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October 23, 2017

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

October 23, 2017

 Spirit Days  Wednesday 10/25 - Support Breast Cancer Awareness Day - wear pink.

Red Ribbon Week October 30 - November 3
Monday, 10/30 Wear red in honor of Red Ribbon Week. - vampire red
Tuesday, 10/31 Halloween costume - scare drugs away
Wednesday, 11/1 Blackout drugs - wear black
Thursday, 11/2 Turn your back on drugs - backwards day
Friday, 11/3 Knockout drugs - pajama day
 Filmstock  This Friday, October 27 at 7:00 PM in the PAC, the film program is hosting Filmstock! The theme of Filmstock this year is A Nightmare on Cochran Street.

To go along with Filmstock, the film program is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express on Thursday, October 26 all day long! We would love it if you could go and support our program as we raise money to pay for new equipment. Click here for a flyer. We will receive 20% of what you spend.

We can't wait to see you at Filmstock on Friday, October 27 and at Panda Express on Thursday, October 26.
 Theatre Program Fundraiser  Theatre is having a Panda Express fundraiser at the store in the Regal Plaza on Halloween. Pick up your flyer in the Black Box.
 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.
A permission slip is needed to purchase Fall Ball Tickets.
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
 Holiday Boutique  Calling all vendors. Musical Theatre and Vocal Music are hosting a holiday boutique on Dec 2nd in the MUR. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Laurie Harrison at tangomomma1@gmail.com
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.
 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.
 Scholarship Search  Open to all grades with an emphasis for 11th - 12th grade students. Thursday, 11/2 at 6:00 PM in the SSHS MUR-Demystifying the Process & Expectations: In this workshop we will show students how to search for applicable scholarships and get the best monetary return on their investment of time. Learn how to set automated searches, get tips on completing scholarship applications and write effective essays.
 "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. 
 High School 101
Navigating Your Way
 Monday, November 6 at 6:00 PM in the MUR. This is a District-wide event for students in 8th and 9th grade and their families. We will cover a variety of topics, including: Pathways & Exploration, Naviance for college & career planning; A-G and other college eligibility; getting involved in your school and in your community; SAT & ACT; scholarships - applying as early as 13 years old.
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.
 For the Troops  The Care and Share Committee, sponsored by the Santa Susana High School PTSA, will be holding a Care Package Donation Drive and Card Signing Event to benefit For The Troops. Specific items are being collected to be included in packages to mailed out to troops serving all over the world. See this flyer for details.
  Upcoming Events  
Thursday, October 26 Dance College Night - 7:00 PM in Room 807
Reps from UCR, CSULB, UCSB, CSUN, Chapman, and Cal Arts.
Friday, October 27 Filmstock - 7:00 PM in the PAC
Wednesday, November 1-3 PTSA - For the Troops donation drive
Thursday, November 2 Scholarship Search - 6:00PM in the MUR
Friday, November 3 ASVAB assessment
Friday, November 3, 7:00PM
Saturday, November 4, 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Play Production Presents "Our Town" in the Black Box Theatre
Monday, November 6 High School 101 - 6:00 in the MUR.
Friday, November 17 Fall Ball at the Autry Museum
Click here for attached announcements.