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    Welcome to the WPHS PTA 

    Liz Murray & Suzette Vitale 

    PTA Co-Presidents 

    mailto:wphspta@gmail.com

     
     
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    High School News

     

    Please follow @WPHS_PTA on Twitter for events and information!

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

     

     

    Happy Thanksgiving Week!  

    The WPHS PTA is THANKFUL for all of our members and our White Plains City School District families!  We appreciate your continued support of our fundraisers and membership. 

    It was so wonderful to see so many turn out for our PTA Meeting this past Thursday.  Our guest speakers, Student Assistant Counselors Valerie Sutton (WPHS) and Gina Donahue (Highlands) did a fantastic job offering guidance and resources to help our children and ourselves during these difficult times.  Their presentation is attached below--it's definitely worth checking out.

    Our first WPHS PTA Neighborhood Food Truck Fundraiser was a huge success!  Shout out to Deidre Kimble for organizing The Westchester Burger Company Food Truck in the Westminster Ridge area. We would love to bring this great fundraiser to your neighborhood.  Please e-mail us at WPHSPTA@gmail.com if you're interested in finding out how to coordinate a Food Truck Fundraiser in your area.  It's super easy to organize, the food is delicious and you don't have to cook!

    We have 3 amazing shopping experiences for you this week... 

    1. Virtual Holiday Craft Fair had another AMAZING week!  TOMORROW be on the lookout for our week 3 Craft Fair Newsletter featuring new vendors with unique and personalized gifts.  As you know, we are honored to hold this year's Virtual Fair in memory of Kishal Rao who chaired the event for many years and passed away in August 2020 after a long battle with cancer.  If you are interested in making a donation to the WPHS PTA in Kishal's name please click on this link: https://whiteplainshs-pta.new.memberhub.store/store

    Rest Assured...There's still time to shop our amazing vendors from the last 2 weeks:    

    Grey House Creations:  greyhousecreations@yahoo.com

    Origami Owl: sandydaly.origamiowl.com

    Three Gems Unlimited: Instagram: threegemsunlimited  Facebook: threegemsunlimited 

    DoTerra Essential Oils: my.doterra.com/andreasieger

    Biscotti Road:  https://biscottiroad.com/

    Tupperware by Alana Marrone: https://www.alanam.my.tupperware.com 

    Lai Life Products: www.lailifeproducts.com

    Usborne Books & More: https://L6747.myubam.com 

    Color Street-Dry Nail Polish: www.colorstreet.com/margiejennings

     

    Please Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

    Facebook:  WPHS PTA Holiday Craft Fair

    https://m.facebook.com/pg/2020CraftFair/community/?ref=m_notif&mt_nav=0

    Instagram:   WPHS_craft_fair

     

    2. AMAZON: How great is it that you can shop at Amazon AND they will donate to our PTA?  If you aren't familiar with Amazon Smile, (smile.amazon.com), for every purchase completed using smile.amazon.com with White Plains High School PTA as your beneficiary, Amazon will contribute .5% to the WPHS PTA.  There are no fees or extra costs.  To register WPHS PTA as your beneficiary/charity of choice, please go to http://smile.amazon.com/.

     

    3. WPHS Swag:  Our On-Line Spirit Wear Store is generating quite the ROAR!

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    Show your SCHOOL SPIRIT with our  sweatshirts, flannel pants, shorts, hats, scarves and so much more.  Be sure to also purchase your DUBSET Flag--they make a great background for remote learning.  PLEASE NOTE: our On-Line Spirit Wear Store closes Tuesday, 12/1  All orders will be available for pick-up at the WPHS Main Entrance on Wednesday, December 9th between 12-2pm.  Alternate pick up arrangements by request only.  Use this link to order: 

    https://whiteplainshspta.new.memberhub.store/store 

     

    Our PTA Membership Family Gets Bigger! Again, we are so thankful for all who have joined or donated.  We are so close to reaching our fall goal but still need more members.  Support our students, parents, and teachers by becoming a member of the PTA. Please click on the link below or use the attached membership form to join today!

    https://whiteplainshs-pta.memberhub.store

       

     WPHS UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Monday, November 23rd: Senior Class Meeting at 3pm via Zoom (details below)

    Monday, November 23rd: Junior Class Meeting at 3:30pm via Zoom (details below)

    Tuesday, November 24th: Sophomore Class Meeting at 3pm via Zoom (details below)

    Tuesday, November 24th: Freshman Class Meeting at 3:30pm via Zoom (details below)

    Wednesday, November 25th: Senior Class Ring Rep in Media Center

    Thursday, November 26th: Thanksgiving Day - Schools and Offices Closed 

    Friday, November 27th: Schools and Offices Closed

    Monday, December 14th: Board of Ed Meeting, 7:30pm

     

    ROCHAMBEAU SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Thursday, November 19th: PTA Meeting, 7pm - Zoom details above

    Thursday, November 26th: Thanksgiving Day - Schools and Offices Closed 

    Friday, November 27th: Schools and Offices Closed 

     

    HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS & INFORMATION:

     

    • Principal Emerly's November 2020 Newsletter

       

    • Senior Portrait Flyer

       

    • COVID Communications

       

    • White Plains High School Athletics Web App & Schedules

       

    • Community Service Flyer

       

    • Senior Class Meeting for students with Dr. Freeman-Mack to discuss what is happening at school, such as REMIND access, Class Rings and Senior Portraits as well as clubs and other group opportunities.  Monday, November 23rd at 3pm via Zoom.

      https://zoom.us/j/99518955885?pwd=UEZlcjlydFcvNXowTnRMU2lZL1Zsdz09

      Meeting ID: 995 1895 5885

      Passcode: 031824

       

    • Junior Class Meeting for students with Dr. Freeman-Mack to discuss what is happening at school, such as REMIND access, as well as clubs and other group opportunities.  Monday, November 23rd at 3:30pm via Zoom.

      https://zoom.us/j/99400723856?pwd=QnFvNVJkdW00YWZ3V0ZGWE1hUkR4dz09

      Meeting ID: 994 0072 3856

      Passcode: 880520

       

    • Sophomore Class Meeting for students with Dr. Freeman-Mack to discuss what is happening at school, such as REMIND access, as well as clubs and other group opportunities.  Tuesday, November 24th at 3pm via Zoom.

      https://zoom.us/j/99301456593?pwd=OVdHMFNBUTlxRG9XWnhKWTUxci8vdz09

      Meeting ID: 993 0145 6593

      Passcode: 562873

       

    • Freshman Class Meeting for students with Dr. Freeman-Mack to discuss what is happening at school, such as REMIND access, as well as clubs and other group opportunities.  Tuesday, November 24th at 3:30pm via Zoom.

      https://zoom.us/j/96458296910?pwd=MGlXb3UzVXhJZzh6TjROY096NXBhUT09

      Meeting ID: 964 5829 6910

      Passcode: 998524

       

    • Senior Class Rings - for any interested students, the ring rep will be in the Media Center on Wednesday, November 25th (this is the corrected date - flyer still says Nov 18th).  Please click here for more details.

       

    • WPHS UNDERCLASSMEN photos will be held the week of December 7th.  Please click here for more details.

       

    • WPHS REMOTE UNDERCLASSMEN students only: If you already took your UNDERCLASSMAN picture- Your student ID cards (and photos only if you ordered them) are available and may be picked up on WEDNESDAY- November 25th at the BOOK ROOM entrance across from the Student Parking Lot.  If you need to confirm that the Activities Office has your student ID- please call Ms. Adamiak 914-422-2192 - before November 25th.  

      To support social distancing, pick up times are indicated below - by your last name:

      A-F  12-12:30pm

      G-M 12:40-1:10pm

      N-S  1:20pm-1:50pm

      T-Z  1:50pm- 2:20pm

      Please be sure to wear a mask when you come to retrieve your student ID.

      IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN A PICTURE THIS YEAR, you may do so on Wednesday, December 9TH, 11:30AM- 2:30PM in the media center (please be sure to wear a mask).

     

    DISTRICT NEWS:

    2020-2021 School Calendar: click here

     

     COVID-19 Re-opening Information 

    White Plains Youth Bureau - Indoor & Outdoor youth sports program for ages 12-16 starting October 19th.  The program is FREE! and will be run by Backyard Sports Inc. All CDC and OCFS guidelines for COVID19 followed.  Click here for more details

     

    COMMUNITY NEWS:

     

    K.N.O.W.2Prevent, A Westchester Virtual Speaker Series - All parents and adult community members are invited to join K.N.O.W. 2 Prevent, the Knowledge Network of Westchester, for the next installment of our virtual speaker series. This presentation features timely information about protecting youth mental health as we approach the winter months with the continued impact of COVID-19 for youth and families.  

    Youth Mental Health 101: Supporting Teens in These Challenging Times

    Tuesday, December 8th, 7:00 - 8:30pm, via Zoom

    Register here: https://www.know2prevent.org/2020-2021-speaker-series

     

     

     

    November is Healthy Lung Month!
     

     

     

    White Plains Public Library - November events for families, kids and teens - please click here for more details.

    White Plains Public Library - Expanded tutoring services available with your White Plains library card from Tutor.com via our website.  This is one-to-one tutoring, along with a variety of other services such as standardized test prep.  Click here for more tutoring details.

     

    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 & Suzette Vitale, Co-Presidents 

    Silvia Viciedo-Andrade, Bilingual Liason 

    Amanda Dennis, Corresponding Secretary

    Meryl Stevens, 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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