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 email@example.com.
Currently we are rolling right along with early plans for Pie Day, Wish List granting,
and our Spring Fundraiser. Come join the fun!
President, 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 FOPHS.org 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!
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:
Reliable Auto Glass
Community First Bank
Lightfoot Truck Repair
Robinson Sand & Gravel
Sierra Precision Optics
Wilson, Wilson & Taylor CPA
Susan Teixeira, Better Homes
Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Bonitata Boutique Wines
Bam Dazy BBQ
El Agave Taqueria
Max’s Restaurant Auburn
Real Food Catering
DESSERTS PROVIDED BY:
New Dawn Bakery
Steven Lease (the cookie guy)
Many thanks too for the items donated for our silent auction & raffle!
Green and Gold Committee Members:
Marianne Ellner, Treasurer
Thanks you, Kim Lightfoot & Judy Pruett for your legacy & support!
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!
Lisa Voss President,
Friends of Placer High School
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.
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.
To learn more visit: www.bootleggers.com
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. This fun event provides an opportunity for the community to support their high school while also enjoying food, wine, beer, silent auction and raffle prizes.
Saturday March 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Gold Country Fairgrounds Sierra Building, Auburn
Every guest receives a stemless wine glass etched with the Placer High logo!
Buy tickets online now at: http://ggfoodandwine.bpt.me/
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating an auction or raffle item, please contact Sue Compton at (916) 759-9249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.