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A Message from the President...

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season. My family and I certainly did our fair share of celebrating, but with what seemed to be endless days off (courtesy of 2 snow days), I was definitely ready for school to start again.  This month we are focused on The Father Daughter Winter Ball, PVS Book Fair and the PANTHER 6th Grade Dance so keep reading to find out more.

Special thanks go to Jenna Schulze, Wendy Nolan and Danielle Calandra for running an amazingly successful Holiday Shop again this year… Thanks Ladies!

Also, we are now taking nominations for Open Board Positions so here is your chance to get involved.  Open board positions for the 2018-2019 school year include:

Executive VP
VP of Student Programs
VP of Communication
Recording Secretary
If you would like to nominate a friend, submit your own name or just learn more about the positions, please contact me at  Have fun, stay warm and I can’t wait to see all of our favorite princesses at the Winter Ball!

Kind Regards,


Save the Date - Events

PVS School Store 1/17/18
6th Grade Dance (After School PVS) 1/19/18
School Spirit Day - Sports 1/19/18
Father Daughter Winter Ball - PVS  1/20/18
PVS Book Fair 1/30 - 2/6/18
PVS Book Fair - Evening Hours 1/31/18
HTS School Store 2/7/18
School Color Day 2/9/18
PVS School Store 2/21/18
School Spirit Day - Pajama Day 2/23/18
PTA Talent Show 2/24/18
PTA Talent Show (Snow Date) 2/25/18

PTA Meetings

General and Room Parent PTA Meeting HTS Library 7:00 pm 2/5/18
Coffee with PTA General Meeting - HTS Activity Ctr. 1:00 pm 3/6/18
General PTA Meeting (HTS Library) 7:00 pm 4/9/18
General and Teacher of the Year PTA Mtg. PVS 7:00 pm 5/7/18

Father-Daughter Winter Ball

**This event is sold out. No additional tickets are available and no tickets will be sold at the door.

This year's "Winter Ball" will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided and a photographer will be on-site for photos.   

Bassetti Photographers will be at the dance and photo packages will be available for purchase. To prepay online go to 
The prepay code is: HTPV. 

Please consider helping by signing up at

Any questions regarding this event, please contact


Attention 6th grade parents!

The 6th grade dance will be held on Friday, January 19th from 2:30pm-5:00pm. A form regarding parent pickup was sent home with all students and should be returned by Wednesday, January 17th. Any questions, email Christine at



The PVS Book Fair dates are Tuesday January 30th through Tuesday February 6th.  The setup will be in the afternoon of January 29th.  The evening shopping hours are on January 31st from 6pm till 8pm. Look for a signup link soon on our website and on our Facebook page. 

Harrison's Got Talent

Dust off those tap shoes, tune up your instruments, warm up your voices or prepare any other variety act to showcase your skills for this year's PTA TALENT SHOW.   

The search has began and the PTA is looking for all teachers, staff and students, from Pre-K to 6th grade to participate in the Annual PTA Talent Show.  The Talent Show will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 (snow date Sunday, February 25, 2018).

Additionally, there will be mandatory rehearsals for every performer.  The rehearsal dates are February 7th and 21st for Show #1 and February 8th and 22nd for Show #2.  Individuals will not be permitted to participate in the Talent Show if they are not present at both rehearsals.  Each Act will be limited to 2 1/2 minutes in duration.  

*Please note all costumes and music must be in good taste and in accordance with our District’s STARS program and dress code.

Registration for this event is online only and can be done at the PTA's website until January 19th.  

Tickets for admission to the Show will be available February 1, 2017.  The cost of admission is $1.00 per individual over the age of 12 but every person in attendance MUST HAVE A TICKET. Tickets will not be distributed via backpack mail but will instead be available for pick-up at DRESS REHEARSAL ONLY.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Danielle or Megan at

Sign-ups for the Talent Show are available on the PTA website at:

Coming in Spring 2018 . . .

Our school is pleased to support a student artworks project this spring! Students will be working on drawings at school, which we’ll send to SilverGraphics Studios for scanning. Then, in Spring 2018, you’ll have the chance to order from over 50 products featuring your child’s artwork.

SilverGraphics has some wonderful customized products including: mugs, potholders, water bottles, ceramic tiles, pendant necklaces, iphone covers, art slates, environmentally-friendly canvas bags, and more. Photos of these products and other favorites can be viewed at

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!!
Keep up the great work!! If you would like to volunteer to clip & count Box Tops, please email me at or click here to sign up! Thanks for your support! ~Holly Houpt

PTA Membership 

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!

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

Donation Box

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.

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.

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!

How to see more of Harrison Township PTA Facebook posts...

There have been some questions about how to make the posts on our Facebook page show up more in your feed. Please refer to the following article to adjust your settings if interested. Please be sure to "like" and "follow" our Facebook page as well. 

How to make the posts more visible in your feed:

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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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