November Newsletter and Message from our President

November Newsletter 20162017

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 included contribution to the kiln in Ceramics, a standing desk, readers for Spanish, lab items for biology and chemistry, Physics lab supplies, English resource books and and literary posters for classrooms.

We are still working towards our goal to raise over $5,000 in membership so we can continue to 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 www.fophs.org and click on the DONATE button on the front page or send an email to fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.ca.us for a form to be emailed to you. We always encourage parents to get involved 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. Caminiti, who also attends regularly. Last month we got a tour of Placer’s 21st century classroom.

We need committee members for both our Grad Night Committee and our Spring Fundraiser!

So stay connected to what is going on at the school and come to our next board meeting, Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely, Lisa Voss, FOPHS President

Save The Date…Green and Gold Wine and Food Festival

Save the Date

Save the Date

for our annual FOPHS Fundraiser,
the Green & Gold Food and Wine Festival
on March 18, 2017!

After last year’s success raising $13,000 for PHS academic programs,
we are excited to bring back this incredible event!

Join us for an abundance of delicious food and wine tastings highlighting the wonderful vintners and eateries in our area. The event, which will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 PM,  at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Sierra Building, Auburn, CA, provides an opportunity for the community to support their high school while also enjoying food, drink, silent auction and raffle prizes.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating an auction or raffle item, please contact Sue Compton at (916) 759-9249 orsueb2compton@gmail.com.

Look for ticket information to be posted soon!

Donate to FOPHS through Amazon Smile!

 

 

Do you shop on Amazon? Help us help our school and shop through the AmazonSmile program. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible sales to registered charitable organizations. No cost to you! The first time you log into AmazonSmile it will ask you which organization you wish to donate to. Just select Friends of Placer High School.   FOPHS will receive donations that will be used for our wish list giving program for the school. Using AmazonSmile does not affect any of the benefits of your Amazon Prime. Log in must be done through Smile.Amazon.com. Be sure to change your bookmark!

FOPHS and the Students of Placer High School thank you for your support.

October Newsletter and Message from Our President

October Newsletter

Hello Placer Families!
We have had a great start to our year. We are excited to have a full board. I would like to send out a thank you, though, to our outgoing President, Kim Lightfoot and outgoing Vice President, Judy Pruett. They have been the backbone of Friends of Placer High School for the past several years. They have spent countless hours in service to the school and its programs and I can’t thank them enough. Big shoes to fill!
Our membership drive is off and running to start the year. Thank you to everyone that has already signed up. 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 fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.ca 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 Interim principal, Mr. Caminiti, who also attends regularly.
We are in need of parent volunteers to help with the following:
Grad Night Committee volunteers to fundraise, design and decorate, staff the
Event etc.
Spring Fundraiser Volunteers to help with decorating, obtaining sponsors,
Helping with set up and clean up.
So stay connected to what is going on at the school and come to our next board meeting, October 5th at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office. Thank you in advance for your support!
Sincerely,
Lisa Voss
FOPHS President

September Newsletter and message from our Outgoing President and VP

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 fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.ca.us 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

Show some Placer love for Auburn Rotary Family BBQ

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cocktails @ 5 pm

Dinner 5:30-8:00 pm

Gold Country Fairgrounds

Ribs/Chicken/Tri-Tip/Salmon/Vegetarian

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:

Cub Scouts
Boys Scouts
Baseball
Soccer
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)

A new year, a new beginning for FOPHS….

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 fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.ca.us or Mr. E at pefstathiu@puhsd.k12.ca.us.

A Message from our President and the May Newsletter

May Newsletter

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 fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.us.ca  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.  

Thank you,

Kim Lightfoot

President

Friends of Placer High School