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PTSA Activities

Meeting Dates

Meetings are in the Library Study from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

  • September 10, 2019   ​ 
  • November 12, 2019
  • February 11, 2020  
  • April 21, 2020 ​   

2020-2021 Elections

  •   May 12, 2020

1st Semester Dates

Viking Days: Prior to the beginning of school,students turn in all forms and take their school picture. Volunteers collect any school forms.
  • Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Parent Link Crew: Freshman parents and new-to-Lynbrook parents are given a school orientation, tour of the campus, and information about online resources, health and safety, and more.
  • Monday , Aug 12, 2019; 6:00-9:10pm in Gym. 
Staff Welcome Breakfast: Show your appreciation by helping to serve a delicious hot breakfast to our staff and teachers.
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 8:00-8:30am.  
Back to School Night: This is an informative evening for parents to visit their students’ teachers, who will discuss the curriculum and expectations of the year. Parents only!
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019; 7:00-9:00pm.  
Education Nights: Lynbrook’s PTSA gives back by offering two free education nights for both students and parents.
  • Dates coming soon. TBD
Principal’s Coffee: This is your chance to have time with Lynbrook Principal, Maria Jackson, who is eager to hear your ideas and answer your questions. 7:00pm-8pm in LHS Library.
  • Sept 10, 2019
  • Oct. 29, 2019 
Reflections Contest: (see information in panel above).
  • Deadline; Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 3:00pm  
Walk/Bike to School Day: The PTSA will reward participants with a healthy snack!
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2nd Semester Dates

Staff Appreciation Lunches: Donate food items, money and time to give our staff
and teachers two wonderful meals during an extended lunch period to show our
appreciation for all that they do.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020 & Friday, May 1, 2020
  • 1:05pm
Principal’s Coffee: This is your chance to have time with Lynbrook Principal, Maria Jackson, who is eager to hear your ideas and answer your questions.
  • Dates: Feb.11, 2020; Mar 17, 2020
  • Time: 7-8 pm
  • Location: Library 
Job Shadow Day: Students travel to local companies to shadow an employee and
learn ab out an occupation or industry.
  • Monday, March 16, 2020
HSA Award Night: Winners of our PTSA Honorary Service Awards are recognized for their volunteer contributions to the Lynbrook community.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Library Study 1 & 2
International Day: Come host a booth that expresses your family’s cultural heritage for all to enjoy.
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • 1:05 -1:45 pm
  • Quad
Baccalaureate: A reflective farewell Ceremony for graduating seniors.
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • 7-8 pm
  • Church of the Ascension

Last Day of School: Thurs, June 4, 2020

Graduation: Fri, June 5, 2020

Message from the President

Welcome to our PTSA Webpage. Melissa Tao and Mimi Wong are the PTSA Co-Presidents. Here is their message. Its a privilege to serve as the 2018-19 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) President for Lynbrook High School, alongside a wonderful team of volunteers including our very own high school students. Your voice is critical to our mission; your time is critical to our goal. PTSA members can be students, parents, teachers, school staff, and other community members who don't necessarily have a child at Lynbrook, but who believe and support the mission of the PTSA. We request that you all to join PTSA by signing up for a membership.

General Information

Executive Board and Committee Members

POSITION NAME
President Melissa Tao & Mimi Wong
Executive VP Amy Lui
1st VP - Students Sonia Singhal
2nd VP - Parents Sameer Mathur
3rd VP - Communications Shalini Kaushik
Recording Secretary Kavi Mathur
Assistant Secretary Chris Chan
Treasurer Jean Chang
Auditor Krista Markert
Historian Katie Wang
*Parliamentarian Jamie Chan

*Corresponding Secretary

Kay Hsu

Committee Chairs 

POSITION NAME
Membership Sandra Signore & Nancy Guo
VIPS Yun Ong & Jane Lou
Website Shalini Kaushik
Escrip Shalini Kaushik
Department Donations Amy Lui
Student Activity Grants TBD
Bilingual Committee Chairs Ayumi Smith-Uchida & Eva Pang
Staff Appreciation Tara Dowdell
Food Committee  Karla Nema, Eva Pang, Katie Wang & Shalini Kaushik
Hospitality TBD
Parent Link Crew Melissa Tao & Mimi Wong & Jamie Chan
Parent Education Sameer Mathur
Reflections Vidya Balan
Crab Feed TBD
SAT Prep Xuimei Lin
Walk/Bike to School Day Christina Chu
International Day Hairong Kuang
Senior Baccalaureate Lily Yao & Ellena Zhang
Senior Awards Jeff Bale & Shalini Kaushik
Job Shadow Jamie Chan & Mimi Wong & Sameer Mathur
Honorary Service Awards Madhavi Amirneni & Jean Chang

 

Forms and Resources

PTSA Membership

For the price of one movie ticket and a small popcorn, you can join the Lynbrook Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and help fund the many programs we run that benefit our students and the school throughout the year!

As a member of the LHS PTSA, you also become a powerful advocate for children and education state-wide as well as nation-wide, and can help impact many of our law-makers’ policy and budget decisions.

Your membership dues and generous donations help us keep many valuable programs alive!

Remember: your entire contribution to the Lynbrook PTSA membership and donation) is tax deductible.

Individual membership costs $20 per year for family members and $7 per year for students. Family members of every enrolled student are eligible for membership: student, parents, grandparents, etc. We strongly urge every student and his/her parents or guardians to become members. Teachers and other staff members are also encouraged to become members. Community members (alumni, parents of alumni, school board members, neighbors) may also join. There are numerous benefits of membership for students, parents and staff.

Your membership is very important! It gives you a voice on many issues that impact our students. Each member is entitled to one vote at the PTSA general meetings where budget and other important decisions are made. However, membership does not commit you to attending meetings or volunteering.Your dues are the main source of income for the Lynbrook PTSA and help us alleviate the need for fundraisers.

Our main membership drive occurs in August when school begins. Look for the PTSA envelope in the Back to School packet. If you missed that, you can join anytime of the year by filling out a membership form and attaching your check, and dropping it in the PTSA box in the school office.

Staff Information

Through our Departmental Grant program, our committee reaches out to every teacher on campus and asks how we can best help them implement new ideas in their lesson plans, or help furnish supplemental equipment that would enhance the classroom experience for their students.

Dept Donation Form

Speaker Series

Date: October 24th, 2019 

Topic: Understanding Adolescents' Mental Health: A Discussion on Academic Stress, Parent-Child Relationships, and Other Cultural Factors (Part 1)

Description: First of a Two parts series, this workshop is designed for parents who are motivated to learn more about adolescent development from a clinical perspective. We will identify some of the developmental and cultural challenges that adolescents and parents often encounter, and examine the potential impacts of these challenges on mental health and relationships. This workshop hopes to assist parents with knowledge and awareness in understanding adolescents' worldviews, in navigating conflicts within parent-child relationships, and in building trust and strong emotional connection with their children. While this workshop may include some research findings on Asian American adolescents due to presenter's research background/specialty, it is open to all Lynbrook parents

Presenter: Dr. Hanna Chang

About the Presenter: Dr. Hanna Chang is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California and a Lynbrook High School Alumni (class of 2007). She received her masters degree (M.A.) in mental health counseling from Boston College, and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 9 years of clinical experience, and has worked at a wide range of clinical settings, such as a residential community mental health center, 24-hour crisis line, substance use/addictions care in a hospital, and multiple university counseling centers. As an Asian American immigrant who grew up in the U.S. (Bay Area) and struggled with bi-cultural identity issues, she, too, faced difficulties navigating Eastern and Western cultural values that a vast majority of our children are dealing with either directly or indirectly. Her specialties includes understanding and coping with issues related to acculturative stress, bi-cultural identity development, and interrelations of patriarchal beliefs, gender, collectivism/individualism and mental health. 

Programs and Events

Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate is a reflective non-denominational ceremony where students and their families peacefully look back on their student's high school experience and look forward to the next stage of their lives.  Though it has historically been held in a church, it is a non-denominational event.  This is the first event of "graduation week" for the graduating seniors, and the first time they must wear their robes and cords.  It is not a mandatory event, usually attended by seniors and their family members, around 500 to 700 people in total.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Location: Church of the Ascension, 12033 Miller Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070, (408) 725-3939

Honorary Service Awards

An Honorary Service Award (HSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. 

Please take a moment and think about an individual adult or group that makes a big difference in making our school and youth programs thrive. The PTSA would like to hear about their contributions.  Every year Service Awards are given by the PTSA to recognize these amazing volunteers and we need your help to find deserving recipients.  For more details on the awards, see below. Every contribution is worth recognizing, so please don’t hesitate to nominate someone.

To submit your nominations by sending an email to LynbrookAward@gmail.com by March 22, 2019 with the following information: 

  1. Name of person(s) you are nominating. 
  2. Reasons for nomination.
  3. Your name, phone number, and email.

When writing about the difference this person has made at Lynbrook, remember to also include any sports coaching, church youth activities, scouting or other community youth activities that he/she is involved in. Please be as detailed as possible.  If you know that this person has received a PTSA award before, please indicate which one. Thank you in advance for your contribution. If you have any questions, please contact the HSA Committee Chair(s). 

The following are descriptions of the Various HSAs: 

CONTINUING SERVICE AWARD

A Continuing Service Award (CSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of continued service to children and youth and may or may not have received a California State PTA Honorary Service Award.

GOLDEN OAK SERVICE AWARD

The Golden Oak Service Award is the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award may be given to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community.

VERY SPECIAL PERSON AWARD

The Very Special Person (VSP) Award may be given by individuals or PTA constituent organizations to recognize an individual or group.

VERY SPECIAL TEACHER AWARD

At Lynbrook we also like to recognize the very special teachers who go the extra mile to share their passions and make their subjects more accessible and enjoyable for their students.

Job Shadow Program

WHAT IS JOB SHADOW?

Job Shadow is an academically motivating experience that provides students with a real look at the world of work while answering the all too common question, “Why do I have to learn this?”

The Job Shadow program places students in workplace environments throughout our community. This helps students identify possible career interests and gain an awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required by particular jobs. Job Shadow provides Lynbrook students with the opportunity to shadow workplace mentors through a typical day on the job so that they can find out what it is like to be a doctor, or a judge, or a chef, or a principal.

Students who participate in Job Shadow

  • Start to identify career interests
  • Observe the daily routine of adults in the work place
  • Gain an awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required for various jobs
  • Make the all important connection between school, work, and achieving goals

How can Parents get involved?

The Job Shadow program needs many hosts.  We are interested in all careers, especially Medical, Electronic Gaming, Finance, Culinary, Advertising, Art, Science and Research, Judiciary, Fashion and Design. The Job Shadow coordinators will announce a Job Shadow Volunteer meeting where the Job Shadow coordinators can answer any questions you might have.

Job Shadow Volunteer Meeting Date: TBD.

Last year over 300 Lynbrook students participated in this one day event.  In addition to job hosts, we need volunteers to assist with running the program.  Almost all volunteer positions require a few hours and can be done over the phone and via email.

Lynbrook PTSA Job Shadow Program Co-Chairs: Jena Rajabally & Supriya Lawrence

Email lhsjobshadow@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Visit the Job Shadow Website for more information and details, such as student registration, procedures, job listing, etc..

Parent Education

Parent Link Night

Each year parents of incoming freshmen and new students are invited to an orientation event called, Parent Link. This evening is devoted to introducing parents to other parents who can be a resource as well as give information about programs that Lynbrook High School offers.

Presentation by Administration

Reflections

The National Reflections PTA project provides students an opportunity to build confidence in their abilities to explore ideas and learn through the arts. Lynbrook High School enrolled in the 2018-2019 National art awards program in July.

This year’s theme was “Heroes Around Me.” Students were asked to reflect on the theme, "Heroes Around Me, " and create an original piece in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography or other visual arts.

Thank you and congratulations to the following students, whose pieces will be advanced to the Council Level Competition:

  • Visual Arts - Enzo Cabaltica, Grade 11, "So We May Live"
  • Literature - Alisha Bose, Grade 9, "Letters"
  • Photography - Arhan Malay, Grade 9, "From Thorns to Roses - A Hero's Journey"
  • Dance Choreography - Enzo Cabaltica, Grade 11, "Heroic Choice"

Congratulations to the students once again and a HUGE thank you to all the judges!

For questions contact Mrs. Karen Tseng at karen.h.tseng@gmail.com

National PTA Reflections Webpage

Senior Awards

" Senior Reset "  A film challenge for Seniors.

Synopsis:

This film challenge is an opportunity for Seniors to share with the Lynbrook community and future Vikings some lesson or lessons they learned through their time enrolled as a student at Lynbrook. If they had an opportunity to press the “reset” button for high school, what would they have done differently? Their creation of a short film on this central theme could be selected to be shown to parents and future classes of Lynbrook as a guiding word of wisdom to a new generation of students. Their perspective as a senior is precious and could prove to be influential to those that come after you as students at Lynbrook.

As this is a film competition, there are prizes for the winners.

The first place prize will be $500.

Two second prizes of $400

4 Runners up will receive $300

Basic Requirements:

Video with the length no shorter than 3:30 and no longer than 5:00

The theme of the video should be “Senior Reset” which focuses on looking back at your experiences and sharing what you have learned. The hope is you can provide a valuable insight to those that will follow in your path on the road to completion of the high school experience.

The film must be shot and produced primarily by the submitting student. However, inclusion of other students, staff, community members, and families of Vikings may and can be utilized.

The content of the film must be original to this film challenge and not previously used in any other contest, used as a completed assignment, or entered into any student or professional film competitions.

The film needs to address the central question listed in the synopsis, but the format of the film can be in any format that you would like. The film can be shot as a fictional story, a non-fiction mini- documentary, an animation short, a series of stills, stop-motion, silent film, or any other creative way you can concoct. Simply put, in your own words and visions, how can you share with others the idea of revisiting your experiences and decisions?

At least one member of the student’s family must be a PTSA member to participate. (Note: It is never too late to become a member! Membership envelopes can be found in the front office and on our LHS website/PTSA webpage)

Timeline:

All completed films need to be completed and submitted by Date TBD:

Submission:

  • Completed short films may be submitted to Mr. Bale in room 503.
  • Submitted films may be submitted in digital format on a USB flash drive (preferred), on a DVD, or digitally transferred to Mr. Bale with advanced notice.
  • All approved films will be screened by a panel of judges to decide the results of the competition.
  • It should be noted that completed films can and may be utilized by Lynbrook High School for educational purposes to inform students about the high school experience.

Questions can be directed to Mr. Bale in person (room 503) or via email – Jeffrey_bale@fuhsd.org Questions can be regarding content, structure or submission process.