Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

IMPORTANT FALL DATES

Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26 - Schools Closed For Rosh Hashanah (Note: there will be no edition of Tiger Bytes Friday, September 26)

October 2 -­‐ Back to School Night: Pre-­‐meeting for Latino Parents, 6:15 pm: all MHS, 7 pm

October 8 & 9 – Photos (for 9-11 grades)

October 9 – Information Session on Pre-­‐college Testing (Mock ACTs and SAT), 7:30 pm

October 20 and November 24 – SEPTA Road to College, 7:30 pm

October 21 – Conversation with the Principal, 9am and 7:30 pm

October 22 – MHS Padres Unidos Workshop, 7 pm

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

Directory - 
Later this fall the PTSA will once again be providing the directory as a free app for computers, tablets and smartphones! If you’d like a printed directory as well, the cost is $10.00. To order, stop by the PTSA table at Back-to-School Night or use the membership envelope you will be receiving or click here.  Deadline to order printed directory is Back-to-School Night, October 3.    

Information Session on Pre-­college Testing – Thursday, October 9   

The PTSA is partnering with Applerouth Education to offer a series of Mock SAT and ACT tests.  This “parents only” information session will be at 7:30 pm  in the tiered classroom to better understand the ACT, SAT, and SAT subject tests.   Detailed information about the mock tests will be available in Tiger Bytes closer to the test dates. For further information, please contact Beth Mullaney.
 

FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Club Fair October 8th on the track at lunch.  This is an opportunity for all students to learn about and sign up for clubs at MHS. Rain date, October 9th

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!

Senior parents – Some of you inadvertently received incomplete Mahiscan mailings, missing a page with Senior Ad information.  A second mailing has been mailed that is complete. Senior Ads are due October 6 and 7 for last names beginning with A-M and October 8 and 9 for last names beginning with N-Z.  Contact Carol Scheffler with any questions… 220-3141 cscheffler@mamkschool.org

FROM SEPTA

First SEPTA led parent discussion group of the school year on Oct. 1 at 9:15 am at the Nautilus Diner on Boston Post Road.  For more information and to join SEPTA visit mamkschoolspta.org/septa.
 

FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)

Welcome back to all MHS students and families from all the CIC volunteers. The CIC is part of the guidance department. Our purpose is to help students with their college search and to provide a forum for college admission representatives to meet with MHS students. 

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.

We will also be selling MHS planners for $5. We will be registering juniors for the PSAT, which will be administered on Saturday, October 18th at MHS.  For more PSAT information contact your college counselor.

 For further information, call 914-220-3201 or email Nancy Gardiner or CIC. Volunteers will be in the office on Back to School Night from 6:30pm-7:30pm to acquaint parents with our facility.

  

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: 
 

  • SCHOOL APPAREL: Students can show their school pride with shirts, pullovers, shorts, and other apparel. Click here to download the form: MHS merchandise order form 2014  or you may order online by clicking on School Apparel

  • PHOTOS: School photo days for 9, 10 and 11 graders will be October 8th and 9th. Please look for a letter from Lifetouch/  Prestige Photos in September. You can also print this form: Photo Form (English), Photo Form (Spanish). Questions – contact Tracy Owen, tracy.s.owen@gmail.com. Senior portraits are coordinated separately and not taken on photo days. For questions about senior portraits, please contact Carol Scheffler at cscheffler@mamkschools.org

  • 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.