Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 

Nov 30-Dec 3PACE Kinesthesia–7pm
Dec 6MHS Band Ensemble Concert–7:30pm, McLain Aud
Dec 14MHS Art Media Show–6pm, Palmer Gallery
 MHS Video Show–6:30pm, PACE Theater
 MHS Winter Concert, 7:30pm, McLain Aud
Dec 15-17PACE Soundscapes–7pm, PACE Theater (plus 2pm show on 12/17)
Dec 22Holiday Recess Begins
Jan 3School Reopens
Jan 5College Night for Grades 10 and 11, 7 pm - moved from December 1st.

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):
Reminder that now is the time to complete financial aid forms.  
Most of your college applications are well underway, so it’s time to make sure you have completed your financial aid applications.  All colleges require you to complete the FAFSA and some colleges require additional forms, like the CSS Profile.  Make sure you have submitted all required financial aid forms by your college’s “preferred filing deadline”.  If you have any questions about the financial aid process, contact Marcia Burkett, MHS Financial Aid Advisor at mburkett@mamkschsools.org or 220.3200

PACE PRESENTS…
Kinesthesia on Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 pm.  Come and enjoy this annual dance show that showcases student choreography as well as a final piece performed by the PACE 4 dance class!  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available online now, simple click here. Tickets will no longer be sold during school but will be available for purchase at the door the night of the show, subject to availability.  All seats are reserved.  

FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
The CIC hosts visits from the reps from colleges and universities for interested seniors. Click here to see what’s happening at the CIC this week. For further information, please email CIC@mamkschools.org or call us at 220-3201.

FROM SEPTA
SEPTA Road to College for Students with Learning Differences has been moved from December 5th to January (date TBD)
This session is geared toward parents of 10th and 11th graders with IEP’s and 504 plans planning traditional college pursuits. It will feature our own Cathy Quackenbush, director of MHS Guidance Department, and Julie Yindra, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at Hofstra University. Date in January TBD; make sure to attend the MHS Guidance Counseling College Night first on Jan. 5th. Questions? Contact Liz Paras (paras@cims.nyu.edu) or Barbara Lambert (barbaralambert@optonline.net).

Get your SEPTA Mini Calendars while they hast!
 Order here:  http://mamkschoolspta.org/septa/?page_id=122
 
YOU GET A MASSAGE AND THE MHS PTSA GETS $10
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get a massage or facial at a special rate AND help support MHS. Hand and Stone, Massage and Facial Spa, on Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck will give $10 to the PTSA for every new person that comes in and gets a service. The promotion will run from October 1st through Thanksgiving.  Click here for more details.
 
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.   

PTSA MEMBERSHIP
It’s not too late to sign up-your membership allows us to fund programs, grants and activities throughout the year. Please click here to join or you can find the paper form by clicking here. 
  
FROM THE DISTRICT
Upcoming Board of Education meetings: 
 
Tuesday, December 6, 7 pm
Board of Education Study Session – MHS Library Classroom. 
Topics:  Smart Schools/PE Capital Project/Transportation Update 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 7 pm
Board of Education Meeting - MHS Tiered Classroom
Topic:  Enrollment Trends/5-Year Building Condition Study
 
If you would like to e-mail the Board of Education before, during or after a particular Board meeting, you can send the e-mail to board@mamkschools.org. All Board members see the e-mails when they are sent to that address, and the Board very much appreciates hearing from community members. The Board keeps an eye out for e-mails that come in during the meetings and may, if possible, be able to answer questions on-air.
  
 
From the Larchmont Library
Check out December events at the Larchmont Library.  Open to all.
 
 
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!