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HELP US GET NEW SMART BOARDS AND COMPUTERS FOR THE SCHOOL – FOR FREE!

Each year, $1,000,000 is allocated by City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal’s office to various projects throughout the Upper West Side.  These allocations happen through the Participatory Budgeting Process, where folks in the district get to vote where that money goes towards specific projects picked by her office.   Parents who live in the district, AND STUDENTS 14 YEARS AND OLDER who either live in the district or attend school in the district (all students of FMHS!) can vote on various allocations of this $1 million.  THIS YEAR, FMHS has an item on the ballot:
TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES AT FRANK MCCOURT HIGH SCHOOL
Cost: $125,000
Description: Technology upgrades including 11 brand new SmartBoards and a 30 computer laptop cart for use by student and teachers at Frank McCourt High School.
Participatory Budgeting Voting takes place this year from Saturday, March 25th through Sunday, April 2nd.  There are several voting locations open at various times during that week.  Please click on the link below and find the voting site most convenient to you.  Please also share this with everyone you know in the district so we can get a lot of votes!
Please help us spread the word, and please get out there and vote! This is a tremendous opportunity for us to get much needed technology for our students and school .

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ATTENTION FAIRWAY SHOPPERS AND FRIENDS OF FAIRWAY SHOPPERS – Fairway Market rewards cards are HERE!


They can be picked up at the next PTA meeting and at upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences in March! We get 3% cash back on all your purchases there so please get your card and get shopping!

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REMEMBER THE DATE:  MAY 20, 2017 FROM 7 PM-10 PM

Please make a plan to attend our LARGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!  You don’t need to be a gambler to have fun here.  Please come and EAT, DRINK, MINGLE AND BID ON OUR SILENT AUCTION ITEMS! Oh, and if you LIKE to play CASINO GAMES FOR A GOOD CAUSE, then you have to be “ALL-IN” for this fun an festive evening!  

Tickets are on sale NOW!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS GO TO THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fmhs-casino-night-and-spring-auction-tickets-31411611977?aff=es2

WE NEED MORE ITEMS FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION – PLEASE HELP! DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED– Contact Tukisha Knox tmkk99@hotmail.com or Pape Diedhiou pmdkumpo@gmail.com to learn how to make a donation for the Auction or if you would like to get involved.   A link to the Donation Form can be found on our “Volunteer” Page.

JUST SOME OF THE DONATIONS ALREADY COLLECTED FOR THE SILENT AUCTION:  

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art Store gift card – $50.00 
  2. AMC movie theater gift card – $25.00
  3. Starbucks gift card – $25.00
  4. Fred’s Restaurant – 476 Amsterdam Ave – $100.00
  5. Jake Spade Computer Field Bag – $195
  6. Coach Wristlet (black) –  $65.00
  7. Chef Ho’s Peking Duck Grill gift certificate – $50.00
  8. Somerset Baseball Tickets (2) – $40.00
  9. The Mansion Diner – (4) $25 Gift Cards – $100
  10. Park east Kosher Butcher gift card- $50.00
  11.  Fairway Market gift card – $75.00
  12.  Maison Pickle gift card- $100.00
  13.  Jacobs Pickle gift card- $100.00
  14.  Brooks Brothers gift card- $200.00
  15. 4 Tickets to Staten Island Yankees game – $72.00
  16. Shake Shack Gift Card – $50.00

PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING !

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Alphie McCourt youngest brother of Frank McCourt died on July 2nd 2016.  Always a great supporter of FMHS, Alphie attended our last Silent Auction where he was captured on Video singing an Irish Ditty.

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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 is a way we can 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
  • organize and provide food for community building events like our Fall Pot Luck
  • negotiate a high quality, low cost ACT  prep course through ibid Prep for FMHS students
  • support classroom projects like Ms. Mathes Soap Making Project and Ms. Gates Podcasting Project
  • provide funds for art supplies and graphing calculators
  • cover the costs for Naviance, our college and career readiness software
  • assist with other senior activities (prom, senior trip, yearbook and graduation venue)
  • assist with the cost of Camp Bernie
  • provide college resource books
  • and much more…

Please join the parents who have already
VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME .

WE NEED PARENT PARTICIPATION!

I’m looking at you, Freshman Parents!!

We have a lot of help from upper class parents but we need new parents to start getting involved. Learn the ropes from those who’ve done it before. It’s not hard if we all pitch in.

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FINANCIAL AID INFO AND TOOLS

SUNY Financial Aid Days Starting in January.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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INTERESTING ARTICLE ON FINANCIAL AID

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Get financial aid reminders and on-demand guidance by text.

Check out the app!

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Our PTA Executive Board is:

 Co-Presidents: Maria Hartman and Loretta McGarry                                                    Co-Vice President: Susan Crowson and Pape M. Diedhiou                                    Co-Treasurers: Chrissy Wojcik and Toby Kovacs                                                       Co-Secretaries: Rachel Laiserin and Sheila Williams                                                    Chair of communications: Susan Graef

 Chair of Fundraising: Tukashi Knox 

 SLT Reps: Laura Thorpe, Ann Marie Foss (Head of  Family Giving),  Maria Hartman, Susan Crowson

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Order your FMHS Spiritwear ONLINE!

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Purchase your items online and your order will be available for pick up through your child’s advisory.

You can also download an order form HERE.

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 Click here for the school’s website.

FMHS PTA Website