Author: Nicole Brown

Summertime TAGG Challenge

 

Don’t miss out on our Summertime TAGG Challenge! It’s simple to do and a great way to help us raise funds over the summer. Simply visit your favorite summer spots, TAGG your purchase and indicate the grade level your child will be next year. The classroom with the most TAGGs will win a popcorn party to welcome them back to school next year. To view all participating TAGG participants, click here.

Proceeds are used to fund transportation for those fun field trips at the end of the year, supports Citizenship Assembly programs and allows teachers to access funds for Star Grants and out of pocket expenses.

What is TAGG?

TAGG (Together A Greater Good) is a super simple way to raise money for Harrison. Simply visit businesses you already love and use the app to snap a picture of your receipt. Select Harrison Elementary PTA as the organization you’d like to support and businesses donate 5% of the proceeds to us. It’s that easy.

To get started: 

– Click here to download the app onto your mobile device

– Look for Harrison Elementary PTA under Organizations on the app and select it now for easy TAGGing in the future

– Head out for ice cream with the kids, a dinner date or even go wash the car

– Most importantly – don’t forget to TAGG your purchase and spread the love on social media

Robotics tournament – Tiger style

    

HARRISON ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT  |   February 17

Harrison Elementary has a strong presence in the ‘elementary school robotics circuit’ and this year we are hosting our very own tournament. Come join us and cheer on our robotics teams that day! The event will be held at Harrison and the bulk of the activity can be enjoyed between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. that day with concessions available for breakfast and lunch.

If you’ve never been to a tournament, now might be the time to check it out, especially if you have a kiddo you think might be interested in participating next year (4-6 graders are eligible to apply). The energy and enthusiasm of this collaborative environment is amazing to see.

Willing to help us out? Sign up to volunteer that day or donate food for concessions ahead of time. Proceeds go towards funding things like Star Grants, Teacher Funds, field trips, class parties, dancing classrooms. . .and the list goes on and on!

Please join the board in congratulating our hard working students and thanking our dedicated group of parents who coach our 5 teams. They have been practicing each week since late fall and spend many hours preparing for these tournaments.

TAGG – you’re it!

TAGG (Together A Greater Good) is a new approach to fundraising and a super simple way to raise money for Harrison. We’ve already raised more than $500 since we began participating and we continue to grow our list of supporters each month. Will you be next?

Simply visit businesses you already love like ecreamery, Flagship Commons or even Defy Gravity (ok, maybe you don’t love it but the kids do). Curious what other businesses you can TAGG? Check them out here!

Use the app to snap a picture of your receipt and select Harrison Elementary PTA as the organization you’d like to support. Businesses donate 5% of the proceeds to us. It’s that easy.

To get started: 

– Click here to download the app

– Look for Harrison Elementary PTA under Organizations on the app and select it now for easy TAGGing in the future

– Head out for ice cream with the kids, a dinner date or even go wash the car

– Most importantly – don’t forget to TAGG your purchase

 

Star Grants announced

PTA understands the importance of collaborating with Harrison teachers, staff, and families on behalf of what is best for students. PTA was able to fund a total of $2000 for Star Grants proposals in the fall of 2017. Each Harrison staff member was invited to submit a Star Grant proposal to help fund materials, specials projects, outings, or extracurricular activities. There were many exciting requests and we are pleased to announce the Star Grant Recipients.

Trout Aquarium: A partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks to bring trout into the classroom to learn about the process from eggs to fish. Mrs. Copenharve & Ms. Goodrich
Mindfulness Curriculum: 12 weeks of 1 hour sessions of classes taught by a certified yoga instructor. Mrs. Portis & Mrs. Lenz
Dancing Classrooms: DC is a 10 week in school ballroom dance program provided by Arts in Motion. Ms. Owen
Brain Pop / Brain Pop Jr.: Education websites with over 1,000 short movies that cover science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, art, and music. Miss Prieksat
Campfire Rug: Used to create a warm environment for the guidance classrooms to be able to gather around together to do lessons. Mrs. Herzog
RAZ Kids: Interactive digital resource with over 400 ebooks, eQuizzes which test comprehension to provide teachers with a skills report. Mrs. Behrens
Growth Mindset Materials: Games and materials that will help support classroom in incorporating an emphasis on growth mindset. Mrs. Quackenbush
Math Materials: Specific materials to enhance, extend, and supplement math concepts and skills. Mrs. Barsness

Online Auction Instructions

 

New this year to our BASH FUN[draiser] is our online auction! Here’s detailed instructions for how it works: 

 

  • Visit www.biddingOwl.com/HarrisonBASH to get started. You will be asked to register during the process so you can place a bid.
  • To view items up for auction, click the green VIEW ITEMS box in the upper left hand corner of the page. Review the list of items and select the item you would like to bid on. Enter the dollar amount of your bid and click the green BID! button.
  • If you haven’t already registered as a bidder, you will be asked to do so.
  • Once you have placed a bid, you will also be given the option to enter the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for the item. The system automatically places bids on your behalf so you don’t have to keep coming back to re-bid every time someone places another bid.
  • To make a tax-deductible donation to Harrison, select the HEARTS FOR HARRISON item and follow the prompts to make a cash donation.
  • Items will be available for pick up during BASH or you can make other arrangements by emailing harrisonelementarypta@gmail.com.