Originally delivered on 2/7/2024 10:45 am

SUBJECT: CHHS PTSA February Newsletter

February 7, 2024

Welcome to the Colleyville Heritage High School PTSA Newsletter, a communication to keep you informed and engaged throughout the school year. 

The CHHS PTSA hosts numerous events and activities throughout the school year to support our campus and community. If you are not a CHHS PTSA member, we hope you will create an account on our website and become a member today.  

PTSA Meeting: Monday, February 12th

Join us for the CHHS PTSA Meeting on Monday, February 12th at 6:30pm in the CHHS Lecture Hall! 

Stephanie Speaks and Katie Wawak from CTE will be our special guest speakers, shedding light on the 23 programs of study and industry certifications offered to CHHS students. 

Discover the logistics of taking a CTE course and find out how students travel between CHHS and the Career Tech Building located at GHS. 

PTSA business meeting items include:

🔹Electing a Nominating Committee

🔹Voting on Budget Amendments

🔹 Voting on the 2024 GCISD PTA Bond Resolution


All are invited to attend. CHHS PTSA members are eligible to vote.


Contact Rachael Abell at president@chhsptsa.org with questions. 

PTA Bond Resolution Vote

At the upcoming CHHS PTSA meeting on February 12th, PTSA members will cast their vote to either support or oppose a 2024 Bond Resolution, presented by the GCISD Council of PTAs

Information regarding the 2024 GCISD Bond can be found online. This includes a list of bond expenditure recommendations

This resolution represents the initial opportunity for our community to make its voice heard through voting. 

On January 22nd, the GCISD School Board decided to hold a $150 million bond election, scheduled for May 4th alongside the 2024 school board candidate election. 

CHHS parents, who served on the 2024 Bond Advisory Committee, have been invited to attend our meeting and answer questions.  

Make sure your voice counts - attend the meeting and participate in this critical decision for our school district's future!

Straight Talk Watch Party: February 12th at Noon

Through all the uncertainties of parenting in the digital age, one thing is for sure: Smartphones are here to stay. They've unlocked a wealth of knowledge, entertainment, and convenience. But for our children, smartphones have also introduced a bevy of complications for their development and well-being. 

Straight Talk '24: Navigating the Smartphone Era is a livestreamed event featuring top-notch panelists discussing how smartphones are impacting our children's minds, bodies, and classrooms. 

Please join the GCISD Council of PTAs for a Straight Talk Watch Party and discussion on smartphones in our classrooms.

When: Monday, February 12th, 11:45am-1:15pm

Where: GCISD Professional Development Center (5800 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville 76034)- Panther Den

What to Bring: Bring your own lunch and learn with us.


We hope all attendees will leave feeling more educated about the physiological effect of cell phones on children; more knowledgeable of recent research and studies on smartphone use; more understanding of pressures our children are facing; and more empowered to navigate how we use smartphones in our families and schools.

GCISD PTAs Senior Scholarship Application

The GCISD PTA Common Scholarship application for the Class of 2024 is now open!

The CHHS PTSA is pleased to join the other 17 GCISD PTAs again and offer senior scholarships. Almost $40,000 is awarded annually to our graduating seniors by our GCISD PTAs. 

CHHS Seniors interested in applying for any GCISD PTA scholarship must:

  1. Be a current CHHS PTSA member by 2/29/23.
  2. Complete the GCISD Council of PTAs Common Scholarship Application by 2/29/23. The common application is a one-stop shop for seniors applying for their elementary, middle, high school, and district-wide PTA scholarships. 

Please contact CHHS PTAS Scholarship Chair, Kathleen Bundy, at scholarships@chhsptsa.org with any questions.

Spirit Shop is Open- Limited Stock

The CHHS PTSA Spirit Store is open!  Items are in stock and.  This includes our new CHHS embroidered blankets- perfect for the cooler temps!

If you made a previous Spirit Wear purchase and have yet to receive it, the order 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.

Shop Here
Join the PTSA Today!

We are 180 members short of our 2023-24 PTSA membership goal.

By 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 751 PTSA members as of today!  If you haven't joined for this school year, please join and help us reach our next goal of 931 members, which would allow us to earn TX PTA's One Voice for every Child- Silver Award

(PTSA Membership is an annual membership you must renew each year.)

Mom, Dad, Students, Grandparents, Teachers, & Community Members may all join!

Join Here
Texas PTA Good Standing 2023-2024

We are delighted to announce that our PTSA has achieved Good Standing with Texas PTA for the 2023-24 school year. This recognition signifies our commitment to maintaining high standards of membership accountability and financial responsibility.

Additionally, we want to share that the CHHS PTSA has been honored with multiple membership awards this fall for exceeding our membership targets for the year.

The strength of our PTSA lies in our collective membership, and we greatly value your support and involvement. 

If you are uncertain about your PTSA membership status for the 23-24 school year, please don't hesitate to contact membership@chhsptsa.org for confirmation.

Reminder: CHampion Honor Cord

CHHS students who are PTSA members for 3 of their four years earn a FREE CHampion Honor cord for their senior graduation. 

Parents, students, teachers, and community members may join the PTSA at www.chhsptsa.org.

Do you have questions on your membership status this year or in prior years? Reach out to Jen Ditto at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org.

Log January Parent Volunteer Hours

Parents, please submit your (PTSA, Booster, etc.) volunteer hours and encourage other volunteers in your organization to do the same. PTSA collects the number of volunteer hours so that GCISD can use them when applying for grants and other uses. 

Submit your parent hours at this link: https://bit.ly/chhshours 

Thank you for volunteering and supporting our schools! Questions? Contact Mindy Hudak at vpvolunteers@chhsptsa.org.

(This form is only parent hours, not a student’s Community Ambassador hours.)

Log Volunteer Hours
PTA Votes: Upcoming Elections

March 5th Election (Early Voting Begins February 20th):

  • Presidential Primary
  • Federal Primaries
  • State Primaries

May 4th Election (Early Voting Begins April 22nd):

Register to Vote

  • Last day to register to vote for the March 5th election was February 5, 2024. 
  • Last day to register to vote for the May 4th election is April 4, 2024.
  • Must be 18 by Election Day to vote.  May register to vote as early as 17 years and 10 months old. 

Find Your Voting Location

March 5th Sample Ballot

May 4th Sample Ballot (will be available online after February 16th)

Who Does What in Public Education

CHHS Activities & Club Events
Colleyville Woman’s Club Youth Service Awards Application

The Colleyville Woman’s Club wants to recognize children and teens who volunteer. CWC believes that through volunteer service, one individual can make a difference. Through its Youth Volunteer Service Awards program, CWC honors the accomplishments of our area youth and brings community attention to these outstanding young people. All nominees, their families and friends are invited to attend a presentation ceremony in the spring. This is a community program of Colleyville Woman’s Club; there is no fee to nominate a child or for the child to attend.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Must be postmarked by Third Friday in February. 

 Nominees must be between the ages of five (5) and nineteen (19) and have not completed high school. Applicants are considered within the following age groups, based on date of birth as of September 1 of the current school year: Ages 5-7; 8-11; 12-15; 16-19.

 Apply: https://c-w-c.org/community/youth-recognition/youth-volunteer-service-awards/

CHHS Baseball at Globe Life Field

Join CHHS Baseball for Community Night at Globe Life Field on Monday, February 26th at 7pm. 

Admission is absolutely FREE, and it will be a fun-filled event with thrilling competition as teams battle against each other. Varsity, JV, and Freshmen teams will compete. 

Also, save the date and get your tickets for Colleyville Heritage Family Day at the Rangers vs Astros on April 8th at 7:05pm. Who knows- Principal Cain may even be there in his Astros gear! 

CHHS Project Graduation Meeting

The Project Graduation team is working hard behind the scenes to raise money so that every senior can attend a FREE event on graduation night, May 23rd, at EVO Southlake. Seniors will have a "LOCK IN" party overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. with access to FREE movies, games, bowling, food, door prizes, entertainment, and a night with friends to remember!

We have several volunteer opportunities and look forward to having more parents join the planning of this event. All senior parents are and  underclassman parents are welcome to join our efforts!

Contact Crystal Laubhan, chpanthersprojectgrad@gmail.com, if you want to plan, volunteer, or help sponsor this event!

Also, we would love our CHHS community's support at our Krispy Kreme fundraiser (end February 17th) and our Chelsea Hall Coffee Shop fundraiser on February 11th. 

CHHS Cheer Tryout Clinic: February 26-29th

Is your child thinking about trying out for school cheer? This clinic will help prepare them for tryouts. 6th grader through 11th graders invited to attend. 

Here is the link to preregister:

Community Service Ambassador Program for Students

The Community Service Ambassador Program is designed to encourage all 9th-12th grade CHHS students to serve their community by performing at least 100 hours of approved community service. Students meeting this requirement will be recognized as Community Service Ambassadors upon graduation, and will be eligible to purchase a special cord for their graduation robes.  Click here for more information. 

Community Updates
Upcoming Events
Monday, February 12
11:45a Straight Talk Watch Party
6:30p CHHS PTSA Meeting
Friday, February 16
No School / Bad Weather Make Up Day
Monday, February 19
No School / President’s Day
Tuesday, February 20
Primary Election- Early Voting Begins
Thursday, February 29
Senior Scholarship Applications Due
Tuesday, March 5
Primary Election
Wednesday, March 6
SAT School Day for Juniors
Monday, March 11
Spring Break
Tuesday, March 12
Spring Break
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