The Harper PTO requests that families contribute to the 2023-2024 Holiday Teacher / Staff Gift Fund! This is the fourth year where the PTO is collecting money and distributing gifts evenly among ALL Harper staff. You will NOT be asked to donate to a teacher holiday gift fund by your room parents. Please note, this fund is exclusively for holiday gifts and does NOT include end of year gifts, which are at the discretion of individual families.
We've compiled everything you might want to buy here on this page. Some things are through PayPal, some are through outside vendors. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair responsible for the item you are trying to purchase.
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iGNITE is the Harper PTO’s annual fundraising initiative dedicated to supporting enrichment programming for our children. Each year, Harper students benefit from field trips, visiting speakers, STEM experiences, theatre performances and more. In District 39, enrichment programs are solely funded by iGNITE contributions, which are collected at every D39 school. Your iGNITE fees go right back to your kids!
Below are some event highlights that iGNITE sponsored from the 2022-2023 school year:
- Field trips across all the grades, from Kindergarten’s visit to the Emily Oaks Nature Center to 4th Grade’s adventure to the Museum of Science + Industry
- A brand new Harper Garden overhaul, including planting new crops chosen in a student survey and an outdoor curriculum coming this fall
- In-school speakers, such as award-winning author Cynthia Lord, mathematician Mike Byster and environmental educator Joey Feinstein
- A special first-time assembly with Misericordia residents and staff, as well as our annual Griffin’s Tale theatre performances
The Harper PTO’s suggested annual iGNITE fee is $130 per student to fully offset activity costs, but any contribution is welcome. Payments are easy to make at the beginning of the school year through Membership Toolkit. All donations are tax deductible.
We thank all of the parents who contribute to the iGNITE Fund to make enrichment possible for every child at Harper!
You will also be able to make a donation to the Harper iGNITE Fund, purchase birthday books, and contribute to Teacher/Staff Gifts through the Membership Toolkit Store.
This year, Harper PTO will continue to offer an online school directory through Membership Toolkit. In late August, prior to the first day of school, all families should receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with registration instructions. All District 39 schools are using Membership Toolkit; therefore, you will receive emails with instructions from each school where you have a child attending. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Membership Committee at directoryandmembership@
You will need to verify your family and student information in order to join the Harper PTO. Your PTO membership includes access to the online Harper directory so you can gain digital access to student data, parent data, and class lists. You will also be able to make a donation to the Harper iGNITE Fund, purchase birthday books, and contribute to Teacher/Staff Gifts through the Membership Toolkit Store. The Membership Toolkit application will sit locally on your smart phone where you can toggle between all D39 directories that your child(ren) attend. You will also be able to access the directory information via our dedicated Membership Toolkit website on a laptop or desktop computer or other mobile device.
The Membership Toolkit directory is an online listing of all the students in Harper, including phone and address information as well as classroom information. Class lists and teacher/staff contact information is included as well. Harper PTO Membership dues ($25) are collected at the beginning of the school year and include access to this online directory via computer or smartphone. Paper copies can be ordered for a $5 fee. PTO membership dues are per FAMILY, not per child. Membership dues are used to support the various programs our Harper PTO sponsors. Becoming a PTO member is the only way to gain access to the online Harper directory via Membership Toolkit.
Don’t miss this opportunity to add a little something extra to your child’s birthday celebration this year!
With the purchase of a birthday book, your child will receive a special invitation to visit the library during their birthday month to pick out an extra special birthday book for check-out. They will also receive other fun surprises including a personalized bookplate inside the book to show everyone that your child has added this special book to the Harper library.
After their time with the book, they will return it as a donation to the Harper library. The average cost of a new library book is $20.
Alternatively, you can make a donation to the Harper iGNITE Fund, purchase birthday books, and contribute to Teacher/Staff Gifts through the Membership Toolkit Store.
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Yearbook orders are placed via the Josten’s website.