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April 2021

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • 5-9:  Spring Break
  • 12:  PTSA Association Meeting 7 pm-8pm
  • 14:  Grad Night Planning Meeting 7-8 pm
  • 17:  Senior Lawn Sign Deliveries
  • 18:  Senior Lawn Sign Pick up at Cal High 11 am-1 pm
  • 19:  Last day to buy Grad Nt tickets at $110 price
  • 20:  PSAT
  • 27:  SAT
  • 28:  Grad Night Planning meeting
  • 30:  Advocacy Day
  • 30:  Last day to buy Grad Night tickets at $125

May 2021

  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • 10:  PTSA Executive and Executive Elect Meeting
  • 20:  Last day to buy Grad Night tickets!  No tickets sold at the door.
  • 31:  Memorial Day no school

June 2021

  • 1-3:  Finals
  • 4-5:  Tentative Graduation dates
  • 5:  GRAD NIGHT 2021!


 

PTSA Association Meetings

7:00-9:00 pm

Zoom

[When campus opens, Cal High Library]

All Cal High community members are welcome (students and adults).

  • Aug. 17:  Principal Megan Keefer-Welcome 2020-21
  • Sept. 14:  College Admissions for 2020-21 by Cal High Counselors
  • Oct. 12:  Wellness Center by Lacy Canton and Patty Mullins
  • Nov. 9:  Cal High Hybrid/Remote Plan
  • Dec. 14:   Executive Board Mtg:  Business Mtg only
  • Jan. 11:  PTSA Association Mtg
  • Feb. 8:  Isolation, Academic Stress, Remote Learning Fatigue, Fear-Send Help! by Teen Esteem.  PTSA Nominations Meeting immediately following  
  • Mar. 8 PTSA Assoc. Mtg (Elections):  
  • Apr. 12:  PTSA Assoc. Mtg.


 

PTSA Store

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

  • PTSA Membership

  • Memory Bricks

  • PTSA Donations



 

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  • Facebook California High PTSA
  • Twitter @calhighptsa
  • Instagram @calhighptsa


 

stay informed!

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

To request placing an article in Bear Facts you must be a Cal High, PTA, or District organization.  Email requests before Thursday to CalHighNews@gmail.com.

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




 

Welcome back 2020-21!

Cal High PTSA is committed to continuing our programs throughout the school year whether we are in-person or remote.  We will advocate and support our Grizzly students, families, and staff.

We encourage you to become a part of Cal High PTSA by becoming a member which does not obligate you to volunteer or to attend meetings although we welcome you to participate if you are interested.  [To join, see the PTSA Store information in the lower left column of this page.]

We invite you to explore this page to learn more about what we do.  A list of meeting dates is on the left and meeting information/registration for the month is below.



 

Honorary Service awards 2021:  Nominations now open to April 27.

California High PTSA is looking for nominees for Honorary Service Awards. The Honorary Service Award (HSA) program encourages PTA units to honor individuals or organizations through donations to the HSA program fund of the California State PTA (a scholarship and grant program). 

The goals of the HSA program are as follows: 

To recognize deserving PTA, school and community volunteers for outstanding service to children and youth.

To provide funds for the scholarship and grant program.

The applicants being considered should be recognized for outstanding service to children and youth, not for routine assigned responsibilities or for retirement. Those who work behind the scenes, quietly and efficiently, should also be considered. 

AWARDS/CRITERIA 

Honorary Service Award (HSA): May be given to an individual or organization in the PTA, school or community in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. 

Continuing Service Award (CSA): May be given to an individual or organization in the PTA, school or  community for recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. This award may be given to a person whose contributions have been significant over a continuing period of time. The award may be given regardless of whether a recipient has previously received the California State PTA’s Honorary Service Award. 

Golden Oak Service Award: May be given to an individual who or organization that has made a significant contribution to the welfare of children and youth in the PTA, school, or community. This award should be given to recognize exceptional service to children and youth; it is the California State PTA’s most prestigious award. 

Very Special Person (VSP): May be given to an individual or PTA constituent organization to recognize an individual. 

Outstanding Teacher Award 

The Outstanding Teacher Award may be given to a teacher in special recognition for outstanding service in welfare of children and youth in the PTA, school, or community. 

Outstanding Administrator Award 

The Outstanding Administrator Award may be given to an administrator in special recognition for outstanding service in welfare of children and youth in the PTA, school, or community. 

Click on Nomination Form to nominate someone.  Nominations are due by April 27, 2021. For more information, or to nominate an individual, contact Abby  Bronzini at abbybronzini@gmail.com


 

Cal High ptsa scholarship applications due May 5, 2021

Scholarship applications are available and due May 5.  Several $1000 scholarships will be awarded.  Click on "Scholarship" in the upper left blue box on this page or click on Scholarship Website for more info.


 

Spring Speaker Series:  Stories Build Bridges

SRVUSD High School PTSA's Inclusion & Diversity Committees proudly present the Spring Speaker Series: Stories Build Bridges.  The goal is to promote inclusion, unity, and community through conversations about equity by providing a speaker each month.

  1. Kevin Powell:  Feb 22, 7:00-8:30 pm
  2. Irma Herrera:  March 23, 6:30-8:00 pm

Click on Spring Speaker Series for more details.


 

Class of 2021

New Class of 2021 Website for PTSA related events:

Cal High PTSA in collaboration with our administration and Student Leadership want to find ways to celebrate our senior class.  Several activities and events are underway.  Please go to the newly created website for Cal High Class of 2021 to see what PTSA is working on this year for our senior grizzlies.

[Please note that this website is only PTSA related and there are other activities/directions for seniors that are not included such as cap and gown pick up on Feb 23/24.]

Congratulation 2021-22 Cal High PTSA Board!

Congratulations to the following PTSA Elected Board Officers for 2021-22 school year!

  • President:  Margret Roobol
  • VP Family Engagement:  Anshu Jain
  • VP Legislative Advocacy:  Kristie Vallinayagam
  • Treasurer:  Karen Robman
  • Secretary:  Betsy Horvath
  • Auditor:  Janice Hughes
  • Parliamentarian:  open
  • Historian:  open

 

Cal High ptsa Association meeting

  • Date:  Monday, April 12
  • Time:  7:00-8:00 pm
  • All Cal High students, staff, and parents/guardians are welcome
    • 7:00 pm:  Cal High Reports
      • Principal
      • Staff
      • ASB
      • Boosters
      • Site Council
      • PTSA
    • 7:20-8:00 pm:  Cal High PTSA Business
      • Minutes
      • Financials
      • New Business
      • Committee Reports
  • Pre-registration is required to receive a link to the meeting.  Click on April PTSA Meeting to pre-register by Monday, April 12 at noon.

 

Art Reflections:  Congratulations!

Council Level Awards:

  • Sia Puri:  Dance Choreography-Award of Excellence
  • Shivali Pathak:  Music Composition-Award of Excellence
  • Juhye (Alice) Oh:  Literature-Award of Merit
  • Shivali Pathak:  Film Production-Award of Merit
  • Pearl Bhatnagar:  Photography-Award of Excellence
  • Keertana Sreekumar:  Award of Excellence

All entries earning the Award of Excellence will move on to the State PTA level of Reflections.

All students who participated in this year's Art Reflections program showed what the theme, I Matter Because... is really about! The literature pieces, music composition, dance, visual arts, film, and the photographs - all encapsulated the humanity of our community. All students matter. Our students matter. And I could not be prouder to have been a part of this year's journey to encourage and now to celebrate their success - because they are worth it!

--Melanie James, PTSA Reflections Chair


 

BEAR FACTS

Bear Facts is our weekly newsletter for Cal High.  Articles include information from Cal High, Cal High student/parent organizations, SRVUSD, and PTSA. 

If you didn't receive the Bear Facts email last year, or are not receiving now [emailed Mon/Tues of each week], then click on the button below to join the email list or update your profile.  Be sure to check the box for California HS.

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If you would like to request submitting an article for one of the included organizations,

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About CAl High PTSA

Name of Unit:  California High PTSA

PTA Council:  San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs

PTA District:  32nd District

California State PTA ID#:  2734

National PTA ID#:  00011773

Tax ID#:  68-0002426


The California High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) was organized in 1983, and is a member of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, the 32nd District PTA, California PTA, and the National 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

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!  

Click on 2020-21 Cal High PTSA Board to see the list of officers and chairs for 2021.

Questions?  Email calhighptsa@gmail.com



 

Our PTSA Programs

  • Bear Facts Newsletter
  • Celebrating Campus Arts 
  • Exceptional Education (aka Special Needs)
  • 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
  • SRVEF Run for Education


 

Thank you Heather Vaughan, Inclusion & Diversity Chair, for collaborating and organizing with students, staff, and admin for a week of Cal Cares Words Matter.  The speakers, discussion, online activities, and projects helped us all become more aware of how we can care more and make a difference in our community.


 

Thank you Melanie James, Reflections Chair, for promoting the arts through organizing the Reflections Art Program for our Cal High Students!  We had amazing student entries and are so proud of all of their work.


 

Thank you to Betsy Horvath, Sister School Chair, for organizing the toy drive for our Sister School, Michelle Obama Elementary with our Cal High Leadership  students.


 

Thank you to Heather Vaughan for planning and organizing the Deck the Den activity to support and bring cheer to our Cal High staff.


 

Thank you to Principal Megan Keefer, AP Tucker Farrar, AP Catie Hawkins, AP Jeffrey Osborn, and PTSA Teacher Rep. Bob Allen for presenting and answering questions about Hybrid and Remote Learning plans for Cal High.


 

Thank you to all those who volunteered to help with the SAT test day!  Your time helped make it a little easier for our seniors who are in the midst of applying to colleges and post-high school programs.

Thank you Deana Leibowitz, Hospitality Chair for providing the Halloween staff luncheon.  Sometimes we forget that our staff feels the stress and disappointment of not being able to teach in-person.  The lunch helped show that we appreciate them!


 

Thank you Lacy Canton and Patty Mullins for creating the Virtual Wellness Center for Cal High and introducing it to us at our Oct PTSA meeting.

Cal High PTSA meetings and programs:

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