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October 16, 2017

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

October 16, 2017

 Fall Ball  This year's Fall Ball is on November 17 at the Autry Museum. The theme is An Evening in the Enchanted Gardens. Tickets go on sale October 9 in the Student Store.
October 9 - October 20: $65 with ASB and $70 without ASB
October 23 - November 3: $70 with ASB and $75 without ASB
November 6 - November 10: $75 with ASB and $80 without ASB
November 13 - November 14: $80 flat rate
Senior Portraits  Seniors and Senior Parents: The last day to take Senior Portraits for the yearbook is Friday November 3rd. Please schedule an appointment directly with O'Connor Brothers photography at (805) 306-9542.
 College Financial Planning  October 17th at 6:00 in the Santa Su MUR learn about taking Financial Aid a step further-strategies and steps that will help students and parents plan ahead and save time and money. We will compare costs of state schools and private institutions, demonstrating how private institutions may be more affordable than you think. You will learn about the most common mistakes made when applying for financial aid and learn strategies to maximize your financial aid packages.
 Mock Trial Fundraiser  Come support your classmates in Mock Trial! Mark your calendars for our fundraiser at Chipotle on Wednesday, October 18th. Join us from 5:00 - 9:00 PM for good food and a good time. To make sure all proceeds go to our school, make sure to bring a copy of the flyer or a picture of it to the Chipotle located at 1263 Simi Town Center Way Space H2 in Simi Valley.
 ASVAB  Santa Susana High School will be administering the ASVAB assessment instrument, which is a part of the Career Exploration Program (CEP) on 11/3/17 at 9:00 AM. This test is a valuable tool to help your student with his/her future educational and career plans. It assesses the student's aptitude and pairs it with their interests, then compares the two to develop a list of possible careers. Sign up in the College & Career Center. Please contact Mrs. Wigdor if you have any questions.
 "World's Finest" Chocolates Fundraiser Mock Trial is now selling "World's Finest" Chocolates to help support our team that is competing in the World Championship in New York the week before Thanksgiving.  Last year we won second place, and we are excited to compete again this year.  Each chocolate bar is $1 each and 50% of the proceeds go directly to the Mock Trial club to help pay for flights, hotels, and all necessary items while we are there.  There are five different kinds of chocolate bars: milk chocolate with caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, milk chocolate with almond, and milk chocolate crisp.  If you're interested in buying these chocolates, please stop by room 307 after school to buy a bar from Mrs. Roth. 
Performing Arts Boosters
 The Santa Susana Performing Arts Boosters are very excited to announce our 2017-2018 performance schedule. SSPAB is a volunteer organization that meets monthly and offers many opportunities for parents to contribute time or funds to help all students in the arts participate and develop their talents. For only $30, members and their families are entitled to Booster only early access to ticket sales before they go on sale to the general public and a $5 off discounted ticket for each of our performances.

Go to SSPAB to view our first semester performance line-up and sign up to become a member today!
 Join PTSA - Support SSHS   The SSHS PTSA would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 School Year! Please join PTSA today and help support the programs, events and activities that SSHS PTSA provides. Membership is only $6 per person.  Please visit our website for more information and to sign up using a credit card. Remember, in order to qualify for Senior Graduate Scholarships, students must be a member for 2 years.
Also, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SantaSusanaHighSchoolPTSA/
For questions or concerns, please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com
 PTSA - No Frills Fundraiser  Santa Susana High School PTSA Presents: The No Frills Fundraiser!! We need your help! Let's make this simple so your students don't have to sell anything... We're simply asking for a tax deductible donation of $50.00 per student (or more, if you are so inclined!) in order to provide all of the programs and services that PTSA makes available to our students throughout the school year. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. It is easy to donate, make checks payable to: SSHS-PTSA or visit our website to register and donate.
 Annual City Wide
Volunteer Fair
 Annual Volunteer Fair: Building Compassion Through Volunteering
Thursday, November 2, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM At the Simi Valley Public Library - community room.

Looking to give back to your community? Not sure which organizations have volunteer opportunities? Start your search at the City of Simi Valley's Second Annual Volunteer Fair at the Simi Valley Public Library. Talk to representatives from 25 local nonprofits about volunteering on a regular basis or on special projects. This is for teens and adults. For a complete list of participating organizations, visit the Library website calendar or simivalley.org/volfair.
 Help the Hungry  Santa Susana's representatives on the Simi Valley Youth Council and leadership are asking you to help those in need. As part of a new hunger project called @SocialFeed, we are asking you to bring in sweet potatoes on Friday, October 20. Collection bins will be located in the lower parking lot by the PAC on Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Thank you in advance for donating! We are hoping to reach a community goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to give to food pantries in Simi Valley. Follow this link for more information about @SocialFeed
Thank you,
Pranav Krishnamoorthi
Simi Valley Youth Council SSHS Representative .
  Upcoming Events  
Saturday, October 14 PSAT (Practice SAT) Exam
Tuesday, October 17 Taking Financial Aid a step further. 6:00 in SSHS MUR
Friday, October 20 Instrumental Music Concert "Out of the World"
7:00 - 9:00 PM in the MPR. For more information.
Saturday, October 21 Instrumental Music Concert "Out of the World"
7:00 - 9:00 PM in the MPR.
Friday, November 3 ASVAB assessment
Friday, November 17 Fall Ball at the Autry Museum
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