Miami Beach Senior High PTSA ENewsletter 
November 10, 2016 - Issue # 11

November Events - Don't Miss out!

Last two days to buy tickets! Last few tickets left!

Parents, the first PTSA Social event of the year is tomorrow night. Come out and support your school, while enjoying a parent night out. "Evening in the Garden" is a wonderful way to meet other parents, teachers, and neighbors, coming together to enjoy wine and amazing Vietnamese food. 

This PTSA fundraiser will support our teacher grants to provide classroom supplies, activities, technology, and competitions, as well as assisting students in their test preparation.  These grants fill in where state funding in not enough to cover.  Come out and support our local Miami Beach public high school! 

Please join us tomorrow, Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm!  Click here to reserve for this unique experience.
$40/$55 tax deductible receipts will be provided. 

If you are unable to attend, you can sponsor your favorite teacher.
Contact Chrysta at to coordinate a sponsorship.   
You can also send a donation to PTSA: please click here.  

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Want to get a better understanding about what the PTSA is advocating for on behalf of your children?  The PTA and PTSA understand that there are many topics parents are interested in.  The 305 PTA and the Miami Beach feeder pattern PTA/PTSA are hosting the First Annual Legislative Platform at Beach High Auditorium on Monday, November 14, 6 - 8 pm.  
We encourage all families and teachers to come out to this important meeting and gain a better understanding of our Legislative Platform.  We will have a special guest, Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya,  Associate Superintendent. 


The PTSA General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Media Center. The program is entitled "Not One More". We will hear from Dr Judy Schaechter, Director of Pediatric Medicine for UM/Jackson Health, about her vision that not one more child should die by gun violence. Dr. Schaechter leads a team at the University of Miami and Jackson's Holtz Children's Hospital - the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami - which collaborates with partners throughout South Florida to prevent childhood injury and violence.

Be a part of the most exciting annual giving event in South Florida - give to Beach High PTSA and the Miami Foundation will increase the donation! Our PTSA gets our teachers and students the support they need to enhance their learning. We are registered with Miami Give Day on November 17. Please SHARE this with your friends and family!
When you give to "Miami Beach Sr. High PTA", the Miami Foundation and its partners will maximize the community's generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 17 through
Make a donation on November 17 so that we can continue to provide much-needed programs and equipment for our classrooms, programs and departments.


On November 18, we will celebrate a very special day at Beach High. Seven distinguished individuals will be recognized on that day. These individuals are among the most acclaimed alumni of our school. Please see the Hall of Fame inductees below.

You have the opportunity to make a donation, leave a legacy and take a seat for  education in support of Miami Beach Senior High School's academic, enrichment and athletic programs. As a token of our gratitude for your support, you will receive a plaque on the back of one of the Miami Beach Senior High School auditorium seats. The plaques will be dedicated at a Visual and Performing Arts Academy Showcase to be held in the spring of 2017.

Download the form from here.

More info at

The MBSH SHAPE club picture was selected as a finalist for their entry in the 2016 Red Ribbon Photo Contest. They are competing for a $ 1,000 prize. The SHAPE CLUB will use the money to purchase bulletin boards for all the buildings at our school, so the clubs will have a designated place to share their news and events. Please vote here.


Calendar November-December (tentative dates)
  • November 9, UDT meeting, room 709,  2:30-3:30 pm.
  • November 11, No school, Veterans' Day.
  • November 11, "Evening in the Garden": join us for this year's first PTSA social event! 7 pm. See article above.
  • November 12, AOHT Flea Market, 11 am - 3 pm.
  • November 13, Class '76 Reunion, 11 am - 1 pm.
  • November 14, First Annual Legislative and Local Advocacy Forum, Beach High Auditorium, 6 - 8 pm. See article above.
  • November 14-25, MYA (Mid - Year Assessments) testing:
    English Language Arts, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.
  • November 15, Student Expo, Nautilus Middle School, 6 pm. See flyer above.
  • November 16, AOHT Silent Auction, Botanical Gardens, 5 - 7 pm.
  • November 16, "Not One More", PTSA General Meeting. 6 - 7:30 pm, Media Center. See article above.
  • November 16, Herff Jones Ring payment day.
  • November 16, EESAC meeting, Media Center, 2:30 pm.
  • November 17, Give Miami Day: support your PTSA! See article above.
  • November 17, ICC meeting, 2:30 pm.
  • November 17, Thespian Showcase, 6:30 pm, auditorium. Tickets are $5.
  • November 18, late registration deadline for December 10 ACT (late fee required).
  • November 18, 18th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Induction. See flyer above.
  • November 22, late registration deadline for December 3 SAT (late fee required).
  • November 23, No school, Teacher Planning Day.
  • November 24-27, No school, Thanksgiving Holiday and recess.
  • November 28-December 16, FSA EOC's: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, and US History. Eligible students.
  • November 30, Superintendent - SGA Leadership Forum. 
  • December 3, Florida PTA State Summit "All Children Are OUR Children", Tampa, 8:30 am - 3 pm. Register here.
  • December 3, SAT test. Registered students.
  • December 5 - 16, Grad Bash first deposit due in front of concession stand by cafeteria.
  • December 10, Theater Competition Event.
  • December 10, ACT test. Registered students.
  • December 13, PTSA Board meeting. 7:30 - 9 am, Media Center. Everybody is welcome!
  • December 14, EESAC meeting, Media Center, 2:30 pm.
  • December 15, Rock Ensemble Concert, 6:30 pm.
  • December 21, Ring Payment - Herff Jones.
  • December 21 - 22, SHARE rehearsal.
  • December 21, registration deadline for January 21 SAT.
  • December 23, SHARE Program.
  • December 23, last day of school.
  • December 24 - January 8, Winter Break.
  • January 9, 2017, first day of school after Winter Break.

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