Category: Newsletter Posts

Welcome Back Rhinos

Welcome Back Rhinos

Welcome Back! As we start a new school year, your PTO board is ready to execute on BIG plans we made during our summer planning session. We have been brainstorming new ideas to emphasize the FUN in FUNdraising! Our new VP of Fundraising, Mark Levine, has some great ideas to...

What are you doing for Spring Break?

What are you doing for Spring Break?

March! Spring Beak! YAY! How will you spend your spring break? I will be spending mine touring colleges…”yay?” As you read that last sentence, if you are a senior parent and “the decision” has been made, you felt a bit guilty at the overwhelming surge of joy you felt as...

“The Dog Stays in the Picture”

“The Dog Stays in the Picture”

The General Meeting on February 19th featured Susan Morse, author of “The Dog Stays in the Picture: How My Rescued Greyhound Helped me Cope with my Empty Nest.” Her talk, reading and subsequent Q and A were very well received. Lucky attendees snapped up a copy of the book along...

All You Need is (Unconditional) Love

All You Need is (Unconditional) Love

Over the holiday I was visiting with another parent of two G/T teens. One is off to college now, and one is still in high school. She shared with me that for her older child she was always going on about about getting homework done, getting college prep/apps/essays done, etc....

State of the PTO

State of the PTO

The PTO is doing grrrrrreat!  We have had generous donations and bunches of volunteers. Check the PTO site regularly  to find out what the “PTO has done for You”, peruse newsletter archives, and review Board business documents! Upcoming projects include upgrades to the Settagast Theater, repairing the sound system in...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The January PTO General Meeting: WOW! Happy New Year CVHS parents, students and teachers. I hope you all had a restful holiday.  We started the New Year with a fabulous panel of CVHS alumni sharing their college experiences with us. Much of the discussion focused on typical college questions like...

Holiday Bucket List

Holiday Bucket List

As the holiday approached I found myself making a mental to do list for my teen: Get on that Eagle Scout project; Finish the remaining Eagle required badges; Finish driver’s ed; Narrow the “possible colleges list”; Plan a tour of the “possible colleges” for spring break and summer; Complete the...

Good things to know…

Good things to know…

Raising a child who is gifted and talented comes with its own special set of challenges. When I share my concerns and anxieties with parents of more typical children, they usually roll their eyes. Well fellow CVHS parents, you are among friends who are facing the same issues! I have...

Bs and Cs are Okay. Really.

Bs and Cs are Okay. Really.

Recently, on the “new building” CVHS Facebook page, there was a post pleading for survival tips for freshmen. It could have easily been tips for sophomores, juniors and seniors too.  After perusing the 53 comments, here was my takeaway: Organization. If it is not a built in talent, use technology,...