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May 13, 2020: Virtual PTA meeting
 
Virtual PTA meeting on May 13, 2020: Meeting runs from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please see the agenda below.
  • PTA opening remarks
  • Mr. Condon, Principal
  • Ms. York, Assistant Principal of Guidance
  • Ms. Fee, Assistant Principal of Organization (tentative)
  • Dafne Manhart, Parent Coordinator
  • Q&A with parents
Please visit the "News & Updates" section for more details to join us virtually.


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April 21, 2020: Townsend Harris: The top-ranked high school in New York in 2020
 
Breaking story . . . Townsend Harris is the #1 public high school in New York City, the #1 public high school in the New York metro area, and the #1 public high school in the state, according to the 2020 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. And of the over 24,000 public high schools in America, Townsend Harris is ranked #5 (up from #11 last year). Click on the image below or this link to see the full rankings.
 
THHS 2020 rankings

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April 16, 2020: On providing reassurance after COVID-19
 
More than ever before, the Townsend Harris community needs your support in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic which, unfortunately, has made Queens the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. We have all been seriously affected (some more than others) by the devastating path of this still-ongoing crisis, including the loss of loved ones, employment, and that sense of confidence which sets our nation apart from all others.
 
But even in the midst of this uncertainty, the one thing we can give to our children is the GUARANTEE that, once they return to Townsend Harris, we will keep providing them with the resources to continue not only their first-class education, but also the extracurricular activities that make Townsend Harris the highest-ranked high school in the entire state. We will show them that, rather than weakening us, Townsend Harris will emerge even stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, not only in spirit but also financially.
 
As many of us are now shopping online 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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April 15, 2020: Update on Yankees Game & Spring Raffle Fundraising Events
 
Just to give you a quick update, Friday's Yankees game fundraiser (April 16, 2020) is still postponed. What should you do if you purchased tickets for Friday's game? We have been assured by the Yankees organization that all purchased tickets will be honored by the Yankees organization in one form or another, and could include rescheduling, rain-checks, or reimbursement.
 
On the official Yankees homepage, the answer remains the same as before: "When updated official information becomes available, with respect to the postponed regular season games, the Yankees will communicate it to their fans promptly and through a variety of channels, including Twitter (@yankees) and on the www.yankees.com website. We ask that everyone keep their tickets for all home games as Major League Baseball and the Yankees continue to evaluate events leading up to the start of the season."
 
The PTA is also working on a new date for the Spring Raffle Fundraiser. One option is to hold this fundraiser in the fall.
 
We would like to thank everyone for their continuing participation in and support for these two events. Once we get the new dates, we will have more reason than ever before to get together and get re-acquainted again.
 
 
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April 2020: PTA Spring Raffle Fundraising Event Postponed
 
The PTA has postponed its Spring Raffle Fundraising Event to a later date.
 
Once the PTA sets a new date, we will raffle off gift baskets made from donations by families and friends of Townsend Harris High School. Themes include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, bath and body, culinary, sports, food, games, gift cards, and more.
 
All proceeds raised will benefit our children and programs at Townsend Harris! Each raffle ticket costs $5.00 or five tickets for $20.00.
 
See the photos below for a preview, or click on this link to see photos of all the gift baskets.
 
For a PDF list of both the gift baskets and descriptions in one document, click here. For the list of our very, very generous sponsors, click here.
 
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April 17, 2020: Yankees Game Fundraiser
 
UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all MLB games for the coming season have been postponed, including the game for the Townsend Harris outing on Friday, April 17, 2020. Here is an excerpt from the official Yankees homepage:
 
"When updated official information becomes available, with respect to the postponed regular season games, the Yankees will communicate it to their fans promptly and through a variety of channels, including Twitter (@yankees) and on the www.yankees.com website. We ask that everyone keep their tickets for all home games as Major League Baseball and the Yankees continue to evaluate events leading up to the start of the season."
 
We have been in touch with the Yankees representative who is helping us with the logistics of our April 17th outing. If the game on April 17th is cancelled, the representative said that all purchased tickets for that game can be exchanged or reimbursed. We will have more details at a later date.
 
Join your Townsend Harris High School community for an outing to Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 17, 2020, and cheer on the New York Yankees as they take on the Cincinnati Reds! First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM. A portion of each ticket purchased will go back to benefit Townsend Harris High School!

Fans who purchase tickets through this offer will receive an exclusive New York Yankees Hat co-branded with the Townsend Harris High School logo! This hat CANNOT be purchased separately from the ticket sales.

THHS Yankees Hat THHS Yankees Hat logo
 
Ticket Options:
  • Main Level (Section 234) - $38.00/ticket
  • Field Level (Section 134) - $53.00/ticket
  • Field Level (Section 132) - $58.00/ticket

Hat Pickup: You will receive an email 48 hours prior to the event with the location of the Townsend Harris High School hat table. Hats will be available to be picked up prior to the 4th inning. Hats CANNOT be purchased separately from the ticket sales.

Ticket Delivery: You will receive an email one (1) day before the event with instructions on how to download your mobile ticket, along with Will Call pick up information, based on preference. All ticket verification QR codes will appear 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the game.

For questions please contact Greg Petorak at gpetorak@yankees.com or (646) 977-8062.
 
 
 
Please check what our sponsor KWELLER PREP is offering for our students to prepare for the SAT and ACT.
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