Our next monthly PTSA meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00in the Pit. Following the meeting the AHS PTSA Parent Programs speaker this month is Ralph Cantor, substance abuse expert for the Alameda County Office of Education. The topic for the evening is drug and alcohol awareness and the biology of the teenage brain. Please join us on April 21st to learn more about substance abuse prevention in our schools and communities.
Date: Tuesday, April 21st
Where: The Pit
Parking: Faculty parking lot on Walnut St is best
I hope to see many of you there! Treats will be provided.
Prior to our business meeting there will be a brief teen safe driving presentation. Please see below.
Did you know that car crashes are the #1 cause of unintentional death of teenagers? Leadership classes and Visual Arts classes have engaged in a variety of teen safe driving activities to promote safe choices behind the wheel and in the car. State Farm - Team Kelly Lux is our community partner and has provided access to resources, grants and contests. We would like to share what we have done this year with the PTSA.
The renewal date for Safeway eScrip is November 1, 2014. The percentage of your purchase will only be donated if you use your Debit card, cash or gift card. If you use your credit card at check out , Alameda does not receive a donation.
Register credit cards and shop 100's of online merchants(i.e Amazon,Pottery Barn, Lands End
Travelocity, Apple ITunes and more)
Go to escrip.com-sign in using Safeway club card number or phone number-Click on the 'my escrip link'-enter your password-click on schools non profits'tab-search for Alameda High School PTA-our ID# is 141806130
Lucky's cards are available and NobHill Raleys has a Something extra awards program.
Thank you all. The PTSA appreciates your support. If you have any questions please contact Angie Klein email@example.com
The PTSA's Parent Programs are a series of informational presentations which provide an opportunity for parents and care givers to learn about various topics that are helpful in understanding and guiding our high school aged children. The parent programs are held monthly, immediately following PTSA's meetings, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The first session will be held on Oct. 21 with Mr. Sean McPhetridge,Interim AUSD Superintendent, who will introduce himself with a Q&A session to follow.
Other presentations will include topics such as "Keeping the Lines of Communication Open with our Teens" by Ivy Chen, Sexuality Health Educator, and "Anxiety in School: What Parents and Teachers Should Know" by Michael A Tompkins, PhD.
Future sessions are still being arranged and parent ideas/suggestions are welcomed. Please contact Anne Bevan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lily SooHoo at email@example.com if you wish to provide ideas.
Do you want to be a part of the school community, but don’t have time to spend hours volunteering? Please consider joining the Staff Appreciation Committee 2014/15. The committee chairs this year are: Jackie Dodge, Alexandra Cohn, Stephanie Lipow, Judy Johansing, and Leslye Alexander.
We have already hosted a successful breakfast on the third day of school. Thank you to all those who donated food items and time commitments. The teachers were very appreciative and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
This year we tentatively have the following schedule:
9/30 - Taco Tuesday (working on getting it catered)
11/04 - Breakfast
12/16 - Holiday Tea
1/26 - Superbowl Lunch
2/12 - Valentine’s Chocolate & Strawberries
3/13 - Pi Day
4/21 - Spring Breakfast
5/18 - Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
6/2 or 3 - Salad & Sandwich Lunch
These dates are tentative; once confirmed we will let you know.
How can you participate? Once you have decided to participate, we will add you to our distribution list. We will then email you a link to our google drive sign up sheet several weeks before the next event. Joining this committee does not mean you have to participate every event - participate when it works for you.
Thank you in advance for joining our committee,
Jackie, Alexandra, Stephanie, Judy, and Leslye
PTSA meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at AHS in the Pit.
No meeting in December and the June meeting is off site
No meeting in December
Memorialize your student's experience at Alameda High School forever!
Alameda High's Memory Brick Wall is currently under construction at the school's main entrance. Purchase a brick for your student, family, alumni, favorite faculty member - the possibilities are endless! Brick's may be purchased for $100 through the AHS PTA. Funds raised are used for teacher's classroom needs, campus beautification, technology enhancements and more.
As we enter into the holiday season and that busy buying period, please remember that you can help fund programs at Alameda High every time you shop on line. The easiest way is to click through the PTSA web portal on your way to Amazon, Crate and Barrel, Sephora and more. No sign up or registration is required. Go to:
and just click on the eScrip on line mall button on the right hand side of the page.
If you have registered with eScrip at eScrip.com, you can click through your own portal as well.
Remember, as of November 1st, eScrip has changed its policy on contributions from Safeway. If you are registered with eScrip.com and you shop at Safeway only your purchases made with the following payment types will earn $$$ for AHS. We are anticipating that funds will drop dramatically because of these changes.
Debit Card • Check • Cash • Fast Forward Debit Card
SmartCheck • Safeway Gift Card • WIC • CalFresh
If you currently use your credit card only to shop at Safeway, you can do what I did. Purchase a Safeway gift card with your regular credit card. Then use the Safeway gift card for all your purchases at Safeway.
If you want to know more about how eScrip works or you need to make changes to your eScrip account, go to: http://www.escrip.com/jsp/r.jsp?mode=SupporterHelps&gid=7589182
Still not sure how to register your Safeway and credit cards with eScrip? Shop on-line a lot and want to contribute $$$ to our AHS programs for free? Click on this video link from eScrip to see how easy it can be: http://www.screencast.com/t/w2fwVIQSu6
Various departments have provided presentations to the PTSA at meetings throughout the year. You can view the PowerPoint slides from these presentations by clicking here .