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    Welcome to the WPHS PTA
    Lori Hardy & Denise Serra
    PTA Co-Presidents
     
     
     

    High School News

     

    Please follow @WPHS_PTA on Twitter for events and information!

     

     Upcoming Events: 

    January Exam Schedule: click here     

    1/15/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Schools closed       

    1/18/18: Parent Info Meeting on The Seal of Biliteracy Grade 12 - 6 pm, Media Center click here

    1/18/18: PTA and Guidance Presentation on​ Scholarships & Awards - 7pm, Media Center

    1/27/18: Friends of White Plains Public Schools - "Friends Night at the Knicks". Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. 

     

    Rochambeau School Events

    Upcoming Events:   

    January Exam Schedule: click here             

               

    Ongoing Events/ Fundraisers/ Important Information

    IMPORTANT: Effective January 2, all visitors during the school day will need to enter through the main entrance of White Plains High School.  All exterior doors will be locked after 8:00, with the exception of the main entrance and the student parking lot door near the auditorium.  Students may be asked to present their school IDs when they enter the building after 8:00.  Students who need school IDs can stop by the student activities office.

     

    The Scholarship and Awards Survey is now open in Naviance for Juniors and Seniors.   Students are chosen for certain awards and scholarships based on this survey – don’t miss out on this opportunity.  The survey will close on January 31st.

     

    The Local Scholarship Packet  is available in the Guidance Office and the College & Career Center.

     

    Yearbooks Memories fade, but yearbooks don’t. Buy a yearbook to keep those experiences alive. Go to yearbookforever.com to pre-order your copy today.  After November 30th the price increased to $50.  After January 31st, the price will increase again to $65.  In addition, if you would you like to buy an ad in the yearbook to honor your child, please go to yearbookforever.com to design your personalized ad today!  The ad prices are as follows: $40 for an eighth of a page, $75 for a quarter page, $140 for a half page, and $200 for a full page.

     

    Practice ACT at WPHS: On 1/25/2018 WPHS Juniors can take a practice ACT.  Registration required.  It is free and comes with an individual detailed score report of strengths and weaknesses.  See flyer attached for more details ACT

     

    Brain Bee Championship: On 2/28/2018 @ 4:30 pm Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 7th Annual Brain Bee Championship.  Very cool competition for students (9-12) interested in neuroscience.  Please see flyers attached. Brain Bee   

     

    Guidance Dept News: Click here for the Guidance Dept Jan. Bulletin  

     

    WP PTA Book Donations Needed: If you are winter cleaning - DON'T give away those Summer Reading (K-12) and TEST PREP books. Contact Caroline Furry dfurrywitt@netzero.com or Caroline Staab staabcaro@yahoo.com, and you can drop off at their homes for the May 2018 PTA FREE Book Celebration!  In addition, if you would like to join our committee and support literacy please let us know.  We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers!   Please no preK, coffee table books and/or reference books..  See attached flyers for more information.                              

    School District Events / News:   

    All About the Budget:  All About the budget 2018-2019 click here

    Community Corner:                                   

    Facts about Vaping: see REVISED PDF attached  Info on Vaping  

    Daily Announcements:

    Daily Announcements... A great way to get daily information is to check out the "Daily Announcements" on the High School website. 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 for 2017-2018 school year....

    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...Click here for online membership form or use the membership form attached or contact wphspta@gmail.com 

     

    Questions/Comments:

    Lori Hardy, Co-President, Hardyl1@aol.com

    Denise Serra, Co-President Deniseomserra@gmail.com

    Vicky Rebatta, Bilingual Liason  labruja20@aol.com

    Cheila Mosa, Weekly Email chey1017@yahoo.com

     

    PTA Information....

    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...Click here for membership form:

    https://nyspta.force.com/newmemberregistration?unit=18-062 or 

    contact us at wphspta@gmail.com for more information.  

      
     
     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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