Great Health Resources: PTSC Weekly Update

Posted: November 10, 2014 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
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Great Health Information:

Heather Lint, Director of Nursing at PTSC, has been hard at work updating the PTSC Health Services website.  When you visit our main webpage, click on “Services” in the left column and then pick “Student Health” to find many great resources.  It is an amazing wealth of information–all available at your fingertips!  Great work, Heather!

PTSC Standouts:

Great job to all involved with the Snowfest Craft Fair.  Many hours of work went into the event–and special thanks to Kerrie Schludecker for all of her involvement!

Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at

Important Dates:

  • All November and December:  A Night Out at Chili’s: PTO is sponsoring a Family Fundraiser at Chili’s for the entire month of November and December (no weekend or hour restrictions). You can visit Chili’s at the Merrillville or Valparaiso location and as long as you have the Chili’s voucher – this is a delicious way to help earn money for your school plus if you purchase a scrip Chili’s card you will earn an additional 11%! Vouchers will be coming home very soon – they will not be available at  Chili’s. Additional copies of voucher can be downloaded from the school website or the PTO Facebook page.
  • Now through December 19, 2014:  Take the Speak Up Survey.  You can access it at  Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning 21st century education and technology.
  • November 12, 2014:  Susan Gleason, the Coordinator of the Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition will be holding a town hall meeting on the rapid rise of the youth use of hookah pens, e-cigarettes, and other nicotine delivery devices.  The meeting will be held on November 12th at 3:30 at the Valparaiso Community Schools Administrative board room (3801 N Campbell St, Valparaiso).

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  • November 19, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • November 21, 2014:  PTO Fall Fun Fair at BGE
  • November 27-28, 2014:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5, 2014:  The Athletic Department and Winter Sports are hosting a Nelson’s Port-a-Pit Night!  *SAVE THE DATE: December 5th, 5-7:30PM, in the high school cafeteria. Invite friends and family for a fun night out! Come for dinner, basketball games, Homecoming festivities, and a raffle! Please see the document below as it is a pre-order form for the dinner. The deadline for order forms is Friday, November 28th. Get your order forms in to ensure your dinner, as quantities will be limited after the deadline and will go quickly! Order forms, along with payment, can be turned into any PTSC main office.

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  • December 22-January 2, 2014:  No School, Winter Break
  • January 5, 2015:  Classes resume
  • January 16, 2015:  End of 1st Semester
  • January 28, 2015:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • February 13, 2015:  Snow day make-up day or break day
  • February 16, 2015:  No School, Presidents Day
  • February 18, 2015:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • March 18, 2015:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • March 19, 2015:  End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 23-27, 2015:  Spring Break

Things to Know/Do:

  • Now hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • Have you updated your account information in Instant Alert?  Make sure that you have your cell phone number and your email entered so that you will receive the latest updates we send out.  You can update your Instant Alert Account here.
  • Do your friends and neighbors know how to find our weekly updates?  Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!
  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.  It’s a great way to earn some money and attend extra-curricular events!

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