Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:

Tuesday February 9 - PACE 1 Show, 7:30 pm
 
Thursday February 11 - MHS AP Concentration Student Art Show Opening Reception, 6-8pm, Palmer Gallery
 
Thursday February 11 - Incoming 9th Grade Orientation  for students and parents, 7pm, Mc Lain Auditorium
 
Monday February 15 – Friday February 19 - School Closed, Winter Recess
 
NOTE: There will be no edition of Tiger Bytes on Sunday, February 14 due to the holiday. The next edition will be on Sunday, February 21, and deadlines for submissions for this edition will be Tuesday, February 9.
 

Attention Parents

FROM STEM ALLIANCE:
STEM Alliance of Larchmont Mamaroneck is looking for recent MHS graduates in STEM fields to speak to current MHS students at the MHS Talks roundtables this March.   If you are or know someone who could help to mentor MHS students by sharing their experience working or studying in STEM fields please  contact us
to learn more.

FROM PTSA:
Nominating Committee: 
We are looking for five parents to join our nominating committee to fill the following positions on the PTSA exec board: Co-president, VP Communication, VP Student Services, Treasurer and VP Programs. No experience is necessary but you must have an up-to-date PTSA membership, and a current MHS student. Please contact Joan Capaldi if you are interested in serving.

FROM MHS FUNDRAISING: 
Don’t miss out! We’re selling MHS apparel Wednesday February 10 and Thursday February 11 in the overpass from 11-1pm. We have SWEATSHIRTS and our new TIGER’S HATS. If we don’t have your size you can order it. 

FROM PACE:
The Pace 1 Show - Tuesday February 9, 7:30pm. This is an opportunity for our first year students to show their stuff on stage. Performances include theatre, music and dance . Admission is FREE.

FROM MHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

Come join the fun and see the MHS Musical “ANYTHING GOES” Thursday February 25 through Saturday February 27, 7PM, McLain Auditorium
ANYTHING GOES is a wonderfully delightful Cole Porter musical comedy. Musical mayhem takes place aboard the S.S. American, an ocean liner which leaves New York bound for England during the age of jazz and swing. ANYTHING GOES combines the stories of star-crossed lovers, a couple of lovable gangsters, a beautiful night club singer and a company of tappers, singers, and sailors!  
This MHS production features a cast of 100 students, singing, dancing, acting, student pit orchestra and tech crew. 
Ticket prices: $12 adults & $8 Youth
Ticket Reservations: Contact Melissa Keras-Donaghy 
 
FROM THE NURSES OFFICE:
February is Eyeglass Collection month in the Mamaroneck School District
Each year the school nurses collect any used prescription or non-prescription glasses to be sent to Lion’s Club Recycle for Sight.  A box will be available in the High School Health Office to collect your unused eyeglasses.  Thank you very much for contributing to this worthy cause!!
 
FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID:
Recently, a letter was sent home inviting all seniors to apply for the 2016 NYS Academic Excellence Scholarship.  This scholarship is open to all students that meet the criteria outlined in the letter.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, Room N208, and can be completed in just a few short minutes while in the office.  Please contact  Marcia Burkett at or call 914.220.3200 if you need additional information. 
 
Attention Seniors:  
Now that most of your college applications have been submitted, it is time to make sure that you complete your Financial Aid forms.  The FAFSA is now available for you to complete and it is recommended that you do so this month. Click here to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Contact Marcia Burkett or call 220.3200 if you need further assistance with this process.
  
FROM THE DISTRICT/COMMUNITY:
Upcoming Board of Education meetings: 
 Tuesday, February 9, 7 pm, Board of Education Study Session — MHS Library Classroom
Topic: Human Resources Development: Recruiting, Hiring & Supporting Our Professional Staff

Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm, Board of Education meeting — MHS Tiered Classroom 
Topics:  System Challenges Update and Ongoing School-Based Health Center Needs Assessment Discussion
 
** 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.

SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2016: MAMARONECK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GOVERNMENT & FURNITURE SHAREHOUSE CLUB CO-SPONSOR DRIVE9am – 1pm. MHS students will sponsor the annual FURNITURE DRIVE to benefit Westchester’s furniture bank. They will be collecting items, which FURNITURE SHAREHOUSE redistributes, free of charge, to families in need. The drive will take place in the parking lot at Mamaroneck High School, rain or shine. Only basic HOME FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to www.furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. For more info (or donation questions) contact Leslie Garwood, or call 914-315-1982. 
 

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:  

You Shop, MHS Benefits. Registration is now open for the 2015-16 Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks Program.  The  A+ program begins on September 14th. 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

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 and can be used an unlimited number of times through March 2016. Click here for listing of participating businesses. 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 Michele Sloane.  contact Michele Sloane for her address.

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