Originally delivered on 9/8/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: CHHS PTSA September Newsletter

September 8, 2023
Message from the President

Happy Homecoming Week, Panthers! As we enter our 4th week of school, the PTSA would like to thank our Panther community for a great start to the school year!

Through your support, the PTSA hosted or supported the following activities in August:

  • Panther Preview
  • Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast
  • Back to School Staff Luncheon & Gift Card Giveaway
  • 9th Grade & New Student Cat Camp
  • New Student Buddy Lunch
  • Principal Coffee for Parents
  • Grab & Go Staff Dinner for Open House 
  • Pitch In for Panthers Night
  • New Parent Meeting at Open House
  • Distributed almost 150 Spirit Wear Orders
  • Earned the TX PTA Head Start Membership Award

As I mentioned last month, CHHS is a community of incredible students, talented teachers, & supportive parents. The PTSA looks forward to serving and partnering with our community this year! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact president@chhsptsa.org.


Rachael Abell

Register or Update Your Family Login on Our Website

Create an account or login to update your existing account on our website today!  We will keep you in-the-know with our newsletters, include your family in the directory, see opportunities to make purchases, volunteer, and complete any paperwork  - all online in one spot. Our goal is to save time, and work together with families more smoothly! Register or update your family login here

We Need YOU: Join the PTSA!

By simply becoming a PTSA member, you support your child's school and teachers, and your voice joins the largest child advocacy organization in the nation. 

CHHS has 540 PTSA members and earned TX PTA's Head Start Membership Award for August! If we reach our next goal of 632 members by September 30th, we will receive Texas PTA's Early Bird Membership Award and surpass last year's membership number!

Join or renew your membership here. (PTSA Membership is an annual membership you must renew each year.)

CHHS PTSA Meeting: Sept. 11th

Why is vaping bad?

How do you stop?

What is DAEP?

How long will my child spend at DAEP?

Will this be on my child's transcript?

On September 11th at 6 p.m., the PTSA is holding our first meeting of the year in the CHHS Lecture Hall. Enter the building through the main entrance off Heritage Ave.

Immediately following the business portion of our meeting, the PTSA will host One Strike & You're Out, a discussion on the new HB 114 law and how it impacts your student. Please bring your questions and listen to our principal, SRO, and other experts discuss the severe effects of vaping and the consequences of the new state law. 

Pitch In 4 Panthers

We need YOU to Pitch In 4 Panthers

Pitch in 4 Panthers is our single largest fundraising event of the year, and the fundraiser's success determines the level of support the CHHS PTSA can provide our school. 

Our goal is $12,000 to support the 175 staff members, 1,800+ students, and 3000+ parents at CHHS. 

Pitch in 4 Panthers donations fund:

  • Teacher Classroom Grants
  • Educational Programs for Our Parents and Students
  • Special Events like the Senior Cookout and Reflections Art Program
  • Staff Appreciation Events 
  • Senior Scholarships
  • Campus Enhancements & Beautification Projects
  • CHampion Graduation Honor Cords

We thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our parents, teachers, and students! Questions?  Contact Jennifer Shepherd at vpwaysmeans@chhsptsa.org

ACT/SAT Mini Bootcamp & Practice Exam

CHHS PTSA is partnering with Chelsea Hall to offer a mini ACT and SAT bootcamp followed by a practice exam on Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day/No School) from 9am to 2pm at CHHS. Doors open at 8:30am. 

Lunch and snacks are provided. Students need to bring a pencil and a calculator (TI-84).

Cost for student PTSA members: $30; use code ACTSAT for the discounted rate.  Cost for student non PTSA members: $45

Register online. 

Questions?  Contact president@chhsptsa.org

CHHS PTSA Spirit Store

The Spirit Store is open! The 3rd (and final) spirit wear ordering window closes on September 20th at 11:59 pm. Orders will be processed and available for pick up around October 7th. 

Don't miss the awesome sweatshirt and long-sleeve shirt options!

If you made a previous spirit wear purchase and have yet to receive it, there is a good chance it is waiting for you to pick it up! Check your email for directions from the Spirit Store or email spiritstore@chhsptsa.org to make other arrangements.

Thank you to our Staff Appreciation Donors

Before the school year began, the CHHS PTSA hosted a Welcome Back Breakfast and a Back to School Luncheon & Gift Card Giveaway for our teachers and staff. 

These meals and the gift card giveaway would not be possible without the generous donations from our parents. A very special thank you to those who contributed!

Ana McCollum
Andrea Hickson
Becky Sporrer
Beth McQuitty
Catherine Goodman
Chelly Beck
Edna Smith
Geri Wiley
Heather Nichter
Heidi Doty
Jen Ditto
Jennifer Shepherd
Jennifer Sigrest
Jennifer Stark
Jeri Bailey
Julie Sullins
Julie Voss
Kally Dupre
Karen Smith

Kathleen Bundy
Kelly Dupre
LeAnna Fox
Lindsey Hopkins
Lucia Odriozola
Marci Sogan
Melissa Sorenson
Mindy Hudak
Missy Cheatham
Monica Ray
Nicole Ecklar
Nicole Naja
Patti Seeker
Rachael Abell
Summer Hahne
Tammy Richardson
Tracey Stone
Traci Tigue

CHHS Activities & Club Events
Panther Fight Student Club

Panther Fight (formally Black Attack) is a student pep club. Students may join their Group Me and follow @PantherFightCHHS on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest student event & sport schedules and themes!


Football Booster Community Tailgate

The CHHS Football Booster Club invites the community to a Pre-Game Tailgate brought to you by Feedstore BBQ & More.

Food will be served from 5:30 –7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8th, in the Panther Stadium Parking lot (near the Admin Building).

First come, first served. Food is free, and donations are kindly accepted to offset the costs of the football program.

Premier Panteras Junior Dance Clinic

The Premier Panteras invite Pre-K- 8th graders to register for their Annual Jr. Pantera Dance Clinic

Clinic Date - Saturday, September 30th

Pregame Performance Date - Friday, October 13th 

Register here: https://fs20.formsite.com/UeNCKZ/murbxthn8q/index

Upcoming Events
Saturday, September 9
11:00a GCISD Chic Boutique Open
Monday, September 11
6:00p CHHS PTSA Meeting & Program on HB 114
Wednesday, September 20
11:59p Deadline to Order CHHS Spirit Wear
Monday, October 9
No School/ Columbus Day
9:00a SAT/ACT Mini Bootcamp & Practice Test sponsored by Chelsea Hall
Wednesday, October 11
PSAT for 9th-11th grade; SAT for 12th grade
Friday, October 27
Senior Cookout for the Class of 2024
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