Remember your (and your child’s) first day at Purchase Elementary? Where to drop off, where to pick up, how does lunch work, could your child attend events and what exactly are those events and why do we do them? It remains fresh in everyone’s memory – that first year of learning how to be a student, and how to be the parent of a student.We are looking for parents in every grade who would be willing to be a PURCHASE PAL to one of next year’s incoming kindergarten families, or to a new Purchase family, regardless of grade.As a Purchase Pal, you would be responsible for the following:1. Call and introduce yourself to your assigned family, offer to answer any questions they have regarding our town and school and invite them to the following newcomers events:Popsicles on the Playground – Tuesday, September 1, 2015*10:30a.m. at the Silver Lake PlaygroundBoo Hoo Breakfast – Wednesday, September 2, 2015*After Drop Off at Danielle Kalaau’s House:4 Avery Court, West Harrison2. Drop off a welcome present (Purchase car magnet) at newcomer’s home, prior to the start of school.3. Attend the first PTA meeting on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:15am in the MPR.4. Attend the Newcomers Breakfast on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. at Purchase School.5. Follow up with your buddy periodically to see how the school year is going, offer advice, and get feedback on events, etc.If you’re interested in becoming a Purchase Pal, please email Danielle Kalaau at email@example.comThanks for remembering those early days, and volunteering to help make them better for someone else!
Last Chance –
We have a few 2015 Purchase yearbooks left.
They will be on sale at the school entrance before, during and after the last day of school.
They are $45 by cash or check made out to the Purchase PTA
This is it.
As the school year comes to end, I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the HAS PTA executive board, to say THANK YOU!
Thank you to the teachers, parents, staff, and students that make up our incredible school community. It is a true partnership that we have fostered together.
Thank you to all the class parents, committee chairs, and volunteers. Your participation and support is so necessary and so valued and without it, we wouldn’t have the successful events for our students and community that we do. So much depends on volunteerism, so please know how much your time and efforts are appreciated.
I would personally like to thank the exiting PTA Executive Board:
VP Membership – Heather Ross
VP Classes & Committees – Kelly Mangan & Elisa Olszewski
VP Community Relations – Nancy Oestreicher
Treasurer – Jen Sullivan
Corresponding Secretary – Rachel LaBelle
Recording Secretary – Toni Braiotta
You have been so incredible to work with over the past few years. I hope you are as proud as of the work we’ve done together as I am. I will miss our time together ❤️
I’d also like to congratulate the incoming 2015-2016 HAS PTA Executive Board:
President – Toni Braiotta
VP Membership – Elisa Olszewski
VP Classes & Committees – Maria Fasciglione & Rachel LaBelle
VP Community Relations – Marilda Smith
Treasurer – Jen Capocci
Corresponding Secretary – Erin Youngstrom
Recording Secretary – Christina Marisi
I wish you all nothing but the best of luck on this very rewarding, very worth-while endeavor you are taking on as an HAS PTA board member. I will be around and am happy to assist in your transition should you need any guidance.
To our HAS families, I wish you a fabulous, happy and healthy summer! ❤️
All the best,
HAS PTA President
DON’T MISS OUT
IMPORTANT PTA INFORMATION
ALL 4 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LMK, AND HHS WILL BE ROLLING OUT A
NEW ONLINE MOBILE DIRECTORY THIS SUMMER
THIS WILL BE OUR NEW FORM OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND SCHOOL DIRECTORIES.
PLEASE BE ON THE WATCH FOR AN INVITATION IN YOUR EMAIL THIS SUMMER .
THE SUBJECT LINE WILL READ:
(YOUR SCHOOL )PTA INVITATION TO MOBILE DIRECTORY ACCESS
ACCESS TO THE MOBILE DIRECTORY IS FOR PAID PTA MEMBERS ONLY
YOU MAY PAY YOUR PTA MEMBERSHIP DUES AND STAY- AT-HOME FUNDRAISER DONATION ONLINE OR WITH THE ENCLOSED PAPERWORK
Harrison Educational Foundation’s Annual “Drive for Education”
Join us for our Annual Golf and Tennis Outing, Cocktails & Dinner in honor of Robert Kalman, Retiring Principal of Purchase Elementary School
Monday, September 28, 2015
Century Country Club
Tennis 9:30 – 12:00
Golf (Shotgun Start): 12:30 – 5:00
Cocktails & Dinner 5:00 – 9:30
For over twenty years, support for HEF has funded hundreds of curriculum enrichment grants – HEF Grants help pilot and expedite academic programs that immediately support academic enrichment at all six Harrison Schools.
Some of our larger Grants over the years:
Elementary Schools: Ipads, Laptops to complement inquiry based teaching; Classroom Libraries supporting the science curriculum; Mural Installations with visiting artists; Community Green Gardens; reading enrichment programs, RealeWriter Publishing Software, Phonemic Awareness Libraries, Family Literacy Workshops, Literacy Kits and Fluency Labs.
LMK Middle School: Sponsorship of Writing Competitions; Spotlight Night; SmartMusic Program; Interactive and live performances of The Odyssey, Science and Technology Fair;
Harrison High School: “Student Union” construction and furnishings (opened September 2013); Modern classroom science labs, Black Box Planetarium Theater; Performing Arts Center Sound and Lighting Systems for state-of-the-art student performances; Smartboards in science classrooms; Apple Language Labs; Shakespeare Students on Stage; Law Day; and the ‘Writers Among Us’ Literary Awards.
Need more info? Want to volunteer? Contact Jodie Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids going to camp?
Want to make labeling their stuff easier?
Check out Oliver’s Labels. All orders are shipped directly to your door within a few days of ordering and 20% goes back to HAS.
Click on the link below to take you to our fundraising page.
If you have any questions contact Cara Vaquer-Meadow email@example.com or Toni Braiotta firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising Funds For:
HAS School Fundraiser
Oliver’s Labels are the cute and practical way to identify all your family’s belongings and help keep them out of the “lost-and-never-found” pile. Our waterproof labels and tags are made of high-performance, scuff-proof materials and are dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer safe. Customize and preview your labels instantly with your name and choice of over 70 colorful design themes.
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Win tickets to a U2 show!
The Elementary Enrichment Committee is raffling off
two (2) sets of two (2) tickets!
(Each set of tickets valued at $600, two winners will be chosen.)
Thursday, July 30th, 8:00pm
Madison Square Garden
TO ENTER, please complete the attached form and return it, along with a check made out to THE FOUR SCHOOLS FUND, to:
Elementary Schools – your PTA mailbox
LMK & HHS – box in Main Office labeled “EEC/U2”
by the end of the school day on Monday, June 22nd (no exceptions) in an envelope labeled EEC/U2.
RAFFLES are $10 each
EEC/U2 Raffle Ticket Form
Raffle will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd.
All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to The Elementary Enrichment Committee (EEC).
HCSD School ___________________________________________________________
Phone # _______________________________ Email ___________________________
# of Raffle tickets @ $10 each _____________________________________________
Total Amount Enclosed ___________________________________________________
Please make all checks out to “The Four Schools Fund” and place,
along with this form, in an envelope labeled “EEC/U2.”
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY!
Tuesday, June 16 – 8:30am to 9:30am
Tuesday, June 16 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
A couple VERY important points:
1. These are the ONLY times you may come to pick up your school supply packages. Please be respectful of the volunteers who will be helping to distribute the boxes, and keep within these windows.
2. There are NO exceptions – we are absolutely UNABLE to keep these packages at school after tomorrow!
Thanks for supporting the Purchase PTA!
Why wait until September?
RENEW your membership (or JOIN!) the Purchase PTA NOW!
Our goal is 100% participation!
Your membership NOW helps us to plan for next year and to continue to make our school the wonderful place it is for our families, with events such as:
- Fall & Spring Book Fairs
- K-2 & 3-5 Fun Nights
- Movie Night (new for 2015-2016!)
- Field Day
- Teacher & Staff Holiday Appreciation Lunch
- Yearbooks & So Much More!
***Please note, you MUST be a member of the PTA to have access to next year’s school directory – either online or hard copy
Please complete the form below, include a check for $15, made payable to the PURCHASE PTA, and return both to the PTA Mailbox in an envelope labeled “PTA MEMBERSHIP”
Family Last Name: _____________________________________
Child(ren)’s Name and Grade(s) for Fall 2015: ____________________
PTA MEMBERSHIP ……………………………………………………………………$15.00
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE PTA!
This Year’s PTA Sponsored Purchase School CD (2000 and Beyond) is now on sale!! Your children have been working hard, learning all the words, practicing for weeks… and it is finally for sale!! 1 for $25 or 2 for $40
- Child’s name (one form per family)__________________________
- Child’s grade and teacher_________________________________
- Phone Number _________________________________________
- Email address___________________________________________
- Quant.___ = Total $______________________________________
EMAIL email@example.com for your cd or visit the Purchase School Office. No CD’s will be given without payment. Thanks for your support.