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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.

     

    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! 

    We currently have 307 members and we are trying to reach our goal of 360 members. Please help us reach our goal and join the PTA!

     

    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

     

    Our Fall Tiger Tales newsletter has been mailed out! Please see attached for an electronic copy. Tiger Tales Newsletter

     

    WP High School Events:

     

     

    Dec 2: Special Needs PTA Mtg, at WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Dec 4: Curriculum Planning - 11:30am Dismissal (grades 6-12)

     

    Dec 5: WPHS Guidance Night: College Bound with a 504 or IEP, 7pm

     

    Dec 9: Board of Ed Meeting, WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Dec 10: Winter Concert I, 7pm

     

    Dec 12: Winter Concert II, 7pm

     

    Dec 13: Holiday Songwriters' Showcase, 7:30pm

     

    Dec 14: WPHS PTA Craft Fair, 10am-4pm

     

    Dec 18: PTA Council Meeting, Education House, 7pm

     

    Dec 19: Student Activities Holiday Bazaar, Lunchtime

     

    Dec 23 - Jan 3: Holiday Recess - No School

     

    Rochambeau Events:

      

    Dec 2: Special Needs PTA Mtg, at WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Dec 4: Senior Photos 

     

    Dec 4: Curriculum Planning - 11:30am Dismissal (grades 6-12)

     

    Dec 5: WPHS Guidance Night: College Bound with a 504 or IEP, 7pm

     

    Dec 6: Underclass Photo Retakes

     

    Dec 9: Board of Ed Meeting, WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Dec 14: WPHS PTA Craft Fair, 10am-4pm

     

    Dec 18: PTA Council Meeting, Education House, 7pm

     

    Dec 20: Holiday Feast 

     

    Dec 23 - Jan 3: Holiday Recess - No School

     

    Ongoing Events/ Important Information 

     

    White Plains High School Midnight Run is in the process of starting a food pantry for our building.  We are collecting specific items (please see the attached flyer).  We are also accepting monetary and gift card donations.   Please consider our pantry when you are making your weekly shopping trip. 

    Midnight Run Food Pantry Flyer

     

    2019-2020 School Calendar: click here

     

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

     

    Holiday Craft Fair: WPHS 27th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday December 14 from 10am - 4pm.  Free admission and free entertainment.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

    Holiday Craft Fair 2019 English

    Holiday Craft Fair 2019 Spanish

     

    Donations needed for the Holiday Craft Fair: The PTA needs donations of food and snack items we can sell at the concession stand to raise money for our grants and programs.  They can be homemade or store-bought.  Please see the Sign-up Genius page to indicate what you can donate. Thank you for your generostiy!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ca8ac2ea75-craft 

     

    Volunteers needed for the Holiday Craft Fair!!

    We need both high school student and adult volunteers for the following:

    • Traffic Control: (student and adult) 7:30 am - 10 am

    • Vendor Assist- AM (student and adult; helping vendors move their items from their cars to their tables): 8 am - 10 am

    • Vendor Assist - PM (student and adult; helping vendors move their items from their tables to their cars):  3 pm - 5 pm

    • Raffle Ticket Sales (1 adult needed): 10 am - 12 pm  or 12pm - 3 pm

    If you'd like to volunteer, please email sandra.alexandrou@gmail.com

     

    Winter Sports Registration is now open: Anyone interested in trying out for a Winter Sport must register at Family ID.  Click on the link to register.  https://www.familyid.com/organizations/white-plains-city-school-district-athletics  

     

    District Wide Events:

     

    Free Book Celebration - Parents Needed:  The White Plains PTA Council is in need of a group of parents to support the Free Book Celebration that takes place on May 2, 2020.  Primary tasks include collecting and leveling books, marketing and coordinating support on the event day.  This is a special event that our colleague Caroline Fury managed for many years.  We are hoping to find volunteers ASAP so we can continue to celebrate and promote literacy in our community through this program.  Please contact James Dean or Gina Norfleet at wpptacouncil@gmail.com for further details to find out how you can get involved.

     

    Community Information:

    Burke's 9th annual Brain Bee Championship, Feb. 26, 2020: Amaze your family, friends and Burke's Medical staff of clinicians and researchers with your knowledge of the brain and nervous system.  Prizes and Scholarships will be awarded!  Please see attached flyer for more information. 

    Burke's Brain Bee Flyer

     

    Parenting for Prevention Please see the attached November Newsletter and helpful information about the peer pressure that teens face at this time of year and how you can help them.

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    November Newsletter - Power To the Parent

     

    Feb 28: 5-School Fundraiser at the Coliseum in White Plains at 7:30 pm.  See attached flyer for details.

    5 School Fundraiser

     

    White Plains Library See attached flyer for Edge events during the month of November. November Calendar

     

    White Plains Library is looking for Teen Volunteers The White Plains Library is actively seeking teen volunteers for their STEM Buddies and Reading Buddies programs, as well as their ongoing Do Gooders group.  More information can be found here: https://whiteplainslibrary.org/2019/08/fall-teen-volunteers/.

     

    White Plains Library is looking for Facilitators and Assistants: The White Plains Library is looking for Program Facilitators and Assistants to run and help at Maker Camps during the upcoming school vacations - Dec 23, 26, 27 & 30; Feb 18-21; April 6-9.  Please see attached for full job posting details.

    WP Library Maker Camp - Facilitator Job Posting

    WP Library Maker Camp - Assistant Job Posting

     

    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.

     

    Census 2020: For more information about the Census please see attached.  

    Census Questionnaire - Spanish (1).pdf

     

    Daily Announcements:

     

    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

    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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