WWP High School North
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
***What’s it all about***

Where does the PTSA’s money come from?

The majority of our money comes from your donations to our Just Write A Check (JWAC)  campaign and Membership Dues 

 

What do we do with the money?

  • College Scholarship Awards to eligible graduating seniors (parent and student must be PTSA member): In 2018, HSN PTSA awarded scholarships to eight (8) 2018 graduates, totaling $3,500.
  • Grants to school clubs, groups and Media Center: In 2018, the PTSA gave $2,500 in Mini Grants to various clubs.
  • Post Prom: In 2018, the PTSA gave $1,000 to help cover their costs.
  • School Gift: PTSA gifted $1,500 to HSN in 2017.
  • Faculty Appreciation Events – To show appreciation for all the hard work our teachers and staff invest into our students, we host a Staff Appreciation Lunch as well as provide refreshments to our HSN Staff on first in service day and on Back to School Night.

 

What are we planning for 2018– 2019?

  • September – HSN Principal Dr. Jonathan Dauber-Year ahead. Guest speaker Science Supervisor – Topic to follow.
  • October – Guest speaker: Barbara Kalmus; De-mystify and de-stress! The truth about SAT/ACT and college admissions:
  • December 6th Guest speaker: College funding experts; How are you planning to pay for your child’s college education?
  • January– Lee Riley, Head of HSN guidance- Standardized tests and updated high school graduating requirements.
  • January 16th– Special parent presentation by Michael Fowlin; “You don’t know me until you know me”.
  • February– Guest speaker Lee McDonald, Director of Guidance; Navigating Naviance & how to get the most out of college
  • March Volunteer/Job Fair We will join forces with HSS to host this fair for our students featuring several local volunteer organizations and businesses offering volunteer/summer job opportunities.
  • April – SAT/ACT College Readiness Fair Open house for several local SAT/ACT Study Programs. Find the right fit for your student  and Reflections Celebrations – Dr. Jonathan Dauber – HSN Principal
  • May – Learn about 1st year college experience and safety tips from a panel of HSN Student Alumni.

Through the year: Take advantage of SAT/ACT boot camps at both HSN & HSS hosted by Catalyst, and practice PSAT in September and practice SAT/ACT tests in December at HSN. First Tuesday of every month HSN guidance offers “Table discussions for HSN parents”.

 

Who are the officers of the PTSA for the 2018-2019 school year?

  • President – Suparna Mahableshwarkar; suparnasm@yahoo.com Suparna grew up in India and has lived in West Windsor since 2005. She has a daughter in college and a rising sophomore son at HSN. Suparna has been an active member of the PTAs at Dutch Neck, Village, CMS and she has served as the President of HSN and CMS PTSA. She is happy to be back at HSN and is looking forward to working with this wonderful board. 
  • Vice President Administrative Committees – Mei Lin; mlin_1988@yahoo.com Mei grew up in China and came to America in 1992 to pursue her Ph. D. in BioAnalytic Chemistry.  She moved to Plainsboro in 1999. She has a son who is a rising junior at  Mei has served on the PTSA board of HSN during the past two years.
  • Co-Vice President Student Programs – Sandra Faivre; SLFaivre@gmail.com Sandra has lived in West Windsor for 14 years. She has both a senior daughter and freshman son at HSN.  She has been an active member of the PTA for the last 9 years, and has served as PTA President at Dutch Neck, Village, CMS and HSN.  She is excited to take a step back and yet still be involved.
  • Co-Vice President Student Programs – Louise Dyke; loudyke@hotmail.com Louise grew up in England and has also spent time in Germany. She has a daughter who is a senior and a sophomore son at HSN. Louise has served on the PTSA board of both CMS and HSN.
  • Vice President Standing Committees – Nancy Elfar; enancy3@gmail.com Nancy grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in West Windsor for 10 years.  She has 2 daughters, a rising sophomore and a rising freshman at HSN. She has been involved at various levels in Dutch Neck, Village, CMS, and HSN PTA.  Her professional background is in Special Education and Early Childhood.
  • Secretary – Cindy Chait; cindychair278@gmail.com Cindy has lived in West Windsor for 16 years. She has a son who is a rising sophomore at HSN and a daughter in eighth grade at CMS.  Cindy was a vice president of the Dutch Neck PTA for five years.  This is Cindy’s first year on the HSN PTSA board.
  • Treasurer – Anu Khandelwal; anu@gmail.com Anu has been in America since 1995, after living in various parts of the country, she feels back at home in West Windsor since 2015. She has a son who is a rising junior at HSN. She has been an active member of various volunteer organizations, such as Ewing Animal Shelter, CASA, Jersey cares, including PTSA at CMS and HSN. This is her second year as Treasurer of HSN PTSA.

 

Please watch for email announcements throughout the year for PTSA meetings, events, programs, Post Prom Fundraising and updates. Our email blasts come from “wwp_schools@ww-p.org” with HSN PTSA in subject line.