On Friday, April 22nd, the Home and School Association will launch a weekly newsletter called the STRATH HAVEN eBlast. Most of the content will be about fundraisers organized by the Classes of 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016, but we’ll also share some general information that will hopefully be of interest to parents and guardians. For this first mailing, we are signing up all parents — so please be on the lookout for an email asking you to confirm your subscription. If you decide you’d rather not receive these eBlasts, it’s easy to unsubscribe. If you’re impatient, you may subscribe right now.
Just a reminder that this coming Thursday at 6pm we will be hosting a presentation on mental health issues that affect high school students.
At the next Home and School meeting we’ll be focusing on how parents and staff can help students cope with social challenges as well as emergent mental health issues. As always, location is the High School library on the second floor. Please come!
At Thursday’s Home and School Meeting, Ms. Dunning of the Guidance Department will speak on “Summer Opportunities and Raising a Balanced Teen”. Strath Haven High School Library at 6:00 pm. As always, everyone is invited to stay for the business meeting portion.
This Thursday at 6:00 pm, Assistant Principal Andrea LaPira will make a presentation about class scheduling (that’s about to happen, so this event is scheduled for Thursday for a reason). If you want a preview, here is the web page on the scheduling process. And here’s the 64-page Silver Guide (PDF).
In addition, we will be discussing our new direct donation campaign that will allow us to continue to fund items requested by the faculty that are used to enhance the learning experience of our students. Give that link a try!
In the Library at Strath Haven High School.
Dear Parents, Guardians, and fans of Strath Haven High School,
The primary role of the Home and School Association is to fund curricular requests using money raised by selling school directories (and the ad space within) each Fall. However, we would like to be able to fund a greater percentage of the items requested each year, but we really don’t want to add another fundraiser to everyone’s lives. Instead, we are instituting a direct donation drive, and ask parents and guardians to consider giving $25, $50, $100 … or whatever you wish (we can use whatever amount you are comfortable giving). We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are fully tax deductible, and 100% of the money goes to funding items on the wish list.
So if you can, please write a check to “SHHS Home and School Association” and send to our treasurer: SHHS HSA, Michael Kohute, 906 Surrey Rd, Media, PA 19063. Please write “direct donation” on subject line so we can separate the checks from other sources.
If you’re curious where your donation might go, here are just some of the hundreds of items we have purchased over the decades:
- portable AEDs
- headsets for language instruction
- human skeleton
- copies of The Disappearing Spoon
- electronic balances
- sewing tables
- lunches for needy students on college tours
- pH meters
- protein building set
- track systems for teaching physics
- year-end student awards
If you have questions, please contact Suzy Hoyle, our current Home and School President.
Many of the parents who attended December’s Mindfulness Workshop wanted more, so Bernadette C. Smith M.Ed (Strath Haven Middle School Teacher) and Gloria Shephard M.Ed are pleased to offer two sessions on how to bring mindfulness into parenting. Sessions will cover deep listening, paying attention, developing a better understanding of the teenage brain, and changing our relationships to our own thoughts and feelings.
WHEN: 7-8 PM on Jan 25th and Feb 8th (both Mondays)
WHERE: Strath Haven High School Library (2nd floor)
Please RSVP to Bernadette Smith (email@example.com) by 1/22/16 so we can arrange for seating. Please plan to attend both sessions; however, one is better than none!