pita Day is January 16th
 Dance-a-thon kick-off, January 22 at 11:00 a.m.
 Next P.A. Days are February 2nd and February 16th

October November 2017

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:18 AM by Marilyn Alcorn

Sometimes, even with good intent, or even without fully realizing it, people wear costumes that can make
others feel upset, insulted or scared. Certain themes are touchy spots for members of our community and we
want to show them kindness. When helping your child choose a costume for a parade in a K - 5 school, help
him and her choose with others in mind and have discussions about whether the costume is ok for all children
to manage/understand/feel safe. Alternatively, if your child does not want to dress up or you want to
save the costume for the evening, wearing orange and black is also a great way to dress during the day.
Typically, at Harrison on Halloween, students and staff dress up period 5 and 6 only and it is followed by
parade to music. Parents are welcome to come in and stand by the office/foyer area. Start time for the parade
is 1:45 p.m.
After the parade, students will do fun teacher led activities in classroom before home time.
We ask the following:
 no scary costumes (blood and gore)
 no masks or weapons
 no junk food or baked items coming into the school

Dress Purple Day - October 24
Schools across the province will dress in purple and speak up about the
rights of children to live safely and to have a sense of well -being. The general
message is about how it takes a village to keep kids safe.
We are going to focus on the well-being of students and how everyone is
responsible for ensuring the well-being of children.
Well-being is that positive sense of self, spirit and belonging we feel when
our physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs are being met.
Teachers will be taking one period on October 24th to focus on the well-being of children.

Spirit Wear
Hello families, Sports and Spirit Wear will be available to order on line from Tate Products.
This year you will order directly from the company at
Please do not send orders into the school. Only on-line orders will be accepted for these items.

Upcoming Events
 Monday, October 23 a.m. Grade 4 and 5 students – Power of One Presentation at Centennial Middle School
 Monday, October 23 all classes p.m. Bus safety presentation
 Tuesday, October 31 Hallowe’en Parade at 1:45 p.m.
 November 1 a.m. Photo Retake Day
 November 7 Pita Day
 November 20 Reports go home
 November 21 Sub Day
 November 23 Parent Student Interviews in the evening
 November 24 Parent Student Interviews in the morning P.A. DAY
 Every Thursday is pizza day at Harrison at 12:45 p.m.

Family Pets at School
We are attempting to educate our students around pet ownership. It has come to our attention that some of our parents and children have a fear of dogs. Of course, we have some families that walk their children to school with their family dog. We ask that you are aware of children and adults that are apprehensive around dogs. We appreciate that, as a dog owner, you are able to keep your pet close to you. We also ask parents and chil-dren to speak to you as the owner before approaching your dog. Care and respect of animals goes both ways so children need to learn to talk to the dog owner before approaching and interacting with an animal that is not their pet. Please keep your dogs away from the fence in the Kindergarten area as well as the walkways. Thanks for your attention to this in the mornings and after school. Your empathy for each other around some people's love and some people's fear of dogs is most appreciated.

Morning Routines
This is a reminder of morning routines when you come into our school with a child that is late for the start up. Please ring in at the parking lot door and come to the main office. It is here that you sign in your child and say good bye. Adults dropping off students are to drop at the office and then let the office staff help escort the child to class. We often call into the classroom of the younger students and a friend will come and greet the child coming in late and walk him or her to class. This is less disruptive to the learning environment and flow of the morning. We appreciate you respecting this morning routine.

We’ve Been Slimed
Can you please help us from home? The product from the wonderful, fun science experiments that are being done at home (where children are making their own slime) are now making their way into our classrooms. Please, moving forward, any slime that is made at home needs to stay at home. Between the arguments around sharing it with friends, the mess it makes when dropped in the carpets, the amount of time playing with it during class working time and now the perfume odor that is causing some children to have a can imagine the amount of time the teachers are spending trying to navigate this toy in the classroom. If a child requires Theraputty to help with sensory needs or attention needs, it would be prescribed by an OT and the teacher, Special Ed resource team, OT, parent and child would have set parameters for the appropriate use of this putty. All this slime that has come into Harrison is a toy and a distraction... thanks SO much for your help with letting your children know that toys are for home use.

Welcome Back

posted May 19, 2017, 9:13 AM by Marilyn Alcorn   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

Hello and welcome back to another year of learning at Harrison PS! We hope you have had a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, Sept 5th. Class lists will be posted online (here on the website) and on the front door windows of the school on Friday, Sept 1st. Please have your child's OEN with you when you check the list. If your child is entering JK in September then the teacher will contact you directly by phone during the week before school starts up. We do have office staff in the school starting August 21st. Please feel free to contact us by phone if you have questions, health forms or information you need us to have prior to school starting on the 5th or if your child is new to Harrison, please pop in and register this week. Enjoy the remainder of the summer and see you all soon! 


posted Jan 13, 2017, 9:36 AM by Marilyn Alcorn   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 1:52 PM by Tony Churchill ]


Attendance - A very important part in our students’ school day is arriving to class on time. Period one begins at 8:45. Teachers are supervising at 8:30 outside until the 8:45 start time. Arriving to school between 8:30 and 8:45 allows the students to mingle / visit with their friends before the start of classes. Arriving on time for class (at 8:45) allows the students to enter with their peers, hear morning announcements and begin lessons (hearing the introductory instructions and outline for the day) with their teachers. As well, in the broader scope, school is a microcosm of our bigger is a chance to practice real life skills. Parents promoting the importance of arriving on time for class in elementary school are helping their children prepare for independently arriving on time for middle school, high school, appointments and jobs in the future. We respectfully ask for you to make this a priority in your homes this New Year and have all students to school on time.

Cashless - As you know, all Halton schools use a cashless system. At Harrison PS, it is our preferred method of having parents pay for fundraising events, food days and trips. We would be very happy to not manage any cash or cheques coming into the school and only use the cashless system. If you have not used it in the past, we ask that you take a moment to get set up on the system. If you need any help or guidance when using the cashless system, please let us know.

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