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Harrison Elementary Update

Posted on: September 16, 2022

Happy Friday Everybody,

Just a friendly reminder that we will have Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday and Thursday. If you still need to schedule a conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

Yesterday will practiced a Classroom Lockdown. Students remained in their classroom along with their teachers. Doors were checked and students remained together in a section of their classrooms with the lights turned off. The next drill will start with a classroom lockdown and then lead to a full evacuation. We do these drills periodically so if they are needed the students and staff understand what needs to take place and can implement them quickly. It is our hopes and prayers that we never need to utilize these procedures for real.

There is one week left for our annual Magazine and Cookie Dough fundraiser. Funds raised will be used to bring programs into the school to enrich our students (assemblies). If you have any question or need additional ordering forms, please contact the school office.

Don’t forget you can now follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Please make sure you are members of the correct sites. There were several “unofficial” sites created and we are trying to inactivate them. I have been posting a lot of pictures of events happening at Harrison Elementary. Feel free to send them out to family and friends. Pictures from this week are being added to both accounts. This is a great way to keep up on events in the school.

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We have had a great start to the new school year. The students are demonstrating our Four Core Values – Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership – throughout the day.

Have a great weekend!

Ron Mangus



Rachel Miller

Dean of Students


Morning Drop-off

Just a friendly reminder that students should NOT be dropped off for school prior to 8:40 am. We have students arriving at 8:10 am and are not being supervised. The safety of each of our students is very important. If you child is walking to school each morning please review the time they are leaving your house so that they are not arriving before 8:40 am.



With routes in full swing and drivers finding their groove in terms of routines, we recognized that some route times were a few minutes off from what was projected by our software.  We were able to update all bus stop times in our recent route reviews with drivers.  The most accurate, up to date times have been uploaded to Final Forms and are available for families to view at this time.  While most bus stop times stayed within a minute or two of their projected times, some stops have changed by a handful of minutes one way or the other.  For the most part, these adjusted times are already in place so no changes in times will be noted.  This most recent upload would simply confirm the times that we are operating routes "in reality" now that buses are on the road - barring an unexpected event or substitute driver on the route.  Thanks for your flexibility and understanding on transportation as we started the school year!


Parking – Friendly Reminders

When dropping off your child in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon please make sure everybody is utilizing the crosswalk. Safety is our number one goal and by utilizing the crosswalk to get across the street students will be safe. The back of the school should not ever be used as a drop-off or pick-up location due to the number of busses that come into the area.

When in cue to enter the parking lots, please do not block the bus entrance on Elm Street. Parking on Broadway is a perfect location to meet older children after school versus entering the pick-up cue.

Please pull up to the next car when picking up your child in the drop-off area.

Please do not block the crosswalk area and be especially careful coming into the parking lot off Broadway. Students and parents walk across this area and have the right-away.


PTO Planning Meetings

You can now join PTO online simply by clicking the link below. Just your small membership fee of $10 helps us provide services for the kids! This does not require you to volunteer or attend meetings. It is all up to you how much you would like to be involved. If you have any questions, please reach out to a board member.

Joining the PTO is not a huge commitment and often looks like 1-3 service hours a year with opportunities in the evenings, during the school day or can be as simple as signing up to send in cookies for an event.  Everyone doing a little adds up to a LOT for our kids.

Next PTO meeting will be October 10, 2022 at 7 pm

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are soon approaching (September 20th and 22nd) Information was sent home late this week or will be sent home next Monday or Tuesday. If you have any questions, please reach out to your son/daughter’s teacher(s).


Indoor Sports

Those families interested in enrolling their child in indoor sports please download the brochure below.


Families Needing Help with Food

If you or you know of a family needing assistance with obtaining food for the week, please contact Mr. Kinnett our school counselor.


COVID and Sickness

Just a friendly reminder that if you child is sick to please keep them home and monitor their symptoms. If you have any questions, please call the school office and ask for Nurse Kinnett.


Building Character

September’s Character Trait is Leadership. Leadership takes place when students show others how to act, setting a good example. Please reinforce these monthly traits at home and throughout the month. 



Just a friendly reminder that breakfast and lunch meals through the cafeteria are NOT free this year. Students must bring money to purchase a breakfast or school lunch. If you believe that you should qualify for free or reduced meals, proper paperwork must be submitted. If you have any questions, please call the school office. Lunchroom charge letters will be going home next week.


Bus Passes

Due to the number of children riding the bus this year, NO bus passes will be written for students wishing to go home with another student. Please make arrangements for transportation once the students have arrived home. If bus situations change throughout the year, please complete a new bus route information sheet, and submit it to our office to be processed at District Office.


Magazine and Cookie Dough Fundraiser

One more week left for our annual Magazine and Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Students were given their ordering/selling information last week. Please look at the flyers and catalogues that were sent home with your child on that day. Profits from this fundraiser helps to provide needed items throughout the school and classrooms. If you need additional order forms, please contact the office. The fundraiser concludes on Thursday, September 22nd. Thanks for your help!!!


Online Student Forms

Don’t forget to complete your child’s online forms. If you have questions or need help with this, please contact the office. We have staff members and computers throughout the day available to help you with this process. Please make sure you have all needed information (phone numbers, addresses, medical information) handy before beginning. If information (email addresses, phone numbers, addresses etc.) change throughout the year, please make sure you update this information in your child’s account.


Let Our Personal Shoppers Shop For You – Remke Markets

Remke Markets, one of Harrison Elementary’s Business Partners, are now offering ONLINE Shopping. All you need to do is Order ONLINE at -

If you signed up last year for your donations to go to Harrison Elementary School there is nothing else you need to do this year. You will automatically be re-enrolled for this school year. If you are new to the school or have never signed up, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Create an account at
  2. Sign into your account through My Account in the top right corner of the page
  3. Go to the Caring Neighbors dropdown box (half-way down the page)
  4. Choose Harrison Elementary school from the dropdown box and update

If you have your Remke card registered with Caring Neighbors, our school will still receive 2% of all your purchases.

Thank you for your continued partnership with Remke Markets. 



Soccer City Indoor Sports Information – Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Tuesday, September 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 4 – 8 pm

Thursday, September 15 – Bus evacuation drills – 9:30 - 10:30 am

-           Parent Teacher Conferences – 4 – 7:30 pm


DISTRICT MISSION: "Academic and Social Growth for ALL students, EVERY DAY!"

DISTRICT MOTTO: "Excellence through Relationships"

HARRISON ELEMENTARY MOTTO: "Where Children Come First"

DISTRICT CORE VALUES: Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership