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 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!
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.



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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.  

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



    Board of Directors
Lori Penderleith
Executive Vice President
Jessica Caucci
Brittney Heary
Recording Secretary
Vicki Westervelt
Megan Battaglia
VP of Fundraising
Kim Denton
VP of Student Events
Megan Baylock
VP of Student Programs 
Karen Keser Onyshczak



PTA Meetings

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 and are held in the Gymnasium at HTS and in the Cafetorium at PVS, unless noted otherwise.  The meetings generally begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.  We strongly encourage all members of the General Membership to attend these meetings.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

September 9, 2019 7:00 p.m. PVS Cafeteria General and Committee Chair Meeting
October 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. HTS Cafeteria General and Room Parent Meeting 
November 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. HTS Activity Center  General Meeting, coffee will be served
January 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. PVS Cafetorium General Meeting
February 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. HTS Library General and Room Parent Meeting 
March 4, 2020 10:00am HTS Activity Center General Meeting, coffee will be served
April 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. PVS Cafeteria General Meeting and Elections
May 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. HTS Cafeteria Teacher of the Year Acknowledgment




Meeting Minutes

2019-2020 Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2019 General Meeting Minutes
October 7, 2019 General Meeting Minutes
November General Meeting Minutes
January General Meeting Minutes
February General Meeting Minutes
March General Meeting Minutes
April General Meeting Minutes
May General Meeting Minutes

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