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Looking at the Week Ahead

Posted on: October 27, 2023

Thanks to all the parents and family friends who helped make our Halloween celebrations today a huge success. Tuesday, which is Halloween, will be a normal school day. Students are not to wear costumes to school on Tuesday. Our goal is to have them well rested and ready to go trick-or-treating once they get home that evening.

Next week the weather is predicted to be quite COLD. Please make sure your children come to school dressed appropriately. We will be out for recess unless the weather is under 32 degrees.

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. 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


Smiles Programs – From the School Nurse

Our school has partnered with Smiles Programs. The mobile dentist will be offering in-school dental care. They will be at Harrison Elementary School on December 4, 6, 7, and 8. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and details on registering your child(ren). If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Kinett, our school nurse - 513-367-4161.


Holiday Assistance - Reminder

Families that are in need and who reside in the Southwest Local School district may be eligible for assistance with food, toys, clothing, and winter coats. Distribution of assistance will be on Saturday, December 16th, but to receive assistance, you must apply. Applications must be dropped off to the Harrison Community Center – 300 George Street, Room 110 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 8th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 15th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 18th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 29th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

See attached flyer for further information.


Building Character

October’s Character Traits:

Week of October 30th – Love – I value my close relationships with others

Please reinforce these weekly traits at home and throughout the month. 


School Fees

Fees have now been posted to each of your students’ account. Elementary Fees this year are $70.


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, November 27th.

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 meeting minutes.

August PTO Minutes – Click Here 

September PTO Minutes – Click Here 

October PTO Minutes - Click Here 

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO



Holiday Assistance Flyer – Click Here 

Smiles In-school dental program - Click Here 

Harrison HS Discount Ski Opportunities - Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween in the neighborhood

Friday, November 3 – 9:15 – Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll Assemblies

Wednesday, November 8 – School-wide Veteran’s Day Assembly – 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