Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 – Shakespeare Festival, HMX Auditorium
Wednesday, March 12 – SEPTA Diner Networking, 9:15am, Nautilus Diner
Tuesday, March 25 – Parent Conversation with Principal, 9:00am & 7:30pm, Library Classroom
FROM THE PTSA
We are looking to fill the following 2-year positions on the PTSA exec board: Co-president, VP Programs, VP Communications and VP Publicity. No experience necessary but you must have an up-to-date PTSA membership and a student attending MHS in the 2014-15 school year. Job descriptions can be found under the Executive PTSA Meetings/Committees Banner – 2014 Executive Board Job Descriptions.
WHAT IS THE GEA AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) law was first introduced to help close New York’s budget deficit. Under the legislation, a portion of the funding shortfall is divided among all NY state school districts and reflected as a reduction in school district state aid. These reductions ultimately fall onto the backs of local taxpayers. Gov. Cuomo has announced a projected $2.2 billion budget surplus. Districts across New York are asking the state to adjust accordingly – eliminating the GEA deduction and restoring state aid to schools. Click here for a short video on GEA.
The Mamaroneck School district PTAs need your help to urge Albany to do the right thing. Just click on voter voice, add your name to the existing petition and hit “send.” Less than a minute of your time could have a huge positive impact on our district budget for the 2014-15 academic year.
Our district’s Board of Education adopted a resolution to formally request that the state eliminate the GEA. The NYS Board Association is encouraging concerned citizens to push for the state to meet its financial obligation to public education. If you have any questions, contact Naomi Lowenthal or Rina Beder.
We are seeking SEPTA members to be part of the Nominating Committee to fill board and committee positions (positions are open to our entire community) for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested in participating as a committee member or in volunteering for a role next year please contact Amy Lieberman and/or Amanda Lapides.
FROM FURNITURE SHAREHOUSE
On Saturday, March 15 students from Furniture Sharehouse service club will hold a 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 from 9:00 – 1:00. Only basic HOME FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to Furniture Sharehouse to make sure your furniture meets the guidelines.
For more info (or donation questions) contact: Leslie Garwood or 914-315-1982.
FROM THE MAMARONECK SHAKESPEARE PLAYERS
The 2014 Shakespeare Festival Featuring The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet. Tuesday, March 4 – Sunday, March 9, HMX Auditorium
Directed by PACE teacher Zachary Moore, the Mamaroneck High School continues its rich tradition of Shakespeare, with nearly 100 MHS students in the company this year! Tickets $8 for students; $12 for adults. For reserved seating tickets (only sold online) and performance schedule, here. General admission tickets will be sold at the door half an hour before the performances begin and at MHS during lunch in the overpass, March 3-7.
Interested in a class ring? MHS uses Jostens for class rings. They can be ordered online at Jostens or by calling our representative, Chris Williams, 718-343-5155. Students of any grade may order class rings.
Are you sitting in a chilly hockey rink? At only $25, an MHS sweatshirt blanket is the perfect way to show your school spirit while keeping warm. Please contact Chris Hofstedt or Karen Regan to order.
IF YOU SHOP AT THESE WEBSITES, CLICK HERE AND EARN MONEY FOR THE MHS PTSA
The MHS PTSA has signed up to be part of the Amazon and Zappos programs as an Affiliate.
In order for the PTSA to get credit for your purchase, it must be completed during the visit. If you save something in your checkout cart, you will need to return to the sites via these links in order for the PTSA to receive credit. Bookmark the MHS PTSA homepage in your favorites and please use the links every time you shop!
March is the final month for MHS to benefit from the Stop and Shop A+ Rewards program. Many of your favorite brands are offering significantly increased returns to the schools this month, so please watch for special offers – you shop and MHS students benefit!. Under this year’s program, MHS has already earned $3,824, so your support is proving invaluable to our school.
PLEASE JOIN THE PTSA: Click below for easy access to our membership form.