October Newsletter and Message from Our President

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We had a great start for our membership drive this year.  Thank you to everyone that has already signed up.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support the teacher wish lists.  If you have not signed up yet, it is not too late. You can logon to our website www.fophs.org to find out more information.

We also have started planning for our next fundraiser, Casino Night on the “Hill”, it is 5 weeks away and counting.  This event supports the sports program and is critical to helping the budget shortfall.  Over the past 3 years , we raised over $25,000 for sports. The monies raised this year will help jump start the sports program.

The event will be held on November 8 from 6:30 to 11:00pm in the Tahoe Building at Gold Country Fairgrounds and  includes casino games, food and drinks, silent auction, raffle  and much more. So mark your calendars and buy your tickets today!

Tickets can be purchased by going online to http://phscasinonite.bpt.me or going to www.fophs.org.

If you would like to volunteer, donate an item for auction or be a sponsor for this great event.  Please email me at fophsnpo@gmail.com or call me at 916-952-1019

Stay connected to what is going on at the school and come to our next board  meeting, October 1 at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office.  Thank you in advance for your support!


FOPHS President

Kim Lightfoot

September Newsletter and Message from Our President

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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, A Casino Night 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 we sent out an email with a link to pay online through our website. We also mailed a newsletter to over 600 parents that do not have an email on file with the school.  If you did not receive an email or a form in the mail 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 3rd at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office.

This year the following position(s) are open on the committee:

Grad Night Chair – Oversee details for senior grad night and work with volunteers to fundraise, design and decorate, staff the event etc..

Thank you in advance for your support!


FOPHS President

Kim Lightfoot