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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! 

     

    Thank you to all who joined us Thursday for our first virtual PTA meeting of 2021.   Principal, Mr. Emerly Martinez and Assistant Principals Guy Vitiello, Reagan Figueroa and Sara Hall gave an uplifting and informative presentation.   We also approved our updated unit Bylaws.  You can Click here to view the recent amendments to the NYS bylaws that preceded the updates to our unit bylaws.  

    Please save the date for our next meeting  on March 4, 2021.  

    Membership Update: Thank you to all who have joined or donated.  If you are not a memeber, please join today.

    https://whiteplainshs-pta.new.memberhub.store/store

     

    Join the PTA Executive Board:  We are looking for WPHS and Rochambeau parents to join our WPHS PTA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 School year.  If you are interested in any of the positions listed below please email us at WPHSPTA@gmail.com to submit your name to the nominating committee.  Please see the attached document for details on these open positions:

    VP of Membership (2 year term)

    Treasurer (2 year term)

    Assistant Treasurer

    Corresponding Secretary (2 year term)

    Spirit Wear Chairperson(s)  (No term limits)

    PTA Newsletter Chair(s) (No term limits)

      

    WPHS UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Monday, February 8th: Board of Ed Meeting, 7:30pm

    Thursday, February 11th: Guidance Night - Junior College Planning 6:30pm via Zoom

    Monday, February 15th - Friday February 19th: Schools and Offices Closed

     

    ROCHAMBEAU SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Monday, February 8th: Board of Ed Meeting, 7:30pm

    Monday, February 15th - Friday February 19th: Schools and Offices Closed

     

     

    HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS & INFORMATION

    Guidance Night: Junior College Planning - Thursday, February 11th  at 6:30pm via Zoom.  This program will introduce juniors and their parents/guardians to the college exploration and application process using Naviance.  All aspects of the program will be demonstrated, and a timeline will be provided to ensure that you are on track for submitting your applications in your senior year.  This is an important evening for all juniors, but it is essential for students who intend to apply Early Decision or Early Action in the fall.  In addition, we will also discuss the types of applications, methods of applying, and all of the different elements that the student is responsible for in completing each application.  We will also be joined by financial aid representatives from local colleges to discuss loans, scholarships, FAFSA and work study. This evening will be presented in English and Spanish. 

    Zoom Link:
    https://zoom.us/j/93841161948?pwd=Y1UyZEhGTEhHaGgyQzlXK2RaektBdz09
    Meeting ID: 938 4116 1948
    Passcode: 721964

     

    Senior Love Week: Please join us in celebrating our Seniors the week of February 8th through the 12th, as we create small acts of love for our amazing students! All week long, around the City of White Plains, we will spread “Senior Love”  and the liquid sign boards will have this display: 

    The display locations: at/near the entrances to the parking garages at City Center, Galleria, library, WP train station, Hamilton-Main garage, Shapham Place Lot (near intersection of Mamaroneck Ave & Bloomingdale Rd).

    Also, Monday- Friday:

    • We will distribute in the building (HS & Roch) small goody bags for all SENIORS

    • Senior Love Letters (emails) will be sent to our SENIORS! 

    • Wednesday- Turn all of our Social Media to SENIOR LOVE - post a message to our SENIORS!

    • Videos will be shared form staff/PTA or parents spreading love!

    Please join us in spreading some love by sending any videos to Dr. Freeman-Mack at natashafreemanmack@wpcsd.k12.ny.us and she will be sure to post them to our Class of 2021!

     

     

    WPHS Parent Teacher Association 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.

    How do you qualify?

    • Volunteer 20 hours in the community between July 1, 2020 and April 15, 2021 (hours may be accrued in-person or online/virtual)
    • Submit a completed, signed application including log of community service hours and 150-word response by the deadline of April 15, 2021
    • Graduate from White Plains High School in June 2021 and plan to attend post high school education (trade school/college/university) in Fall 2021

      What is the deadline? Applications are due by April 15, 2021 – late applications not accepted. Click here for application

     

    COVID INFORMATION

    White Plains High School Athletics Web App & Schedules

     

     

    YEARBOOKS

    • Yearbooks are NOW on Sale - Order your yearbook today at https://yearbookforever.com/. Yearbooks are currently $64.00 but this deal won’t last long. The price will increase on April 30, 2021. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to SAVE. 

    Be a part of the yearbook and send in your baby photos, pet photos and 2020-2021 trending photos!  See attached flyers for more details or the below QR code.

     

    DISTRICT NEWS:

    2020-2021 School Calendar: click here

    COVID-19 Re-opening Information 

     

    COMMUNITY NEWS:

    Friends of White Plains - The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau is offering four $1,000 "It's Her Time" college scholarships to female high school seniors in White Plains. Applicants must be planning to attend college in September 2021, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must be actively engaged in leadership and community service. Applicants should submit a one page essay about why leadership and service are important to you and how you have engaged in leadership and service in your community, along with a transcript and resume. Applications must be submitted by 3/31/21 to itshertimewp@gmail.com. See attached flyer for more details.

     

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 2021 Students of The Year Campaign: White Plains High School sophomores, Ryleigh Falvey and Sophia Emmert, are participating in the 2021 Students of The Year Campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are 20 teams of high school students from Westchester and Fairfield County participating in the campaign this year but this is the only team representing White Plains! By participating in this campaign they are honoring those who have battled blood cancers and are raising money that will go directly to LLS in support of its long-standing mission to find a cure and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Their team is called Visions for a Victory and they are looking to raise over $35,000 during the seven week campaign which ends on March 11th.  Please click here for more information and to make a donation!

     

    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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