August 24, 2011
The information that had been disseminated about a Fall sports info night originally listed that the meeting would take place tonight, August 24th. Fall coaches have been and will continue to hold their own meetings for parents, so there is no need for the general meeting tonight. We will have the parking presentation tonight at 7pm in the auditorium. Just a reminder that 1) parking is limited to seniors and juniors enrolled in the GT Mentorship program and 2) all debts must be cleared for a student to receive a parking permit.
PTSA eNews August 24, 2011
THIS ISSUE: Safe Driver, Join PTSA & Boosters, Getting Ready for Orientation, Sept Parent Programs, SAT Prep, Drivers Ed
What is “Parents On Patrol?”
You may have noticed a “parents on patrol” request on the PTSA volunteer form. Parents are needed during the school day to help supervise hallways, walking paths, and public spaces. Basically, we need an extra set eyes during HAWK TIME – an activity that will take place on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of every month and will give our students “open time” at RHHS. HAWK TIME will allow students to meet with clubs and groups during the school day. We all know how overscheduled so many of our students can be, and giving time during school to meet allows more students to get involved and participate in extracurricular activities! This time could also be used for students to meet with teachers to get extra help, make up assignments, or just get to know teachers and students in a casual setting.
Parents are a critical element to the success of Hawk Time since our teachers and staff cannot be everywhere. Your child’s high school years will go by quickly. Please consider volunteering for this one hour commitment once a month. Please sign up online when you complete your volunteer form or email PTSA Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d to help.
Safe Driving Presentation Schedule for Parking Passes
• River Hill, 7 p.m.
PLEASE JOIN our preeminent parent organizations!
Forms were in summer mailing and online at www.riverhill.org/boosters &www.riverhill.org/ptsa Please remember that you do NOT need to be a member to be included in the PTSA directory or Safe Home Pledge.
BOOSTERS seeks chairmen & officer
Membership Chairman, Spirit Wear Chairman, Birthday Hawk Handler and Treasurer Positions have all become available. Please consider donating your time and talents to this important organization that supports athletic and academic programs at RHHS. Please contact Booster President Tonette Matsunaga, email@example.com. Other volunteers are asked to submit their volunteer availability via the online form.
9Th GRADE ORIENTATION
Orientation begins at 8:15am on Thursday, August 25th. Students should report to Student Dining upon arrival. Parents should report to the auditorium for a brief orientation. The Student portion concludes at noon after a luncheon.
Parent will be given the opportunity to learn more about PTSA and Boosters. Bring your checkbook if you would like to join these worthwhile organizations. Freshman Families -- Please sign up for PTSA online and complete the online directory, Safe Home Pledge, membership and volunteer forms at www.riverhill.org. Print your paperwork and bring a check to 9th Grade Orientation on 8/25 and you will help the Directory volunteers to produce a timely school directory.
Boosters will be selling spirit wear in the auditorium lobby. All new items – come see our new hawks logo and new styles, this year we have added new fleece, tie-dye, double combo shirts, hoodies, full zip hoodie, flap hats and much more! We will be located outside the shed in the stadium area. Any questions, please contact Joy Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT PROGRAMS in SEPTEMBER
“A Parent’s Guide to Painless Studying”
Thursday, September 15, 2011
7pm at RHHS Auditorium
This workshop for parents will give practical suggestions for helping students with Study Skills, Organization & Time Management. This program is especially helpful for 9th & 10th grade parents! RSVP’s appreciated so we can make sure we have adequate handouts for everyone. Please arrive on time. Contact Diane Borucki, email@example.com, if you have questions.
“Taking the Stress out of Talking to Your Teens”
Monday, September 19, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, River Hill High School - Media Center
Author and well known behaviorist Jim Harden will discuss the impact family stress has on communication and family relationships. Using examples taken from his new book, What Makes You Tick and What Ticks You Off, Harden will focus on helping parents learn to understand and appreciate the differences between parent and teen perceptions of each other. He will focus on presenting real life situations and suggest problems solving techniques to build better parent-child interaction.
FALL SAT Prep Classes are filling up!
We filled 5 SAT Prep Classes this summer and we anticipate filling our Fall classes very quickly. Session 2 is almost full! Space is limited to 15 students per class so don't wait until the last minute! Registration forms and additional information can be found on the River Hill PTSA website atwww.riverhill.org or from the Guidance Office. Contact Sally Swygert at TSwygert@verizon.net or at301-395-9728 with questions.
We are offering two sessions this Fall. Session 1 classes are offered on Saturdays beginning in mid September and run through early December. Session 2 classes will meet on Tues/Thurs in October, November and early December. The cost is $275 per session or $175 for either Math or Critical Reading/Writing. Registration deadlines are September 2nd for Session 1 and October 7th for Session 2.
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