PIE meeting - December 11th at 7 pm
This year's first PIE meeting will be on December 11 at 7 pm in The Pit. Our book will be "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character," by Paul Tough. This NY Times bestseller, which delves into the role of qualities like optimism and perseverance in helping children succeed, has been described as "powerful, clear-eyed, and beautifully written."
True to its name, the PIE group does indeed provide pie, plus great discussions with other parents of teens! Please RSVP here so we know how many pies to bring!
All are welcome!
AHS eScrip & other cash back programs
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.
AHS Staff Appreciation Members needed
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 for 2014-15
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
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.
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 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 $$$ for AHS. We are anticipating that funds will drop dramatically because of these changes.
Debit Card • Check • Cash • Fast Forward Debit Card
SmartCheck • Safeway Gift Card • WIC • CalFresh
If you currently use your credit card only to shop at Safeway, you can do what I did. Purchase a Safeway gift card with your regular credit card. Then use the Safeway gift card for all your purchases at Safeway.
If you want to know more about how eScrip works or you need to make changes to your eScrip account, go to: http://www.escrip.com/jsp/r.jsp?mode=SupporterHelps&gid=7589182
eScrip Video Explanation
Still not sure how to register your Safeway and credit cards with eScrip? Shop on-line a lot and want to contribute $$$ to our AHS programs for free? Click on this video link from eScrip to see how easy it can be: http://www.screencast.com/t/w2fwVIQSu6
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 .
Sign-Ups & Forms
Donate to AHS PTSA
eScrip Online Mall - Earn easy $$$ for AHS
From Amazon to ZipCar and everything in between. Just click on the eScrip image below to start shopping.
JOIN PTSA YAHOO! GROUP
Join YAHOO! group. Stay informed by becoming a member of the AHS Yahoo group.
Click here to have an email generated for joining.
To change your email adddress: Follow the directions below for unsubscribing from your old email address, then follow the directions above to join the Yahoo! group.
To unsubscribe from the Yahoo! group, click here to have an email generated for unsubscribing or click the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of each AHS Yahoo message. You will get a verification email which you need to reply to.
Earn easy $$$ 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 http://Scrip.AlamedaPTSA.org where we can help you get started with eScrip/Safeway, Nob Hill and Lucky's.
Go to eScrip.com 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 escrip.com, you can click on the 'at the Online Mall' link at the top of the escrip.com 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:
click here to start shopping Online
from Amazon to ZipCar and everything in between
Thank you for your support. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Shop online and earn $$ for our school! Put http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx in your Favorites and shop popular sites like Amazon, Home Depot, Old Navy, iTunes, etc.; select Alameda High School as your charity.
HAVE AN OLD CAR? DONATE IT TO AHS
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 www.vehiclesforcharity.com, 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 email@example.com .
LEAVE A PERMANENT LEGACY IN HONOR OF YOUR STUDENT AT AHS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get a form for completion.