Long Reach High School PTSA

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​The Long Reach HS PTSA is pleased to announce the following officers for the 2016-2017 school year.

President – Julie Brown
1st Vice President – Aly Drabick
2nd Vice President – Christie Cioffi
Treasurer – Alicia Copeland
Secretary – Kristine Greer
PTACHC Rep 1 – Deb Lattimier

Please join us February 13th for our next PTSA meeting. The meeting will be at 7pm in the Student Services office. 
Upcoming Events
Join the PTSA
PTSA Meeting
Feb 13

Restaurant Night - 5 Guys
Feb 16

Schools Closed
Feb 20-21

Interim Progress Reports Issued
Mar 8

3-hour Early Dismissal
Mar 10

The Long Reach High School PTSA is a dedicated group of Parents, Teachers, Staff and Students who work together in support of the school and community.

We encourage you to join the PTSA today. There are a number of ways to show your support. If you are interested in volunteeringdonating or helping in any way, please contact us

We would love to have you join us as we support the student and teachers of Long Reach High School.
2016-17 PTSA Board 
Driver's Education Classes
The next 8-week Driver's Education Class will be:

  • Feb 3-17: 2:30pm - 5:45pm (Mon through Fri)
  • Feb 27-Mar 13: 2:30pm - 5:45pm (Mon through Fri)

For more information and to register, contact www.drivingschool.net
Help LRHS earn FREE $$ and rewards just by shopping.

By signing up your rewards cards through these programs, you can help Long Reach School and the PTSA earn free money and rewards just by shopping (as you normally do). It only takes a few minutes to register your card(s) and the money/rewards are automatically processed. 

A+ School Rewards Giant - (School ID is 03299)
• Safeway Rewards – (Group ID is 6530226)
My Coke Rewards Donate to Schools 
Staples Rewards A+ Program - (Teachers: set up your own account, share your ID with your students, and start receiving rewards for your class)

If you have any questions, please send an email to our eRebates Coordinator, 

2016-17 PTSA Meeting Schedule:
Feb 13
Mar 13
eRebates Information
Advanced SAT Prep Course
Classes begin Feb 22 for the March SAT Test date and will be every Tuesday and Thursday through March 9th from 3-5pm. 

Register online:  http://www.advancedsatprep.com
HC Drug Free
HC DrugFree provides prevention, treatment, recovery, health and wellness resources to help Howard County residents develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health disorders. Read more.

Looking for students to join the Teen Advisory Council. To join. Next meeting is Feb 13th.

Want to sign up for the HC DrugFree newsletter. Sign up.

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online ‐ Vulnerabilities Through Technology and Social Media

Thank you Chad Brockway for an insightful and informative session on how your kids are using technology, and how technology can be used against your kids.

For those wanting additional information and tips, click here.

Social Media and Emerging Technologies Handout
3 Ways to Help Teens Have Active Minds in the Winter
During winter, when students have to spend so much of their time cooped up indoors, it can feel nearly impossible to keep them engaged. And their boredom certainly isn’t conducive to growth and learning. If a young person in your life is going through a winter slump, introducing a few fun, brain-boosting activities can help keep them engaged and learning on into the warmer days of spring. Here are a few great activities that will excite the student(s) in your life:

1. Brain Teasers

Often, students spend most of their days listening to lectures on key subjects, taking notes, then working in groups or individually answering questions from their text books or on worksheets. And while this routine is absolutely necessary for learning, the winter doldrums may make it difficult for students to always give 100 percent of their attention. Whether done in the classroom or at home after school, brain teasers can be a great way to get students engaged. You’re probably already familiar with the famous Fox, Chicken, and Corn conundrum. It’s a classic that will definitely get students thinking critically. In addition to the Fox, Chicken, and Corn problem, there are many other brain teasers available online to get students’ minds moving.

2. Card Games

It’s often difficult for students to grasp mathematical principles when only described on paper. Card games are a great way to bring math concepts to life. A student may not be intrigued by doing standard math problems from their text book, but suggesting they play a card game will likely get their attention. Card games offer excellent opportunities to not only improve a young person’s speed with math but also help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

3. The Arts

Arts projects can be very engaging. Painting, drawing, writing, and music-making are all great ways to inspire a new appreciation for learning. For example, parents and/or teachers might use music to help students learn and remember. Songs about science and math subjects can be found online or you might challenge your student to write their own. Getting students singing and having fun will wake them up on dreary winter days. 

With a little planning, you can do your part to make sure the student in your life is looking forward to learning each day. Remember–no lesson has to be boring. Incorporating mental fitness exercises and hands-on learning help everyone have a lot more fun.

About the author: Larry believes in the power of regularly exercising the brain. Give yours a workout with some fun, brain-stimulating games at ReadyBrain.net.