Message From the President


"Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean"

- Ryunosuke Satoro

Dear HTS and PVS Families!

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! The Bowen family had a great one with lots of days at the shore, summer camps, ice cream, day trips and even some back to school shopping (AMAZON to the rescue).  As another school year starts and we get back to our regular routines and packed schedules, I do hope you will find a little time to join the PTA for a fun year!  To all of our new Harrison Township families, simply put, I think you’re going to Love it here! I’ve never been so moved by a community of friendly, generous and caring people as when I moved to the district and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.

Once again this year, the PTA has some fabulous activities planned for everyone and I hope you will come out for some of the fun!  Our talented Board members have worked through the summer to plan what I think will be our best year ever!  We will continue to make changes, try new things and communicate even more with you!  Once again, we will be doing fewer fundraisers than in years past while still focusing on fun!  All of our information can be found on our website and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook @

Finally, please consider joining the PTA.  As always, we need your help in order to provide the services and awesome activities we have planned. I can promise that your time will NEVER be wasted if you do!  Simply put by an unknown author:  “Volunteers are love in motion!”  Think of it this way…Volunteering with the PTA sends a message to your kids that they are important and that you want to be a part of their “school life”.  Thanks in advance and I hope that this school year is the best yet!


Kind Regards,

Jennifer A. Bowen

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.  

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
VP of Communications
Megan Battaglia
VP of Fundraising
Kim Denton
VP of Student Events
Megan Baylock
VP of Student Programs 
Karen Keser Onyshczak


Committee Chairs and Coordinators
Megan Sakhleh
Joanne Lopresti
Michele Fecht
Kacy Alestra
Kelly Redkoles
Renee Meloro
Danielle Kierland
Sherri Martin 
Tammie Biagi
Jessica Morgan
Jennifer Bowen
Class Picnics
Kim Denton
Color Run
Danie Dotsey Ramirez
Color Run
Rochelle Kugler
Meghan Sakhleh 
Heather Dell
Alison Lynch
Megan Blaylock
Jessica Caucci
Loni Klecko
Jen Urban
Cheryl Salotto
Stephanie Holm
Dana Gorman
Kim Denton
Vicki Westervelt
Megan Battaglia
Desiree Adams
Alexis Ofchinick
Jen Urban
Lisa Sharp
Desiree Adams
Renee Meloro
Megan Sakhleh
Toni Engelhard
Jennifer Pustizzi
Kim Hill
Jen Poletti
Kellie Wharton
Tracy Cook
Webmaster Kelly Yanek
Caitlyn Boothman
Christyn Vanaman
Sheelu Tomar




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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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