Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES  

Apr 19Grade 10 Meet with Counselors, 7 pm
Apr 20-22PACE Musical Revue, 7 pm
Apr 24Parent Conversation with the Principal/MHS PTSA, SEPTA Elections, Budget Discussion and Vote, and
Keep Calm and Learn On Speaker Jill Holmes
, 9am and 7:30pm
Apr 25MHS Vocal and Band Ensemble Concert, 7:30 pm
May 16School Budget Vote
For a full listing of activities and events taking place at MHS, 
please click here.

Attention Parents

PARENT CONVERSATION WITH PRINCIPAL CLAIN AND JILL HOLMES ON TEEN COMMUNICATION and THE POWER OF LISTENING-Building a New Relationship with Your Teen

April 24th at 9am and at 7:30pm

Please join us on April 24th for SEPTA and PTSA Exec Board Elections, as well as a conversation with the Principal Liz Clain on teen communication  Liz will partner with Jill Holmes, a district parent and educator, to present a workshop directed at improving your relationship with your teenager through “active listening.”
PARENTS OF SOPHOMORES…
A fun trip to a Mets game is being planned by the Sophomore Student Council for April 19, from 5:50 – 10:30. Cost is $40 which includes the bus transportation to and from MHS and the entrance fee. Sophomores should see Mr. Hohn A308 to sing up and get a permission slip. This will be a really fun chance for the Sophomore class to have a fun experience together.
FROM PACE
Musical Revue, April 20th, 21st and 22nd at 7 pm   
Musical Revue is a celebration of the best of the Great White Way with songs, scenes, and dances from your favorite Broadway shows.
 
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available online, simple click on the link below.  Tickets will no longer be sold during school but will be available for purchase at the door the night of the show, subject to availability.  All seats are reserved. 
To purchase tickets, click here.  
FROM THE NURSES’ OFFICE
RECALL ALERT:  EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector:  Failure to Activate Device
Mylan N.V. announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets.
This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled.
The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty between December 2015 and July 2016. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies. See the news release for a list of affected product lot numbers.
RECOMMENDATION: Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.
Patients may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability. The authorized generic has the exact same drug formulation, has the exact same operating instructions and is therapeutically equivalent to EpiPen Auto Injector, and may be substituted for EpiPen Auto Injector.
It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device. 
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the news release, at:
FROM SEPTA 
Interested in science?  Come to the SEPTA Science Book Fair being held at Murray Avenue School on April 24-25th!  The book fair features book for all ages, science kits and much more!  This is also one of SEPTA biggest fundraisers and a great place to buy educational gifts for family and friends!
Don’t forget it’s never too late to support SEPTA and SEPTA grants for our schools!  We award grants each year to each of our six local schools!   The grants are awarded each Spring, so there is still time to donate if you would like help to make a difference in our schools!
FROM THE DISTRICT
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
Tuesday, April 18, 7 pm Board of Education meeting – MHS Tiered Classroom
Topic: Elementary Literacy Initiative Update.  Additionally, the Board of Education will adopt the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget to be put forth for a community vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  
Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm Board of Education meeting – MHS Tiered Classroom 
 
* The decisions made by the Board of Education impact your child and our community. The Board encourages your participation and welcomes questions and comments. Here’s how you can make your voice heard:
1. Contact the Board by email: board@mamkschools.org. Emails are disseminated to each board member. Emails to the Board are monitored during meetings, and if time allows, the Board will endeavor to respond to questions related to an agenda item on-air; or 
2.  Speak during the public comment portion of a Board meeting.  
All Board meeting agendas, minutes and other supportive documents are available as appropriate on
FROM THE MAMARONECK SCHOOLS FOUNDATION  
This year’s Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Gala, Raise for the Roses, will be at Orienta Beach Club on Saturday, May 6, the evening of the Kentucky Derby. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Click here for tickets, sponsorship options or more information.  See details on two drawings this year:  Hamilton Tickets and U2: The Joshua Tree tour (with Lumineers).
FROM THE COMMUNITY
From the Larchmont Library 
Thursday, April 27 Battle of the Books interest meeting 5:30pm
The Larchmont Library will compete in the county-wide Battle of the Books event in October. Teams will compete by answering trivia questions based on 5 different books. Come learn more about the competition, the selected books and whether you want to participate in the Battle of the Books!
 
Help Wanted for Co-op Summer Enrichment CampCo-Op Summer Enrichment, a STEM Alliance Program, is looking for high school and college-aged employees this summer.  Co-Op blends academic enrichment with recreational summer fun and serves 230 local, elementary students.  Based at Mamaroneck Avenue School, the program is looking to build a fun, enthusiastic & collaborative team with great leadership experiences for teens and young adults alike.  Head counselors, Assistant Counselors, Lifeguards and more needed!  Learn more & apply online.
Town of Mamaroneck’s Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 22nd — Earth Day — 10am-noon at the Hommocks Conservation Area. RSVP by Tuesday, April 18th Click here for the flyer with details.


EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Please make sure you have updated ALL parent contact information on the Parent Portal, https://parentportal.eschooldata.com. If you have any questions let us know at mamkhsptsa@gmail.com

PTSA Fundraising

The PTSA works to facilitate communication between parents and the administration. Our funds are used for speakers, community-building activities and to help ensure that all students have access to school activities including field trips and the Junior Prom. We also help defray the cost of the Yearbook and assist with events such as Freshman Orientation, Senior Week activities and Homecoming Brunch.  

We ask you to support our fundraisers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Michele Sloane.

STOP & SHOP
As many of you know, Stop & Shop runs an annual program where a percentage of dollars spent is sent back to the local schools. Just last year, the District received $20,000 in support from this program and MHS received just over $5000 of that! 

It only takes a minute of your time to register and can really make a difference. Your registration carries over each year, but if you’re a 9th grade parent please remember to designate MHS as your school. You are able to designate up to two schools per card. Click here to register and enter the MHS school code 09341. Since the program started we’ve raised almost $100k in the district! Your weekly food shopping can benefit the schools. Any questions, contact  Michele Sloane.  

PTSA MEMBERSHIP
Please join the MHS PTSA as soon as possible and please consider adding an extra donation so that we can fund programs, grants and activities throughout the year. New this year–you can sign up for everything online!!!! Please click here or you can find the paper form on our website by clicking here. Your membership and support is incredibly helpful and truly funds efforts both in and outside the classroom!

MHS MERCHANDISE
Show your school spirt and purchase MHS gear. Click here to purchase current merchandise and continue to check back as new gear is added!