Originally delivered on 3/30/2024 12:31 pm

SUBJECT: CHHS PTSA March Newsletter

March 30, 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.  

Spring Coffee with the Principal & PTSA Meeting: Friday, April 12th

The CHHS PTSA invites you to our Spring Coffee with the Principal and our PTSA Election Meeting on Friday, April 12th at 8:15am in the Learning Commons.

Join us for a cup of coffee as we vote in our PTSA officers for next year and discuss the latest & greatest with Principal Cain including Smart Pass updates, End of Year Activities, 2024 GCISD Bond, and Dress Code Changes for 24-25.

All are invited to attend. CHHS PTSA members are eligible to vote. The slate of officers for next year's PTSA officer positions will be published no later than April 5th. 

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

CHHS PTSA Leadership & Committee Interest Form for 2024-2025

The Colleyville Heritage PTSA is planning for the 2024-2025 school year and we invite you to get involved in a leadership position or committee. No prior PTA experience necessary!

Please use 2024-2025 Interest Form to indicate your areas of interests and we will guide you through selecting the best fit for your time and talents. You may also use this form to nominate someone you know that would be a great asset and might be interested in serving.

Nominations for PTSA OFFICER positions will close on March 31, 2024. The nominating committee will contact everyone interested in being an officer, and a slate will be prepared for the elections at the April 12th membership meeting.

Nominations for all other PTSA executive board chairs and committees are appointed and will be contacted by the incoming president & officer team in April/May. Please submit interests by April 15, 2024.

For questions about the process or individual positions, please contact: Heidi Doty at parliamentarian@chhsptsa.org

Donate: CHHS Teacher Appreciation Week

Celebrate CHHS Teacher Appreciation Week from April 29th to May 3rd, culminating in an End of Year Staff Luncheon on May 22nd! 

The CHHS PTSA is excited to honor our 175 dedicated teachers and staff members. As we begin planning this annual celebration, we invite you to join us in making this week special for our educators.

Please consider making a donation towards our CHHS Teacher Appreciation Week activities. With your contributions, we aim to provide sweet & salty treats, heartfelt notes of appreciation, a breakfast bar, a delightful coffee truck experience, and an enjoyable luncheon. 

Every donation helps us create an exceptional week to express our gratitude for our incredible CHHS teachers and staff.

Thank you for helping PTSA make Teacher Appreciation Week a success!

~Donate Here~

Birthday & Graduation Marquee Messages

Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, 1/2 birthday, or send a graduation message? Now's your chance to reserve a spot on the CHHS digital marquee on Heritage Avenue!

Starting today, you can secure a spot for your special message. Each message is $10 and will be displayed for 24 hours. Please note that reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance & you must be logged into our website to place an order. Messages for the 2023-2024 school year will be available to run from Tuesday, April 16th through Friday, May 23rd.

Reserve your spot now and make your message shine bright on the digital marquee!

GCISD Council of PTAs' Trustee Candidate Forum: Wednesday, April 17th

In preparation for the May 4, 2024 elections, the GCISD Council of PTAs will host its annual School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 17th, at 6 p.m. in Stewart Hall at the Grapevine REC. 

The four candidates running for Place 1 and Place 2 will answer questions regarding their background, qualifications, and vision for GCISD. 

If you would like to submit a potential question for the candidates, please submit here: https://tinyurl.com/gcisdptaforum24

PTA Votes: Upcoming Elections

May 4, 2024 Election (Early Voting April 22- April 30):

Register to Vote

  • 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. 
  • Mail in ballots must be received by April 23, 2024

Find Your Voting Location

Download May 4, 2024 Sample Ballot  

Who Does What in Public Education

Volunteer & PTSA Award Nominations

The CHHS PTSA is now accepting nominations for our annual volunteer awards!  Please consider nominating a deserving volunteer, teacher, staff member, parent, community member, or business that supports our CHHS community. PTSA membership is not a requirement to nominate or receive an award.

Deadline to nominate is Monday, April 15th at 11:59pm.

Award Nomination Form: www.tinyurl.com/CHHSPTSAawards

Questions? Contact Mindy Hudak at awards@chhsptsa.org

Chic Boutique: Free Prom & Banquet Dresses

Looking for the perfect dress for prom, homecoming, or banquets, but worried about your budget? Look no further than the GCISD Chic Boutique! We offer a wide selection of dresses in all sizes and lengths, along with formal jewelry, shoes, and handbags—all at no cost to you. Our dresses are generously donated by the community, with some being brand new and all in impeccable condition.

Operated by the GCISD Council of PTAs and staffed by volunteers, the Chic Boutique is open to all GCISD high school and middle school students. Whether you need a dress for a special event or just want to browse, we're here to help!

Visit our website and Facebook page for opening hours or to schedule a private shopping appointment. Don't let budget constraints hold you back from looking fabulous—shop at the GCISD Chic Boutique today!

PTA Founders' Day: Congratulations Nicole Naja

We're thrilled to announce that Nicole Naja, past president and current secretary of the CHHS PTSA, was honored with the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award at the 34th annual GCISD Council of PTAs' Founders Day celebration on February 15, 2024. 

This council award recognizes Nicole's exceptional service to the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD PTAs and her dedication to fulfilling the PTA's mission to make every child's potential a reality. 

Congratulations, Nicole, on this well-deserved recognition of your outstanding contributions to our GCISD PTAs. 

Texas PTA: Under the Dome

School Funding. Vouchers. Elections.  Stay up to date with the latest legislative news courtesy of Texas PTA by subscribing to the Under the Dome monthly newsletter.  

Be sure to check out the March Under the Dome here.

Class of 2024 Senior Events

As the school year winds down for the Class of 2024, it's time to mark your calendars with exciting senior events! CHHS PTSA Senior Events Chair Lisa Pollock has put together a handy calendar to keep you in the loop. Stay tuned for upcoming events and important dates to make senior year unforgettable!

The latest version of this calendar can be found on the CHHS PTSA website.

Thank you, SkinRX Southlake

The CHHS PTSA would like to thank Skin RX Southlake for donating an auction basket on behalf of the CHHS PTSA for the GCISD Council of PTAs Silent Auction benefiting the Council's Scholarship Fund. 

Founded in 2015 by CHHS parent Roxanne Drese, SkinRX Clinical Spa  is an aesthetic clinic integrating modern science and holistic approaches.  With the dream of helping clients learn to love their skin, SkinRX has grown from a single-room suite to over 15 employees, two locations, and a bigger mission to give back to the community of Southlake and greater DFW.

Thank you SkinRX and Roxy for your support of our GCISD students!

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 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.)

CHHS Activities & Club Events
CHHS Project Graduation

The Project Graduation team is working hard to raise $35,000 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!

With less than 2 months until the BIG night, please check out the latest fundraisers and events:

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
Tuesday, April 9
STAAR - English I
Wednesday, April 10
STAAR - English II
Friday, April 12
8:15a CHHS Principal Coffee and PTSA Election Meeting
Monday, April 15
No School / Bad Weather Make Up Day
CHHS PTSA Award Nominations Due
Tuesday, April 16
STAAR - Biology
Wednesday, April 17
STAAR - US History
6:00p School Board Candidate Forum
Monday, April 22
Early Voting: School Board, Bond, & Municipal Elections
Tuesday, April 23
STAAR - Algebra I
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