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WPMS- Eastview Campus

Parent Express



February 15, 2017

Eastview News

Honor roll assembly

Eastview's 2nd marking period honor roll assembly will take place this Friday, the 17th in the morning hours. Check the website for more details.


Floor Hockey and Step teams will be meeting this Friday!


S.O. Meeting

S.O. will meet this Friday, 2/17 at 2:35 in room 325.



There will be a yearbook meeting in Ms. Flynn's room on Tuesday 2/28 until 4:15.


District News​

WPMS PTA meeting 

Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 15 at 7p.m. at the Highlands Campus.

Leslie Thompkins, Coordinator of Guidance for the WP School District and HS will be speaking.  If you've ever heard her present, you know that her down-to-earth and straight-forward style is incredibly engaging and always honest and informative.

She will address school success at all levels including the high school as well as program planning for grade 8th going into grade 9th and of course all the great programs at the High School.

We are also looking for several parents who have children at the HS (or graduates) to be available for questions and chat.  Please let me know via email if you'd be willing to be introduced as a resource at the meeting.

Please help spread the word.  This is not just for 8th grade parents - our 6th and 7th grade families will benefit from becoming familiar with the WPHS offerings as they plan for their student's future.  We will also invite our elementary school families.

We will keep general PTA business to a minimum at this meeting so we can give plenty of time for Leslie's presentation, questions and discussion.

Family Empowerment Advocacy Series

Parent to Parent of NYS and Westchester & Putnam Independent Living Centers are accepting applications from parents, grandparents and guardians of individuals with disabilities to participate in our Family Empowerment Advocacy Series.  This series is offered once per year. This series prepares parents, grandparents and guardians of children with disabilities to better advocate within the education system for their own children and as a volunteer to assist other families.  The training includes information about the special education process, including the laws, regulations and policies related to students with disabilities.  The training aims to improve communication and develop effective advocacy skills. 
Participants are selected through an application process and must reside in one of the following counties:  Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester.  
There are no fees; however, participants are expected to attend all training sessions in person and webinars to meet the requirements listed in this letter.  Accepted applicants are expected to be willing to educate families residing in their county.  Graduates of the program may be asked to assist up to three families over the course of the year.  Examples of assistance include talking to another parent, grandparent or guardian about education advocacy, assist with problem solving or troubleshooting about their child’s education, or helping a parent, grandparent or guardian learn about special education process.  It is not an expectation that graduates attend CSE meetings.  Additionally, graduates are asked to participate in occasional surveys and report on your advocacy efforts with other families on a monthly or quarterly basis.
The Family Empowerment Advocacy Series is a 32 + hour program conducted via both in-person workshop sessions and webinars.  There will be 3 mandatory in-person sessions (each session being 6 hours) and 10 mandatory 1 ½ hour webinars (offered day or evening…your choice).  Some sessions will require minimal homework. 
Interested individuals who do not have access to a computer and/or the internet to participate in webinars should contact Tina Beauparlant at (518) 381-4350, x 22 or (800) 305-8817 to discuss available options.
Please see the attachment with an outline of all webinar sessions.
In-person training sessions will take place in 4 different locations connected by way of video conferencing:
Capital District DDSO (Building 3) at 500 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
Capital District DDSO (2nd Floor) at 3 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Taconic DDRO (Conference Room A) at 38 Firemen’s Way, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Hudson Valley DDSO at 11 Wilbur Road, Thiells, NY 10984
Interested participants can register on line by clicking HERE or mail, e-mail or fax their completed application, with cover sheet to:   Tina Beauparlant:  tbeauparlant@pto pnys.org  or Fax (518) 393-9607 or Denise Green:  dgreen@putnamils.org  or Fax (845) 228-7460
Applications must be received by February 8, 2017.  Participants will be selected based on the quality of their application and ability to serve families in areas of need.  Applicants who are selected will receive a confirmation call on February 10, 2017. 
If you have questions about the application or the Family Empowerment Advocacy Series, please contact:
Tina Beauparlant at Parent to Parent of NYS, tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org,  (518) 381-4350, x22 or (800) 305-8817 or  Denise Green at Westchester and Putnam Independent Living Centers, dgreen@putnamils.org  or 845-228-7457, x1102 

FEAS 2017 Webinars Training Sessions -TB Final .pdf

Eighth Grade Essay Contest

The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) is inviting all eighth grade students currently enrolled in a school located in a city or village in New York State to participate in a statewide essay contest addressing the topic, “If I Were Mayor, I Would . . .”  CONTEST DEADLINE: March 8, 2017  See link for more info http://www.nycom.org/eighth-grade-essay.html

Community News​

United States Tennis Association Free Tennis Clinic for our Students  

We are quickly approaching the 5th and final session of free tennis lessons being offered to our students by Tennis Innovators at Delfino Park.  The lessons are Friday nights from 7:30-9 for 5 weeks; March 3,10,17,24,31.  We have room for 25 students and are hoping to include those who have not yet had the opportunity to take the lessons.  Please contact Coach Adams at susanadams@wpcsd.k12.ny.us or 422-2250 to register your child.

White Plains Youth Lacrosse

Welcome to the White Plains Youth Lacrosse Program for the 2017 season. The season will start mid March and continue through mid June. The focus of our programs is to encourage growth and
development in a fun environment.Lacrosse is an action‐filled game and we encourage every child
to give it a try. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We have some equipment available for new players and offer discounts to families in need. Registration is open now and will close February 20th. Please visit wplax.com to register. Full details can be found on our website

Swish Hoops Camp - February Break

Tuesday February 21 - Friday February 24 8:45am-3:00pm
White Plains Highlands Middle School
128 Grandview Ave. | White Plains, NY

Basketball camp at Highlands run by our own Sue Adams during the Feb. Break, Tues-Friday, for girls and boys grades 2-8.   It is for all skill levels and keeps the kids active over the vacation. Questions? Contact Sue Adams at (914)421-1929 or Sadams6201@aol.com

Swish Final(1).pdf

WP Public Library Teen Events

Click below to see events at The Edge.



Support our School 

Please Join PTA!!

We hope that you will become a member of the PTA! The PTA provides valuable information, communication, and funding for student programs at both  Eastview  and Highlands, as well as support to parents, teachers, and students.  Please join today!  Attached are new membership forms, in English and Spanish.

membership 2016-17.pdf

Membership 2016-17- Spanish.pdf

There will be a membership table at our next PTA meeting on  October 19 .  We can answer any questions you may have, as well as accept your membership forms.

You can send in your membership to the address on the form. You can also join online at:  https://nyspta.force.com/ NewMe mberRegistration ?unit=18-063

Contact Michael  Villafane  at  michael.villafane@gmail.com  (Highlands) or Jen  Demilio  at  demilioj @hotmai l.com  ( Eastview ), if you have any questions.

Grocery Cards

By registering your grocery cards , our PTA receives free money on  all your purchases.  You will need to re register your cards each year.  See below link for more information

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stop and shop rewards letter bilingual 2016-17.docx


  Eastview - ID No. 08408


  Highlands - ID No. 13367



Box Top$

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Please continue to collect Box Tops for Education.  Again, free money for our school. There will be a collection box in the main office. Questions on Box Tops, contact Fran Civita at: francivita@verizon.net

More Information

Daily Announcements 
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Sarah Medelius, PTA President Highlands, samedelius@aol.com  914-686-9729

Silvia Andrade, PTA President Eastview,  sviciedo@hotmail.com  646-302-1591

Erica Carrasquillo, Bilingual Liason Highlands erica_carr@hotmail.com  914-804-6617

Laura Reidy, Bilingual Liason Eastview  lauramreidy@gmail.com  914-843-3128

Hope Scully, Weekly Email Highlands hopehscully@gmail.com 914-285-9597

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