SPRING MESSAGE FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS
It is hard to believe we are almost to the last quarter of the school year. Regardless of the disjointed time after the hurricane, MAST went on about its business. Students competed in Academic, Scientific, and Drill Competitions with the same high standards and with laudable achievements. If we learned anything, it was that MAST is resilient, resourceful, and we don’t look back.
It is with great pride that the MAST PTSA supports our students and school. We have completed two of our four fundraisers, the Family Spaghetti Dinner in October and our main fundraiser, the Spring Gift Auction, March 15. Both were successful. The Gift Auction is the primary source of income for us so it was a great relief to see our income line get in the black with a profit of around $19,000!
The PTSA has provided busing for the Junior’s trip to the Cloisters/St. John the Divine, the Senior’s trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the upcoming Freshman’s Marine Biology/Technology/Naval Science trip. We will support any educational Sophomore trip as well.
The PTSA was proud to donate money towards reducing student cost for the Key Club District Convention, the National Drill Competition Trip (which was unfortunately cancelled), and support for the Ocean Bowl National Competition. Our students accomplish so much and make us rightfully proud!
With the help of several outside grants the PTSA purchased three computers needed for CAD classes. We also continue to fund the WiFi network at St. Joseph’s.
We provided “We’re Off The Hook” spirit T-shirts to the entire student body and all the staff—it was a wonderful unifying message that originated in Mr. Alfonse’s CAD classes. We now have extra shirts available for purchase. Our next clothing sale will be at Freshman Orientation on Thursday, May 2, and then our Family Picnic.
Spring Driver’s Ed has started and is going well. Rude Awakening will take place at High Technology High School for just the seniors this year on Thursday May 16. We will be welcoming the incoming Freshmen at their Orientation on Thursday May 2, and will have our traditional Family Picnic on Friday June 7 at St. Joseph’s.
Senior Scholarship essays will be posted either Monday 4/1/13 or 4/8/13 with the due date adjusted accordingly. We hope all seniors will participate in this. Winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Breakfast Sunday, June 23. Income from the Super Raffle is a major source of funding for the PTSA Scholarships, so please support this program when you receive your tickets in April. The Super Raffle winners are announced at the Family Picnic.
The PTSA cannot be effective without volunteers, so we ask you to consider participating in committees that interest you. Every little bit helps!
Our next meetings are:
Monday, 4/8/13 at 7:00PM at MAST/St. Joseph’s
Monday, 5/6/13 at 7:00PM at MAST/SJ
Monday, 6/3/13 at 7:00PM at MAST/SJ
Other important dates:
Freshman Orientation: Thursday, 5/2/13 at MAST/SJ (check for time)
MAST Family Picnic: Friday, 6/7/13 at 5:00PM at MAST/SJ
Senior Awards Breakfast: Sunday, 6/23/13 at the Sheraton Hotel, Eatontown
Supporting the PTSA is one of the best ways to support our students and our school—we welcome and encourage you to join us!
Jill Henry & Eddie Failla
MAST PTSA, Inc. Co-Presidents
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|Vice Presidents||Bev Beveridge (2014)|
|Colleen Carlo (2014)|
|Christine Thomasian (2014)|
2012-2013 Committee Chairs
|Barnes & Noble Book Sale||Ed Failla (2015)|
|By-Laws||Jake Shaeffer (2014)|
|Directory / Membership||Angela Sabatini (2013), Jaquie Masciana (2013), Nancy Lewen (2014)|
|Driver Ed/Rude Awakening/Post Prom|
|Fall Gift Auction||Debbie Slook (2014)|
|Hospitality||Christine Thomasian (2014)|
|Picnic||Molly & Rob D'Albero (2014),Colleen Janiw (2014), Dawn Abbaticcia(2015), Christine Duggan|
|Principal's Bulletin||Lisa Varley (2014)||SAT/PSAT (Prep)||Marianne Morse (2013)|
|Spaghetti Dinner||Bev Beveridge (2014)|
|Sunshine||Cindy McCormack (2015)|
|Super Raffle||Tamara Tallman (2013), Karen Cinkus (2015)|