Next Year's PTSA Slate of Candidates
The PTSA nominating committee has done a wonderful job and we have some amazing candidates for next year's open PTSA positions. Thank you to all the volunteers who generously stepped up to take on these jobs. The elections will be held at our March 21st PTSA meeting. And the candidates are:
Treasurer - Mark Cachia-Riedl
Auditor - Tom Lynch
Parliamentarian - Jane Grimaldi
VP of Parent Programs - Vanessa Johnson
Co-VP's of Ways and Means - Sue Devlin and Heather Hildreth
Memory Bricks - Stephanie Lipow
Volunteer registration - Irene Fong and Gina Adamson
Community Outreach - Lisa Matheny and Stephanie Lipow
AHS PTSA President
#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6171186 for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Alameda High PTSA
AHS eScrip Programs
It is easy to make contributions to Alameda PTSA to help fund important programs. Please take the time join one or all of our Cash Back Rewards Programs:
With escrip.com there are 3 easy ways to earn for Alameda PTSA.
The most powerful is for those of you who regularly shop online.
Merchants include Apple, Athleta, Verizon, Game Stop and hundreds more. Click on the link below to get started and designate Alameda High PTSA as your organization: https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp
Be sure to download the ‘Forget me not’ banner onto your computer which will remind you to click through to eScrip every time you shop at an affiliated merchant.
In store purchases at Lucky’s are now part of eScrip so be sure to register your phone number at https://www.luckysupermarkets.com/shares/ and enter your phone number at the register each time you shop.
eScrip has a new mobile app called Benefit Mobile. If you regularly purchase on-line through a mobile device using Apple Pay (or similar) or love gift cards for purchasing at retailers like Starbucks, this is for you. Merchants include Amazon, Target, Whole Foods, Safeway and hundreds more. From your mobile device, click on the link below to get started. Remember, in addition to on-line purchasing, you can purchase gift cards for many retailers while standing at the cash register for the exact amount of your purchase : https://www.benefit-mobile.com/consumers
I shop at Nob Hill/Raley’s
In order for Alameda High to benefit from your in store purchases at Nob Hill, you must register for their Something Extra rewards program at https://www.raleys.com/www/enroll. Once registered, click on ‘manage your account’ on the right hand side. Click on ‘extra credit’ on the right hand side and designate Alameda High PTSA as your organization. Remember, when shopping at Nob Hill, you must enter your phone number at the register each time you shop.
I only shop at Amazon on my computer
If this is you, please register for AmazonSmile. It is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service only you will support Alameda PTSA every time you shop. Start here at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6171186. Designate Alameda High PTSA as your organization.
Questions? Contact Joanna Bianchi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTSA Speaker Series and Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017
The PTSA meeting and Parent Speaker Series schedule for 2016-2017 is listed below. All meetings and speaker events will be in the Media Center Pit except for June’s meeting. A few meeting times are adjusted to allow for the speakers in the Parent Speaker Series and those time changes are in red. The asterisk * denotes a speaker scheduled that meeting day. The June meeting location is not yet determined.
PTSA Meeting: February 21 at 6:00 PM
* Followed by speaker Ralph Cantor, Parent Drug Education, from 7:30-8:30 PM.
PTSA Meeting: March 21 at 6:00 PM
* Followed by speaker Kale Jenks of the Student Health Center from 7:30-8:30.
PTSA Meeting: April 25 at 7:00 PM
* Prior to the meeting will speaker Teresa Drenick, Asst. D.A. for the Alameda Co. District Attorney's Office from 6-7 PM, on safety tips to help guide parents and their students through the ever increasing and complex on line world.
PTSA Meeting: May 16 at 6:00 PM
* Followed by John Maiers, former Lead Counselor for AHS, on college preparations and high school course selection, 7:30-8:30.
PTSA Meeting: June 1, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Site to be determined.
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eScrip Video Explanation
Still not sure how to register 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: www.screencast.com/t/g9S5sqXqV