Message from Our President and January Newsletter


Happy January Hillmen Family!Spring will soon be upon us and that means our Spring fundraiser! April 7th is the Green and Gold Food and Wine event and we need all hands on deck! Please consider volunteering or becoming a sponsor for this fun event. This is how we fund our yearly wish list for teachers!
Also on the horizon is Grad Night Alive. The Grad Night committee is hard at work planning this year’s grad night. This event is a really fun time for grads that keeps them safe and off the streets after graduation. It in-cludes Casino games, food, entertainment, swimming and more!
Please consider attending one of our meetings. Friends of Placer High School meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 in the staff room. We have a board position of Secretary that needs to be filled as well! We would love to have you!

Thank you,
Lisa Voss
Friends of Placer High School


November Newsletter and Message from Our President


Dear Placer High School Families: We have been able to provide school support over the years thanks to parents that have donated to the membership drive. Your donations support the teachers wish list each year. Teachers are given the opportunity to make a wish list request from FOPHS to ask for items that would enrich a student’s education. This year, the wish list includes books, calculators, drills for Mechatronics, frames for the art department, specimens for Anatomy, soil testing kits for Environmental Science, and a field trip to the Crocker Art Museum for Humanities. We are still working towards our goal to raise over $5,000 in membership so we can continue support the teachers, classrooms, and activities at placer High School. If you have not become a member yet, it is not too late. To become a member, you can go to and click on the DONATE button on the front page or send an email to for a form to be emailed to you.

Sincerely, Lisa Voss

FOPHS President


Dear Hillmen Families,
Welcome back to school for 2017-18! I am so excited that we had such a great
turnout at Back to School Night, as well as to our first FOPHS meeting. We had some
new parents step up and fill some empty board positions and volunteer to help with
some other roles as well. We LOVE seeing new people at our meetings! We so
appreciate the input.
Our next meeting is next Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 in the staff room. We are still
in dire need of a Grad Night chair. If you feel you have a talent in this area and would
like to help keep this life saving program alive, please come to our meeting or email
me at
Currently we are rolling right along with early plans for Pie Day, Wish List granting,
and our Spring Fundraiser. Come join the fun!
Thank you,
Lisa Voss
President, Friends of Placer High School

Welcome back to school Friends of Placer High School! 

Membership was at an all-time high last year. As a result of membership and our annual fundraiser, we are able to give back to the teachers at Placer High School. Over 10 thousand dollars was given to several “wish list” items submitted by your students’ teachers. If you have already renewed your membership we appreciate it. 
There are a number of ways to support Friends Of Placer High School:
  • Stop by our table at Back to School Night this Wednesday, August 16th
  • Use the link below to make a tax deductable donation. 
  • Attend meetings which are held the first Wednesday of each school month. 
  • Visit to see an updated wish list, stay current on happenings on campus, and use the donate link to update your membership.
Friends of Placer High School thanks you for your support in 2017-2018!
Once again thank you for staying involved in your child’s high school experience,
Let’s make it another great year on the Hill!

Message from FOPHS President and May Newsletter

May 2017 newsletter

Hello Placer Families!
The Friends of Placer High School has had a great year and we want to thank you for all of your support!

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, or email us at I look forward to hearing from you.

We have a few board positions open:
Grad Night Chair
Treasurer: shadow in fall, take over in spring

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 September 6th in the staff lounge to hear what we have planned along with Mr. Caminiti and what is happening within the school and district.

We would really love to have some new people step in and help out!
See you at back to school night!

Thank you,
Lisa Voss
Friends of Placer High School

Message from Our President and Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2017

Hello Placer Families!

Happy Spring! Thank you to all of the people who came to our Wine and Food fundraiser last month. It was a huge success that raised several thousand dollars for the Teacher Wish Lists! Special thanks to Sue Compton, our chair who did a wonderful job organizing the event.

We will have a few upcoming board positions on the Friends of Placer High School Board. We will need a new Grad Night Chair, a Scrip organizer (most or all done at home!), and we would like to get someone to shadow our treasurer and train to start that job next spring!

Please come to one of our meetings! We meet the first Wednesday of each month and we would love to have you!

Thank you,
Lisa Voss, President,
Friends of Placer High School


Update for Green and Gold Wine and Food Festival!

The Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival on March 18, 2017 was very successful!  Please attend the next FOPHS meeting, Wednesday April 6th, to hear details from the event.
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:
CBM Group
Auburn Rotary
Reliable Auto Glass
Community First Bank
Lightfoot Truck Repair
Auburn Ford
College Bound
Robinson Sand & Gravel
Sierra Precision Optics
Wilson, Wilson & Taylor CPA
BA Productions
Susan Teixeira, Better Homes
Vina Castellano
PaZa Winery
Sip Auburn
Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Bonitata Boutique Wines
Sierra Knolls
Casque Wines
Bistro 103
Bam Dazy BBQ
El Agave Taqueria
Max’s Restaurant Auburn
Real Food Catering
Applebee’s Auburn
Joe Caribe
La Fornaretta
New Dawn Bakery
Steven Lease (the cookie guy)
Fiscalini Farms
Many thanks too for the items donated for our silent auction & raffle!
Green and Gold Committee Members:
Sue Compton
Jeff Wood
Katherine Archibald
Sarah Meyer
Teena Wilkins
Melissa Bauer
Lisa Voss
Marianne Ellner, Treasurer
Thanks you, Kim Lightfoot & Judy Pruett for your legacy & support!

Latest Newsletter and Message from our President

February/March Newsletter 20162017

Happy (Almost) Spring Hillmen families! FOPHS is busy getting ready to host the Annual Green and Gold fundraiser on March 18th. This will be a wine and food tasting event with several local restaurants and wineries sharing their deliciousness! This is FOPHS’ only fundraiser and supports the Placer Teachers’ wish list. Last year we raised $13,000 for the wish list and granted every wish on it. Please consider attending this year. It is a great time and a great date night! Grad Night Committee is in full swing and looking for someone to take over the reins next year. If you are a parent of a freshman or sophomore, consider getting involved in this great event. Grad night keeps our grads off the roads in supervised activities overnight. There is a different theme each year and the students really love it! We would love to have you at one of our meetings. They are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 in the staff lounge!

Thank you,

Lisa Voss President,

Friends of Placer High School

The “Green & Gold Food and Wine Festival” Featured Winery! PaZa Wines

Be sure to enjoy a tasting with this wonderful winery at our March 18th event.

PaZa Estate Winery is on the Placer Wine Trail, half‐way between Auburn, Newcastle, and Lincoln. Pamela and Zane Dobson planted their vineyard ten years ago with friends and family, and they’ve been making award winning wines since the very first vintage. They’ve been open almost every weekend for over 5‐years now. Their rustically elegant tasting shed is positioned right next to the vineyard, where you can enjoy relaxing views in the picnic area. They produce Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Barbera, Zin, Rose, and Albarino.

PaZa – Expressions of Passion, one Small‐Lot at a time!


3357 Ayres Holmes Road, Auburn, CA. 95602

A little bit about the owners – pre winery:

Zane’s originally from Oklahoma, and his first career was in general aviation as a designer. His first passion was road racing sport cars at tracks all around America. Throughout the ‘90s he lived to race, spending many weekends every year with the Porsche Club or other racing organizations. Pamela’s a California girl, with a career of over 40‐years in retail grocery industry. She was an avid bicyclist, long‐distance hiker, and snow skier for many years, and participated in numerous long distance bike races as well as multi day cross‐country hikes.

The “Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival” Today’s Featured Restaurant!

Bootlegger’s Old Town Tavern and Grill

Your ticket to our event on March 18th includes wine tastings and food bites from the area’s favorite wineries & restaurants. We are excited to welcome back Bootleggers this year!

Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill, a front-runner in the use of locally sustainable products, continues to feature fresh, local produce, USDA choice meats and daily seafood specials grilled over a wood-burning grill.  Executive Chef and co-owner, Ty Rowe, favors simple, fresh flavors prepared in many international cooking styles, using locally grown products to provide a seasonal menu, balanced with a blend of classical flavors and home-style comfort food. Our eclectic menus showcase the freshness of the seasonal foods available to our area. Whether it be from one of our local farmers or brought in from one of the neighboring regions, you will always find the best of what is in season available on our menu.

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