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Looking at the Week Ahead

Posted on: September 1, 2023

Just a friendly reminder that the school will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. School resumes Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy the three-day weekend and stay safe!

This morning, our school and your students participated in a cardiac emergency drill in collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute and Project ADAM. Remember that our primary goal with this partnership is to make our school as safe as possible for your students, our staff, and members of the community who enter our doors. A carefully coordinated response to cardiac emergencies has been proven to reduce death and disability in school setting and helps ensure an appropriate response in a stressful and life-threatening situation. The DRILL was completed, and the “pretend student” was successfully saved! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our school nurse or myself.

Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and special friends who attended our first PTO Planning Meeting this past Monday evening. The PTO meets on the fourth Monday of each month. All parents are encouraged to attend. The next meeting will take place on September 25, 2023, at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria.

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 at 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



Katie Conley

Dean of Students


Kindergarten Parents – Please Read – Very Important!!

Kindergarten medical, dental and immunization forms are due by September 5th. This is a State mandate that has to be followed. If your student’s forms OR arrangements have not been made with the school nurse by September 5th, your child will need to stay home until the forms have been submitted. Please contact Nurse Kinnett if you have any questions.   


Holiday Goodies and Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Next week on Wednesday , September 6th we kicked-off our annual Holiday Goodies and Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Students will be given their ordering/selling information that day. Please look at the flyers and catalogues that are sent home with your child. Profits from this fundraiser help to provide needed items throughout the school and classrooms. If you need additional order forms, please contact the office. The fundraiser concludes on Friday, September 22nd. Thanks for your help!!


Bully Policy

District Bullying Policy -  Click Here



Students must bring money to purchase 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.

Listed below is the website that families can use to add money to their students' account.


PTO Planning Meetings

PTO meetings this school year will take place on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25th.

You can now join PTO. 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.

Please click on the link below for the August meeting minutes.

August PTO Minutes - Click Here 

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO


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 the District Office.



Please make sure your child’s name is printed somewhere on his/her lunch boxes. Many lunch boxes are the same and after lunch it is very hard deciding whose lunch box is who’s at the end of the day. If your child’s lunch is in a brown bag, please also include his/her name


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 the information (phone numbers, addresses, medical information) handy before beginning. If information (email addresses, phone numbers, addresses etc.) changes throughout the year, please make sure you update this information in your child’s account.



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 or dumpster areas should never be used as a drop-off or pick-up location due to the number of buses that come into those areas.

When in queue 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 queue.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are soon approaching (September 26th and 28th) More information on scheduling conferences will be sent home shortly.




Important Items for the Week Ahead

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day – School Closed

Wednesday, September 6 – Fall Fundraising Assemblies

Friday, September 8 – PBIS Student Assemblies (9:15 am & 1:45 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