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    Welcome to the WPHS PTA 

    Liz Murray 

    PTA President

    mailto:wphspta@gmail.com

     
     
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    High School News 

    Please follow @WPHS_PTA on Twitter for events and information!

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    JOIN THE PTA!!

     https://whiteplainshs-pta.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

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

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    PTA MEETING

    We had a great turn out at our PTA Meeting last Thursday.  Our speaker, Kathy Moccio from the Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) offered coping strategies for our children and ourselves such as finding time to laugh and exercise.  She really stressed the importance of mental health and reminded us that we are not alone raising kids in general and especially during this crazy time.  Please see Kathy’s contact information below should you or your child need support or someone to talk to. 

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    Kathleen Moccio, LCSW-R
    Clinical Coordinator for 
    Children's Services at MHA of Westchester
    (914) 703-8021
    MoccioK@mhawestchester.org

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    WPHS & WPHS & ROSHAMBEAU UPCOMING EVENTS:

    FRIDAY 1/28:  Second Marking Period Ends

    WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS!

    Scan Code to buy a yearbook or submit photos to the yearbook staff

    Yearbook

      

    WPHS PTA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:

    A key value of the PTA’s mission is Commitment, which it defines as a dedication to supporting the educational success, health, and well-being of students through strong family and community engagement. The WPHS PTA Community Service Award serves to recognize and encourage WPHS seniors who embody the value of Commitment by dedicating their time to volunteering in our community.

    Click here for the application

    How do you qualify?

     Volunteer 30 hours in the community between July 1, 2021 and April 15, 2022 (hours may be accrued in-person or online/virtual). Please note that these 30 hours are beyond those hours required for National Honor Society membership.

     Submit a completed, signed application including log of community service hours and 150-word response by the deadline of April 15, 2022

     Graduate from White Plains High School in June 2022 and plan to attend post high school education (trade school/college/university) in Fall 2022

     What is the deadline?

     Applications are due by April 15, 2022 – late applications will not be accepted

     How do you submit an application?

     Need help finding community service projects?

    Contact Mrs. Amy Geiger, WPHS Community Service Program Coordinator wphscommunityservice@wpcsd.k12.ny.us

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    COMMUNITY NEWS:

    Covid test

    The tests are completely free! The tests will ship via USPS in 7-12 days, beginning in late January. 

    Order your tests now so you have them when you need them! 

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    WHITE PLAINS LIBRARY

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    Thursday, 01/27:  Forever Young Adult Book Club,   7-8pm via Zoom

    Book club
    Click here for Zoom link
    Get your copy:  (Library Collection / OverDrive & Libby)

    Wednesdays, 02/02 TO 04/27:  Spanish for Beginners, Level 2

    Spanish

    MONDAY 12/06 thru FRIDAY 02/04:  Marc Shanker Exhibition of Art Books

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     Find out more about the exhibit and Marc Shanker here.

    JANUARY:  Holocaust Remembrance Events

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    Thursday, 01/27:   Holocaust Remembrance Day Virtual Author Visit
                                             4:30-5:30pm; Click here to register

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    CITY OF WHITE PLAINS

    Fall & Winter 2021-2022:  The Recreation and Parks Guide for Fall/Winter is now available.  Registration is now ongoing.

    Click here for full guide. 

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    Monday 01/24: Typical Teen Moodiness or an Emerging Mental Health Challenge?

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    HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS & INFORMATION   

    DISTRICT NEWS:

    2020-2021 School Calendar: click here

    COVID-19 Re-opening Information 

     

    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:

    Liz Murray, Presidents 

    Deidre Kimble, VP Membership

    Tina Michell, Corresponding Secretary

    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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