September Newsletter 20162017
Dear Placer High School Families,
I would like to welcome all the new and returning parents to Placer. The Friends of Placer High School Organization has two objectives, first to provide information to the parents via email, web or newsletter and secondly, raise monies to support the school. Over the years, FOPHS has been able to support such activities as the wish lists for teachers and staff not funded by the school, i.e., Senior Grad night, athletic programs and much more. We raise monies thru our membership drive, SCRIP programs such as Raleys/Bel Air, Savemart and Safeway, an annual fundraising event and general donations from the community. We have kicked off our membership drive and asked you to consider becoming a member and making a donation. Being a member is crucial to achieving our goal to raise over $5,000 so we can provide academic supplies for teachers and staff and support for many other programs, like sports, art and welding. This year you can pay online through our website. You can go to www.fophs.org and click on the DONATE button on the front page or send an email to email@example.com for a form to be emailed to you. We always encourage parents to get involved so please come to one of our meetings this year and find out what FOPHS is all about. Attending the meeting allows you to hear, in more depth, what’s going on at PHS, ask questions and get an update from our principal, Mr. Efstathiu, who also attends regularly. Our first meeting is September 7th at 6:30 pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office. We have new board members that will assume their position on September 7th.
Please welcome…. Lisa Voss as our new President Danelle Stumbo as our new Vice President Melissa Bauer as our new Secretary Ayn Loehr as our new Newsletter Chair Thank you in advance for your support!
Sincerely, Kim Lightfoot & Judy Pruett
FOPHS President and Vice President
The first meeting of Friends Of Placer High School, our parent organization, for the new school year is this Wednesday, September 7, in the staff lounge in the Admin building at 6:30 pm. Be informed, be involved. We would love to see some new faces.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Cocktails @ 5 pm
Dinner 5:30-8:00 pm
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Raffle, Silent Auction
Auburn Rotary has some exciting things happening in our Family area this year. There will be a climbing wall, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, slack line, clowns & a kids craft and science area provided by LilyPad Early Learning Center. Kids 5 and under are FREE, Children 6-12 $10 and Adults are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
The monies they raise from the BBQ go back to the Community of Auburn:
RYLA & REGAL leadership programs for 8th graders & 12th graders
Stand Up Placer
Boys & Girls Club
Many other events or programs that enrich our community.
BBQ Poster PDF (1)
The Friends of Placer High School, Placer High School’s Parent Organization, is seeking to fill 2 board positions open for the 2016-2017 school year. Kim Lightfoot, President and Judy Pruett, Vice President are stepping down and we need to fill their positions. If you are interested in being a part of a wonderful group of Placer parents, please send your name to Mr. E by August 10th. Currently, we have 1 nomination and the board will vote on candidates later this month in time for the first FOPHS Board meeting September 7th at 6:30pm.
If you have any questions about FOPHS or board positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. E at email@example.com.
We close the year with many successes but most important was the parent involvement and the increase of new parents that stepped up to be a part of the parent organization. We look forward to next year and achieving our fundraising goals to increase membership and monies to support the teacher wish lists, sports, art, welding and much more.
I would like to thank everyone that attended our annual fundraiser the “Green and Gold Food & Wine Festival“. It was a great success that helped raise over $13,000 for the wish lists for next year.
We are also looking for some new faces for next year to fill key committee positions opening up. It would be great to have people in place before the next school year. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 916-952-1019. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you again to all the parents who supported Friends of Placer High School this year and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Friends of Placer High School
The Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival on April 9, 2016 was very successful. Please attend the final FOPHS meeting of the 2015-2016 school year, Wednesday May 4th, to hear details from the event as well as the future of FOPHS at PHS.
The success of the Green & Gold would not have been possible without the support and generosity of our Sponsors, Vendors, and Attendees.
Show your support by thanking and giving your patronage to:
Lightfoot Truck Repair
Jeff Ambrosia: Yamasaki Landscape
Councilman Matt Spokely
The Hensler Family
The Tuttle Family
The Houston Group
John & Linda Geraghty
The Tucker Family
Betty and Dennis Bennett
Marc & Erica Roper Family
The Collins Family
Dr. Bill Kirby
Select Estate Properties
Wise Villa Winery
Auburn Alehouse (beer and food)
Bam Dazy BBQ
43 Ranch Olive Oil
DESSERTS PROVIDED BY:
American River College Culinary program
New Dawn Bakery
Steven Lease (the cookie guy)
Many thanks too for the items donated for our silent auction!
Green and Gold Committee Members:
Judy Pruett Kim Lightfoot
Marianne Ellner, Treasurer
We are honored to have Melissa Crowley as our celebrity MC for this evening. Melissa Crowley May has been a TV anchor reporter for 20 years, in Sacramento, Nashville and Texas. She and her husband Bryan May have called Northern California home for 15 years and have two school age daughters. They enjoy being involved in the community especially supporting local schools and career days. Melissa got her start in a public high school TV program. This Fall she will be teaching broadcast media in the Natomas Unified School district at Inderkum High School.
Avoid the line, tickets are available online until noon today at Brown Paper Tickets. But no worries if you missed it, tickets will also be available at the door. Cost is $30, which includes a commemorative Placer wine glass. Come support Placer High School. All proceeds benefit school programs–academics, arts, music and sports.
We are hosting the “Green and Gold Food & Wine Festival” to raise monies for all programs at Placer from education to arts to welding to sports. The event will be held on April 9th from 6:00 to 9:30 pm in the Sierra Building at Gold Country Fairgrounds and includes wine and food tastings from local wineries and eateries, silent auction, raffle and much more. You can purchase tickets online at http://ggfoodandwine.brownpapertickets.com or call 916-952-1019 to purchase directly. So buy your tickets today so you don’t miss out on this great event!
Have you told yourself you would like to help but not sure how? Ask us how? We have many areas that parent volunteers are always welcomed. From becoming a member, registering for SCRIP, to committee positions and more. This year, we have some new faces and energy which has been great to help FOPHS keep evolving to becoming a great parent organization that supports Placer. If you are interested in helping out, plan to come to a meeting or email us. We would like to hear from you!
We are looking for some new faces for next year to fill committee positions opening up. It would be great to have people in place before the next school year. You can come to a meeting, email us at email@example.com or call me at 916-952-1019. I look forward to hearing from you.
We encourage all parents to get involved it is a great way to stay informed what is going on around the school. You can come to our next board on April 6th or May 4 at 6:30 pm in the staff lounge to hear what we have planned along with Mr. E and what is happening within the school and district.
Friends of Placer High School
The “Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival” on April 9, 2016
6 to 9 pm @ Gold Country Fairgrounds-Sierra Building
Vina Castellano is like a little piece of Spain, in the Sierra Foothills. Since breaking ground for Viña Castellano in 1999, the Mendez family has built an mini empire of Spanish wines complete with a treasure trove of Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold and Silver medals. The family specializes in the complex flavors of Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre and Verdejo grapes. In the tasting room, visitors can sip new pressings and old favorites, and pick up a fine cigar to enjoy outside or on the pavillion on the pond with a glass or bottle of their favorite wine. The Mendez and Wilkins families are proud Hillmen – past, present and future!
Purchase Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets