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    Welcome to the WPHS PTA

    Kristin Mulvey & Silvia Viciedo-Andrade

    PTA Co-Presidents

     
     
     

    High School News

     

    Please follow @WPHS_PTA on Twitter for events and information!

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

     

    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. 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:

     

    March 19: WPHS Mid-Winter Concert III - 7pm

     

    March 21: Guidance Dept presents College Panel - 7pm  Representatives from the admissions offices of public and private colleges (past presenters have come to us from SUNY Binghamton, Vassar, Cooper Union, Penn State and Union College) will present information on all aspects of the college application process, from choosing the correct school for you to the relative importance of standardized test scores, college essays, recommendations and the other elements of your application package, to the types of applications available. 

     

    March 22:  The Class of 2021 is hosting a Movie Night "Slumber Party".  It is a double feature (Shrek and Bohemian Rhapsody) and all WPCSD students, staff, and families are welcome to attend.  Bring your family, and invite your neighbors!  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and admission is $3.00. Please see the attached flyer.  Media Center - 5pm 

     

    March 28: WPHS PTA meeting "Understanding Your Teen" WPHS student panel shares their insights into our teens' world!"  In the WPHS Media Center - 7pm

     

    March 28: PTA Meeting 7 PM"Understanding Your Teen" WPHS student panel shares their insights into our teens' world!"  In the WPHS Media Center - 7pm

     

    March 29:  WPHS Junior Semi Formal 6:30-9:30 

     

    WPHS PTA Community Service Scholarshop for Seniors: Graduating Seniors who have completed 30 hours of community service between July 1, 2018 – April 15, 2019, are eligible to apply for the 2019 Community Service Scholarship. Applicants must provide the completed application, approximately 150 word essay and service log by April 25, 2019. Click here for the application

     

    Rochambeau Events:

     

    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 wphspta@gmail.com.

     

    Volunteer Opportunites:

     

    We have some fun volunteer opportunities coming up this Spring, and we will update this section each week.  Please keep an eye out  and join us at an event!!  Our WPHS PTA is only as strong as our volunteers!  You matter!  Please email wphspta@gmail.com to volunteer, or if you have any questions

     

    We need Snack bar concession volunteers - Engineering Expo, WPHS, Sunday, 3/31/19-8 parents needed (student volunteers also accepted - great for community service hours)  - Set up begins at 9:30 AM; event clean-up should be finished by 4 PM.  If you have a few hours on Sunday, 3/31, we need you!  We will grill, and sell lunch, snacks and beverages to the many participants and patrons of this annual event.
     
    We will need a Chair to supervise our Loucks Track Meet Concession day on Saturday, 5/11/19, as well as 8 parents needed throughout the day to grill and sell food to the large number of participants and patrons of this huge track meet.  Please join us for this fun day, supporting  our WPHS community!

     

    District Wide Events:

     

    2018-2019 Calendar: click here 

     

    The WPCSD Master Planning Committee would like your input.  We advise sitting with your child(ren) as they will have first hand knowledge on what improvements need to be made.  Click this link

     https://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=1787

     

    March 18:  "Coffee Talk" with Supt of Special Education - 7 pm, Ed House

     

    May 21: 12 - 9 pm School Budget and Board Member Vote (2 seats will be available)  For more information click here or see attached Press Release

     

     

    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):

    Click here to read

     

    #WPPROUD:

     

    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 

     

    Ongoing Items:

     

    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 @wph2021

    9th grade – Text the number 81010 and in the message type @8877hh

     

    Helpful Hint:

     

    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 Youth Bureau Internship Opportunity WPYB: Great summer internship opportunity for youths 16 and older. Click here for Info

     

    White Plains Library...Click here for March events

     

    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.

     

    Centro Hispano is providing homework help and much more. Click here for English Flyer or Click here for Spanish Flyer 

      

    City of White Plains - Special Needs registry.  See flyers attached to this email from the City of White Plains.

     

    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

    http://home.wepr-pta.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

     

    White Plains Public Library - News and Programs, The Edge, The Trove and coming in October, The Hub

    https://whiteplainslibrary.org/

     

    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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