School News

Battle of the Books Champions

posted May 19, 2017, 9:13 AM by Marilyn Alcorn

A huge congratulations goes out to our Battle of the Books team who competed in the Regional Grand Battle yesterday at the Halton Hills Public Library.  They battled in the semi-finals against St. Ann and won 59-42, moving them to the finals.  They both battled against St. Benedict and won that battle as well 6—66.  Having won both of those battles means they are the best in Halton!.  Your coaches and school are so proud of you.  Way to go Huskies!


posted Mar 23, 2017, 10:59 AM by Marilyn Alcorn

Thursday, March 23rd


We would like to let you know of our Whole School Trip to the John Elliott Theatre. We will be seeing the Live Theatre “Shrek” The date is set for May 11th and we will be walking to the theatre for the 10:00 a.m. show.   The Kindergarten students will be bussed thanks to the generosity of the School Council.

So far with our hot dog and popcorn days we have been able to raise enough money that the $12.00 tickets are down to $10.00 for each student.  With the upcoming hot dog and popcorn days next week and then again in April we will hopefully raise enough to keep the cost to you even lower.  

For both the popcorn and hot dog days we will just expect the money brought in the morning and it will be collected first thing in the morning with attendance.  Or it can be paid ahead through our Cashless system.  We will be doing the print off that morning so it will be closed at midnight the previous day.

Popcorn - 50 cents     (limit 2)   Second  break on March 29th

Hot Dog - $2.00 each (limit 2)   Second break on March 31st.

Thank you for supporting our special food days. Thank you also to our Lunchroom Supervision team who have consistently helped the office staff with these days.

As we continue to make the move to be a cashless school (no need for cheques or cash to come into the school for fundraising events or field trips), we thought it would be fun to complete a draw with a good incentive. By the end of the day on Friday we will make the draw of all the cashless users to see who will get their lunches paid for… We will let you know through e-mail who the lucky winner is. If you are not yet using cashless, please let us know and we can send instructions on how to get it set up!

Also - a reminder that the entry bell rings at 8:40 a.m.   

UpComing Dates:

March 24th - all food orders are due in the office.  Late orders that come in next week will not be accepted.  If you have checked “Paid Cashless” please be sure that you go into your Cashless Account and pay by Friday.  If your money has not been deposited into your Cashless account yet by your bank, please call Marilyn or Laurel early next week and we will open up the Cashless to accommodate you.

March 29 - Battle of the Books team to the Georgetown Library for the Battle!

March 29 - Popcorn Day - 2nd break

March 31 - Hot Dog Day - 2nd break

April 4 - Pita Day -2nd break

April 4 - Kindergarten students to Mountsberg at 9:00 a.m. for the morning.

April 13 - Team Jersey Day

April 14 Good Friday - no school

April 17 - Easter Monday - no school

April 25 - Whole school photo for our “60th Anniversary”

April 28 - P.A. Day no school

Please see the attached calendar for the month of April.

Upcoming Tentative Dates

May 4 - Candlelight Vigil for Grade 5 students

May 10 - Dental Screening for JK, SK and Grade 2 students

May 11 - Whole school Field Trip to Shrek at the John Elliott Theatre

May 19 - Crazy Homemade Hat Day

May 24 - Kindergarten Orientation for New JK students and families (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

June 1 - Canadian “150th” Celebration BBQ and movie night

June 2 - P.D. Day

June 21 - Senior Kindergarten Graduation in the afternoon.

June 23 - Mismatched Shoe Day

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


  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 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


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

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. 

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