WELCOME BACK!

Whew! We made it through the two weeks of school! We're so proud of how everyone has come together to keep our staff, families and students safe this year. We had a great time seeing everyone at our two pre-school PTO events and we appreciate all the kind words you had for us, the staff and each other. That kind of compassion and grace are what we all need to remember to get through this together. If you missed our pre-school PTO events and would like a gift bag, please contact us at hsspto304@gmail. com and we'll make it happen!

We know you're not shy but you are always welcome to ask us questions. We're all just parents working together to do the best for our kids. We'll answer as quickly as we can or we'll connect you with someone who can help.

As a reminder, PTO life will look a little different this year. With no parents allowed in the building, that curtails our ability to hold on site events, sponsor field trips or host parties in class. But we are still focused on our main objectives- which are to build community, support our school and our families and of course to keep each other safe. We will just have to be creative as we do that! And remember- that no matter what kind of learning you're doing this year, you're all still Huskies to us!

There's a lot of new and ever evolving information coming your way- so if we can help with any questions you have, feel free to email us at hsspto304@gmail.com!

Melissa Citarelli- Cunningham and Jessica Jecmen

2020 - 2021 PTO Co- Presidents

As a friendly reminder- here's the schedule for September 21-25

Monday: Schedule A

Tuesday: Schedule B

Wednesday: Schedule A

Thursday: Schedule B

Friday: Schedule B


IMPORTANT LINKS

The A/B Schedule can be found here:

https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/9AB44508-9F30-4B43-AC12-800EC457CA81/2facb9e3-b4cc-4acf-a93a-79ac10a65373.pdf


The Daily Symptom Screening Form can be found here:

https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/9AB44508-9F30-4B43-AC12-800EC457CA81/29789208-fe90-4f4e-bab7-8e261c016e54.pdf


The updated 2020-21 School Calendar can be found here:

https://www.geneva304.org/Calendars.aspx



Does your Husky need some updated spiritwear? From September 4-September 21, any orders placed on this website receive free shipping! https://www.harrisonstreetspiritwear.com/

This year we've also added Geneva Viking wear so you can wear it for years to come! Happy Shopping!


Join us as volunteer as a group at Northern IL Food Bank in Geneva. We have reserved 25 spots available to Harrison students over the age of 8 and their parents. We need at least 8 adults (over 18) as chaperones but the rest can be students or students and siblings over 8 years old. Our preference is to allow as many current Harrison students as possible to participate. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes (anyone without them will not be allowed back into the warehouse) and a Harrison or blue shirt.

Date: October 22nd, 2020

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Northern IL Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva

If slots go fast- don’t worry. We can sign up again. We’re piloting this as an opportunity for us to safely get together as Huskies while serving our community. Hope to see you there! Email us with any questions!

hsspto304@gmail.com.


Sign up for our Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser!

We are fortunate enough to have some extremely talented photographer parents who have current or former Harrison students. These parents have VERY generously agreed to offer our staff and families discounted mini-photo sessions at the discounted rate of $60. A donation of 25% of this cost will be made to the HSS PTO. In addition to the photo shoot, this cost includes a beautiful online gallery of at least 8 images you can download as soon as you view them as well as printing rights. Perfect for capturing beautiful family portraits or photos of your children- right in time for the holidays! There are 3 separate dates available. Please read carefully through the dates (make sure you're available for the original date and the rain date!) and sign your family up on the correct sign up genius. Payments can be made via paypal to avoid sending checks into through school.

For those who sign up, we ask two big favors! Please plan on making payment at the latest by 5pm the day before your session (the sooner, the better!) through paypal. Also- please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your session to keep our days running on time!

Photographs with Heidi Gibbons (Available on October 10th and 17th. Rain dates: October 11th and 18th): https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10c0b4da9ac2fa0fe3...

Photographs with Jennifer Welenec (Available on October 3rd, 10th and 17th. Rain dates: October 4th, 11th and 18th): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba8a928a6f58-hssfall

Thanks to Jennifer and Heidi for the gracious donation of their time and talents! They will both contact those who sign up with specific details following your registration.

SEND US YOUR PICTURES, PLEASE!

Did you get some great back to school pics last week? On whatever day and in whatever way it applied? We'd love to include any first day of school, e-learning or bus stop pics in our yearbook. Please email any pictures to hsspto304@gmail.com. We'll do periodic reminders through the year to please send us pictures so we can still provide some memories of this (unusual) year! Thanks!


Save the Date for Walk to School Day!

Wednesday October 7th for A students!

Thursday, October 8th for B students!

Save the Date for Family Dinner Night!

Wednesday, October 21st from 5-9 PM at Chipolte!

There's a lot to remember so we created this quick daily checklist as a way to remind yourself of the key things to send with your kiddos each day! Just remember the Daily 5!

Volunteer Opportunity!!

We welcome our new Harrison families! Please contact your PTO liaison for any questions and please join the kindergarten Facebook page: Harrison Street School Class of 2033

Husky Pride!

Contact us at hsspto304@gmail.com and we can assist you with purchasing face masks, notepads, stickers, magnets, or car decals!

Earn Cash for Our School!

No more Clipping! All you need is your Smartphone.

The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.

Here's How it works:

  • BUY Box Top products

  • SCAN your recipt within 14 days of purchase

  • EARN cash for our school

Download the new app today and start earning for Harrison!

Got Clips? You can still send them in!

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Top lables. You can still clip these and send them to school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date.

We Are The HSS PTO

Our Mission Statement: “Harrison Street School Parent Teacher Organization (HSS PTO) is a group of parents and educators working together in collaboration with the community to support our school and the educational experiences for our children.”


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