first pie meeting of the year - October 7th from 7 pm to 8 pm
Please join other AHS parents on October 7 from 7 pm to 8 pm (location: Pit) for the first Parent Information Exchange (PIE) meeting. We'll be discussing "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions," in preparation for a talk on October 21 by the author, J.D. Rothman.
According to "The Charlotte Observer": "If you need a good laugh at how crazy the college admissions process has become, this is a book for you. Rothman, a television comedy writer, subtly weaves good advice about encouraging students to strike a healthy balance, find their passion and communicate that to colleges." "Teen Vogue" called the book "laugh-out loud funny;" NPR found it was "hilarious."
You can read more about the book (and of course order it) on Amazon. You can also order it through Books Inc., here in town. And, if you don't quite get around to finishing the whole book, you're still welcome to join us. There are no quizzes.
Following the time-honored tradition of PIE meetings, we will indeed serve pie. Please RSVP at the link below so we know how many to bring!
Hope to see you there!
Changes to the Escrip Program
In the past, most of the funds we received from the Escrip program came from your Safeway purchases. This year Safeway has decided to pull out of the
program. While this is disappointing for us, there are ways you can all help to mitigate this change. There is still the online mall to contribute
by making all of your online purchases through the Escrip website to contribute to AHS.
On this website, and there is a quick link to the Escrip online mall or click on this link : https://shopping.escrip.com/.
If you are new to AHS and have not signed up yet, please click here to join: https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp
If you are already enrolled in the Escrip program for other schools, butwant to change your contribution to AHS, you can change by signing in and
under Schools or nonprofits, hit Edit in the upper right corner and select Alameda High School PTSA. You can also download a "forget me not" app for
savings and earnings. Amazon, Dell, Nordstrom, Barnes and Noble, Land's End, Target, and many other travel sites are included. Please take a few
minutes to sign up and next time you buy online or are planning for a trip, think "GO HORNETS"!
Questions? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTSA Meetings for 2015-16
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.
eScrip Video Explanation
Still not sure how to register credit cards with eScrip? Shop on-line a lot and want to contribute $$$ to our AHS programs for free? Click on this video link from eScrip to see how easy it can be: http://www.screencast.com/t/w2fwVIQSu6
Link to Department Presentations
Various departments have provided presentations to the PTSA at meetings throughout the year. You can view the PowerPoint slides from these presentations by clicking here .
AHS eScrip & other cash back programs
The renewal date for Safeway eScrip is November 1, 2014. The percentage of your purchase will only be donated if you use your Debit card, cash or gift card. If you use your credit card at check out , Alameda does not receive a donation.
Register credit cards and shop 100's of online merchants(i.e Amazon,Pottery Barn, Lands End
Travelocity, Apple ITunes and more)
Go to escrip.com-sign in using Safeway club card number or phone number-Click on the 'my escrip link'-enter your password-click on schools non profits'tab-search for Alameda High School PTA-our ID# is 141806130
Lucky's cards are available and NobHill Raleys has a Something extra awards program.
Thank you all. The PTSA appreciates your support. If you have any questions please contact Angie Klein email@example.com
Sign-Ups & Forms
Donate to AHS PTSA
eScrip Online Mall - Earn easy $$$ 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.