• Welcome to the Fort Couch PTSO!

    Upcoming Events

    W November 27 – NO SCHOOL
    December 9 – Scripps Spelling Bee Registration Deadline by 3:00 p.m. in the office
    December 9-19 – Caught You Being Good 
    December 9-20 – Reach Out Charitable Collection & Team Competition

    December 13 – Arts in USC Writing Submission Deadline
    Th December 19 – Warm Winter Wishes - Staff Appreciation Event

    F December 20 – Winter Assembly for Students: Reach Out Total, CYBG Raffles, Band/Chorus/Orchestra Performance 

    Announcements

    Donate Leftover Candy to Fort Couch for CYBG!

    CAUGHT YOU BEING GOOD is a positive reinforcement event that will take place at Fort Couch from December 9 -19th. Teachers and staff give out tickets to students for random acts of kindness and good behavior. The daily tickets are redeemed for candy at lunchtime. This is where you come in.

    If you would like to donate leftover Halloween candy for this event please place in a bag labeled CYBG and drop off in the main office.  Thank you for your support and generosity!

    Amazon Shopping the Makes Fort Couch Students SMILE 

    Through AmazonSMILE you can now support Fort Couch with all your Amazon shopping. Just use this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3997356 or visit smile.amazon.com and select Fort Couch Middle School PTSO as your supporting organization, then just shop as usual. The products, prices, and shipping are exactly the same as Amazon.com, and when you shop through AmazonSMILE The Amazon Foundation donates .5% of all eligible purchases to our school! 

    Giant Eagle Apples for Students & ShopNSave SEEDs -  Support while you Shop!

    Just sign up your GE Advantage Card (#0353) or SNS Perks Card (#117) and enter our school code.  More information and detailed directions can be found by visiting our Apples for Students page.  

    Activity Fees - Have you paid your student's Activity Fee yet??

    There are NO additional fundraisers for Fort Couch PTSO – The Activity Fee of $40 per student covers all that the PTSO does including socials and clubs which are Free and open to all students, as well as support for field trips, music and arts programs, field day, staff appreciation and "Caught You Being Good", just to name a few.  Your child will not be asked to sell anything for the PTSO and your fee includes membership in the PTSO.

     Ways to pay: Cash, Check (written to Fort Couch PTSO), or Paypal

    • Mail to Prema Sridaran 1787 Robson Drive, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
    • Send in to the school office with your student in a labeled envelope
    • Use PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/FPTSO

     

    Open PTSO Committee Positions

    There are still a few open committee positions for those that are interested in getting a little more involved in the PTSO at Fort Couch. Open positions include Spirit Night and Reach Out committee members.  Not sure what those committees are or what is involved? Check out the Committee Chairs list and Committee Descriptions on our website.  

    Contact Stacey Cobb to volunteer or learn more at fortcouchptso@uscsd.k12.pa.us.


    Welcome Letter

    Greetings Fort Couch Community!

    The Fort Couch Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) extends a warm welcome to all families for the 2019-2020 school year.

    With 100% family participation, the PTSO will be able to offer a variety of programs throughout the school year.  All programs are fully funded through the PTSO activity fees.  For your convenience, you may pay the activity fee by sending a check made out to Fort Couch PTSO to school or through PayPal click here. The PTSO supported programs include, but are not limited to, Curriculum Enhancements, Socials, Staff Appreciation, Supporting the Music and Arts programs, Spelling Bee, Field Day, Memory Book and “Caught You Being Good”.  These programs are run by our wonderful parent volunteers!  Please contact Stacey Cobb at staceycobb@gmail.com if you would like to be involved.

    In addition to our programs, there are a few other ways to stay involved.  First, we hold monthly PTSO meetings to answer questions and encourage participation. These meetings are a great way to be involved in the school and we hope to see you.  We promise to keep them short and sweet!!  Second,  please enroll in our Ft Couch PTSO eAlert (click here to learn how to sign up for e-alerts.) as this is our primary avenue of communication.  Third, use the following link to connect via our parents Facebook page.

    We look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!

    Stacey, Siân, Prema, Catherine, Katy
    Fort Couch PTSO Executive Board

    FortCouchPTSO@uscsd.k12.pa.us 



    Please check our website often as it will be updated with important information.