Archive for October 26, 2017

Lighthouse Tour!

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Full Beaver Moon will shine on the Point Arena High School Students’ Moonlight Tour of the Dead at the Lighthouse!

The Point Arena Lighthouse,  Point Arena Union High School and the Pacific Community Charter High School are partnering to present a student art exhibit celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  The festivities will open at 5:30 p.m. in the Fog Signal Building, where the students will be selling food and drink to raise funds for a field trip to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.  The exhibit of student art inspired by the popular Dia de los Muertos celebration will be displayed in the Buttress Room in the base of the Lighthouse Tower, with special pieces voted on by the student in the Lantern Room at the top of the Tower.  

Admission to the Light Station grounds, the Fog Signal Building Gift Store and Museum, and the art exhibit in the Buttress Room is FREE to everyone.  Tower Tours under the full moon will be offered free to all students, and at a discounted $5 for adults.  

El viernes 3 de noviembre del 2017 la luna llena brillará durante el Moonlight Tour of the Dead, un evento organizado por los estudiantes de Point Arena High en el faro!

El Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Arena High School  y el Pacific Community Charter High School se han asociado para presentar una exhibición de arte para celebrar el Día de los Muertos. Las festividades comenzarán a las 5:30 p.m. en el Fog Signal Building, donde los estudiantes estarán vendiendo comida y bebidas para recaudar fondos para una excursión al De Young Museum en Golden Gate Park. La exhibición de arte estudiantil se mostrará en la base del faro. Las obras de arte elegidas por los estudiantes serán exhibidas en la parte superior del faro.

El costo de la entrada a los jardines del faro, a la tienda de regalos, al museo del Fog Signal Building y a la exposición de arte, es GRATIS para todos. El tour del faro bajo la luna llena se ofrecerá gratis a todos los estudiantes, y a un precio descontado de $ 5 para los adultos.

SAT Testing

Want to take the SAT test?  If so, it is time to sign up now.  Please contact the school office if you need assistance with signing up.

Aeries & Echo for Parents

Are you logged into Aeries or Echo?  If you have not you really should.  This is a great way to see what is going on with your student and the school.  Please contact us and let us know if you need some assistance.

College Motivation Day

Thursday, November 2, at Humboldt University with Keynote speaker, scholar athlete Jude Schimmel.

4-H on the South Coast

4-H is coming to our area.  Any student ages 5 – 19 is welcome to join this incredible Club.  Please come to the high school auditorium on November 4th to find out more, to volunteer or to participate.  Sign-ups and snacks are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Please come.

Pirate Gear On Sale Now

Are you needing some Pirate Gear?  Come to the High school, talk to an Auto Class kiddo or give Mr. Jon Luther a shout if you are wanting to put in an order before the November 16th deadline.

Donations for Displaced Families

Ms. Hope Hirst and her AP English class have started a drive to collect goods for the displaced families from the devastating fires. 

Boxes can be found at many of the classes here at Point Arena High Schoo, at the Charter High School as well as in the office.

What to donate:

PLEASE think carefully about what it is you are donating! People don’t know what is needed or wanted and end up donating things (with the best intentions) that can not be used or distributed. Priorities are always the following: 

  • Easy to open and eat, non perishable foods, that do not require cooking
  • Bulk foods that can be used by a shelter that provides meals
  • BOTTLED WATER IS HUGE!!!
  • Shoes, all sizes
  • NEW underwear and socks, all sizes
  • Personal needs such as toothpaste/brush, face wipes, hair brushes, feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Pet supplies are ALWAYS needed! Anything! Ropes, leads, leashes, food, beds, blankets, ANYTHING! Please no alfalfa or hay…unless you have a truck and are helping me drive it down! 🙂 
  • Blankets and pillows, cots and air mattresses
  • Baby needs! ALL baby needs. Wipes and diapers and food and formula are huge!
  • Reusable shopping bags and water bottles are HUGE as well! (Carrier bags or luggage etc. is WONDERFUL for helping too! Even purses can really help!)
  • Think about what you would need throughout the day if all you had left in the world was what you have on you right now and you were “living” in an empty fairgrounds. 

We are NOT accepting cash donations and please limit the amount of clothing you donate. (Clothing will be needed more later, for now likely the victims don’t have anywhere to store it or a way to carry it. However baby clothes and jackets/sweaters are always needed!)    

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hope Hirst.