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February 26, 2009 PTSA E-News For the Week of February 22-28, 2009 Thank you for all your positive responses about our new format. We have resolved the issue which prevented some people from viewing our new format. Thanks to all who helped us troubleshoot!!! FOR ALL PITTSFORD FAMILIES 2/28/09 -- WINTER WONDERLAND CABARET IS HERE! Saturday, February 28 at 7pm in the Mendon High School Commons. Mendon High School Music Department presents a Winter Wonderland Cabaret featuring performances by its premier performance groups including Show Choir, Jazz Band, Jazz Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Men's A Cappella and Cabaret Orchestra. Coffee and desserts, exciting silent auction, dessert contest and so much more! Sponsored by F.A.M.E. (Families Advocating Music Education), all proceeds benefit Mendon music students. Tickets are available at the Mendon High School music office and at the door. Don't miss this great evening out with your friends! Questions??? Cindy Merrifield (Cabaret chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org 2/28/09--PITTSFORD ALLIANCE FOR SUBSTANCE-FREE YOUTH is announcing the Fourth Annual Charity Stripe Classic Free Throw Contest it will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 in the Pittsford Sutherland High School gymnasium. View the details here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/school.cfm 2/28/09--PITTSFORD MUSTANGS SOCCER CLUB will be conducting a registration for the USL (non-travel developmental soccer program) on Wednesday, February 25th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 28th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Pittsford Mendon High School. Reminder for all soccer players aged K through 6th grade. The registration fee is $75 for 1 child, $150 for 2 siblings, and $180 for 3 or more siblings. The USL spring season will run from Saturday, May 2nd to Saturday, June 20th. A registration form and further up-to-date details, including days and times for each boys and girls age group, can be found on our website at www.pittsfordmustangs.com 3/1/09--PITTSFORD YOUTH On Sunday, March 1, 2009 between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 pm, student volunteers from Mendon and Sutherland High Schools will call area residents to ask for their financial support on behalf of PYS. If you are a high school student who is interested in participating in this fundraising event to earn community service credit, please call 248-6299 or e-mail email@example.com 3/2/09 -- NEWS RELEASE--2009 PTSA LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS HONOREES are Chris Brush, Kathleen Eckler, Susan Gould, Cindy Merrifield, Michelle Peartree, Jody Pecor, Jeanne Strazzabosco, Scott Reinhart, Kathleen Conklin and Michaela Ryan (PTSA Presidential Recognition). Join us to recognize these individuals at Park Road auditorium on March 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (NOTE CHANGE FROM THAT WHICH APPEARS ON THE DISTRICT CALENDAR). Each year since 1949, the Pittsford PTSA has awarded outstanding individuals in our community with Honorary Life Membership in the New York State PTA. The Pittsford PTSA makes a contribution in each recipient's name to the New York State PTA, which uses the funds to provide scholarships to teachers and students. Those honored with this award have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the youth of our community over a period of many years. 03/03/07--PITTSFORD PASS: Meeting with LDA Life and Learning Services Please come to the next PASS meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 am. at the Pittsford Speigel Community Center located at 35 Lincoln Avenue in Pittsford. We will meet in room 102. Colin Garwood, Executive Director of the LDA Life and Learning Services and two of his colleagues will attend to discuss educational and residential housing programs and services offered by this agency. LDA is unique in that it services clients with a wide variety of issues, from mild neurologolical impairments or learning disabilities to those who require varying degrees of community support - up to and including residential housing. Living options can vary from shared living with a host family to supportive apartments to 24 hour supervised housing. For more information on LDA, please go to their website at www.ldarochester.org. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending this meeting. Visit PASS at www.pittsfordpass.org 3/4/09 -- FRIENDS OF SUTHERLAND BASEBALL & DAYSTAR AUCTION AT MARIO'S STEAKHOUSE, 7-9 PM. Great sports memorabilia! Great restaurant certificates! Bid on a signed Derek Jeter jersey, Live!with Kelly and Regis Ticket Package, Ohio State Game Package, autographed Donald Trump book, and much more. See auction item list here: http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/files/Auction Item List.pdf See event details: http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/school_district.cfm?subpage=831151 3/10/09-- RISKS OF TEEN CHAT ROOMS, TEXTING, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING ON THE INTERNET If you missed the excellent recent presentation at Sutherland High School , there will be another presentation on Tuesday evening, March 10, at Barker Road Middle School Auditorium at 7-8:30 P.M. Pam Weaver, the Rochester Director of Education for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will give a NetSmartz presentation to all interested parents who want to learn about the risks of using chat rooms, web browsers, email, texting, and social networking on the internet. Visit www.netsmartz.org for more information. This meeting is open to parents from ALL schools, and is hosted by YOUR PTSA. 3/14/09 - NOMINATE A CHORAL EDUCATOR Does your child have an outstanding chorus director or singing teacher in the Pittsford schools? Take the opportunity to show your favorite choral educator how much you appreciate his or her work, by submitting a nomination for the Outstanding Choral Educator Award. This award will be presented by the Bach Children's Chorus at their annual Gala on April 4, in appreciation for the wonderful -- and difficult -- work done by so many fine choral educators here in the greater Rochester area. The nomination is easy -- just a short email describing why your child's chorus director deserves to be honored with this award. Nominations are being accepted until March 14; just go to http://bachkidsusa.org/Pages/OCEAward.html ALLEN CREEK HEADLINES 3/4,3/11 & 3/18/09-- WINTER/SPRING CHESS CLUB and TOURNAMENT Meeting will be held in the Cafeteria after school: Wednesdays, February 25 and March 4, 11, 18 . TOURNAMENT is on Wednesday, March 25. Please register by Feb 13. View the details at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=292125 3/2 to 4/6/09 -- NEW! MUSICAL THEATER AT ALLEN CREEK The Wiz and Oliver! Open to 4th and 5th grade boys and girls as a six week program, it will be held after school on Mondays from 3:30 - 5:00 from March 2 - April 6. View the details at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=292125 JEFFERSON ROAD HEADLINES View the Jefferson Road Newsletter for February here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/files/090223JR Feb 09 newsletter2.pdf View the Jefferson Road PTSA Meeting minutes from 01/13/09 here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=423126 THORNELL ROAD HEADLINES 03/03/09--THE PTSA SPONSORED THORNELL ROAD CHESS CLUB will begin its six week, Spring Session on March 3. View detail here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=292152 PARK ROAD HEADLINES 03/26,03/27--PARK ROAD'S TALENT SHOW Dates: Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27. Dress Rehearsal:Thursday, March 19, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Group acts are encouraged. View the details and registration form here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=844574 Registration forms will also be available in the main lobby of Park Road and are due Friday, March 13, 2009. Talent show will take place between 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please contact Emily or Tom Scheuermann at email@example.com or 218-9316 with questions. PEAK (Parents Encouraging Active Kids) is a fun fitness and nutrition program designed for Grades 4 and 5. View the details at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=292126 View the Park Road Particulars for 02/26/09 here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/files/090226prpart 2-26-09.pdf BARKER ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEADLINES 2/27/09--CARNIVAL NIGHT!!! Is this Friday, February 27! Admission is $5; events will include two cash vaults, carnival games, dancing, food, and many prizes. Tickets for a chance to throw a pie are 5/$1 and on sale at cafeteria at lunch this Wed/Thur/Fri. This is a Barker Road student event ONLY, to be held 6:00-7:30 p.m. for 6th Graders, and 8:00-9:30 p.m. for 7/8th Graders. Please contact Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up or to get more details. View the details here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/resources.cfm?subpage=292155 CALKINS ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEADLINES YOGA CONTINUES AT CALKINS ROAD! Session 2 to be offered after school on six THURSDAYS: March 12 to April 16: 2:30-3:25 p.m. (Students may ride the late bus home).No experience or ability required; just come to learn and enjoy! Cost: $54.00 Registration form and permission form (both required) may be downloaded from the Calkins Road PTSA website or picked up in the school office. Please return forms and payment by March 9,2009. If you have questions, please contact Ellie Clapp, CRMS PTSA Vice-Chair and Communications Coordinator at email@example.com FOR HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES HISTORIC PITTSFORD ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Historic Pittsford annually recognizes individuals and/or organizations in the community who have significantly contributed to supporting the mission and goals of the organization. Community members are encouraged to nominate those whose outstanding contributions to the preservation of the history and character of the Village or Town of Pittsford are worthy of recognition. Eligible candidates include individual, groups, or organizations, businesses, students, scouts, government bodies, etc. The deadline to submit nominations is April 1,2009. Details and nomination forms can be found in the high school guidance office. View the Community Service Opportunities here at http://www.pittsfordptsa.net/community.cfm MENDON HIGH SCHOOL HEADLINES 3/12/09--COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT The Mendon HS and Sutherland HS Counseling Departments will be hosting the annual College Information Night on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm at Mendon HS. Parents and students of both high schools are encouraged to attend. Topics covered include: 'An Overview of College Admissions Testing' and 'Strategies for Success in Selective Admission' as well as many others. The night will consist of 3 sessions; a list of workshops and their descriptions can be found at: http://www.pittsfordschools.org/webpages/mhscounseling/news.cfm 03/14/08--COLLEGE FAIR FOR JUNIORS The annual National College Fair field trip is happening on March 14th and the counseling office is reserving 80 seats for the first 80 juniors who register. Registration materials are available in the MHS Counseling Office through March 2. Parents please encourage your juniors to participate.
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