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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. 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

     

    WP High School Events:

     

     

    Oct 7: Special Needs PTA Mtg at WPHS media center, 7:30pm

     

    Oct 8: Guidance Night at El Centro Hispano, 7pm

     

    Oct 9: No School

     

    Oct 14: No School

     

    Oct 16: 11:40am Dismissal

     

    Oct 21: Special Education Coffee Talk at Education House 7pm

     

    Oct 22: Student Volunteer Fair, Lunchtime

     

    Oct 30: Underclass Photo Retakes

     

    Rochambeau Events:

     

    Oct 7: Special Needs PTA Mtg at WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Oct 9: No School

     

    Oct 14: No School

     

    Oct 16: 11:40am Dismissal

     

    Oct 21: Special Education Coffee Talk at Education House 7pm

     

    Oct 23: Underclass Photos

     

    Oct 31: Trunk or Treat 3:30-5pm, in the WPHS Senior parking lot, hosted by the Seniors see attached flyer for more information 

     

    Oct 29-Nov 2: Spirit Week

     

    Ongoing Events/ Important Information 

     

    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.  

     

    District Wide Events:

     

    Special Needs Committee Workshop -  Oct 7th at 7:30pm in the WPHS media center.  Dr. Carly Mayer of Kurtz Psychology will discuss "Using Positive Parenting Strategies to Promote Learning".  This workshop will help parents learn how adult-language impacts children's behavior and how to avoid ways of speaking that often trigger negative behavior.  Please join us for this informative workshop.  These strategies work for ALL children, not just children who have special needs.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Click here for more details

     

    Did you know?

     

    Susan Murphy is the Student Assistance Counselor at White Plains High School and Rochambeau Alternative High School.  Ms. Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adolescents and has specialized training in prevention and early intervention strategies with adolescents at risk of having substance or gambling-related problems.

    Ms. Murphy is available to meet with students individually and in small groups for education and prevention activities to correct erroneous perceptions about substance use and to teach students skills to identify and resist social and situational pressures to use substances.  Parent meetings corresponding to prevention programs will also be offered.  Ms. Murphy is available to meet with students who are using alcohol or other drugs, vaping, gambling or have personal, peer, school, or family issues that could lead to substance abuse, including involvement in bullying situations.  If you would like to speak to Susan Murphy about your child or another student, please call her directly at 422-2339 (all calls will be confidential).

     

    Click here to view the current SAS Parenting for Prevention newsletter for families.

     

    Guidance Department News:

     

     Important AP exam info: Effective 2019-20, the College Board has imposed a new process and timeline with respect to ordering, and paying for, AP Exams.  This year, students are required to create a "MY AP' profile on the College Board website.  Our AP teachers have provided their students with a course, and section, specific 'JOIN CODE.'  It is through this new system that students will indicate their intent to take their AP Exams  this year in May.  This must be completed by November 1, 2019.  All students taking the May 2020 Advanced Placement Exams must submit payment for their exams between Monday, November 4th and Friday, November 9th. For further information, please click here to read the attached letter from Asst Principal Raegan Figueroa, which has also been mailed home. 

     

    Community Information:

    Burke Rehabilitation Hospital - Concussion Program on October 21st, 7:30pm - 8:30pm.  See attached flyer for more details on this free event and to find out how to RSVP.  Burke Concussion Day Flyer.pdf

     

    Volunteer Spirit Award Nominations Now Open Volunteer NY! is currently accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer Spirit Awards.  The Volunteer Spirit Awards are the premier volunteer recognition event in Westchester, honoring individuals who have dedicated themselves to volunteering and done extraordinary work in their communities.  Volunteers are nominated in six categories, and an independent panel of judges selects one person or group from each category.  Please consider nominating a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or youth who deserves to be recognized for his or her volunteer work!  Nominations are due on November 18, 2019, and the awards ceremony will be held on April 3, 2020.  Details about the awards, as well as the nomination guidelines and form, are available on Volunteer NY!'s website: VolunteerSpiritAwards

     

     

    White Plains Youth Bureau: The WPYB is hosting the following event on Monday September 23rd at the White Plains Cinema Delux: GAMING - The Digital Revolution - A Virtual Tsunami. 

     

    The City of White Plains Census 2020 Census Kick Off event on Monday September 23rd, 2-3pm.  See attached flyer for more details. 

     

    White Plains Library See attached flyer for Edge events during the month of September. The Edge September Events

     

    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 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.

     

    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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