Intramural Boys’ Lacrosse: Dates December: 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and
January: 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 - We will meet in the Cafeteria. Equipment you will need: helmet, stick, and
gloves. If you don’t have equipment, we
will provide it for you, to borrow for the day. Dress Warm; we plan to go outside!!!
Intramural Floor Hockey: Dates: 12/6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 1/3, 9, 10, 17,
23, 24, 25, 26, 27 - Meet coach Armogida in the Cafeteria. We will be utilizing indoor gym space when
available, or using the NEW fitness room or blacktop outside.
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library December
12-16. All CL and Read180 classes will
be scheduled to visit the fair. During
the book fair the library will not be available for individual students to come
down and work during lunch/recess time. I
will be distributing brochures with some of the selections available at the
fair and there is a link to the electronic brochure on the front page of the
library web site. Visit the website by clicking here. See you at the fair!
8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.: Registration for the 8th grade trip to
Washington, D.C. (May 11-12) is NOW open! The deadline for the first deposit was last
Thursday! GOOD NEWS: There is still
space and time for you to register. See
Mrs. Holder or Mrs. Spiconardi TODAY!!! All
forms can be obtained from the Main Office, Room 116 and Room 316! Information is also listed on the Highlands
website. You must bring your
registration form, behavior contract and payment of $105 (check or money
order--NO CASH) to Room 316 OR Room 116.
Yearbook Sales: Pre-order
NOW for a discounted rate of $23, as of March 1st , 2017 - rate will increase to
$25. The only way to secure a yearbook
is to pre-order before March 1st, 2017. Once
pre-order sales have closed, books will be available in very limited numbers. Follow these Directions - Visit http://www.balfour.com/ Type in White Plains Middle
School-Highlands Click on Yearbook icon Add #, then Product(s) to Cart Fill out form and click SUBMIT *See Ms. Maffei or Ms.
Federico with questions
Available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Media Center from
2:40-4:15 pm. Students may sign up in
the cafeteria during lunch and meet in the Media Center hallway after
school. Students must have work
(including quiet reading) and stay for the full session.
WP High School PTA Craft Fair: Join the High school PTA on their Craft fair
on Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 -- 10 am to 4 pm.
Please see the LEFT HAND TABS for more information.
Board of Education Meeting: Monday, Dec. 12th at 7:30 pm Education House
Special Needs PTA Workshop: The White Plains Special Education Department
and Special Needs PTA invite you to a morning workshop, Understanding Your
Child’s IEP. This workshop covers the
nature and purpose of the IEP, the various components of the IEP, and a careful
analysis of the IEP form itself. Getting
a grasp on the IEP empowers parents to more appropriately assess their child’s
education program, and to take a position with regard to the need for changes
in the program. The workshop takes place
on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, at 9:00 AM Education House Assembly Room - Free and
Open to All. For more information,
please contact Deborah Augarten, Asst. Superintendent for Special Education and
Pupil Personnel Services at 914-422-2034.
WP PTA Book Donations Needed: If you are fall cleaning - DON'T give away
those Summer Reading (K-12) and TEST PREP books. Contact Caroline Furry,email@example.com
or Caroline Staab firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can drop off at their homes for
the May 2017 PTA FREE Book Celebration!
In addition, if you would like to join our committee and support
literacy please let us know. We are
always looking for enthusiastic volunteers!
Please no pre-K, coffee table books and/or reference books.
My Brother's Keeper Summit @ Highlands: The My Brother’s Keeper Planning Committee is
holding a Summit at Highlands Middle School, 128 Grandview Avenue, Tuesday, Dec.
6th, 6 p.m. to map out a plan to support lifelong positive outcomes for White
Plains young men and young boys of color. The Summit will address a number of important
issues regarding education and success.
December 10-December 18 Get into the spirit of the holidays at our expanded
WinterFest! Come enjoy Old World charm and the sights, smells, sounds and
tastes of the season. Shop for artisan foods and crafts and find just the right
holiday gift; stay and enjoy musical and dance performances from area schools
White Plains Little League: On behalf of the White Plains Little League
Board of Directors, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to
join us for our 23nd Season of Little League Baseball in the City of White
Plains. White Plains Little League has
much to be thankful for, and you are an important part to our success. We hope you will join us again this season!
This year players born between 5/1/02 and 12/31/11
(8/31/12 for boys only) can register. Registration
runs now through February 1, 2017. For
all the details, please visit their website by