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December 2, 2020: PTA Virtual Meeting
 
Meeting runs from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please see the agenda below.
  • Welcome
  • Overview of the school's journalism program and newspaper, The Classic, by its student editors and Mr. Sweeney (English teacher and advisor)
  • The Value and Meaning of our Student Clubs and Community Service by Ms. Loew (Coordinator of Student Activities - COSA) and the student leaders of our clubs
  • Report from our Student Union President, Sharon Li, and Vice President, Ali Boivab
  • Announcements from Dafne Manhart, Parent Coordinator
  • PTA budget and fundraising update; PTA plans; workshop ideas; PTA website
Please check your email in PupilPath for more details on how to join us virtually by Zoom. For security reasons, the login and passcode will not be published here.


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November 30, 2020: School Spirit Wear Sale continues!
 
* Zipper Hoodies * Pullover Hoodies * T-shirts *
All shipped directly to your home.
Pre-order by December 31, 2020, for early January delivery.
All proceeds help the PTA support the school!
 
To see the instructions and fill out the order form, click here.
 
 
Gray hoodies Gray t-shirts Gray zipper hoodies
Maroon hoodies Maroon t-shirts Maroon zipper hoodies
 
 
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November 25, 2020: Big success for Holiday Pie Fundraiser
 
The PTA sends a big thank-you to all of the parents who placed orders for the Annual Holiday Pie Fundraiser. We sold nearly 150 pies and cheesecakes even in the midst of a pandemic. A big thanks also goes out to the members of the PTA Executive Board and Townsend Harris staff who distributed the pies this past Monday!
 
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November 16, 2020: Meadows Farms Fundraiser
 
Raise money for Townsend Harris by shopping right from your home!
Over 2,000 products are available.
All items will be shipped directly to your home.
 
Visit www.meadowfarms.com and register with the following School ID so that Townsend Harris gets credit: MF1125019
 
To earn Ultimate Prizes and get delivery by Christmas, order by November 30, 2020.
For most products, sales are ongoing throughout the academic year.
 
For more information, click on this video link, or visit www.meadowfarms.com
 
 
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November 7, 2020: School Spirit Wear Sale
 
* Zipper Hoodies * Pullover Hoodies * T-shirts *
All shipped directly to your home.
Pre-order by November 27, 2020, for early December delivery.
All proceeds help the PTA support the school!
 
To see the instructions and fill out the order form, click here.
 
 
Gray hoodies Gray t-shirts Gray zipper hoodies
Maroon hoodies Maroon t-shirts Maroon zipper hoodies


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November 6, 2010: Free FAFSA and CSS Profile Zoom Workshop
 
Through our generous sponsor Kweller Prep, our PTA is helping our parents with the nitty gritty of filling out the two required forms (the FAFSA and CSS Profile) to apply for financial aid at private colleges. Mark your calendars for a free Kweller Prep Financial Aid Zoom workshop exclusively for THHS parents of 11th and 12th graders where a dedicated Kweller financial aid expert will be presenting.
  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • RSVP: Please fill out this Google form.
The THHS Guidance Office also has its own documents on the FAFSA and the CSS Profile to help guide parents.
 
And our PTA has created a handy one-page summary for our parents of all the key sources of financial aid for both private and SUNY/CUNY colleges. To discuss any questions you may have, always consult with your child's guidance counselor.
 
 
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November 4, 2020: PTA Virtual Meeting
 
Meeting runs from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please see the agenda below.
  • Introduction to the Student Union
  • Becoming a Medical Doctor – The Path and Challenges: Dr. Shibrah Jamil, former PTA president 
  • College Financial Aid Insights and Secrets: Bill Rettig, Admissions Recruiter, University of Michigan 
  • Remarks from Dafne Manhart, Parent Coordinator
  • PTA business: Budget, plans, workshop ideas, PTA website, fundraising
Please check your email in PupilPath for more details on how to join us virtually by Zoom. For security reasons, the login and passcode will not be published here.
 
 
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November 2, 2020: Annual Holiday Pie Fundraiser
 
Line of desserts
 
The Townsend Harris PTA is working with Queens-based Cascon Cheesecake & Bakery Co. in our Annual Holiday Pie Fundraiser. You can buy some delicious homemade desserts while supporting the PTA. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward activities, supplies, and materials for our children.
 
Please fill out the order form and see the selections ON THIS LINK.
 
For every single cheesecake and every single pie you order, you will be automatically entered into a raffle for a "Trader Joe's Bag of Groceries" (value $25). For example, if you order 3 cheesecakes and 2 pies, you will be entered into the raffle 5 times. So the more your order, the better your chances of winning!
 
All cheesecakes (7" in diameter) and pies (10” in diameter) are $17.00.
 
- ORDER DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, by 11:59 pm.
- PICK-UP AT SCHOOL LOBBY ONLY: Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 (during morning drop-off from 7:30 am - 8:15 am or afternoon pick-up from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm).
- PAYMENT: Bring exact change or check (payable to "THHS PTA")
- ALL ORDERS ARE FINAL: You are responsible for payment even if you don't pick up your dessert. (The school does not have storage for unclaimed items.)
 
Thank you for supporting Townsend Harris and keeping us the number one public high school in the city and the entire state!
 
 
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October 28, 2020: Election results for PTA Board and SLT Parent Members
 
Please welcome our PTA's 2020-21 Executive Board:
  • Co-President: Nan Ng
  • Co-President: Bill Rettig
  • Recording Secretary: Cherryl Jimenez
  • Treasurer: Sanja Bogovic (newly elected)
  • Co-VP of Fundraising: Supriya Purov-Fernandes (newly elected)
  • Co-VP of Fundraising: Anna Tsang
  • Chair of Hospitality: Shaunda Anderson
  • Alumni Relations: Irina Kimyagar
  • Co-VP of Electronic Communications: Susan Gardner
  • Co-VP of Electronic Communications: Michael Rhee
And here are the SLT Parent Members for 2020-21:
  • Katarina Jokic
  • Michelle Kiliski (newly elected)
  • Tommy Koe (newly elected)
  • Karen Lin
  • Randi Romero (newly elected)
Many thanks to all of the parents who attended Townsend Harris' first-ever virtual elections for the PTA Board and SLT.
 
 
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October 14, 2020: PTA Virtual Meeting
 
Meeting runs from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please see the agenda below.
  • PTA welcomes parents; introduction of PTA Board
  • Remarks from Mr. Condon, Principal
  • Remarks from Assistant Principals Ms. Fee, Ms. York, Ms. Brustein, Ms. Brandeis, Mr. Olechowski
  • Remarks from Dafne Manhart, Parent Coordinator: welcome new parents; the role of parent coordinator
  • Remarks from Jeremy Wang about role of guidance office; upcoming college deadlines
  • PTA business: Upcoming PTA Board elections; PTA budget; PTA plans; workshop ideas PTA website; fundraising
Please check your email in PupilPath for more details on how to join us virtually by Zoom. For security reasons, the login and passcode will not be published here.
 
 
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October 13, 2020: An easy way to support Townsend Harris
 
As many of us are now shopping online regularly even for basic necessities, you can donate to the PTA simply by shopping on Amazon.com without any extra cost to you. Here's how to do so:
  • The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases.
  • Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation."
  • Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations.
  • After you place a qualifying smile.amazon.com order, it may take several days for the amount you have generated to update.
  • Do NOT log into your regular Amazon.com account or the mobile app.
    Instead, you MUST log into Townsend Harris High School's special link to AmazonSmile. Or click on the banner below.
  • The name of our AmazonSmile organization is "Parent Teacher Association of Townsend Harris High School."
 
 
And to learn how to make more donations directly to the Townsend Harris PTA, please CLICK HERE. Every donation (no matter how small) is important because they will all add up to a bright future for our children at Townsend Harris.
 
 
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Please check what our sponsor KWELLER PREP is offering for our students to prepare for the SAT and ACT.
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