PTSA

 
Crestwood HS PTSA BOARD 2016-2017
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)


President: Michelle LaMarca 570-301-8435 or Mlamarcachspta2017@gmail.com

Vice President: Tammy Geroski 570-814-2999 or Geroski4@hotmail.com 

Treasurer: Karen Klush 570-262-4958 or sazmom@epix.net

Secretary: Donna Good 570-401-0186 or egiap1998@hotmail.com

Committee Chairs are listed under the Committee Chairs link
We are in great need of more Parent Volunteers, please offer your help to make our PTSA a great success this year. 

PTSA Mission:
To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for the latest updates.


Past announcements and events are listed under the Past Announcements and Events Link
or you can click

               here.

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Your Future is Our Goal


The mission of the Crestwood School District is to support personalized learning so students are college and career ready upon graduation.



Update:

Sarah Klush and Cataldo LaMarca have been named Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholaship Competition. 

Big Thanks to Seniors Ian Beach, Ky LaMarca, Erik Thomas and Quinn Roberts for sharing their very positive experience and feedback of visiting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) School in Hazleton at the January 10th ,2017 school board meeting.  These 4 students were chosen to visit the STEM school.  They also gave a presentation about their engineering project of transforming a gas-powered vehicle into a jet-propelled vehicle using alternative bio fuel as the source of power.  Senior Ian Beach came up with this idea and these 4 students are currently working hard during this important research and development cycle of this project.  A budget of $700 for this project is needed and donations can be mailed to Crestwood High SChool and checks can be made payable to the Engineering Club.

Big Thanks to Seniors Kenny Brush, Ashley Lewis, Michael Ayala, Brandy Jones and Ky LaMarca for pitching in to help with the PTA Concession stand for the Community Event held on Tues. Oct. 18th,2016

Big Thumbs up to Crestwood Senior James Graves for proudly representing the Senior class and the Crestwood Baseball Team when he spoke at Oct. 20, 2016 school board meeting.





Update:
Crestwood HS PTSA's 4th Regular Meeting for the 2016-2017 School year :

Date: Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm

Meeting Location: Crestwood High School Classroom #4 or Library/Media Room


(in the 1st hall on the left as you enter Crestwood High School.  It is across from the media room, if this #4 room is not available, an alternative will be announced by signs on High School entrance doors and High School Cafeteria doors )

Update:

Crestwood HS PTSA's 11th Senior Lock in Meeting for the 2016-2017 School year :

Date: Wednesday,  April 26th at 7pm

Meeting Location: Crestwood High School Classroom #4 or Library/Media Room


(in the 1st hall on the left as you enter Crestwood High School.  It is across from the media room, if this #4 room is not available, an alternative will be announced by signs on High School entrance doors and High School Cafeteria doors )

Please like our Crestwood High School Senior Lock-in page on Facebook  to be kept up to date on the latest senior and senior lock in information.

Crestwood High School Senior Lock-in page on Facebook



Update:

Crestwood School District  April 2017 School Board Meeting for the 2016-2017 School year :

Date:   Thursday,  April 20th, 2017

Meeting Location: Crestwood High School Library/Media Room

(in the 1st hall on the left as you enter Crestwood High School. It is on the right hand side.)


Important Note

Parents,


Your son / daughter's school needs your support.
Please join the Crestwood HS PTSA to offer your support. 

PLEASE SEE "PTSA FORMS" LINK FOR 2016-2017
MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FORM or you can download it here.

2016-2017 CHS PTSA MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FORM.pdf


Note: For 2016-2017 School Year, In order to volunteer at the school or to chaperone, you need to be a PTA member and obtain PATCH Clearance.  The PATCH Clearance is valid for 5 years.  For PATCH Clearance, please go to this link http://epatch.state.pa.us and click on the rectangle that says "New Record Check - (Volunteer Only)" and then you follow the prompts.  When you get to the last screen, click on the number (in the center - instructions tell you which one) to print out a certificate.  Then email clearance certificate back to Michelle LaMarca  Mlamarcachspta2017@gmail.com


Students,
you are allowed to be members and committee chairs of the PTSA.  We welcome your input :-)

See Student Volunteers link for more info about what roles your peers have volunteered.

The CHS PTSA is looking for input/suggestions from everyone regarding additional academic, extracurricular, social, after school enrichment activities, etc. for the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.  Please send your ideas, suggestions, and comments to Michelle LaMarca 570-301-8435 Mlamarcachspta2017@gmail.com Thanks.



Many thanks to the following
Students who volunteered at the Spring Bingo, March 26, 2017
Maggie Murphy - 10th Grade Key Club
Abbey Harrison - 10th Grade Key Club
Miranda Slosky - 10th Grade Key Club
Ashleigh Delay - 9th Grade Key Club
Kayla Supkowski - 9th Grade Key Club
Madison Smith - 10th Grade Key Club
Kyle Richards - 12th Grade
Garrett McAfee - 12th Grade
Lance Blass - 12th Grade
Megan Hudack - 12th Grade
Rachel Speck- 12th Grade
Ally Olszyk - 12th Grade
Sarah Klush - 12th Grade
Maria Ellis - 12th Grade
Noah Modrovsky - 12th Grade
Zack Anderson - 12th Grade
Justin Whetstone - 12th Grade
Lauren Reidinger - 11th Grade Key Club
Emily Dreyfus - 11th Grade Key Club
Ky LaMarca - 12th Grade


Happy Spring Everyone!!!
Here are some upcoming dates and events that will be happening at the CHS in April..
  • Senior/Junior Prom Tickets are NOW on sale. If the student purchases their tickets by Fri.March 31st, tickets are $45 each. Tickets purchased after March 31st will be $50 each. Tickets are now being sold during all lunches. After Fri. March 31st, please see Mrs. Gorman in Room 70 to purchase tickets. NO cash will be accepted for payment. Please make your checks or Money Orders payable to Crestwood Junior Class.Tickets will be available for sale until April 12th.
  • Sat. April 1st - The Crestwood HS Odyssey of the Mind team consisting of CHS students:Rachel McFarland, Brooke Weiss, Madison Weiss, Abigail Reilley, Carrie Kraynak and Isabelle Otero, along with 6 other Middle School and Rice Elementary teams will be competing at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Moon Area High School in Western PA. Good Luck to all the Crestwood OMERS!!
  • Wed. April 5th - Orders for the Senior Lock-in Kowalski Pierogie and Pastie Sale will be available in the Crestwood Middle School Cafeteria for pick up from 5pm- 7pm.
  • Wed. April 5th -  Senior Lock-in Meeting will be held in the HS Library at 7pm.
  • Mon. April 10th - The CHS PTA will kick off their annual Mother's Day Plant Sale. Orders will be due on Thurs. April 27th. Delivery date will be Thurs. May 11th with a rain date of Fri. May 12th. Please keep your eye out for order forms. Order forms will be distributed to students and an order form will be placed on the Crestwood csdcomets.org website and the Crestwood High School Senior Lock-in Facebook page. 
  • Wed. April 12th - All Senior student entries for the Mountaintop Welcome Club Scholarship worth $1,000 is due. Applications are available from the Crestwood High School Guidance Office or Pam McGovern of the Welcome Club. She can be reached at 570-905-4098 or Pam.McGovern@Century21.com. 
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Wright Township Police Officers Association offers a scholarship every year to a graduating senior who plans to major in a criminology field. If you are majoring in criminal justice, pre-law, computer forensics, criminology, ACT 120 or any field like the few just mentioned, you qualify for this scholarship!

    Please see Mrs. Rozitski in Room 58 or Mrs. Johnson in Guidance for an application. The application is VERY easy to fill out and all applications are due back to Guidance no later than Monday, May 1st.

    Traditionally, the scholarship is $500, which is a nice amount of money. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

  • Thurs. April 13th - 12 NOON Early Dismissal for Crestwood High School Students.
  • Thurs. April 13th - Orders for Senior Lock-in Spring Pie/Cheesecake sale are available for pick up from 4pm-6pm in the Crestwood Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Fri. April 14th & Mon. April 17th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break 
  • Wed. April 19th - Fri. April 21st - Crestwood High School Students Megan Wood and Matthew Zwiebel will be performing with the All-State Chorus at the Erie Convention Center.
  • Thursday, April 20th - Crestwood School Board meeting at 6:30pm in the CHS Library/Media Center
  • Tues. April 25th - The Safe Prom Pledge Program will be held during 7th period for the students. The students will receive their prom tickets AFTER the assembly.
  • Sat. April 29th - Senior/Junior Prom will be held at Genetti's Inn & Suites in Hazleton from 5pm-10pm. Pictures begin at 4:30pm. I have attached the Prom Emergency Contact Form and the Prom General Info sheet for more information. 

2017 SR JR Prom Emergency Contact.pdf

2017 SR JR Prom General Info.pdf

Crestwood Spring Sports have begun! 
Baseball, Softball, Boys Volleyball, Track & Field, Boys Tennis and Boy's & Girl's LaCrosse. Show your Crestwood Spirit and cheer on our student athletes!!! 
Check the Athletic Sports Calendar on the Comets website for scheduled dates and times. 
 
Sorry if I missed any pertinent events or dates. I try my best!! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mlamarcachspta2017@gmail.com
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Michelle LaMarca
CHS PTA




Just some SR/JR Prom information for you all....

If you or your date for the  SR/JR PROM will be renting a tuxedo...Please consider using Tuxedo Junction!! It is locally owned and operated.
Located at:
 56 WEST END ROAD

(NEAR CAREY AVE BRIDGEWilkes-Barre
 Hanover TWP, PA 18706


Tuxedo Junction is offering to donate $5 for each tuxedo rental from Crestwood!! So, please consider using Tuxedo Junction. Great service, Great selection, and a GREAT deal for the Seniors and the Senior Lock-In!!!

I have attached the Tuxedo Junction ad for your perusal! And don't forget to have the student mention they are from Crestwood when they are there renting their tuxedo!!! 

Tuxedo Junction

Hopefully, everyone knows the following..but here goes anyway!!!

The CHS SR/JR Prom will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Genetti's Inn & Suites in Hazleton, PA. The prom is from 5pm-10pm. Pictures begin at 4:30pm. Theme: Frame the Moment.


If your child has not purchased their tickets yet....Tickets are now $50 each. NO CASH will be accepted for tickets. Please make checks and money orders payable to: CRESTWOOD JUNIOR CLASS

Please inform your child to see Mrs. Gorman in Room 70 to purchase tickets.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me!


Thank you!

Michelle LaMarca

CHS PTA




Dear Parents,


Ellen Gorman the Junior Teacher Advisor planning the SR/JR Prom is looking for student and parent volunteers who would be willing to pitch in and help out on Friday, April 28th  (afterschool) and Saturday, April 29th (morning + early afternoon) to help decorate for prom.  She will be receiving more specific times as soon as she hears back from Genetti’s about their availability. 


Mrs. Gorman does have some students from the prom committee and a few teachers volunteering, but more help is still needed. They are hoping to get the bulk of the decorating done on Friday night, so they will only need to do balloons and finishing touches on Saturday.

 

Please let me know if you could help out to decorate!


Thanks Again!

Michelle LaMarca

CHS PTA




2017 Crestwood Spring Concert

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Location: Crestwood High School Auditorium

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Free Admission




Crestwood High School PTA
2017 Spring / MOTHER'S DAY Hanging Basket & Bedding Plant Sale