File - Classen SAS PTSA

Classen News Blast 8-10-11
Friday, August 12th will be a B Day
Picture Day is August 29, 2011. Forms should be sent home
with your child by Tuesday the 22nd. Questions about
yearbook issues should be directed to the yearbook
teacher/sponsor Londa Madron at
Retake Picture Day and Senior Picture Day is October 3rd.
This is for students who were absent on Aug. 29th or those
who purchased pictures they were unhappy with.
Seniors, the deadline to take your yearbook gown photos
through Lifetouch/prestige is Oct. 3rd. If you don’t have
them done through them by the deadline you can have them
done here at school on Oct. 3rd during retake day. You will
have two options.:
Option 1: Is a FREE sitting. You will get one shot and it will be what is in the
Option 2: Is $15.00. You will get four shots and get to choose which one you
would like in the yearbook. If you choose Option 2: bring a check made out to
Prestige for $15.00 on Oct. 3rd.
If you have them done at Prestige you will not have to have them done again
at school.
Boys you will need a shirt and tie. Girls wear something nice.
This year we are going to take casual photographs to include in the yearbook
along with your gown picture. Please bring an outfit to wear for your casual
photo. This must be within the school dress code. If you have taken a casual
with Prestige/Lifetouch then you may use it. If you miss retake day you will
need to see Mrs. Madron for information on getting your casual done.
However, it is best to do so on the day of or take them at Prestige/Lifetouch.
Senior Class Parents!!!
This is a special announcement for parents of the 2012
Senior Class. Now is your opportunity to purchase a Senior
Ad for your child in the 2011–2012 year book. Senior Ads
include photos, submitted by you, and your special message
to your senior. Ads are available in quarter page, half page
and full page sizes.
Full page - $300.00
Half Page - $150.00
Quarter - $75.00
Bring cash/ check/ or money order to A308….Only 10 pages
will be sold….first come, first serve.
Senior Bio’s and Senior Polls will be sent out in the coming
week. All must be returned to room A308 by Sep 15th.
To 6th grade parents:
Elections are coming up for 6th grade student council!
It is a wonderful way for your student to get involved with school. Student
council will be visiting with the 6th graders this week to see if this may be of
interest to some students. If your student is interested in running for an office,
they will bring home a filing form which lists all of the duties and
requirements of student council officers.
This form must be signed by both the student and a parent, and returned no
later than Friday, August 12th.
The sooner, the better! Once the student has filed their form, they may begin
campaigning. The date of the election will be sometime next week.
Each student received a student handbook at convocation
Wednesday and Thursday the first week of school. You and your
student MUST SIGN the form in the back of the Student Handbook
(pages 52 & 52) and return those pages (pages 52 & 53) to the
counselors office. If your student did not get a hand book or (more
likely) lost it, check out the Classen SAS website . You can download the student
handbook from the website, print out the form (pages 52 & 53) and
send it back to school with your student.
Remember that the form in the back of your Student Handbook is
due. You can turn the form into Ms. Catlin in the Counseling Office.
This is a mandatory form. Thank you.
Become a Parent/Teacher Liaisons!
If you are looking for a way to be more involved at Classen and get to know the
staff please consider taking on a liaison position. Parent/teacher liaisons are
needed for the following staff. Please email or call Tracy Crenshaw if you wish
to fill ONE OR MORE of these spots or if you have any questions about the
position. or 767-9991.
Thanks so much!
Art Department
Rebecca Collins - MS
Karin Stafford - HS
KJ Collins
Paul Sweeney - ceramics
Tony Dyke
Computer Science
John Testa
Cassie Petty - computers
Dance Department
Danni Kelly
Nancy Trait-Lira
Terry Veal
Michael Payne
Neil Chaffin - 6th
Chelsea Johnson
Laurel Pierce - 8th
Marian Hulsey - HS
Phil Reid - HS
Physical Education
Josh Morgan
Physical Education
Dixie Hendrix – adjunct/Yoga
Language - French
Jennifer Robinson
Laura Borja - adjunct
Jean Losher
Trena Brown
Sue Waters
LaCharles Purvey - adjunct
Vince Miller - 6th
Juli Sylvan - 7th
Jack Harding - HS
Debra Kellum - HS
Richard Young - HS
Fred Boudreau - adjunct
Carolyn Bish - HS
Aubrey Cole - 8th/HS
Taneil Kaler - HS
Alexander Lau - HS
Teremun Rider - 7th
Social Studies
John Wells - 6th
Morris Jackson - 7th
Brian Poole
Bradon Risenhoover - HS
Charlotte Smith - HS
James Warner - HS
Special Education
Mary Buck and Daniel Bryant
Jason Pickard
Belinda Georgia- hearing impaired
Pat Martinez - visually impaired
Music Department
Matt Denman - guitar
Brandon Cink - adjunct
Justin Pourtorkan - orchestra
Rebecca Lindley - vocal
Jessica Wheeler - vocal
WRONG Number!!
Attendance Office Number was previously listed incorrectly in the Classen
News due to operator error.
Correct Attendance Number: 556-5089
Classen SAS Daily Announcements:
Debate Club -Every Monday from 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 starting 8-8-11.
Competition Speech Club every Thursday’s from 2:10 to 3:10 starting 8-1111.
Middle school volleyball tryouts Wednesday August 10th and Thursday
August 11th from 5 pm to 6 pm at the Urban League 3900 Martin Luther
King. If they need more information students can see Ms. C. Brown in room
A300 or email her at
Young Ladies ( Grade 6-12) interested in being a member of the
Classen Spirit Squad please see Ms. Barnett A213. 6th-8th grade
Cheerleading 9th-12th Varsity Cheer & Pom
Safety Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 10 at 2:15 in the cafeteria.
Parents...are you interested in being a part of this school committee?
Contact Vice-Principal John Tsotigh at
Classen SAS Sports
Classen SAS Varsity Volleyball Schedule 2011
August 15th
August 19th
August 24th
August 29th
Sept 2nd
Sept 6th
Sept 12th
Sept 14th
Sept 19th
Sept 21st
Sept 22nd
Sept 24th
Classen SAS
Classen SAS
Classen SAS
Classen SAS
NW Classen
Classen SAS
Harding Fine Arts
Classen SAS
John Marshall
Classen SAS
Star Spencer
Classen SAS
Classen SAS
OK Centennial 4:00
Classen SAS
Harding Charter Prep Classen SAS
Sept 26th
Capitol Hill
Classsen SAS
Practices: 3 pm to 5 pm Monday thru Thursday ( except games days)
Junior Varsity practice will end at 4:30 pm
All Junior Varsity and Varsity players will have to line judge a home game. If they do not judge
on the day that they have been assigned, they will not play the next game.
Christy Brown: 405-641-6271
Josh Morgan: 405-255-5709
Classen Calendar
Friday August 12th
B Day
Tuesday August 16th
Open House 6 pm All grades
Food, merchandise for sell, and teachers!
Friday August 19th
A Day
Thursday August 25th
5:30 6th grade family "meet & greet" in the cafeteria
6 pm 1st PTSA Meeting (auditorium)
6:45 IB Parent Meeting (Jr's & Sr's) OR 6th grade Parent Question and Answer session.
Friday ,August 26th
B Day
Monday August 29th
Picture Day for the Year Book
(No, you can't buy a yearbook YET-watch Classen News for instruction on how you can
buy a year book-That information will be coming.)
PTSA Meetings
Thursday, August 25th 6 pm
5:30 6th Grade Families "Meet 'n Greet" finger foods served
(IB & 6th Grade Parent Meetings)
Thursday, September 15th
(Vote on the budget, teacher grants, student scholarships and dues increases)
Cool door prizes AND...BROWNIES!!
Thursday November 17th 6 pm
"IBNGO" Dinner, Turkey Bingo with an IB twist &
Reflections winners announced
Thursday February 23rd 6pm
"VPNGO" (Dinner, snow/ice and Bingo with (of Course) a VPA twist!)
Vote on Nominating Committee
Thursday, April 5th 6 pm
Slate for 2012-2013 Officer Presented
Boring meeting...looking for something interesting to add... open to suggestions...
Thursday May 3rd 6 pm
Officer Elections with crowning ceremony afterward
Free Yoga class afterwards
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Continuous Learning Calendar
October 17th-October 28th- Fall Break
November 23rd-25th- Thanksgiving Break
December 12th-January 3rd - Winter Break
March 12th-23rd - Spring Break
June 1st - School Ends
Check out these websites:
Classen PTSA
OKCPS District website:
Classen SAS website:
ACT test dates 2011-2012
Test Date
Registration Deadline
September 10, 2011
October 22, 2011
December 10, 2011
February 11, 2012
April 14, 2012
June 9, 2012
August 12, 2011
September 16,2011
November 4, 2011
January 13, 2012
March 9, 2012
May 4, 2012
Late Fee Required
August 13-26, 2011
September 17-30, 2011
November 5-18, 2011
January 14-20, 2012
March 10-23, 2012
May 5-18,2012