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Kroger Rewards

Kroger Reward Program


Last year, those enrolled in the Kroger Reward Program have helped raise over $12,000 for CHS students. WAY TO GO! They did this by enrolling and doing their regular shopping at Kroger. For those unfamiliar with the program, Kroger simply donates to the CHS PTSA a percentage of the money you spend shopping at Kroger at no additional charge to you. It's a great way to help fund PTSA student programs and it only costs you 5 minutes of your time. Kroger requires ALL participants to re-enroll each year, after April 1st, no matter what date you originally enrolled.



You will need a Kroger Plus Card to register. You can get an application at any store. When you turn in the application they will give you a numbered card.

To Re-enroll if you were registered in the program last year

  1. Go to
  2. Click Michigan.
  3. Put in your e-mail
  4. Put in your password (If you forgot the password, please go to "Forgot your password")
  5. Find your organization by typing in your organization's NPO number: 84465
  6. Click the "Select Your Organization"
  7. Click the" Save Changes"

To enroll If you have never been a part of Kroger Community Rewards before

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Register"(to the right)
  3. Enter your zip code and click "Find"
  4. Click on the arrow to display the list of stores in your zip code and highlight your preferred store
  5. Enter your email,password, and name
  6. Key in you Kroger Plus Card Number (If it says that this card has already been used, please call the number on the back of your card)
  7. Enter the security code (from the box above it)
  8. Enter your contact information
  9. Click "next"
  10. Verify that your account information is correct. Check box for agreement of the terms and conditions and click "complete information"
  11. Kroger will send an email to the address you entered earlier in the process.
  12. Open the email that Kroger sent. Read the email and either click on the link within the email or copy and paste it into your browser.
  13. Sign in: click on the "Click here "button and then type in your email and password.
  14. Under Kroger Community Rewards Section at right, click "Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information."
  15. Find your organization by typing in your organization's NPO number: 84465
  16. Click on the organization name that you want. Please make sure that you click on the circle to the left of your organization so that it becomes highlighted.
  17. Click on "Save Changes"
  18. Scroll over the page and make sure all information is accurate

Thank you!

You are now registered and the entire CHS student body and staff thank you!

Please ask others that are not part of your household to register and help support the CHS PTSA!

Ways and Means

Ways and Means

Attention CHS Students and Staff!

The CHS PTSA Ways and Means Committee still has funding available for Mini Grants, and is requesting your CHS Mini Grant Project Proposals. See "CHS PTSA Ways and Means Process" document for application process details.

Please submit your Project Proposal via the "Ways and Means Request" form. Completed Proposals should be turned in to the CHS Office.

Contact Fred Koehler, Ways and Means Committee Chairperson at if you have any questions.

Please send Ruth an e-mail once you have submitted to the CHS office so she can expedite review.

Funds disbursement (approved Projects only) must be requested using the CHS PTSA Payment Request form.

Ways and Means Project Forms

CHS PTSA Ways and Means Process

CHS PTSA Ways and Means Project Request Form

CHS PTSA Ways and Means Payment/Reimbursement Form

Approved ways and means requests

Request No.



Amount Requested


Students Affected


Final Disposition

Final Amt Approve



Laura Mahler


Funding to purchase an additional (8) light light diffusers that will complement the (4) light diffusers purchase a few years ago.

52Room is acting as a model for the district.





Amy Seaman


A two part request - $1086 for the annual subscription fee for ticket software contract and $350 for keyboard "realtime music solutions". Each of these requests have been funded in past years.

100+Gary is going to speak with Amy about CHS ability to utilize the subscription service for other school functions.




Carolyn Clarke


Funds to purchase incentives for the pre-vocational work lab (PAES lab). We have approved this request in the past.



Carolyn Clarke


Funds to purchase incentives for the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) program The PBIS program supports the improvement of social and behavioral progress within the academic setting. Students receive non-tangible rewards for their progress (for example, “game-days” or “movies related to the curriculum” as well as tangible rewards (such as a pizza party or ice cream social). This request is for funds to purchase tangible incentives for these students. We have supported this request for the last two or three years.

300+Group would like Carolyn to stop in at our next meeting to talk about this activity. Question should this recurring item be a line item for PTSA and/or CCS.



Carolyn Clarke


Personnel hygiene supplies for students in need.



Brian Pierce Stock Club


4 Gifts cards ($119.8) and 10 books ($118.10) for winners of two stock market related competitions one with the Stock Market Survivor Club and the second a school wide competition.

15+Committee recommends approval




John Zittel Civics


Two large trifold presentation board that his students will use to display the results of their senior civics projects.

150 to 300Approved



Brian Pierce Stock Club


An admendment to Mr. Peirce's request of last month to purchase two gifts cards ($30) that were mistakely omitted from last month's request.

15+Committee recommends approval




Frau Schneider German Club


Transportation and registration fees for German Day competition to be held in Ann Arbor on March 23, 2018

30+Committee recommends approval for the transportation portion of the request ($575)




Jessica O'Rorke


Request for $300 to purchase ingredients and supplies for the cultural cooking community traditional

30+Presented outside of committee and directly to the general membership




John Zittel Civics


Amending the approved amount from Request No. 7 to address a 4.10 vendor increase in price.

150 to 300Approved



Katie Lambert PE Dept.


Replace old, worn and broken rackets, paddles, nets and balls used in and by the PE department




Amy Seaman


Request to cover approximately half of the cost of renting the "flying equipment" and support personnel that will by used in the Mary Poppins production.




Meeting Schedule

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 in Room A218 (at the END of the hallway)

October 10

November 14

December 12

January 9

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 8



Thanks to all of the PTSA volunteers that contributetheir time and talent for the benefit of the students and staff at Clarkston High School. You are the heart of our success!

Legislative Updates


Maintained by Stephanie Huber for Clarkston Community Schools PTA District Council. Contact with questions. Go to for complete records of education bills in the state House and Senate.

New Bills

All pending bills are deleted at the beginning of odd-number year legislative sessions.

Updates on previous legislation

SB 1335 HB 6502 - The governor signed into law changes to the Michigan Merit Award, now called the Michigan Promise. Beginning with this year's seniors, every student in Michigan will be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship. Students who achieve the required score will receive $1,000 during their freshman and sophomore years in college. After they successfully complete two years of post-secondary education, students would net another $2,000. Students who don't achieve the required score can still earn the entire $4,000 scholarship by successfully completing two years of post-secondary education. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in their post-secondary institution to earn a Michigan Promise scholarship when they reach the two-year point.

Contact your Representatives

Representative John Stakoe
N0893 House Office
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing , MI 48909-7514
P: 517.373.5843
F: 517.373.2616

Senator Mike Bishop
Building S-106 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
P: 517.373.2417
F: 517.373.2694

Senator Bishop is the new Senate Minority Leader

The goal of the Michigan PTSA's Legislative Committee is "to secure adequate laws for the protection of children and youth…"

For specific legislative updates, contact Lisa Kuch, PTSA First VP, Legislative Chair, at 248 394 0371, or visit this site over the next few weeks for further outcomes of legislative activity in Michigan.


Governor Rick Snyder (R)
Office of the Michigan Governor
Phone (517) 373-3400 or Fax (517) 335-6863
Address: P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, Michigan 48909
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Governor Snyder's Plan to Reinvent Michigan's Education System


Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
Web: ~
Phone: (202) 224-6221 Fax: (202) 224-1388
Address: 459 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
District Offices:

1860 McNamara Bldg. 477 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48226
Phone (313) 226-6020 Fax (313) 226-6948 TDD (800) 851-0030 Phone: 313-226-6020

30500 VanDyke, Suite 206 Warren, MI 48093
Phone (810) 573-9145 Fax (810) 573-8260

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
E-mail: Web:

Phone: (202) 224-4822
Address: 702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Mid-Michigan Office:
Phone: (517) 203-1760
280 East Saginaw Hwy East Lansing, MI 48823


PTSA Goals

  • Publish a student directory for PTSA members.
  • Provide hospitality for staff on conference nights.
  • Offer the National PTSA Reflections Fine Arts Program.
  • Provide chaperones for student social events.
  • Provide volunteers for the Spring Art Fair.
  • Offer six scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Provide volunteers for the Senior Class Picnic.
  • Fund Health and Welfare Programs for parents in collaboation with the PTA Council.
  • Offer parent mentors to CHS students needing extra support.
  • Offer classroom mini-grants as a service to our teachers through the Ways & Means Projects.


PTSA Objectives

With 6 million members, National PTA is the largest volunteer youth advocacy association in the United States. PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to our students. CHS has a PTSA ("S" is for students). We are focused on promoting a positive student environment, through partnerships with parent/guardians, staff and the community.

The mission of the PTA is threefold:
  • 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 the nation.

The objectives of the PTA:

  • To promote the welfare of 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 intelligentlly 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.


2017-2018 State Level Award Winners!

Announced March 13, 2018

Kaylee Adair - Life Within Reach
Dance Choreography - Honorable Mention

Ellie Arnold - Our Future
Visual Arts - Honorable Mention

Jacolyn McCowan - The Beautiful Angel

Visual Arts - Award of Merit

Congratulations to our participants moving on to State Level Reflections.

State Level Awards Announced in Late March

Andrew GilbertVisual Arts
Ellie ArnoldVisual Arts
Helen Josephson Literature
Jacolyn McCowanVisual Arts
Jenna RitcheyPhotography
Jordan KuriawenLiterature
Kaylee AdairDance Choreography
Kiran StumpPhotography

PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas:

  • Dance Choreography,
  • Film Production,
  • Literature,
  • Musical Composition,
  • Photography, and
  • Visual Arts (includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage).

For more than 40 years, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson.



CHS PTSA scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Office or can be downloaded below.

The due date is Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

This year there are 8, $500.00 scholarships available for seniors.

Best of luck to 2017-2018 CHS senior applicants!

CHS PTSA 2018 Senior Scholarship Application

Budget and Bylaws

CHS PTSA Budget and bylaws

PTSA Website