Methacton High School Home & School Association 2016-2017

 

Welcome to another exciting year at MHS! As parents of MHS students, YOU are the Home & School Association. We encourage you to stay informed by attending H&S meetings and signing up for e-alerts.  We also encourage you to support our fundraisers and all of the activities that MHS has to offer, including the sporting events, theatre productions, music programs, art shows and other student-centered events such as the Film Festival, the “Mr. Methacton” competition and Mini-thon, to name a few.

 

H&S Meetings

H&S Meetings are held each month in the library and alternate between mornings and evenings. Please check the calendar on the back of this letter for dates and times. H&S meetings are the perfect time to find out what is happening at our school. Meetings feature reports from our Guidance Department, our principals, and our teachers. The atmosphere is informal and conversation is encouraged.  All are welcome!  The first meeting of the year is Thursday, September 8th at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!!

 

E-Alerts

MHS H&S works with the MHS administration to distribute the daily announcements to the parents of MHS students. If you have the type of teenager who sometimes forgets to pass along information, we strongly suggest you subscribe to e-alerts from the H&S Association. Step-by-step instructions may be found on our H&S webpage. Need help? Contact a Home & School officer or stop by the H&S table at Back-to-School Night for assistance.

 

No-Frills Fundraiser

The MHS H&S counts on the generous donations of all of its families to carry out our programs every year.  The average family donation last year was $50.00.  Any amount is appreciated, but we could do SO much more if we exceed our fundraising goal.

 

Giant A+ Rewards

Sign up for Giant A+ Rewards in September.  Each time you use your bonus card when shopping at Giant, money will automatically be given to our Home & School.  Watch for more information this fall on how to sign up, or go to the Giant website.  21% of the funds raised last year came from the Giant Program.

 

Did you know? . . .

  • About 48% of our money goes directly to our students, including donations to each of the four classes, Senior Awards and the Winning Warriors program.
  • Almost 25% goes to fund Mini-Grants for our teachers, clubs and organizations. In the past, we have funded self-defense classes for our junior and senior girls, supplies for the Science departments and Art Show, audio/video items for European Studies classes, Mini-thon start-up and various assemblies. Unfortunately, each year we have to turn down many requests because there isn’t enough money available.
  • About 12% of our budget goes toward Staff Appreciation through our annual “Souper Luncheon” and Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
  • We donate to other organizations in our school community, such as Methacton Post Prom, Methacton Coordinating Council and the Transportation breakfast hosted by the district.

 

Your support is appreciated.  Should you have any questions at any time during the year, feel free to contact any of the officers below.

 

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