SCAFair

SCA Fair - Saturday, May 3
Countdown to the SCA Fair. The Fair is a fun-filled community event and the largest SCA fundraising event of the year. The proceeds are used to provide valuable educational classroom and social programs, activities and materials which enhance the school experience for every Manhasset public school student.
Calling all Volunteers! Be Part of the Fair!
Parent Volunteer Sign Up>>, MHS Student Volunteer Sign Up>>
Come one! Come all! Saturday, May 3 is that magical day when the SCA Fair returns to Manhasset! The Fair and its exciting attractions only happens with the help of many volunteers. Please give a few hours of your time in one of the many areas from Food to Game Booths to Sales under the Big Tent. Volunteer opportunities are also available for Manhasset High School Students who can earn community service hours. Contact Melinda Smotkin with questions.
Plant Sale, Order Form>>
Orders Due Monday, April 21
Advance orders and payment must be received by Monday, April 21, 2014. Pick up will be at Munsey Park School in the Traffic Circle on Friday, May 2, from 5 - 6 pm. There will be no pick up on the day of the Fair.
Advance Tickets On Sale, Order Form>>
Advance ride tickets may be purchased by mail before Wednesday, April 23. Or, purchase tickets in person at Raindew, 465 Plandome Road, on Wednesday, April 23, Saturday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 30 from 9 am - 4 pm. Tickets are $35 per person or $65 for two. The SCA receives proceeds from  ticket sold in advance only - please show your support by purchasing advance ride tickets.
Donations Needed for the Big Tent, Details>>
Thursday, May 1, 4:30 - 7:30: Drop off Books, DVD's and Electronic Games.
Friday, May 2, 9:30 - 1:30: Drop off Attic Treasures, Toys, and Sports & Garden.
While doing your spring-cleaning, please set aside items to donate to the SCA Fair for sale under the big tent.  Bicycles and lacrosse equipment are always in demand.  Please be sure donations are clean and in good condition.
Raffles, Details>>
Many exciting prizes!  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Raindew during the bracelet presale days and day of Fair only! Contact Roslyn Meyer for info.
Calling All Bakers, Details>>
Please donate homemade or store bought baked goods and/or baking supplies, ingredients, fresh fruits, etc. for the SCA Bakery! Please see link for more details.
Fair Vendor Registration
Vendor registration is now open. Please contact Maureen Lavin to secure a spot.

Understanding Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)
New York State has cut funding to local school districts in order to balance the state budget. Manhasset has lost a total of $3.5 million over the last 5 years. More...

Summary of the Proposed School Budget, Details>>
The annual election and Budget Vote is held statewide the third Tuesday in May to fill seats on the Board of Education and vote on the proposed budget.  Tuesday, May 20, 6:30am - 10:00pm. Secondary School Gymnasium.

This Week's Events:

Spring Recess, Schools Closed
Monday, April 14 - Monday, April 21
The Manhasset SCA wishes you a safe and enjoyable break.

Schools Reopen Tuesday, April 22

Mark Your Calendars:

SCA Planet Manhasset - Go Green Week/Earth Day Celebrations
Tuesday, April 22 - Friday, April 25
Planet Manhasset is celebrating Earth Day 2014 during Go Green Week!! District-wide events will be held all week around the theme "Green Is Pitching In."

Staff Appreciation Luncheons - Volunteers and Donations Needed!
Thursday,May 8th
SignUp Genius for Secondary School Volunteers>>
SignUp Genius for Secondary School Food Donations>>
SignUpGenius for Munsey Park Volunteers and Food>>
Shelter Rock Volunteer and Donation Details>>
Show your support to our wonderful staff who spend so much time with our children by making donations and volunteering your time.

Annual SCA General Membership Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, May 8, 7:30 pm, MHS Black Box Theatre
We encourage all SCA members to attend the annual meeting and to formally approve the 2014-2016 Slate of New SCA Officers, selected by the Nominating Committee. See attached Slate of Officers>>

Are You Registered to Vote?
High School and college students over the age of 18 are eligible to vote in the School Budget Vote. All seniors were given voter registration forms in school. Seniors who are not currently eligible to vote, should still complete their forms because the registration will become active once they turn 18. Please see the Community Education Committee voter registration page for more information>>.

Munsey Park Spiritwear On Sale Now! Details and Order Form>>
Show your school spirit and help raise funds by grabbing a new sweatshirt and a knit hat for those cold evening sports practices. All items in stock and available for immediate delivery! 

Shelter Rock Children's Book Week Committee Needs Volunteers,
Sign Up Genius Link>>
Monday, May 12 - Friday, May 16
Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, setup, and cleanup.  We need Kindergarten thru 4th grade parents to read or dress up in costume. For grades 5-6, parents are needed to help with games. To volunteer, please click on the link above. If you have any questions, please contact Zari Ginsburg or Theresa Huber.

SEPTA Ladies Night Out, Details>>
Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm, Port Washington Yacht Club.
The Manhasset SEPTA is pleased to announce our annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser at the Port Washington Yacht Club. It will be a festive evening celebrating CINCO DE MAYO. All proceeds go to our programs and events for the children and parents in our community. 

Summer Center - Registration Now Open, Registration>>
Monday, July 7 - Friday, August 1
Register now to secure your child's spot. Intermediate classes fill up quickly.

Summer Center High School Volunteers Needed
Monday, July 7 - Friday, August 1, 9 am - 12 pm
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old by July 7, 2014 and will receive 60 hours of service credit. Please contact Elaine Schaefer for info and to sign up.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings, Board of Education Site>>
Thursday, April 24, 8 pm, Secondary School Board Room, BOCES Budget Adoption/Board Election
Thursday, May 8, 8 pm, Secondary School Board Room

2014-2015 School Calendar
The Board of Education approved next year's calendar at the January 23, 2014 Board Meeting.

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>>

The SCA Membership Drive is still underway
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>>

High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
MHS Yearbooks can be ordered at www.yearbookforever.com>>.
Yearbooks can be personalized (optional) and paid for via credit card on the website.The current price is $85. If available, books can be purchased at distribution in May for $100.Contact Caroline Shyr at 267-7643 with any questions.