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White Plains High School

Welcome to the WPHS PTA
Lori Hardy & Denise Serra
PTA Co-Presidents
  

High School News:

Upcoming Events:

March 20:  Board of Education Meeting @ 7:30 Ed House **please note this was originally scheduled for March 13th but it has been postponed.

March 22: Community Budget Forum #2 @ 7:30 p.m. WPHS B-1       

March 23: Guidance Dept presents...College Planning Night @ 7:00 p.m.

 
WPHS PTA Community Service Scholarship
Graduating Seniors who have completed 30 hours of community service between July 1, 2016 - April 15, 2017, are eligible to apply for the 2017 Community Service Scholarship. Click here for the application: 2017 PTA Community Service Scholarship
 
Class Rings for Juniors and Seniors...Any juniors and seniors interested in getting a CLASS RING can stop by Student Activities to get a catalog. Heff Jones will be her 3/22 from 11:30-12:30 in the Senior Lounge.

White Plains High School Prom...The prom will take place on Thursday June 1st, 2017 at the Surf Club on the Sound, 280 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle NY.  There will be a reception hour starting at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and dancing until 10:30pm.  Cost of the ticket is $80.00.  Checks can be made out to the WPHS Class of 2017.  Cash or money orders are also accepted.  Ticket sales will start 5/15 through 5/24     

Attention Parents of Seniors... The Local Scholarship Packet is available in the College and Career Center.

Volunteers Needed... The PTA is in need of volunteers for two upcoming events.  

The first event is the Engineering Expo on Sunday, April 2nd from 8:45 AM-4 PM We need approximately 8 volunteers.  The busiest time is during lunch from 11:30-2:00.  If you have an hour or two to spare, please contact Catherine Murphy at catmurphy@mac.com.

The second event is to help with the annual staff appreciation lunch on Friday, April 28th.  Please contact Lori Hardy at hardyL1@aol.com for more information.  We will also need donations of baked goods and fresh fruit.

District News:

 Special Needs PTA Meeting... ALL WELCOME! The White Plains PTA Council Special Needs Committee presents  "Special Needs Trusts: Determining the Financial Future of Your Child" on Tuesday 3/21 at 7:30pm, Post Road Media Center.  Open to all and free.  Presented by Adrienne Arkontaky Vice President, Managing Attorney at Cuddy Law Firm

Reunion del Comite PTA de Necesidades Especiales "Fideicomisos de Necesidades Especiales:  Determinacion de la situacion financiera Futuro de su hijo" Martes, 21 de Marzo de 2017, 7:30 pm Post Road School Media Center Secundaria de White Plains Abierto para todos gratis.  Presentado por Adrienne Arkontaky Vicepresidente, Abogado Gerente en Cuddy Law Firm.      

Walk/Bike to School... will be held on May 10,  2017

Test Prep Book Donations Needed... The May 2017 PTA Free Book Celebration is preparing to be an amazing event again this year.  We are however in need of Test Prep Books.   Please contact Caroline Furry dfurry@netzero.com or Caroline Stabb staabcaro@yahoo.com.                

White Plains PTA FREE Book Celebration Committee: We are currently recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to sit on the WP PTA FREE Book Celebration Board!   This is a district wide FREE literacy event that touches 1000's of students each year. The book fair supports literacy and the students look forward to it each year. The book celebration is held the first Saturday in May at Eastview MS.  A smaller version is held the day before at WPHS.  

The Book Celebration Committee members assist in  managing the event.  This is ONLY a 15-20 hour commitment over 5 months.  Most of the work can be done from home.  

 ·        Attend 2 meetings a year:  January and March

·         Hang posters at your school advertising the event

·         You would volunteer to sit on a subcommittee with another parent (ie refreshments, outreach, communication, publicity, entertainment or giveaways).  Each area has 2 volunteers.  The teams of 2 works together to complete their assignment (ie order backpacks for the event or solicit stop and shop for refreshments).

·         Each year ONE school would coordinate a collection at their respective home school.  ie. RW would collect books for our event in 2018, RW would not collect again for another 5 years. The year your respective school collects would be the only year that maybe you would reach a 20 hour commitment.  You would not be on your own, the entire school PTA and Book Celebration Committee would support this book drive at RW.

·         Attendance at the Book Celebration event.  Event runs from 10 am to noon.  Set up begins at 8:30 am that day.

Volunteering for this event is a fun and rewarding way to get involved in supporting ALL students within our district. Below is why this event is so important to our community and how volunteering 15 hours to sit on this Board positively impacts so many of our students.  Please read the description below to get a full understanding of why this event is sponsored.  

Please let Lori Hardy or Denise Serra know if you are interested in this position. 

District's Budget... Budget Vote will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from noon to 9pm (click here for your voting location)  click here to learn all about this year's budget

District's Instructional Priorities & Long Range Plan     has been released click here to read more about it

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City of White Plains Information:

City of White Plains Youth Bureau... Youth Employment Services click on link:

http://whiteplainsyouthbureau.org/index.php?id=18

 

 More Information...

Daily Announcements 

A great way to get daily information is to check out the "Daily Announcements" on the High School website. Click here

Remind App Codes: Get text messages of high school events by texting one of the attached codes. Click here

Questions/Comments
Lori Hardy, Co-President, Hardyl1@aol.com

Denise Serra, Co-President Deniseomserra@gmail.com

Griselda Ferma & Vicky Rebatta, Bilingual Liason  labruja20@aol.com

Cheila Mosa, Weekly Email chey1017@yahoo.com

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...Click here for membership form:

https://nyspta.force.com/newmemberregistration?unit=18-062 or 

contact us at wphspta@gmail.com for more information.  

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 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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