Be an involved parent – The PTA is our way as parents to participate in the FMHS community. Not only is it a resource to get information, it allows us to have a positive impact in the classroom through funds raised and volunteer efforts we’ve been able to:

  • help cover bus costs for college tours
  • cover the costs for Naviance, our college and career readiness software and provide college resource books
  • support classroom projects like Ms. Mathes Soap Making Project and Ms. Gates Podcasting Project
  • provide funds for art supplies and graphing calculators
  • assist with senior activities (prom, senior trip, yearbook and graduation venue)
  • assist with the cost of Camp Bernie
  • and much more…

Please join the parents who have already VOLUNTEERED! It’s not hard if we all pitch in.


 

FMHS Spring Auction May 4th

A Taste Of Summer

*** IN LESS THAN 3 WEEKS ***

 

Buy Tickets Now!

 

Its all about the food …and the good company…and the food!


Enjoy a good meal in the company of your fellow FMHS parents and FMHS teachers. Count on summer themed food and drink and an opportunity to exercise your poker skills.

What to bid on for breakfast: a gift card for Mansion Diner

What to bid on for brunch: a gift card for Duke’s

What to bid on for dinner: a git card for Jacob’s Pickles

You decide! Buy Tickets,the early bird price is available only through April 30th.

If you’d like to help by donating wine, beer, food or spend some time helping us set up FMHS Auction Volunteer

If you can’t make it to the Auction (please join the party!) consider Making A Donation to help support our nationally ranked high school.

FMHS Spring Auction May 4th 6:00 GO Studios Penthouse


If you are able to contribute food, wine or beer to serve at our fantastic community event, we need you! Get in touch fmhsauction2019@gmail.com. We’ll let you know how to get items delivered OR if you prefer, we’ll do the shopping and arrange delivery for you!

Thursday 11/29 5:00-8:00 pm: Student led parent-teacher conferences
Friday 11/30 12:00-3:00 pm: Student led parent-teacher conferences

        FMHS apparel will be on sale on both conference dates.
        $10 tees & shorts
        $20 hoodies and sweatpants

Monday 12/03 6:30 pm: General PTA meeting in the library (please note the date change)
Monday 12/03 7:00 pm: A WORKSHOP For Parents “How To Talk To Your Teen” by Amanda Cartagena. Ms. Cartagena is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is our in-school RAPP representative. (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program)

Thursday 12/06: Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

Tuesday 12/11 5:00-7:30 pm: PGC Family Night

Wednesday 12/19 6:00-7:30 pm: Multi Cultural Potluck and Music Festival in the library. Meet other parents. Interact with your kids through music and dance. Share the different traditions of the FMHS community through food!

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck that represents your seasonal traditions. Please send RSVPs if you plan on attending to ms.austen@fmhsnyc.org

Looking ahead to 2019
Tuesday 01/08 6:30 pm: FMHS Bookclub in the library. January’s book is EDUCATED by Tara Westover


To all parents,


It gives me great pleasure to let you know that our first PTA meeting went well. We had a great group of seasoned PTA parents. We’re looking forward to welcoming the parents of the class of 2022.
During our meeting, several issues came to the forefront of the debate. One was the missing lunch forms from parents. Every year the state awards grants to schools with the right percentage of students who qualify for reduced or subsidized lunch. That percentage is a moving target, but to qualify for the grant, we need each family to fill out the lunch form and making sure it’s handed over to the school. Due to the missing forms, each year we miss out on $145,000 to $200,000 for our children. This year we ask you to please fill out the lunch form and return it immediately and help us help FMHS. Let’s not add to our let another year get away from us. This is an achievable target and I’m confident we can succeed in hitting it. LET’S ALL FILL THE LUNCH FORMS OUT FOR OUR CHILDREN.


This year, Diversity, Equality, and Fairness are the words of the new Chancellor and ours. Thus, we’re looking for at least two bilingual parents to join our EB team and help redefine our connection with Spanish speaking parents and others. We have open positions on our PTA executive board and one on our SLT (school leadership team). We’ll have a vote during our next PTA meeting. The SLT position requires attendance at a monthly meeting that is held at FMHS at 5pm on the first Tuesday of every
month. I’ve listed the open positions below.
• 1 SLT Member
• 1 or 2 Family Giving Coordinators.
• 1 or 2 Chairs of communication.

Other opportunities for parent participation include positions on our school web design team, and the student organization teachers’ funding committees. Positions are also available on the fundraising committee. There’s plenty of room for you if you’d like to be part of our executive board.
The PTA is currently looking to replace our apparel vendor. We’d once again like to give parents and students the opportunity to show our school spirit with T-shirts, sweats, and other items. Parent participation is welcome here, too.
OUR NEXT PTA MEETING WILLBE HELD ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH 2018 AT 6:30PM in THE BLACK BOX.

Thank you,
Pape M Diedhiou, President, FMHS PTA


Here are the PTA meeting dates for the rest of the year! Come meet the PTA members and hear what exciting things are happening in your school this year! Make your voices heard and participate! All meetings take place in the Black Box on First Floor at 6:30 PM

  • October 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
  • January 15, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • June 11, 2019

  • Dear Families, 

    Welcome and welcome back to Frank McCourt for the 2018-2019 school year! We are thrilled to meet our new families and reunite with our returning families. The FMHS Parent Teacher Association counts on your engagement and needs your support to help fund the many activities your children have or will engage in (Camp Bernie, Senior Activities, Intersession Projects). Please join our 1st PTA meeting on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at 6:30 PM in the Black Box on the first floor. 

    During our first meeting we anticipate finishing our election process and appointing chairs of the various enrichment activities that the PTA helps fund. Do you have fundraising experience, PTA Board Member experience, auction planning aspirations, want to meet other parent? JOIN US

    We look forward to seeing you! 

    Best, 

    Pape  

    PTA President