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!
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!

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?