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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.

     

    Important Action Items

     

    We currently have 316 members and we are trying to reach our goal of 360 members. Please help us reach our goal and join the PTA!

     

    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

     

    Our Fall Tiger Tales newsletter has been mailed out! Please see attached for an electronic copy. Tiger Tales Newsletter

     

    WP High School Events:

     

    Jan 27: Special Education Coffee Talk at Education House 7pm

     

    Jan 30: Guidance - Program Planning Night 7pm in the Media Center **Revised Date**

     

    Feb 6: College Application Toolkit / Introduction to Naviance for juniors and their parents 6:30pm WPHS Media Center

     

    Feb 7: WPHS Musical, 7pm

    Feb 8: WPHS Musical, 7pm

    Feb 9: WPHS Musical, 2pm 

     

    Feb 10: Board of Education Meeting, Education House, 7:30pm

     

    Feb 11: WPHS Mid-Winter Concert I, 7pm

     

    Feb 12: WPHS Guidance: Coffee & Conversation, 7am Media Cntr

    Feb 12: Special Needs PTA, at WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Feb 17: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed

    Feb 18: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 19: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 20: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 21: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed? 

     

    Rochambeau Events:

    Jan 27: Special Education Coffee Talk at Education House 7pm

     

    Feb 10: Board of Education Meeting, Education House, 7:30pm

     

    Feb 12: Wellness Day

    Feb 12: Special Needs PTA, at WPHS, 7:30pm

     

    Feb 17: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed

    Feb 18: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 19: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 20: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed?

    Feb 21: WPHS Schools and Offices Closed? 

     

    Ongoing Events/ Important Information 

     

    Judges Needed

    The Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) is the largest science fair in our region, and it supports and inspires students who are pursuing science research in high school. This year WESEF will have a record number of participants (700+) including many from our town and surrounding communities. WESEF relies on local volunteers in the science field to serve as judges.

    If you are in any field of science—such as medicine, psychology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, etc., please consider serving as a volunteer judge. It requires a 3-4 hour commitment on the morning of Saturday, March 21. More details and a link to register can be found at www.wesef.org/for-judges/.

     

    White Plains High School Midnight Run is in the process of starting a food pantry for our building.  We are collecting specific items (please see the attached flyer).  We are also accepting monetary and gift card donations.   Please consider our pantry when you are making your weekly shopping trip. 

    Midnight Run Food Pantry Flyer

     

    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.  

    Guidance Dept: Program Planning Night, Thursday January 30th, 2020 (revised date) at 7pm in the WPHS Media Center.  Program Planning is WPHS's course section process.  This evening, counselors will present new courses, explain the difference between Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, and Dual Enrollment and discuss the course selection process at WPHS.

     

     

    District Wide Events:

    Please save the date for the White Plains PTA Free Book Celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2020!

    The White Plains PTA Free Book Celebration is looking for

    good books that need a new home. We are collecting the

    following types of new/gently used books:

    • High-Interest Reading Books for K-12 students

    • Bilingual/Spanish Language Books

    • Barron’s Regents Books, 2016 or newer

    • Other Test Prep Books, 2016 or newer

    Drop off your books between January 15 and February 15, 2020 to any book collection location: 88 Davis Ave., 13 Chadwick Rd., or 66 Ogden Ave.  Questions? Email wpptabooks@gmail.com!

    Book Collection Flyer

     

    Community Information:

    Burke's 9th annual Brain Bee Championship, Feb. 26, 2020: Amaze your family, friends and Burke's Medical staff of clinicians and researchers with your knowledge of the brain and nervous system.  Prizes and Scholarships will be awarded!  Please see attached flyer for more information. 

    Burke's Brain Bee Flyer

     

    Parenting for Prevention Please see the attached November Newsletter and helpful information about the peer pressure that teens face at this time of year and how you can help them.

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    November Newsletter - Power To the Parent

     

    Feb 28: 5-School Fundraiser at the Coliseum in White Plains at 7:30 pm.  See attached flyer for details.

    5 School Fundraiser

     

    White Plains Library See attached flyer for Edge events during the month of November. November Calendar

     

    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 is looking for Facilitators and Assistants: The White Plains Library is looking for Program Facilitators and Assistants to run and help at Maker Camps during the upcoming school vacations - Feb 18-21; April 6-9.  Please see attached for full job posting details.

    WP Library Maker Camp - Facilitator Job Posting

    WP Library Maker Camp - Assistant Job Posting

     

    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.

     

    Census 2020: For more information about the Census please see attached.  

    Census Questionnaire - Spanish (1).pdf

     

    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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