Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

 

Sept 29Back to School Night – All grades MHS, 7 pm
Oct 3-4Rosh Hashanah/No school 
Oct 5Intro to Science Research Parent Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 5-6School Photos
Oct 10Columbus Day/No School 
Oct 12Yom Kippur/No School
Oct 19Financial Aid for College Night, 7pm
Oct 20Financial Aid for College Night for Latino Parents, 6:30pm
Oct 25Conversation with the Principal, 9am and 7:30 pm
Nov 8Superintendent’s Conference/No School
Nov 11Veteran’s Day /Day of Service/No School
Nov 17Photo Retakes

Attention Parents

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!

PARENTS OF SENIORS…
Taking out a senior ad in the Mahiscan 2017 is a wonderful way to express your love and pride for your child.
 
Please note that Senior Ads are due October 11, 13, and 14, from2:30 – 4:30 pm. (The ads packet that was sent home incorrectly listsOctober 10 and 12 as due dates, but school is not in session then.)  
 
A limited number of scholarships are available for ads. Please email Carol Scheffler for details. cscheffler@mamkschools.org

INTERESTED IN A CLASS RING FOR YOUR CHILD?
A representative from Jostens, our official class ring provider, will be at MHS on Thursday, September 29th at lunch in the overpass to answer questions and take orders. Information brochures can be picked up anytime from Carol Scheffler.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
Has your senior still not taken their senior portrait? Make sure they make their appointment time when Prestige Portraits by Life Touch returns to MHS on October 11, 12 and 13. Appointment cards will be sent home in the mail and will be posted in school. After the October dates there will only be one more chance to take senior portraits, so don’t delay! We want to make sure that all seniors are featured in the yearbook.

YEARBOOKS
The school year flies by, but a yearbook lasts forever! Be on the lookout for the Mahiscan Yearbook Order Form, coming soon to your mailbox! Or click here for an order form and/or instructions for ordering online. The early bird price is $90.00-good until November 15th. The 2016 Mahiscan sold out and many students were left without… don’t let this happen to your child.  
 
ACT AND SAT MOCK TESTS AND PREP COURSES
The PTSA, in conjunction with Applerouth Education, is offering mock tests and prep courses to help students prepare for the ACT and SAT.

MHS SCHOOL DIRECTORY
Keep and eye out for an email asking you to verify your information on the AtoZ MHS School Directory. More information to follow!

FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)

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!

MHS SCHEDULE APP Developed by an MHS student! 
MHS Schedule is the new way to stay organized, be on time, and guarantee yourself better performance at Mamaroneck High School. Simply enter your schedule and let MHS Schedule do the rest. Staying on top of the schedule can be difficult, as it changes daily. Download this free app and avoid being marked tardy unexcused.
Features:
- Displays the current day, such as days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, X, and Y
- Displays the current day’s schedule
- Displays time left until the current period ends
- Sends notifications to let you know how much time is left before the end of the period

FRESHMAN PARENTS
Don’t forget to designate MHS in the Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks Program to earn $$ for the school!
Register online at www.stopandshop.com/aplus
MHS code #: 09341
 
The district has raised over $125,000 since the program started. Registrations roll over, but new parents need to add MHS. Up to two schools can be designated.   
Any questions, contact  Michele Sloane.   
  
FROM THE DISTRICT
Upcoming Board of Education meetings: 
Tuesday, October 18th 7 pm Board of Education Study Session
MHS Library Classroom. Topic: 2015-2016 Academic Goals Report/ Summer Slide Prevention Initiative 

Tuesday, October 25, 7 pm Board of Education Meeting – MHS Tiered Classroom 
Topic: Expanded Audit/Finance Discussion and SBHC (School Based Health Center) Needs Assessment
 
** 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 cannot be anonymous. E-mail the Board at [email protected] to have your question read by a Board member. The Board will make every attempt to answer as many questions on-air as possible.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 7 pm – Do you wish to unlock a world full of enriching, positive social experiences for your child? If so, please join us for “Fostering Social Connections” presented by Frank LoCurto, Behavior Specialist for MUFSD. The world can be a scary place for kids. Often times, kids are afraid of what they don’t know, so their own private world can become a safer place. This talk will offer strategies to help you utilize your child’s strengths and interests and make him / her feel more confident and motivated in the world they live in. You will leave this workshop with a set of tools to help your child become more familiar with challenging social settings; increase your child’s comfort level; monitor progress towards goals and increase motivation to continue to grow and learn in the world around them. Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM, Hommocks Library. Brought to you by SEPTA and MUFSD. For more information, please contact Polly VanderWoude at [email protected]

Do you have a special education student and want to be up to speed on the recent requirement changes to the NYS Regents Diploma and CDOS (Career Development and Occupational Studies) certificate?  If so please join our talented District staff members, Laura Petersen-Transition Counselor at MHS, Cathy Quackenbush-MHS Guidance Department, Linsay Fleming-MHS Special Education Department Chair, and Dr. Michael-Joseph Mercanti-Anthony-Assistant Principal at MHS on Thursday, October 6th, at 7pm in the MHS Library.  Hope to see you there!  Sponsored by SEPTA and MUFSD.
Click here for a flyer with details.

From the Community Counseling Center…
Are you at a loss for how to help your child? Have traditional parenting strategies been ineffective? The Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center is offering a 9 week parenting skills group starting Monday, October 17. The strategies that will be taught have been specifically proven to: decrease challenging behaviors, improve emotion regulation, improve attention and focus, and improve communication and foster positive relationships. Interested? Contact Christine Danberg @ (914) 698-7549 ext. 24 or [email protected]Click here for a flyer w/more info
 
From Kids for World Health…
Kids for World Health Presents: Understanding Human Partnership:An Evening of Global Health Awareness and Connection featuring keynote speaker: John B.Dau, one of the “Lost Boys” of South Sudan and author of “God Grew Tired of Us”, along with a distinguished panel of experts Friday, October 14th at 6pm in the Hommocks Middle School Auditorium. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2ctndsX  Please JOIN US!
 
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
 

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!