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!

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

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age May 10th 7:30 PM

Screening of the movie:  Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age  will play after our PTSA meeting ((with Spanish subtitles))

May 10th, Prospect High School Performing Arts Center

  • PTSA Meeting: 6:30-7:15pm
  • Screenagers Movie Showing: 7:30-8:40pm
  • Eventbrite - Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age - Documentary
  • All parents & students are welcome!  FREE advance registration by May 9th (nominal donation to PTSA requested from walk-ins):

The movie is a great way to open the conversation on how our devices can enhance or overtake.


Read this article: Does your family have the 4 key rules to help reduce screen time?

Read a study on the effects of cellphones and children’s sleep.

Screenagers review by Common Sense Media:


Dr. Ruston decided to make Screenagers when she found herself constantly struggling with her own two kids about screen time. This is depicted along with many other stories in Screenagers. Dr. Ruston has won several awards for her work using films to create movements for social change and has been invited to give talks to all types of audiences around the world. Click here to see her full bio.



PTSA Meeting 05/10/2017 6:30 PM PAC

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Secretary’s minutes (motion to approve minutes; second the motion; all those in favor; minutes are approved)
  • Student Council’s Report
  • Principal’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • District Representative Report
  • Membership Update for next school year – updating the flyer that is placed with summer registration material.
  • Elect new PTSA leadership
  • PTSA convention
  • Sixth District PTA – Training Day is May 20th @ 8am, register by May 16
  • Education awards
    • Motion to approve awards for 8 students
    • Need to inform the winners of the scholarship
    • When are Grand awards?
    • Can I get the education award applications for award presentation?
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon preparation
  • Senior breakfast – working with group of senior parents
  • Host a movie screening – “SCREENAGERS .Website:
  • Next Meeting? Or, meet for lunch?

April 11 – PTSA meeting & math curriculum presentation

Interested in hearing about or have questions about the proposed new district math curriculum?    Prospect’s PTSA  is hosting an information session on our district’s proposed new math curriculum.

April 11, 2017 PTSA meeting & math curriculum presentation in ROOM 30:

6:30pm-7:15pm PTSA regular meeting


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Secretary’s minutes (motion to approve minutes; second the motion; all those in favor; minutes are approved)
  • Student Council’s Report
  • Principal’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • Education awards
    • Scholarship applications.
    • Committee needs to read and vote on scholarships.
    • How many scholarships and how much should we give
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon preparation for Friday, May 12th – need help!
  • International week – need to purchase gift cards for event – no request for gift cards
  • Senior breakfast – need some parents of seniors to help – ask grad night committee.
  • Screenagers Presentation after May PTSA meeting.
    • Need to sign contract
    • Invite CUHSD schools /middle school Home and School Clubs
    • Advertise
  • Next meeting, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 –
    • Moved to May 10th? Is staff lounge available?
    • Start Time? 6:30 to 7:15
    • Movie: 7:30 to 8:40?

7:30pm-8:15pm  Math Curriculum Presentation and Questions by CUHSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jivan Dhaliwal

The CUHSD board will vote on this on April 20th, please attend if interested!

Also find information about Math Curriculum  at


PTSA Meeting 03/21/2017 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
  • Principal’s Report  – Joel
  • Treasurer’s Report – Thomas
  • PTSA Website and Newsletter – Thomas/Cathie
  • District Representative Report – Cathie
  • Membership Report – SAT/ACT/ Study Skills – Cathie
  • Parent Education Night – Anita
  • EDS/MMS/DCS – invite EDS/PTO; MMS/HSC to PTSA meeting
  • PTSA Bylaws Update
  • Education awards
    • Scholarship application needs to be put online.
    • Need committee to read and vote on scholarships.
  • International week – need to purchase gift cards for event.
  • Boy Scout Project – Memorial for Niyal – David D’Amico
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon – Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Next meeting, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

College Information and Q & A Night March 20th, 2017 from 7-9 PM

Prospect High’s Parent Teacher Student Association – PTSA is hosting a PARENT Education Talk on

FREE with advance sign up by Sunday 3/19 (donation to PTSA at door for walk-ins)
Eventbrite - PTSA Parent Education Talk - College and Career Info Night

College Information and Q & A Night

All parents welcome!  Freshman to Seniors!

Monday, March 20th  7:00 – 9:00pm

Prospect High School – Room 30  (at front of school)

18900 Prospect Rd.  Saratoga, CA  95070


Have questions on applying to college?

  • What’s the “real scoop” on “good colleges”?
  • · Hoping to engage your student in the college search process?
  • · Interested in factors that determine best-fit colleges?
  • · How do we breakdown the process so it’s not overwhelming?
  • · Need tips to reduce stress and empower your student?
  • · Have questions on when to test and how best to prepare?
  • · Got questions? We’ve got answers!

Listening to other parents’ questions is one of the best ways to learn about the college admission process…

PTSA Parent Ed Talk Led by Marna Taylor & Celeste Radanovich of got college? LLC

New Study Skills and ACT test

Practice ACT – Saturday – March 18th 

This is a great way to take the ACT in a no pressure environment to get familiar with the ACT and to see which test your student is more suited to.  Proctored by PTSA and scored by Mike Flynn of ∑ngenius Learning Centers.  Scores returned within 7-10 days.

9am – 12:30pm

Cost: $15

Sign up

Study Skills Class – in March, 4 Sessions – 90 Minutes Each

Overview of Skills covered:

  • How to Study
  • Tackling Tests
  • Writing Well
  • Handling High School 

Thursdays – March 9, 16, 23, 30

7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $150

Sign up

Taught by Mike Flynn of ∑ngenius Learning Centers

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