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Looking at the Week Ahead

Posted on: November 3, 2023

The Fall Fundraising items, and cookie dough will be delivered on Monday and be available for pick-up beginning at 2:30 pm. If the order is small and manageable it will be sent home with the students. Larger items will need to be picked up. Due to the cookie dough needing refrigeration, please make sure all orders are picked up by 4:30 pm after school on Monday.

Next Tuesday, students will be off from school for a teacher in-service day and on Friday to observe Veteran’s Day.

Next Wednesday, Harrison Elementary will be celebrating Veteran’s Day with our annual community assembly. Plans right now are to hold this as in years past outside in the back of the building. Temperatures right now are in our favor, but the threat of rain doesn’t look very good. If it rains the presentation will be brought inside. Community Veteran’s and family members are welcome to attend. Space will be tight if we need to move the event inside. Chairs will be available for Veterans and adults who need them. The program will begin at 2:00 pm.

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


Veteran’s Day Program

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 2:00 pm for our school-wide Veteran’s Day Celebration. Parents and community members are welcome to attend but are asked to remain in a roped-off section away from the students. Some seats will be provided for Veterans and guests. Parking is available in the front school lot and along the street. Please do not park and arrive any earlier than 1:30 pm. If you have any questions, please call the school office.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pick-up

Items purchased for the Fall Fundraiser will be distributed on November 6th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm in the school cafeteria.


Performing Arts

Please see the flyer below for some theater audition opportunities for your children.


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 – 2nd 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

November’s Character Traits:

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

Week of November 6 – Kindness – I am helpful and nice to others

Week of November 13 – Honesty – Being open and truthful

Week of November 20 – Mindfulness – When we are present and fully engaged

Week of November 27 – Teamwork – Being part of a team and doing your share

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 

Performing Arts Opportunities - Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Monday, November 6 – Fall Fundraising pick-up at school 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, November 7 – Teacher in-service day – No School for Students

Wednesday, November 8 – School Wide Veteran’s Day Assembly – 2:00 pm

Friday, November 10 – Observance of Veteran’s Day – No school for students & staff


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