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  • October/November 2011

    Thanks for visiting the BHS Parent Teacher Student Organization webpage. We're an all volunteer organization, join us! 

    You may contact PTSO directly at

    October 24 - 28 RED RIBBON WEEK  sponsored in part by BHS PTSO.

    Talk to your children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. 

    PTSO is hosting a Cash for College evening on November 9th, 2011.  Join us for an informational presentation by Paula Bishop, last year's well received speaker, on the variety of ways your family can fund a college education.

    7 PM - 8:30 PM
    November 9
    BHS Commons

    2011-12 BHS PTSO Calendar

    • General PTSO business meetings are typically the 3rd Wednesday from 9 - 10:30am in the BHS library. The BHS PTSO's bylaws do not require we meet every month. Meetings are spread throughout the year. 
    • Evening parent educational meetings are offered in the fall and spring. Fall: Cash For College
      Spring: Red Ribbon Week follow-up

    2011-12 BOARD MEMBERS:

    President - Open
    Vice President- Karey Manor
    Treasurer - Carole Biencourt
    Secretary - Karen Hinton
    Volunteer Coordinator - Jennifer Blackwood
    Site-Base Council Liaison - Sue Mitchell
    9th Grade Rep - Faith Wolfson
    10th Grade Rep - Susie Gleason
    11th Grade Rep - Valerie Lang
    12th Grade Rep - Sarah Brandt-Erichsen

    NOTICE TO SENIORS: Grad Night Out news will be updated regularly. Look in the Senior section for the most current information.

    Thanks to all the parents who have been attending our PTSO meetings. We hear lots of valuable information from Brent Peterson and look forward to his regular updates at all our meetings. Brent's reports can be found in the BHS monthly newsletters.


    • e-Scrip is a free and easy way to help raise money for BHS.
    • Go and 1) Click on Sign Up, 2) Click on Group Name and type in Bainbridge High School (Group ID is 8560888), 3) Click on Bainbridge High School PTSO, 4) Enter your information and Safeway Club card number, or call 1-877-723-3929 to obtain your card number over the phone, 5) Confirm your information. You are done and PTSO will automatically receive money anytime you shop at Safeway! Thank you for taking the time to do this. Please encourage friends and family to do it too.
    • REDcard is another great way to raise money for your school when you shop at Target. If you use your Target credit card for purchases, Target will donate up to 1% of the amount of each purchase to the eligible K-12 school of your choice through the Take Charge of Education program. If you already shop at Target and have a Target credit card, visit or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Bainbridge High School.

    TEACHER APPRECIATION - We love our BHS Teachers! Several events are scheduled throughout the year.   NEXT UP: We'll celebrate the winter break with a dessert buffet for BHS Staff on December 15th. If you'd like to help, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Blackwood at

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    Minutes are posted after approval at the next's month's meeting.  For example:  September Minutes will be posted after the October meeting.

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Teacher/Staff Appreciation events 
    Registration Packet Assembly - mid August
    Registration Days- late August
    P Test Proctoring- early May

    If you'd like volunteer, please contact Jennifer Blackwood at

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    SAT/ACT Test Preparation Resources: For information on SAT/ACT test preparation resources available for your senior, please refer to the following link on the BHS website:

    Cash for College Information - For those of you who have been unable to attend one of our hosted Cash for College presentations please contact the BHS Counseling Office for the names of local resources who can assist you with financial planning for college.

    Grad Night Out will be celebrated immediately following graduation this coming June. This event is sponsored by parents (not the school) as a substance-free, discreetly-chaperoned all night party that allows all of our 2012 graduates to celebrate together SAFELY one last time. You can help now with this big event in two ways.

         (1) Buy Your Ticket - We need to sell tickets before the event because we have large installment payments to make in order to hold on to our venues. 

         (2) Make a Donation - In order to keep our ticket price reasonable, we need to raise additional money to subsidize our actual costs and to provide scholarships to graduates who cannot afford to pay for a ticket.

    Thank You!

    Your 2012 Grad Night Out Planning Committee

    Grad Night Out Forms will be available on the BHS website>students>Grade Night Out

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    Welcome to BHS!  The first day of school is August 31, 2011. Check out the BHS front page for important dates and information. Don't forget to read the Daily Bulletin for the most current news, the link is located on the front page of the BHS website. 

    Remember Freshmen must stay on campus for lunch.  

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    PTSO Forms