Welcome to Harrison Park
Backpack program food driveHarrison Park Elementary School
Officer Phil K-3 Assembly
2-2:30 For Grades K & 1
2:45-3:15 Grades 2 & 3Harrison Park Elementary School
Kennywood Ticket SalesCash only, NO CHECKS!Harrison Park Elementary School
PTHS Cheerleaders VisitHarrison Park Elementary School
2nd Grade Dare CelebrationHarrison Park Elementary School
A message from Principal Swartz
Harrison Park Elementary
“A place for our children to be inspired!”
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are having a great start to the school year and exciting times lie ahead. As you walk throughout Harrison Park, you will hear and see the students’ daily hard work in action. When talking to our students about their day, the kids are truly inspired about their learning. One fifth grade student explained to me that they were excited about incorporating technology into their learning. Another fifth grade group overwhelming agreed that the upcoming Junk Box Challenge and their Deer Valley trip were two things that they are looking forward to this school year. A second grade child was excited about the opportunity to learn cursive writing and multiplication. Ask your son or daughter what he/she is inspired to learn about in the upcoming weeks!
At Harrison Park, we understand that in order to succeed and allow for the best education possible, it is imperative that we have parent involvement. This involvement allows students to do better in school and in life. Students are more likely to achieve higher grades, have better attendance, and complete homework consistently. We understand that our school’s performance and student achievement improves when our parents become active partners. I would like to thank our parents for your continued involvement with your child’s academic and behavior performance. We will continue to work together so each child has an opportunity to be inspired in his/her daily work at Harrison Park!
Hope to talk to you soon,
Harrison Park would like to give thanks for our students, parents, teachers and staff who make Harrison Park a wonderful place for our children to be inspired. We especially thank the following families and companies who made generous contributions, which enable us to further enrich our students in the areas of reading, science, technology, engineering, math, and so much more. Our students are growing, learning and exceeding our expectations all because of you! Thanks again.
Arona Road Nursery and the O'Hern Family
The Bender Family
Cleveland Price and the Heller Family
Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
PPG and the Coles Family
PPG and the Martin Family
PPG and the Simpson Family
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. and the Fetsick Family
The Sir Louis Family
The Stull Family
Kindergarten Transition into Penn-Trafford School District!
We would like to potentially welcome your child into Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Entering Kindergarten is an exciting time for both you and your child! Our District plans some FUN activities and events that will assist you and your child in the transition to Kindergarten.
With your registration, you will “book” your child a trip on the PT Transition Train! You will receive a magnet that reminds you to “Hop Aboard” the various transition activities the district offers, along with listing the dates of these important events:
Registration (via phone @ your home school): Please call your home school to register your child. Registration takes place January 23-27, 2017 and February 20-24, 2017. Here are the school phone numbers and persons of contact. The secretary at each building will take your information right over the phone!
Mr. Jeffrey Swartz , Principal - Harrison Park Elementary, 724-744-2161
Mr. Joe Marasti, Principal – McCullough Elementary, 724-744-7441
Mrs. Karin Coiner, Principal - Sunrise Elementary, 724-864-6700
Mr. Dan DiNapoli, Principal, Level Green and Trafford Elementary Schools, 412-372-6603 (Level Green) & 412-372-6600 (Trafford)
First Stop: Kindergarten Kick Off Night on April 11th, 2017. This event takes place in each individual elementary school in the evening. More detailed information is mailed in March. Students attend this evening! Parents sign up for a screening time with the Principals, receive a 2017-18 school calendar, and visit booths from local organizations where they can meet school support staff, local community organizations, and PTO representatives. Your child will be able to meet the school Kindergarten teachers and receive a backpack with supplies. The evening will conclude with a ride on a school bus!
Second Stop: Kindergarten Screening, May 15th or 16th, 2017. A member of our Kindergarten staff will give your child the district Kindergarten Screening Assessment. The teacher will discuss the results with you. You will also be able to meet with the school nurse to turn in your health forms and discuss your child’s health needs for the school year.
Third Stop: Kindergarten Open House, an evening in August near the first day of school. You will accompany your child to school for a visit and orientation with your child’s Kindergarten teacher.
We look forward to helping you and your child with a very positive transition experience! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our staff at your home elementary school.
Kennywood Ticket Information
Picnic Date: Friday, June 2nd
Ticket Sale Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The tickets will be sold at Harrison Park (to students only) at 9:30 AM and at the Field House (for all PT parents and general public) on Tuesday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost of each ticket is $26.00. If you can not purchase on March 28, you can now purchase tickets online at the address below. Online tickets are available for purchase up until the school picnic date. Additional processing fee will apply.