• friendsSHS PTA Multicultural Committee

    The SHS Multicultural Committee is a group of international and non-international parents who organize different events to welcome new and multicultural families into our community,  to introduce you to each other, and to provide relevant information about the SHS experience. Staff from the SHS Counseling Department and other SHS representatives will be present to answer your questions about the school and its programs. We look forward to meeting you at our events.

    Mark your calendar for the dates below:

    2020-21 Dates
    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 9-10 am: SHS PTA Multicultural Meet & Greet Welcome Coffee and Q&A with the Deans (see Sunday's weekly eblast for Zoom link or contact the SHS PTA Multicultural Chairs Mariko Takeda and Julie Zhu)
    TBD: Joint SHS/SMS PTA Multicultural Thanksgiving Luncheon
    TBD: SHS PTA International Parent College Information Coffee

    coffee cup Multicultural Meet & Greet Welcome Coffee and Q&A with Deans
    This event welcomes families to the new academic year and allows parents to meet SHS staff (including the Principal, Assistant Principals, Deans, faculty from the World Language Department, Youth Outreach Workers, PTA Officers and Chairs and other interested parents in an informal setting. The Q&A session addresses high school related issues: the Alternative School, SATs/ACTs, Civ Ed, honors classes, world language classes, and more. Set your Zoom background to your dream vacation spot, bring your Zoom mug, brew a cup of gourmet coffee or tea, and join us for a conversation with SHS staff to ask questions and learn specifics about various SHS programs.

    Multicultural Thanksgiving Lunch
    Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Rd, (corner of Heathcote & Post Rd)
    This fun event, co-hosted with the SMS PTA Multicultural Committee, celebrates a great American tradition with a unique multicultural flavor. Join other families to share a delicious potluck of international and American culinary delicacies on this festive occasion! Pot luck sign up sheet will be distributed in the PTA weekly e-blast closer to the date of the event.

    International Parent College Information Coffee
    Deans from the Counseling Department address parent questions about the college admissions process. Although the event is oriented to parents of SHS juniors, all parents are welcome.

    multicultural families SHS International Club
    We encourage children of new families to join the International Club at SHS. The club is made up students both American and international, who meet every other Friday at 2pm. They share different cultural activities, fundraise to donate to charities working overseas, and organize and host an all-day, all-school International Fair and Luncheon in the spring.

    Contact Us
    We welcome everyone who would like to join the Multicultural Committee. Contact us at SHSmulticulturalcomm@gmail.com.