PTSO Events - 2020-2021


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January 27th

The Belmont Youth Commission will be presenting a webinar featuring guest speaker Dr. Rachel Kramer, on Wednesday January 27th at 6:30pm. She will be discussing coping with the pandemic and presenting some strategies and tools that students can use to effectively manage this challenging year.  This will be geared towards students in grades 7-12. Below is some of the info about the event. 
 

    

PTSO MONTHLY MEETINGS 2019-2020

@ 7.30p.m BHS Library

Date  Special Topics of interest
Sept 24 Fall PTSO Kick-off meeting
Oct 22 Meet and Greet with Principal Taylor
Nov 19 Ideas Meeting - PTSO Business

Jan 15

 
March 17  
April 15  
May 21  
June 10  
   

 

Speaker Series 2019 - 2020

@ 7 pm BHS Auditorium

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October  1

Navigating the Road to College 

College Admissions: Essential Questions And Answers

Audience: Parents and students who are preparing for the college application process. All grades levels are encouraged to attend.

Description: Learn about issues that applicants and families should be thinking about when preparing for college. This program will address topics such as determining the fitness of a particular school, admissions strategies, and tuition affordability.

Presenter: Rachel Katzman, Katzman Advising, a local private practice specializing in college admissions

www.katzmanadvising.com | info@katzmanadvising.com

December 3

MOVIE SHOWING :  "Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience."

The film examines the science behind the emotional challenges of tweens & teens, along with the interplay of social media, sleep, and external pressures.  Most importantly, it highlights what can be done in our schools and homes to help youth build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our current age.  This film is not available online or via Netflix.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages 11 and up and older youth are welcome to attend on their own.  After the film, we will offer a Q&A session with Belmont School Staff serving on the panel. 

This event is free and open to the public!  

Co Organized by: Belmont High School PTSO, Chenery PTO, Foundation for Belmont Education, and Belmont Wellness Coalition.
 

January 14 TBA
February 11

Discover Gap Years

Description: Ever wondered if taking a Gap Year is right for you? Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year Advisor, and founder of Gap Year Solutions, will explain why Gap Years for recent high school grads are growing in popularity and how any student can benefit from a Gap Year. She will explain different Gap Year options and the Gap Year planning process, including how it relates to college planning.

Along with the Presentation, there will also be a panel of post BHS Gappers to share their experiences and answer questions.

Presenter:  Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year Advisor, and founder of Gap Year Solutions

March 10            TBA
May 7

Sexual Assault and Title IX: What Every Student and Parent Needs to Know


Topic: Understanding Sexual Assault on Campus: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Obligations - 

 

Audience: Parents and students; subject matter may not be appropriate for grade school students.

Description: Learn about civil rights laws, such as Title IX, and how they relate to offensive language, bullying, and assaults. What rights do students have, and what obligations do schools have, under state and federal law?
 

Speaker: Wendy Murphy, JD. New England Law|Boston 

   

    

PTSO MONTHLY MEETINGS 2019-2020

@ 7.30p.m BHS Library

Date  Special Topics of interest
Sept 24 Fall PTSO Kick-off meeting
Oct 22 Meet and Greet with Principal Taylor
Nov 19 Ideas Meeting - PTSO Business

Jan 15

 
March 17  
April 15  
May 21  
June 10  
   

 

Past Events

2nd Annual BHS Parents Spring Social

May 17, 2019 @ 5.30pm-8.30pm

 

Winslow Homer House Building

Join us for an evening of socializing, drinks, light fare and music by students at the historic Homer House, hosted by the BHS PTSO. Come hang out with friends, old and new!

Enjoy the guided tour of the Homer House that served as a backdrop and inspiration for the work of famed American artist and Belmont resident, Winslow Homer. 

8th grade parents are welcome!

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 (while your kids are at the Prom)
  • Time: 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Venue: 661 Pleasant St, Belmont
  • Homer House Tour: 6.30 pm
  • Tickets: $12 per person; $15 @ the door

(Wine, Beer & Light Fare included. Food catered by Deanna Witter)

Pay via PayPal here

Questions? Email: bhsptso17@gmail.com

BHS Parent's Social

Please join us for an evening of socializing

Light Appetizers, Beer & Wine, Live Jazz music by "The Zucchini Martini X-tet", 80's Music & Dance

Date: Friday November 30, 2018

Time: 7.15 - 9.15 pm
Venue: Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 448 Common St, 2nd Floor, Belmont
Tickets: $15 per person

Pay via paypal here. (Your paypal receipt will be your ticket)
Or visit https://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/bhs-ptso/
Questions? Email: bhsptso17@gmail.com