December 4, 2016
Project Unified Donations Due Tuesday, December 6th
Project Unified is a district-wide holiday program that brings gifts and good cheer to our families in need. We have “adopted” 5 families in our school district. Thank you for stopping by our fireplace display and picking out a gift tag! Please drop off all unwrapped gifts to the Admin Bldg by Tuesday, December 6. Your generosity during this holiday season is greatly appreciated!
Spiritwear Holiday Orders to be delivered December 14
Thank you all for supporting our spiritwear holiday sale! Holiday orders will be available for pick-up on December 14 at the PTSA room during lunch or after school from 3-4pm. If you have any questions about your order, please contact Natalie Menough at email@example.com.
AmazonSmile – Support RUHS PTSA When You Shop
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Redondo Union High PTSA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
RUHS AVID Students Visit UC-Riverside
On November 16, 9th-11th grade AVID students visited UC-Riverside. The students enjoyed an introductory session, a campus tour, lunch, and a tour of the dorms. With your membership and donation dollars, the PTSA helped fund the bus transportation. The field trip made such a good impression on the students that some are considering applying to this university.
Congratulations 2016-17 RUHS Reflections Winners!
The PTSA would like to thank all of the students who submitted art entries to this year's Reflections theme "What is Your Story?" Congratulations the following students for their winning entries:
Visual Arts - Farzeen Alam, 12th grade
Photography - Kate Lux, 12th grade
Literature - Lauren Kim, 10th grade
Film Production - Ryan Cartee, 10th grade
Music Composition – Cameron Bright, 12th grade
Academic Letter Awards Night – Congratulations to 380 Juniors & Seniors!
Congratulations to the 380 juniors and seniors who received academic letters and pins from PTSA on November 9! Students - If you were unable to attend the awards night, please pick up your award and certificate from Ms. Jennifer Gabriel in the Admin Bldg. A big shout out to Beach City News for taping our event. Click here to view the awards ceremony.
We made it 1930 PTSA Members! Let's Make it to 2000!
Thank you all so very much for hearing our message to join PTSA! Let’s keep the momentum going and reach 2000 PTSA members. We encourage all RUHS students and parents to be members. Membership dues are now $12 per person. Signing up is easy.
Two ways to join
1) Online via the PTSA Webstore or
2) Download PTSA Membership Form, fill out, and return form and payment to Ms. Jennifer Gabriel in the Admin Office.
Save the Date! Next PTSA Association Meeting, January 23, 2017
All PTSA members are invited to the next association meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017. We will be electing our nominating committee. These individuals will be searching for next year’s PTSA officers. Your attendance is appreciated.
CA State PTA Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors
Each year, California State PTA offers graduating high school seniors two opportunities to apply for scholarships:
$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members of their school, graduating from a California high school with a PTA in good standing between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year. Applications, reference forms and letters must be received in the California State PTA office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017. Proof of enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1.
$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship - Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field. Applications and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017.
All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit our website or contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddle With a Purpose – Redondo Beach Paddle House
Paddle With a Purpose is a school wide PTA fundraiser. Print out your school’s flyer and bring it into paddle house to paddle for miles toward your school goal. $10.00 from each paddler will be donated back to your local school’s PTA. The school with the most miles wins your schools Principal Grand Prize from Paddle House! Click here for Paddle House flyer.