Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
UPCOMING EVENTS
*ALL EVENTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

October 24: Early Voting Begins for the 11/8 Election, Early Voting Information

October 25: College & Job Interviews 101 Community Event, 4:30PM, Suniland Park (rescheduled)

October 27: Field Fundraising Meeting, 7:30PM, ZOOM

November 8: Election Day (No School)

November 11: Veterans Day (No School)

November 15: Prices for Yearbook Senior Ads Increases (if available)

November 15: School Tour, 8:00AM

November 17: PTSA Meeting, 7:00PM, Location TBD

November 18: Teen Talk Roundtable, 2:20-3:30PM, Room 3103

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Recess (No School)

November 29: School Tour, 8:00AM

December 6: Teen Talk Roundtable, 2:20-3:30PM, Media Center

December 13: School Tour, 8:00AM

December 23: January 6: Winter Recess (No School)

January 5: Senior Photo Deadline Extension for Yearbook

RESOURCES

PTSA Email Address

Add this to your contacts! If you ever need to reach PTSA, email Ptsa.mpsh@gmail.com

2022-2023 PTSA MEMBERSHIP

THANK YOU SPONSORS! Please see updated sponsor lists below.

 

The 2022-2023 Annual Love Our Panthers Membership Drive is now OPEN! Please join and support PTSA today. Membership starts at $8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This year we are aiming for 100% participation! All proceeds go back to the students and our school. Sponsorships are tax-deductible.

 

We don’t sell gift wrap or candy. This is our once-a-year fundraiser. Please consider joining giving today!

 

Click here for more information https://palmettopanthers.memberhub.com/store

Field Fundraising Meeting 10/27@7:30PM

The first virtual informational meeting for the athletic field fundraising group will be held on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30PM. The group is going to begin planning and campaigning to improve our fields. Our fundraising goal is currently about $3M. Thank you to those that have expressed interest already. This meeting is open to anyone interested in continuing the improvement of our amazing facility, including current parents, future parents, community members, and alumni.


On October 27th at 7:30, join here: https://tinyurl.com/MPSHFieldMeeting


Contact Jenn Gould for more info: jenngould72@gmail.com

11/8 General Election Information

 

Important Dates:

Early Voting: October 24, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Deadline to request Vote-by-Mail ballot: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Deadline to return Vote-by-Mail ballot: Tuesday, November 8, 2022*

ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

 

Find voter information, your closest early voting site and view your sample ballot here:Early Voting Information

Yearbook and School Photo Updates

MDCPS Referendum 

Are you ready for the 11/8 General Election? Find out about voter registration, vote by mail, early voting, and more at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/elections/home.page. If you have a recent 18+ high school graduate, please make sure they know how to vote- don’t wait until the last minute!

 

Please educate yourself on the referendum that will be on the ballot on behalf of MDCPS:




MPSH School Tour Dates

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CAP Updates

MPSH College Visits- 2022

Sign up via Scoir

Location tbd 

** This list is subject to change**

Visits open to all students


]Wed Oct 26 10:35 AM - 11:10 AM Texas Tech University

Thu Oct 27 10:35 AM - 11:10 AM University of Toronto

Fri Oct 28 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM Kenyon College

 

 

Linda Dwyer, CAP Advisor 

Teen Talk Roundtable


All students are invited to “Teen Talk Roundtable” discussions. The following dates are the meetings for the first half of the year. The others have yet to be determined: 11/18, 12/6. All meetings will be held in room 3103 except 12/6, which will be in the media center. Some of the topics we will discuss are school climate, generation gaps with families, peer pressure and body positivity.

Yearbook News

GET YOUR PALMETTO SPIRIT WEAR:

NEW DESIGNS! The PTSA's online store, Sharingwear.org, has launched three new designs that are available in several colors and lots of different shirt styles (tshirts, vnecks, long sleeve t's, hoodies, joggers, etc.). Now is the time to order!


Sharingwear.org is a charitable organization founded and operated by Palmetto High students. Designs can be purchased in multiple clothing styles and some designs are available in multiple colors. Orders are custom printed and usually take 2-3 weeks for delivery. All profits from Sharingwear's Palmetto Senior Online Store are shared 50% with the Palmetto Senior PTSA and 50% with Sharingwear's Charity of the Month. Please visit SharingWear.org to stock up on clothes for next year!


COMMUNITY NEWS


FREE Tutoring through Miami-Dade Public Library System

 

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has two programs to help students academically, and best of all they are FREE. live, and interactive:

 

1- https://mdpls.org/tutor

“Help your child have a successful school year with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s Homework Help & Tutoring Program. Free, 30‑minute one‑on‑one virtual tutoring sessions with certified teachers are available on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. ‑ 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. to all K‑12 students who reside in Miami‑Dade County. Tutoring is available in reading and math. To participate, please submit a tutoring appointment request for your child/ren each week. To maximize learning, a computer or laptop with Internet access and a working camera and microphone is required.”

Very soon, MDPL will be rolling out a program in which we circulate laptops to take home that will include internet access. It’s a CAREs Act grant. 

 

2-  tutoring.mdpls.org  

Tutoring.com is normally a paid service through The Princeton Review, but is free for students with a library card (easy to get- see below). 

“Experts help you with homework, study for tests and write essays from noon to midnight daily.” The student can have typing or voice chat. They can request a specific tutor that they have worked with before or take a random tutor. The entire interaction is recorded and the student can put the transcript into a personal virtual locker. They can email it to their teacher or refer to it in the future. 


Other Notes: 

If a student doesn’t have a library card, they can get one almost instantly at https://www1.mdpls.org/webservices/ecard/Account/Register.

 

If they have any issues with logging on to any of the resources, customercare@mdpls.org can resolve problems from M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm. 

 

Public libraries are open for students to study in, with safety measures in place. They also have computer access. For locations and hours: https://www1.mdpls.org/webservices/locator/


https://mdpls.org/mobile-device

https://www.mdpls.org/homedelivery


www.mdpls.org/learning#Teens

Peterson’s Test Prep

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Thank You MPSH PTSA Sponsors! Updated 10/13/22

Have Something You Want to Share?

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