Walt Whitman High School Parent Teacher Student Association
WELCOME! Whitman’s PTSA is designed to bring parents, teachers and students together to enhance the learning environment at Whitman. We strongly encourage you to play a role in advancing the educational opportunities at our school by getting involved at Whitman and in the PTSA.
Join the PTSA
Join us at PTSA Meetings
Please join us for 5 PTSA meetings during the year at 7:00 PM in the Media Center. The first PTSA meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Clubs Night for the students is also this night. Parents will have the opportunity to check out Clubs Night (which also starts at 7:00 p.m.), after the PTSA meeting. Look for other PTSA meetings on Oct. 22, 2019, Jan 14, Mar 17, and May 26, 2020. We will host a general meeting starting at 7 p.m., often followed by a speaker presenting on a topic of interest to our community.
Whether you are available on a regular basis or once a year, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Look for more volunteer opportunities posted on Whitnet throughout the school year or contact one of the PTSA VP’s for Volunteers, Jody Aucamp (email@example.com) or Monique Kadnar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Descriptions of the many programs the PTSA runs are listed on the Website under “PTSA Quick Links,” PTSA Committee and Activity Descriptions.
We can’t stress enough the importance of staying up-to-date with what’s happening at Whitman. Downloading the Whitman App and signing up for Whitnet are critical ways for you and your family to remain informed. For more suggestions on staying up-to-date, and instructions on how to join Whitnet, please see the attached handout – “6 Ways to Stay Up-to-Date at Whitman.”
Use the Directory
The Whitman Directory is a great way to keep in touch with staff and other Whitman families. Directory sales support the senior class. When you join the Whitman PTSA your parent membership includes one Whitman Directory. Non-members cannot purchase directories until December.
Refer to the School Calendar
In the “Calendar” on the Whitman website, you’ll find important dates for the entire school year. For your convenience, attached is a Whitman Highlights Calendar for a guide to events by month. Times are subject to change, so please refer to the website to confirm dates and times.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Janet Brody, PTSA President (email@example.com)
Nasim Shojaei, PTSA Executive Vice-President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- ACT Presentation
- Choosing the Right College - Michael Gimbel
- Cognitive Distortions
- Coping with Anxiety and Stress Presentation 2014
- Dr. Baler Talk - Teenage Brain
- Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein Teen Anxiety Presentation
- Joan Green Technology Handout
- Managing Stress and Anxiety in Teens (PowerPoint, 2/2019)
- Navigating the College Planning Process, by Shelly Levine
- Program and Classroom Grant
- Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital Age
- Reimbursement Check Request Form
- Students With Accommodations
- Tip Sheets