Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA


Coming Up


Monday October 5 - Introduction to Original Science Research Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Tiered Classroom
Tuesday October 6 - SEPTA/District Speaker: Career Development and Occupational Studies, 7:30pm, Hommocks Library
Wednesday October 7 - Thursday October 8 - School photos for grades 9-11
Thursday October 8  -   Club fair for students,  lunchtime, MHS track
Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day, School Closed
Wednesday, October 14 - District 504 Meeting, 7pm, MHS Tiered Classroom

Attention Parents

Change of Date for MHS Day of Service  The  MHS Day of Service originally scheduled for November 11th has been changed to  Tuesday November 3rd.  Please mark your calendars and look out for more details in Tiger Bytes soon. 
SCHOOL PHOTOS  October 7 & 8 – Grades 9, 10 and 11, make-up day November 19. Please look for the order forms with photo package options that will be mailed home to students from Life Touch/Prestige Photo. To volunteer or for more information email Tracy Owen.

PLEASE JOIN THE PTSA - visit PTSA membership

PSAT Registration 
Going on now through October 9th in the CIC.The cost is $22 and checks should be made out to MHS. The test will reflect changes made to the NEW SAT and will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at MHS.
The first PACE production of this year is The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht , onOctober 14-17 at 7:30 PM in the PACE auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults and will go on sale on Monday, October 6 in the PACE Lobby during lunch and after school as well as at the door, subject to availability. 

Senior Parents…. the time is here!  Senior Ads for the Mahiscan Yearbook are due!  This is your chance to shine a spotlight on your child in the one place where it will  last forever – their high school yearbook.  Drop off ads on Monday - Thursday, October 5 – 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 to room C111.  Need information to help you create it?  Check out the Student Activities page on the MHS website, or email Carol Scheffler.
Mahiscan 2016 is going to be AWESOME!  Make sure you purchase your copy today and take advantage of the low early bird price of $85.00.  (Valid until November 15th when it goes up to $110.00).  Order at www.Jostens.com or send in a check made out to MHS with your child’s name and grade, along with a self addressed, stamped envelope to Mahiscan, 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543.  For those of you who tried unsuccessfully to order your yearbook online last week, please try again.  Our sales page is now up and running!

CLUB FAIR is coming!  Club Fair will be October 8th at lunch on the MHS Track.  Your students will have the opportunity to visit with all 80 clubs to learn about them and sign up to receive more information.  Encourage your child to attend! We have many new and exciting clubs this year in addition to our longstanding ones.   Please email Carol Scheffler with any questions or call 220- 3141

he CIC is located in room N206 AND IS OPEN FROM 8:00 AM TO 2:45PM every day. The CIC hosts visits from the reps from colleges and universities for interested seniors. Schedules of visitsmay be found at the CIC, on MHS info, on the MHS website under counseling, on the Navaince website, on the easel in the overpass and on the electronic sign above the Student Activities office. Please encourage your seniors to attend these meetings. Students are welcome to come in and browse the library of materials and use the computers to research colleges. For further information, please email CIC@mamkschools.org or call us at 220-3201

Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential Workshop
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct 6th at 7:30 PM in the Hommocks Library when SEPTA, in partnership with the MUFSD, presents the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential Workshop.  Introduced just two years ago, the CDOS exiting credential provides a more meaningful substitute to the IEP Diploma for special education high school students.  The aim is to prepare students for entry-level employment upon completion of their high school program. Come hear from MHS special education leadership to learn more about the program eligibility, requirements for completion, and the District’s plans to expand the program.
Parent Networking Group - Oct. 7th, 9:15 am, Nautilus Diner
Join us for our monthly networking group and meet other parents and discuss any questions you may have. If you have question on Special Education or the process, this is the place for you! Newcomers are always welcome! Questions? Email Amy Lieberman or Suzanne Prigoda.
District 504 Meeting - Oct. 14th, 7:00 pm, MHS Tiered Classroom
Come learn about what a 504 Plan is, how a student qualifies for 504 accommodations, and how the process works for implementing the plan. Michael K. Lambert, Esq. from Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP will present.

 FROM THE LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER (LMCCC):  Are you at a loss for how to help your child? Have traditional parenting strategies been ineffective? The LMCCC is offering an 8 week parenting skills group starting the week of October 19th. 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. Parents of middle and high school students will meet on Mondays 7- 8:30 pm. Parents of elementary school aged children will meet on Mondays 9:30- 11 am or Tuesdays 6:30- 8 pm. Interested?  Either email Christine Danberg  or call her @ (914) 698-7549 ext. 24.
Upcoming Board of Education meetings: Tuesday, October 13, 7 pm., Board of Education Study Session, MHS Library Classroom. Topic: Potential Bond to improve Mamaroneck High School’s physical education instructional areas.
** 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. 

Volunteer as a family to help your neighbors in need:  The Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force (“The Food Pantry”) is looking for volunteers for its Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, October 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Mamaroneck across from Columbus Park. The Mobile Food Pantry is a 36-foot-long truck that distributes food to needy families in our community. Volunteers would be distributing meats, dairy products, bread, and fresh produce. A great opportunity for parents and kids to do community service together.   For more info, contact Malcolm Frouman
LMBA Registration is now open - though will be closing earlier this year! Don’t wait. All students in grades 1 through 12 residing in, or going to school in, the Mamaroneck and Rye Neck School Districts are eligible. You can register online at our website, LMBABasketball.comRegister soon to avoid late fees and space is limited!! Scholarships are available. For more information, or to contact us, visit our website or email LMBAregistrar@aol.com.
Lecture by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Wednesday, October 14, 7:30pm, McClain Auditorium. Educators, students, parents and community members are invited to this free evening with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, during which he will address restoring public trust in Albany and the importance of public service.


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, 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 Chris Hofstedt at 292 Murray Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 or Karen Regan at 15 Lundy Lane, Larchmont, NY 10538.

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