FEBRUARY 2018   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 5, Issue 6         
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers, 
I would like to say thank you to everyone who became a member of the Steinbrenner PTSA this school year. Your membership becomes part of a large number that makes a difference in the advocacy that PTA does for all of our children at the state and national level and of course here at Steinbrenner. It is not too late to join PTSA!
I also want to thank all those who have volunteered! Steinbrenner High has a wonderful group of parents that are always ready to help in many ways. Our PTSA continues to be successful, in large part, because of our fantastic volunteers.
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 2018/2019 school year.  We will vote on the nominating committee members at our next general body meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Media Center.
There's a lot of great information in this newsletter about programs we've been able to support, fundraisers and teacher appreciation.  We hope you'll enjoy reading it.
Thank you and I look forward to your continued participation. 
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
~Erica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2017-18  
Congratulations to the following Steinbrenner winners who are continuing on to the Reflections State Level!
Photography: Kristen N. Thal & Kelly L. Thal 
Visual Arts:
Alexandra Cindric, Vasco Stuarts, Gianna Ramos  
Film Production: Alexis Yahre (Here Comes the Sun)
The State winners will be announced in April in Orange County, Orlando, FL. The exact location and time is TBA. It is the first time that one school had so many winners, especially in one category! Way to Go Warriors!! Come on out and cheer on our winners in Orlando!   Be on the lookout for more info, so you can plan to attend!

Teacher Appreciation Week will be the week of
April 30th through May 4th
Our planning committee is in the process of coordinating all the week's events that help our Teachers & Staff realize just how special they are to us!   If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact the event co-chair at heatherc@taylorwhite.com
.  We are also interested in donations of *new* products, gift cards or services to be used as gifts for Teachers & Staff.  If you have an item to donate, or would like to  
help in soliciting donations from local businesses, let us know!
 Description - The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections is challenging high school students to create a piece of art promoting Florida's new online voter registration (it's quick and easy!) and/or encouraging people to vote. Winning art will be used in our outreach efforts as we encourage our community to get ready to vote in 2018.  Text Found On Flyer -  No Text Available Need more information on this flyer? You can email the person who submitted the flyer at desiree.marsicano@sdhc.k12.fl.us to learn more.
Did you know: At least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers end up in landfills each year and they take 30 years to decompose?
Be sweet to the earth Valentines week! Take 10 minutes and clean out your closet to help your school. Donate your gently used sneakers and Steinbrenner will receive $1 for each pair and the sneakers will be donated to those less fortunate.  
Just place the pair in a recycled plastic bag and drop off in collection boxes located in the front office and carline area the month of February. Please call or email Alicia Felton if you have any questions. 813-758-1161 / aliciasfelton13@gmail.com

Senior Banners are available for 
purchase!  Order yours today!!
Last day to order a Senior Banner is  
Friday, March 30th. 
The co untdown is beginning!! Banner orders are starting to get into the production line. You should expect to receive an email to tie up any loose ends you may have with your students banner. This could be anything from confirming a quote to solidifying where the banner will hang. You will also receive a proof of the banner. This is a great way to correct any mistakes before the banner is made.  
I will be requesting help placing the banners in the hallways. Get your ladders ready!!!
I've listed frequently asked questions below:
1.   How do I place an order? You can get to the PTSA website and place your order online or print off the order form and turn it in at the front office. The link is http://steinbrennertampafl.ptaptsa.org 
2.   How much do banners cost? As of January 2018, the 2' X 3' banners are $40 and the 2'X 6' banners are $75.
3.   What can I have printed on the small banners? The smaller banners have room for a salutation Examples include "Love, Mom and Dad", "Love, Your Family", "Go Gators", Go Bulls", "Charge On"
4.   What can I have printed on Large Banners? Large banners include a photo of your Senior and a quote.
5.   What picture should I use? Any high resolution picture will work on the Senior Banners. This could be a baby picture, a favorite picture from when your child was growing up or a Senior picture.
6.   I want a large banner but I'm not sure about what quote to use. Should I wait to turn in the order form? Turn in your form ASAP. You will be contacted for the remaining information as the deadline approaches.
7.    Where will the banners be placed? The banners will be hung throughout the hallways of the 200 and 300 buildings and the cafeteria.
8.     Can I choose where I want my students banner to hang? All those who placed their orders by October 31, 2017 will choose where they would like their banners placed. All other orders will be placed randomly in the 200 or 300 hallways.
9.     When will the banners go up? Banners will go up after school April 13.
10.    How long will banners be up? The banners will come down Friday April 27 in order to get them back to the students before AP exams.
11.    How do we get our banners? Banners will be returned to students during their lunch periods from April 30 to May 3. Any remaining banners can be picked up at Senior meeting on May 4.
12.    What help is needed with banners? Your help is greatly appreciated for hanging and/or taking down the banners. Bring your ladders!! 
If you have any questions or need any more information please contact Maura Weins at 813-541-3739 or maura.weins@gmail.com

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:

Complete a form and make your tax deductible check payable to: Steinbrenner PTSA.
You may drop off your form and payment in the Main Office or mail it to: Steinbrenner High School, 5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33558.  
If you have any questions, please email: GSHSPTSAmembership@gmail.com.

Make sure to include your student's 2nd period teacher on your form so Membership Cards can be sent home.  If your student does not have a 2nd period teacher, please indicate which teacher you would like cards to be sent to.   
**Seniors who are interested in applying for a PTSA scholarship must join the PTSA by December 31 to be eligible for co nsideration**

Forms are also available in the front

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Just go to http://smile.amazon.com on your web browseror mobile device and select Steinbrenner High PTSA.  Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations.  You  will get the
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Important Dates  
T eachers will be served homemade soup & salad.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Laura at: gshsptsavolunteers@gmail.com 
Student Incentives:
1166 Bahama Bucks BEEP Cards
redeemable for a FREE shaved ice were distributed with 1st semester report cards on January 30th. 

Making Every Child's Potential a Reality!
  • To Be A Powerful Voice For ALL CHILDREN.
  • To Be A Relevant Resource For Families & Communities.
  • To Be A Strong Advocate For The Education & Well-Being Of Every Child.

T o purchase SPIRIT WEAR please go to our online 
 store at:  
Feel the February LOVE:  
$10 off $50 and $25 off $100.
Teachers & all GSHS staff members get 15% off merchandise purchases at Mascot Universe!  
There's another way you can shop & earn money to support our students! Through April 30 th, 2018, Westfield Malls (Citrus Park, Brandon & Sarasota) will give us 5 points per dollar spent for every purchase made at their malls, with a chance to win $5,000!

Submit purchase receipts online any time at:
You can even use your mobile device with no app needed! Happy Shopping!

How To Submit Receipts
Log receipts online 24/7 and learn more about Cash 4 Class:
Each Participating School Earns $300 To $5,000!

Volunteer Applications must be submitted online this year for anyone who volunteers on campus.
Click on the link & hit the  big green "Apply" button to get to the application.  
You can also complete the volunteer form on the link on our PTSA website:
March 30 - Last Day to order a Senior Banner
April 13 - Grad Bash
April 26 - Senior Awards Night
April 28 - Senior Prom
May 4 - Senior Day 
May 21 - Graduation 12:30pm
Thank you to all that participated in  
the Honey Baked Ham fundraiser,  
we were able to raise $1418.00!!

George Steinbrenner High School Athletic Booster Club

George Steinbrenner High School Athletic Booster Club's primary purpose is to serve the student athlete and build athletic excellence. We encourage student participation in athletics. Our involvement includes:

  • Providing college scholarships
  • Providing valuable coaching clinics, trainings & One Million Dollars in insurance for 25 coaches
  • Funding the various annual Athletic Director conferences
  • Raising money for ALL sports to purchase supplies, equipment, uniforms and/or capital items beyond what the school budget provides
  • Managing all teams' raised funds, maintaining fiscal stewardship of the money
  • Supporting facility improvements for ALL sports and promoting a vision for the future
*Be on the lookout for information on our Athletic Booster Club's Bowling Tournament instead of Casino Night at the end of March or early April!*

Dad's Club is gearing up
for this year & we need you!
If interested in joining Dad's Club, contact Bill Gibbs at shsptsadads@gmail.com.

P E/HOPE Uniforms
Coach Crumbley has a supply of uniforms if still needed for $10 each