Daily Announcements

K-8 Music Program
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2014-2015 Rosters

Dear Harrison Park Parents and Guardians,

The Harrison Park staff would like to welcome you back to a new and exciting school year!  We look forward to seeing all of our students on the first day of school Thursday, August 21st.  This school year we have planned many inspiring lessons, exciting events, and new challenges for our students.  Please do not hesitate to call the school if we can assist your child in any way. 

Please see the attached document for the classroom rosters for the upcoming school year.  Also, please feel free to drop by the school on Thursday, August 14th, from 6am-9am and 12:00pm-7:00pm to check out your classroom(s) location.  Please note that we are still preparing for the upcoming school year, so the classrooms will be locked.  However, you can still take a walk through the building to ensure your son/daughter is familiar with where his/her homeroom is located.    

 I wish you all an enjoyable and successful school year.  I look forward to another exciting year watching our students learn and grow! 

Mr. Jeffrey Swartz

PowerSchool Access 
Access is now open to parents and students.  Parents who created login usernames and passwords in the past do not need to create new ones.  If you have any problems logging in or creating new accounts please contact Beverly Formato at 724-744-4496.
PowerSchool Link

Backpack Program News:
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a backpack to donate to the "Backpacks-to-Go" program. As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. In April 2014, we piloted the program at Harrison Park and the high school. This program will be implemented district-wide starting in September 2014. Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta. We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays. These backpacks are given directly to the children without requiring their parents to pick up the food at a location. By meeting basic needs of our children, we hope each child will be better able to focus on learning and schoolwork instead of an ‘empty feeling’ or worry about the next meal.

We are in need of backpacks. Our primary need for backpacks is for boys in grades 3-5 and for boys and girls in grades 6-12. If you are able to donate a backpack or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at trailll@penntrafford.org or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at blahovecp@penntrafford.org.

Thank you for your support! 

Nurse's Office Phone
The school district has updated to a new phone system. In this process, the nurse now has a direct phone line. Anytime that you need to speak to the nurse or return a phone call to her, please call 724-744- 2162. This line will enable you to speak directly to the nurse.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 25
School Picture Day
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grades K-5.  Order forms and information will be sent home in advance with your child.
Monday, September 29
5th Graders Field Trip to Deer Valley
Tuesday, September 30
5th Graders Field Trip to Deer Valley
Wednesday, October 1
5th Graders Field Trip to Deer Valley
Friday, October 3
4:00 AM - 8:00 AM