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Feb. 2020-Mar. 2020


  • Feb:  African American History Month
  • Feb:  Career and Technical Education Month
  • Feb 2-7:  National School Counseling Week
  • Feb 8:  Crab Feed to raise money for the Wellness Center
  • Feb 10:  PTSA Meeting
  • Feb 10-14:  Cal Cares/Words Matter Week
  • Feb 13,14:  President's Day Holiday/Staff Dev Day
  • Feb 25:  Early Release
  • Mar:  Women's History Month
  • Mar:  Arts Education Month
  • Mar:  Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
  • Mar 9:  PTSA Meeting-elections


PTSA Meetings

7:00-9:00 pm

Cal High Library

  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 9:  Officer Katie Williams-School Safety
  • Oct. 14:  Teen Esteem-Toxic Stress
  • Nov. 4:  Trust Circle
  • Dec. 9 Business Mtg only
  • Jan. 13:  Wellness Center
  • Feb. 10 (Nominations presented.):  School-wide Intervention Program SWIP
  • Mar. 9 (Elections):  How to Pay for College by Tim Lenahan
  • Apr. 13


PTSA Store

Please go to the Future Fund online store to purchase any of the following PTSA items:

  • PTSA Membership

  • Grad Night Tickets

  • Grad Night Donations

  • Memory Bricks

  • PTSA Donations


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  • Twitter @calhighptsa
  • Instagram @calhighptsa


stay informed!

Bear Facts weekly newsletter:  Sign-up and choose "California HS" to receive a weekly newsletter on school and community events.

School Loop:  Sign-up as a "Parent" and choose "yes" for daily emails if you want to receive teacher/ staff notices and student progress. This is the only way to receive school loop messages from Cal High Staff.   On School Loop, be sure to read the "News" on the right to stay informed.


Tax ID#

California High PTSA tax Id #68-0002426

Your donations are always welcome!

Please check with a tax professional to determine which donations are tax deductible.


Important PTSA Links

PTA Locker
7/15/19 4:07 PM
8/27/15 11:00 PM

California High PTSA



Bear Facts is our weekly newsletter.  If you haven't been receiving the Bear Facts in your email inbox and would like to, click on the button below to join the email list or update your profile.  Be sure to check the box for California HS.

PTSA Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee met on January 13, 2020, and via subsequent emails, to consider all eligible candidates for the 2020-2021 term of office.  On behalf of the nominating committee, we present the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

President - Jeanne Won

Secretary - Betsy Horvath

Treasurer - Margret Roobol

1st VP Parent Engagement - Anshu Jain

2nd VP Legislation - Kristie Vallinayagam

Auditor - Janice Hughes

Historian - Sri Sundar

Parliamentarian (appointed) - Donna Browne

The Election will take place at the next PTSA meeting on March 9, 2020.


Congratulations to Nima Pendar!

Nima's photo entry to the PTA Reflections Art Program won first place at 32nd District PTA (third level of competition) and will move onto the California State PTA level of competition.


Next PTSA meeting:  

  • Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Cal High Library
  • 7-9pm
    • 7-8 pm:  How to Pay for College-presented by Tim Lenahan

    • 8-9 pm:  PTSA meeting including elections

Reflections 2019:  Congratulations!

Congratulations Reflections Art Program!

A huge thank you to Melanie James, Reflections Chair, for  going above and beyond to provide a outstanding 51st Annual Reflections program for Cal High!

Congratulation to all are Cal High participants!  Here are the Cal High Results:

  • Dance:
    • 1st place-Stephanie Hunt
  • Film:
    • 1st place-Aryan Sharma
  • Literature:
    • 1st place-Alina Jones
    • 2nd place-Rachana Balakrishnah
    • 3rd place-Alice Oh
    • 4th place-Lauren Zilinsras
  • Photography:
    • 1st place-Nima Pendar
    • 2nd place-Safwan Manssor
    • 3rd place-Jannah Mansoor
  • Visual Arts:
    • 1st place-Zoe Medlin
    • 2nd place-Mira Prabhakar
    • 3rd place-Kate Hong
    • 4th place-Lauren Lee
    • 5th place-Julia Sung
    • 6th place-Prisha Narasimhan
    • 7th place-Kira Piggott

Congratulations to the following Cal High Students whose first place Cal High entries went on to SRV Council of PTAs Reflections level to earn the following:

  • Dance:  Award of Excellence to move onto the 32nd District PTA Level-Stephanie Hunt
  • Literature:  Honorable Mention-Alina Jones
  • Photography-Award of Excellence to move onto the 32nd District PTA Level-Nima Pendar
  • Visual Arts:  Award of Merit-Zoe Medlin


About California High PTSA

The California High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) was organized in 1983, and is a member of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, and the 32nd District PTA.   We strive to support and speak on behalf of all children and youth in our school and in our community. We promote opportunities for parents to address the needs of high school students and we foster a positive partnership between parents, teachers, students and the community.

The goals of the California High PTSA are:

  • foster communication and collaboration between home and school

  • support a welcoming and inclusive school community

  • encourage life-long learning and well-being for parents, students and staff

  • inform our parent community about legislation that benefits all children

The CHS PTSA is especially proud of the partnership we have developed with the staff.  Bear Facts, the Cal High weekly newsletter, is prepared and e-mailed to every family in the Cal High community by the PTSA. The PTSA will continue to keep parents informed about legislative issues that affect our children and schools.

We invite all California High School parents, students, and teachers to join and become involved in our PTSA. There are many opportunities to make a difference in our school and community!

All parents, staff, students and community members are encouraged to support the California High PTSA.

Click here to become a member today!  



Ptsa Elected officers 2019-20

  • President:  Jeanne Won
  • Secretary:  Donna Browne
  • Treasurer:  Margret Roobol
  • Legislative Advocacy:  Robin Klau
  • Parent Engagement:  Kristie Vallinayagam
  • Auditor:  Rory Barr
  • Parliamentarian:  Anshu Jain
  • Historian:  Sri Sundar


Our PTSA Programs

  • Bear Facts Newsletter
  • Celebrating Campus Arts 
  • Directory
  • Grad Night
  • Health & Wellness
  • Honorary Service Awards
  • Hospitality/Staff Appreciation
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Legislative Info and Action
  • Memory Brick Fundrsr
  • Parent Education
  • Reflections Art Program
  • Scholarships
  • Sister School-Wilson Elementary
  • Site Council Liaison
  • Special Needs
  • SRVEF Run for Education


Thank you to Heather Vaughn and Rinku Thakur, our PTSA Inclusion and Diversity Committee, for partnering with the school, leadership, and No Place for Hate to create the Cal Cares/Words Matter Week.  Thank you for spreading positivity to our school community.


Thank you Sarah Eddings for presenting the School-Wide Intervention Program at our February PTSA meeting.  Your work to develop interventions for general education is a much needed resource for many Cal High students 


Thank you to Jack Estes, a SRV High School Senior, for providing "Behind the Fine" student panel.  His topic of what it is like to be a teen today and the pressures they face helped open up understanding and discussion among parents and teens.


Thank you to Lacey Canton and Patty Mullin for your presentation on the Wellness Center for Cal High.  We are excited to see what has already been implemented and look forward to even more services to help nurture the well-being of our students.


Cal High PTSA meetings and programs:

12/11 Toy Drive for Wilson Elementary
12/11 Delivering Toys at Wilson Elementary