PMHS PTSA

parent teacher student association

We are off to a great school year Falcons!

Thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff who joined the Perry Meridian High School PTSA last month. We could not do our work and support our school without your help!


Please still consider joining the PTSA. Membership forms can be found online under the PARENTS tab on the PMHS website. Mrs. Garrity also has membership forms at school.


Adult memberships are $10 and student memberships are $5.25.


Listen to the announcements for some special benefits, like dress down days, that come with your PTSA student membership!

PTSA Scholarships

Please remember that both a parent and his or her student need to be a PTSA member in order to be eligible for scholarships at the end of the school year. The deadline for joining the PTSA is October 31, 2017. Please contact Susan Henderson-Sears if you have any questions pmfalconsptsa@gmail.com

September 2017 Events


September 18, 2017 PTSA meeting in the principal’s conference room 6:30 pm

September 19, 2017 PTSA Dine to Donate at City Barbeque

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PMHS PTSA Leadership Team 2017-2018

PRESIDENT- Susan Henderson-Sears

VICE PRESIDENT- open

SECRETARY- Angie Hoover

TREASURER- Tammy Horsthemke

TEACHER APPRECIATION- Joy Eder and Angie Opsahl

DINE TO DONATE- Anya Hanley

SCHOLARSHIPS- Jen Reed

SPIRIT WEAR- Missy Garrity, Valerie Kriech, Cortney Stover

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR- open

NEWSLETTER- open

STUDENT LEADERS- Kali Adams, Claire Bilodeau, Mackenzie Greathouse, Thawng Hmung, Annabelle Hock, Raul Moreno, Maggie Sears

STUVO SPONSOR- Jacqui Sheehan

PRINCIPAL- Kert Boedicker

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT- Jenny York

2017-2018 PTSA Meeting Dates

September 18, 2017

October 23, 2017

November 20, 2017

December 18, 2017

January 22, 2018 (the 3rd Monday is MLK Day)

February 26, 2018 (the 3rd Monday is Pres Day)

No March meeting

April 16, 2018

May 21, 2018

New Community Partner

We welcome Chris Frantz, owner of Indyo Frozen Yogurt, as a new Dine to Donate partner! His Greenwood location is at 455 Greenwood Park Drive South, near the Greenwood Park Mall.


Please contact us if you know a community business partner who would like to help support the PTSA!

WHAT HAPPENS AT THOSE MEETINGS?

So what exactly happens at those PTSA meetings each month?


The principal, the PTSA Leadership Team, students, teachers, and parents (members and non-members) come together for one hour each month to discuss how we can help support the school.


At our last meeting we discussed


* How PTSA members can volunteer at school and school events

* How the PTSA would be involved with the new Falcon Stadium

* New school year teacher appreciation events (We provided the Kona Ice truck for teachers first day back to school!)

* How the PTSA would be involved in Homecoming 2017

* PTSA finances

* Ideas for new ways the PTSA could help fund school needs


We also give parents and students the opportunity to share their ideas and concerns with Mr. Boedicker.


Here are some of the questions that were asked at our last meeting


- What are these cell phone policies I hear our students talking about?

- Why do students need study halls and how are they scheduled?

- What is BLU63 all about?

- When will we have a new swim coach?


Our next PTSA meeting is September 18, 2017 at 630 pm. Everyone is welcome!

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#STOPCutsToClassrooms Campaign

National PTA and affiliate PTAs are starting a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness that current levels of federal funding for education is an inadequate investment for our children. Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services. This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms. The federal government’s deadline to fund education and other important programs and services for the next fiscal year is Sept. 30, 2017.


The PTA is embarking on a three month campaign (July 7 to September 29) to demand that Congress #STOPCutsToClassrooms and invest more than 2% in public education before next year.


How to participate in the STOP Cuts to Classrooms campaign:


▪ Visit National PTA’s #STOPCutsToClassrooms webpage to learn more about federal funding for public education and sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms. https://www.pta.org/STOPCuts

▪ Join other education advocates every Friday for Funding Fridays on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms by following National PTA to raise awareness that 2% of federal funding for public education is inadequate

First Friday Spirit Wear Sale

Friday, Oct. 6th, 6:30-7am

401 West Meridian School Road

Indianapolis, IN

We will be selling PMHS spirit wear in the front foyer!