Originally delivered on 5/7/2023 4:00 am

SUBJECT: Vanguardian News - Voice of CVHS PTO - May 2023

Vanguardian News - May 2023

Voice of the CVHS PTO

President's Message

Dear Carnegie Rhino Families & Faculty

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. Our latest board meeting was held on May 2nd, 2023, via Zoom, and I am thrilled to share with you the updates from our executive Board, committee chairs, and upcoming events.

First, thanks to Aparna Jotwani for taking on the role of minute transcriptionist after the meeting. Your hard work and dedication are truly appreciated. You are going to be missed next year!

Updates from our Executive Board followed. First, Danielle Batchelor, our 1st VP of Fundraising and Development, gave an update on our recent Crash Bash event, which was a huge success! I speak for the whole Board when I say we are overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit that the Carnegie Family has shown in planning, preparing, and participating in our first annual CrashBash. Our CrashBash Committee started small many months ago and continued to grow and gain steam, despite this busy end-of-semester season. Our CVHS Friends & Family donated time & treasure exceeded our expectations. We are excited to put these funds toward supporting our school and community. In fact, Mala Gupta, our Treasurer, presented the accounting at the Board meeting. The estimated amount raised: Over $18,000 so far!! (and still rising during our second chance auction for remaining items!

Next, Mary Mathias, our 2nd VP of Communications and Information Technology, shared updates on our social media presence and plans to complete our transition to Membership Toolkit in early Summer 2023.

I updated the Board on the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week plans, which will occur from May 8th to May 12th. We have ordered a sign to be placed outside the school all week and have a week of activities planned. Stop by the sign and take a selfie, #CVHSTEACHERS, and post it on our social media telling everyone why you love our CVHS Faculty & Staff! Check out our campaign page here

Then, Andreea Acevedo, our Student Events/Field Day chair, provided details on the upcoming Field Day event, which will take place on May 15th. We plan on having Kona Ice, inflatables, and refreshments, and we are currently seeking volunteers to help make this day a success.

Elan Krishnan, our PTO Senior Awards chair, gave an update next on the Senior Award Banquet, which will take place on May 15th from 5-7-9 PM. More information on joining the committee and volunteering is HERE.

I was excited to discuss the upcoming election of the 2023-2024 board and the approval of the financial review committee, which will take place on May 18th at 7 pm via Zoom. So please mark your calendars to attend this vital Meeting.

Lastly, Principal Moss gave the Board a detailed, positive, forward-looking fiscal & scholastic report for our school for the next semester and year based on his projections and the hard work of all involved at Carnegie. 

We have much to be thankful for and look forward to in the coming year.

Thank you for your continued support of the CVHS PTO. Together, we can make a positive impact on our school and community.

Maria C. Calzada

CVHS PTO President

Senior Awards Celebration - Volunteers Needed

It's coming close to the end of a memorable year but we are not done yet. The CVHS PTO wants to end the 2022-2023 school year with a bang! We have a  Senior Awards Banquet coming up! Signup to help create a memorable experience for our Class of 2023.

CVHS Field Day - May 15th - Donate Time or Items

CVHS Student Council is organizing Field Day on May 15th. We need your help to support this event by donating your time or donating item(s) to create a memorable fun event for the kids. Please Signup.

Crash Bash Silent Auction - Few items and few hours left..

Missed out the first time around? Too busy killing it at darts to bid? Or, just a bargain-hunter? Then this Second Chance Auction is for you! Prices have been slashed! This last chance auction will end run through May 7th, 8 PM

PTO Committee Chair & Members Search

The Nominating Committee is currently seeking CVHS PTO Members to fill some of the open Committee Chair positions for the NEXT school year. If you are interested to serve in any committees, please find more info here

Events & Programs
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8th - May 12th

Support our #CVHSTeachers Campaign. Show your love for your favorite Carnegie Vanguard High School Faculty by donating to CVHS PTO. All funds donated with this intent earmarked for this commitment will only be used for the Teacher and Staff Appreciation. Click here for more Info

PTO - General Body Meeting - via Zoom

Please mark your calendar for our last PTO General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 18th, at 7:00 pm. Agenda: 

  • PTO Exec Board updates, 
  • State of School
  • Vote for Executive Board Nominations
  • Breakout Rooms: Outgoing/Incoming Leadership & Selection of Financial Review Committee
Class of 2023 - Senior Awards Banquet

The moment has finally arrived! We will be celebrating our Class of 2023 Senior batch on May 15th. The event is open to seniors, senior families and teachers. Teacher and PTO awards will be presented. Click here for more details.

PTO Senior Scholarship Application

Thank you to everyone who submitted the applications. The committee is reviewing the applications & interviewing the students. Scholarship recipients will be announced on Senior Awards Day.

Crash Bash - A huge THANK YOU!

Thank you to our Crash Bash Donors & Volunteers for your time, talent, and treasure. With our first Annual Crash Bash, we were able to raise $18K to support our school. Thank you for your generosity and continued support. A huge Thank YOU to our Crash Bash Committee! Click here to see more details.

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers and appreciate any amount of time you can give. Short on time? We also have opportunities for items to be donated to various events. Click the link below to see a list of our current volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Now!
Fundraising Reminders

We have reached 78% of our goal! Thank you for your generosity. All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today! 

Donate Today!
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 8
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 9
Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 10
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 11
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 12
Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 15
9:00a CVHS Field Day
5:00p Senior Awards Celebration
Thursday, June 1
Last Day of School
Thank You Donors
     CVHS Learning Champions($2,500+)

The Brown Family

The Batchelor Family

In the Memory of Sushila Subrahmanyan

The Gau Family
Michael & Susan Hawes
The Satchell Family

The Sternfels Family

   CVHS Principal’s Circle ($1,000+) 

Mr. Ramon Moss

The Jotwani Family

Kassam Family

Family Of Yash Semlani

Shilpa & Paresh Patel

 Family of Cristian and Cruz Rodriguez

Adela Nicolae

Family of Kaylee Yang

Family of Kadiyala

Glenda McNair

The Callahan Family 
Caliskan Family
The Beauchamp Family 
Family of Isabel Li 
Famille Philippe 
Family of Morgan Peden
Civunigunta Family 
Family of Grant Go

CVHS Scholars Society($250+)

Family of Isabella Acevedo

Family of Ankit Burudgunte

Kim’s Family

Family of Ava Z

Family of Sofia Skaria

 Family of Alessandro Fetta

 Family of Syna Nijhawan

 Family of Kamarapu

Family of Aranza Salazar

Family of Anthony Z.
Eunice Chang
Family of Riya Hari
Family of Gokdere
Family of William Larkin
The Knight Family
Family of Audrey Price Piczak 
The Barnett family
The Edwards Family
Family of Aviendha & Perrin Calzada   
Mathias-Fernandez Family  

CVHS Rhino Crash ($25+)

Family of Grace Hao 
Family of Luke Doudna
The Prechts
Family of Gokdere
Marc Sennewald and Sarah Frazier
Kishore Adhikari 

Siena Rodrigues Family 

Family of Catherine H. 

Family of Shonn 

Family of Jallad 

Majumder Family

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