Welcome to Mamaroneck High School PTSA

 

Coming Up

IMPORTANT FALL DATES

October 20 - The Road To College/Transition Fair for Special Education Students, 7 pm, MHS Library  

October 21 - Conversation with the Principal, 9:00am & 7:30pm, Library Classroom   

October 23 - MHS Financial Aid Night for Latino Parents, 6:30 pm,  Part 1, Library Classroom  

October 22 – MHS Padres Unidos Workshop, 7 pm

October 25 - ACT Test, Mamaroneck High School

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

Conversation with the Principal: “The Perils and Promise of the Teenage Brain”.  Tuesday, October 21 – 9am and 7:30pm, MHS Library Classroom 

Come meet with Principal Liz Clain and join in the discussion about how understanding teenage brain development helps educators and parents. Please RSVP for either presentation to Kathy Helms at larchmontkathy@hotmail.com  Spanish translation will be available at the evening event if required.  
 
Attention Parents: Directory App!
You should have received an email on Monday asking you to verify your data for the student directory with a unique user name and password. The deadline to verify is October 23 . If you do not verify your information or we do not hear from you by October 23, your data will be included in the directory as is.
 
If you do not want any or all of your data (address, home phone and email address(es) included in the directory, you may remove some or all of the information when you enter the system to validate your listing. If you have difficulties validating or editing your data or did not receive an email regarding the process, please email Janine Steely.


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.

MHS Community Day of Service - Tuesday, November 4 (Election/Superintendent’s Conference Day) 
Student volunteers sign up on overpass at lunch Tuesday October 21- Friday October 24. Service projects include making sandwiches for the Hope Soup Kitchen, food drive at Stop & Shop, volunteering at Sarah Neuman and many more. Shifts are 1-2 hours in morning or afternoon. Click here for the list of projects: 2014 Volunteer Info
 
Parent volunteers are needed - click here. We are also 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

 
Mock ACT and SAT Testing 
Did you miss last week’s Applerouth Education presentation? Click here to see what you missed.  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
 

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! 

Senior Parents…Yearbook Ad due dates extended!

It’s not too late…but hurry!  There is only a short time that ads will still be accepted before they have to ship the pages to the publisher.  Click here for guidelines and contact Carol Scheffler with questions. 

 

FROM SEPTA

“The Road to College and Transition Fair”  Monday, October 20, 7 pm, MHS Library - The transition fair is an opportunity for parents of special education students with higher needs to meet with and gather information from representatives of state agencies, college readiness programs and college disability offices.  Breakout sessions will be held with Mamaroneck High School transition counselor, Laura Petersen, from 7:15 – 7:45p.m. and another with a vocational counselor from ACCES-VR from 8:15 -8:45 p.m.   For additional information, click here. En Espanol, por favor haga click aqui.
 

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.