Welcome to the WPHS PTA
Kristin Mulvey & Silvia Viciedo-Andrade
High School News
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Congratulations to the WPHS PTA - We are excited to announce that WPHS PTA has successfully achieved the 2018-19 Alumni/Community membership award badge from New York State PTA. We appreciate your continued support!
Important Action Items
Join the PTA today. 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
WP High School Events:
March 19: WPHS Mid-Winter Concert III - 7pm
March 21: Guidance Dept presents College Panel - 7pm Representatives from the admissions offices of public and private colleges (past presenters have come to us from SUNY Binghamton, Vassar, Cooper Union, Penn State and Union College) will present information on all aspects of the college application process, from choosing the correct school for you to the relative importance of standardized test scores, college essays, recommendations and the other elements of your application package, to the types of applications available.
March 22: The Class of 2021 is hosting a Movie Night "Slumber Party". It is a double feature (Shrek and Bohemian Rhapsody) and all WPCSD students, staff, and families are welcome to attend. Bring your family, and invite your neighbors! Doors open at 5:00 pm, and admission is $3.00. Please see the attached flyer. Media Center - 5pm
March 28: WPHS PTA meeting "Understanding Your Teen" WPHS student panel shares their insights into our teens' world!" In the WPHS Media Center - 7pm
March 28: PTA Meeting 7 PM"Understanding Your Teen" WPHS student panel shares their insights into our teens' world!" In the WPHS Media Center - 7pm
March 29: WPHS Junior Semi Formal 6:30-9:30
WPHS PTA Community Service Scholarshop for Seniors: Graduating Seniors who have completed 30 hours of community service between July 1, 2018 – April 15, 2019, are eligible to apply for the 2019 Community Service Scholarship. Applicants must provide the completed application, approximately 150 word essay and service log by April 25, 2019. Click here for the application
WPHS PTA is looking for 1-2 Rochambeau parents who would like to join our PTA Board. This is a great way to get involved in your student’s educational experience. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
We have some fun volunteer opportunities coming up this Spring, and we will update this section each week. Please keep an eye out and join us at an event!! Our WPHS PTA is only as strong as our volunteers! You matter! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, or if you have any questionsWe need Snack bar concession volunteers - Engineering Expo, WPHS, Sunday, 3/31/19-8 parents needed (student volunteers also accepted - great for community service hours) - Set up begins at 9:30 AM; event clean-up should be finished by 4 PM. If you have a few hours on Sunday, 3/31, we need you! We will grill, and sell lunch, snacks and beverages to the many participants and patrons of this annual event.We will need a Chair to supervise our Loucks Track Meet Concession day on Saturday, 5/11/19, as well as 8 parents needed throughout the day to grill and sell food to the large number of participants and patrons of this huge track meet. Please join us for this fun day, supporting our WPHS community!
District Wide Events:
2018-2019 Calendar: click here
The WPCSD Master Planning Committee would like your input. We advise sitting with your child(ren) as they will have first hand knowledge on what improvements need to be made. Click this link
March 18: "Coffee Talk" with Supt of Special Education - 7 pm, Ed House
May 21: 12 - 9 pm School Budget and Board Member Vote (2 seats will be available) For more information click here or see attached Press Release
Guidance Dept News:
To find the schedule of Guidance Dept presentations, and in addition, if you've missed any of the Guidance Presentations, you also find all of that information on their web page after they've occurred: https://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/Page/20801"
The Orange (School Newspaper):
White Plains Public Schools: the educated choice. If you have not seen this video of our schools yet please take a moment to watch it now: click VIDEO #WPProud
Yearbooks are currently on sale. Go to yearbookforever.com to order your book now.
Math study center link Click here
Remind Codes: WPHS uses the Remind system as a way to communicate to families. Both students + parents should sign up for the appropriate Remind code. It will help your family stay in the loop as to what is happening at the school. Once you sign up the code remains the same thru Senior Year.
12th grade – Text the number 81010 and in the message type @e3d8813b9
11th grade – Text the number 81010 and in the message type @98g6h
10th grade – Text the number 81010 and in the message type @wph20219th grade – Text the number 81010 and in the message type @8877hh
WPHS Students' locker numbers and combinations can be found on Infinite Campus.
1. After logging in...select a student
2. Click the green "Try the new Campus Parent Portal" tab
3. Then click on General Info on the left side menu
4. Click on "Lockers"
5. The locker #, combo & location will be listed
City of White Plains/County Information
White Plains Youth Bureau Internship Opportunity WPYB: Great summer internship opportunity for youths 16 and older. Click here for Info
White Plains Library...Click here for March events
White Plains Library online 24/7 Tutoring (K-12) Your library card entitles you up to 7 free tutoring sessions per week. Please create an account using your full library card number or login now to get your free sessions. Here is the site with more info: https://whiteplainslibrary.org/tutor-com-info
Includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. The live, online tutoring and resume writing service is available every day from 2pm until 11pm ET. Here is a list of subjects. https://tutor.com/subjects It covers most classes taught in our schools. They also cover AP classes and SAT/ACT test prep.
City of White Plains - Special Needs registry. See flyers attached to this email from the City of White Plains.
Daily Announcements... A great way to get daily information is to check out the school's websites. For WPHS announcements click here for Rochambeau announcements click here.
Links of Interest:
New York State PTA - Advocacy, Resources
Westchester East Putnam Region PTA - Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Parent Engagement, Special Needs Education, Hispanic Outreach
White Plains School District - Board of Education, Strategic Plan, Meeting Dates, Past Minutes
City of White Plains Common Council - Agendas, Adopting budgets, Calendar
City of White Plains Youth Bureau - Programs, Calendar, Results
White Plains Public Library - News and Programs, The Edge, The Trove and coming in October, The Hub
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 email@example.com.
Kristin Mulvey, Co-President
Silvia Viciedo-Andrade, Co-President
Vicky Rebatta, Bilingual Liason
Cheila Mosa, Weekly Email
Sharon Sohl, Membership
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.