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:
GOLD SPONSORS
CBM Group
Auburn Rotary
Reliable Auto Glass
Community First Bank
Lightfoot Truck Repair
GREEN SPONSORS
Auburn Ford
College Bound
Robinson Sand & Gravel
Sierra Precision Optics
HILLMEN SPONSORS
Wilson, Wilson & Taylor CPA
BA Productions
Susan Teixeira, Better Homes
Recology
 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
Vina Castellano
PaZa Winery
Sip Auburn
Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Bonitata Boutique Wines
Sierra Knolls
Casque Wines
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
Bootleggers
Bistro 103
Bam Dazy BBQ
El Agave Taqueria
Max’s Restaurant Auburn
Real Food Catering
Applebee’s Auburn
Joe Caribe
La Fornaretta
DESSERTS PROVIDED BY:
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!

PaZaWines.com

916‐834‐0565

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.

To learn more visit: www.bootleggers.com

Time to buy tickets 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. 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
 $30.00

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 sueb2compton@gmail.com.

 

Current Newsletter and Message from FOPHS President

December January Newsletter 2016-2017

Dear Placer Families,

Happy New Year from Friends of Placer High School! Fall semester seems to have gone by in a flash! I hope everyone had a restful break. Spring semes-ter is in full swing and so is planning for the Green and Gold Food and Wine Festival. The committee is in need of volunteers, donations, and sponsors. If you have something you or your business could donate for our silent auction or raffle, please send us an email and we will be in touch as soon as possible! Remember, this is our main fundraiser that funds the wish list for the teachers every year.

Grad Night committee is also speeding up activities. Sponsor letters will be going out this week and letters to seniors will go out at the beginning of Febru-ary. Volunteers are still needed for this amazing event, especially parents of 9-11 graders so that they can see how it is all done and we can continue to offer this to future classes at Placer. Grad Night keeps students safe!

Our meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 in the Staff lounge. We would love it if you would come by and introduce yourself! Our next meeting is February 1st.

Thank you,
Lisa Voss

FOPHS President

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!