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    Welcome to the WPHS PTA

    Kristin Mulvey & Silvia Viciedo-Andrade

    PTA Co-Presidents

     
     
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    High School News

     

    Please follow @WPHS_PTA on Twitter for events and information!

    Please "Like" and "Follow" @WPHSPTA on Facebook! 

    We have our own Remind code!  This year WPHS PTA is going to have a WPHS PTA Remind code, using the Remind app that is used throughout the high school.  We will use this system to alert our families of all WPHS PTA happenings and volunteer opportunities.  If you are interested in staying updated through Remind, please send a text to 81010, and enter this message/code @wphspt.

     

    Membership is critical to the PTA's efforts to support our students, the Senior Recognition Fund, grants for teachers to enhance the students' experiences, parent and student programs and more...Use the membership form attached to join the WPHS PTA today! 

     Click here for membership form

     Click here for online registration

     

    2019-2020 School Calendar: click here

      

    District News:

    Joint PTA School District Budget Presentation - this Thursday, 4/23/20, 6 PM via Zoom

     

    Please join us for a 2020-21 WPCSD budget presentation this Thursday, April 23 at 6 PM.  This presentation will be via Zoom, and will be conducted by Dr. Ricca, Superintendent, and Dr. Vaccaro-Teich, Asst. Supt for Business, of WPCSD.  This is a very important presentation for all families in our school district, as it will outline the proposed school budget vote and our District's plans for 2020-21.  #WPProud

     

    Zoom info (works on any computer, device, smartphone, etc.)  Please mute your volume as you join the meeting, as there will be many users in attendance (unmuting when you have a question, of course):

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/99227448100?pwd=NDU5VlE4VlFRV1Joekkza3RMUG1Pdz09

     

    Meeting ID: 992 2744 8100

    Password: 4ma8uz

      

    Guidance Department Information:

    Please see the attached 'Parenting for Prevention' newsletter which highlights 4-20 (National Marijuana Day), Alcohol Awareness and CODA information as it relates to COVID-19.  If you need support, please reach out to our Student Assistance Counselor, Susan Murphy, at susanmurphy@wpcsd.k12.ny.us

    Parenting for Prevention April 2020

     

    Guidance Dept News: Click here for the Guidance Dept webpage.  This page is full of great information for parents.  

     

    Open 2020-22 WPHS PTA Positions

    We need you!! Get involved! We are looking for WPHS and Rochambeau School parents to work with us during the 2020-21 school year!!

    If you have any questions, or are interested in any of these open positions, please email wphspta@gmail.com to submit your name to the Nominating Committee.  These are our open 2020-21 WPHS PTA positions (for 2-year terms):

     

    Co-Presidents (one of which will be a special 1 yr term 2020-21 only; other president will be 2 yr term 2020-2022): Restructuring this way will allow us to have Co-Presidents where, beginning in 2021-22, we will have one existing co-Presidents & one ‘new’ co-president each year, so that it’s an easier transition.

    Or 

    Co-Presidents (2) both 2020-2022:

    Oversee an outstanding executive team as they manage their various functions of WPHS PTA, i.e. Finance, Fundraising, Advocacy, Senior Award program, Educational Grant program, etc. Responsible for proforma insurance, food permit, etc. filings, done annually via simple renew procedure. Meet with the WPHS Principal (monthly,) and the Director of Rochambeau (as needed.)

     

    Asst. Treasurer: 

    Assist Treasurer with making deposits into the local bank account; help to maintain monthly budget updates.

     

    PTA Council Reps:

    Two people to represent WPHS PTA at monthly WP PTA Council meetings held in the evening at Ed House.  Must be able to attend the monthly PTA Council evening meetings.

     

    Bilingual Representative: provide translation services during our general PTA meetings via WPHS headsets; provide translations for written English PTA communication, as needed. Be a liaison to the Spanish-speaking population for our PTA.

     

    Social Media Chair (FB/Twitter): Responsible for maintaining WPHS PTA’s public Facebook and Twitter accounts. Post relevant PTA and WPHS/Rochambeau related info to keep our membership informed.

     

    PTA Advocacy

    In this time while many of us are at home, we can still advocate on behalf of our WPHS/Rochambeau students.  NYS PTA has many ongoing advocacy campaigns on behalf of all NYS students.  Please take a minute to review & support their "Take Action" for:

    • Meeting Needs of Students and Families During Covid-19

    • Providing Emergency Covid-19 Funding for Family Engagement Centers

    • Supporting Public Education and Protecting the Health of All Children and Youth as NY families battle Covid-19

    • Saying NO to Recreational Marijuana and NO to flavored e-cigarettes

    • Banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and flavored e-liquids

    Here is the link to review all PTA advocacy items: https://nyspta.org/home/advocacy/take-action/

     

    Community Information: 

    White Plains Library If you haven't heard, the Library has gone virtual for a number of programs.  Storytimes, meditation, book groups, tech programs, and more.  Check out the April Virtual Calendar here: https://bit.ly/wpplAprilVirtualEvents

     

    Also, you can sign up for Josh Calrson's (WP Library Youth Services Manager) eNewsletter, What's the Story?, for families, caregivers, kids and teens.  He is sending out a wealth of resources from around the web, highlighting the many expanded digital resources you can access through the Library, at home activities, articles on parenting, and just trying to find new ways to maintain social connections with you during this time of physical distancing.  

     

    Sign up for What's the Story? here:  bit.ly/wpplsignupWhatsTheStory.  On that page you can also find archives of past issues. 

     

    Links of Interest:

     

    New York State PTA - Advocacy, Resources

    http://www.nyspta.org/

     

    Westchester East Putnam Region PTA - Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Parent Engagement, Special Needs Education, Hispanic Outreach  https://weprpta.com 

     

    White Plains Public Library - News and Programs, The Edge, The Trove and coming in October, The Hub

    https://whiteplainslibrary.org/

     

    White Plains School District - Board of Education, Strategic Plan, Meeting Dates, Past Minutes

    https://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/Page/26

     

    City of White Plains Common Council - Agendas, Adopting budgets, Calendar

    http://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/index.aspx?nid=90

     

    City of White Plains Youth Bureau - Programs, Calendar, Results

    http://whiteplainsyouthbureau.org/index.php?id=3

     

    Join the PTA...

     

    Membership supports the PTA's efforts to advocate for our students, the Senior Recognition Fund, grants for teachers to enhance the students experiences, parent and student programs and more...

    To join the WPHS PTA, Click here for online registration,

    print the attached Membership Form or contact wphspta@gmail.com

     

    Questions/Comments:

     

    Kristin Mulvey, Co-President

    Silvia Viciedo-Andrade, Co-President

    Vicky Rebatta, Bilingual Liason 

    Cheila Mosa, Weekly Email

    Sharon Sohl, Membership

    Contact: wphspta@gmail.com 

     

    The Goals of PTA are:

     

    • to promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
    • to raise the standards of home life.
    • to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
    • to bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
    • to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.      

     

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