School News

Happy New Year

posted Jan 13, 2017, 9:36 AM by Marilyn Alcorn   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 9:41 AM ]

Happy New Year! It has been so nice to reconnect with all the staff, students and families this week! We have heard many wonderful stories about our students’ holiday experiences.


Important Dates:



January 16th School Council Meeting - 6:30 pm


January 20th Hot Dog Day & Crazy Sock Day


February 3rd PD day




Reminders:


  1. 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 world...it 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Winter weather - We have had some strange winter weather so far this year...including the Spring like thaw we had this week. Please be sure to visit the HDSB website (or follow them on twitter) and they will have the most up to date information about bus cancellations and school closures. We do only have two large buses and one small bus. So, when the buses are cancelled, and schools are open, the regular classroom program continues here at Harrison. Also, please be sure to send students with all the proper winter outdoor clothing. They do go  outside twice a day (and some students more than that). It is often helpful to send a second pair of gloves with your child as gloves get wet during first break and are not much comfort from the cold during second break.

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

Check.

This information is also available via our Board website at

https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Get%20Involved/Volunteer-in-Schools.aspx


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: adoptaschool.indigo.ca

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 louthm@hdsb.ca with the following information:


*Child’s name and teacher

*Volunteer's name

*Phone number

*Availability


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


Thanks so much for your consideration!

Mrs. Louth

Teacher Librarian


Class Lists

posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:30 AM by Todd Orr   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 6:35 AM ]

Click on the parent info tab above to access our school's class lists. Your child's OEN number can be found on their report card.

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 1:13 PM by Tony Churchill

Hello! We hope you are enjoying a safe and happy summer holiday with your families. The first day of school will be on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. The school will have office staff ready to help new and returning families on Monday, August 22nd, 2016. The class lists (with student numbers) will be posted on the school website on Friday, September 2nd. If you have any questions or are new to the area and would like to register children at Harrison PS, we will be happy to assist you starting on the 22nd. Please give us a call if we can help in any way. Thanks and see you all soon!   

Kindergarten Graduation

posted Jun 16, 2016, 10:26 AM by Debra Harness

All Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will celebrate graduation on Wednesday June 22nd from 2:00-3:15 PM in the gym. The students will perform 4 songs and the Senior students will receive diplomas. We have seating for 2 family members. 

Extra Pizza Day

posted Jun 16, 2016, 8:50 AM by Marilyn Alcorn

We will have an extra pizza day on the last day of school (June 30th) at 12:45 p.m. to make up for the Thursday pizza day that was cancelled because of inclement weather.  All students will be dismissed on the last day at 1:45.

Ice Dawg Days

posted Jun 9, 2016, 6:40 AM by Marilyn Alcorn   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 6:43 AM ]

Payments for Ice Dawg days are now available on Cashless for your convenience. They are $1.50 each and are available June 10, 17 and 24 at 12:45 p.m.

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