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Sign-up now for SAT Prep classes starting March 27

Need to prepare for the SAT TEST/essay on May 5th or June 2nd ?

PTSA is hosting an affordable SAT prep course at Prospect in Room 30 for only $135 for a 13 hour course that will teach the critical strategies and skills for success on the SAT.

Dates: March 27, 29, April 3, 5, 17, 19 4:00-6:00pm (to 6:30 April 3 & 17)

Location: PHS – Room 30

This class is timed to prepare for the May 5th SAT and will be taught by Future Path Test Prep with credentialed teachers.

Sign up at and class description:
FuturePath SAT Class at Prospect

1st PTSA Meeting: Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30-8pm, @ Staff Lounge

  1. Approval of minutes
  2. Financial reports
  3. Presentation of bills (bills explained and payment voted upon)R
  4. Report of the executive board (secretary moves to adopt any recommendations, discussion ensues
    if necessary, all PTSA members can vote)

    1. PTSA President introduces herself and officers
    2. Direction of PTSA
    3. Describe new format of meetings
    4. Discuss updated website
    5. Introduce Joell – Principal report (facilities and the bond measure, basic back to school
      info, Schoolloop signup)
  5. Reports of the committees
    1. Membership (Cathie)
    2. Fundraising options explained (Cathie)
    3. Parent education & Student Classes Offered (Anita)
      1. Study Skills Class
      2. SAT Prep
      3. ACT & SAT Practice tests offered
    4. Community Liaison (Lisa)
    5. Homecoming Decorating Committee -­‐ Cathie
    6. Career Center (Amy Bencomo)
    7. Office staff liaison (Ralene)
    8. Open Committees and Positions and duties (Cathie)
      1. Hospitality
      2. Homecoming Decorating
      3. Middle School Liaisons (EDS, MMS, DCS)
      4. Senior Scholarship coordinator
      5. College & Career Center Liaison
      6. Parent Education
      7. Communications
      8. Membership
  6. Unfinished Business

Sign up for SAT Practice Test and SAT Bootcamp on PHS Campus

Based on early feedback from our community through our parent survey, the Prospect PTSA has coordinated a Practice SAT Test which will include a score report at the Scores Back/SAT Information Night and an SAT Bootcamp to prepare for SAT tests dates coming up in March and May.

SAT Full Practice Test (no essay) – Saturday, January 28th, 9am-12:30pm (arrive at 8:45am)

Scores Back/SAT Information Night – Thursday, February 2nd, 7-8pm

Location: Prospect High School – classroom TBA

Cost: $15

Sign up here

This is an opportunity for students to take a practice test in a low stakes environment to get familiar with the SAT and have the opportunity to receive your scores back within a week.  At the scores back night, students (and parents that want to attend) will receive their scores and information on what they mean and information on how they are scored and what students can do to better prepare for the real SAT.

SAT Bootcamp Course – Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb 14th, 16th, 28th and March 2nd (no class during school break) 7-9pm

Location: Prospect High School – Room 30

Cost: $250

Sign up here (scroll down for this sign up)

This is an opportunity for Prospect students to take prepare for the SAT test on campus at a lower cost than most SAT prep courses offered by private test prep providers.  This course will cover the following:

  1. New and improved test-taking strategies required for the redesigned SAT
  2. How to deal with the quirky No Calculator Math Section
  3. Learn the tips and tricks to the Math section (calculator allowed).  BEWARE: sometimes the calculator is not your friend!
  4. Grammar review for the 5 key elements the SAT always tests
  5. Effective reading strategies that make the SAT reading section much easier
  6. Learn to write an essay the SAT readers will love!

These programs are being provided by Mike Flynn, president and founder of ∑ngenius.  His experience includes 4 Tutoring Club franchises (1993-2016), National College Prep Curriculum Developer for Tutoring Club for ACT, SAT, PSAT, Study Skils, and College Planning (2003 – 2016), a high school English teacher at Leland High School (1986-1992) and has high schoolers of his own at Willow Glen.

PTSA Meeting 02/07/2017 in Teacher Lounge


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Secretary’s Minutes – Susan (motion to approve minutes; second the motion; all those in favor; minutes are approved)
  • Student Council’s Report
  • Teacher Report
  • Principal’s Report  – Joell
  • Treasurer’s Report – Thomas
  • District Representative Report – Danielle
  • Membership Report – SAT practice test and boot camp – Cathie
  • Parent Education Night – (Anita) – date of event
    • “Got College” representative – need to make flyer, advertise in parent pages etc.
  • Winter Wishes Rally
  • PTSA Bylaws Update
  • Education awards – dates?
    • Scholarship application needs to be put online.
    • Need committee to read and vote on scholarships.
    • Discussion related to how many and how much we give?
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon – date?
  • PTSA – Website updates.

Next meeting, Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PTSA meeting on Tuesday January 10th @ 7PM in Faculty Room

Welcome and Introductions – Happy New Year!

  • Secretary’s Minutes – Susan
    • Motion to approve minutes; second the motion; all those in favor; minutes are approved
  • Student Council’s Report -ASB
  • Principal’s Report – Joell
  • Treasurer’s Report – Thomas
  • District Representative Report – Danielle
  • Membership Report – Cathie
  • SAT/ACT/Study Skills/PSAT classes! – Cathie
    • PTSA cost?
    • Invite other Campbell Union High Schools or Moreland Middle Schools?
  • Teacher Grants – Thomas
    • Vote to approve funds for teacher grant applications  = $250/grant?
  • Parent Education Nights
    • Any ideas?
  • AP Night – dinner purchased!
  • How much budgeted for Winter Wishes?
  • 8th Grade Parent Information Night – date?
    • We have a table setup to introduce 8th grade parents to PTSA – we give flyers out but can we do more?
  • Next Meeting, Tuesday, February 7, 2016 – not February 14!!

We need your feedback to make PTSA more relevant

Prospect families we need your feedback to make PTSA more relevant to you and your students.  Please take 3 minutes to answer the questions in our short survey and we will use your feedback to prioritize our activities.  

Prospect High School PTSA Survey

Para las familias de los prospectos, necesitamos sus comentarios para que PTSA sea más relevante para usted y sus estudiantes. Por favor tome 3 minutos para contestar las preguntas en nuestra breve encuesta y usaremos sus comentarios para priorizar nuestras actividades.

Prospect High School PTSA Encuesta

PTSA meeting on Tuesday November 8 @ 7PM in Library


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Secretary’s Minutes – Susan
  • Student Council’s Report – ASB
  • Principal’s Report – Joel
  • Treasurer’s Report – Thomas
  • District Representative Report – Danielle
  • Membership Report – Cathie
  • PTSA Application and BYLAWS
  • Parent Education Night
    • Anita G. suggestion?
    • Danielle’s contact?
    • Mary Eschen – Parenting with Logic – might cost $?
  • AP Information Night – Date?
  • Teacher Grants – Math department
  • Open House Review

Next Meeting, Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PTSA meeting on Tuesday October 11 @ 7PM in staff lounge


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Secretary’s Minutes – Susan
  • Student Council’s Report – ASB
  • Principal’s Report – Joell
  • Treasurer’s Report – Thomas
  • District Representative Report – Danielle
  • Membership Report – Cathie
  • Parent Education Night
    • Danielle’s contact
    • Mary Eschen – Parenting with Logic
  • Teacher Grants – TBD
  • Measure AA – phone banking Oct 10/17 and 10/26
  • Open House Preparation/Date – November 5, 2016 – Lubna and Julie
    • Parents as tour guide volunteers
    • Invite middle schools
    • College and Career Center
    • Teachers and classrooms
    • ASB reps
    • Coffee and snacks
  • Next Meeting, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

September is PTSA Membership Drive Month!

Prospect Families – September is PTSA Membership Drive Month!

Join the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate in September and receive a free haircut from Schroeders in Westgate West.  A value of up to $18!

PTSA Supports ALL of our Prospect Students and families in the following ways:

  1. Funds Assemblies
  2. Funds Teacher Grants
  3. Funds Student Scholarships
  4. Connects Parents to School
  5. Gives Parents a Voice
  6. Builds Community around our Students
  7. Presents Parent/Student Education Nights
  8. Facilitates Open House
  9. Supports Grad Night
  10. Supports Student Programs
  11. Recognizes our Amazing Teachers and Staff
  12. Collaborates with our Prospect booster clubs

To join & support our school and students donate $45 or more to Prospect PTSA:

  1. Online at our PTSA Website
  2. Drop off a check at the Main School Office – Make check out to: Prospect PTSA
  3. Mail a check to: Prospect PTSA, 18900 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Pick up Schroeder’s Hair Cut certificate at the main office.

Questions?  Contact Cathie Watson-Short at

Impact Teen Drivers- presented by the CHP

The Westmont HS PTSA is proud to announce that they are bringing back “Impact Teen Drivers- presented by the CHP”.

This is a community event and the Westmont HS PTSA would like to invite the CUHSD community to attend. We are inviting all parents and students to come to this very informational evening. Those who attended last year said, “This is a must for all!’ All that attend will learn to be safe on the road and how to stop the #1 killer of teens in America, distracted driving!

This presentation is appropriate for all parents and teens of all ages.

Join us Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00-8:30pm in the Westmont Theater (4805 Westmont Ave., Campbell CA 95008). You can also visit their website . If you have any question please contact Nicole Shaddox