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Coffee with the PTA

Join the PTA for coffee on Wednesday November 15th at 10:00am in the HTS Activity Center.  We thought we would try a morning meeting for those that may only be able to make it when the kiddos are in school…we understand!  Please stop by for a cup of something hot and a sweet treat.  Come with any new ideas you may have or just to say “Hi”.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 


Save the Date

PTA Coffee Meeting @ 10 am 11/15
School Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day 11/17
School Color Day 12/1
Breakfast with Santa 12/2
HTS Holiday Shop 12/11 - 12/15
School Spirit Day - Twin Day 12/15
School Store HTS 1/3
School Color Day 1/5
PTA General Meeting - PVS 1/8

Thank you to those of you that have already starting sending in Box Tops so far this year! Our first submission is being sent to the Box Tops program, and our school will be receiving a check for over $2,000 already, including the remaining Box Tops submitted at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. As you can see, Box Tops does collect a significant amount of money for our PTA, and we couldn't do it without your help!!
As a reminder, I'm so grateful when the Box Tops are sent in to school already clipped, counted & bag in sets of 50. It makes sorting them so much less time consuming for me and our volunteers. Therefore, please send unexpired Box Tops, in groups of 50, with the bag or envelope clearly marked with the number of Box Tops, your child's name, teacher, and grade.
The Box Tops contest is underway, and one classroom at both HTS and PVS with the highest Box Tops total during the school year will win an ice-cream party in the spring!! The current leaders of the contest are as follows:
1st Place - Foody (392 Box Tops)
2nd Place - Bruce (103 Box Tops)
3rd Place - 5 classrooms tied - Illi/DeEugenio (KPM)
Parise, Glaze, Rivera, &    Stevenson (100 Box Tops each)

1st Place - Brown/Shoemaker (250 Box Tops)
2nd Place - Mason (150 Box Tops)
3rd Place - Sanders/Hardman (149 Box Tops)
Keep up the great work!! If you would like to volunteer to clip & count Box Tops, please email me at, and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to be posted on the PTA's Facebook page! Thanks for your support! ~Holly Houpt

PTA Membership Drive

The PTA would like to thank everyone who joined the PTA this year! We have over 400 members this year and truly appreciate your support. Your membership dues helps us support the class picnics, school assemblies, equipment for the school and so much more! 

The class winners for the pretzel party are listed below. The pretzel parties will be on Wednesday, November 15. 

Pre K - Startare
AM K - DeAngelo
PM K - Illi
1st - Baldwin
2nd - Cusack
3rd - Foody & Rivera
4th - Loomis, Hullfish, Bottone
5th - Mankey
6th - Markey

Thanks again for your support! 
If you are still interested in joining:
Visit the PTA membership page to sign up online.

Panther Card Sales

Support the Panthers! Panther card sales started and run through 11/20.

Support your favorite 6th grader by purchasing a panther card!

Please contact: with any questions.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2nd
PVS Cafetorium

There will be two seating times:
8:30 am and 10:30 am.

Bring the family and have breakfast with Santa. It's great fun for everyone!
Breakfast includes muffins and donuts, yogurt and fruit, pancakes and breakfast sausage, as well as coffee, tea and juice.

There will be activities and face painting for everyone in attendance. Don't forget your camera for your FREE picture with Santa.

Online registration for this event began November 6th. This event sells out every year!
Get your tickets at:


HTS Holiday Shop

Save the date!  The Holiday Shop will be back this year at HTS from December 11 - 15.  Watch your child's backpack mail for the class shopping schedule!  

You are welcome and encouraged to come shop with your child.  We will also have adults on hand to help as needed.  If you'd like to volunteer at the shop, please sign up on the PTA website.  It's a lot of fun!


Last Print Edition

The October edition of the PTA newsletter was provided through backpack mail (paper copy) as well as through PEX (email). Moving forward, the PTA newsletter will be provided only through PEX (email) in an effort to save paper.

If you haven't already, please join the PEX mailing list to continue receiving the newsletter as well as weekly updates and reminders.


New This Year...

Thanks to our Harrison Township Families for your continued support. Our PTA programs and events are designed to enhance the education, health and well-being of every child while building strong parent, family and community involvement.

If at any time you would like to make a donation, there will be a donation box in each of our main offices (HTS and PVS). A contribution in any amount will be greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.

Please download our donation form from our website and Thank You for all you do to support our schools, our PTA and of course our kids!

Help Wanted at the HTS and PVS Libraries!

HTS - Our school Library uses parent volunteers (and grandparents, aunts or uncles, etc.) every day to help the children check out and return books. No experience is necessary! You can help as little as one hour a week or as much as a full morning or afternoon. Please contact Mrs. Malloy at for more information or to volunteer.

PVS - The Media Center is a very busy place! Mrs. Lewin is looking for help in two areas - Organizers and Technical Assistants. Training in BOTH areas will be provided. Please contact Kathy Lewin, PVS Library Media Specialist for more information or to volunteer, at
PTA Board of Directors


Jennifer Bowen
Executive Vice President
Sonia Shah
Stephanie Holm
Recording Secretary
Sandy Reichert
VP of Communications
Kelly Yanek
VP of Fundraising
Danie Dotsey-Ramirez
VP of Student Events
Lori Penderleith
VP of Student Programs
Mary Jo Battaglia
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