Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

COMING UP:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES  

May 15OSR Symposium 7 pm, Library
May 16School Budget Vote
May 19MHS Talks (Juniors)
May 22MHS Senior Field and Wellness Day, Harbor Island Park
May 24Spring Concert, 7:30 pm, McLain Auditorium
May 25Spring All Media Art Show, 6pm
MHS Video Show, 6:30 pm
May 29-30No School
May 31Senior Seminar Day
May 31-June 3PACE Performing Arts Festival, 7pm


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

Attention Parents

FROM THE PTSA
At our recent general membership meeting, the MHS PTSA voted to endorse the 2017-2018 School Budget, which is up for a Community Vote on Tuesday, May 16th. All registered voters should vote at their local elementary school. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

For more information and relevant links, please refer to the District section of this issue of Tiger Bytes.  
FROM PACE 
Performing Arts Festival  - Original dances, contemporary musical arrangements and one-act plays showcasing the PACE students. This show is a new, true celebration of the arts and the Pace students. 

There will be three shows: 
Show A: 5/31 at 7pm, 6/2 at 8 pm
Show B: 6/1 at 7 pm, 6/3 at 2 pm
Show C: 6/2 at 5:30 pm, 6/3 at 7pm
 

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available online, click on the link below. Tickets will no longer be sold during school but will be available for purchase at the door the night of the show, subject to availability. All seats are reserved. For tickets, please click here
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS
The Senior Seminar Breakfast is just around the corner on Wednesday, May 31st at 8:30 am.  We need volunteers to donate baked goods (homemade or store bought, both are welcome), water and fruit platters for the event. Anyone interested in helping out, please e-mail Joan Capaldi at joan.capaldi@juliabfee.com.
FROM THE NURSES’ OFFICE
Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement
As of September 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering 7th, 8th and 12th grades in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease types A, C, W and Y in order to attend school.
The meningococcal vaccine protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood infections). That’s why the vaccine is sometimes called the meningitis vaccine. The vaccine is administered as a shot.

For the 2017-18 school year:
  • One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required for students who will be in 7th or 8th grade
If your child had the first dose before 7th grade, then another dose is not required until 12th grade.
  • Two doses will be required before 12th grade.
Most students entering 12th grade got their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.
  • A small number of teens who received two doses before their 16th birthday may need a third dose on or after their 16th birthday in order to enter 12th grade.
  • The only teens who will not need a second dose before 12th grade are those who got their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.
It’s best to check with your doctor to see whether or not your child needs the vaccine. Students who are not up-to- date will not be allowed to attend school until they are vaccinated.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SeneGALA 
Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30pm for the 2017 SeneGALA at Bonnie Briar Country Club. Students for Senegal  is a Mamaroneck High School club that is raising funds to build the Lambaye Learning Center in Senegal. More details to follow regarding this event that includes dinner, entertainment along with silent and live auctions. To purchase tickets, click here. 
FROM THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES) OFFICE AT MHS:
 
The YES office assists students to find a variety of jobs in the local community such as babysitting, tutoring, dog walking, yard work, etc.

We are looking for parent volunteers to work in the YES office next school year 2017/2018.

If you are interested, please contact Heike Rauls at 220-3188 or email yes@mamkschools.org.
FROM THE DISTRICT
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
  
Tuesday, May 16, 7 pm Board of Education Meeting - Tiered Classroom
Topics – Budget Vote and Election of Trustees; Awarding of Rockefeller Arts Awards
Tuesday, June 6, 7 pm Board of Education Study Session – MHS Library Classroom 
Topic – Honoring of Retirees/25 Years of Service and Awarding of Tenure
 
* The decisions made by the Board of Education impact your child and our community. The Board encourages your participation and welcomes questions and comments. Here’s how you can make your voice heard:
1. Contact the Board by email: board@mamkschools.org. Emails are disseminated to each board member. Emails to the Board are monitored during meetings, and if time allows, the Board will endeavor to respond to questions related to an agenda item on-air; or 
2.  Speak during the public comment portion of a Board meeting.  
All Board meeting agendas, minutes and other supportive documents are available as appropriate on
BoardDocs®. 

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE: School Budget Vote is THIS TUESDAY, May 16th, 2017 at your local elementary school - 7 am – 9 pm.  Visit the 2017-2018 Budget Section of the District website for information, including the new Budget Q&A (compiled by the Board of Education to addresses many of the questions Board members heard during their recent listening tour across the community.)

Voting by Absentee Ballot: If you will not be in the area on May 16th to vote in the School Budget election, you can vote by absentee ballot. This is a two-step process: (1) You will need an application for an absentee ballot. Print one from www.mamkschools.org or pick up a copy from the District Clerk in the Superintendent’s Office at Mamaroneck High School. Applications must be submitted in person by 4pm on 5/15 if you want to pick up a ballot. (2) Absentee ballots must be received in the District Clerk’s Office by 5 pmTuesday, May 16. Contact the District Clerk, 914/220-3007 to check the registration status or for more info.

From the Larchmont Library 
Check out the library’s upcoming events, including ”Money Management 101 for Teens” for Grades 8 and up. Monday, May 22 at 7 pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Hoping to earn some cash this summer? Join us and learn how to make the most of every penny!   Lauren Albert, MHS teacher of Macroeconomics and Personal Finance, will share tips on managing money with topics including debit, credit, compound interest and more.

From the Town of Mamaroneck Recreation Dept.: Movie Night at Memorial Park 
Join the Town of Mamaroneck Recreation Department for a showing of SING on Friday, May 19th at dusk (approx. 8:20 pm) on a GIANT movie screen with free popcorn.  Bring your blanket, chair and a flashlight and join us on the lawn at Memorial Park. Free convenient parking is available across the street in Commuter Lot #1 Myrtle Blvd.


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

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 Michele Sloane.

STOP & SHOP
As many of you know, Stop & Shop runs an annual program where a percentage of dollars spent is sent back to the local schools. Just last year, the District received $20,000 in support from this program and MHS received just over $5000 of that! 

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.  

PTSA MEMBERSHIP
Please join the MHS PTSA as soon as possible and please consider adding an extra donation so that we can fund programs, grants and activities throughout the year. New this year–you can sign up for everything online!!!! Please click here or you can find the paper form on our website by clicking here. Your membership and support is incredibly helpful and truly funds efforts both in and outside the classroom!

MHS MERCHANDISE
Show your school spirt and purchase MHS gear. Click here to purchase current merchandise and continue to check back as new gear is added!