Upcoming Events

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Parent Teacher Conferences (11/25 & 11/26)

Please see Dr Fisher’s email of Thursday 11/14 with details of conferences and how to sign up.

PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd @ 7:00pm

Please join us at our next PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd @ 7:00pm (with dinner @6.30pm).

Guest speaker Dr Lonette Belizaire - who joined Hunter College Campus Schools in the early summer as the HCCS K-12 Psychologist - will speak to us about her role at Hunter and answer your questions. Please send your questions in advance to programming@hunterpta.org

Want to join a PTA Committee? We need you!

Looking for a(nother) way to get involved? We’d love to have you be a part of a PTA Team or Committee.

We’d like to form this year’s Nominating Committee, and the IT, Treasurers and Communications/Website Teams are looking for new members to join them. See the "About PTA” tab on the PTA website for details on all.

Faculty Appreciation Lunch: Friday, Dec 6

The PTA will host a Holiday Faculty Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, December 6 in the late morning. We are seeking volunteers to help with the event. We are also asking for donations of appetizers for the luncheon. 

Open School Day is Thursday Nov 7

We also look forward to seeing you at Open School Day - Thursday, November 7th. 

Don’t believe your Hunter High Schooler when they tell you “no-one’s parents go”! It’s a great way to get an insight into what happens in the classrooms at 71 E. 94th Street and see our incredible faculty in action.

Purchase Your Tickets for the Fall Cultural Banquet!

Please join our PTA’s Fall Cultural Banquet, hosted by the Korean American Parents’ Association (KAPA), for an evening of amazing performances by Hunter students and professional performers, activities to experience Korean culture, outstanding Korean food, and opportunities to win fabulous raffle prizes. All proceeds of the event go to support HCHS PTA programs. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Hunter families and support our kids!

When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Welcome, and Key Information for the New School Year

Welcome to the 2019/20 school year!  Welcome to all our new families and welcome back to all returning families. We are looking forward to a wonderful HCHS year.

This year we are sending you back-to-school information both via email and by regular mail, with a view to transitioning to being as paperless as possible throughout this school year and beyond. Please note: our paper mailing has been unavoidably delayed, but should arrive over the Labor Day weekend. Please do print the school photo form from the link below if you do not receive the mailing before your child's scheduled picture day of September 4th or September 5th. 

Below please find some useful details as you start to plan for the beginning of the first semester. Incoming 7th Grade families please also see the special sub-section of the note below.

First - the HCHS Printed Calendar will be sent out in the mailed packet. The calendar lists dates for both school and PTA events for students, parents and faculty, which are accurate as of the date of mailing. It also contains useful contact information for both HCHS Administration and the PTA. 

Throughout the school year please refer to the online School and PTA websites for the most up-to-date calendars and any changes. Please note that dates are correct as at the time of going to print and are subject to date, time or location change.

Graduation Reception Tickets

Graduation reception tickets will be distributed between 3:00 and 6:00 pm outside the assembly hall on Tuesday during 2nd rehearsal, if you have purchased your tickets online.  You may also purchase tickets for $20 each.   

Tickets will also be sold on Friday before graduation between 1:00 and 1:45.  
 
Online sales are closed.  

HCHS PTA Meeting: Wednesday, May 22

Please join us for the final meeting of the year!!

Reminder: 3:30-6:30 - Glass Box Community Outreach Q&A Activities - Rooms 202-204 
Acting Director Lisa Siegmann and the School leadership have created an interactive presentation about the planned Glass Box addition to the school building, designed to solicit our feedback about the uses of the space. Please stop by before the PTA meeting and share your thoughts about this project!

Wednesday, March 20: PTA Meeting in Queens

Join Us for a PTA Meeting in Queens! Dr. Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary will discuss how to talk to kids about anxiety and help tweens and teens cope with their anxiety. She will address the role of digital technology and social media in teen anxiety.

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
42-35 Main Street, Flushing, Queens 11355

A bus will depart from HCHS at 5:30pm. Please email bus@hunterpta.org to reserve a spot.  

6:00 - 7:00pm - Refreshments served
 
**Tickets for our annual auction - An Evening in Paris - will be on sale at special discount prices!** 

Call for Donations Event: Wednesday March 6th, 5-9PM

The Auction Team is hosting a call for donations event on Wednesday, March 6th from 5-9 pm, in Room 222

The HCHS PTA Auction will take place in less than 1.5 month while the deadline for the auction item donation is less than a month. Leading to the big night, the Auction Team would like to ask your help in the evening of March 6th, 2019, Wednesday, to contact potential sponsors for goods & services, as auction items. This in-school volunteering event will be a great way for you to support your child and support his/her school. 

Please sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a5a623a2fd0-hchs 

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to your support.  

Jiyoung & Kyunghee​ (Auction Co-Chairs, Hunter College High School Parent Teacher Association)

 

Monday 2/11 at 6:30PM: Hunter College President Jennifer Raab Presentation on Facilities Renovations

Join the entire HCCS community on Monday, February 11th to learn about potential improvements to our beloved "Brick Prison". The presentation will be given by Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium.

Friday 2/8 at 11:20AM: Hunter Life Committee Meeting

Please come to this monthly meeting. It's the only regular forum in which students, teachers, administrators, and parents meet to discuss our students' needs and wants.

Friday, February 8th: Hunter Life Committee meeting, Room 208, 11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

You're Invited to the Winter Play: The Children’s Hour on February 7th, 8th & 9th

The Winter Play, Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour – come to the school for a terrific afternoon or evening of theater!

  • Thursday 2/7 @ 4 PM
  • Friday 2/8 @ 4 PM & 8 PM
  • Saturday 2/9 @ 6 PM

Welcome and Reminders from the PTA

Welcome to the new school year! Below are some important reminders:

1) Please review your online contact information by September 17th

  • It is important for parents to review their contact information by this date to make sure that the printed directory is as current as possible.
  • Please check the contact information on file for your family and your child in the Online Parent Directory at hunterpta.org/directory:
    • You must be logged into the PTA website to view the directory.  (If you are having trouble logging in, please follow the instructions at hunterschools.org/howtologin).
    • Click on #3 “Edit Directory Listing."
    • Make any required changes and remember to press the "Click Once to Update" button at the bottom of the screen.
  • The Online Parent Directory is a great source of contact information and search tool for parents to use throughout the year.  By editing your directory listing, you have full control over what information other parents see regarding your family. 

Key Info for Start of School

Dear HCHS Parents,

We hope you have had an enjoyable and productive summer break. The new school year is just around the corner, and we look forward to seeing all of you in the next few weeks.  We welcome the Class of 2024 and their families and are delighted that you'll be joining our HCHS community.

As a short note of introduction to our new families, we will be serving as PTA Co-Presidents.  Paul Radvany is the parent of both a rising 12th grader and a recent alum, as well as an HCHS alumnus himself.  He is a professor at Fordham University and serves as a mediator.  He has served as a grade representative, an assistant legal counsel, and -- most recently -- as a PTA Co-President.  Carin Barbanel is the parent of a rising 12th grader.  Carin has served as both a Recording and Corresponding Secrectary.  Carin works in industrial insulation.

Following are some updates and reminders about important school events and PTA activities, as well as a checklist to help your family get ready for September, but please consult the school’s website and mailings as dates can change.

Annual Fund: Why Your Help Matters

 

Thank you to those parents who have contributed to the HCHS Annual Fund! (You can check your name on the donor list here.) To those of you who have not yet had a chance to give and would like to donate now online, please do so here. Your contributions are essential to making Hunter the rich experience it is, and they benefit every student. Here are some of the many ways that the Annual Fund helps Hunter College High School and our kids:

 

Professional development for teachers, 8th grade advisory, 4 theater productions annually, extracurricular music programs, sports athletic director, coaches, and assistant coaches, middle school sports equipment and supplies, varsity buses, Homecoming, senior breakfast, graduation, library subscriptions and library books, textbooks, supplies for science, art, and other departments, smart board technology, Umbrella handbook printing, over 100 clubs, student publications, college fair, mock admissions, substance abuse counseling, Naviance college planning software, TEDx, student fee waivers, departmental allocations for a range of programs and items, and much more!

 

Thank you so much for your help. Our goal is to reach 100% participation this year. No contribution is too small—donations in the past have ranged from $15 to $15,000. Please give what makes sense for your family. The donation page can be found here

The PTA Needs YOU!

Join the terrific team that oversees communications from the PTA. Help us create emails to the parent body. We have a full-service email system in place, which we'll show you how to use. Just bring a willingness to get involved.

Contact president@hunterpta.org for more information.

Parent Checklist

The Fundraising team of HCHS PTA has provided a handy checklist of things you can do to help financially support our school. Please make sure you have checked off each of these items on your To Do list. Without your help we are not able to fulfill our mission of providing funds to cover essentials such as professional development for teachers, as well as extra curricular activities from sports to clubs to newspapers to contest participation to music and much more.

Pay your PTA Dues (support PTA functions and receive your printed Family Directory) $75 https://www.hunterpta.org/pay/pta-dues-2016

Make your contribution to The Annual Fund (supports all your child’s extracurricular activities, clubs, contests and many essentials)  $1400 suggested donation per student, we strive for 100% participation at the level you can afford.) https://www.hunterpta.org/annual-fund 

Save the date for the Auction (April 21) and begin soliciting items to be auctioned off. https://www.hunterpta.org/auction

 

Thanks so much!

Update Your Online Contact Information Now!

The Online Parent Directory is a great source of contact information and search tool for parents. By editing your directory listing, you have full control over what information other parents see regarding your family. Read the how-to's below.

HCHS & PTA websites: Information at your fingertips

Our PTA and school websites offer a wealth of information and we would like you to use them as a resource to find out answers to your questions. For example, do you wish you could just click on a link to see the safety patrol schedule?  Or do you want to see the notes from the last counseling coffee that was attended by more than 100 parents?  This and other information is all here.  Here is a sampling of what you can find.  Please remember to log in to see the full list. Click on the links to see more!

Parents: Link School Calendar to Your Devices

Parents of Hunter students can now link the school's calendar to their personal devices like smartphones and tablets. The electronic HCHS Calendar is part of the school's website. You can also always find it here. But now you can have it with you wherever you go. The PTA webmasters suggest that you subscribe to the calendar rather than importing it. (A full pdf version can also be downloaded here.)

Need step-by-step directions? Click to read instructions on how to subscribe from various calendar applications and devices.

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