PTA True and False

PTA: True or False?

 

The PTA is only for moms. 

FALSE! Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, grandparents, aunts, uncles, community members, etc can join the PTA! The PTA is for EVERYONE! More than one person per household can join! 

 

If I join the PTA, I must volunteer. 

FALSE! Though we’d LOVE your help, there is NO volunteer commitment required. Simply visit http://www.harrisonpta.org/ to sign up. A $12 fee is collected, but a large portion of the fee goes right back to the students! Sign up to ensure you receive the latest about what the PTA has going on for you! 

 

PTA Membership does not expire.

FALSE! PTA memberships are annual.

 

The PTA does a lot for the students and families of Harrison Twp!

TRUE! The PTA provides financial contributions for things like new playground equipment, classroom subscriptions, assemblies, Field Day pizza, water bottle filling stations, umbrellas for outdoor learning spaces, etc! The PTA organizes events for students & families like Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, the Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Night, & MORE! 

 

If I am a member of the PTA, I can sign up to be a Room Parent. 

TRUE! You must be an active member of the PTA in order to be eligible to be a room parent.

 

As a member of the PTA, I can have my voice heard at the General PTA Meetings. 

TRUE! Throw on your sweats, grab your cup of coffee/tea, and come hang out with us! We LOVE new ideas! 

 

The General PTA Meetings happen once a month at the HTS Library.

TRUE! The dates can be found in the school calendar, Principal Newsletter, and on Facebook. 

 

I’ll get roped into volunteering if I go to a PTA General Meeting.

FALSE! There will be opportunities to volunteer ONLY IF YOU CHOOSE, (Also, there is no experience required to be a volunteer.) 

  

Questions? Want to learn more? Email lpenderleith@gmail.com or jesscaucci@hotmail.com

Message From the President

 

Dear HTS and PVS Families,

 
Welcome Back to School! I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer filled with lots of fun, quality time with family and friends, sunshine, and hopefully a little relaxation sprinkled in here and there, too!  
 
This year comes with a lot of uncertainty due to the pandemic, but I can assure you that the PTA is excited to plan some new, creative activities for your children and families!  We are so grateful to have 5 wonderful new board members that have already been turning their wheels this summer brainstorming ways to enhance the student experience at HT!  We would LOVE to hear from you as well!  Please consider joining the PTA and maybe some of your ideas will be brought to fruition!  All of our information can be found on our website at www.harrisonpta.org and don't forget to "LIKE" us on Facebook as well!  
 
I have had the pleasure of serving on the PTA Board as the VP of Student Events for the last 3 years.  I am thrilled to be in this new role and look forward to sharing in this special time together while our children are at HTS & PVS! 
 
Wishing you a great start to the 2020-2020 School Year!
 
Best,
Lori Penderleith
 

Mission Statement

It is our mission to enhance and maximize the education, health and well-being of every child while helping them to achieve their highest potential through strong parent, family and community involvement and commitment.  We also strive to advance and encourage partnerships and teamwork between parents and teachers through education, classroom support and joint undertakings.  By doing this, we hope to cultivate a sense of community within our schools by providing educational opportunities; as well as, social events for our students and their families.

 

 

Read more: Mission Statement

PTA Board and Committees

A list of our PTA Board, Committee Chairs and Coordinators for each of our Programs, Events and Fundraisers is listed below. The Harrison Township PTA is proud to have so many parents willing to donate their time and talent to help our schools.  

Click on the Link to Get to Know the PTA

Please feel free to contact anyone on the board if you want more information about volunteering with the PTA! Thanks!!

Lori Penderleith, President, lpenderleith@gmail.com

Jessica Caucci, Executive Vice President, jesscaucci@hotmail.com

Brittney Kalnas, Treasurer, brittneyheary@gmail.com

Laura Mancini, Secretary, mancinifam5@gmail.com

Megan Battaglia, VP Communications, meganbattag513@gmail.com

Kim Denton, VP Fundraising, kdeeugenio@gmail.com

Karen Onyshczak, VP Student Programs, karenhtpta@gmail.com

 

Megan Blaylock, VP Student Events, megsk929@yahoo.com

 

 

 

PTA Meetings 2022-2023

During PTA meetings decisions are made and news is announced that can directly affect programs and events at Harrison Township Schools.  All meetings are open to the General Membership.  The meetings generally begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.  We strongly encourage all members of the General Membership to attend these meetings.

2012-2023 Meeting Dates

9/14 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:30 HTS

10/5 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:00 HTS

11/3 PTA GENERAL MEETING 10:00AM COFFEE WITH PTA @ HTS

1/4 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:30 HTS

2/1 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:30 HTS

3/2 PTA GENERAL MEETING 10AM COFFEE WITH PTA @ HTS

 

4/12 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:30 HTS

5/3 PTA GENERAL MEETING 7:30 HTS

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes


Missed the PTA Meeting?? No Worries check out our slide show presentation with all that is happening this school year!

Read more: Meeting Minutes