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A six-night River Cruise on the Danube,

posted Feb 29, 2012, 11:22 AM by Clara Jerez

one week of summer camp at Penn Charter or four VIP movie passes to the Landmark (formerly Ritz) Theater.You can't win any of them if you don't bid! Buy your tickets now to the 7th Annual Auction to Achieve on March 29. Click here for more info.

Don't miss the School Musical This Week

posted Feb 26, 2012, 6:13 PM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 11:39 AM ]

Tickets are now on sale for HELLO DOLLY. Performances at 6:30 pm this Thursday-Saturday, March 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
HELLO DOLLY will feature actors & singers from grades 5 through 12, beautifully made sets by our very own Masterman students and a live, all-student orchestra! It is not to be missed!!

Ticket order forms can be found on the HSA Website and on the desk in the main office. All tickets are $10.00.

  Image by Emily Siu, 10th Grade 

Call for Volunteers/Donated Goods

posted Feb 21, 2012, 5:19 PM by Clara Jerez

First of all, on behalf of the committee co-chairs, let me say 'Thank You!' to all who've responded to the call thus far.
We are a little more than two weeks away from our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon 2012 and the dishes and giveaways are starting to add up...but we need more!!
Here's what our recorder extraordinaire, Pamela Blanding Godbolt, had derived as our needs/requests from the responses so far...'We are in need of more main dishes'! Soooo, with that being noted, here's what we, the parents, need to make happen for a successful event...
We need to fill the room with food from all of our various communities and cultures (with a note telling us the ingredients, of course - gotta respect those food allergies!!).
We'd like to fill gift bags with all types of goodies (enough to make 120 people smile!); we want to make sure, through this event, our Masterman admin and staff KNOW how much we appreciate the work they do for and with our youth. So for those who are still tryin' to think of what to bring or how to help, take note. Lock into the time you can come by to help. Make your final decision on what you can bring (main dish, appetizer, dessert, beverages) and email me so we can note it and breathe easier...

Draft of Schedule for Staff Appreciation Luncheon 2012

7:35am - 10- Intake of food/donations for gift bags
10-ish - 11- Packaging of gift bags
10:45 - 11:55 - Prep of the IMC for the luncheon (the need for quick and quiet efficiency is paramount!)
Noon - Ready to serve!
12:45-ish - Beginning to clear/clean away and packing food for 'take out' (while raffle drawings are taking place)
2pm-ish - Should be wrapping up and ready to go!!

This is the general schedule of times and activities...it is quite fluid!
Also: My co-chairs, who have worked with me for the past 5-7 years (Pamela Blanding Godbolt and Marcia Thomas Bayne[note the last name on the second one] are graduating along with me this year (we have seniors), so the committee will need to have some people take the reins. Contact me regarding your interest as well. It's one of those endeavors that is as fulfilling as anything you'll be involved with at Masterman! Consider it...

And thanks in advance for all your help!!


Steven Bayne, Staff Apprpeciation Luncheon 2012 Chair
On behalf of the committee

HELLO DOLLY The Musical! March 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

posted Feb 12, 2012, 5:21 PM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 9:46 AM ]

Tickets are now on sale for this year's musical, HELLO DOLLY on March 1st, 2nd & 3rd at 6:30P.M. 
HELLO DOLLY will feature actors & singers from grades 5 through 12, beautifully made sets by our very own Masterman students and a live, all-student orchestra! It is not to be missed!!

Order forms were sent home with each child and can also be found and printed from here and on the desk in the main office. 

All tickets are $10.00. If you want to be a sponsor, for $75.00, you will have your name listed in our playbill and get 2 reserved seating tickets.  

Calling All Authors!

posted Feb 8, 2012, 4:55 PM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 5:07 PM by Clara Jerez ]

The Masterman Auction Committee is looking for a few good books.

If you are a Masterman parent and a published author, please consider contributing a signed copy – or a few copies – of your book(s) to this year’s “Auction to Achieve” on March 24th.

The money raised this year will be used to upgrade and improve our school library, so don’t wait!

To donate your books, please contact Debbie Fleischman from the Auction Committee atdfleischman@mindspring.com or by phone at 215-732-7649.

For more information on the Auction to Achieve, click here.

Donate used books

posted Feb 1, 2012, 5:59 AM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 11:41 AM ]

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Some of you have donated gently used children’s books to our school library in the past. Although our policy discourages accepting donations of textbooks and worn materials, I am inviting anyone so inclined to donate used books in good condition that are part of the following series:

  • Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Pendragon
  • Eragon
  • Inkheart
  • Sisters Grimm
  • Ranger’s Apprentice
  • Cirque du Freak
  • The Name of This Book
  • Orson Scott Card series
  • Robert Jordan series
  • Scott Westerfield series

I cannot keep up with all the installments. Moreover, if I can fill in these gaps with donations, I can buy other materials that will support the curriculum. Most emphatically, I don’t want you to purchase these items; but if your child has outgrown these series and they are still in good condition, please send them to the library.
Thank you for all you do.

Mrs. Kearney

College Planning Seminar

posted Jan 20, 2012, 12:26 PM by Clara Jerez

for Juniors and Their Families will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the Masterman auditorium. A variety of topics related to the college search and application process will be discussed.  A former college admissions counselor will join us to explain how colleges evaluate candidates. Plan to join us for this most informative event! 

Staff Appreciation Luncheon (SAL) 2012 - Wednesday March 7th

posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:34 AM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Jan 18, 2012, 2:35 PM ]

Volunteers needed email baymase@gmail.com (Steven Bayne) or call 215.439.1725This is a time in which we, the parents, take the opportunity to say "Thank you" to the administrators, teachers, staff assistants and everyone associated with the education and growth of our youth here at Masterman. We do this in what has become a traditional event - we express it through food! It's a time to cook your favorite dishes, be they main, side, desserts, salads. We receive food donations in the morning; set up the IMC before the event (early dismissal day); and clean up at the end. Volunteers at the lunch get a chance to meet virtually everyone who deals with your child - from our maintenance staff to the lunch room crew to security and crossing guards and of course, the teachers and administrators. 

The other part of this tradition is the providing of gift bags for all the above mentioned. That means enough giveaways (Examples: pens, pins, lotions, sample colognes and perfumes, etc.) to fill the bags for approximately 120 people! Sooooo.....all those who want to participate, please email me (Steven Bayne) or call 215.439.1725. The response to what you're bringing will come from our recorder extraordinaire Pamela Blanding Godbolt. She will be the person who  acknowledgies your donation of food type/category. As far as gift donations....well, you'll probably hear back from me! We also hold a raffle of items such as gift certificates to restaurants and stores (as received)...

It's not too early to commit! If you have those connections to businesses that appreciate the efforts of true professionals (our teachers), then let's get them to contribute to our gift bags and raffle. and, think about what YOU want to contribute in regards to food to show our staff how much we appreciate all they do for our youth. 

Again, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Let's make this our most successful SAL Day!
(and THANKS for the responses I'm beginning to receive from parents, both 'newbies' and 'old heads' thus far...!)

-Steven Bayne/Staff Appreciation Luncheon (SAL) 2012

Auction to Achieve 2012

posted Jan 12, 2012, 4:25 PM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Jan 18, 2012, 2:30 PM ]

Many, many hands are involved in our biggest annual effort, scheduled this year for March 24. If you want to get involved, contact one of the Co-Chairs, Joanne Green or Denise Larrabee. More information visit https://mastermanhsa/committee-news/auction-committee.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities:

posted Jan 12, 2012, 1:22 PM by Clara Jerez

If your New Year's resolutions include more involvement in your community, there are several opportunities to accomplish that at Masterman in 2012.

Senior Projects-- Help review the Senior Project proposals on Thursday,Feburary 2nd. We meet in the IMC Reference Room all day (but volunteers can come for only an hour or two) and review 100+ proposals (about 2 pages each), which describe what the senior plans to do for his/her project in May. Volunteers will also be needed to help review the portfolios in May, but the February 2nd date is most important now. It's a great way for parents to see how Masterman students culminate their years here. Interested volunteers contact Jenn Gentlesk  

School Auction -- many, many hands are involved in our biggest annual effort, scheduled this year for March 24. If you want to get involved, contact one of the Co-Chairs, Joanne Green  or Denise Larrabee
Staff Appreciation Luncheon --  this event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7. Contact committee chair Steven Bayne215.439.1725 to volunteer or donate.

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