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If you ordered a Senior Banner and have not been contacted please reach out to Maura Weins at gshssenioractivities@gmail.com

Due to the overwhelming demand, banners can still be purchased through Friday April 9. Please go to Senior Banner link on top of page to complete your order!!

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PTSA GENERAL MEETING


"The General Meeting for the PTSA will be held on May 6th at 5:30 IF SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED.

If the ban remains in place, the meeting will be moved to the following Wednesdays at the same time, until such time as the ban being lifted allows the meeting to be held. Location of the meeting will be posted on the PTSA website once a permissible date is established.

The purpose of this General Meeting will be to elect new officers and discuss/approve any budget changes.

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HILLSBOROUGH RESPONDS

HILLSBOROUGH RESPONDS

eLearning overview for parents during the school closure

Click on link below to learn all you need to know.

https://www.smore.com/kj9rt-hillsborough-responds?ref=email

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Thank you Mascot Universe

Shout out to our business partner, Mascot Universe, for their generous donation to our PTSA.   

Mascot donates 20% of online and in store sales on our Steinbrenner PTSA spirit wearitems. 

Thank you Mascot Universe!!

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Bullying

Prevent Bullying
Promote Kindness
A Message From Our President
We know that there are a myriad of challenges that our children face at school, at home and in our communities that impact their ability to learn and thrive. Among these, bullying continues to be a major concern of students, educators, and parents alike. Our PTAs have long been dedicated to promoting safe and supportive school environments for ALL children. We must remain active in addressing this ongoing challenge because we know that chronic and toxic bullying continues not only on the playground and in the halls of our schools, but on the way to and from school, in our neighborhoods, and most prevalently online via text and social media. We also know that bullying is not unique to children and in fact, adult bullying also occurs frequently.
Florida PTA urges its volunteer leaders and members to actively promote bullying prevention in their communities by hosting anti-bullying programs and sharing resources about bullying. Even one child being bullied is one too many. By working together, educators, parents, concerned citizens, business leaders, advocates and community members can support the implementation of bullying prevention programs, reinforce bullying prevention messages, and advocate for bullying policies to be implemented and enforced. As caring and concerned adults, we can also set the example by upholding cultures of respect and kindness.
Please review the resources listed below and reach out to Florida PTA if you need assistance in taking action to prevent bullying. Once again, thank you for all you do for our children and our communities!
With warm regards,
Linda Kearschner
President, Florida PTA
Florida PTA remains committed to supporting students, families, schools and communities in coping with and preventing bullying in accordance with the resolution against bullying adopted by National PTA in 2005.
Parents Can Prevent Cyberbullying
There is constant change in the digital world. New apps and platforms are constantly being added and no doubt our children and teens are probably the first ones to hear about them and use them. The best way to monitor your child’s on-line use is to constantly talk to them and to monitor it. Remind your child that their digital footprint can be out there for years to come, sometimes even affecting their college admissions or even employment. Establish rules and monitor their on-line use and remind them that you are doing this for their protection. Honest and open discussions with our children are the best way to help prevent cyber-bullying. If you are concerned that your child is a victim of cyber-bullying, here are some signs to look for:
·       Noticeable decrease in the use of electronic devices
·       Your child hides their devices when someone comes near
·       Your child becomes withdrawn, depressed, or loses interest in activities they enjoyed before
Visit this link to learn how parents can help prevent cyberbullying.
Adult Bullying
When we think of bullying, we automatically picture children, often with a bigger, older child as the aggressor toward a younger, smaller child who is incapable of defending themselves. What we don’t picture are adult bullies in the workplace, social settings, or our homes.
There are several ways that adults can bully one another including:
  • physical intimidation, threat, harassment and/or harm
  • tangible/material bullying using one’s formal power intimidate, threaten, harass, and/or harm
  • verbal bullying by threats, shaming, hostile teasing, insults or racist, sexist, or homophobic language
  • passive-aggressive or covert bullying where behavior appears appropriate on the surface, but takes you down with subtlety
  • cyberbullying verbal, and passive-aggressive behavior conveyed online via social media, texting, video, email, on-line discussion, and other digital formats.
Research at Duke University shows that adults who bully often have had troubled childhoods and can be victims of abuse or bullying themselves. They also suffer the worst outcomes as adults. They are much more likely to suffer from a serious illness or psychiatric disorder, abuse drugs or be convicted of felonies. If they were chronically bullied, they are likely to be more isolated, less educated and poorer.
  1. Here are several ways to handle adult bullies:
  2. Protect yourself by leaving uncomfortable situations
  3. Keep a healthy distance, and avoid engagement
  4. Keep your cool and avoid being reactive
  5. Know your fundamental human rights and recognize when they’re being violated
  6. Utilize assertive and effective communication
  7. Talk about your experience, do not be a quiet victim. In serious situations, proactively deal with the problem early on and formalize your communication by either putting things in writing, or having a third-party present as witness
  8. Effectively articulate strong and reasonable consequences
Additional resources from Psychology Today:
Bullying Resources
From National PTA:
Bullying in schools can prevent many students from reaching their full potential. Now more than ever, it is critical that all students are supported in learning and receive a high-quality, well-rounded education in a safe and healthy environment. National PTA® offers resources to help students, parents and educators prevent bullying behavior and create positive and safe school environments with supportive, inclusive peer relationships.
  • Be proactive and use PTA Connected and SmartTalk resources to learn how to address online issues such as cyberbullying and social networking.
Resources From Advocacy Allies
Florida PTA | floridapta.org
1747 Orlando Central Pkwy.
Orlando, Florida 32809

OUR MISSION 

  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

OUR PURPOSE

  • To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

Awards and Recognition

We are a State and Local award-winning PTSA!

Click here to view a complete listing of our awards through the years

2018-2019

Hillsborough County Council Awards:

Volunteer of the Year (Melinda Sheer)

Health and Safety Award (World of a Teen program)

2016-2017

Hillsborough County Council Award:

Family Involvement - "World of a Teen" program

Florida PTA Awards:

Student Community Service - GSHS

Principal of the Year - Kelly King

Student Advocate - Cheyenne Dula

2015-2016

Florida Department of Education Award:

Family Involvement Program of the Year - "World of a Teen"

Florida PTA Awards:

PTSA Student Involvement Award

Literacy Award

2014-2015

Hillsborough County Council Awards:

Advocacy Award - "Teen Dating Summit"

Family Involvment Award - Warrior Mom's Network

Florida PTA Awards:

President's Achievement Award

2013-2014

Hillsborough County Council Awards:

Education Program - ACT Prep

Superman Award - Bred Reif

3 Star Award

Florida PTA Awards:

Safety Award

Student Involvement