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
Our Next PTA meeting: ‘The Crisis of Teens and Vaping – What Can Parents Do?’ is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 7 PM at the WPHS Media Center.
1. A short discussion of PTA-business
2. An informative presentation on ‘Teens and Vaping’ given by Lauren Eskenazi, LCSW. Lauren will educate parents on reasons why vaping is so attractive to many of our teens, what the health consequences of vaping are, and how parents can help educate our children to either avoid or stop using e-cigarettes. We hope that all of our parents attend this very important meeting. As a community who cares about the well-being of our children, we all need to be informed.
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:
Jan 17: Guidance Dept presents, Juniors College Applications Toolkit
Jan 24: PTA Meeting and Presentation on the Crisis of Teen Vaping
Jan 2019: Regents Test Prep click here
Jan 22-25: WPHS Regents & Finals & Midterms, schedule linked here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Wide Events:
Jan 28: "Coffee Talk" with Assistant Superintendent of Special Education - 7pm- 8pm, Ed House Click here for flyer
2018-2019 Calendar: click here
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 Library...The Edge is turning 5 and they are having a party to celebrate. Dec 14 6-9pm. Ask an employee of the Edge for more information and tickets.
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.
Pace University - Center for Academic Enrichment strives to inspire every student to achieve success in school. The environment at the Center is one of support and challenge to each individual student. They provide several supportive programs for children in grades Pre-K through 12th. Their services include: Private and Small Group Tutoring, Test Preparation, Homework Help, Saturday Literacy Program, After School Program and Summer Enrichment Programs and MORE.
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.