FEBRUARY 2017   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 4, Issue 6          
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
     FROM OUR PTSA         PRESIDENT    
 
 
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers,
 
As President of the Steinbrenner PTSA and on behalf of our hardworking board of volunteers, I would like to thank all of you who have assisted and worked with us since the beginning of the year.

 One of our goals this year is to achieve enrolling 1,000 members to the PTSA.  We have about 970 members right now so if you haven't already signed up to become a member please contact Michelle ( gshsptsamembership@gmail.com) immediately.

I'd like to say a special thank you to the board members and volunteers who attended and made the "World of a Teen" event such a success.  The following schools were represented:  Steinbrenner, Gaither, Martinez,  Walker, Ben Hill, Smith, Davidson, Corbett Prep, Learning Gate and McKitrick and there were approximately 257 attendees.  As always, the content was very relevant and the panelists were engaging and informative.  

We are in the process of identifying persons to serve on the nominating committee of the PTSA.  The committee's role is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTSA for the 2017/2018 school year.  We will vote on the nominating committee members at our next general body meeting.
 
Thank you and I look forward to your continued participation.
 
 
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
 
~E rica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2016-17 
gshsptsapresident@gmail.com
Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW)  
 
Dear Steinbrenner Families,

Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) will be May 1st - 5th, 2017.  The PTSA TAW committee is hard at work planning some great events to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.  If you would like to be a part of this great committee, please contact Lori Smart.

We will be having daily door prize drawings and are in need of more gifts.  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!  If you have or know people who have access to tickets for theme parks, museums, sporting events and could get donations to such places, we would love to know about it,  You may have season tickets and wouldn't mind donating a pair of tickets to one of the games.  You may also have a business and would be wiling to donate something.  If you make jewlery, do photography, or have a bakery and would like to make a contribution, that would be wonderful, as well.  Also, if you frequent a particular salon, have a favorite restaurant or mall you go to, you could simply buy a gift card.  No time to shop?  Cash donations are great too!  Make checks payable to Steinbrenner PTSA.  Remember all donations are tax deductible.  If you would like a receipt, please include your name, address and email with your donation and we will send you one.  Please send donations to the Steinbrenner High School Main Office, Attention:  PTSA TAW, 5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz, FL 33558.  This is an easy way for you to help us make this a special week for the teachers!  Thank you to everyone who has sent in gifts so far.

If you know of a business who might be interested in sponsoring any of our events during the week, please ask them to reach out to me.

If you have any questions, please call or email Lori Smart at
813-310-9780  orlsmart7@verizon.net.  
 
Lori Smart
Steinbrenner PTSA Teacher Appreciation Chair
"THE WORLD OF A TEEN"  
Program Wrap Up
 
The Steinbrenner PTSA hosted the "World of a Teen" program on February 7 th.  Approximately 250 parents and teens attended.  A panel of experts addressed their questions related to issues facing today's teens and the resources available.
 
Thank you to our outstanding panelists...

Dr. Cindy Floyd - Licensed Psychologist (depression, stress, relationships, social pressures)
Deputy Bill Sanders - School Resource Deputy
(juvenile law enforcement)
Bob LeVine - Harvard (what colleges are looking for, application advice)
S pecial Agent Michelle Gonzalez

Edgar Guzman - Attorney (legal ramifications of teen decisions)
Lynn Posyton - Drug Free World (the truth about drugs and alcohol)
Dan Bramel  - Crisis Center (resources available for teens)
Lisa Hauser - Florida State University (what colleges are looking for, application advice)

Do you do a lot of shopping on Amazon ?

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Just go to http://smile.amazon.com on your web browser or mobile device and select Steinbrenner High PTSA. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations.  You will get the exact same
shopping experience that you normally get on Amazon, except with the added bonus of Amazon donating to our organization.
Casino Night Volunteers Wanted

The Steinbrenner Athletic Booster Club will be hosting our 5th annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club in Lutz, FL from 
                                                  7pm-11pm.
 
The event will be a Casino Night complete with live a nd silent bidding opportunities. It will be a thrilling and fun filled evening, featuring hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, dancing and exciting casino events.

The success of prior year's event was due to the generous volunteers of the SHS family. Our goal is to raise $25,000.00 for scholarships ($1000.00 each) for two male and two female senior athletes to help with their college expenses. A portion of the funds will go to the participating sports teams who contribute to the success of the event.
  1. Communication Person (liaison between coaches'/team parent and Casino Night Chair)
  2. Sponsorship Committee (November-March)
  3. Raffle Committee (November-March)
  4. Auction Committee (November - March)
  5. Marketing Committee FB, Twitter, IG...           (November-March)
  6. Set up and Clean up night of event                    (February 25th 4:00pm)
  7. Raffle table night of event                                    (February 25th 6:30pm-11pm shifts)
  8. Auction table night of event                                 (February 25th 6:30 - 11pm shifts)
  9. Greeter Night of event                                          (February 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm)

To learn more and get involved with this amazing event please contact:

Salima Gardener @ salimaek@gmail.com  

Check out our Steinbrenner Booster Club facebook page to get the link to buy Casino Night  
tickets through eventbrite.

RESOURCE FAIR
FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
 
Are you looking for resources for after school or during the summer? Come join us at our annual out of school time resource fair where we bring you 
vendors that provide respite programs, sporting activities, camps, karate, dance, art, after school care and more. 
 
Register Online:
https://february2017kids.eventbrite.com
or
fdlrsparentservices@sdhc.k12.fl.us
813-837-7732
 
Free Event
Registration Opens
8:30 am
 
Event Hours
9:00 am -12:00 pm
 
Breakout Session
available in
English & Spanish
9:30 am ● 10:45 am
 
Door Prizes
 
LOCATION
Sam Horton Instructional Services Center (ISC)
2920 N. 40th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
PTSA distributed 1060 Steinbrenner logo stylus pens to our awesome Warriors for making Principals List and Honor Roll for the first semester!

WAY TO GO WARRIORS! 
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! 

  

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T o purchase SPIRIT WEAR please go to our online 
 store at:  
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FREE TAX PREP!
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JUNIORS 
11th Grade Students & Parents 
GET READY FOR 
"JUNIOR NIGHT"

THURSDAY, 2/23/17 
6:30P / Auditorium
ho volunteers on ca 

Get Involved!  
WE NEED YOUR HELP! 
 
Contact:

Lori Smart (813-310-9780)
VP Volunteers,
Steinbrenner High School

 NEED PE UNIFORMS?  
CHECK WITH COACH CRUMBLY.  HE HAS A SUPPLY OF PE UNIFORMS. THE COST IS $10 EACH. 
CHECK OUT STEINBRENNER BASKETBALL, SOCCER, WRESTLING & CHEERLEADING WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES HERE: 
 
PTSA Membership 
Thank you to those of you who have joined the Steinbrenner PTSA this year! Your membership dues directly supports Steinbrenner students and teachers by providing amazing programs. Some of these programs include Freshman Camp/Orientation, Student Ambassadors, Senior events and scholarships, student incentives, and teacher grants. Please help your Steinbrenner PTSA continue these great programs by joining online through the Steinbrenner PTSA website at

http://steinbrennerptsa.org/membership

Forms are also available in the front office.
NEED A SUMMER JOB?  

 

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WANNA JOIN DAD'S CLUB?  

 

If interested in joining Dad's Club, contact Bill Gibbs at shsptsadads@gmail.com.

HEY SENIORS, CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON $5000 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? 

Volunteer Applications must be submitted online this year for anyone who volunteers on campus.
  
PTSA COMMUNITY SERVICE CALENDAR: February-March

February:

Thursday 2/2 - 3pm-4:30pm: Parent Conference Night Dinner - service & clean up                       

 

Thursday 2/9 - 3pm-6:30pm: Steinbrenner's Jr ROTC Military Ball at Heritage Harbour 

 

February Date TBA: Adopt-A-Road clean up


March:

Friday 3/31 - 6pm-8am-Saturday, 4/1: Relay for Life at Steinbrenner H S                       

 

Please Check Snapchat- ptsaambassadors;
 Instagram- gshs­_studentambassadors   Twitter GSHSambassadors; Facebook-
SteinbrennerPTSAStudentAmbassadors
for additional opportunites to volunteer. 
Senior Banners are Available for Purchase Through 3/31!  
Get yours today!!

Senior banners are still available to purchase, but only until March 31st! Not only will they look great hanging in the school but will also be a great decoration during graduation at your home!!

All net proceeds will go to the senior class only! The funds will be used for Senior Day. Any extra funds will be used towards Senior scholarships.

Order forms can be found online at  
You can purchase your banner online or send the form in with your payment to the school.

Please feel free to contact Maura Weins with any questions at: maura.weins@gmail.com