Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday April 13 - Building Bridges Evening Speaker, Jesse Saperstein, 7:00 p.m., Hommocks Auditorium

Wednesday April 15 - SEPTA Diner Networking, 9:15am, Nautilus Diner

Wednesday April 15 - PACE 3 Presents, 6:00 and 7:00 pm, PACE auditorium   

Saturday April 18 - ACT Test, MHS

Wednesday April 22 - Grade 10 Parents “Rising Junior Meeting”, 7pm

Thursday April 23 - MHS Latino Student Panel, 6:30pm, Library

Thursday April 23 – Saturday April 25 - PACE Musical Review, 7:30pm, PACE Theater

   

Attention Parents

PTSA
Open PTSA Positions 
If you are interested in volunteering or  just want to know more  - please contact the Nominating Committee Chair,  -  Jenny Ransom, or one of the committee members, Robin GoldenGail JulieMichele Sloane or Ann Lefever.

New Course Catalog Available. Click here to see the 2015-2016 MHS Course Catalog 

As college decisions loom, please visit the PTSA website where we have posted articles that may be of interest.

Save the Date
Monday April 27, 7:30pm, Library, PTSA and SEPTA joint general membership meeting.  For our final meeting of the year, please join the PTSA and SEPTA as we welcome Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps. This year, we’re in the favorable position of talking less about budget reductions (as we been doing for the past several years) and more about teaching and learning and how we can be on the cutting-edge of forward-thinking school districts.  Bring your questions for Dr. Shaps.  We will also take a quick vote on whether to endorse the school budget and elect the slate of PTSA and SEPTA officers for the 2015/16 school year.  

FROM MHS FUNDRAISING
New Local Shopper Discount Cards Now Available  Support local business and the MHS PTSA. Cards entitle the holder to discounts at a number of generous local businesses, including: Larchmont Tavern; Tequila Sunrise; Toy Box; Apiary; Andreas 25 North; Carvel; Estelle Gourmet; Hillside Deli; Larchmont Gourmet Deli; Manor Deli; Nicky’s Pizzeria; Polpettina; Rani Mahal; Salsa Fresca; and Wraps and Things. Cards can be used an unlimited number of times through March 2016.  The cards are a new Mamaroneck district-wide initiative and are the first time all 6 schools have collaborated on a fund-raising effort.  100% of proceeds from the sales of the cards go to fund PTSA initiatives. Send a stamped self-addressed envelope with $10 (checks made payable to the MHS PTSA) to Chris Hofstedt at 292 Murray Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 or Karen Regan at 15 Lundy Lane, Larchmont, NY 10538.
 
FROM THE STEM ALLIANCE
STEM-tastic Saturday, Hommocks, Saturday May 16, 11am-6pm  The STEM Alliance invites exhibitors of all ages (grades K-12) to present at our Student Exhibitor Hall during STEM-tastic Saturday. Applications to be an exhibitor are being accepted now through April 15th. FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT EXHIBIT, CLICK HERE .  New this year, register to be a Student Entrepreneur VENDOR.  We encourage students to run their own businesses and sell what they make at our event. Student vendors can register here.  There is a small fee to participate. The vendor deadline is April 17th.

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
MHS Latino Student Panel – April 23, 6:30pm, Library
 Current MHS Seniors will share their paths to success at MHS and how they navigated the college process.  This program is open to all MHS students and parents. The program will be conducted in Spanish but translation will be available.

FROM SEPTA

Building Bridges Evening Speaker - Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hommocks Auditorium.  Come hear from author, speaker and autism advocate Jesse Saperstein, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of fourteen. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons that he’ll share with us. Also help celebrate and recognize the following three MHS Clubs being honored at the event; Autism Awareness, Backyard Sports and Be a Friend. This program is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children in grades 3 and up.  Please click here for flyer.

FROM PACE
PACE 3 Wednesday April 15, 6pm and 7pm, Pace Theater  PACE students will join forces with elementary school children to showcase their talents in scenes, song and dance. There will be two performances at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm and admission is FREE.

Musical Revue, Thursday April 23 – Saturday 25, 7:30pm, Pace Theater PACE presents Musical Revue, a celebration of the best of the Great White Way with songs, scenes and dances from some of your favorite Broadway shows. Tickets will be on sale in the PACE lobby from April 16 – April 24 during lunch, after school and at the door.  Students/$5 and Adults/$8. 

FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Did you forget to submit your application for the Mamaroneck Larchmont Student Aid Fund by the deadline before break?  The MHS Financial Aid Office is still accepting applications, but please return them to Marcia Burkett in room N208 ASAP.  Applications are available from your counselor, on the scholarship link on Naviance or Click here.  Mrs. Burkett can be reached at 914.220.3200 or mburkett@mamkschools.org for any questions.

FROM THE NURSES OFFICES
As you know each year the school nurses collect any used prescription or non-prescription glasses to be sent to Lion’s Club Recycle for Sight during the month of February. Donated lenses are refitted for clinics around the world providing eyewear for those in need.We collected a total of 127 pairs of eyeglasses district wide!  Thank you very much for contributing to this worthy cause.

FROM THE DISTRICT
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 pm, Board of Education meeting – MHS Tiered Classroom  Topic:  Adoption of “Proposed” Budget (Budget that will be brought forth to the community for a vote on Tuesday, May 19th),  Check the Budget Section of the MUFSD website for information/regular updates on the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget.  Consider voting by Absentee (it’s a two-step process, but an easy one!) if you will not be in the area to vote on Tuesday, May 19th.   First, you need to complete an application (which must be received by the District Clerk by 5/12 if you want the ballot mailed to you) and then turn in the ballot by 5 pm on 5/19.  Detailed instructions provided once you submit the application.

FROM THE COMMUNITY  
Registration is now open for the spring high school boys rec soccer program. Go to ljsl.org and click on the big red register button.    Any boy who is NOT PLAYING TRAVEL in the spring of 2015 is welcome to register; Varsity players may play rec if they are not playing for a club/travel team.. We will do our best to honor requests keeping in mind that teams must be balanced.  (Requests may be made in the notes box).  Any questions, or to request a scholarship, please email the registrar Diane Goodman.    

The Larchmont Public Library offers unique, interesting programs every month including some that focus on topics like corruption in government to free screenings of feature films such as “The Hunger Games Mockingjay” and “Unbroken” to gaming competitions. Click here for upcoming teen programs and here for programs of interest to teens and adults
 

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 Karen Regan at krnregan@gmail.com or Chris Hofstedt at hofstedt@verizon.net.

Here are some of our fundraising activities this year: 

  • You Shop for MHS Benefits.  There’s still time to register for the  2014-15 Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks Program  In less than 2 minutes you can give MHS credit for all of your food shopping. We’ve already raised almost $1400 for our school this year! Please go to www.stopandshop.com/aplus today and enter our school ID code, which is 09341. Questions- email Ellen Howse 

     

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