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Dec 2019-Jan 2020


  • Jan 7:  1st day back from winter break
  • Jan 13:  PTSA Meeting-form nominating committee
  • Jan 20 MLK Jr Day
  • Jan. 27:  Behind the "Fine"-Student Panel Discussion
  • Jan 28:  Early release
  • 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.):  Personal Branding for High Schoolers
  • 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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  • Facebook California High PTSA
  • 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.

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.


Behind the "Fine":  Student panel discussion

  • Monday, January 27, 2020
  • 7-8 pm
  • Cal High Theater
  • Behind the "Fine" is a panel of diverse students who will discuss their experiences and teh challenge high schoolers are facing in today's world.  The topics of discussion will include social media, academics, physical and mental health and much more.  
  • Click on Behind the Fine to sign up for free to attend.

Crab Feed for the Wellness Center

  • Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • 6-11 pm
  • Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
  • $65 early bird ticket
  • $600 for a table of 10
  • $70 at the door pending availability
  • Cash bar, dancing and auction (silent and live)
  • Sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Danville

Click on Crab Feed Tickets to purchase tickets.


Next PTSA meeting:  

  • Monday, Feb 10, 2020
  • Cal High Library
  • 7-9pm
  • The speaker for Personal Branding had to cancel.  Stay tuned for an alternate program.

  • The Cal High PTSA substitute presentation or meeting will still begin at 7 pm in the library.



Toy Drive for Wilson Elementary School, our Sister School in Richmond, CA

  • Nov 4-Dec 2
  • Drop-off donations in the office
    • New, unwrapped toy that does not require batteries
    • $10 gift card to Target or Walmart

Donate a new toy (unwrapped with NO batteries required) or $10 gift card to Target or Walmart to help provide a gift for EVERY student at Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, CA.  Help brighten the holidays for Wilson's students!

Our PTSA's Sister School committee will be sorting gifts and creating gift bags with the student leadership class.  A holiday toy delivery to Wilson Elementary will happen on Dec 4.


winter wonderland dance:  Dec 6, 2019

The Cal High PTSA Special Needs Committee will be providing its annual Winter Wonderland Dance on December 6, 10 am-12 noon at Cal High.

We host over 200 guests with special needs from our district & neighboring communities.  

Students and parents are welcome to sign up to help at the event, provide donations, or help with set-up.  Sign up Here.


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


Much appreciation to Lori Woodard and the many parent/student volunteers who gave hours of time and many donations to provide the Winter Wonderland Dance for over 200 Special Needs students throughout the tri-valley.  Thank you for bringing a joyful event to so many people!

Thank you to Danielle Martinez, Betsy Horvath, Ross Dautel, the leadership students, and all of those who donated and volunteered to help gather toys for our sister school, Wilson Elementary.  You all helped make the holiday season brighter!


Thank you to Deana Leibowitz for another awesome Cal High Staff lunch.  Deana cooked chicken, carnitas, 2 types of beans, and rice for over 200 grizzly staffers.  Thank you to our volunteers for bringing sides/desserts, helping set up, serve, and clean up too.  


Thank you to Melanie James for chairing the Reflections Committee and to Forzia Bawani for her assistance.  Melanie started promoting the Reflections art program last year and continued full force in order to encourage more participation in the arts.  She went above and beyond to celebrate the students and their creativity!


Cal High PTSA meetings and programs:

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