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Samohi PTSA Meetings 2017-18

Samohi PTSA, in collaboration with Principal Shelton, has planned a series of relevant and dynamic Parent Education Evenings for 2017-18.  As a community, we all need to work together to support and empower our students.  Parent Education Evenings are designed to support our parents in being informed about the issues impacting our students.  Please “save the dates” and plan on attending.

AUGUST 29, 2017
7:00 p.m., Barnum Hall
"Welcome Back Event" This is a “not to miss” event and will feature our Principal, House Principals, ASB Coordinator, PTSA President, Counselors, College Center Representatives and soooo many more. This is a great way to start the year informed about Samohi initiatives, “rules of the road” and so much more.

September 26, 2017
7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
"Drug and Alcohol Awareness Presentation"
Representatives from SMMPD, the Claire Foundation, the medical community and SMMUSD Mental Health will provide information on “current trends and issues”, speak about why students use, signs and stages of use, how to speak with your student about use and the resources available.  This presentation will coincide with student presentations on this issue to facilitate parent communication.
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October 10, 2017
Multiple Locations
"PTSA College Fair "
This is a major event for Samohi and features representatives from over 100 colleges and universities as well as presentations about college readiness. This is a great way to learn more about
options for secondary education, obtain information and ask the representatives questions.

October 17, 2017
7:00 p.m., Barnum Hall
"PTSA College Panel"
This is one of our most popular evenings
and features a panel of representatives from Cal State, UC, SMC and private universities. Each will speak about their individual admissions process and what it takes to be a successful applicant. Then we will have an opportunity for parents to ask questions. Come early (5:30) for the Student Resource Fair in front of Barnum which will include representatives from locals ACT/SAT Prep vendors and college counselors. Drop by anytime from 5:30-7:00 to ask questions and obtain information

November 28, 2017
7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
"Student Scheduling - What to Pick - How to Help Your Student Be Successful" - Principal Shelton, Samohi Department Chairs, Counselors and others will help you understand scheduling options and how to best guide your student in selecting classes. We want our students to be challenged, successful and happy! Scheduling meetings for 2018-19 start early January, be prepared! We will also speak about student support services to help your student survive finals.

January 30, 2018
6:00 p.m., Barnum Hall
"PTSA Spring College Night"
Breakout sessions follow - unless you are a senior parent, you will want to attend this evening!  We start in Barnum with a presentation about college admissions and then have a series of “you pick” breakout sessions including things such as “financial aide, scholarships and grants”, “athletes”, “UC application tip”, “private school application tips”, etc…

February 20, 2018
7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
"The Digital Footprint - What it Means for Your Student, How to Speak with Your Child About Digital Media" - this is a critical topic for all parents and will start with a
presentation about the various digital media options available to our students and how their digital
footprint can impact their future. This conversation would not be complete without advice about
communicating with your teen and information about coping skills techniques.

March 13, 2018
7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
“How to Help Our Students Be Successful Adults”, “Now that I’m 18”; Financial Literacy and More…”
The title says it all, this is a not to miss presentation!  We all want our students to have the tools they need to be successful, productive adults.  This presentation will coincide with an education series provided to our seniors, but it is never to late to begin preparing your child for the future!

April 17 2018
“SAMOHI - The Future” - wait until you see it! — our amazing architects will review the next steps in the REBUILD SAMOHI effort — it is really exciting. We will also review potential construction impacts and mitigation efforts.

PARENT CHOICE - May 15, 2018
Please also feel free to contact our Parent Education VPs, Joan Krenik ( and Nancy Patel ( if you have comments or suggestions.

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