Methacton High School Home & School Association 2018-2019
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 Konstella. We also encourage you to support our no-frills fundraiser and all 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 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 and dispel rumors. Look for updates with details on our website and in e-alerts.
Meetings feature reports from our Principal, Guidance Department, teachers and school board. The atmosphere is informal and conversation is encouraged. All are welcome! Please join us for and first next meeting on December 6, 2018 at 9:15am in the MHS Library conference room. Special Guest Speaker - Mrs. Judi Schmitz, K-12 Career Counselor. We hope to see you there!
If you've never been to a MHS H&S meeting, try one out!
Parents/guardians can stay informed by registering to receive emails and student morning announcements. 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 announcements through Konstella. Click on tab on left for step-by-step instructions. Need help? Contact a Home & School officer or stop by the H&S table at Back-to-School Night for assistance.
The MHS H&S counts on the generous donations from all 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. PLEASE SUPPORT H&S!
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. Click on the Giant A+ tab for information on how to sign up, or go to the Giant website. 18% of the funds raised last year came from the Giant Program.
Did you know? . . .
- 47% of our money goes directly to our students, including donations to each of the four classes, Senior Awards and the Winning Warriors program and other student support.
- 22% goes to fund Mini-Grants for our teachers, clubs and organizations. The grant money may be used for approved purchases that will enhance and support the curriculum and activities of the students. Unfortunately, each year we have to turn down many requests because there isn’t enough money available.
- 15% of our budget goes toward Staff Appreciation through our annual “Souper Luncheon” and Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
- 16% goes to other miscellaneous expenses and contributions to other organizations in our school community, such as Methacton Post Prom 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.
2018 - 2019 Officers
Co-Presidents: Mercy Varghese and Marie Kramer
Vice President: Cheryl Rothe
Secretary: Sarah Spletzer
Treasurer: Bob Kramer