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

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

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

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

We are hosting the “Green and Gold Food & Wine Festival”  to raise monies for all programs at Placer from education to arts to welding to sports. The event will be held on April 9th  from 6:00 to 9:30 pm in the Sierra Building at Gold Country Fairgrounds and  includes wine and food tastings from local wineries and eateries, silent auction, raffle and much more. You can purchase tickets online at http://ggfoodandwine.brownpapertickets.com  or call 916-952-1019 to purchase directly.  So buy your tickets today so you don’t miss out on this great event!

Have you told yourself you would like to help but not sure how?  Ask us how?  We have many areas that parent volunteers are always welcomed.  From becoming a member, registering for SCRIP,  to committee positions and more.  This year, we have some new faces and energy which has been great to help FOPHS keep evolving to becoming a great parent organization that supports Placer.  If you are interested in helping out, plan to come to a meeting or email us. We would like to hear from you!

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, email us at fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.us.ca  or call me at 916-952-1019.   I look forward to hearing from you.

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 April 6th or May 4  at 6:30 pm in the staff lounge to hear what we have planned along with Mr. E and what is happening within the school and district.

Thank you,
President
Friends of Placer High School

March Newsletter and Letter from Our President

March Newsletter 2016

We are hosting the “Green and Gold Food & Wine Festival”  to raise monies for all programs at Placer from education to arts to welding to sports. The event will be held on April 9th  from 6:00 to 9:30pm in the Sierra Building at Gold Country Fairgrounds and  includes wine and food tastings from local wineries and eateries, silent auction, raffle and much more. You can purchase tickets online at http://ggfoodandwine.brownpapertickets.com  or call 916-952-1019 to purchase directly.  So buy your tickets today so you don’t miss out on this great event!

Have you told yourself you would like to help but not sure how?  Ask us how?  We have many areas that parent volunteers are always welcomed.  From becoming a member, registering for SCRIP to committee positions and more.  This year, we have some new faces and energy which has been great to help FOPHS keep evolving to becoming a great parent organization that supports Placer.  If you are interested in helping out, plan to come to a meeting or email us. We would like to hear from you!

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, email us at fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.us.ca  or call me at 916-952-1019.   I look forward to hearing from you.

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 March 2nd or April 6th at 6:30pm in the staff lounge to hear what we have planned along with Mr. E and what is happening within the school and district.

Thank you,

Kim Lightfoot, President

Friends of Placer High School

 

February Newsletter and Message from Our President

February Newsletter 20152016

Planning has begun for our annual fundraiser in an effort to raise money for ALL PROGRAMS at PHS.  This year we have chosen “Green & Gold Food and Wine Festival” as our theme, a food and wine tasting highlighting the wonderful vintners and eateries in our area.  This fun event, which will be held on Saturday April 9, 2016, at Gold Country Fairgrounds in the Sierra Building, provides an opportunity for the community to support their high school while enjoying food, drinks, entertainment, silent auction, and raffle prizes.  Mark your calendars and look for e-mails on how to buy your tickets in the next couple of weeks!  (If you’d like to help with this event please let us know!)

Wondering how you can become more involved in FOPHS? Many opportunities are available at various levels of commitment.  This year, we have some new faces and energy, which has been great to help FOPHS keep evolving as a great parent organization that supports Placer.  If you are interested in helping out, at any level, please join us at a meeting or email us. We would love to hear from you!

We are looking for some energetic parents to fill committee positions which are opening up. It would be great to have people in place before the next school year.  You can come to a meeting, email us at fophsnpo@puhsd.k12.us.ca  or call me at 916-952-1019.

We encourage all parents to get involved.  It’s a great way to stay informed about what is going on around the school.   You can come to our next board meeting(s) on Feb. 3th and/or March 2nd at 6:30 pm in the staff lounge to hear what we have planned, as well as hearing from Mr. E about what is happening within the school and district.

Thank you,

Kim Lightfoot, President

Friends of Placer High School

December/January Newsletter and Letter from Our President

December/January Newsletter 20152016

This year ,we were able to grant $6,000 worth of wishes for teachers and staff.  In September, we sent out a wish list request form to all teachers and staff for them to submit to FOPHS for items they would like the group to fund for their programs.  The money from the membership drive primarily funds the wish lists items.

We were able to provide the following items this year:

Social Studies Resource Books
English Resource books, literary posters,
World Language Interactive programs, books, videos
Mechatronics Soldering irons and misc supplies
Science Enviro books , Instructional DVD’s , Anatomy dissection kits,  Physics supplies
Art Sculpture wheels, art tools
Photography Photo printer

We would like to see you…..attending one of our meetings allows you to find out what FOPHS is all about.  It will also provide you the opportunity 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. We are still in need of a board position to be filled, see below what is open.

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.  

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

Newsletter Coordinator – Manage monthly newsletter and general communication to parent members including deadlines, article submissions and design of newsletter.

Our next board  meeting, January 6th at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office.  Thank you in advance for your support!    We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and thank you again for supporting FOPHS and the school.

November Newsletter and Message from our President

NovemberNewsletter20152016

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 soldering irons for mechatronics, a photo printer with ink, foreign language books, DVD’s and CD’s  for Spanish, Anatomy /Physiology lab items, supplies and sculpture wheels for Art classes, Physics lab supplies, English resource books and AP Enviro books, Headphones and literary posters for classrooms.

We are still working towards our goal to raise over $5,000 so we can continue to provide academic supplies for teachers and staff and support for many other programs, like sports, art and welding.  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. Efstathiu, who also attends regularly.

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

Newsletter Coordinator – Manage monthly newsletter and general communication to parent members including deadlines, article submissions and design of newsletter.

So stay connected to what is going on at the school and come to our next board  meeting, November 4th at 6:30pm in the staff lounge upstairs above the school office.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,

Kim Lightfoot