FROM OUR PTSA PRESIDENT
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers,
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
I hope this newsletter finds you in good health and great spirits. It is hard to believe that we are pretty much at the half way mark through the school year.
Spring is a busy time with seniors deciding on their plans for after graduation. I want to encourage all seniors to apply for the PTSA scholarship. The scholarship deadline is February 1, 2017. You can find details and the application form on our website (http://www.steinbrennerptsa.org).
Please mark your calendars and come out and support the PTSA's "World of a Teen" event in the school auditorium on Tuesday, February 7, at 6pm. This is an award-winning event which is always very informative.
Check out the newsletter article on the Reflections contest and help us congratulate the students that participated and won awards this year.
Wishing you health and happiness in 2017!
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success."
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2016-17
Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear Steinbrenner Families,
Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) is a week-long celebration of our teachers. PTSA is hosting this event the week of May 1-5, 2017. There will be events and/or giveaways each day (massages, manicures, coffee day, smoothies...) culminating with a nice luncheon for the teachers on Friday, May 5th.
We will be needing a team of volunteers to request donations from businesses, as well as help organize food for the luncheon, organize events for the week, etc. If you are unable to attend the planning meetings, but still want to be involved, w
e have many things that you can help us
with from home.
Please let me know if you would like to donate towards this special week - cash, gift cards, unopened gifts you may have lying around the house, wine, anything you think the teachers may enjoy receiving. We love to spoil our teachers, and in past years have been fortunate enough to be able to give everyone a unique gift!
Please join us for our next TAW committee meeting Tuesday, February 7th at 7:45am in the teachers' lounge.
Feel free to contact Lori Smart with any questions, donations or offers to help:
Thank you in advance for all you do to make Steinbrenner a great school!
Steinbrenner PTSA Teacher Appreciation Chair
George Steinbrenner High School (GSHS)
Annual PTSA Scholarship Progra
2016-2017 School Year
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST
The Steinbrenner High School PTSA works diligently to serve the entire school population, from faculty, to custodial staff, to students. As a student advocacy organization, the PTSA works with the school administration to create a learning environment that fosters academic success. For the 2016-2017 school year, the GSHS PTSA will be awarding nonrenewable $500 scholarships to assist graduating seniors with meeting their educational goals.
Open to all GSHS seniors that are
members of the Steinbrenner High School PTSA. Student must be a PTSA member by December 1, 2016. Membership will be verified.
Student must have a weighted 3.0 GPA. This will be verified.
Student should have demonstrated contribution to GSHS, PTSA and the community. A minimum of 15 PTSA service hours are required during your senior year before the application deadline of February 1, 2017. PTSA volunteer hours will be verified.
Student must have attended one PTSA General Membership Meeting by application deadline. This will be verified.
Essays must be typed (size 12 font) and have the student
s school ID number typed in the upper right corner of all pages being submitted. Please do not staple the application page, paper-clipped together as your cover sheet to the essay page(s). Do not put your name on the essay pages. This will allow for anonymity when applications are being read and reviewed.
Student must include 2 teacher/faculty recommendations using form provided.
Application must be submitted to Ms. DIllon in the media center by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.
The scholarship selection committee will be reviewing scholarships based on PTSA volunteer hours, content, correct grammar and spelling.
Scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Awards Night Ceremony, and recipients will be expected to attend. A check for $500 will be given to each award winner and can be used for any
post-secondary educational expense.
SAVE THE DATE:
"THE WORLD OF A TEEN"
PROGRAM IS AROUND THE CORNER...
Mark your calendars for an informative program...
"The World of a Teen"
All Teens and Parents of Teens are invited to attend.
Learn from a panel of experts about challenges facing today's teens.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Steinbrenner High School - Auditorium
REFLECTIONS 2016: What Is Your Story
Congratulations to Kelly Thal (1st Place Photography) and Zachary Gullick (1st Place Visual Arts) for each earning first place at the Hillsborough County PTA Reflections Art Gallery! Bo
th students will be moving forward to the next level.
Thank you to all of the participants for representing Steinbrenner!
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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
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.
- Communication Person (liaison between coaches'/team parent and Casino Night Chair)
- Sponsorship Committee (November-March)
- Raffle Committee (November-March)
- Auction Committee (November - March)
- Marketing Committee FB, Twitter, IG... (November-March)
- Set up and Clean up night of event (February 25th 4:00pm)
- Raffle table night of event (February 25th 6:30pm-11pm shifts)
- Auction table night of event (February 25th 6:30 - 11pm shifts)
- Greeter Night of event (February 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm)
To learn more and get involved with this amazing event please contact:
Check out our Steinbrenner Booster Club facebook page to get the link to buy Casino Night
tickets through eventbrite.
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.
9:00 am -12:00 pm
English & Spanish
9:30 am ● 10:45 am
Sam Horton Instructional Services Center (ISC)
2920 N. 40th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
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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
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PTSA COMMUNITY SERVICE CALENDAR: January-March
Saturday 1/7 - 8am-11am: Old Lutz School House - after holidays clean up
Saturday 1/7 - 2pm-4pm: County PTA Reflections - gallery set up at Strawberry Crest H S
Wednesday 1/18 - 5:30pm-7:30pm: Relay for Life Launch Party - Land O' Lakes H S cafeteria
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
Friday 3/31 - 6pm-8am-Saturday, 4/1: Relay for Life at Steinbrenner H S
Please Check Snapchat-
for additional opportunites to volunteer.
Senior Banners are available for purchase!
Get yours today!!
Senior banners are still available to purchase. 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
Summer Service Trip Fundraiser - 1/21 Pancake Breakfast
We are holding our first fundraiser for this coming summer's service trip to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. We'd love for you and your families to join us Saturday morning (1/21) 8-10am at the Westchase Applebee's. Tickets are only $6, and you get pancakes, sausage & a drink for that. Plus, you will get waited on by some pretty awesome Steinbrenner & Alonso folks!
Contact Lori Smart at
if you would like to buy tickets, and I can either bring them to you or hold them for you at the door.
Thank you so much for your support!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 pm -7:30 pm
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