By Lisa DUPUY
Crescenta Valley High School PTSA took its theme of “A Culture of Caring” to the school’s quad this week serving up free lemonade to students in line for schedules and textbooks. Over 30 gallons of pink and yellow lemonade were dispensed to grateful students, parents and school staff.
Nancy Leum, PTSA board member, said, “We’re out here simply to show the students that we care. We want them to have a good school year and to know that the PTSA is there for them.”
Lemonade drinking students were encouraged to visit the CVHS PTSA Facebook page and post ideas about what would make the school better. Students and parents were also urged to become members of PTSA by filling out membership forms found in students’ registration packets.
PTSA (an “S” is added to PTA at the high school level because of increased student involvement) is, at its heart, an advocacy group for students.
“We put students first,” said Monna Johnson, Crescenta Valley High School’s PTSA president. “Our theme of ‘A Culture of Caring’ will pervade everything we do this year.”
PTSA board members held a beautification day on campus when they cut back old plant growth and established new plants. As part of its continued outreach, PTSA has been hosting and will continue to host dinners at The Fire House, a local community youth center, the second Thursday of each month.
Plans to serve more free lemonade and hold regular beautification days, among other projects, are in the works.
Parents, students, teachers and community members are encouraged to become a part of CV High’s PTSA. Visit www.cvhsfalcons.com/ptsa for more information.