FHS PTSA Updates

October 2021

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PTSA General Membership Meeting- Senior Information Night

The PTSA will be holding its general membership meeting along with a Senior Information Night event on October 20th at 6:30 pm. All meetings are open to the community and all are welcome!

Please join us in the Media Center. At this time, masks are required while in the school building.

The PTSA will provide information about senior-specific fundraising events, ways to get involved during this special year for your students. The Senior Class Advisors will also be assisting this evening as they share "all things senior" for the parents, including important school events, college due dates and more.

October Updates

Pink Out - October 14th - Get decked out in all things PINK in honor of breast cancer awareness

Homecoming- October 23. Tickets on sale now by grade level. See student's email for information and waivers

Thank you to all the students, parents, and teachers for helping make our Chick-fil-a and Mountain Golf fundraisers a success!! Money raised goes directly to support student programs.

Our PTSA Success so far

1. Funded a Mental Health Assembly for all students

2. Provided a Teacher Welcome breakfast for all faculty and staff

3. Provided membership opportunities and communication avenues to keep our students and families connected

4. Planned and coordinated various spirit dine nights, assisted at Fallston Fest & provided a Back to School night forum with the school, as well as a variety of community events, and membership meetings

PTSA Board of Directors 2021-2022- Open Positions School Year 2022-2023

Executive Board Shadows - For a 2-year commitment

President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer Shadows- All current board member's term limits are ending in June 2022. All executive positions will be open for election May 2022 for 2-year commitment (beginning in the 2022-2023 school year). Serve as a shadow for this school year and have a chance to get involved! No experience necessary- you will receive training!

Contact a current board member today with questions:

Heather Johnson- PTSA President

Gillian Glorioso- PTSA VP

Andrea Richie- Secretary

Christopher Bagosy- Treasurer

Email us today at fallstonhighschoolptsa@gmail.com

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Volunteers Needed - Get Involved with the PTSA

Can you donate your time and talents for a current or new committee or Executive Board shadow position?

Sign up to volunteer on our website at fhsptsa.org

Current Committees to volunteer your time & talents:

Community Events- Coordinate with local businesses for membership & fundraising (all year)

Fallston Cup- Sell concessions during the Fallston Cup Soccer tournament (Nov 2021)

Graduation Night/Casino Night- Assist with prizes, games & planning (June 2022)

Hospitality- Help plan, coordinate, and attend events for the teachers & staff (all year)

Membership- Help with the distribution of membership gifts, assist with Back to School Night

Pancake Supper- Help coordinate, plan, and attend the Pancake Supper (3/1/22). This is a community-wide event to raise funds for the senior class

Post-Prom Event- Senior-only event to be held after Prom (May 2022). Many volunteers are needed to include fundraising, obtaining prizes & coordinating games/activities

Senior Banners- Help create & promote the sale of senior banners

Senior Mailbox bows- Help assemble & promote the sale of senior mailbox bows

OPEN COMMITTEES: We need volunteers to lead and assist with these events:

- Communications Chairperson- Assist with social media postings & questions; serve as the liaison for website & newsletter & executive board

- Corporate Membership Chairperson- Serve as the lead to reach out to local businesses for membership, financial support of the PTSA

- Spikeball Tournament Chairperson (NEW!)- Serve as the lead for this new committee for a student-only tournament to be held in Spring 2022.

Email us at fallstonhighschoolptsa@gmail.com with questions

Fallston Cup Concession Fundraiser

The Fallston Cup Concessions Fundraiser is one of the largest fundraisers that the PTSA sponsors each year.

We will need many volunteers including students, parents, and our community to help to sell concessions at the Fallston Rec turf during the Fallston Cup Soccer Tournament. The event will be held on two separate weekends: November 12-14 (girls weekend) and November 19-21 (boys weekend).

The funds from this event directly support the Class of 2022 and their senior activities in the spring.

A sign up genius will be available later this month to sign up. There will be 2-hour increments for volunteers. COVID protocols will be followed for our volunteers and masks will be determined closer to the date based on HCPS and county guidance. If you would like to volunteer to help with this committee or volunteer your time you may sign up at fhsptsa.org under Join Now and select FHS Volunteer Opportunities. Please note that you do not have to be a PTSA member in order to volunteer.

Class of 2025 Parent Needed

The PTSA is looking for a parent volunteer from the Class of 2025 to help create and monitor a parent Facebook group and/or an Instagram group for the Freshmen class. The PTSA shares information and events and we want to be able to reach as many students and families as possible. Please email the PTSA if you can volunteer your time and talents to help our communications.
Join the PTSA! PTSA membership gives you a voice for events and programs. The PTSA hosts a variety of community-wide events, raising money for field trips, student clubs, and student events. The PTSA also supports our teachers & staff, through various appreciation events. In general, the PTSA brings the school and community together!

Our goal is 475 members and we hope you will join us!

Choose from:

Family Membership $50

- 2 memberships, 2 t-shirts, 2 facemasks, 1 magnet & 2 webcam covers

Partner Membership $30:
- 1 membership, 1 facemask, 1 magnet & 1 webcam cover

Individual Membership $15

- 1 membership

- 1 webcam cover

Teachers and staff are encouraged to join! Our goal is to have 100% of the FHS staff join the PTSA! Special "team" shirts & incentives are available- check your HCPS email for directions on how to sign up today! You put the "T" in PTSA! We are not successful without your support!

Reflections - National Arts Program

Calling all ARTISTS….

The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Reflections is open to all High School and Special Artists alike.

This year plan for electronic submission of all entries and art work unless otherwise notified. Submissions can be sent to sue.grafton@icloud.com by November 30th.

Entry form is attached at the bottom of this newsletter.

The form and all entry criteria can also be found on our website under Programs/Events/Reflections


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Get Involved and Stay Connected

Do you have ideas you want to share with us?

Questions or concerns?

Please contact us today!

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