OCTOBER 2017   
Steinbrenner High School / 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road / Lutz, FL 33558 
Volume 5, Issue 2      
Principal: Kelly King / PTSA President: Erica Dees / Editor: Lisa Pierce       
Dear Steinbrenner Students, Families, and Teachers, 
As part of our participation in the National PTA's School of Excellence program, our PTSA will be launching a new initiative this school year called "Steinbrenner Cares."  
We would like to, through this program, come up with ways to assist Steinbrenner students that have needs in various areas.  Students will always remain anonymous to us to protect their privacy.  
This is where YOU can help!  We need a few volunteers to work on this initiative to help secure assistance when needs arise and to get the word out to our Steinbrenner family about the program.  This is NOT a fundraising position!  We have a fundraiser kicking off in a couple of weeks to help us fund this initiative.  
Our goal through this initiative is to participate in helping to enrich the overall well-being of students that need it.  Please email me if you'd like to help with
"Steinbrenner Cares".
Senior parents and students , you can find the complete set of requirements for the PTSA scholarship on our website  (www.steinbrennerptsa.org ) under "PTSA
Links->PTSA Scholarship Information".  One of the ways that students can get their volunteer hours is through opportunities provided by the PTSA's Student Ambassadors (SA).  [You do not have to be a member of SA to volunteer.]
Our members continue to support Steinbrenner by giving of their time and volunteering as needed.  Please consider signing up to be a volunteer!
On behalf of the Steinbrenner PTSA Board, thanks for your continued support!
"A strong PTSA embodies parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success." 
~Erica Dees 
Steinbrenner PTSA President, 2017-18  
Friday 10/13 - (the day of the Pep Rally and the Game) is "Class Colors Pep Rally Day" (9=White, 10=Gray, 11=Gold, 12=Blue) accessorize with beads, glasses, socks, etc.
Monday, 10/16 - No School  
Tuesday 10/17 is "Tunesday" (9=Pop Music, 10=Country, 11 =Rap, 12=Rock)
Wednes day 10/18 - is     "Out of This World Day" (aliens, as tronauts, or something else " other-worldly")   
Thursday 10/19 - is "Meme Day"
Friday 10/20 is "Freedom Friday" (wear your favorite American clothes)  
The Princeton ACT Review strategy session and practice test on October 7th was a big success with over 160 students registered!  Scores will be available after October 25th - look for an email from Princeton Review.  
Many thanks to those who helped everything run smoothly:
To Steinbrenner's Staff:  Ms. Coleman, Mr. Derflinger and Mr. Garcia for helping with coordination and set-up, as well as Student Affairs and Front Office staff for their aid with the collection of registration forms
To the Princeton Review Staff:  Alyssa, Anthony and Hamzah for coordinating, presenting and proctoring this event for Steinbrenner students
To our Volunteers: Kristine Auders, Lynette Mills and Erica Dees for arriving early and assisting with check-in and food set-up and to our PTSA volunteers, Robin DiGiorgio (Treasurer) and Jill Schwitzgebel (Communications/Technology) for their assistance with the PTSA website and payment processing
To Marco Fleet from ChickFil-A Northdale for delivering a nutritious lunch for our hungry students
To First Citrus Bank in Citrus Park and Steinbrenner's Athletic Booster Club for donating bottled water
Thank you again to all who collaborated to bring this annual opportunity to our students!
Melissa Fleet

            2018-2019 Bell Schedule          Approved by School Board
On Tuesday, October 17th, the Hillsborough County School Board voted to approve the 2018-2019 bell schedule, which was based on community input and proposed by Superintendent Jeff Eakins last week

At our School Board's request, our district first asked for community input to create possible bell schedule options. We then launched a Bell Schedule Survey that asked the public to choose one of six possible schedule options.

Nearly 57,000 people responded to choose one of the six options. The new 2018-2019 bell schedule is based on the option that was most preferred by parents, students, and school employees.

This is the general schedule that our district will use for the 2018-2019 school year:

The bell schedule will take effect in August of 2018, giving families nearly a year to adjust their plans. We plan to offer before-school and after-school care at a low cost at all elementary and middle schools with a need.

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PTA Reflections Program  2017-2018  
The Steinbrenner PTSA sponsored its annual PTA Reflections program which encourages students to create an original work reflecting on this year's theme, which is :
" Within Reach"
The categories included:   Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, Musical Composition, Film Production, Dance Choreography, and Special Artist. 
We received several artist pieces from our Steinbrenner Creative Students by the October 9th deadline.  Thank you for your participation.  Good Luck to you all! 
Yearbook Memory ads are  
for SENIORS only! 
 Don't forget that ALL ads include a yearbook with purchase, so you do not need to purchase otherwise!
Ads must be complete by 12/31/17!  

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

Click Here for Senior Banner Info! 


A warm PTSA thank you goes out to the following businesses for their donations to help make our               PTSA events a success:
First Citrus Bank in Citrus Park

- Donating water to our Back to School Breakfast  
Cacciatore & Sons

- Donating food for our teachers during Conference Night.  
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.
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Important Dates  

H elp Needed for "Steinbrenner Cares"
In November, the Steinbrenner PTSA is launching a new initiative called "Steinbrenner Cares".  There are times when some Steinbrenner students are in need of items/financial support to be able to fully participate in school academics and activities. At those times, our school social worker gets involved and tries to find a way to make sure that the student has what they need.  We would like to support our social worker so that she has what she needs to provide our students with what THEY need!  Students will always remain anonymous to us to protect their privacy.  
This is where YOU can help!  We need a few volunteers to help us with this initiative; to work with the school social worker and the PTSA Treasurer to secure assistance when needs arise and to get the word out to our Steinbrenner family about the program.  This is NOT a fundraising position!  We have a fundraiser kicking off in a couple of weeks to help us fund this initiative. This is currently not a Committee Chair position on the PTSA Board, but may become one as we move forward, as it has the potential to make a significant impact for many students.   
Please let me know if you'd like to help with "Steinbrenner Cares".
Laura LoPresti
VP of Volunteers
Steinbrenner PTSA

10/9 - Underclassman Pictures                             
10/31 - Last Day of Yearbook Price of $90  
11/30 - Last Day of Yearbook Price of $95  
12/31 - Last Day to Place a Senior or Business Ad for Yearbook                
1/31 - Last Day to Order a Yearbook     

How much do you like to have a delicious ham or turkey on your dinner table during the holidays?  How about a honey baked one you don't have to cook yourself?   
Be on the lookout for our PTSA Honeybaked Ham fundraiser heading your way in November!
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:  
October brings SPOOKtacular savings at Mascot Universe.

Mention this ad and receive $10 any purchase of $50 or $25 off $100 now thru 10/31. 
There's another way you can shop & earn money to support our students! Through April 30 th, 2017, 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!

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: www.steinbrennerptsa.org 
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 office

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