PTSA News

Volunteers Still Needed for Senior Celebration This Friday

The Senior Celebration will take place this Friday, June 7th, and is followed by a PTSA sponsored luncheon for seniors and their parents. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up, but we’re still in need of strawberries and desserts. Please follow the link below if you can contribute and help to make this event a success.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba5a723a5f85-senior

AHS PTSA-Sponsored AP Classes Information Night

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When: Tuesday 3/12 7-9p.
Location: AHS (TBD)

Albany High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes in many subjects, and AP classes are popular with AHS students. But some AHS students make themselves miserable by trying to take as many AP classes as they can—often in subjects that don't interest them—in the mistaken belief that this is the only way that they will be admitted to a "good" university. Other AHS students assume that AP classes aren't for them or for "students like them," and either don't sign up for AP classes or don't do the things they need to do early on to prepare for AP classes in their final years of high school. In this information session, AHS Principal Alexia Ritchie, AHS Coordinator of Alternative Education Darren McNally and AHS Teacher Kevin James will discuss how to help your student decide whether to take AP classes (and how many), and the things your student should do to prepare for AP coursework.

PTSA March Fundraisers

The First Annual AHS PTSA Mattress Fundraiser

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Need a mattress? Look no further, AHS PTSA for the rescue! We are partnering with CFS (Custom Fundraising Solutions) to bring the best deals to your doorstep (AHS GYM)!!! This is an AHS PTSA fundraiser, all the funds raised go towards supporting students education and overall experience at AHS! Have a question? Ask your friendly AHS PTSA board at ahs-ptsa@ausdk12.org .

AHS PTSA Giving Fund

AHS PTSA supports AHS clubs, AHS theater program, AHS Senior Grad Night, teachers (via mini grants),and many other initiatives. Our sole purpose is to help create and maintain the support and safety net our AHS students need. Please consider donating here.

Performing and Fine Arts Boosters

Theatre Ensemble presents “Little Shop of Horrors” 3/7 – 3/9 at the Albany High School Little Theater. Don’t miss out on this amazing show. Buy your tickets now before the sell out at Brown Paper Tickets.

At the performances, we will be auctioning off tickets to shows at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Shotgun Players as well as some smaller items.

Please also sign up to help feed the cast and crew during their late night rehearsals 2/25-3/4

We look forward to seeing you at a show!

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Albany Athletic Boosters

Join the Athletic Boosters upstairs at Club Mallard on Thursday, March 7th from 4-7p. Come mingle and have drinks and snacks with community and friends. 50% of proceeds will go to supporting our athletic programs and student-athletes.

PTSA February Fundraisers

We are inviting AHS community to support our AHS students through following fundraisers:

 

The 1st Annual AHS Mattress Fundraiser

Every purchase benefits AHS PTSA and AHS clubs

When: April 20th 10am-5pm
Where: AHS GYM

More information is available at customfundraisingsolutions.com

 
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Sports Basement

You can support Albany High School by becoming a Basementeer! Sports Basement is spinning the traditional “loyalty” program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeer’s receive 10% and give 10%: 10% off every item every day, 10% of profits back to local schools & charities, including Albany High School. Please watch this one minute video to get the idea. On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Albany High School as your beneficiary!

 

AmazonSmile

Support your favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Visit smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon.com credentials, choose Albany High School PTSA charitable organization to receive donations, start shopping!

Note: Please consider supporting Albany businesses and shop locally whenever possible!

 

AHS PTSA Giving Fund

AHS PTSA supports AHS clubs, AHS theater program, AHS Senior Grad Night, teachers (via mini grants),and many other initiatives. Our sole purpose is to help create and maintain the support and safety net our AHS students need. Please consider donating here.

 

Albany Athletics Boosters Fundraiser

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Chocolate and Champagne Gala

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 16, 2019

The Albany Education Foundation (AEF) and the Albany Community Foundation (ACF) are once again joining forces to host the Chocolate and Champagne Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 the Alameda in Berkeley. This special evening will include champagne, wine and beer, chocolate and non-chocolate desserts and savory treats. Albany High School musicians who delighted attendees last year, will once again perform. Many delightful offerings will be available at the silent auction.

Tickets are $30, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets, which make delightful gifts, will be available soon and I am happy to deliver them to you or they are available at the door. Serving champagne and delectable chocolates, cheese, and fruit, this event is the perfect ending to an evening out.

This is the main fundraiser for these two wonderful organizations who do so much for the Albany community. Please see our website, www.albanyeducation.org for more information about AEF and www.albanycommunityfoundation.org to learn about the Albany Community Foundation.

With Love,
AHS PTSA board

PTSA January Fundraisers

We are inviting AHS community to support our AHS students through following fundraisers this January:

Sports Basement

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You can support Albany High School by becoming a Basementeer! Sports Basement is spinning the traditional “loyalty” program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeer’s receive 10% and give 10%: 10% off every item every day, 10% of profits back to local schools & charities, including Albany High School. Please watch this one minute video to get the idea. On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Albany High School as your beneficiary!

The Original Mattress

Fundraiser Information Night on January 8th at 7pm

CFS (Custom Fundraising Solutions) representative will walk us through the details of the mattress fundraiser.

He will also be available to answer questions. More information is available at customfundraisingsolutions.com. This event takes place at AHS library (first floor, to the left from the main entrance)

AmazonSmile

is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Visit smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon.com credentials, choose Albany High School PTSA charitable organization to receive donations, start shopping!

Note: Please consider supporting Albany businesses and shop locally whenever possible!

AHS PTSA Giving Fund

AHS PTSA supports AHS clubs, AHS theater program, AHS Senior Grad Night, teachers (via mini grants),and many other initiatives. Our sole purpose is to help create and maintain the support and safety net our AHS students need. Please consider donating here: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/110230052184687338/charity/2216072

Chocolate and Champagne Gala

Please save the date – March 16, 2019

The Albany Education Foundation (AEF) and the Albany Community Foundation (ACF) are once again joining forces to host the Chocolate and Champagne Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 the Alameda in Berkeley. This special evening will include champagne, wine and beer, chocolate and non-chocolate desserts and savory treats. Albany High School musicians who delighted attendees last year, will once again perform. Many delightful offerings will be available at the silent auction.

Tickets are $30, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets, which make delightful gifts, will be available soon and I am happy to deliver them to you or they are available at the door. Serving champagne and delectable chocolates, cheese, and fruit, this event is the perfect ending to an evening out.

This is the main fundraiser for these two wonderful organizations who do so much for the Albany community. Please see our website, www.albanyeducation.org for more information about AEF and www.albanycommunityfoundation.org to learn about the Albany Community Foundation.

SoulCARE

Live Music to Benefit SchoolCARE. Saturday, January 12th

Your local bands "Controlled Burn" and “The Serotonins” will perform, to benefit SchoolCARE.

Tickets are sure to sell fast (many of the band members are fellow Albany parents and friends of ours!)

Tix on sale NOW on the Ivy Room Website: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1775878-controlled-burn-serotonins-albany/

Doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm. Let's enjoy some live music and good company, while helping our Albany Schools!

Please contact us at ahs-ptsa@ausdk12.org if you have any questions.

With Love,
Your PTSA Board.

PTSA December Fundraisers

We are inviting AHS community to support our AHS students through following fundraisers this December:

AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Visit smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon.com credentials, choose Albany High School PTSA charitable organization to receive donations, start shopping!

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Sports Basement You can support Albany High School by becoming a Basementeer! Sports Basement is spinning the traditional “loyalty” program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeer’s receive 10% and give 10%: 10% off every item every day, 10% of profits back to local schools & charities, including Albany High School. Please watch this one minute video to get the idea. On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Albany High School as your beneficiary!


Albany High's 1st Annual Dessert Theater An Evening Of Musical Adventure And Pastry Perfection
Saturday December 1, 2:00pm and 7:30pm at Albany Veterans Memorial Hall
Our newly-designed fundraiser of the season features music across all styles, genres, and time periods (including Disney, Renaissance, and classic decade hits). Throughout the event, be ready to be entertained musically and filled to your heart's content with all-you-can-eat desserts! We'll have plenty of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, and other assorted faire (with a good helping of fresh fruit, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly options).

Tickets are $15 at albanyvocalmusic.com/dessert or via any AHS choir student.

We hope you'll be part of a new annual tradition and help put this new fundraiser on the Albany map!

Join us at Little Star for First Monday on December 3rd, and Albany schools will be the winner! The generous owner of Little Star continues his offer to donate 10% of what YOU spend on the first Monday of every month to the Albany Education Foundation. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and take-out orders count ! Join us at 1181 Solano Avenue on Monday, or call 526-7827 for take out.


For many years, the Albany Education Foundation has held a shopping day at the El Cerrito Plaza Barnes & Noble.

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Last year, the one day event raised over $3,000 for Albany school libraries. Friends and relatives who go to another Barnes & Noble store may also provide this number to the cashier. The number will be valid in stores and on-line Sunday and Monday following the event. Your member discount, educator discount, or any coupons you may have are still valid! On Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM, friendly AEF volunteers will be at the store, and can help you if you would like to purchase a book requested by the Albany High Library. We're set for Saturday, December 8th this year, and there are several ways you can participate:

If you come to El Cerrito Plaza to shop, you must tell the cashier that you want your purchase to benefit AEF. That day, the cashiers should have our number at each register. Purchases of books, LEGO sets, even a coffee in their cafe all count toward our total IF you remind the cashier.

If you shop on-line, go to bn.com/bookfairs and make your selection. At time of purchase, you must enter our number 1234571


Join AHS PTSA Silent Auction team - we are busy planning AHS PTSA silent auction happening in February 2019, contact us at ahs-ptsa@ausdk12.org if you can help!

With love,
Your AHS PTSA board.