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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 323 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:

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

    Feb 11: WPHS Mid-Winter Concert I, 7pm - Honors String Ensemble, Mariachi, Symphonic Band

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

    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:

    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 

    WP Special Needs PTA MeetingWednesday, February 12th at 7:30pm in the WPHS Media Center - Talking To Our Children About Their Learning Differences.  Promoting self-awareness and self-determination.  See attached flyer for more details. Feb-2020-Workshop.pdf 

     

    WP PTA Council Meeting, Thursday, Feb 13th, 7pm, Education House. The guest speaker will be State Senator Shelley Mayer.  Senator Mayer will provide an overview of key elements of the state budget that Governor Cuomo recently announced for the Fiscal Year 2021 - including funding for education and anti-vaping initiatives - and will be available to address our questions and concerns.  All WP PTA members are welcome to attend this meeting.  Please arrive early as the meeting will be starting promptly at 7pm.  

     

    WPHS Key Club: The WPHS Key Club is currently holding a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from now until March 20th.  Historically, the Key Club participated in "Pennies for Patients" as their yearly fundraiser.  We will both continue this tradition and streamline it this year.  WPHS now has their very own fundraising page and the members of Key Club wanted to share it with the district's families.

    For those who donate, students will place a paper 'blood drop' in your name and hang in C corridor on our fundraising wall.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.  Our students have pledged to raise $2,000.  They are accepting donations until March 20, 2020. You may donate by clicking the 'Donate Today' button on the following web page link:  https://events.lls.org/pages/ctwhv/WhitePlainsHighSchool-2020.

    Thank you in advance for donating.

     

    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/.

     

    Engineering Expo: Our WPHS PTA is excited to run our annual concession stand* at this year's Tri-State Engineering Expo on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 11 AM - 3:30 PM at WPHS. This is the tri-state area's largest hands-on engineering sponsored event for both high school & middle school students.  Please see the attached flyer for more information, or go to http://www.beanengineer.org to learn more & to register for the event! 

    *WPHS PTA Volunteers are needed to work at the concession stand!!  If you'd like to help sell or grill at our concession stand, please email chair Kristine H. at wphspta@gmail.com.  We make a difference!!  Many thanks to PepsiCo, who again will be donating beverages to the concession stand, which raises funds for our PTA educational grants and senior award programs.  

     

    Midnight Run

    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:

    Coffee and Conversation with Guidance Wednesday morning, February 12th, 2020 at 7am in the WPHS Media Center.  Our WPHS guidance counselors will be discussing how to navigate the college search.  The meeting will be held in English and simultaneously in Spanish in the Media Center.

    Click here for the Guidance Dept webpage.  This page is full of great information for parents.  

     

    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 February. https://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventcalendar.aspet=Library+Closed%2C+Teens&lib=0

     

    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 School Break Week STEM Mini Camp:  Robotics.  2/18-2/21.  This camp will focus on Robotics, Engineering, Design Thinking, and Computational Thinking. Attend four morning sessions and complete low tech to high tech projects each day to learn these different skills. Registration is required, attendance at each day is a must. There is a $5 materials fee due on the first day. Snacks and refreshments will be served.   Register online.  http://bit.ly/0220STEMMiniCamps

     

    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.

     

     

    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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