Originally delivered on 9/11/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: Voice of CVHS PTO - September 2023

CVHS PTO News - September 2023

Voice of the CVHS PTO

President's Message

Dear Carnegie Rhino Families & Faculty

On behalf of the PTO, I would like to welcome everyone back to school. CVHS PTO has an updated website, CVHSPTO.org, a new logo, and thanks to winning an exciting new collection of grants through Microsoft’s Non-Profit Program. With access to a wide range of Microsoft Collaboration tools, we will be able to grow & professionalize the PTO more than ever before. 

So, what is the PTO, and who can be a Member? PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.  If you are a father, mother, guardian, and/or someone who teaches or works at CVHS, then we want you to become a member. 

It is FREE to JOIN PTO and only takes a minute. Join NOW.

This year, more than any other, we need to help make things run smoothly for our teachers, staff, and students. Here at CVHS, we strive for excellence, and what better way than to become involved today? We need you! Your Time, Talent, Treasure, or All Three! 

So, Join Now, Donate Now, Volunteer Now , Shop Now.

The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please join us by signing up or contacting the Executive Board anytime at board@cvhspto.org.

Click here to view the full letter from our PTO President. 

Maria C. Calzada

CVHS PTO President

Friends & Family Campaign. Donate Today

Please consider making a Rhino-sized donation to support Carnegie Vanguard High School PTO. Our goal is to raise $70,000 through individual donations by Nov 1st, 2023.  More Info

School Supply Drive. Coming soon

We will be launching our annual school supply drive shortly, and your support will make a significant difference in providing essential supplies for our students & staff. Stay tuned for more details.

PTO Spirt Store. Shop Now

Get ready to show your CVHS pride in style with our fantastic selection of CVHS Spirit wear. By purchasing CVHS Spirit wear, you are not only showing your support for the school, but you are also contributing to our various school initiatives and programs. Shop here.

Events & Programs
Save The Date - General Body Meeting - In Person

Please mark your calendar for our first In-Person PTO General Meeting on Thursday September 28th, at 7:00 pm.


  • PTO Exec Board updates
  • State of The School : Principal Moss
  • Vote on Proposed Bylaws amendments
  • Vote on PTO Budget 23 -24
  • Speaker Panel: First-year/Freshman Faculty
PTO Meeting : Coffee & Tacos!!

Thank you, parents and guardians of our freshman students, for taking the time to visit the school library after dropping off your children for Fish camp. Your presence helped make it a successful event. It provided a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with each other, meet the board members and receive important PTO information for the upcoming year.

Surprise Lunch

CVHS PTO hosted an appreciation lunch to honor all our exceptional teachers at the end of an exhausting first week. It was a surprise special treat for our amazing teachers & staff.

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

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
Tuesday, September 12
7:00p Executive PTO Board Meeting
Thursday, September 28
11:00a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
7:00p PTO General Meeting
Tuesday, October 10
7:00p Executive PTO Board Meeting
Thursday, October 26
11:00a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
7:00p PTO General Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
7:00p Executive PTO Board Meeting
Thursday, November 30
11:00a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
7:00p PTO General Meeting
Monday, December 18
7:30a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday, January 9
7:00p Executive PTO Board Meeting
Thursday, January 25
11:00a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
7:00p PTO General Meeting
Tuesday, February 13
7:00p Executive PTO Board Meeting
Thursday, February 22
11:00a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
7:00p PTO General Meeting
CVHS PTO Gallery
Thank You Donors

 $2,500 - $4,999 (CVHS Spirit Swagbag)
Nitin & Anoushka Tandon

$1,500 - $2,499 (2 Tickets to the Spring Parent Social)
Family of Grant Go
Family Philippe

 $250 - $499 (CVHS Car Magnet/Sticker)
The Tull Family
Family of Darby Lagrone
Melendez Family
Family of Aviendha & Perrin Calzada
Lou's Family
Baumle Family

$25- $249 (Recognition in PTO Communications)
Seabrook Family
Lucas Wang

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