Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

IMPORTANT FALL DATES

October 25 - ACT Test, Mamaroneck High School

October 27 - Superintendent’s Coffee and Conversation, 7 pm

October 30 - MHS Financial Aid Night, 7pm, Tiered Classroom

October 30 - District Music Faculty Recital, 7 pm, Hommocks Auditorium

November 1 - Mock SAT, Mamaroneck High School, check in-8:45 am, Post Entrance 

November 3 - MHS Winter Sports Athletic Information Night, 7pm, McLain Auditorium

November 3- Friday, November 7, Sports Clearance for Ice Hockey and Fencing, MHS Nurses Office  

November 4 – Superintendent’s Conference/No School/Day of Service

November 13 -­‐ Parent Faculty Breakfast -­‐ 7:30 am, Students arrive 8:30 am 

 

 

Attention Parents

PTSA

MHS Community Day of Service - Tuesday, November 4 (Election/Superintendent’s Conference Day)
Students who still would like to sign up to volunteer should email Pam Nodiff, Click here for volunteer infoParent volunteers are still needed 1-2 hours Nov. 4 Click HereFood Donations are also still needed!  We ares collecting donations of jars of peanut butter and jelly,granola bars, snack size chip bags and small water/individual juice boxes for preparing lunches for Hope Soup Kitchen. Collection box will be at glass doors Monday October 20 through October 31. Questions – contact Lauri Feldman or Pam Nodiff.  

Conversation with the Principal: “The Perils and Promise of the Teenage Brain”.  Thanks again to Liz Clain, Lilia Ramos-Dries and Erin Byron for an informative and fascinating  discussion on how understanding teenage brain development helps educators and parents.  For some useful take home information,   the following references cited in the presentations: Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel M.D., (Dr. Siegel ‘s website  www.drdansiegel.com ), and The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, MD.

Looking for translators: 
 The MHS PTSA is looking for people who can translate some of our emails from English to Spanish.  It is mostly light translation, but we are hoping to get a few people so we can spread the work around. This is a volunteer job you can do from home – no meetings are required!   If you can help, please contact Rina Beder or Joan Capaldi.

Mock ACT and SAT Testing 
The first mock SAT test will be given Saturday November 1, 9am – 1pm at MHS and the cost is $25. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 29. The first mock ACT test will be given Saturday, November 15th, 9am – 12:15pm. The deadline to register is Wednesday November 12. Test accommodations are available. To arrange for accommodations and for questions about the mock exam, contact Beth Mullaney. Scholarships are available – contact Greg Cuddy in guidance.  To sign up, register at www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code found on the informational flyer
 
Skills For Life: Inner Resilience Parent Training Workshop
If you missed last year’s popular workshop, stress no more!  MHS is again running the Inner Resilience Parent Training Workshop, based on Linda Lantieri’s proven methods to cope with and alleviate stress within the family.  The 2-hour sessions will run from 7-9pm in the Tiger’s Den at MHS.  The five workshop dates are: Nov 12, Nov 18, Dec 8, Jan 6 and Jan 21.  All sessions will be run in English and Spanish, and thanks to RADAR, these workshops are free of charge.   
For further information, please email MHS social worker Helene Fremder.
Visit here for flyer. 
 

FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Yearbook Sales start now!  Mahiscan 2015 promises to be another incredible yearbook that covers every grade and every activity at MHS.  Order yours today and take advantage of the early bird price of $80.00.  Don’t let your child miss out… the Mahiscan sells out every year!  


FROM SEPTA

It’s Turkey Trot Time!  Please Come Run with SEPTA to raise money for grants for our schools!  The 48th Annual Village of Mamaroneck Turkey Trot will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 9:45 a.m. to raise money for SEPTA mini grants which will be awarded to all six Larchmont/Mamaroneck Schools.   Click here for more details/registration info.  Additional Questions?  Email Catherine Hunt or Patty Wolff.  Hope to see you out on the course!!!
 

FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)

 The CIC, located in room N206 at MHS, will be open to students beginning Monday, September 8th, and will begin hosting visits from colleges and universities immediately. Our hours are 8:00am to 2:45pm every school day. Students are welcome to come in and browse our library or use our computers to research colleges. Seniors should watch MHS Info, check the school calendar website (click here for the College Visits Calendar), the easel in the overpass near the library, the electronic sign in the overpass or stop by our office to see the schedule of upcoming college visits. For further information, call 914-220-3201 or email Nancy Gardiner or CIC. 
 

 
  

PTSA Fundraising

The PTSA works to facilitate communication between parents and the administration. Our funds are used for speakers, community-building activities such as the MLK Multicultural Night , 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: 

  • STOP & SHOP: You Shop, MHS Benefits. Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks Program. Last school year, MHS earned more than $5,600 and the District earned almost $25,000…just by grocery shopping!  This year’s program starts on October 3rd, so please make sure you are registered.  PLEASE NOTE: registration requirements have changed this year: if you were registered for the A+ program last year and designated MHS, you don’t need to register again this year.  However, if you didn’t participate in the program last year or didn’t designate MHS as one of your two schools (or you just don’t remember what you did!), please go to www.stopandshop.com/aplus today and enter our school ID code, which is 09341, or search for MHS under Mamaroneck.  Encourage your neighbors, friends and family to register as well – even if they live in a different town or state they can still sign up to raise money for Mamaroneck!  Remember, you can support up to two different schools per card, and if there were any changes to your school selections, you must re-register.  Any questions, please email Ellen Howse at HowseBusiness@att.net
     
     

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