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CALENDAR 2021-2022

*PTSA organized event
 
October 2021
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 5: Heritage Event
  • 6 : Staff Appreciation Coffee*
  • 11: PTSA Meeting. 6-8pm*
  • 13:  PSAT
  • 25:  United Grizzlies
  • 26-27:  Drama fall show
  • 28: Parent ed presentation "Responding to Discrimination and Hate"* 
  • 29: Staff Appreciation Lunch*
  •  
November 2021
  • 1-2: No School
  • 8: PTSA Meeting. 6-8pm*
  • 8-19: Thanksgiving food drive
  • 10 Coffee with Counselors
  • 17 Teacher appreciation coffee*
  • 11: Veteran's day-no school
  • 12: No school
  • 22-26: Thanksgiving break
  • 29: Start Sister school- Winter Toy drive*
  • 29 Extended Reflections deadline
  •  
December 2021
  • 2022 Senior celebrations planning meeting
  • 10: End Sister School Winter Toy drive
  • 10:Reflections art Showcase at Cal High Theater 5 pm
  • 15: Visit Sister School-Michelle Obama Elementary for Winter Toy drive
  • 17-22: Finals
  • 21 Staff Appreciation Lunch*
  • 23: Start Winter break
  •  
January 2022
  • 3-7 Winter break
  • 18 PTSA Meeting 6-8pm*
  • 11 Grad Night Mtg 7pm*
  • 17 Marten Luther King jr 
  • 25 Minimum day
  •  
February 2022
  • African American History month
  • 2  Grad Night meeting
  • 11 Teacher appreciation Valentine's dessert and sweets bar*.
  • 15 PTSA Meeting 6-8pm
  • 21 Presidents Day Holiday 
  • 22 No School - Staff Develpoment day
  • TBD
 
March 2022
  • Womens History Month
  • 2  Grad Night meeting*
  • 11 No School
  • 14 PTSA Meeting 6-8pm*
  • 22 Minimum day - Staff Develpoment day
  • 22 Staff luncheon prepared by Culinary arts program*
 
April 2022
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • 4-8 Spring break
  • 11 PTSA Meeting 6-8pm
  • 14 2022 Senior celebrations planning meeting
  •  
May 2022
  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 9 brief PTSA Meeting 7-7:30pm in Zoom
  • 9 PTSA Board Meeting
  • 30 Memorial Day
  • 31 Finals
  •  
June 2022
  • Staff Breakfast*.
  • 1-2 Finals
  • 2 Last day of school

 

2021-2022 PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

6:00-8:00 pm Virtual Zoom
Second Monday of the Month
- unless stated otherwise.
All Cal High community members are welcome (students and adults). Pre-registration required
Preliminary Keynote Speakers:
  • Aug. 16:  Principal Megan Keefer-Welcome 2021-22
  • Sept. 13Speakers  Mr.Troy Bristol & Ms. Hanna Chen; New Leadership teachers
  • Oct. 11: Speaker Mr.Chris deClercq, new Athletic Director
  • Nov. 8: Speaker  Mr.Javier Cerna, band director and Cal High Counseling team
  • Dec. 13: Executive Board only 
  • Jan. 18: TownHall Q&A with Megan Keefer
  • Feb. 14: Speaker TBD     PTSA Nominations Meeting   
  • Mar. 14:  Speaker TBD   PTSA Election Meeting   
  • Apr. 11:  Speaker TBD      Last Meeting of the Year

PTSA STORE

Please go to the Future Fund online storeto purchase any of the following PTSA items:
  • PTSA Membership

  • Memory Bricks

  • PTSA Donations


FOLLOW US!

  • 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.

 

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

 
 
 

California High PTSA

2021-22

Cal High PTSA is committed to continuing our programs throughout the school year, now that we reached the new normal.  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 general meeting information is below. Meeting minutes are available on request for all PTSA members.

At the March Association meeting the Nominating Committee presented the Slate for the 2022-2023 PTSA Board, and was voted in office on April 11, 2022:
1. President - Margret Roobol
2. Secretary - Colleen Birmingham
3. Treasurer - Open
4. 1st VP Parent Engagement - Ravneet Julka
5. 2nd VP - Legislation - Open
6. Auditor - Janet Wong
7. Parliamentarian - appointed
8. Historian - Sri Sundar
 
The board-Elect hopes to present the Budget and Calendar for the 2022-2023 school year at the Monday May 9 association meeting.
 
The current Board will also hope to approve the revised bylaws and wrap up the 2021-2022 year, at that brief Zoom meeting.
 

PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING GENERAL AGENDA

Every Second Monday of the Month from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Remaining meetings of the School Year:
Short Zoom meeting. May 9, 2022 07:00-7:30 PM 
Agenda: Approve revision of the By Laws and appoint new chairs.
 
The following is an example of a full Association meeting:
1. Call to Order and Welcome (PTSA President)
2. Presentation:  KEYNOTE:  invited speaker
3. PTSA Association Business
Cal High Reports
1. Principals Report (Principal and/or Assistant Principal)
2. Teacher/Staff Report (Teacher Representative)
3. Student leader Report (Student Representative)
4. Academic Boosters (Booster President)* 
5. Cal Athletic Boosters (Booster President)* 
6. Drama Boosters (Booster President)* 
7. Instrumental Music Boosters (Booster President)*
Cal High PTSA Business and Reports
8. President's Report
9. Minutes (Secretary)
10. Financials (Treasurer) 
11. Membership (Registration & Membership chair)
12. Historian#
13. Auditor#
14. Officers and Committee Reports#
1. VP Family and Parent Engagement 
2. VP Legislation 
3. Communications:  Bear Facts 
4. Exceptional Education
5. Hospitality/Staff Appreciation 
6. Inclusion and Diversity 
7. Memory Brick 
8. Grad Night
9. Reflections
10. Run for Education
11. Scholarships
12. Sister School
13. Health & Wellness
14. Social Media 
15. Honorary Service Awards
4. Adjourn
 
*Reports only when a representative is present at the meeting
#Reports only when needed at certain designated meetings
 

CLASS OF 2022

Call All Parents of 2022 Grads!
 
We continue the planning process for Grad Night 2022.  Our next meeting will be live April 14, 2022 at 7pm
Contact the Grad Night committee for location and details. 
Questions?  Contact Jessica Johnston or Audra Carrion, Co-Chairs of Grad Night 2022 at calhighgradnight@gmail.com
 

Volunteers needed for set up, chaperone and cleaning the night of...

 

 

2021-22 CAL HIGH PTSA BOARD

 
PTSA  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:  Janet Wong
  • Parliamentarian:  Heidi Ellicott-Pesic
  • Historian:  Nicholas Harvey
 
Communications-Bear Facts
Tracy
O'Brien
Exceptional Education
Deb
Hart
Grad Nt 2022
Jessica
Johnston
Grad Nt 2022
Audra
Carrion
Health and Wellness
OPEN
 
Honorary Service Awards
Abby
Bronzini
Hospitality/Staff Apprec
Rema
Chazbek
Inclusion & Diversity
Heather
Vaughan
Inclusion & Diversity
Dyuthi
Kumar
Membership
Anne-Marie
Vanniasinkam
Memory Brick
Kathy
Stout
Run for Education
Karen
Robman
Reflections
Melanie
James
Registration
Karen
Robman
Registration
Anne-Marie
Vanniasinkam
Scholarship
Sri
Sundar
Sister School
Sharlie
Sellars
Social Media
Deb
Hart
Staff Rep
Bob
Allen
Student Reps
Sophia
Kraskowsky

BEAR FACTS

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California High PTSA

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 on 2021-22 Cal High PTSA Board to see the list of officers and chairs.
Questions?  Email calhighptsa@gmail.com

 

OUR PTSA PROGRAMS

  • Bear Facts Newsletter
  • Celebrating Campus Arts 
  • Exceptional Education 
  • Senior Grad Night
  • Health & Wellness
  • Honorary Service Awards
  • Hospitality/Staff Appreciation
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Legislative Info and Action
  • Membership & Registration
  • Memory Brick Fundraiser
  • Parent Education
  • Reflections Art Program
  • Scholarships
  • Sister School-Michelle Obama Elementary
  • Social Media
  • Site Council Liaison
  • SRVEF Run for Education

 

THANK YOU:

Thank you Shari Sellars, Sister School Chair, for all you hard work and patience organizing the toy drive together with the leadership students. You made certain that Cal High was able to make a lot of kids at Michele Obama Elementary happy for the holidays.

Thank you Melanie James, Arts Reflections Chair, for a tremendous job in organizing the Cal High Art contributions AND also shouldering the weight of organizing the district showcase at our school. Your creativity and endurance kept the show on the road.

Thank you to all those who volunteered to help with textbook distribution. With your help we reduced the distribution time to only one week.

Thank you Rema Chazbek, Hospitality Chair '21/'22, for providing the Welcome staff luncheon, the day before school was in session.  Our teachers and staff need to know how much we appreciate them!

 

Thank you Heather Vaughan, '20/'21 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 again the 2021 Reflections Art Program for  our Cal High Students!  We have amazing student entries and are so proud of all of their work.

 

Thank you to Betsy Horvath, '20/'21 Sister School Chair, for organizing the 2020 Winter 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 2020 Deck the Den activity to support and bring cheer to our Cal High staff.

 

Thank you Lacy Canton and Patty Mullins for creating the Virtual Wellness Center for Cal High.
Cal High PTSA meetings and programs: