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Mar. 2020-May 2020



  • Apr:  Autism Awareness Month
  • Apr 6-10:  Spring Break
  • Apr 13:  PTSA Association Meeting
  • Apr 24:  National Day of Silence


  • May:  Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • May 8:  Day of the Teacher
  • May 11:  PTSA Board Meeting


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:  Virtual Meeting


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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  • 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.

Congratulation CAl High PTSA Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to the following seniors who were awarded  $1000 scholarship from Cal High PTSA!  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

  • Audrey Atienza
  • Riya Belani
  • Kasey Nye
  • Christina Seronio
  • Greg Warrington
  • Siddhant Gupta-Pine Valley Puma Alumni Scholar
  • Ooha Reddy-Iron Horse Jaguar Alumni Scholar


Congratulations to our 2020 Honorary Service Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the following Honorary Service Award recipients.  The Honorary Service Awards is a California State PTA program to honor those who have given to our community.  Scholarship donations have been made in the name of each honoree.

  • Very Special Person Award
    • Danielle Martinez (PTSA Sister School Chair_
    • Melanie James (PTSA Reflections Chair)
    • Amy Ruschell (PTSA Grad Night Chair)
    • Tatyana Milter (PTSA Bear Facts/Communications Chair)
  • Honorary Service Award
    • Trang Jew (PTSA Run For Education Chair)
  • Continuing Service Award
    • Lori Woodard (PTSA Special Needs/Winter Dance Chair)
  • Outstanding Administrator Award
    • Megan Keefer (Cal High Principal)


San ramon Valley council of Ptas:  scholarships and honorary service awards

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs is the school district level of PTA. 

One senior from each high school was chosen by their school's administration to be awarded a SRVCPTA scholarship.  Congratulations!

  • California High School - Greg Warrington 
  • Del Amigo High School - Parker Traikoff 
  • Dougherty Valley High School - Helana Gendy
  • Monte Vista High School - Ryan Neeley
  • San Ramon Valley High School - Peyton Mangels 
  • Venture School - Jolina Cunanan
Congratulations to the following people who were awarded Honorary Service Awards in recognition for their work in the community:
  • Honorary Service Award - Heidi Ellicott-Pesic, V.P. Communications,
  • SRVCPTA Very Special Person Award - Kathy Chiverton, Executive Director, Discovery Counseling Center
  • Continuing Service Award - Dia Mundle, Foster & Homeless Youth Liaison, SRVUSD
  • Outstanding Administrator Award - Rick Schmitt, Superintendent, SRVUSD

Senior REcognition

The City of San Ramon has declared May 29-June 2, 2020 as Senior High Recognition Week.  In honor of the high school grads in San Ramon, the City will light up City Hall in blue (DVHS and Venture) and orange (Cal High) during the week.

Cal High PTSA purchased a lawn sign for each senior family and place over 500 senior class lawn signs at the homes of our seniors.

Cal High PTSA and Dougherty Valley High PTSA worked in collaboration to place 200 lawn signs and 20 banners around the city of San Ramon and at the feeder elementary/middle schools to congratulate the seniors.

Cal High Administration and Staff, Cal High Leadership and parents, Cal High PTSA, and many volunteers planned a Senior Memory Drive for the seniors to see some of their teachers cheer them on, hear celebratory music as they wave goodbye to the campus, pick up their diplomas, and take a picture on a pedestal in their cap and gown.  Due to the unrest of possible protests in the area, the Memory Drive was postponed.  We are so sorry to again have things out of our control disappoint the seniors as they try to celebrate one of life's milestones.  We hope they know how much the Grizzly family and community support and celebrate them!


Grad Night 2020

It is with deep regret that Grad Night 2020 will not be allowed due to State and County safety restrictions for Covid-19.

Refunds have been processed for those who purchased the Grad Night ticket [Note: This was a separate purchase and NOT part of the Senior Gold Package].  You should receive a check or credit card refund by May 15.  If you do not receive a refund for the Grad Night Ticket by the end of May, please contact

Cal High PTSA's Grad Night and Leadership are working together to find ways to celebrate our seniors separate from  ceremony plans from the school district.  

  • We have purchased a lawn sign for every senior, and the Grad Night Committee will organize volunteers to post the signs the weekend of May 15.  The signs are for all Cal High 12th graders whether or not they already have a sign.
    • BY MAY 11:   ALL SENIORS (or parent/guardian) Click on Senior Lawn Signs to sign up for delivery or pick up of your lawn sign.
    • By May 11:  Click on  Volunteer to post lawn signs if you want to help post the signs during the weekend of May 15.
  • Cal High PTSA and DVHS PTSA plan to purchase and place lawn signs and banners throughout the city of San Ramon the last week in May.
  • Cal High Senior Class is also working on more ways with the school to recognize the Class of 2020.


Cal High PTSA Scholarship Applications:  Due May 8

Cal High PTSA is happy to announce SIX $1000 Scholarships to graduating Cal High seniors: 

  • 4 scholarships of $1000 each to a Senior Grizzly. 
  • 1 Jaguar Scholarship of $1000 to a graduating Grizzly who attended Iron Horse Middle School!
  • 1 Puma Scholarship of $1000 to a graduating Grizzly who attended Pine Valley Middle School!

Application and essay are due by May 8

Applicants must be a Cal High PTSA member and have a minimum of 2.0 GPA

[Not a Cal High PTSA member?  Become a member today by looking in the left column on this page for the Future Fund link to buy PTSA membership.]

Go to Cal High PTSA Scholarship for instructions to apply, eligibility, and judging criteria.


Congratulations Kasey Nye, 32nd District scholarship recipient!

32nd District Scholarship Recipients
On behalf of 32nd District PTA's Scholarship Committee, we are excited to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients. The applicant pool had tremendous depth and breadth this year, and our winners each demonstrate extraordinary characteristics. We hope that you will join us in congratulating them.
The winners are:
Chris Adams Memorial Award for Personal Challenge 
Amaya DeShasier, Alhambra High School
Jesse Allen Lee Wilson, Antioch High School
Carol Ruley Community Volunteer Service Award
Kasey Nye, California High School
Bianca Hernandez Salomon, Ygnacio Valley High School
Thirty-Second District PTA Award for All Around PTA Values
Willie E. Logan, IV, Antioch High School
Lena Schorkopf, Las Lomas High School

2020-21 PTSA Officers

Cal High PTSA held their elections on March 9.  The following officers were elected/appointed:

President - Jeanne Won

Secretary - Betsy Horvath

Treasurer - Margret Roobol

1st VP Parent Engagement - Anshu Jain

2nd VP Legislation - Kristie Vallinayagam

Auditor - Janice Hughes

Historian (appointed) - Sri Sundar

Parliamentarian (appointed) - Donna Browne


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 Tim Lenahan for giving an informative presentation on "How to Pay for College."  It helped may families start planning how to find the colleges with the right "financial" fit for their budgets.


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.


Cal High PTSA meetings and programs:

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