Purchase Elementary Upcoming Important Dates

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April:01:Tue
NYS ELA Test – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8
April:01:Tue - 07:00PM
Meeting for 8th Grade Parents – “Athletic Opportunities at the High School Level” – HHS
April:02:Wed
NYS ELA Test – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8
April:03:Thu
NYS ELA Test – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8
April:03:Thu - 09:30AM
PT Council – LMK
April:04:Fri
NYS ELA Test Make-Up – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8
April:05:Sat - 09:00AM
Make-A-Difference Day Senior Breakfast – PUR
April:05:Sat - 06:30PM
EEC Fundraiser
April:07:Mon
NYS ELA Test Make-Up – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8
April:08:Tue
NYS ELA Test Make-Up – Grades 3,4,5,6,7 & 8

Jeopardy Night

Harrison Avenue presents Jeopardy Night for all 3rd 4th and 5th graders and parents. Tomorrow night 630-830PM.

Free pizza at 530PM. Please check your emails for additional info. Hope to see you there!

Order next years school supplies NOW — PTA fundraiser

The order deadline is TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND! It may seem a long time away, but it’s actually the Tuesday after Spring Break! Take a few minutes NOW so you don’t have to do when we get back to school!

The packages for each student are custom ordered, and are made from each grade’s respective school supply list.
However, teacher-specific items will need to be purchased additionally, when class assignments are sent in mid-August.
Each student’s order comes shrink-wrapped with the child’s name on it, and will be delivered to school at the end of the school year, ready for pick up, by parents or caregivers, the week of June 16 & 17th.
As this is a fundraiser for the PTA, we have added $10 to the cost of each package.

Here’s how it works:
1. Fill out the attached form for your child(ren) – up to four kids – for the grade they will be in for the 2014/2015 school year. (Sorry, we are not providing supplies for incoming Kindergarteners or 6th graders). Forms are also being sent home in backpacks tomorrow (TUESDAY, APRIL 1), so please look for them there, as well. The second attachment are the supply lists for each grade, fyi.

2. Send in to the PTA Mailbox – Purchase School Supplies, Attn: Sue Pearson, along with a check for the EXACT amount, made out to the PURCHASE PTA.
** Please be sure to put your child(ren)’s name and your email address on your check.

OR

3. Order online at www.epipacks.com, and enter our school ID, PUR023.
** Please note, if you order online, sales tax will be automatically added to your order.

4. DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, APRIL 22 FOR ALL ORDERS – NO EXCEPTIONS!! Sorry, but in order for the supplies to be distributed in this time frame, there will be NO late orders.

5. We will notify you of the exact distribution days about a week before, and YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES at school, on either of THE DAYS GIVEN!!

That’s it. Email Sue Pearson (SusanLPearson@yahoo.com) with any questions.

Thanks so much -

Unclaimed raffle winners

Dear HCSD Community,

Thank you for supporting the EEC!  Below is a list of unclaimed raffle winners.  Please check your tickets and contact Jen Nappo (jen.nappo@yahoo.com) to claim your prize.

Harrison Bake Shop – #623200
Goldberg’s Bagels – #623024
Learning Express Toy Basket – #623328
Huskies Apparel Basket – #623071
Gus’s Restaurant Brunch – #623085
Rue Des Crepes – #623206
B. Spa Salon – #623330
Ravanelli Photography – #623177

We need to do away with the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

Please take the time to read this and participate — it is extremely important to the community.

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to click and sign a letter to Governor Cuomo to eliminate the GEA. The loss of these funds directly affects your child’s education.

Restore our School AID!

The Harrison PT Council has joined a campaign spearheaded by the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) to restore a loss of more than half a billion dollars in school aid to school districts in our region due to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

The GEA is a formula in the New York State budget that reduces the amount of state aid each school district is entitled to receive. It was originally instituted in 2009 to partially offset the state’s own $10 billion budget deficit. Over the past five years the GEA has negatively impacted school districts statewide, reducing state aid by more than $8.9 billion. The Harrison Central School District has lost more than $3.9 million in state aid during this time. The GEA, along with state aid reductions, insufficient mandate relief and the enactment of the property tax levy cap, has created irreversible financial consequences for our schools that will ultimately erode the quality of the education system that our children need and deserve and that we as taxpayers expect. As a result of the GEA, school districts across the state have reduced the number of teachers, administrators and support staff, reduced academic programs, diminished or completely eliminated sports programs, music and the arts, delayed facilities maintenance, and much more.

We strongly believe that this unfair reduction to our state aid must stop. As a resident of Harrison, a taxpayer and a voter, your participation in this important initiative is critical to the success of our combined efforts to eliminate the GEA.

Please join our campaign to eliminate the GEA by participating in a letter writing initiative to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and our legislative representatives in Albany. It’s very simple! Please visit www.WPSBA.org to use the electronic advocacy system to send the sample letter asking Governor Cuomo and our legislators for their support to eliminate the GEA beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

If you would prefer to communicate your concern to our local representatives, please contact:

Assemblyman David Buchwald
125-131 East Main Street Suite 204
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
P 914-244-4450
BuchwaldD@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator George Latimer
222 Grace Church Street Suite 300
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 934-5250 Fax: (914) 934-5256
latimer@nysenate.gov

Thank you for your participation!!

Very Important PTA Meeting Tomorrow, Wednesday April 2nd

Please join us for a very important PTA meeting
Wednesday, April 2nd, 9:15 am in the MPR
our guest speaker,
Mr. Lou Wool, Superintendent of the HCSD
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will be discussing critical issues such as our school budget and how this will affect our district 
Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about these changes and how you can advocate for your children

ELA Testing starts Tuesday April 1st for 3 days!

NYS ELA Assessment Testing this week 3-5 grades!

Tomorrow, April 1st, the NYS ELA Assessment begins. It is a three day test. It is crucial that the children arrive at school on time. It is also important that the kids gets ample rest the night before and eat a healthy, hearty breakfast. Don’t forget to send in a substantial snack for the kids to enjoy after testing!

Order your kids school supplies for August NOW and support the PTA – PUR

Skip Shopping for School Supplies in August
ORDER FOR YOUR KID(S) NOW, while supporting the PTA!

As you may have heard, Purchase PTA is selling made-to-order school supply packages as a fund raiser for the next school year (2014-2015) for rising 1st through 5th graders. After a lot of research (and online shopping), we have found this is not only easier than going to Target, Staples and Family Discount in mid-August, but it’s MUCH CHEAPER, too! We’ve priced out each list, and they all have come in cheaper than buying individual items.

The packages for each student are custom ordered, and are made from each grade’s respective school supply list.
However, teacher-specific items will need to be purchased additionally, when class assignments are sent in mid-August.

Each student’s order comes shrink-wrapped with the child’s name on it, and will be delivered to school at the end of the school year, ready for pick up, by parents or caregivers, the week of June 16 & 17th.

As this is a fundraiser for the PTA, we have added $10 to the cost of each package.

Here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the attached form for your child(ren) – up to four kids – for the grade they will be in for the 2014/2015 school year. (Sorry, we are not providing supplies for incoming Kindergarteners or 6th graders). Forms are also being sent home in backpacks tomorrow (TUESDAY, APRIL 1), so please look for them there, as well. The second attachment are the supply lists for each grade, fyi.

2. Send in to the PTA Mailbox – Purchase School Supplies, Attn: Sue Pearson, along with a check for the EXACT amount, made out to the PURCHASE PTA.
** Please be sure to put your child(ren)’s name and your email address on your check.

OR

3. Order online at www.epipacks.com, and enter our school ID, PUR023.
* Please note, if you order online, sales tax will be automatically added to your order.

4. DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, APRIL 22 FOR ALL ORDERS – NO EXCEPTIONS!! Sorry, but in order for the supplies to be distributed in this time frame, there will be NO late orders.

5. We will notify you of the exact distribution days about a week before, and YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES at school, on either of THE DAYS GIVEN!!

That’s it. Email Sue Pearson (susanLpearson@yahoo.com)) with any questions.