PTSA Monday Message April 29, 2018

 

 Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!

 Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com

 

​ UPCOMING DATES

Apr 30 – “B” Day

May 2 – Key Club Meeting

May 3 – After Prom Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Atrium

May 5 – SAT Testing

May 7-11 – Prom/Class Day/After Prom Tickets on Sale in the Atrium during Lunch Blocks

May 7-18 – AP Testing

May 10 – Choral Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

May 11 – Early Dismissal Day

  

​ STUDENT SECTION

SPORTING EVENTS

Apr 30 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Dinwiddie @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

Apr 30 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Dinwiddie @ 4:00 p.m., Dinwiddie High School

Apr 30 – JV Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 5:00 p.m., Jamestown High School

Apr 30 – Boys Soccer vs. Bruton @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bruton High School

Apr 30 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Grassfield @ 7:00 p.m., Yorktown MS

May 1 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Lafayette @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

May 1 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Lafayette @ 4:00 p.m., Lafayette High School

May 1 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. York @ 4:30 p.m., York High School

May 1 – JV Baseball vs. York @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School

May 1 – Girls Soccer vs. Bruton @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field

May 1 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Tabb @ 7:30 p.m., Warhill #5

May 2 – Girls JV Soccer vs. Tabb @ 5:30 p.m., Bailey Field

May 2 – Boys JV Soccer vs. Tabb @ 7:00 p.m., Bailey Field

May 2 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Kellam JV @ 6:00 p.m., Virginia Wesleyan

May 2 – Girls Lacrosse vs. Cox @ 6:30/8:00 p.m., Norfolk Collegiate #2

May 3 – Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Tabb @ TBD, Tabb High School

May 3 – Boys & Girls Varsity Track District Meet @ 3:30 p.m., Bruton High School

May 3 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Gloucester @ 4:00 p.m., Gloucester High School

May 3 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Gloucester @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

May 3 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Cape Henry @ 5:30 p.m., Cape Henry

May 3 – Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Tabb @ 5:30 p.m., Tabb High School

May 4 – Boys & Girls Varsity Track Invitational @ TBD, University of Virginia

May 4 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., New Kent High School

May 4 – JV Baseball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School

May 5 – Boys & Girls Varsity Track Invitational @ TBD, University of Virginia

 

* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/

YEARBOOK NEWS

LAST CHANCE FOR A YEARBOOK

Last day to preorder a Yearbook is May 18th!

The advisor anticipates selling out quickly so be sure to place a preorder from Jostens at the link below if you want to be guaranteed a book.

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1025054/Grafton-High-School/2018-Yearbook/2017072104234575360/CATALOG_SHOP/

KEY CLUB NEWS

Key Club will meet Wednesday, May 2nd after school to design bead bracelets for CHKD patients.  If you are a senior and graduating this year please see either Mrs. Harman or Ms. Glover.

We will be manning a booth at the Kiwanis BBQ selling baked goods on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We need volunteers to be at the booth and to help by baking some homemade goodies to sell.  When you come by to get some delicious BBQ and Brunswick stew don’t forget to stop and support the bake sale.

All proceeds are going to support an initiative to stop children’s hunger.  No child should suffer an empty stomach.

 

 

TESTING NEWS

SOL INFORMATION

AFTER SCHOOL SOL REVIEW SESSIONS:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 24th to May 17th.  All sessions will run 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. except for Earth Science which will run until 4:15 p.m.

Buses are available at 4:30 p.m. on each day.  See the attached schedule for more specific information.

Tuesdays:  Reading/Science

Wednesday:  Social Studies 

Thursday:  Math

 

SOL TESTING

Students will receive their SOL schedule/testing letter during 2AB on Monday, May 7th.

 

AP TESTING

Students will receive their AP Testing schedule on Monday, April 30th.

Please contact Mrs. Huffines at 898-0419 or shuffines@ycsd.york.va.us if you have any questions.

 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION

AFTER PROM NEWS

AFTER PROM MEETING – The next After Prom meeting is Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Atrium.

 

CARWASH FUNDRAISER – Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at One Stop Auto, Route 17, Yorktown VA by Walmart.

We will need parent chaperones but it is important that the students get involved in this fundraiser. Please sign up and have your students sign up using the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845adab22a7f94-after

 

 

AFTER PROM MIDNIGHT CRUISIN’ VOLUNTEERS – May 19th/20th – We need LOTS of volunteers on the night of After Prom.  You can sign up even if you don’t have a senior this.  It’s a great way for parents of underclassmen to see what to expect.  Please sign up using the link below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0948A8A82DABFE3-class

 

 

FOOD DONATION FOR AFTER PROM – Our seniors will be cruisin’ the night away and need yummy snacks and drinks for their voyage.  The kids will sail past the cafe on their way to games and activities all night long and they’ll need lots of energy to keep them afloat.  Be a Mate and sign up to donate today!

http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0848a9ad23a0fa7-food

 

 

GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE

The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!

Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER APRIL 30th — LAST DEADLINE!

Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com.

PTSA NEWS

FRESH AIR FUND

Have you heard of the Fresh Air Fund?  Do you have the ability to offer a child from New York City an unforgettable summer?

The Fresh Air fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.  Visiting the home of a supportive and encouraging volunteer host family can make all the difference in the world to a New York City child. Volunteer host families provide Fresh Air children with a unique and fun summer experience in a new environment.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Family please check out the attachment for more details and a local contact or go directly to their website atwww.freshairfund.org

 

 

SUMMER READING SKILLS AND SPEED READING PROGRAMS

Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies

If you are looking for summer programs to help your students improve their reading skills please check out the attached flyer (2 pages) for classes in Hampton and Williamsburg.  The classes offer help in phonics, fluency, comprehension, love of reading, textbook skills and speed reading.

 

 

Nominations for the GHS PTSA Executive Committee for 2018-19

Congratulations to our slate of officers for 2018-19.  The vote will take place on Sunday, June 3rd before the Band Performance.

 

President – Nakeya Green

Recording Secretary – Shannon George

VP – vacant

PTSA STANDING COMMITTES

As well as the vacant position above we also have a couple of standing committee vacancies for next year:

Reflections – National PTA sponsored art contest that runs from mid-September to end of October.  Grafton has performed very well over the last couple of years and has sent some student entries onto District and State level.  The time needed for this committee is concentrated at the beginning of the school year and is finished by end of October.  This committee chair works with the GHS Fine Arts Department and the English Department to encourage student participation.

Baccalaureate – A non-denominational faith-based ceremony that celebrates the graduating class and recognizes not only their achievements up to this point, but also focuses on their personal growth in their future.  This committee chair will organize the elements that make up this ceremony such as a faith-based speaker, a choral or band performance, refreshments and volunteers to help set up.  This committee begins  planning around the month of March/April and the ceremony takes place on a Sunday in June just before Graduation.

If you have an interest in either of these committees and would like more information please contact:

Lynda Kramer – reflections@graftonptsa.org

Michele Nelson – baccalaureate@graftonptsa.org

They are the current chairs in those positions and will be able to answer your questions.

 

GHS PTSA SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The PTSA is pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the Grafton High School PTSA Volunteer Excellence Scholarship for 2018.

The Volunteer Excellence Scholarship was established by the Grafton High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) to recognize GHS seniors who perform outstanding volunteer service of a sustained, direct, and consequential nature to our school and local community; and can best articulate the impact their volunteerism has made on their school, community and self.

The application form and the rules are attached, they are also available on the PTSA website.  This scholarship is open only to current Seniors who are 2017-18 PTSA members.  Please read the rules carefully then print the application form and present it along with any supporting documentation in a sealed envelope marked PTSA Scholarship to the front office by end of the school day on Tuesday 29th May.  Scholarship winners will be presented at the Senior Award Night.

Good luck.

GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD

The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce that we were able to award 10 Summer Camp Athletic Scholarships this year.

Athletes in the following sports were awarded scholarships:  Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer and Wrestling. Thank you for supporting the GABC!

ATTENTION GRAFTON SENIOR ATHLETES!!

Grafton Athletic Club is pleased to announce the continuation of its Post-Secondary Program.  Any senior athletes interested in applying, and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete the application and return it to the guidance office by Friday, May 11th.  Applications are available in the guidance office or on the GABC website:  Grafton Athletic Booster Club – Home

The scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 each.  The sole purpose of the Booster Club is to support GHS/GMS athletic programs and our athletes.  Therefore, we offer this scholarship to assist with continuing education and to show our appreciation for student’s efforts while at Grafton High School.

GABC MEMBERSHIP

Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.

http://gabc.ch2v.com/index.asp?PageID=0

COUNSELING NEWS

SUMMER ACADEMY INFORMATION

Registration for Summer Academy at Grafton High School starts this Tuesday, May 1st – Tuesday, June 8th.  Tuition for a Virtual High School Academy course is $550 for an original 1.0 credit course, $450 for a 1.0 credit recovery (repeat) and $300 for 0.5 (semester) credit.  Checks are made out to Grafton High School.

Students may earn up to 3 credits, 1 course for original credit and no more than 2 courses for repeat credit.  Virtual High School Academy will offer an on-site computer lab at Grafton High School Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The onsite option is a structured environment which includes teachers to help monitor students’ progress.

To register, students must first see their school counselor to complete a registration form.

Please see the attached PDF with the full program details.

PARENT NIGHTS

Join us for one of our upcoming Parent Nights and discover what Thomas Nelson is all about.

Registration Link: https://mailchi.mp/tncc.edu/parentnight

Learn about our academic programs, campus life, and opportunities for your student to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Our staff will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you with enrolling your student at Thomas Nelson.

Hampton campus – Moore Hall, College Board Room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 24 – REGISTER

Thursday, June 7 – REGISTER

Thursday, July 26 – REGISTER

Historic Triangle campus – Student Services, Suite 117 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 25 – REGISTER

Monday, July 9 – REGISTER

Can’t make it to our campus?  No problem.  Join us from wherever you are for a special Parent Night webinar. Same information, same chance to get your questions answered and your student enrolled.

 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE

FACEBOOK

  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.

Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!

STUDENT PORTAL

Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:

http://go.ycsd.york.va.us

Be sure to check out the student portal!

HELPFUL WEBSITES

The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:

  1. Grafton High: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS
  2. GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
  3. After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
  4. Guidance: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Guidance
  5. Clinic: http://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Clinic
  6. Band: www.graftonband.com
  7. Athletics: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Students/Athletics
  8. Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
  9. YCSD Calendar: http://yorkcountyschools.org/docs/studentCalendar.pdf
  10. School hours: http://yorkcountyschools.org/schools/schoolHours.aspx
  11. Attendance Requirements: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/School_Info/Attendance
  12. School Board Meetings & Dates: http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/schoolBoard/meetings.aspx
  13. Lunch Prices: http://yorkcountyschools.org/parents/studentInfo/lunchMenu.aspx
  14. Curriculum Info: http://yorkcountyschools.org/parents/parentResources/curriculumGuides.aspx
  15. YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
  16. Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
  17. Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/

** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book

  1. Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
  2. Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

 PTSA Monday Message April 22, 2018

​ UPCOMING DATES
Apr 23 – “A” Day
Apr 28 – Mr. Grafton Competition at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
May 2 – Key Club Meeting
May 3 – After Prom Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Atrium
May 5 – SAT Testing
May 7-11 – Prom/Class Day/After Prom Tickets on Sale in the Atrium during Lunch Blocks
May 7-18 – AP Testing
May 10 – Choral Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
May 11 – Early Dismissal Day
   
 
​ STUDENT SECTION
SPORTING EVENTS
Apr 23 – JV Baseball vs. Atlee @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Apr 23 – Girls Soccer vs. York @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field
Apr 23 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Great Bridge @ 6:00 p.m., Yorktown MS
Apr 23 – Varsity Baseball vs. Atlee @ 6:00 p.m., Atlee High School
Apr 23 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. York @ 8:00 p.m., Senior Night at CNU
Apr 24 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Tabb @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School
Apr 24 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Tabb @ 4:00 p.m., Tabb High School
Apr 24 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Poquoson @ 4:30 p.m., Poquoson High School
Apr 24 – JV Baseball vs. Poquoson @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Apr 24 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Granby @ 5:00 p.m., Yorktown MS
Apr 24 – Boys Soccer vs. York @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field
Apr 24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. First Colonial @ 6:30 p.m., Yorktown MS
Apr 25 – Boys & Girls Varsity Track District Meet @ 3:30 p.m., Bruton High School
Apr 25 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Princess Anne JV @ 6:00 p.m., Virginia Wesleyan
Apr 26 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Smithfield @ 4:00 p.m., Smithfield High School
Apr 26 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Smithfield @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School
Apr 26 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Tabb @ 5:00 p.m., Yorktown MS
Apr 26 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Lafayette @ 5:30 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5
Apr 26 – Girls Soccer vs. New Kent @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., New Kent High School
Apr 27 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Jamestown @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Apr 27 – JV Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 4:30 p.m., Jameston High School
Apr 27 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Ocean Lakes JV @ 6:00 p.m., Ocean Lakes High School
Apr 27 – Boys Soccer vs. New Kent @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field
Apr 28 – Girls Varsity Track Invitational @ TBD, Todd Stadium
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
Inline image  KEY CLUB NEWS
Key Club will meet Wednesday, May 2nd after school to design bead bracelets for CHKD patients.  If you are a senior and graduating this year please see either Mrs. Harman or Ms. Glover. 
We will be manning a booth at the Kiwanis BBQ selling baked goods on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We need volunteers to be at the booth and to help by baking some homemade goodies to sell.  When you come by to get some delicious BBQ and Brunswick stew don’t forget to stop and support the bake sale.
All proceeds are going to support an initiative to stop children’s hunger.  No child should suffer an empty stomach
 
 
 
Inline image  TESTING NEWS
SOL INFORMATION
AFTER SCHOOL SOL REVIEW SESSIONS:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 24th to May 17th.  All sessions will run 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. except for Earth Science which will run until 4:15 p.m. 
Buses are available at 4:30 p.m. on each day.  See the attached schedule for more specific information. 
Tuesdays:  Reading/Science
Wednesday:  Social Studies 
Thursday:  Math 
 
SOL TESTING
Students will receive their SOL schedule/testing letter during 2AB on Monday, May 7th. 
 
AP INFORMATION
AP PREADMINISTRATION MAKEUP SESSION:
Tuesday, April 24th at 8:50 a.m. in the Senior Atrium; students will receive passes.
 
AP TESTING
Students will receive their AP Testing schedule on Monday, April 30th.
 
Please contact Mrs. Huffines at 898-0419 or shuffines@ycsd.york.va.us if you have any questions.
 
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION
AFTER PROM NEWS
AFTER PROM MEETING – The next After Prom meeting is Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Atrium.
SWEET FROG FUNDRAISER – Saturday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Stop by Sweet Frog for a yummy treat and don’t forget to mention GRAFTON!!!
 
 
Inline image  MR. GRAFTON – Who will be crowned the next Mr. Grafton?  Come out on Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in GHS Auditorium to watch the competition. Tickets will be on sale during lunch from April 25-27th for $5. 
Bring extra money to cast your vote for Mr. Congeniality.  Boxes with all of the contestants will be out during lunch.  We are also selling Krispy Kreme donuts and water. 
We need volunteers to help sell tickets during lunch.  If you are available, please sign up below:
 
 
Inline image  CARWASH FUNDRAISER – Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at One Stop Auto, Route 17, Yorktown VA by Wal-Mart. 
We will need parent chaperones but it is important that the students get involved in this fundraiser. Please sign up and have your students sign up using the link below.
 
 
AFTER PROM MIDNIGHT CRUISIN’ VOLUNTEERS – May 19th/20th – We need LOTS of volunteers on the night of After Prom.  You can sign up even if you don’t have a senior this.  It’s a great way for parents of underclassmen to see what to expect.  Please sign up using the link below:
 
 
FOOD DONATION FOR AFTER PROM – Our seniors will be cruisin’ the night away and need yummy snacks and drinks for their voyage.  The kids will sail past the cafe on their way to games and activities all night long and they’ll need lots of energy to keep them afloat.  Be a Mate and sign up to donate today!
 
 
GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22! 
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year. 
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER APRIL 30th — LAST DEADLINE!
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com.
 
PTSA NEWS
Nominations for the GHS PTSA Executive Committee for 2018-19
The current slate of Officers for the GHS PTSA Executive Board 2018-19 open positions are:
President – Nakeya Green
Recording Secretary – Shannon George
VP – still vacant
The closing date for Nominations is Friday, April 27th and the final candidate names will be posted by Friday, May 4th.
Please consider the position of VP.  As a committee we meet once a month for an hour and the VP supports the President in their duties if they are unable to fulfil them; run the GHS PTSA Board Meeting, attend the York County PTA quarterly meeting etc.  This position does not require lots of time.
 
PTSA STANDING COMMITTES
 
As well as the vacant position above we also have a couple of standing committee vacancies for next year:
 
Reflections – National PTA sponsored art contest that runs from mid-September to end of October.  Grafton has performed very well over the last couple of years and has sent some student entries onto District and State level.  The time needed for this committee is concentrated at the beginning of the school year and is finished by end of October.  This committee chair works with the GHS Fine Arts Department and the English Department to encourage student participation.
 
Baccalaureate – A non-denominational faith-based ceremony that celebrates the graduating class and recognizes not only their achievements up to this point, but also focuses on their personal growth in their future.  This committee chair will organize the elements that make up this ceremony such as a faith-based speaker, a choral or band performance, refreshments and volunteers to help set up.  This committee begins  planning around the month of March/April and the ceremony takes place on a Sunday in June just before Graduation.
 
If you have an interest in either of these committees and would like more information please contact:
 
Lynda Kramer – reflections@graftonptsa.org
Michele Nelson – baccalaureate@graftonptsa.org
 
They are the current chairs in those positions and will be able to answer your questions.

 

 
GHS PTSA SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The PTSA is pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the Grafton High School PTSA Volunteer Excellence Scholarship for 2018.
The Volunteer Excellence Scholarship was established by the Grafton High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) to recognize GHS seniors who perform outstanding volunteer service of a sustained, direct, and consequential nature to our school and local community; and can best articulate the impact their volunteerism has made on their school, community and self.
The application form and the rules are attached, they are also available on the PTSA website.  This scholarship is open only to current Seniors who are 2017-18 PTSA members.  Please read the rules carefully then print the application form and present it along with any supporting documentation in a sealed envelope marked PTSA Scholarship to the front office by end of the school day on Tuesday 29th May.  Scholarship winners will be presented at the Senior Award Night.
Good luck.
 
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
ATTENTION GRAFTON SENIOR ATHLETES!!
Grafton Athletic Club is pleased to announce the continuation of its Post-Secondary Program.  Any senior athletes interested in applying, and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete the application and return it to the guidance office by Friday, May 11th.  Applications are available in the guidance office or on the GABC website:  Grafton Athletic Booster Club – Home
The scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 each.  The sole purpose of the Booster Club is to support GHS/GMS athletic programs and our athletes.  Therefore, we offer this scholarship to assist with continuing education and to show our appreciation for student’s efforts while at Grafton High School. 
 
 
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too. 
COUNSELING NEWS
PARENT NIGHTS
Join us for one of our upcoming Parent Nights and discover what Thomas Nelson is all about.
Learn about our academic programs, campus life, and opportunities for your student to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Our staff will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you with enrolling your student at Thomas Nelson.
Hampton campus – Moore Hall, College Board Room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 – REGISTER
Thursday, June 7 – REGISTER
Thursday, July 26 – REGISTER
Historic Triangle campus – Student Services, Suite 117 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 25 – REGISTER
Monday, July 9 – REGISTER
Can’t make it to our campus?  No problem.  Join us from wherever you are for a special Parent Night webinar. Same information, same chance to get your questions answered and your student enrolled.
 
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE
FACEBOOK
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.  
Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success? Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is: 
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

Meeting Minutes – March 22 2018

Meeting Minutes – March 22 2018

 PTSA Monday Message March 25, 2018

Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 
​ UPCOMING DATES

 

Mar 26 – “B” Day
Mar 29 – Grafton Art Show in the Atrium from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mar 30 – Early Dismissal
Apr 2-6 – Spring Break
Apr 9 – Fourth Quarter Begins
Apr 13 – Report Cards Issued
Apr 14 – ACT Testing
 
 
 
​ STUDENT SECTION

 

SPORTING EVENTS
Mar 26 – Varsity Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Jamestown High School
Mar 26 – Varsity Softball vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Jamestown High School
Mar 26 – JV Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 26 –Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Warhill @ 5:30 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #1
Mar 27 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Jamestown High School
Mar 27 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 27 – Varsity Baseball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 27 – JV Baseball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., New Kent High School
Mar 27 – Varsity Softball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 27 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Tabb @ 7:00 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5
Mar 27 –Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Maury @ 7:30 p.m., Hugo Owens MS
Mar 28 – Varsity Baseball vs. Bruton @ 4:30 p.m., Bruton High School
Mar 28 – Varsity Softball vs. Bruton @ 4:30 p.m., Bruton High School
Mar 28 –Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Gloucester @ 5:30 p.m., Gloucester HS
Mar 28 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Grassfield JV @ 6:00 p.m., Norfolk Collegiate #1
Mar 29 – Girls Soccer vs. Gloucester @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Gloucester High School
Mar 29 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Grassfield @ 7:30 p.m., Virginia Wesleyan University
Mar 30 – Boys & Girls Track Invitational @ TBD, Todd Stadium
Mar 30 – Girls Soccer vs. Chancellor @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Chancellor High School
Mar 31 – Boys & Girls Track Invitational @ TBD, Todd Stadium
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
  ART NEWS
The Grafton High School Art Department would like to invite you to our annual Art Show: Encompass, Thursday, March 29th, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Atrium.  We will have over 20 Senior Showcases and over 1,000 art pieces including drawings, paintings, sculpture, crafts, photography and mixed media.  Every student in a GHS art class will have a piece on display.  During the art show, ceramics bowls will be sold as part of the Empty Bowls Project. All proceeds will benefit the York/Poquoson Food Closet.
Thank you so much for your support of our GHS Art Students.  We look forward to seeing you! Remember, you will need to sign in at the office to attend the show. Bring ID.
CLIPPERS CARE NEWS
‘Spring’ into Volunteering – Grafton High School’s Clippers Care program promotes and facilitates community service by GHS students.  Community service is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community; is an outstanding addition to competitive college applications; and is recognized at graduation at both the county and state levels.
The attached flyer provides a sprinkling of community service opportunities in the local area.  Students are reminded that community service hours should be recorded and submitted to Mr. O’Regan in Room 400.
For more information, and to obtain a blank GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG, go to www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Students/Guidance/Community_Service_Information or contact Mr. O’Regan at goregan@ycsd.york.va.us.
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION

 

  AP NEWS
Has your student signed up for an AP course for the 2018-2019 School year?
Grafton High School would like to invite you to attend:
AP PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT – Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium.
By attending you will meet the teachers of AP courses and learn about the content and rigor of these college level courses.
We look forward to seeing you there!
SENIOR NEWS
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS 
Please make sure you turn in your community service hours to the school counseling office to qualify for either the YCSD Community Service Seal or the Excellence in Civics seal placed on your diploma.
Please turn in your college acceptance letters to the School Counseling Office.
Also, all scholarships offers that are shared with the School Counseling Office will be included in the graduation program.  Even if the scholarship is not being accepted by the student these will still be included in the program.
AFTER PROM NEWS
RED MANGO NESTLE TOLL HOUSE CAFÉ FUNDRAISER – March 25th to 31st from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Tech Center, 12080 Jefferson Ave, Bldg. 900, Suite 940.
Cruise over to Red Mango for a yummy treat!!  Grab some friends and enjoy frozen yogurts, fruit smoothies, parfaits, fresh juices and much more!  YUM!!!!
**Bring in a copy of the attached flier and GHS After Prom receives 20% of proceeds.
MR. GRAFTON – Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in GHS Auditorium.
It’s the pageant of all pageants … it’s Mr. GRAFTON!!  Calling all guys 9th -12th grade!!  Pick up an application in the main office or print a copy attached to sign up to be a contestant for Mr. Grafton.  
Contestants will be judged on Spirit Wear, Swim Wear, Talent, Formal Wear and the Interview.  Judges will look for originality, school spirit and stage presence.  Return your application to the main office or you can give it to any of the following:  Christina Sabochick 871-3583 or Michael Caraballo 870-4890, our emcees, or Martha Owens 879-1943.
AFTER PROM – Sunday, May 20th from Midnight to 4:00 a.m. at Victory YMCA.
Theme:  Midnight Cruisin’
Help us make this a fun and safe evening for the senior class of 2018.  We need lots of volunteers on the night of After Prom.  Please sign up using the link below:
  GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  April 20th
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com.
PTSA NEWS
PTSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Nominations for the GHS PTSA Executive Committee for 2018-19 – The following Officer positions on the Board are currently vacant for next year.  The election for these positions will take place in May at the final General PTSA Meeting of the year.  The closing date for Nominations is Friday, April 27th and candidate names will be posted byFriday, May 4th.
Vice President
Recording Secretary
If you are interested in either position or would like more details, please let one of the Nominating Committee know as soon as possible.
Below is a brief list of duties for each position:
Vice President
The vice president may be called upon at any time to assume temporarily the place of the president;
The vice president is responsible for:
• Performing specific duties as provided for in the bylaws
• Assuming responsibility for duties designated by the president
• Representing the president in her/his absence or upon request
• and is a standing member ex officio of the membership committee.
Recording Secretary
The recording secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of association meetings. The secretary should be committed to helping the president conduct a businesslike meeting.
The secretary is responsible for:
• Recording minutes of PTA meetings, motions (recorded exactly as stated) and action taken
• Keeping secure official, permanent PTA records, including all originals of approved minutes and maintaining a copy of current bylaws, standing rules, and a membership list
The secretary should have these items on hand at all meetings:
• Minutes of the previous meeting
• Copies of the previous treasurer’s report
• List of unfinished business to be discussed
• Agenda
• Current bylaws and standing rules
• Current membership list
• List of committee chairs
• Materials for note/minute taking
PTSA MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Don’t forget as a PTSA Member you can 10% off at the following establishments:
• Ben & Jerry’s (Yorktown location)
• Plaza Azteca (Yorktown location)
• Thai Erawan (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Vinny’s Pizza & Pasta (Yorktown location)
• Andrea’s Italian Restaurant (Yorktown location)
• Thai Siam Cuisine (Yorktown/Grafton Station)
• Yorktown Pub
• Gus’s New York Pizza (Yorktown location)
• Li Chinese Restaurant (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Bay Haven Grill (Dine-In only)
• 3 Amigos (Nelson’s Grant)
• The Pizza Shop (Yorktown Location)
• Party Essentials (located off Route 17 in Grafton)
• Holy Mackerel Seafood & Smokehouse
• Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill $5 off $15 (Yorktown/Grafton)
OTHER DISCOUNTS:
• Riverside Wellness Center Corporate Membership
• Victoria’s Day Spa 15% off Mon/Tues/Wed only
• YMCA – Join with no registration fee ($100 value)
• Mathnasium Math center free $100 assessment
To check out your National Member Benefit Providers
Click on the link below:
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.
  COUNSELING NEWS
PARENT NIGHTS
Join us for one of our upcoming Parent Nights and discover what Thomas Nelson is all about.
Learn about our academic programs, campus life, and opportunities for your student to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Our staff will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you with enrolling your student at Thomas Nelson.
Hampton campus – Moore Hall, College Board Room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 – REGISTER
Thursday, June 7 – REGISTER
Thursday, July 26 – REGISTER
Historic Triangle campus – Student Services, Suite 117 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 25 – REGISTER
Monday, July 9 – REGISTER
Can’t make it to our campus?  No problem.  Join us from wherever you are for a special Parent Night webinar. Same information, same chance to get your questions answered and your student enrolled.
Special Parent Night Webinar – April 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE

 

FACEBOOK
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.

 

Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success? Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

 PTSA Monday Message March 18, 2018

 
Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 
​ UPCOMING DATES


Mar 19 – “A” Day
Mar 20 – Help! My Child is Almost a Senior in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 22 – PTSA Meeting in the Principle’s Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
Mar 23 – Red & Blue Crew
Mar 24 – GHS Color Me Red & Blue 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. at GHS
Mar 30 – Early Dismissal
Apr 2-6 – Spring Break
 
 
 
​ STUDENT SECTION


SPORTING EVENTS
Mar 19 – Girls Lacrosse vs. Kellam @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Yorktown MS
Mar 20 – Varsity Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Jamestown High School
Mar 20 – Varsity Softball vs. Jamestown @ 4:00 p.m., Jamestown High School
Mar 20 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Warhill @ 4:00 p.m., Warhill High School
Mar 20 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Warhill @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 20 – JV Baseball vs. Jamestown @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 20 – Boys Soccer vs. Chancellor @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field
Mar 20 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Lafayette @ 6:00 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5
Mar 21 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Maury @ 5:30 p.m., Yorktown MS
Mar 21 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Cox JV @ 6:00 p.m., Norfolk Collegiate
Mar 21 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Princess Anne JV @ 7:30 p.m., Yorktown MS
Mar 22 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Poquoson @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 22 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Poquoson @ 4:00 p.m., Poquoson High School
Mar 23 – Varsity Baseball vs. York @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 23 – JV Baseball vs. York @ 4:30 p.m., York High School
Mar 23 – Varsity Softball vs. York @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 23 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Jamestown @ 5:00 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #1
Mar 23 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Hickory JV @ 6:00 p.m., Yorktown MAC #5
Mar 23 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Menchville @ 8:00 p.m., Yorktown MAC #5
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
CLIPPERS CARE NEWS
‘Spring’ into Volunteering – Grafton High School’s Clippers Care program promotes and facilitates community service by GHS students.  Community service is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community; is an outstanding addition to competitive college applications; and is recognized at graduation at both the county and state levels.
The attached flyer provides a sprinkling of community service opportunities in the local area.  Students are reminded that community service hours should be recorded and submitted to Mr. O’Regan in Room 400.
For more information, and to obtain a blank GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG, go to www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Students/Guidance/Community_Service_Information or contact Mr. O’Regan at goregan@ycsd.york.va.us.
 
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION


  SENIOR NEWS
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS 
Please make sure you turn in your community service hours to the school counseling office to qualify for either the YCSD Community Service Seal or the Excellence in Civics seal placed on your diploma.
Please turn in your college acceptance letters to the School Counseling Office.
Also, all scholarships offers that are shared with the School Counseling Office will be included in the graduation program.  Even if the scholarship is not being accepted by the student these will still be included in the program.
HELP … MY CHILD IS ALMOST A SENIOR!
Attention Parents of Juniors and Sophomores!  Please join us on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium.
The Grafton High School Counseling Department has brought together a group of experts to give you the information you need to help your rising junior and senior make decisions about their future.
AFTER PROM NEWS
GHS COLOR ME RED & BLUE 5K FUN RUN/WALK
Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m. at Grafton High School Complex 
Only one week away from the Grafton 5K Color Me Red & Blue Fun Run! Get your hype on!!  We need more runners!!  We’ll have a table in the cafeteria March 21st & 22nd during lunch to register runners. Get a group together and come run/walk with us!  The cost is $25 and the first 300 to register get an event t-shirt.
You can register on-line at www.graftonafterprom.com anytime from now until the day of the race or you can drop or mail in the attached registration form to:
Grafton High School PTSA After Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk
403 Grafton Drive
Yorktown, VA 23692
  WE NEED YOUR HELP!! – We need more volunteers!!  We need help with cleanup and the color station (volunteers to throw powder at runners).  We also need photographers.  Cameras will be provided.
Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8a82da4f49-2018 to sign up for a slot that fits into your busy schedule!
  RED MANGO NESTLE TOLL HOUSE CAFÉ FUNDRAISER – March 25th to 31st from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Tech Center, 12080 Jefferson Ave, Bldg. 900, Suite 940.
Cruise over to Red Mango for a yummy treat!!  Grab some friends and enjoy frozen yogurts, fruit smoothies, parfaits, fresh juices and much more!  YUM!!!!
**Bring in a copy of the attached flier and GHS After Prom receives 20% of proceeds.
  MR. GRAFTON – Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in GHS Auditorium.
It’s the pageant of all pageants … it’s Mr. GRAFTON!!  Calling all guys 9th -12th grade!!  Pick up an application in the main office or print a copy attached to sign up to be a contestant for Mr. Grafton.
Contestants will be judged on Spirit Wear, Swim Wear, Talent, Formal Wear and the Interview.  Judges will look for originality, school spirit and stage presence.  Return your application to the main office or you can give it to any of the following:  Christina Sabochick 871-3583 or Michael Caraballo 870-4890, our emcees, or Martha Owens 879-1943.  
  AFTER PROM
Sunday, May 20th from Midnight to 4:00 a.m. at Victory YMCA
Theme:  Midnight Cruisin’
Help us make this a fun and safe evening for the senior class of 2018.  We need lots of volunteers on the night of After Prom.  Please sign up using the link below:
  URGENT NEED!!
We need a Logistics Person.  Logistics involves leading a team of volunteers in moving items from the storage unit, moving items to specified rooms in the YMCA, setup, teardown, and moving items back into the storage unit.  The storage facility Morningstar Storage is located off of Magruder Blvd.  The manager graciously rents a unit for free to Grafton After Prom.  Morningstar also lets us use their moving van for free on that weekend – Friday night move the day before the event and Sunday morning to move everything back.  Everything you need to know is in the Logistics binder. You’ll lead the charge but will have lots of help moving. Grab a buddy and volunteer!  We need to fill this position soon.
GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  March 29th
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com.
PTSA NEWS
PTSA MEETING
The next meeting of the PTSA Board is Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Principal’s Conference Room.  All are welcome.  Notice the change in day, we usually meet on a Tuesday but there is a conflict with another event that is happening on Tuesday the 20th so we have moved our meeting.
RED & BLUE CREW
The next Red & Blue Crew is Friday, March 23rd in the cafeteria during all lunch blocks.  We will be serving yummy home-made brownies.  Remember to visit the RBC table during lunch to get your brownie.  If you remember your PTSA membership card you will get extra candy!!
If you are able to bake some brownies for our event please click on the link below and sign up:
 
 
  PTSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Nominations for the GHS PTSA Executive Committee for 2018-19 – The following Officer positions on the Board are currently vacant for next year.  The election for these positions will take place in May at the final General PTSA Meeting of the year.  The closing date for Nominations is Friday, April 27th and candidate names will be posted by Friday, May 4th.
Vice President
Recording Secretary
If you are interested in either position or would like more details, please let one of the Nominating Committee know as soon as possible.
Below is a brief list of duties for each position:
Vice President
The vice president may be called upon at any time to assume temporarily the place of the president;
The vice president is responsible for:
• Performing specific duties as provided for in the bylaws
• Assuming responsibility for duties designated by the president
• Representing the president in her/his absence or upon request
• and is a standing member ex officio of the membership committee.
Recording Secretary
The recording secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of association meetings. The secretary should be committed to helping the president conduct a businesslike meeting.
The secretary is responsible for:
• Recording minutes of PTA meetings, motions (recorded exactly as stated) and action taken
• Keeping secure official, permanent PTA records, including all originals of approved minutes and maintaining a copy of current bylaws, standing rules, and a membership list
The secretary should have these items on hand at all meetings:
• Minutes of the previous meeting
• Copies of the previous treasurer’s report
• List of unfinished business to be discussed
• Agenda
• Current bylaws and standing rules
• Current membership list
• List of committee chairs
• Materials for note/minute taking
PTSA MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Don’t forget as a PTSA Member you can 10% off at the following establishments:
• Ben & Jerry’s (Yorktown location)
• Plaza Azteca (Yorktown location)
• Thai Erawan (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Vinny’s Pizza & Pasta (Yorktown location)
• Andrea’s Italian Restaurant (Yorktown location)
• Thai Siam Cuisine (Yorktown/Grafton Station)
• Yorktown Pub
• Gus’s New York Pizza (Yorktown location)
• Li Chinese Restaurant (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Bay Haven Grill (Dine-In only)
• 3 Amigos (Nelson’s Grant)
• The Pizza Shop (Yorktown Location)
• Party Essentials (located off Route 17 in Grafton)
• Holy Mackerel Seafood & Smokehouse
• Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill $5 off $15 (Yorktown/Grafton)
OTHER DISCOUNTS:
• Riverside Wellness Center Corporate Membership
• Victoria’s Day Spa 15% off Mon/Tues/Wed only
• YMCA – Join with no registration fee ($100 value)
• Mathnasium Math center free $100 assessment
To check out your National Member Benefit Providers
Click on the link below:
FUNDRAISING
REMEMBER we have passive fundraisers at Kroger and Farm Fresh running all the time and with Easter coming there will be plenty of opportunity to shop and earn money for Grafton.  Just shop as you normally would!!  Spread the word about these fundraisers and you can even involve friends, family and neighbors.  You do not have to be a PTSA member to take part in any of them.
If you shop at Kroger please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card on-line and selecting Grafton PTSA as the beneficiary.  Every time you shop you will earn monetary rewards for GHS PTSA which we collect in the form of a check every quarter.  Last year we earned over $1500 with this fundraiser alone and that was with only 47 Grafton families enrolled.
If you shop at Farm Fresh then remember to show the Grafton High School key fob you received when you joined the PTSA.  The key fob is registered to GHS PTSA so you don’t have to do anything else. The Farm Fresh rewards are redeemed via a catalogue enabling the Administration to choose items that will benefit the school.
Use the link below to check out all of these fundraisers and have fun shopping!
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE


FACEBOOK
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.


Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

PTSA Monday Message March 11, 2018

 
Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 
​ UPCOMING DATES


Mar 12 – “B” Day
Mar 14 – After Prom Outback Steakhouse Dinner in the Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
Mar 22 – PTSA Meeting in the Principle’s Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
Mar 23 – Red & Blue Crew
Mar 24 – GHS Color Me Red & Blue 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. at GHS
Mar 30 – Early Dismissal
 
 
 
​ STUDENT SECTION


SPORTING EVENTS
Mar 12 – Boys & Girls JV Soccer Invitational vs. Woodside @ 5:15 p.m., Wolftrap Park
Mar 12 – Girls Varsity Soccer Invitational vs. Kecoughtan @ 7:30 p.m., Bailey Field
Mar 12 – Boys Varsity Soccer Invitational vs. Denbigh @ 7:30 p.m., Kiln Creek
Mar 13 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. HRA @ 4:30 p.m., TowneBank Field, Newport News
Mar 13 – Varsity Baseball vs. Warhill @ 4:30 p.m., Warhill High School
Mar 13 – JV Baseball vs. Warhill @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 13 – Varsity Softball vs. Warhill @ 4:30 p.m., Warhill High School
Mar 14 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. First Colonial @ 7:00 p.m., Yorktown MS
Mar 16 – Varsity Baseball vs. Poquoson @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 16 – JV Baseball vs. Poquoson @ 4:30 p.m., Poquoson High School
Mar 16 – Varsity Softball vs. Poquoson @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 16 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Menchville @ 4:30 p.m., Yorktown MAC #6
Mar 16 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Grassfield JV @ 6:00 p.m., Yorktown MAC #5
Mar 16 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Gloucester @ 7:30 p.m., Yorktown MAC #5
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
CLIPPERS CARE NEWS
‘Spring’ into Volunteering – Grafton High School’s Clippers Care program promotes and facilitates community service by GHS students.  Community service is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community; is an outstanding addition to competitive college applications; and is recognized at graduation at both the county and state levels.
The attached flyer provides a sprinkling of community service opportunities in the local area.  Students are reminded that community service hours should be recorded and submitted to Mr. O’Regan in Room 400.
For more information, and to obtain a blank GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG, go to www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Students/Guidance/Community_Service_Information or contact Mr. O’Regan at goregan@ycsd.york.va.us.
TESTING NEWS
English 11 Writing – Student testing schedules for the upcoming March 13th & 14th Writing SOL were distributed during English classes.  Please ask your student for the information.  The first day is the Multiple Choice portion and the second day is the Writing Response portion.
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION


AFTER PROM NEWS
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE DINNER
Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in GHS Cafeteria. Dine-In or To-Go 
We need deserts, drinks, paper products and manpower!!  Please sign up to help make this After Prom Fundraiser a success using the link below:
Please contact Jeff Kaye at jeff.kaye@rivhs.com (757-570-1394) for more information.
GHS COLOR ME RED & BLUE 5K FUN RUN/WALK
Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m. at Grafton High School Complex 
We need runners, runners, runners to make this event a success.  Spread the word, the more runners, the more fun!!  Get a group together and come have some fun!!  The cost is only $20 ($25 after March 11th and you get an event t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 to register.
You can register on-line at www.graftonafterprom.com anytime from now until the day before the race or you can drop or mail in the attached registration form to:
Grafton High School PTSA After Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk
403 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
HELP WANTED!!
The After Prom fun run needs volunteers to make it a success!  If you’re not running/walking, please consider volunteering!
Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8a82da4f49-2018 to sign up for a slot that fits into your busy schedule!
GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  March 29th
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 orrichnwen@yahoo.com.
PTSA NEWS
  Nominations for the GHS PTSA Executive Committee for 2018-19
The following Officer positions on the Board are currently vacant for next year.  The election for these positions will take place in May at the final General PTSA Meeting of the year.  However as per our Bylaws we need to report the nominees 30 days ahead of the General Meeting.
Vice President
Recording Secretary
If you are interested in either position or would like more details, please let one of the Nominating Committee know as soon as possible.
Below is a brief list of duties for each position:
Vice President
The vice president may be called upon at any time to assume temporarily the place of the president;
The vice president is responsible for:
• Performing specific duties as provided for in the bylaws
• Assuming responsibility for duties designated by the president
• Representing the president in her/his absence or upon request
• and is a standing member ex officio of the membership committee.
Recording Secretary
The recording secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of association meetings. The secretary should be committed to helping the president conduct a businesslike meeting.
The secretary is responsible for:
• Recording minutes of PTA meetings, motions (recorded exactly as stated) and action taken
• Keeping secure official, permanent PTA records, including all originals of approved minutes and maintaining a copy of current bylaws, standing rules, and a membership list
The secretary should have these items on hand at all meetings:
• Minutes of the previous meeting
• Copies of the previous treasurer’s report
• List of unfinished business to be discussed
• Agenda
• Current bylaws and standing rules
• Current membership list
• List of committee chairs
• Materials for note/minute taking
PTSA MEETING
The next meeting of the PTSA Board is Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Principal’s Conference Room.  All are welcome.  Notice the change in day, we usually meet on a Tuesday but there is a conflict with another event that is happening on Tuesday the 20th so we have moved our meeting.
RED & BLUE CREW
The next Red & Blue Crew is Friday, March 23rd in the cafeteria during all lunch blocks.  We will be serving yummy home-made brownies.  Remember to visit the RBC table during lunch to get your brownie.  If you remember your PTSA membership card you will get extra candy!!
                                                                                                                        
  PTSA Member Discounts
Don’t forget as a PTSA Member you can 10% off at the following establishments:
• Ben & Jerry’s (Yorktown location)
• Plaza Azteca (Yorktown location)
• Thai Erawan (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Vinny’s Pizza & Pasta (Yorktown location)
• Andrea’s Italian Restaurant (Yorktown location)
• Thai Siam Cuisine (Yorktown/Grafton Station)
• Yorktown Pub
• Gus’s New York Pizza (Yorktown location)
• Li Chinese Restaurant (Yorktown/Shady Banks)
• Bay Haven Grill (Dine-In only)
• 3 Amigos (Nelson’s Grant)
• The Pizza Shop (Yorktown Location)
• Party Essentials (located off Route 17 in Grafton)
• Holy Mackerel Seafood & Smokehouse
• Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill $5 off $15 (Yorktown/Grafton)
OTHER DISCOUNTS:
• Riverside Wellness Center Corporate Membership
• Victoria’s Day Spa 15% off Mon/Tues/Wed only
• YMCA – Join with no registration fee ($100 value)
• Mathnasium Math center free $100 assessment
To check out your National Member Benefit Providers
Click on the link below:
FUNDRAISING
REMEMBER we have passive fundraisers at Kroger and Farm Fresh running all the time and with Easter coming there will be plenty of opportunity to shop and earn money for Grafton.  Just shop as you normally would!!  Spread the word about these fundraisers and you can even involve friends, family and neighbors.  You do not have to be a PTSA member to take part in any of them.
If you shop at Kroger please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card on-line and selecting Grafton PTSA as the beneficiary.  Every time you shop you will earn monetary rewards for GHS PTSA which we collect in the form of a check every quarter.  Last year we earned over $1500 with this fundraiser alone and that was with only 47 Grafton families enrolled.
If you shop at Farm Fresh then remember to show the Grafton High School key fob you received when you joined the PTSA.  The key fob is registered to GHS PTSA so you don’t have to do anything else.  The Farm Fresh rewards are redeemed via a catalogue enabling the Administration to choose items that will benefit the school.
Use the link below to check out all of these fundraisers and have fun shopping!
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
2018 SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce the continuation of the SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP!
Applications are available at school in the guidance office, on the GABC website, or attached to this email.  Applications must be completed and given to the athlete’s coach no later than Friday, March 16th.
If you have any questions please contact Shannon Davie at 757-879-7593 or amberandkaylinzmom@cox.net.
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.
COUNSELING NEWS
Parents of Seniors – Please have your student bring a copy of their college acceptance and scholarship letters to the counseling office.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE


FACEBOOK
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.


Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

 

 PTSA Monday Message March 4, 2018

Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 
​ UPCOMING DATES


Mar 5 – “A” Day
Mar 4-10 – After Prom Fundraiser at Red Mango
Mar 5 – Winter Sports Banquet in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 6 – After Prom Meeting in the Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.
Mar 7 – Interim Reports Issued
Mar 10 – SAT Testing
Mar 11 – Daylight Savings Time Begins – Spring Forward!
Mar 14 – After Prom Outback Steakhouse Dinner in the Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
Mar 22 – PTSA Meeting in the Principle’s Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
Mar 23 – Red & Blue Crew
Mar 24 – GHS Color Me Red & Blue 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. at GHS
 
 
 
​ STUDENT SECTION


SPORTING EVENTS
Mar 6 – Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Menchville @ 4:00 p.m., Menchville High School
Mar 6 – JV Baseball Scrimmage vs. Menchville @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
Mar 6 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Jamestown JV @ 5:30 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5
Mar 6 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Jamestown @ 7:00 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5
Mar 7 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Granby JV @ 5:30 p.m., Yorktown MS
Mar 9 – Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Bethel @ 4:00 p.m., Bethel High School
Mar 9 – JV Baseball Scrimmage vs. Bethel @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
  CLIPPERS CARE NEWS
‘Spring’ into Volunteering – Grafton High School’s Clippers Care program promotes and facilitates community service by GHS students.  Community service is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community; is an outstanding addition to competitive college applications; and is recognized at graduation at both the county and state levels.
The attached flyer provides a sprinkling of community service opportunities in the local area.  Students are reminded that community service hours should be recorded and submitted to Mr. O’Regan in Room 400.
For more information, and to obtain a blank GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG, go to www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS/Students/Guidance/Community_Service_Information or contact Mr. O’Regan at goregan@ycsd.york.va.us.
  TESTING NEWS
AP Testing – The deadline for turning in AP registration forms/money is Tuesday, March 6th. Please contact Mrs. Huffines if you have any questions.
 
English 11 Writing – Student testing schedules for the upcoming March 13th & 14th Writing SOL were distributed during English classes.  Please ask your student for the information.  The first day is the Multiple Choice portion and the second day is the Writing Response portion.
  CLUB NEWS
R-WORD CAMPAIGN
Grafton High School Special Olympics Club is hosting R-word campaign​ ​during lunch blocks this​ ​Wednesday, March 7th.
We invite everybody to join us and pledge together to stop the R-word, discrimination, and bullying in our school and community.
Here is the website of the R-word campaign and the club video we made last year!
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION


AFTER PROM NEWS
  AFTER PROM FUNDRAISER
Grafton After Prom Fundraiser at Red Mango at the Tech Center shopping center from March 4th – 10th.  Cruise over to Red Mango for a yummy treat of frozen yogurt, fresh fruit smoothies, and yogurt parfaits.
You have to mention “Grafton” at check out!
  AFTER PROM MEETING
The next After Prom meeting is Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the GHS Cafeteria.
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE DINNER
Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in GHS Cafeteria. Dine-In or To-Go 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for dinner.  Dinner includes Outback sirloin, grilled chicken, salad, baked potato, bread and a beverage for $12.50 per meal.  Desserts provided for a donation.
As a special treat, we will have a GHS Saxophone Quarter playing at 5:30.
Ticket sales:  
March 5th at 6:00 p.m. – GHS Cafeteria
March 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the After Prom meeting – GHS Cafeteria
March 6th – 8th during GHS lunch periods
Advance ticket purchase required by March 8th.
 
Help Wanted! Help Needed! Help Appreciated!
We need deserts, drinks, paper products and manpower!!  Please sign up to help make this After Prom Fundraiser a success using the link below:
Please contact Jeff Kaye at jeff.kaye@rivhs.com (757-570-1394) for more information.
* Note:  The dinner will be held at GHS – 403 Grafton Drive.  The address on the ticket is incorrect. **
GHS COLOR ME RED & BLUE 5K FUN RUN/WALK
Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m. at Grafton High School Complex 
We need runners, runners, runners to make this event a success.  Spread the word, the more runners, the more fun!!  Get a group together and come have some fun!!  The cost is only $20 ($25 after March 11th and you get an event t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 to register.
You can register on-line at www.graftonafterprom.com anytime from now until the day before the race or you can drop or mail in the attached registration form to:
Grafton High School PTSA After Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk
403 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
HELP WANTED!!
The After Prom fun run needs volunteers to make it a success!  If you’re not running/walking, please consider volunteering!
Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8a82da4f49-2018 to sign up for a slot that fits into your busy schedule!
  GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  March 29th
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com.
  PTSA NEWS
PTSA MEETING
The next meeting of the PTSA Board is Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Principal’s Conference Room.  All are welcome.  Notice the change in day, we usually meet on a Tuesday but there is a conflict with another event that is happening on Tuesday the 20th so we have moved our meeting.
RED & BLUE CREW
The next Red & Blue Crew is Friday, March 23rd in the cafeteria during all lunch blocks.  We will be serving yummy home-made brownies.  Remember to visit the RBC table during lunch to get your brownie.  If you remember your PTSA membership card you will get extra candy!!
FUNDRAISING
REMEMBER we have passive fundraisers at Kroger and Farm Fresh running all the time and with Easter coming there will be plenty of opportunity to shop and earn money for Grafton.  Just shop as you normally would!!  Spread the word about these fundraisers and you can even involve friends, family and neighbors.  You do not have to be a PTSA member to take part in any of them. 
If you shop at Kroger please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card on-line and selecting Grafton PTSA as the beneficiary.  Every time you shop you will earn monetary rewards for GHS PTSA which we collect in the form of a check every quarter.  Last year we earned over $1500 with this fundraiser alone and that was with only 47 Grafton families enrolled.
If you shop at Farm Fresh then remember to show the Grafton High School key fob you received when you joined the PTSA.  The key fob is registered to GHS PTSA so you don’t have to do anything else.  The Farm Fresh rewards are redeemed via a catalogue enabling the Administration to choose items that will benefit the school.
Use the link below to check out all of these fundraisers and have fun shopping!
AP NEW HORIZONS ANIMAL CARE CENTER
Did you know that the New Horizons Campus in Newport News has an animal care center that offers basic grooming services such as nail trim, bath, blow dry and clipper cut?  This allows the Veterinary Science students to learn how to respect, safely handle and treat animals in a real-world scenario.  The students give each patient a complete physical exam including temperature, pulse and respiratory rate as well as an external parasite check.  They check body weight, examine eyes, ears and teeth and provide a written record as they would have to in a Veterinary Office.  They also offer a doggie day care if you just want to socialize your fur baby.
All you need to do is provide proof of a current rabies vaccine and of course no aggressive dogs.  The cost is in the form of a donation and the proceeds from the services help support the activities as well as local animal care facilities.
If you are interested please call 757-874-4444 ext. 5587.
The students on this program come from all the surrounding school districts, we currently have a couple of Grafton students who attend.  This is a great way to support the New Horizons Center and the students who attend this program.  See the attached sheet for more details and check out the link below to see details of the program.
  REFLECTIONS NEWS
Congratulations to Grafton’s Hannah McAllister for winning 2nd place for the Visual Arts Category in the Peninsula District PTSA judging.  Her creative interpretation of the theme “Within Reach” was truly amazing.
GHS Junior, Haley Kramer, was one of 5 students from the state of Virginia whose 2019-2020 PTA Reflections program theme entries will be advancing to National PTA judging.
Congratulations and good luck in National judging!
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
GABC WINTER BANQUET
Attached is the flyer for the WINTER SPORTS Banquet that will take place on Monday, March 5th in the cafeteria at Grafton High School.  It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet before moving into the Auditorium for congratulations and awards.
Please note that this banquet is ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS TEAMS:
Basketball JV & Varsity Boys & Girls
Cheer – Sideline only
Indoor Track Boys & Girls
Swimming Boys & Girls
Wrestling Boys and Girls
If your athlete has already participated in a Fall sport and received a t-shirt they will NOT be receiving a t-shirt for their Winter sport.
Each grade should bring a side dish as listed on the flyer and we ask that your dish is big enough to feed everyone you are bringing to share in your athlete’s success.
All Winter athletes competing on a Middle School team will receive their t-shirts separately unless they previously received one for Fall Season.
Thank you and see you on March 5th.
GABC Board
2018 SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce the continuation of the SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP!
Applications are available at school in the guidance office, on the GABC website, or attached to this email.  Applications must be completed and given to the athlete’s coach no later than Friday, March 16th.
If you have any questions please contact Shannon Davie at 757-879-7593 or amberandkaylinzmom@cox.net.
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too. 
COUNSELING NEWS
Parents of Seniors – Please have your student bring a copy of their college acceptance and scholarship letters to the counseling office.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE


FACEBOOK
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.


Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

Meeting Minutes – February 20 2018

Meeting Minutes – February 20 2018

 

GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL PTSA

Executive Committee Meeting

February 20, 2018

 

Attendance: Sandra DiGangi (President), Whitney  Cataldo (Principal), Eve Mazaika (Vice President), Trish O’Grady (Volunteer), Kaylin Haywood (Treasurer), Gail Asher (Hospitality), Lynda Kramer (Corresponding Secretary), Nakeya Green

 

Opening: Sandra called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 

Approval of minutes:  Trish O’Grady made a motion to approve the minutes, Gail Asher seconded, and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Treasurer Report:

  • Account balance: $4,517.42 After Prom balance:  $7,082.20
  • Received $893.71 from – Barnes & Noble Book Fair ($607.71)/ Garden Flag sales (286.00).
  • Disbursed $203.75 for – Garden Flag fundraiser ($42.00)/Postage and Printing ($161.75).

 

Unfinished Business:

  • No forward movement on Community Involvement – volunteers have not yet been contacted.
  • PTSA database is up and running. Two records still missing from their database – they have 875; we have 877. Because they now control our member database, it is an option to opt out of the emails sent by State PTSA if you no longer want to receive them.
  • Mark Clark, New Horizons welding instructor (Woodside Lane campus), has been working with Grafton student Jake Wright to complete Grafton “G” and anchor metal plate templates to be used for decorative spray painting at Grafton. We are awaiting an invoice from him for the project.

 

President Report:

  • PTSA mission statement will be put on website. Darlene Heinz will run the website next year.
  • Still in need of a Vice President and a Recording Secretary for next year.
  • The Monday Message is now on the Grafton website. Because of numerous issues in members receiving it, the Monday Message has been moved to a place available to all.
  • Nakeya gave out a calendar of numerous events which can be recognized at the school (above and beyond Teacher Recognition, Bus Driver recognition, Principal Recognition, etc.).
  • Kohls Cares now goes by another name; in order to use it, the “financial side” of it has to be set up at the school.
  • New Horizons offers services available to the community, such as Dog Grooming, Doggy Daycare, Culinary Catering, and Bodywork on Cars.

 

Corresponding Secretary:

  • Prepared 7 staff birthday cards, 2 sympathy cards, and 1 baby congratulation card since last month’s meeting.

 

Principals Report:

  • Basketball regionals were being played during meeting.
  • Brandon Chu is student of the month.
  • Wallace Green is teacher of the year.
  • Special Education department received a grant of $2,500 for inclusion.
  • Yearbook won a national award.
  • Band had a great trip to Florida.
  • GHS has $10,000 to spend on new technology.
  • Spirit Week was last week; Spirit video was made.
  • Begin SOLs; the 11th grade writing SOL will be given.

 

Faculty Delegate:

  • No report

 

Class Representative:

  • No Report

 

After Prom:

  • We have all the chair positions filled except Logistics. We don’t need a volunteer until closer to the day so I am sure we will have someone soon.
  • Ticket sales are underway for the outback steakhouse dinner fundraiser. Tickets are $12.50. Dinner includes steak, chicken, baked potato, salad, dinner roll and beverage. We have a sign up genius out now for dessert, paper products and drink donations. The sign up will run in the Monday Message next week. We have dates set to sell during school activities; 26 Feb before the Spring sports information meeting, 5 March before the Winter Sports banquet, 6 March during After Prom meeting, and 6 – 8 March during lunch periods. Whitney Cataldo will also publicize for us on Connect Ed. We have sold 95 tickets and have 212 to go. If you know of someone that would like to purchase a ticket please let me know.
  • I have received a $1,000 donation from YCSD.
  • Our 5K fun run walk is March 24th. Fliers are out and parents are soliciting for donations.
  • I would like to see if I can get Kohl’s to come out and help with the event.

 

Baccalaureate:

  • Sunday June, 10th. Speaking from Shipyard is a good idea, but this is a religious ceremony … maybe get someone else with religious ties.

 

Historian:

  • No Report

 

Hospitality:

  • Teachers and staff appreciated the mailbox treats on January 31st.
  • In January, 5 volunteers donated 7.3 hours.
  • Next teacher luncheon is February 21st … “Souper Lunch for Super Teachers”.

 

Special Projects:

  • No report

 

Membership Report:

  • Three new members … we’re up to 894 from 891.
  • Chips and salsa from Plaza Azteca was a huge hit – nearly 300 students and staff stopped by in January.
  • February cupcakes were also a huge hit. Again, nearly 300 students and staff enjoyed a homemade cupcake.
  • Teacher of the month is Aaron McQuillan.
  • Most likely will increase PTSA membership fee to $7 next school year.

 

Monday Message:

  • No official report. Information has been provided in President’s report.

 

Reflections:

  • York County winners for Reflections were announced on Dec 5th
  • Hannah McAllister received Outstanding Interpretation (1st place) for the Visual Arts Category.
  • Emma Bryant received Award of Excellence (2nd place) for Dance category.
  • Davon King received Award of Excellence (2nd place) for Photography category.
  • Brian Choi received Award of Merit (3rd place) for Literature category.
  • York County Council Awards Ceremony is March 1st @ YMS. All first, second, and third place County level winners were invited to attend through a letter sent by Pam Abercrombie.
  • Peninsula District winners for Reflections were announced on Feb 15. York County represented well in District entries.
  • Hannah McAllister received Award of Merit for the Visual Arts Category in District judging (2nd place).
  • The Peninsula District Council Awards ceremony will be held March 29 at YMS, 630pm.
  • GHS Junior, Haley Kramer, was one of 5 students from state of Virginia whose 2019-2020 PTA Reflections program theme entries will be advancing to National PTA judging. Results should be announced in March 2018,

 

Volunteers:

  • We had 31 people who volunteered 77.3 hours in January (excluding After Prom).

 

Web Page:

  • Darlene Heinz has agreed to take care of the website next year.

 

Sandra adjourned the meeting at 7:59 pm.  The next board meeting is Thursday, March 22nd, at 7pm.

 

PTSA Monday Message February 25, 2018

 
Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 
​ UPCOMING DATES

 

 
Feb 26 – “B” Day
Feb 26 – Spring Sports Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 1 – Band Concert in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 2 – Early Dismissal
Mar 5 – Winter Sports Banquet in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 7 – Interim Reports Issued
Mar 10 – SAT Testing
Mar 14 – After Prom Outback Steakhouse Dinner in the Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
​ STUDENT SECTION

 

SPORTING EVENTS
Mar 2 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Warhill @ 5:00 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #1
Mar 2 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Kellam JV @ 6:00 p.m., Norfolk Collegiate #1
Mar 2 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Tabb @ 7:30 p.m., Yorktown, MAC #5
* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at: http://www.bayriversdistrictva.org/
AP TESTING NEWS
AP registration forms have been distributed in AP classes.  The cost is $94 per exam, with checks payable to Grafton High School (please include a parent contact number on the check).  Mrs. Huffines is collecting registration forms/money in her office (Rm 411).  Extra forms/testing schedules are also located outside her office, as well as attached in this message.
The deadline for the forms/money is Tuesday, March 6th.
 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION

 

Inline image 1  NEW HORIZON NEWS
 
AP NEW HORIZONS ANIMAL CARE CENTER
Did you know that the New Horizons Campus in Newport News has an animal care center that offers basic grooming services such as nail trim, bath, blow dry and clipper cut?  This allows the Veterinary Science students to learn how to respect, safely handle and treat animals in a real-world scenario.  The students give each patient a complete physical exam including temperature, pulse and respiratory rate as well as an external parasite check.  They check body weight, examine eyes, ears and teeth and provide a written record as they would have to in a Veterinary Office.  They also offer a doggie day care if you just want to socialize your fur baby.
All you need to do is provide proof of a current rabies vaccine and of course no aggressive dogs.  The cost is in the form of a donation and the proceeds from the services help support the activities as well as local animal care facilities.
If you are interested please call 757-874-4444 ext. 5587.
The students on this program come from all the surrounding school districts, we currently have a couple of Grafton students who attend.  This is a great way to support the New Horizons Center and the students who attend this program.  See the attached sheet for more details and check out the link below to see details of the program.
AFTER PROM NEWS
 
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE DINNER
 
Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in GHS Cafeteria. Dine-In or To-Go 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for dinner.  Dinner includes Outback sirloin, grilled chicken, salad, baked potato, bread and a beverage for $12.50 per meal. Desserts provided for a donation.
 
Ticket sales:  
February 26th at 6:00 p.m. – GHS Cafeteria
March 5th at 6:00 p.m. – GHS Cafeteria
March 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the After Prom meeting – GHS Cafeteria
March 6th – 8th during GHS lunch periods
Advance ticket purchase required by March 8th.
 
Help Wanted! Help Needed! Help Appreciated!
We need deserts, drinks, paper products and manpower!!  Please sign up to help make this After Prom Fundraiser a success using the link below:
Please contact Jeff Kaye at jeff.kaye@rivhs.com (757-570-1394) for more information.
*Note:  The dinner will be held at GHS – 403 Grafton Drive.  The address on the ticket is incorrect. **
GHS COLOR ME RED & BLUE 5K FUN RUN/WALK
 
Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m. at Grafton High School Complex 
We need runners, runners, runners to make this event a success.  Spread the word, the more runners, the more fun!!  Get a group together and come have some fun!! The cost is only $20 ($25 after March 11th and you get an event t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 to register.
You can register on-line at www.graftonafterprom.com anytime from now until the day before the race or you can drop or mail in the attached registration form to:
Grafton High School PTSA After Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk
403 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
HELP WANTED!!
The After Prom fun run needs volunteers to make it a success!  If you’re not running/walking, please consider volunteering!
Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8a82da4f49-2018 to sign up for a slot that fits into your busy schedule!
GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22!
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  February 28th
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com
PTSA NEWS
 
MONDAY MESSAGE
The distribution of the Monday Message continues to be a challenge this year as we struggle to overcome the issues from some mail systems that treat multiple addresses in the bcc: field as spam.  We have certainly tried to work through this by asking you to add the Monday Message email address to your address book and regularly check your spam folder but this has not rectified the problem for everyone.
We have therefore decided that for the rest of the year we will add a Monday Message link to the PTSA website as well as continue to send it via email.  This will give you the option of opening the email (if you receive it) or just simply looking at the Monday Message via the PTSA website.  The link to the website is:
We are planning to replace our current system with one called Mail Chimp.  The Grafton Band already use this system and have been successful in getting out messages with attachments to a large group of parents so we are hopeful that next year will be less stressful for those involved with preparing and distributing the weekly message which we feel continues to provide important information to our membership.
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
Inline image 2  SPRING SPORT PARENT MEETING
The Spring Sports Parent Meeting is Monday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in GHS Auditorium.  This meeting will be for all High School Spring Sports except Track.  The Track Teams will meet after tryouts are completed.
You will be able to sign up for GABC membership as well as purchase Spirit Wear on 26th.
GABC WINTER BANQUET
Attached is the flyer for the WINTER SPORTS Banquet that will take place on Monday, March 5th in the cafeteria at Grafton High School.  It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet before moving into the Auditorium for congratulations and awards.
Please note that this banquet is ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS TEAMS:
Basketball JV & Varsity Boys & Girls
Cheer – Sideline only
Indoor Track Boys & Girls
Swimming Boys & Girls
Wrestling Boys and Girls
If your athlete has already participated in a Fall sport and received a t-shirt they will NOT be receiving a t-shirt for their Winter sport. 
Each grade should bring a side dish as listed on the flyer and we ask that your dish is big enough to feed everyone you are bringing to share in your athlete’s success.
All Winter athletes competing on a Middle School team will receive their t-shirts separately unless they previously received one for Fall Season.
Thank You and see you on March 5th.
GABC Board
2018 SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce the continuation of the SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP!
Applications are available at school in the guidance office, on the GABC website, or attached to this email.  Applications must be completed and given to the athlete’s coach no later than Friday, March 16th.
If you have any questions please contact Shannon Davie at 757-879-7593 or amberandkaylinzmom@cox.net.
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.
COUNSELING NEWS
 
Parents of Seniors – Please have your student bring a copy of their college acceptance and scholarship letters to the counseling office.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE

 

FACEBOOK
 
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.

 

Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

 PTSA Monday Message February 18, 2018

 
Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2017/2018 school year!
 
Contact the Monday Message at:  themondaymessage@yahoo.com
 
 

​ UPCOMING DATES

 
Feb 19 – “A” Day
Feb 20 – PTSA Board Meeting in the Principal’s Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
Feb 26 – Spring Sports Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 1 – Band Concert in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 2 – Early Dismissal
Mar 5 – Winter Sports Banquet in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 7 – Interim Reports Issued
Mar 10 – SAT Testing
 
 
 

​ STUDENT SECTION

 
Inline image 1  SWIMMING NEWS
 
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Swim Team on a great Regional competition Friday, February 4th.  The boys finished 3rd overall and the girls finished 4th.
Way to go Alexander Franklin; Regional Champion in the boys 50 yard Freestyle and 2nd place overall in 100 Breaststroke.  In addition, the boys 200 Free Relay, made up of Kostas Mateer, Jaz Paraham, Joey Salomon and Alexander Franklin were Regional Champions.
Other top finishers included:
Joey Salomon – 2nd place – 100 Free
Casey Fusco – 2nd place – 100 Free
Kostas Mateer – 3rd place – 100 Fly
Boys 200 Medley Relay – 2nd place made up of Alexander Franklin, Kostas Mateer, Joey Franklin and Jaz Paraham
Girls 200 Free Relay – 2nd place made up of Jennifer Zhang, Yenna Chu, Melissa Gillespie and Casey Fusco
Way to go Clippers!!!
AP TESTING NEWS
AP registration forms have been distributed in AP classes.  The cost is $94 per exam, with checks payable to Grafton High School (please include a parent contact number on the check).  Mrs. Huffines is collecting registration forms/money in her office (Rm 411).  Extra forms/testing schedules are also located outside her office, as well as attached in this message.
The deadline for the forms/money is Tuesday, March 6th.

 ​PARENT AND TEACHER SECTION


AFTER PROM NEWS
Inline image 2  OUTBACK DINNER
We invite you to take a night-off from cooking!!  Help GHS PTSA make some much needed money for After Prom Night Activities!  Thanks for Your Support of GHS PTSA & After Prom!
Enjoy a Hot, Fresh Meal with includes:  Outback Sirloin, Grilled Chicken, Salad, Baked Potato, Bread and a beverage.  Desserts will be offered in exchange for a donation.  Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the GHS Cafeteria.  Dine-In or To-Go.
Tickets $12.50 per Dinner
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED BEFORE March 8th.
For more information, contact Jeff Kaye at jeff.kaye@rivhs.com (757-570-1394) or Trish Johnson at ljtchome@gmail.com (757-525-1214).
GHS COLOR ME RED & BLUE 5K FUN RUN/WALK
Are you Ready to get fit and have fun doing it???  Color Me Red & Blue 5k Fun Run/Walk on March 24th.
This awesome event is being held at Grafton High School and all proceeds are to help fund After Prom.  The cost is only $20 ($25 after March 11th) and you get an event t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 to register.
You can register on-line at www.graftonafterprom.com anytime from now until the day before the race or you can drop or mail in the attached registration form to Grafton High School, PTSA After Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk, 403 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.  Registration information is also found on the AfterProm website.  Get a group together and come have some fun.  
The fun run needs volunteers to make it a success!  If you’re not running/walking, please consider volunteering!  Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8a82da4f49-2018 to sign up for a slot that fits into your busy schedule!
GRADUATION GARDEN FLAGS FOR SALE
The After Prom Committee is selling graduation garden flags for $22
Flags are sold for $22 each which includes one name and year.  There is a $2 charge for an additional name and year.  Deadline to receive garden flag orders and payment is:  February 28th 
Please see flag order forms and sample flag in attachments.  If you have any questions please contact:  Wendy Linehan (757)509-8233 or richnwen@yahoo.com
PTSA NEWS
 
PTSA BOARD MEETING
 
The next regular PTSA Board Meeting is Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. the Principal’s Conference Room.  All are welcome.
Inline image 3  HOSPITALITY NEWS
 
Souper Lunch for Super Teachers is this week on Wednesday, February 21st.   
We still need soup, salad, and desserts.  Please show your appreciation by clicking on the link below and signing up to donate food.
MONDAY MESSAGE NEWS
The distribution of the Monday Message continues to be a challenge this year as we struggle to overcome the issues from some mail systems that treat multiple addresses in the bcc: field as spam.  We have certainly tried to work through this by asking you to add the Monday Message email address to your address book and regularly check your spam folder but this has not rectified the problem for everyone. 
We have therefore decided that for the rest of the year we will add a Monday Message link to the PTSA website as well as continue to send it via email.  This will give you the option of opening the email (if you receive it) or just simply looking at the Monday Message via the PTSA website.  The link to the website is: 
We are planning to replace our current system with one called Mail Chimp.  The Grafton Band already use this system and have been successful in getting out messages with attachments to a large group of parents so we are hopeful that next year will be less stressful for those involved with preparing and distributing the weekly message which we feel continues to provide important information to our membership.
GRAFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB BOARD
Inline image 4  GABC WINTER BANQUET
Attached is the flyer for the WINTER SPORTS Banquet that will take place on Monday, March 5th in the cafeteria at Grafton High School.  It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet before moving into the Auditorium for congratulations and awards.  
Please note that this banquet is ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS TEAMS:
Basketball JV & Varsity Boys & Girls
Cheer – Sideline only
Indoor Track Boys & Girls
Swimming Boys & Girls
Wrestling Boys and Girls
If your athlete has already participated in a Fall sport and received a t-shirt they will NOT be receiving a t-shirt for their Winter sport.
Each grade should bring a side dish as listed on the flyer and we ask that your dish is big enough to feed everyone you are bringing to share in your athlete’s success.
All Winter athletes competing on a Middle School team will receive their t-shirts separately unless they previously received one for Fall Season.
Thank You and see you on March 5th.
GABC Board
Inline image 5  2018 SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce the continuation of the SUMMER CAMP ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP!
Applications are available at school in the guidance office, on the GABC website, or attached to this email.  Applications must be completed and given to the athlete’s coach no later than Friday, March 16th.
If you have any questions please contact Shannon Davie at 757-879-7593 or amberandkaylinzmom@cox.net.
GABC MEMBERSHIP
Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  You can join the GABC on-line too.
Inline image 6  COUNSELING NEWS
 
Parents of Seniors – Please have your student bring a copy of their college acceptance and scholarship letters to the counseling office.
 ​NEWS YOU CAN USE

 

 
FACEBOOK
 
Inline image 3  GHS PTSA has a Facebook Page!!!  Search for Grafton High School PTSA the next time you’re on Facebook.  We’ll try to keep you up to date the new old fashioned way!!  Please share the page with your friends and family.

 

Did you know the school has a Facebook page too?  Search for Grafton Clippers.  This page is updated by the school and has lots of info that may not make it home via your student!!
STUDENT PORTAL
Parents – did you know that YCSD students have access to a wide variety of online educational resources, both at school and at home, to support their academic success?  Tools such as Homework Help/Office 365/Power School and Hot Math.  You can have access to all these tools too, just sign in to the portal using your student’s username and password.  The website is:
Be sure to check out the student portal!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
The following is a list of useful links regarding guidance, calendars, and school board meetings:
2.  GHS Faculty & Staff Listing: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Teachers/Staff link)
3.  After Prom:  www.graftonafterprom.com
6.  Band: www.graftonband.com
8.  Clubs & Activities: https://www.edline.net/pages/GraftonHS (Clubs/Activities link)
15.  YCSD website: http://yorkcountyschools.org
16.  Videos on math topics: http://www.khanacademy.org/
17.  Step-by-Step homework problems review: http://hotmath.com/
** – Username: Clippers123 – Login, then search for your book
18.  Explanations & examples for math topics: http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
19.  Free graph paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/
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