Westlake PTSA News - April 2014

Curriculum Night, Skate Party, Scholarship, Elections & More

FAFSA (Financial Aid) Completion Night - For Graduating Seniors - Thursday, April 17 @ 6pm

PARENTS, DO YOU NEED HELP COMPLETING THE FINANCIAL AID FORMS FOR YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR?

PLEASE JOIN US ON THURSDAY, APRIL 17th 6PM-8PM FOR A HANDS ON FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP WITH MR. DARYL WATSON, GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, ATLANTA METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE, AND WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL STAFF

Westlake PTSA - Nomination​s for 2014-2015 Executive Board

Dear Westlake Families and Staff:



On behalf of the Westlake PTSA Nominating Committee, I am sending this email to all Westlake families regarding the upcoming PTSA elections for the 2014-15 school year. The PTSA has four positions for which we will hold elections: 1) President; 2) Vice President; 3) Secretary; and 4) Treasurer.


This message includes information regarding the PTSA nomination process, including duties for each office and the current goals and objectives for the PTSA.


PTSA is intended to represent all families. As such, it is important to the Nominating Committee that all families have an opportunity to participate in the election process.


Our Nominating Committee will be leading the following nomination process:

1) Step One – Announcement to the Community
April 4, 2014 – Email sent and information posted on school website inviting all families of WHS students to nominate an individual or self-nominate for one of the positions on the Executive Board.


  • Step Two – Receive Nominations
    From April 4 – April 15, 2014, nominations will be received via email by Tracee Paden, front office secretary at Westlake – padenth@fultonschools.org Each nominee who is self-nominating must submit a resume and letter of interest. If you wish to nominate another Westlake parent, please submit the person’s name, email address, and phone number so we can contact that person to inform them of your nomination and the requirements to accept such nomination for consideration by the Nominating Committee. Note – all nominees must be members of the Westlake PTSA during the 2013-14 school year. If you are interested and have not yet joined, please contact Ms. Paden for a PTSA application. Deadline to receive all documentation – April 15 at 4:00 p.m.


  • Step Three – Interviews
    All nominees who submit the required resume and letter of interest will be interviewed by the Nominating Committee during the week of April 15.


  • Step Four – Nominating Committee Presents Slate of Officers
    The Nominating Committee will nominate one person for each PTSA position. This slate will be posted on the school website and in the front office for the required 10 days (April 21, 2014).


  • Step Five – PTSA Election
    The current PTSA President will conduct the formal election at our regularly scheduled PTSA meeting on April 30. At this time, the slate will be presented by the Nominating Committee and additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.


Requirements for Nominees:


  • Be a current PTSA member.
  • Submit letter of interest and resume to Tracee Paden by 4:00 p.m. on April 15, 2014.

In an effort to better prepare a potential nominee for the duties and responsibilities, I have provided a description of each office (per the Georgia PTA).


DUTIES OF OFFICERS REFERENCE (complete reference available online) at: http://georgiapta.org/documents/Nominating_Committee_and_Elections_Guide.pdf)


Sincerely,

Westlake High School Administration and PTSA Nominations Committee

South Fulton Council PTA - Nominating Committee Report (2014-2015 Elections)

Hello PTA and PTSA Leaders:


Please distribute and post (at the school office) the attached list of nominees for the South Fulton Council PTA officers for 2014-2016.

The meeting for voting is at Brookview Elementary School, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm.


Only Local Unit PTA's in good standing can vote at this meeting.


Nominating Committee Report

Mrs. President the Nominating Committee submits the following nominees:

Mrs. President the Nominating Committee submits the following nominees:



For President: Ms. Alice McNabb

For 1st Vice President: Mr. Anthony Samaye

For 2nd Vice President: Dr. Detrius Jones

For Secretary: Mrs. Everlon Buxton

For Treasurer: Ms. Sabrina St Fort



Signed and Dated: April 11, 2014



Ms. Dionne Vann___________________

Ms. Kymberli Johnson__________________________

Ms. Annie Gist______________________



If you have questions about the election process, please contact Alice McNabb - President, alicemcnabb@yahoo.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Dionne Vann - Communications Committee Chairperson, South Fulton Council PTA
vrd1209@yahoo.com
404-957-7600 Cellular

"Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with people."

COMCAST CARES DAY @ WELCOME ALL PARK and FRANK SKI KIDS FOUNDATION

Join Welcome All Park Athletic Association and the Frank Ski Kids Foundation on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:00am – 2:00pm for a day of landscaping, painting and cleaning the park.

*Great opportunity for Westlake Magnet students needing to fulfill 20 hour community service goal*

Register at:

http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=4152

Mercer Pharmacy Scholars Summer Program - April 30 Application Deadline

We will be holding our fourth annual Pharmacy Scholars Summer Program on our Atlanta Campus July 8 – 10, 2014. This program offers an opportunity for high school students with interest in pharmacy to learn more about the profession and the educational and professional steps they should take to become pharmacist.

Students must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors (for 2014-2015), have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.00 (verified by guidance counselor/school administrator), and have an interest in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Each student applying to the program should submit to us a completed application form and arrange to have your office submit a completed verification form to us. Copies of the application and verification forms are also available on our website: http://pharmacy.mercer.edu/admissions/pharmacyscholars.cfm.

The application deadline is April 30, 2014.

Westlake Prom Expo - Thursday, April 17 @ 4pm - Auditorium

WESTLAKE PROM EXPO 2014: "THE GREAT GATSBY"

SHOWCASING THE FINEST PROM WEAR FEATURING MEN’S WEARHOUSE AND PROM ETIQUETTE By MARVELOUS LIGHT, INC.

When: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Where: Westlake High School - Auditorium
Address: 2400 Union Road Atlanta, GA 30331
Vendor Set-Up Time: 3:00pm
Event Start Time: 4:00pm
Event End Time: 5:30pm (5:00pm if needed)
Target Audience: Juniors and Senior students
Purpose of Event: To showcase the latest prom wear fashion for male and female students and to provide prom "do's and do not's"

Parents, please have your child to attend!

Georgia PTA Scholarship - Deadline Extended until April 25, 2014

This message is being sent on behalf of Sophronia Qualls, Georgia PTA Scholarship Specialist:


We are extremely pleased with the overwhelming amount of responses that we have received from our outstanding senior students. To date, we have received many applications. Scheduling for Spring break for school districts vary. Many of the districts are out this week this for Spring break. After careful thought, we have decided to extend the deadline date up to and including Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications must be post-marked by no later than April 25. With the cost of college tuition steadily rising, it is the hearfelt desire of Georgia PTA to provide all seniors that desire to attend college with as much support as we possibly can. After all, we strive to make every child's potential a reality! We wish all of our aspiring college students much success!


For additional information download the Georgia PTA Scholarship application.

Summer Employment Opportunity for Students

Summer Employment Opportunities General Requirements for Youth:

§ Youth must be between ages 16 through 21;


§ A low-income individual (see below)


§ Be a citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.;


§ Meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only); and


§ Be a Fulton County Resident;


§ Within one or more of the following categories:


(A) Individuals who are school dropouts.

(B) Individuals who are basic literacy deficient.

(C) Individuals with educational attainment that is one or more grade levels below the grade level appropriate to the age of the individuals.

(D) Individuals who are pregnant or parenting.

(E) Individuals with disabilities, including learning disabilities.

(F) Individuals who are homeless or runaway youth.

(G) Individuals who are offenders.

(H) *Other eligible youth who face serious barriers to employment as identified by the local board

(I) Foster care youth.


Note: Male youth who turn 18 while enrolled in WIA must complete their military selective service registration 30 days prior to or 30 days after their 18th birthday to continue receiving WIA services. Failure to comply with Selective Service Registration requirement will results in immediate dismal from all WIA program and services.


Informational Meetings will be held at:


Fulton County Government Center

141 Pryor Street SW (Assembly Hall)

Atlanta, GA 30303

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: 6:00pm


South Fulton Service Center

5600 Stonewall Tell Road

College Park, GA 30349

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time: 6:00pm

Regents Hike Tuition at Georgia Universities and Colleges (Online News Article)

For the third year in a row, the majority of students in the University System of Georgia will face a 2.5 percent tuition hike in the 2014-2015 academic year. Georgia regents decided on the raise this afternoon at at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega during a monthly meeting.


Read more at: http://eastatlanta.patch.com/groups/schools/p/regents-hike-tuition-at-georgia-universities-and-colleges?ncid=newsltuspatc00000010