Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES  

Mar 31MHS Junior Prom
Apr 3
End of 3rd Quarter** updated date
Apr 10-14No School
Apr 24Parent Conversation with the Principal / MHS PTSA, SEPTA Elections, Budget Discussion and Vote–9am & 7:30pm
For a full listing of activities and events taking place at MHS, 
please click here.
  

Attention Parents

FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
ATTENTION SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS
Have you applied for any scholarships for college? MHS is lucky to have many local organizations and groups that offer scholarships to our seniors.  The list of scholarship opportunities can easily be accessed on Naviance or you can stop into the Financial Aid Office, N208, for assistance. Having a resume of your activities and work experiences can be helpful when applying for scholarships, so remember that the CIC volunteers can help you create a resume.   

Do you need money to help pay for college for next year?  The Mamaroneck Larchmont Student Aid Fund provides need based scholarships to MHS graduates and is here to help.  Last year the Student Aid Fund awarded almost $300,000 to about 50 MHS grads.  Applications for this scholarship are available from the organization’s website, www.mlsaf.org or in the MHS Financial Aid Office, Room N208 or from your counselor.  For questions or help with this scholarship application, contact Marcia Burkett at mburkett@mamkschool.org or 914-220-3200  Deadline for the Mamaroneck Larchmont Student Aid Fund is Thursday, March 30 but do not delay in starting the application. 
JUNIOR PROM HAS A WHOLE NEW FOCUS…
Yes, we are still looking forward to a great celebration, but the Junior Class wants to use prom as an opportunity to give back to the community that has done so much to support us. And, we need your help!  We are collecting prom wear – dresses, shoes, handbags, tuxes etc. at Carol Scheffler’s office or at the Golden Shoestring so that all students have access to something special to wear to prom. When you drop off your donations, please mention MHS Junior Prom, and your items will be made available to our classmates. We are also asking all students purchasing a prom ticket to donate a box of cereal (or rice or pasta, etc.) which we will donate to the Larchmont Mamaroneck Food Pantry. We will also be donating a portion of our prom ticket sales, as well. Thanks for your support.
PACE 3 students will join forces with Central Elementary school children to showcase their talents in scenes, song and dance on Wednesday, March 22 in the Pace Theater. There will be two shows at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm and admission is FREE.
The Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund
The Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund (SAF), an organization that since 1937 has been providing scholarships to help Mamaroneck High School Students afford college will be celebrating with an 80th Birthday Bash on Thursday, March 30, 6:30-9:00 PM at the Larchmont Shore Club. Complimentary red, white and sparkling wine will be served along with hors d’oeuvres and a giant birthday cake. Past presidents will be honored and stories of past scholarship recipients will be presented. Music by members of the MHS Jazz Band and the Force. Tickets are $100 at MLSAF.org
FROM THE DISTRICT
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
 
Tuesday, March 21, 7 pm Board of Education meeting - 
MHS Library Classroom
Topic: Continued Review & Discussion of Superintendent’s Recommended Budget
 
Tuesday, March 28, 7 pm Board of Education meeting - 
MHS Tiered Classroom 
Topic: Continued Review & Discussion of Superintendent’s Recommended Budget
 
* 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 STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck…
Join us on Friday, March 24th from 6pm to 9pm at Hommocks Middle School for our FREE Mini-STEM-tastic “Choose Your Challenge” Night, open to the public. This hands-on activity night for all ages brings STEM skills to life and makes learning fun! Rubik’s Cube challenges, Lego Construction Feats, Oobleck Mixing, Be a pH Jedi and Financial Football are just some of the experiences for attendees to try. Enjoy the return of the Chain Reaction Challenge where individuals and groups bring together separate segments of a large-scale fully functional Rube Goldberg machine!  
Food, drinks and raffle prizes will also be available for sale at the event. CLICK HERE for more details. Register to join the Chain Reaction Challenge HERE.
 
From the Larchmont Library…
The 5th Annual Larchmont Spelling Bee – Team Registration Now Open through March 23! The annual Larchmont Spelling Bee has become a community tradition and is one you don’t want to miss. Team registration is now open and available online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/spellingbee. Entry forms are also available at the front desk of the Larchmont Library. The actual spelling bee will take place on Sunday, April 2 at 4 pm at Larchmont Temple. So get your team together and get registered. Don’t miss out on the fun!  Click here for flyer, or visit BEE webpage.
Help Wanted For Co-op Summer Enrichment
Co-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.
The Need for Glasses -153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight
According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.
Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don’t have glasses. They can’t learn, because reading is difficult. They can’t work to the best of their ability, because they can’t see clearly.
It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone’s life.
For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.
Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities. You can help.


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!