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2013 - 2014 President's Message 

The second half of the 2013-14 school year is upon us but there is still plenty of PTA activity ahead of us. I invite you to review our newsletter, The Patriot Picayune, to see how PTA manpower and funds were put to use in the first half of the year. (click NEWSLETTER) This spring, PTA will host two more Honor Breakfasts, two more Grounds days (next one is February 8 - see below), a dance, assist with Patriots on Parade, the Student Store, and the 8th grade end of year celebration, and continue to assist in the office and in the library. Our secretary keeps the webpage up to date and sends Newsflashes to help keep parents abreast of happenings with PTA and at the school when requested by administration. (sign up for Newsflashes on the bottom of the NEWSFLASH page) If you are interested in volunteering, want to offer comments or suggestions, or have questions about PTA, I can be reached at Thank you for visiting the MJH PTA Website.

Michaelle W. Scelfo


Saturday, February 8 @9am - 12pm

Tuesday, February 18 @9am
MJH Room 504



Support the MJH PTA's primary fundraiser!  Smoothies can be bought every Friday for $3.00 or discounted tickets can be purchased for $2.50.  For order form, click SMOOTHIE FORM , print, complete and return to the front office.

The MJH PTA Website has been setup to provide information about the PTA.  Below is a description (and link) to each of our pages.

2012-2013 PTA Executive Board
President - Michaelle Scelfo
Vice President - Kelsey Remmelts
Secretary - Cheryl Flowers
Treasurer - Kelley Hooter
For a full listing, including the Committee Chairs, please click on 

PTA 2013 - 2014 Calendar -  MJH and PTA Events

PTA NewsFlash - Updated weekly (or by special request)

PTA Forms - Forms created for and used by the MJH PTA, such as First Day Pack, Spirit Cups and Smoothies

PTA Membership - Membership activiation and benefits from the District, State and National PTA organizations

PTA Newsletter – Check out the new look for the MJH newsletter!

PTA Reflection - National PTA Reflections Contest information and our student winners!
Links – PTA and school links.

Message from Mrs. Cucchiara:

Some parents have expressed concern about the weight of their child’s backpack. Please note the following:
  • Students may use rolling backpacks at MJH!
  • Teachers have class sets of most books and students do not have to carry books back and forth from home to school. Exceptions are the Science consumable book and the 8th Grade Louisiana History Textbook.
  • Most textbooks are also available online or on CD. Please check your teacher’s websites for online/digital textbook information.
  • It is suggested that students carry only enough paper, pencils and other supplies to get them through the week. They can replenish their supply on the weekends. This way students can minimize the weight. Parents should check their child’s backpack on a regular basis to monitor what is being carried to and from school in order to eliminate unnecessary weight.
  • Additional information regarding textbooks will be given out by the teachers at Open House on Monday, August 26th.
  • Students are issued a separate P.E. locker and can use that locker to store tennis shoes and P.E. uniforms.

If a student has an issue with a difficult locker or locker location, please let us know.

A form has been created for students to use to ask for locker or textbook assistance. Students can use either of the following links.