Eblast for January 27, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
Upcoming Events:
January 29: Tour of the New Building for Alumni & Community, 6-6:30 PM
February 1: Yearbook Prices Increase (if Available)
February 3: Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:00 AM, Palmetto Bay Council Chamber
February 7: Love Our Panthers PTSA Party Fundraiser
February 7: Love Our Panthers Online Auction Opens, 7:00 AM
February 14: Love Our Panthers Online Auction Closes, 7:00 PM
February 11: Pinecrest Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:15 AM, Pinecrest Community Center
February 17: No School (President's Day)
February 27: General PTSA Mtg
News from Mr. Nerenberg, Our College Counselor:
Mr. Nerenberg would like to share this informational video about RaiseMe, a program that students can use to earn College Scholarship funding. Students can participate as early as 9 th grade.
 
CONGRATULATIONS MPSH Theatre Dep’t/Troup 1298!
For the second year in a row, our Palmetto Senior Theatre Department’s musical was reviewed for the Broadway Star of the Future Awards (the regional level of the National High School Musical Awards, aka “the Jimmies”). They received 6 nominations for “Merrily We Roll Along”.
Congratulations to:
 
* Logan Esco and Ryan Barca for Outstanding Technical Achievement
 
* Nick Marroquin and Gianfranco Madonia for Outstanding Supporting Performers, and
 
* Jake Zimelman and Breanna Suarez , who are now eligible to advance to the Regional Finals as Outstanding Actor and Actress in a musical!
 
Additional congratulations to Thespian Troupe 1298 who brought home Superior ratings in 27 Events including 4 Top Honors (perfect scores) at the District Thespian Festival held in December. Special Congratulations to Justin Delacuetara for being voted Best Technical Design in the District! Justin’s Set Design for American Idiot will represent the entire District at the State Thespian Festival in March!
 
Way to go Troupe 1298 !
Variations Gear:
Please support the Variations Dance Team and show your school spirit by purchasing spirit wear at the link below now through February 5th:
Testing Info:
Mid-Year Assessments for Biology and US History are from 1/21/20 thru 1/29/20
Proposed Bell Schedule Changes for Next School Year:
1-   Do you have an opinion about it? SPEAK UP through this online survey (scroll down) and encourage your children to do it too: http://belltimes.dadeschools.net
2-  Here is an important message from Board Member Dr. Feldman regarding the proposed bell schedule time changes:

To all interested students, parents, guardians, community members and chambers, community groups, etc.

The Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, is “exploring options for creating a bell schedule that will consider the health needs of our students while also increasing transportation access to high-demand programs across the District.” He is hosting several town hall meetings in January “to provide community stakeholders with information regarding this initiative to redefine the school day to support the future of learning and obtain feedback.” All meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Copies of the English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole flyers that have been developed for the town hall meetings are attached. Please feel free to disseminate them to your constituents as you wish.
For more information, visit belltimes.dadeschools.net or contact Ms. Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya, Associate Superintendent, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration, and Community Engagement, at 305 995-2532.

For questions specific to the Redefining Bell Times for Student Success initiative, please contact Mrs. Valtena G. Brown, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, School Operations, at 305 995-2938.
Yearbook News:
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!
THERE ARE LESS THAN 150 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE! HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOURS YET? ALL YEARBOOKS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR $55 UNTIL JANUARY 31ST. PRICE WILL INCREASE TO $60 STARTING ON FEBRUARY 1ST.
If you have any questions, please email the adviser at: a.huffman.thepalmecho@gmail.com
-The Palm Echo Staff
* Note: Additional yearbooks will NOT be ordered.
Once they sell out, there is no other way to obtain one!
LOVE Our PANTHERS PTSA Fundraiser:
Our Love Our PANTHERS Online Auction will open on Friday, Feb. 7 th at 7:00 AM. It will be open for bidding until it closes on Friday, Feb. 14 th at 7:00 PM. More details to come.
Community News:
Pinecrest Volunteers Wanted:
Current volunteer opportunities include the Mommy & Son Brunch and Daddy & Daughter Valentine's Dance. For more information, please email us at parks@pinecrest-fl.gov , call 305.284.0900 or visit us at the Pinecrest Community Center at 5855 Killian Drive.
H ave Something You Want to Share?
If there is something you would like to share in the MPSH weekly e-blast, please email KatieLAbbott@comcast.net by the end of the school day every Friday.
 
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