Volunteers Needed for Saturday Series
Saturday Series has offered an enriching program for the children of Manhasset for many years. The term for the current team is drawing to an end and this program CANNOT continue in the winter if new chairpersons are not identified. These are positions of shared responsibility, so we are currently looking to fill multiple Chairperson and Co-Chairperson positions. If your child enjoys all that Saturday Series has to offer, please consider devoting your time so that Saturday Series can continue it's long standing tradition. Enlist with a friend or group of friends and share the responsibilities! Please email SaturdaySeries@gmail.com if interested.

Halloween is Here! Have Fun at your Child's School!
Friday, October 31
Middle School SignUpGenius>>
Munsey Park SignUpGenius>>
Shelter Rock SignUpGenius>>

SCA Project ShareCoat Drive for SCA Project Share, Details>>
Share Share the Warmth - Donate a Coat
Daniel Gale will be collecting new and/or gently used coats throughout the month of October. All donations will go to Project Share. Donation locations include: Munsey Park front office, Middle School Attendance Office, Shelter Rock side entrance, and the Daniel Gale Office at 364 Plandome Rd.

Bond Issue
Vote on Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 am - 10 pm, High School Gym
The Board of Education has proposed a $19.9 million capital bond to fund approximately $22.6 million of projects (the balance will be paid out of capital reserves and a gift from the SCA). The projects include major renovations benefitting the sciences, arts & music, food services, and athletics, and necessary infrastructural repairs at all three schools. Anyone interested in joining the SCA Community Education Committee, which will organize the educational effort, can email Shauna Devardo or Evan Mandery. Information about the bond is available on the SCA CEC page, the district website, or by contacting Charlie Cardillo.

This Week's Events:

CASA/SCA Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31

Senior Banquet Silent Auction Donations Due, Silent Auction Details>>
Monday, October 27
Use SignUpGenius>> to view the Senior Banquet Silent Auction / Raffle donation list. All proceeds to benefit the Senior Frolic We need your help to make this evening a success!

Science Honor Society Induction
Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm

CASA Active Parenting Now, Details>>
Wednesday, October 29, 9:30 am, Manhasset Public Library
Join Manhasset CASA as it kicks off Active Parenting Now - a 3-part series for parents with children in grades 4-8. The series focuses on improving parent-child communication, teaching responsibility and other important parenting skills! Parents please note that this is a 3-part series with attendance required on all three dates (Wednesday, October 29th, Wednesday, November 5th and Monday, November 17th)! Sign up online.

CASA Red Ribbon Week Presentation
It’s a Fact … Parents Do Matter, Details>>
Thursday, October 30, 7:30 pm, Secondary School Auditorium
Join fellow parents, students (grades 8-12) and residents for an engaging presentation featuring Dr. Robert Turrisi from Penn State University's Parent Resource Center as he discusses how parents can influence their teen's decision not to drink before the age of 21.

The SCA Helps MP and SR Collect Box Tops for Education, Details>>
Thursday, October 30, First Submission Deadline
Fall is here and it's time to start sending in your Box Tops. Remember to ask family and friends for their Box Tops as well. To submit your Box Tops, place them in an envelope labeled with your child’s teacher’s name and grade, and send in to school. For more information on Box Tops, visit Box Tops for Education Website.

Class of 2015 Senior Banquet RSVP's DUE, Senior Banquet Invitation>>
Friday, October 31, RSVP's due.
Banquet is on Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 - 10:00 pm, Leonard's Palazzo
The Senior Banquet is a Manhasset tradition that brings the students and their parents together as the “kick-off” celebration for their very special senior year of high school. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to get together and reminisce about the friendships and experiences shared over the years.

Middle School Halloween Party
Friday, October 31, 7 pm - 9 pm
Parents are still needed for setup from 3:30 to 7pm. Please use SignUpGenius>> to volunteer.

Shelter Rock Halloween Party for 5th and 6th Graders, Fast Track Pass Details>>
Friday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fill out your fast pass form as it will guarantee a speedy, safe entrance and exit instead of waiting on line. Volunteers are still needed for decorating and cleanup. We are also in need of items donations, such as water, candy, paper goods, etc. Please help us create a SPOOKTASTIC night for the kids! To volunteer, click on SignUpGenius>>.

Munsey Park Halloween Party for 5th and 6th Graders
Friday, October 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
If you are interested in volunteering at the party, please sign up at SignUpGenius>>, even if you already signed up at Open House. If interested in sponsoring or donating supplies or items (i.e., pizza, water, decorations, games, raffles), please contact Chris Whitaker at 627-1892 to find out what's needed.

SCA Saturday Series, Details>>
Saturday, November 1, Shelter Rock

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Details>>
Sunday November 2, 8 am - 12 pm, Secondary School Cafeteria
Musical entertainment provided by middle and high school students, and arts and crafts activities coordinated by Key Club members.

HS/MS Health History Forms Due 30 Days Prior to Start of Season, Health History Form>>
Wednesday, November 5, MS Sports Begin
Monday, November 17, Varsity/JV Sports Begin

The SCA needs YOU:

Donate to the SCA Luncheon, Solicitation Letter>> Donation Form>>
Wednesday, November 19, 11 am, North Hills Country Club
Raffles and silent auction account for much of the income and success of the event. Many items are needed, so please take a moment to consider how you can help. Whether you are able to make a personal donation or choose to solicit your favorite merchant, salon, restaurant, or business on the SCA’s behalf, you will be helping ensure the success of this annual fundraiser. Another way to show your support is by making a contribution to the Americana Gift Card Registry. To do so, please call: (800)818-6767 and reference the Manhasset SCA Luncheon. We thank you in advance for your support!

Tower Foundation Bingo Night, 2nd and 3rd Grade, Details>>
Monday, November 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Manhasset High School Cafeteria
Calling all 3rd and 4th Graders! Please join the Tower Foundation for its annual Bingo Night, a long-standing tradition and a fun night for everyone!

SCA Family Theatre - Tickets on Sale Now!, Ticket Order Form>>
Saturday, December 6, and February 7, 2015,  2 pm, Munsey Park Auditorium
Advance ticket sales are $12 each per show. Or purchase season tickets for both shows for $20, a $4 savings.

Shelter Rock 6th Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed, Details>>
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 4
Sixth grade parents, please submit your child's baby picture and any school memory photos. In addition, sixth grade parents and family members can place a personal ad or purchase a yearbook. Details about YB purchase>>

Munsey Park 6th Grade Yearbook Pictures needed, Details>>
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 3
Please submit one baby photo and three photos of your 6th grade child. Instructions for transport of the photos are included in the attachment. Munsey Park Memory essay details will be released soon!

Munsey Park Yearbook Essay, Details>>
Attention Munsey Park Sixth Grade Parents! Yearbooks will include essays written by the children. Please see attached instruction and sample essay form. Essays are due to the homeroom teachers by December 1st. Feel free to contact Jen DeSena with any questions.

SCA Luncheon Committee Needs Volunteers!
The SCA Luncheon, which takes place on November 19th, needs chairs and/or volunteers for the following sub-committees: solicitations, basket wrapping, set-up, calendar raffle, check-in, raffles, RSVPs and seating arrangements.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Maria Herrington at mandbherrington@yahoo.com. If interested in donating to the SCA Luncheon, see attached letter. Solicitation Letter>>

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings, Board of Education Site>>
Thursday, November 6, 8 pm, Munsey Park School
Thursday, November 20, 8 pm, Secondary School Board Room

Class of 2015 Senior Banquet, Details on HS page>>
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 - 10:00 pm, Leonard's Palazzo

Bond Vote
Wednesday, December 3
Click Here>> for an overview of the Bond Vote along with the final scope of Capital Projects to be included.

Manhasset SCA BOX TOPS For Education Program
Many thanks to all the students and parents for remembering to snip off and send in the pink "Box Top for Education" labels. Last year we raised several thousand dollars for our schools! Box Tops can be found on General Mills, Pillsbury, Ziploc and many other products, IN ADDITION you can also earn points for our school by shopping online through the Box Top website. Please click on the link below for a list of your favorite online stores (Staples, Barnes & Nobel, i-tunes, Sephora,Lands End, Snapfish,etc.) and products. Keep clipping AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT ONLINE RETAIL PURCHASES. More information Download the flyer and keep it near your computer!!
Participating Stores and Products>>

Support the SCA! Become a Member!
Please take a moment to renew your membership or join for the first time. Membership is $30 and your contribution is tax deductible. Please complete the information on the attached form and return it with your payment today.

Unauthorized Use of SCA Directories
It has come to the attention of the SCA that some community groups may have used information obtained from the SCA directories to send unsolicited emails to members of the community. The SCA has not provided email addresses published in the directories to any community groups for the purpose of enabling such groups to initiate email messages. If you are in receipt of any unwanted emails from such groups, you may remove your email address from their distribution lists by choosing the unsubscribe link in the group's email. If you continue to receive unwanted emails after unsubscribing, or if the unwanted emails do not contain an unsubscribe link, you may file a complaint at spam@uce.gov. For further information on filing a complaint, see www.FTC.gov

Want to Know if it's an Odd or Even Day? Click Here>>

Manhasset School District Parent Portal, Details>>