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Aug-Oct 2021

August 2021

  • 5: WING
  • 6: New Teacher orientation
  • 9: Class Schedules released
  • 10: First day of School (minimum day)
  • 12-13: Student Photo's
  • 16:  PTSA Association Meeting 6 pm-8pm
  • 26:  Back to school night

September 2021

  • Attendance Awareness Month
  • 6: Labor day - no school
  • 13: PTSA Meeting, 6-8pm
  • 14:  Minimum day
  • 17: Homecoming

October 2021

  • 13:  PSAT
  • 25:  United Grizzlies
  • 26-27:  Drama fall show
  • 29: Fright fest


2021-2022 PTSA Association Meetings

6:00-8:00 pm Cal High Library

Second Monday of the Month

- unless stated otherwise.

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

preliminary agenda:

  • Aug. 16:  Principal Megan Keefer-Welcome 2021-22
  • Sept. 13: SpeakerTBD
  • Oct. 11: SpeakerTBD
  • Nov. 8:  Wellness Center by Lacy Canton and Patty Mullins
  • Dec. 13:   Executive Board 
  • Jan. 10:  PTSA Association Mtg TBD
  • Feb. 14:  Speaker TBD  PTSA Nominations Meeting immediately following  
  • Mar. 14: PTSA Assoc. Mtg (Elections):  
  • Apr. 11:  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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  • 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

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 2021-22!

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.


Class of 2022

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.  Soon there will be a newly created website for Cal High Class of 2022 to see what PTSA is working on this year for our senior grizzlies.

[Please note that this website is not a PTSA site and contains other senior information besides PTSA sponsored events.]

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



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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Bear Facts only publishes information provided from Cal High School, Cal High clubs/organizations, PTSA/PTA, and SRVUSD.  We cannot publish information from outside organizations that are not approved by the Council of PTAs, SRVUSD or Cal High.  We are not allowed to advertise. 

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

  • Email 
  • Articles are usually due by Thursday 8 pm
  • Articles should be worded exactly as you want it in the Bear Facts, and should be brief.  To keep it brief but still contain all the information need, you can include a link that will provide more detailed information.


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 2021-22 Cal High PTSA Board to see the list of officers and chairs for 2022.

Questions?  Email


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