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Nov. 14th Meeting Notes

Nathan Thame: Project manager for our district, discussed master plans for construction at Prospect, check out the new improvements underway for Prospect: Prospect Improvement Summary and Map

Brett Johanson from Future Path Prep presented to our PTSA. He is a teacher from Branham and has started his own SAT prep company.  He offers a course  for $135  which includes his manual plus the official SAT prep book. Classes are capped at 36. Class time is 8 hours for reading/writing, 5 hours for math.  Each section is taught by qualified teachers. PTSA plans to contract with Future Path in the spring to prepare for the May SAT date.  Stay tuned for signups in January.

Couldn’t make the Nov. 14th meeting, but curious as to what else was discussed?  Read our Prospect PTSA, November 14 – Meeting Notes!

 

PTSA Meeting & Parent Education: Teen Alcohol and Substance use and services at Prospect

Prospect PTSA Agenda for November 14th, General Meeting 
6:30-7:15pm in the PHS staff room

  1. Welcome!
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Financial reports
  4. Report of the executive board – 3 minutes
    1. PTSA President will also give Parent Rep Report from District
  5. Principal report – 5 minutes
  6. Brett Johanson, Future Path SAT Prep will present his company’s SAT prep class we are planning for spring 2018. – 10 Minutes
  7. Reports of the committees
    1. Open House Recap– Joell & Cathie – 7 minutes
    2. Teacher Mini Grants (Thomas) – 3 minutes
    3. Parenting Your Teen (Anita&Cathie) – 3 minutes
    4. Homecoming Decorating Recap – Cristene – 3 minutes
    5. Career Center (C&CS Rep) – 3 minutes
    6. Grad Night Update – Janet Chance – 3 minutes
  8. Unfinished Business
  9. New Business
  10. Adjournment

Parent Education Topic
7:30-8:30pm Teen Alcohol and Substance use and services at Prospect – Prospect Uplift Counseling Staff and Joell Hanson.

November PTSA Meeting – Alcohol/Substance Use on Campus -Tues. 11/14

6:30-7:15pm PTSA Meeting, 7:30-8:30pm – Alcohol/Substance Use on Campus in our Staff Lounge (in the hallway to the left of the Main Office)

Come learn about what kind of alcohol/substance use our Administration and Counselors are seeing on campus, what Prospect’s levels of service are to help teens make better choices and get the help they need, and how you as a parent can spot signs of drinking and alcohol in your own child.  Prospect Administration and Counselors will be providing this parent lecture and discussion.

Prospect Annual Open House 2017

Saturday, November 4th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

No appointment necessary. Last tour starts at 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome:
Future students, parents, siblings, neighbors, realtors, etc.

Cookie donations and Parent Volunteers needed to help with tours on Saturday: Sign up Here!

This is a great way to see what is happening in our classrooms.

Communicating with Teens by Mary Eschen Life & Parenting Coach

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7pm-8.30pm, PHS: Room 30

Admission is free with Online Sign Up!

Register at Eventbrite:  Click here to register.

Come spend an evening learning some new tricks and tips for dealing with kids who won’t communicate with you! Mary Eschen is a popular local parenting educator as well as a Life and Parenting Coach. Her entertaining style and energy will put you back in the drivers seat with some new ideas on how to parent. You will walk out of the event with techniques you can put to use right away!

Learn how to:

  • Deal with sassy back-talk!
  • Get rid of nagging
  • Use choices to up the odds your kids will listen to you
  • Figure out what to do with kids who tune you out
  • Keep calm when things flare up

Flyer:  PTSA Parent Ed Talk – Communicating with Teens 

October PTSA Meeting – CPM Math Night – Tues. 10/10

6:30-7:15pm PTSA Meeting, 7:30-8:30pm CPM Math Night – Room 30A (come to one or both!) 

Come and learn how to support your student in math at our new CPM math curriculum night.  Remember when our parents used to complain about “New” math?  Well now it is our turn to wine that they just don’t teach math the way they used to.  Fortunately, the PTSA has a solution.  Our Vice Principal and former math department chair, Kiran Grewal, will lead our CPM Math Night. John McGowan, our Teacher Rep for PTSA, along with some of his colleagues will be supporting Mrs. Grewal to provide an overview of how the CPM curriculum works, how you can best support your student and to answer your questions.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Homecoming Dance Decorating & Food Help

We at the PTSA are trying to help ASB pull of a AWESOME HOMECOMING EVENT!!   We need a few chaperones,  2 trucks and drivers to pick up games from a church and deliver to Prospect and return them… a group of fun and active people to decorate and a few awesome hosts with a lot of hospitality to serve food to our kids at Homecoming this year!

Sign Up Here to Decorate and Help!

Students want to have FOOD, alot of FOOD at the Dance this year… We are asking for Donations from our parents to help make this happen! Food drop off to the Gym is 530pm Please see sign up for our kids requests! Thank you, PTSA Cristene 408-646-6765

Sign Up Here to Donate Food!

“Build our Pride” Membership Drive – Progress

As of September 20th, we have 82 Family and 8 teacher and staff Memberships! Our goal is to have 150 total this year! If you haven’t joined yet, please do, we need your help to support our worthy Panthers!   Join Now!

Membership supports our teachers, students and family programs.  We have a membership level to suit every need and all donations of $75 or more will receive a free “Building the Pride” T-shirt.

New Parent Orientation, hosted by Prospect PTSA

Sept. 12th, Room 30A
Learn how high school works, meet the school staff, learn the best way to communicate with teachers, how to navigate the office, how to get involved and more!  Get all your “how the heck does high school work questions” answered!
Schedule:
6:30-7:15pm – PTSA General Meeting discussing upcoming events & Activities with Principal Report
7:30-8:30 – Prospect Parent Orientation – New this year! 
Come to one or both PTSA segments.  We have broken them up so that you can come to what interests you.

Visit us at Back to School Night! Wednesday 8/30, 6pm in the Gym.

Come meet your fellow PTSA members along with our booster clubs at Back to School night in the Prospect Gym.  We will have a table to answer questions about the Prospect PTSA, hand out PTSA cards for those who have joined and to process new memberships.  All who join at the Silver or higher level will receive a free “Build the Pride” Prospect PTSA shirt.  If you have joined already come say hello and pick up your shirt!

Go Panthers! Let’s Build the Pride!