Purchase Elementary Information


Purchase Elementary School
2995 Purchase St.
Purchase NY 10577

Principal: Robert Kalman KalmanR@harrisoncsd.org
Main Office: (914) 630-3172
Fax: (914) 946-0286
Attendance: (914) 630-3173

Website: www.harrisoncsd.org/index.php/2012-01-30-18-28-06/purchase-elementary
PTA Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PurchaseElementaryPTA
Email listserv: http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/purchasepta
Harrison PT Council News Feed: http://harrisonptcouncil.com/news-feed/

2014-2015 Purchase PTA co-Presidents
Sue Pearson susanLpearson@yahoo.com
Jen Nappo jen.nappo@yahoo.com


WHAT: 5th Grade Spirit Wear & Bake Sale
WHEN: After School, Wednesday, October 29th 2:30pm-3:30pm
WHERE: Drop Off Area Near Kindergarten Doors

Come one, come all!!! Please stop by the spirit wear table to shop and the bake sale for some very yummy treats. There will be coffee for the adults featuring specialty creamers and coco for the kids with a marshmallow and/or whipped cream option.

Hope to see you there!!!

EDUCATION ADVOCACY FORUM, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm

Parents and community members are invited to join us for an

Presented by the Harrison Board of Education

Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm
Harrison High School
Performing Arts Center

We have great public schools, but bad policy and legislation put our programs at risk. Now is the time to learn about the challenges facing our schools:

• The New York State Property Tax Levy Cap
• Over-testing/lost instructional time
• Protecting student data and personal information
• Preserving programs/extracurriculars

What Can You Do About It? YOUR Advocacy Can Make a Difference!

Superintendent, Dr. Louis Wool, will present an overview of these challenges and members of the Board of Education and PTA will introduce advocacy initiatives.

Be empowered. Be informed.
Speak up for public education.

Questions? Contact

Abby Mendelsohn – Mendelso@optonline.net
Rachel Estroff – Rachel.Estroff@gmail.com
Kelly Mangan – ManganK@Harrisoncsd.org

Buy Your 2015 Purchase Yearbook Now — and Get 4 Free Icons — Limited Time Offer

Buy Your 2015 Purchase Yearbook Now — and Get 4 Free Icons — Limited Time Offer

Visit jostensyearbooks.com and order your yearbook by November 14th AND order the “Personalize It!” package and you will get FOUR FREE icons!

The current yearbook cost is $30 with an additional $5 for the “Personalize It!” package.

The “Personalize It!” package allows you to add your child’s name to the cover of their yearbook


2015 Back to School flyer-0

Innisbrook Wrapping Paper Sales Extended


Please support our PTA and purchase some beautiful wrapping paper, candles or candies.

All proceeds go directly to our school

The site will close next week so buy away!

Shopping is easy!
Go to Innisbrook.com/catalogorder
Our school code is : 101172

Select our school name when it appears.
Click on the Register button in the top right corner to create an account, then select teacher.

Place your order ~
Checkout and print your payment slip

Contact: Loren Canell at Nerol320@aol.com


EEC Visiting Author Series

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the EEC!
The Visiting Author Series presents Author/illustrator

Daniel Kirk
visiting our K-3 Students on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

Daniel Kirk is the author and illustrator of more than 21 popular books for children, including picture books Cat Power; Dogs Rule!; Hush, Little Alien; Library Mouse; Lunchroom Lizard; and Snow Dude. He has collaborated with well-
known illustrators, such as Margaret Wise Brown, Kevin Lewis, and Robert Louis Stevenson on titles such as The Diggers, Dinosaur Dinosaur, My Truck is Stuck, and Block City. His more recent work includes Elf Realm, a series of young-adult fantasy. Daniel remarks that his “writing and illustrating emphasize[s] imagination, whimsy, and play” and that “publishers tend to think of [him] as the guy who paints cars and trucks really well.” Daniel is also fond of poetry and song and has published a few books that come with CDs.

Daniel grew up in the Midwest in the 1950′s and 1960′s in a family of artists: his parents where puppeteers who wrote and performed their own versions of Mother Goose, Aesop, and Grimm’s fairy tales. Even as a very young child, Daniel loved to draw, paint, and play with modeling clay. He read a lot growing up, and was especially fond of the outrageous humor of Dr. Seuss and books with photographs of dogs and skunks dressed up in clothes.

A student of fine art and education at Ohio State University, Daniel graduated in 1974 and taught art and photography for a few years before moving to New York to become a professional artist. His illustrations appeared on the covers of Newsweek, Business Week, Sports Illustrated, New York Magazine, and many other publications. After the birth of his first child, Daniel became interesting in writing and illustrating books for children.

Daniel likes to experiment with different media and techniques in his finished artwork. He has tried using watercolors, colored pencils, photo collage, three-dimensional sculpture, and other expressive mediums. Daniel lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and their three teenage children.

For more information about Daniel, visit www.danielkirk.com.


The Elementary Enrichment Committee (EEC) provides funding for this program.

BOOK SALE: On the reverse of this flyer is an order form to use for purchasing autographed books by Daniel Kirk. To ensure books can be autographed and personalized, please return all order forms by (Wednesday, October 22) to the PTA mailbox located in the main office. We cannot guarantee book orders received after October 22nd will be autographed or personalized. Checks should be made payable to: The Four Schools Fund. Books will come home after Mr. Kirk’s visit. Please contact Jennifer Yates at jhunteryates@yahoo.com with any questions. A portion of all book sale proceeds will go to support future author visits to our school. Thank-you for your support!

Please join us for TONIGHT an evening of FUN with family and friends…

Please join us for an evening of FUN with family and friends…

Purchase School’s Annual

-Wear your pajamas!
-Browse through over 1700 book titles by your favorite authors!
-Listen to a bedtime story read by Mr. Kalman!
-Enjoy delicious homemade cookies and milk!
-Siblings Welcome!

 Please bring your reusable bags to carry out your purchases.  We hope to see you all tonight!
Thank you,
Book Fair Committee