Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

 IMPORTANT DATES

Feb 15Incoming 9th Grade Orientation, 7pm, McLain Aud
Feb 19-23Winter Recess
Feb 27Spring Athletics Info meeting, 7pm, PACE Aud
Feb 28Road to College for Students with IEPs/504s, 7pm, MHS Library
Mar 1-3MHS Musical, McLain Auditorium
Mar 6New Date! 10th grade parents meet with Counselors night, McLain Aud, 7-9pm


For a full listing of activities and events taking place at MHS, 
please click here.

Attention Parents

JUNIOR PROM TICKETS 
Your last chance to purchase Junior Prom tickets is this Friday, February 16 during lunch or after school in the overpass. Each ticket costs $75 and can be purchased with cash or with a check or money order made out to “MHS Class of 2019.” Please have your completed permission slip with you to purchase your ticket. 
FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
A new slate of college rep visits has been scheduled at the CIC, interested 11th graders are encouraged to attend to learn more about the college selection process and to ask questions. 

THIS WEEK: A representative from Johnson & Wales University will visit the CIC this Tuesday, February 13, from 10:30-11:00 am. Click here for a full calendar of college rep visits planned at the CIC; for more information please email CIC@mamkschools.org or call 220-3201.   
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YEARBOOKS 
Last chance to guarantee that your child will have their copy of the Mahiscan yearbook!  Make sure you order your child’s copy of the Mahiscan by February 28.  Send a check for $115 made out to MHS to Mahiscan, MHS, 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.  There will be a limited number of books for sale in June, but they always sell out.  Don’t let your child be disappointed – order today!
“THE ROAD TO COLLEGE” FOR STUDENTS WITH IEPs/504s 
The Mamaroneck School District and the MHS PTSA present The Road to College for Students with IEPs/504s. Do not miss this lively panel discussion for parents and students with IEPs/504s planning to attend college. Wednesday, February 28, 7:00pm - MHS Library.
Come if you have ever wondered what to consider while still in high school, how to find “good fit” colleges, how to obtain learning accommodations in college, and what’s possible in terms of college supports and services. Panel will feature Cathy Quackenbush, Director of MHS Guidance Department, and Michelle Burns, an admissions representative from the University of Arizona.  Questions?  Please contact Liz Paras (paras@cims.nyu.edu) or Amy Nofal (amynofal@aol.com). 
ACT AND SAT MOCK TESTS AND PREP
The PTSA, in conjunction with Applerouth Educational, is offering  additional mock tests and prep courses this spring to help students prepare for the ACT and SAT.
 
For SAT and ACT mock test and prep class information, click here
ATTENTION SENIORS AND PARENTS  
The list of scholarships on Naviance has recently been updated. This is the best resource to find scholarship opportunities from many generous local groups and families, including the Mamaroneck Larchmont Student Aid Fund (www.mlsaf.org). Please consider applying for these opportunities; more scholarship opportunities will be added in the coming weeks as they become available. If you have questions or need information, please contact Marcia Burkett, MHS Financial Aid Advisor at 914-220-3200 or mburkett@mamkschools.org.   
FROM THE MHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT 
The MHS Music Deptartment is very proud to present the epic musical Les Miserables.
This dramatic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Romantic novel has long been considered one of the most iconic works of theater, exploring themes of faith, forgiveness, love, betrayal, justice and hope. Includes such memorable songs as “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “Master of the House.” Les Miserables continues to captivate audiences around the world and this MHS production will captivate you! Exquisitely sung to the lyrical score played by our incredible student musicians in the pit orchestra. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Broadway here in your own backyard!
MHS, McLain Auditorium
Thursday, March 1st at 6pm,
Friday, March 2nd at 7pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 7pm.
Tickets available: www.Showtix4u.com or for ticket information:
SUPPORT STUDENT JOURNALISM
Did you know that subscriptions are available to The Globe, a monthly school newspaper written and edited by MHS students?  Each subscription costs $15. If you are interested in purchasing a subscription, please email mamaroneckglobe@gmail.com or send a check for $15 payable to Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck NY, 10543, care of Mr. Darren Bosch, Mr. Craig Goldberg, or Mr. Evan Madin.
FROM SEPTA
Save the date for Fashion Savings and show your support for SEPTA!  SEPTA is pleased to offer another Lord and Taylor fundraising event to take place on Friday, March 9.  Purchase a shopping pass for $5.00 and enjoy 25% savings throughout the store.  Shopping passes will be available starting Tuesday, February 13 by reaching out to your school’s SEPTA rep or by email: Phyllis.raja@gmail.com or kftwins@yahoo.com.
 
Student Support Services Discussion: Have you ever wondered how our district matches educational services to a child’s needs? If so please join our district’s Student Support Services Administrative Team of Ms. Maria Albano, Hommocks Middle School Special Education Chairperson, Ms. Lisa Kmetz, Elementary Special Education Coordinator, Ms. Maryalice Pietropaolo, and Ms. Kerri Fay, Elementary Special Education Teachers on Tuesday, February 27 at 9am in the Hommocks Middle School Library Classroom as they present a program designed to help parents and caregivers understand the thinking and considerations that inform students’ special education services. This is the rescheduled Student Support Services: Part II program.This program is sponsored by SEPTA(www.mamkschoolspta.org/septa/) in partnership with the MUFSD.  Questions please contact Gretchen Lebowitz at (gretchenlebowitz@gmail.com) or Alix Laager at (Alixla@icloud.com). 

Show Your Tiger Pride!  Tiger socks are still available!  You can order Mamaroneck Tiger Crazy socks by downloading the event flyer by clicking here. YOU CAN ORDER MULTIPLE PAIRS!   
FROM THE DISTRICT

Upcoming Board of Education Happenings  
Re: Enrollment Trends & Instructional Space Challenges

- Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7 pm, Board of Education Meeting – MHS Tiered Classroom.
Topic: Near-Term Enrollment/Instructional Space Challenges and Potential Options. Opportunity for public comment.
(If you did not have a chance to attend the Community Conversation on Feb. 6 and would like to weigh in on the pros and cons of potential near-term strategies, click here for community survey).

- Tuesday, March 6, 7 pm, Board of Education Study Session – MHS Tiered Classroom.
Topic: Presentation of 2018-2019 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget. Stay on top of Enrollment Planning news by visiting the Enrollment Planning Section of the District website.
 
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 thrilled to be offering a 10-week parenting skills group on Mondays beginning March 5th.  This is our sixth cycle of this curriculum and thus far the reviews have been very positive!  The strategies that will be taught have been specifically shown to: decrease challenging behaviors, improve emotion regulation, improve attention and focus, and improve communication and foster positive relationships. Interested?  Contact Christine Danberg at (914) 698-7549 ext. 24 or TheCircle.lmccc@gmail.com.  Learn more  here.
 
From the Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department
Learn about seasonal job opportunities, and how to apply in March.  Openings for lifeguards, summer camp staff, kayaking instructors, beach attendants, etc. Click here for more info.

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

PLEASE JOIN AND DONATE TO THE PTSA  Unlike many of the other schools in the district with a host of fundraising events, the MHS PTSA relies on your donations to support programs, events and grants.  

The MHS PTSA online store is now open! Click to visit the store website, where you can join the PTSA, purchase MHS merchandise, order printed directories, and donate additional money. Please join the MHS PTSA as soon as possible and please consider adding a donation onto your membership!  Joining is easy – please click here or you can find the paper form on our website by clicking here. To check whether you previously ordered, click “order status” at the bottom of the online store page.

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 Melanie Kraut