PTO Statement Regarding the 2017 Harney Carney

A heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered their time, as well as to those who showed up to enjoy this year’s Harney Carney! It was our largest Harney Carney yet, with more Harney families and friends showing up than ever before. The tortilla-making station was a huge hit with this year’s Mexican Independence Day theme, as were the ever-favorite fishing booth, water balloon pop, cake walk and food carts. We are so thankful to all the families, students and staff who worked hard to make this such a fun event, all while raising funds for our 5th grade promotion, as well as gathering contributions for our Family Resource Center pantry.

We also heard feedback from Harney families about the appropriateness of the vendors at the Carney.  The PTO is taking the necessary steps to align our practices with the district’s policies and regulations by implementing a thorough vetting process that includes the Harney Administration. Please know that the PTO is well-intentioned, and seeks to ensure that our events always reflect our ultimate goals:

  • to support the education of children

  • to ensure an inclusive and safe learning environment for all of our students

  • to provide resources for our student’s families

  • to support our hard-working teachers and staff

We take these parental concerns seriously, and we are working hard to ensure there will be no cause for future concern.

Thank you for showing up, stepping up - and for your understanding.