PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization)

School Year 2017 – 2018

Welcome!

The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization exists to support the teachers, staff and students. It is a great way to be involved in your school's achievements. Our students' accomplishments continue to grow each year along with the dedicated efforts of the faculty, staff and parent involvement. PTSO hopes to remain a key support to the success of our students.

Officers for the 2017-2018 school year:

President

Steve Cramer stevecramer66@icloud.com

1st Vice President

Nickie Landis wnlandis@cox.net

2nd Vice President

Gene Haynes gene.haynes@ops.org

Secretary

Susan Schwerdtfeger:   srschwer@unmc.edu

Treasurer

Michelle Griswold mjansengriswold@gmail.com

Twitter

@OmahaNorthPTSO

Meetings School Year 2017-2018 dates.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Principal's Conference Room. Due to Spring break the March meeting will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month. "All meeting times and dates are subject to change and will be posted as soon as possible."

August 8 @ 6:00 PM

Kickoff meeting for the new year! Meet the committee chairs!

September 12 @ 6:00 PM

Vote on the proposed budget

October 10 @ 6:00 PM

 

November 14 @ 6:00 PM

 

December 12 @ 6:00 PM

 

January 9 @ 6:00 PM

 

February 13 @ 6:00 PM

 

March 20 @ 6:00 PM

 

April 10 @ 6:00 PM

 

May 8 @6:00 PM

 

 

 

PTSO Committee Information

Post Prom – Jackie Cramer sjcramer@q.com is the chair.  PTSO plans and provides the After Prom party. This is a fun way to provide your student with a safe activity after Prom. We need lots of volunteers all through the year and for the event! Post Prom will be Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

  1. Banquets - Cindy Craig cindycrrt@cox.net is the chair. PTSO provides the table centerpiece, candy and our volunteers serve drinks at the three banquets during the school year.

Concessions (Two committees, one for football and one for basketball) - PTSO provides the food, drinks, and workers at all home football and basketball games.

Football Concessions Committee Chair– Steve Cramer stevecramer66@icloud.com is the chair. Contact Steve if you would like to volunteer to help at football concessions. Season lasts August – November

Basketball Concessions Committee Chair–James Taylor jamesalajah.jt@gmail.com is the chair.
Contact the chair if you would like to volunteer to help during basketball concessions. Season lasts December – March

Funding Crystal Vacura  vacurac@gmail.com is the chair. The PTSO provides small funding grants for teachers, coaches, and student organizations that have applied and presented their proposal to the PTSO funding committee. This committee is comprised of both parents and North staff. Applications for funding requests are due in the PTSO mailbox by the date on the application. Presentations are made the following day. Funding requests outside of this process will not be considered due to applicant volume and budget restrictions. Information about joining this committee will be shared at PTSO meetings each semester.

Homecoming-Michelle Kaczmarek chellekazz@gmail.com is the chair. We will be building a float for the Homecoming Parade, September 29th, 2017. Also looking for those interested in walking the parade route.

Honors Night – Julie Griffin  JuGriffin@nebraskamed.com is the chair. PTSO provides refreshments. Our volunteers serve drinks and dessert in the Viking Center.

 

Membership - Trudy Johnson jeffntrudy@msn.com is the chair. Volunteers sign-up members at the Freshman Orientation, Open House and the first Parent/Teacher Conference.

PTSO Scholarship – Chris Edelbrock  cedelbrock@cox.net is the chair. A committee of 3 – 5 members selects qualified seniors in the spring to receive scholarships. One of the eligibility requirements for this scholarship is that the student or family member must be a PTSO member for their Junior and Senior years. Applications are available in the Guidance Resource Center.

2016-2017 PTSO Scholarship Winners:

Jessica Bateman
Trevor Cutsor
Jacob Kaczmarek
Austin Kimble

Teacher/Staff Appreciation – Tricia Saxton saxtontandj@msn.com is the chair. The PTSO provides (3) “Thank You” events for over 150 Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff.   Many volunteers are needed to make these events successful including providing food, drinks, and baked goods.  Typically 4 – 6 volunteers are needed to set up the night before and 4 – 10 volunteers are needed to help serve and clean up after each event.

Communications & Promotions- Annette Hamilton aws1.omaha@gmail.com  & Nickie Landis  wnlandis@cox.net are co-chairs. A committee working to get general Omaha North as wells as PTSO information out to you and organizing our social media! This includes all things PTSO as well as providing feedback and ideas for North's website. 

Student Leadership Groups-Nickie Landis wnlandis@cox.net is the chair. A committee willing to help with Student Leadership Groups at North, such as Student Council & National Honor Society.  PTSO can support North leadership groups in different ways: man-power, communication, guidance, and funding.

 

 

Baker’s Community Rewards Program

Shopping at Baker’s can benefit Omaha North High Magnet School PTSO.  If you shop at Baker’s  and have a Baker’s card then sign up for the COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM to raise $ for North’s PTSO.  Pick Omaha North High Magnet PTSO and raise money for the PTSO just by shopping at Baker’s!  It does not cost you anything. Sign up at www.bakersplus.com.  Our first year in the program we received over $1,200!

Amazon Smiles

When you shop at Amazon go through @AmazonSmile,  Amazon will make a donation to Omaha North High Magnet PTSO on eligible purchases.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0814144