JANUARY 2018   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 5, Issue 5        
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers, 

Happy New Year!

Thanks for your support of our PTSA.  Without your support, big or small, we would not be as successful as we are in providing for the students at Steinbrenner.

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, 2018 .  You can find details and the application form on our website ( http://www.steinbrennerptsa.org) .

If you are the parent of or are currently a junior and are thinking of applying for the PTSA scholarship in senior year, you can start to accumulate your PTSA volunteer hours now.  The hours from January of junior year to the scholarship deadline in senior year will count towards the application submitted to the PTSA in senior year.

Please mark your calendars and come out and support the PTSA's "World of a Teen"
event in the school auditorium on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  This is an award-winning event which is always very informative.

Our next general body meeting will be on  Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm  in the Media Center, and we hope you'll be able to find the time to attend and participate.  At this meeting we will elect a nominating committee to find interested parents for our next PTSA board. Please email me directly if you are interested. This meeting is open to ALL PTSA members.

Have a happy and healthy 2018!
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
~Erica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2017-18  

SENIORS:  PTSA Scholarship  Information

Are you graduating in 2018 with plans to continue your education in some way?  Do you have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA?  Are you a student member of the PTSA?  Have you served our school and community throughout high school?

You may be eligible to apply for a $500 PTSA 

Please click the links below to learn  more and to print your application form! 

Application Deadline is 3:00pm, February 1, 2018  


* Get 2 volunteer hours the week of 1/22 by assisting with student incentives through counting out incentives and stuffing homeroom bags at school!  Contact Melinda Sheer via email jlsheer@aol.com or by phone 813-230-9679.


Teacher Appreciation Week is April 30th- May 4th!  Help is needed with the planning of this fun week of events for our teachers.

The "Kick-Off" Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 8:30am at the Panera Bread in the Carrollwood Village Center (13256 N Dale Mabry Hwy) Please plan to attend!

Heather Ceresoli is the Chairman of Teacher Appreciation Week and she can be reached at 813-748-4649 or heatherc@taylorwhite.com.  Please contact her if you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to help plan the week of events and/or volunteer to help during the actual week.
 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.
Turn your old sneakers into a generous gift of giving - Save your gently used sneakers for collection at the new year. The PTSA will be collecting gently used sneakers as part of a fundraiser and recycling event.  Steinbrenner PTSA will soon kick off our GotSneakers program. Each pair of gently used sneakers will earn the school $1. Did you know that 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers end up in landfills each year and that it takes 30-40 years to decompose. 600 million people worldwide don't own a pair of shoes. Help us earn money and make a positive impact. So clean out the closet and start saving those sneakers! More information to come soon.

Bins will be setup at Steinbrenner for easy recycling. More details to come soon - Start saving those sneakers now!

Senior Banners are available for 
purchase!  Order yours today!!


There's still time to order your students Senior Banner.  The deadline for orders is Friday, March 30th.

Many questions have come up about the banners and a list of frequently asked questions are as follows
  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
  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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Important Dates  

1/31 - Last Day to Order a Yearbook     

Student Incentives:
First semester report cards will be available on-line Friday 1/26/18.  PTSA Student Incentives for this grading period will be a Bahama Bucks Beep card redeemable for a 12 oz shaved ice.  The incentive will be distributed in homeroom the week of 1/29/18 for those students achieving honor roll, high honor roll and principal's list.  Thank you to Bahama Bucks for this generous reward.

Steinbrenner Cares:
Thank you for the generous donations received during first semester for this new program designed to support those in our Steinbrenner family in need. 

Melinda Sheer
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:  
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!

Earn 4x Points
November 10 - December 31
Earn 20 points per dollar spent when you shop at Westfield Citrus Park this holiday season!

Submit receipts by
January 31 at shopandlog.com/WestfieldFL
to earn bonus points.

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:


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

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.

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