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Be sure to check the Community Information page for news, events, and activities relating to the school but not directly associated with PTSA.

Your Teen and Stress

At the March 16th, 2011, PTSA meeting, counselors from the School Based Health Center presented a program for parents "Working Together to Help Teens Cope with Stress"   The School Based Health Center has a webpage on this site.


PTSA Service Awards to AHS Teachers, Staff and Parents

Each year, the PTSA recognizes a small number of teachers, staff and parents with an award in recognition of their outstanding service to the AHS community. This year, we would like input from the PTSA parent body concerning who you feel is deserving of this award. Recipients are presented with a certificate, check (teachers and staff only) and small gift at the last PTSA meeting of the year, which takes place on Tuesday, June 3.
Please email me the names of those teachers, staff (e.g. office staff, maintenance, food services, paraeducators, school transportation, campus security, janitorial staff etc) and/or parents who you feel deserve recognition along with a brief description by Tuesday, April 22. The program offers six, distinctive types of awards. They are: Very Special Person Award (VSP), Honorary Service Award (HSA), Continuing Service Award (CSA), Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA), Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA), Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA). Once I receive the nominations, I will tally the names. 
If you have further questions and to submit your nominations, please email me at
Thank you,
Hilary Menendez
AHS PTSA Honorary Service Awards Coordinator

Next PIE meeting, Thursday, April 17 at the AHS College and Career Center

Hi AHS Community;

Please join us! Our next PIE meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 17. Our book will be "The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids," written by psychologist Madeline Levine. This book is available on Amazon and I will be ordering copies from Books, Inc.  

Meeting Details:
Date:  April 17
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: AHS College and Career Center (Note -- not The Pit this time!)
Snacks: Yes, there will be pie!   
Please RSVP via:
Here's the Publisher's Weekly blurb about "The Price of Privilege":
A practicing psychologist in Marin County, Calif., Levine counsels troubled teens from affluent families, and finds it paradoxical that wealth—which can open the door to travel and other enriching opportunities—can produce such depressed, anxious, angry and bored teenagers. After comparing notes with colleagues, she concluded that consumerism too often substitutes for the sorts of struggles that produce thoughtful, happy people. If objects satisfy people, then they never get around to working on deeper issues. The teen years are supposed to be a time for character building. Avoiding this hard work with the distraction of consumer toys can produce "vacant," "evacuated" or "disconnected" teens, Levine believes. She is particularly useful when explaining common parenting dilemmas, like the difference between being intrusive and being involved, between laying down rules and encouraging autonomy. 

Memory Bricks For Sale

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.  
Bricks may have 3 lines, 15 characters per line.  Please contact Donna Cala ( or 910-1486) to place your order. 

PTSA benefits on Internet purchases. Its easy! Just use eScrip

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, 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 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:
Questions:  Contact Joanna Bianchi or Angie Klein at

Guest Speakers at PTSA meetings

Here is the list of confirmed guest speakers at the PTSA meetings for the rest of the school year.

Mike Gandara ( police/ resource officer on AHS campus )

What is his role ? How does he make ...more

PTSA Meeting Calendar *Save the dates*

PTSA Meeting Calendar *Save the dates*
September 17, 2013
October 15, 2013
November 19, 2013
No meeting in December
January 21, 2014
February 18, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2014
May 20, 2014
June 3, 2014 (meeting to be held off-site)

PTSA meetings take place the third Tuesday of every month and are held in the Pit unless otherwise noted.

eScrip Video Explanation

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: 

If you have any questions, please contact Joanna Bianchi at

Link to Department Presentations

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 .

Donate to AHS PTSA

eScrip Online Mall - Earn easy $$$ for AHS

From Amazon to ZipCar and everything in between. Just click on the eScrip image below to start shopping.

AHS Escrip

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Join YAHOO! group. Stay informed by becoming a member of the AHS Yahoo group.

Click here to have an email generated for joining.

To change your email adddress: Follow the directions below for unsubscribing from your old email address, then follow the directions above to join the Yahoo! group.

To unsubscribe from the Yahoo! group, click here to have an email generated for unsubscribing or click the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of each AHS Yahoo message.  You will get a verification email which you need to reply to.

Earn easy $$$ for AHS at eScrip, Nob Hill and Lucky's

These programs bring in over $10,000 each year to fund everything from computers to pencils at AHS and they cost nothing to use.


Go to where we can help you get started with eScrip/Safeway, Nob Hill and Lucky's.


Go to and click on the 'at the store' link at the top of the page.  Here you can register your credit cards so when you eat locally at restaurants like China House, Pican and Fenton's and shop at merchants such as Big O Tires you will automatically earn contributions for AHS.  Shop Online?  Once registered at, you can click on the 'at the Online Mall' link at the top of the page and be directed to hundreds of online merchants you are already familiar with like Macys, Nordstrom's and the Apple store.


And easiest of all, click on the link below to go directly to the eScrip Online Mall portal.  Click on the 'shop now' button and be directed to hundreds of online merchants.  No registration of cards required.  Just start shopping:


AHS Escrip

click here to start shopping Online

from Amazon to ZipCar and everything in between


Thank you for your support.  Questions?  email


Shop online and earn $$ for our school! Put in your Favorites and shop popular sites like Amazon, Home Depot, Old Navy, iTunes, etc.; select Alameda High School as your charity.


Is Grandma’s old jalopy taking up valuable space in your garage or driveway?  Do you have an extra car that the teen won’t even drive?  Maybe it’s time to check out PTSA’s Vehicle Donation Program where 80% from the sale of the vehicle funds worthwhile programs at Alameda High School.  Don’t forget that you receive a tax deduction of 100% of the selling price.  Motorcycles, RV’s and boats are also part of the program.  If you have a vehicle that you’d like to donate, please go online to, click on “Donation Form”, complete the information regarding the vehicle and when you get to the bottom of the form don’t forget to indicate Alameda High PTSA as the charity.  The folks at Vehicles for Charity will be in touch with you shortly upon completion of the online form.  For additional information or questions, please contact Aida Lodge at .


Memory Bricks are a great way to leave a legacy and make a perfect gift for your student/graduate or  alumnus .  The bricks are $100 each and will be proudly displayed on the ever growing memory wall located just inside of the front gates of the main entrance to the school.  Contact Donna Cala at to get a form for completion.