School News

Welcome Back

posted May 19, 2017, 9:13 AM by Marilyn Alcorn   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 2:22 PM by Tony Churchill ]

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.

Police Checks On-line

posted Nov 22, 2016, 7:47 AM by Laurel Lake   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 8:55 AM ]

As of September, 2016, residents of Halton aged 21 and older can apply for Police Information Checks and

Police Vulnerable Sector Checks for employment and volunteer purposes ONLINE 24 hours a day, seven

days a week without having to attend one of our police locations.

Applying online will allow the parents easier access to applying for a Police Record Check, that is a necessity

for volunteering within your schools.

Halton Region Police Services has prepared a letter to parents of Halton Schools to help promote

their new online service and hope to provide a quicker, more efficient way for parents to get a Police Record


This information is also available via our Board website at

Clothing Drive

posted Nov 22, 2016, 7:40 AM by Laurel Lake   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

We are looking to replenish our clothing that we keep on hand for students to borrow. Sometimes students clothing gets soiled through the day and it is great when we have something to change into so they can be more comfortable for learning (mostly, this would be clean dry pants in various size for K - 5 students). Also, with the cold weather coming, we often have a need for additional mittens, hats, snow pants or splash pants for students that have forgotten these items.

If your children have outgrown any of these types of items, please think about donating them to the school. At this time, our collection of clothing is quite low. Throughout the year, if you have an item and you are wondering if it is something we could use, please give us a call and we can let you know. But, for now, we are looking for the types of items outlined above.

Thanks so much for helping us with this area of need.

Adopt a School Reading Program

posted Sep 25, 2016, 2:39 PM by Megan Louth   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 12:45 PM ]

FREE BOOKS FOR HARRISON LIBRARY!!!  Harrison has been chosen to participate in the "Adopt A School" program by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.  This is an amazing opportunity to put brand new books into our newly renovated library.  This is fantastic because it benefits every single person in the school!  For every two books you donate online the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will give an extra bonus book to our school!  You can also share a story about reading or why our school matters.  If they feature your story, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will give on your behalf!  

Please visit:

Please help donate and let us see how many new books we can get!!!

Hello Volunteers

posted Sep 13, 2016, 10:19 AM by Laurel Lake

Do you have one or two hours a week or every other week to help in our school library?

Increased circulation in our school library was the result of many excellent volunteers here at the Harrison Public School Library.

As Teacher Librarian, I am assigned to work in the Library on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  I will also be teaching other classes throughout the school.  This leaves time where students may not be able to find the book he/she wants to sign out because it is on the shelving cart.  Library volunteers allow for increased access to resources for all students in our school.

Volunteer activities include:

*helping students make selections

*shelving resources

*arranging book displays

*selecting theme materials for students/displays

*gathering resources for teachers

*book fair sales

As a library volunteer you will gain a better understanding of school programmes and the types of reading materials that children enjoy.  You will have the opportunity to help all students in our school.

If you are interested in helping in our school library, please email me with the following information:

*Child’s name and teacher

*Volunteer's name

*Phone number


Training sessions will be held, if you are new to our library!

Thanks so much for your consideration!

Mrs. Louth

Teacher Librarian

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