Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
Tuesday, April 26 - Third Quarter Ends

Wednesday, April 27 - MHS Vocal/Band Ensemble Concert, 7:30pm, McLain Auditorium
 
Thursday, April 28 - MHS & SEPTA Elections, Budget Discussion and Vote, 9:15am, MHS Library
 
Thursday, April 28 - Conversation with the Principal “Promoting Student Health”, 9:15am and 7pm, MHS Library Classroom
 
Friday, April 29 - PACE Senior Dance Night, 7:30pm
 
Tuesday May 3 - MHS Spring Art Show Opening, 6 -8pm, Palmer Gallery. (School hours until June 3)
 
Thursday May 5 - Pace 2 Show, 7:30pm, PACE Theater

Attention Parents

FROM THE PTSA: 
PTSA Executive Board vote, Thursday April 28, 9:15am, MHS Library.
The following proposed slate for the PTSA Executive Board for 2016-2017 will be voted upon during the Principal’s Coffee:
President–Pam Buchmueller
Co-President–Laurie Shapiro
Secretary–Melissa Leonard
Treasurer–Jenny Ransom
VP Publicity–Laura Livaccari
VP Communications–Lisa Samson
VP Student Services –Erin Fuller
VP Programs–Danielle Seltzer
VP Diversity–Liz Paras

Mothers Day Sale – May 4, 5 and 6, 9am-3pm, overpass
There will be a wide selection of jewelry, accessories, picture frames and more. Great prices for every budget from $5 – $35. Money raised supports the MHS PTSA programs. Remind your kids to shop! 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:     
The PTSA, in conjunction with Applerouth Education, is offering a final mock test of the year to help students prepare for the ACT:
Mock ACT – Saturday, April 30 from 9-12:15 at MHS (Post entrance). 
To register, visit www.applerouth.com/signup and enter event code M197486. Students should bring a calculator and pencils. The cost is $25 – scholarships are available – contact Greg Cuddy. Extra time accommodations are available.  To arrange for accommodations, click here and use event code M197487 when registering.  Any questions, contact Beth Mullaney 

FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS:
Attention Junior Parents - Your child should have received their portrait appointment time in the mail. Portraits will be taken at MHS May 6 – May 11, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm at the bronze tigers.  If you have not received your appointment card or have lost it, all appointment times are posted outside Carol Scheffler’s office… please have your child come check for their appointment.  They can also jot down their unique pin code at that time, as well. Appointments should be confirmed with Prestige Portraits by Life Touch (not Carol Scheffler).  Remember that there is a $25 sitting fee, fully refundable when you return the proofs to Prestige Portraits by Life Touch.  While there is no strict dress code, men should wear colored shirts with or without suit jackets.  Ties are optional.  Women should wear simple, solid colored tops.  Retake photos are available.
 
Wanted: Used test prep books. Do you have new, or nearly new test prep books for the SAT, ACT, SAT 2s, etc? Clear them off your book shelves and donate them to the MHS Library! We have students here who would be so grateful for your donation.   
 
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL:
Promoting Student Health — A conversation about why we need to, and exploring how best to do it. Thursday, April 28, 9:15am and 7pm, MHS Library Classroom.  Come and engage with Principal Liz Clain and a newly-formed committee called Promoting Student Health (PSH) which is looking into ways to alleviate stress for students both through institutional changes and teaching coping mechanisms. They seek your input: What are the stress points? What are the conversations at home like? 
 
Inspired by this article by Vicki Abeles, we can work together to promote our students’ health.  In addition, we will be voting to endorse the new PTSA board and school budget.  This event is cosponsored by PTSA and SEPTA. Please RSVP to Kathy Helms 
 
FROM PACE:
PACE Senior Dance Night  - April 29 at 7:30 PM. 
Our seniors dance class will share their original choreography as well as pieces created by world-renowned modern dance choreographers.  Admission is FREE.
 
PACE 2 Show - May 5 at 7:30 pm.
Witness the growth of our PACE 2 class in this showcase of acting, dancing, and singing plus directly, choreography and song-writing.  Admission is FREE.
 
FROM THE DISTRICT/COMMUNITY:
Upcoming Board of Education meetings: 
Tuesday, May 3rd 7 pm Board of Education Study Session - MHS Library Classroom. 
Topic: Budget Hearing and Awarding of Tenure
** Note: The Board will accept questions from community members via e-mail both before and during the meeting. Questions must be related to the topic under discussion and can not be anonymous. E-mail the Board at board@mamkschools.org to have your question read by a Board member. The Board will make every attempt to answer as many questions on-air as possible.

From the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation…
You are invited to a fun night “On the Red Carpet” at the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation’s annual Spring Gala Saturday night, April 30th at Orienta Beach Club, 6:30 pm to 11 pm….featuring local band Twist of Fate To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org.

Drug Take-Back Event Saturday, April 30 at Larchmont Village Hall Lobby, 10 am – 2 pm 
Mark your calendar for our semi-annual community Drug Take-Back Day!  L-M RADAR and the Larchmont Police Department are teaming up again to sponsor this important event that offers you the chance to “spring clean” your medicine cabinet. Please take an inventory, lock up the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you need, and drop off the rest for safe disposal on Saturday, April 30, at Larchmont Village Hall lobby, 120 Larchmont Ave. By participating in this event you will be helping keep our kids safe from medicine abuse  and our Long Island Sound clean.  As an added bonus, newly elected Larchmont Mayor, Lorraine Walsh, will join us from 10 to 11 for a meet and greet.  

From Relay for Life…
Please join us at Harbor Island on May 21st at 7pm for the Inaugural Relay for Life of Larchmont-Mamaroneck!! We are excited to come together as a community to honor our cancer survivors, remember loved ones we have lost and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much! To find out more or sign-up please go to www.relayforlife.org/mamaroneckny , email Randi Spatz or attend one of our meetings on 4/5 or 5/3 at 8pm at Molly Spillane’s.

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.

Here are some of our fundraising activities this year:  

STOP & SHOP A+ BONUS BUCKS PROGRAM: The program has ended for this school year and we have raised $21,000 for the district and $5,200 of that is for MHS!!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  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. We will be participating again next year, so keep an eye out for sign up information.

PLEASE JOIN THE PTSA: Click below for easy access to our membership form.