MARCH 2017   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 4, Issue 7           
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
     FROM OUR PTSA         PRESIDENT    
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers, 
We hope you had a fun and safe Spring Break.
 The next 2 months are going to go by very quickly - final exams will be here before you know it.

We are in the process of electing our PTSA board for the next school year. This is open to all PTSA members and we welcome you to attend our General Meeting on Thursday, May 4th at 5:30pm in the Media Center. Please come out and meet those being nominated and cast your vote.

We also appeal to each of you to help out by donating in kind or of your time during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. 
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
~E rica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2016-17
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 a daily door prize drawing 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 willing to donate something. If you make jewelry, 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 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  or  
Lori Smart
Steinbrenner PTSA Teacher Appreciation Chair
Senior Banners are Available for Purchase Through 3/31!  
Get yours today!!

Your chance to order Senior Banners is coming to an end soon! The deadline to place orders is March 31, 2017.

All proceeds from the sales of the banners will be used for Senior Day. This is an exciting event for the kids where they can celebrate with each other. There will be a DJ, water games, mazes, slides, food and fun!

Banners will go up Friday, April 7th. I am in need of volunteers. If you have a four section fold-able ladder we can use you!!  
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: 



Caps and Gowns: Package cost has increased to $95.00. This includes the cap, gown, tassel, medallion, and diploma cover. You may order online at 
Cap and gown distribution will be April 26th.
Grad Bash
When : Friday, April 7th, through Saturday, April 8th - Students need to arrive in the north parking lot by 5:00 p.m. on Friday. We will check them onto the buses and head to Orlando. The event ends at 2:00 a.m. and we will head back to the buses. It can take as long as an hour to get to the buses and board for the return trip. We expect to arrive back at Steinbrenner between 4 and 5:00a.m. on Saturday morning, April 8th.
Parking at school : If your student drives and parks at school, their car will be safe. Our school resource officer will be here all night to make sure the cars are secure
Students received a copy of the Grad Bash dress code when they purchased their tickets. They MUST follow that dress code or they will not be allowed on the buses to go to Orlando.
Senior Prom will be April 22 at MOSI. Tickets will be on sale from April 10-19 during both lunches. Ticket cost is $60.00 each.

Seniors' Last Day of classes:
Friday, May 12th

Senior Day:
Wednesday, May 17

Graduation Rehearsal: Thursday, May 18th (1:00 p.m. Expo Hall at the Fairgrounds)  
GRADUATION:Wednesday, May 24 (12:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds)
If you have any questions regarding Senior events, please email Mrs. Jones at or message her through Edsby.

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2017-2018 Steinbrenner High School PTSA Executive Board Nominations
The Nominating Committee is actively seeking interested volunteers to serve on the 2017-2018 GSHS Executive Board.  Help us achieve our mission to serve the needs of our award winning school. 
All Executive Board positions are OPEN.  The PTSA provides a great opportunity to get involved, stay informed, and to help make a difference at Steinbrenner High School.  
If you are interested or have questions regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Board, please email Moira Schmidt, Nominating Committee Chairperson at


T o purchase SPIRIT WEAR please go to our online 
 store at:

Get Involved!  

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

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

Forms are also available in the front office.






If interested in joining Dad's Club, contact Bill Gibbs at


Volunteer Applications must be submitted online this year for anyone who volunteers on campus.

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-
for additional opportunites to volunteer.