Originally delivered on 3/6/2023 6:16 am

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

Vanguardian News - March 2023

Voice of the CVHS PTO

President's Message

Dear Carnegie Rhino Families & Faculty,

The year is flying by. However, it’s not too late to get involved with PTO. If you’re unsure if you’re signed up to receive all the updates from PTO, then take a minute to join our PTO membership here.

We had another excellent General Meeting on February 16th and a review of the new Attendance Policy. If you missed it, check out Our YouTube channel. Please mark your calendar for our next PTO General Meeting via zoom on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 pm. We are excited to welcome back Benjamin Holloway to Carnegie for our Special Program: "Wise college advice for high school students" Benjamin Hollaway with Apply With Sanity.

Lastly, it was recently brought to my attention that some vehicles were broken into in the garage before the automated gate was repaired last week. Students and staff were aware and instructed not to leave valuables in their cars via the PA System. 
I have also been told that Officer Manning along with various members of the administration and staff monitor the security cameras in the garage.

Maria C. Calzada

CVHS PTO President

PTO Senior Scholarship Application

Coming soon! Watch this space for more info regarding PTO Senior Scholarship Application.

PTO Executive Board & Committee Chair & Members Search

The Nominating Committee is currently seeking CVHS PTO Members to fill positions on the Executive Board and/or Committee Chair for the NEXT school year. If you are interested to serve in the Board or any committees, please find more info here

Class of 2023 - Senior Info Page

The Time Is Now! All information for the Class of 2023 Senior batch is now available on the school website. Link to access the information - Senior Page. Bookmark or favorite this page for quick access.

Donate a Little Sunshine.

Thanks to our CVHS Teachers  that spend extra time on campus that allows our students to participate in clubs, teams, and organizations.

Please pick up an item or two from the Amazon Wishlist to beautify their Staff Restrooms.

Let’s help make the extra hours our teachers volunteer more pleasant! Bookmark and share the wishlist for year-round giving!

Make Your Voice Heard!

The HISD Board of Trustees is seeking feedback on the district’s Goals and Constraints. What does that mean?

Every five years, the district issues a short set of goals—not more than 5—to the superintendent. They also issue a short series of constraints: things the superintendent must do (or not do) while accomplishing these goals. You can read the goals and constraints here and comment on them here.

Events & Programs
Crash Bash - Save the Date!

Join your fellow Carnegie Vanguard parents/guardians and CVHS Staff at our Spring social and auction for 

Crash Bash Sunday, April 30, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Flight Club
3515 W Dallas St. Suite 100.
More Info

FACE - College & Career Readiness Webinar - March 28th,

On Tuesday evening, March 28, at 7pm, FACE will offer a 30-minute webinar for parents on College and Career Readiness. [This is different from the PTO series.] TEAMS link is available on the CVHS calendar page here. More details will follow.

PTO - General Body Meeting - March 23rd via Zoom

Please mark your calendar for our next PTO General Meeting via zoom on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 pm. 

We are excited to welcome back Benjamin Holloway to Carnegie for our Special Program: "Wise college advice for high school students" 
Benjamin Hollaway with Apply With Sanity; Apply with Sanity is a project of Benjamin Holloway. Benjamin (he/him/his) worked as an English teacher for 17 years and an Art History teacher for eight years. He taught in three different high schools in Texas, including CVHS!  

FACE - CVHS Parent Tour

On Tuesday morning, February 28, FACE representative Cameron Cruise and Mr. Moss led a group of parents on a tour of CVHS. Parents met in room 124 for coffee, toured the school, and then offered feedback. We want to thank everyone who attended. FACE will offer another tour in the fall if you missed this one. Thank you to Susan Hawes for coordinating this effort.

"I Love Carnegie" Campaign - Thank YOU!

We reached out you and donations poured in to support “I Love Carnegie” campaign. With your generosity, we were able to receive a total $2,533. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! if you missed the opportunity to donate, we still have Friends and Family Campaign active the whole year

College Readiness Series - CVHS PTO

PTO College Readiness Committee organized 6 Sessions with Ms Chanae Galloway to provide a head start to our parents in regard to the College Application process. A huge Thank you to Ms Chanae Galloway, College Readiness Committee Chair - Aliya Tauzhanova, Exec Board Liason - Gauri Semlani and Committee Members - Alison Moorhead, Ana-Maria Nicolae, Priyanka Pakyalla & Maria Calzada for the tremendous effort that went behind the scenes to bring this initiative to fruition. The link to all the recordings can be found here

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 50% 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
Tuesday, March 7
7:00p CVHS PTO Executive Board Meeting
Monday, March 13
Spring Break
Tuesday, March 14
Spring Break
Wednesday, March 15
Spring Break
Thursday, March 16
Spring Break
Friday, March 17
Spring Break
Wednesday, March 22
8:30a SAT - Juniors
Thursday, March 23
11:00a Teacher Appreciation Lunch
7:00p CVHS PTO General Body Meeting
Tuesday, March 28
7:00p FACE - College & Career Readiness
Friday, March 31
Chavez-Huerta Day
Tuesday, April 4
7:00p CVHS PTO Exec Board Meeting
Friday, April 7
Spring Holiday
Thank You Donors
     CVHS Learning Champions($2,500+)

Maggie & Corey Brown

The Batchelor Family

In the Memory of Sushila Subrahmanyan

The Gau Family
Michael & Susan Hawes
The Satchell 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 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    

CVHS Rhino Crash ($25+)

     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 

Mathias-Fernandez Family 

Family of Jallad 

Majumder Family

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