2019-2020 General Association PTA Meetings

Mark your calendar and please join us!


Carnival Pre-Sale Tickets

You can pre-order your carnival tickets now.  Click here or go to

They will also be pre-sold after school on April 24th & 25th (cash, check or cc).

Pre-sale ticket prices:

50 tickets for $45

100 tickets for $85

All tickets will cost $1 at the carnival.

Pre-sale tickets will go home with your child on Thursday, April 25th.


General PTA Membership Meeting and Elections

Please join us for General PTA Membership Meeting and Elections this Wed 3/27 at 9:30 am in Room 26. Attached is the agenda and meeting minutes.

Also from our End of Year Party Chairman….

Hi everyone,

We will be making plans for the End of Year 80’s party this coming Wednesday and would love to get your input.

Come join us at the PTA room this Wed (3/27) between 9-9:30am.

See you there!




SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS NEEDED – Cash Sponsorship donations can be made directly to our PTA Webstore:


Your Family, Your Business, Your Neighborhood and more!

Who can DONATE to Silent Auction? ANYONE!!

Do YOU work for a company that may have a great product to donate to our auction? Maybe tickets?  Games?  Apparel?  Sporting equipment? We are looking for all kinds of great items to round out our auction items.


Dentists, orthodontists, realtors, tutors, gym, trainers, coaches, salons, hotels, travel agents, doctors, lawyers, insurance agents, veterinarians, car dealerships, tailors, cleaners, landscapers, photographers, restaurants, instructors, favorite stores – or anyone who may be interested in supporting our school with a tax deductible donation and receive extra exposure within our community.

Extra Sponsor & Donation Forms are in the front office or on our PTA website

Please contact Amy Trinidad with any Sponsorship questions:

Please contact Katie Majerus or Becky Emminger with any Silent Auction donation questions:

Thank you for your help and support! We couldn’t do it without YOU, our Canyon Vista Families!  Thank you from your Canyon Vista PTA!


The CVES PTA is offering a BUY NOW option for 1 of our coveted parking spots!! This BUY NOW option is available NOW for $3500! You will have until April 25th by 9AM, PST, to purchase, so don’t miss out!

The first lucky family to purchase the parking spot will enjoy the parking spot from the first day of school in August 2019 to the last day of school in June 2020!

***Purchasing the BUY NOW parking spot will be available ONLY at our online from NOW-4/25. This spot is available to 1 family and must be purchased online with a credit card.  If you do not have a login and password to make purchases at our webstore, you must first create one in order to complete the purchase.***

***The BUY NOW price is non-negotiable. No REFUNDS will be available once purchased***

Please know a tax-deductible donation receipt will be available, if requested.

Do not want to BUY NOW?  Don’t worry, the second spot will be available by Live Auction at our Croc-A-Palooza Carnival on April 26th at 6PM!

If, by chance, the BUY NOW parking spot does not sell, it will be put back into the live auction for bidding.

Get the flyer here: CVES 2019 Carnival Flyer



CVES PTA Officer Nominations

Hello CVES PTA members!

Can you believe we are over half way through the school year…. And can you believe we are already planning for next year?! The Nominating Committee needs your help as we put together the 2019-2020 PTA Executive Slate. 

Please fill out the Nomination Form below and email it back to or print, complete and return to the PTA Office ASAP.  The PTA will collect nominations until the meeting on February 20, 2019. All nominations are kept confidential. You may nominate yourself.  Job descriptions are also below. Click here to open the PDF:




Officer titles and job descriptions:


Serving as president of a PTA includes the responsibility to lead that PTA toward specific goals chosen by its members. The goals must be consistent with the policies and Purposes of the PTA. The president is the presiding officer and the official representative of the association.

Recording Secretary

Keep an accurate, concise, permanent record of the proceedings of all meetings of the association and of the executive board. These minutes are the legal record of the PTA.


The treasurer is an elected officer and the authorized custodian of all funds of the local PTA. Some responsibilities of the office are specified in the unit bylaws and others are established by district PTA and California State PTA procedures. The treasurer’s duties also include keeping records and preparing reports to comply with local, state and federal laws.

Vice President

The executive vice president is an elected officer and member of the executive board. The primary responsibility of the executive vice president is to assist the president and help lead the PTA toward specific goals chosen by its members.

VP Communications

The PTA communications leader helps PTA members and the general public understand that PTA:

Positively impacts the lives of all children and families; and

Is a relevant, inclusive, influential volunteer-powered association working for the well-being of children and youth.


Determine the accuracy of the books and records of the financial officers;

Detect and recommend correction of errors;

Verify funds have been transferred through channels (e.g., membership, insurance, Founders Day freewill offering).

Assure the membership that the association’s resources and funds are being managed in a businesslike manner within the regulations established for their use.


Captures, assembles and preserves record of activities and achievements of a PTA

Collects volunteer hours for PTA meetings and events

Completes and submits the PTA Unit-Annual Historian Report to council/district PTA

Parliamentarian (appointed by President)

Advise presiding officer, when requested, on questions of parliamentary procedure.




Mother and Son BINGO Night!

We are looking for all our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or favorite family friends to join their awesome boy at Canyon Vista‘s Mother and Son BINGO NIGHT!

When:            Friday, March 1st

Time:              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:          Canyon Vista Multi – Purpose Room

Cost:                $20 for Mother and Son – $5 for each additional person

Why?               To create lifetime memories and support our CVES PTA!

Pizza, Drinks, and Treats will also be provided.  We‘ll have loads of fun with prizes to win!


Sweetheart Dance

Our annual “Sweetheart Dance” for Canyon Vista dads, grandpas, uncles or favorite family friend and our sweet Canyon Vista little ladies will take place on Friday, February 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The cost is $20 for dad and daughter and $5 for each additional child.  Enjoy an evening of pizza and sweets, a dance contest, hula hoop contest, photo booth and much more!


PTA General Membership Meeting


Parents…do you work during the day? Are you disappointed you can’t make a PTA meeting because it’s held during the day? Would you like to learn more about PTA and make new friends? Would you like to get a personal update on the happenings at the school directly from our principal, Mrs. Dagley? Then you will want to attend our next PTA General Membership meeting, Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. We hope to see lots of new, smiling faces! We will also have a Guest Speaker Jeanine Tiemeyer discussing Mindfulness in Education (see below for more information).

Don’t have anyone to watch your children during the evening PTA meeting and are unable to leave them home alone? Not a problem, the PTA has you covered! We are planning to have the adult meeting in the library area leaving the MPR available to host your children. Read the rest of this entry »


“Grow Your Own” Contest

Want Some Healthy, Competitive Fun That Shows How “Green-Thumbed” our Crocodiles Are?

Then Enter the “Grow Your Own” Contest!


Individuals Enter to Win 25 tickets for the Croc-A-Palooza Carnival!

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Science and Engineering Expo

Mark your calendars:  March 21, 2019 is the Canyon Vista Science & Engineering Expo!  Please note that all entry forms are due Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Click here for to view information on key dates and to download forms.



Jog-a-Thon – Become a Sponsor or Volunteer today!

The CVES Jog-a-Thon is just around the corner on Friday, October 26th, 2018!

Join a growing list of sponsors to help bring great programs to our students at Canyon Vista Elementary.  To learn more about how you can get involved, and the great company you will keep, please visit our Jog-a-Thon page here!



CVES 3rd Annual Golf Tournament!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual CVES Golf Tournament!

Come join the fun and support Canyon Vista – all skill levels welcome.

Date:  Monday, September 17, 2018


Time:  11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start


Where:  Aliso Viejo Country Club


What:  We are looking for sponsors and golfers!  The Golf Tournament is a great way to connect with the Canyon Vista Elementary community, introduce your company or brand to new families, and it’s also a great way to support the school.  Get more details here.


How:  Find Ticket & Sponsorship packages here!  And don’t forget, Kids Kave will be open, is only $10 and will help our kiddos with homework!


Use Amazon Smile this season!

How much shopping are you doing on Amazon this holiday season?  We know the score – a lot!!!

Amazon Smile will give back to the PTA!  Just remember… or go directly to the Canyon Vista Smile Page at  Bookmark the page to keep it top of mind even beyond the holidays.  #YouShopAmazonDonates

Thank you!



Food Drive for STEM Grants!

It’s that time of year again…time to be thankful for what we have and appreciate each other. It is also a time to consider those who suffer from food insecurity, and, unfortunately, there are many in Orange County.

CVES hosts food drives yearly, bringing in thousands of pounds of food to our local shelters. This year CVES has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County to be part of an amazing food drive and education campaign called, “Ray of Sunshine”. This is an event is sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods and FOOD Share, Inc.

Last year, a school in Ventura County, Tierra Linda, participated in the same drive (previously called “The Spirit of Giving”) and managed to collect 12,000 lbs of food. Dole and Captain Planet Foundation provided that winning school with a $1000 STEM grant and a school garden.

They are repeating their campaign to provide STEM grants to winning schools with the most pounds of food donated. We think CANYON VISTA can bring in more than 12,000 lbs!!!

Despite incentives, our students would sponsor a food drive, but it would be even more special to have our hard-working students obtain a grant to help fund the needs of many STEM-related activities and their associated technologies (i.e., chrome books and our out-dated computer lab), that our school district can not fully support. 

This is when we ask for your help:

Please donate items between in our 2-week contest time: 11/27 (the day we come back from break) and December 8, 2017. We will gladly accept donations from the community, and they can be dropped off at our school on weekdays during office hours 7:30-3:00 PM.

Items Requested for Donation:

Canned proteins (tuna, ham, salmon and chicken)

Canned or dried fruits

Canned vegetables

Canned soup

Dried beans

Rice and pasta


Peanut butter (and jelly)

The participating Food Banks will track/calculate the donations from all the sources to determine the winning schools that will be awarded donations for their STEM programs.

Questions? Contact Student Council/ PALs PTA Chair, Heather Brusky, at



Thursday, Nov. 2nd, starting at 11:10 until after all students are dismissed!

Bring your cash, enjoy a treat, and help support students affected by Hurricane Harvey!

20% of Kona Ice truck’s proceeds will be donated to our Student Council to help our “ADOPTED” school,Williams Elementary Pre-K in Pasadena, TX!

Learn more about this great Student Council program here.


“BOO” GRAMS ON SALE 10/26 to 10/30!

Let your little ghost or goblin send their best wishes to their friends with a “Boo” gram!  Grams will be on sale Oct. 26th– Oct.30th, before and after school for just .25 cents each.  They will also be on sale during 3rd, 4th and 5th grade lunch recesses.  All proceeds from the grams will help support 5th grade Science Camp!

Thank you for your support!


Help a classroom in need!

Canyon Vista Elementary School Students and Families…

Fellow students in Texas need our help after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey!

Williams Elementary Pre-K in Pasadena, Texas has been “adopted” by CVES Student Council, and we need your support in fulfilling their Amazon “Wish List”!

Student Council will sell Otter Pops after school on Thursday, 11/2 and 11/9, to help purchase items not fulfilled. Our goal is to obtain everything on the Wish List as they have 3 classes to fill!

Learn more about how you can help here!


Talent Show Tickets!

Talent Show Tickets only $2!!

Support your Canyon Vista Stars and attend the Talent Show on Thursday October 19th or Friday, October 20th!  Tickets are now on sale for only $2!

Pick them up after school Monday, October 16 thru Wednesday, October 18th from 1:30 to 2:30. 

You can also buy them before the shows from 4:30 to 5:30.

Show days are Thursday, October 19th for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade and Friday, October 20th for grades 4 and 5.  The show begins at 5:30 both nights.

There will also be a bake sale both evenings with proceeds benefitting our 5th grade science camp!


Jog-A-Thon Packets!

Dust of those Running Shoes Everyone…
It’s time for the CVES Annual Jog-A-Thon!  
Your child will be bringing home an instructional flier along with all the related materials in their folder this week.  You can also find everything online at
Here are a few important notes…
T-Shirt Contest:  All entries and forms are due next Friday, 10/6!  Please get your kids sketching and coloring this year’s t-shirt design!
Permission Slip:  Due 10/13, all children must return a signed permission slip to participate.
Sponsorships:  Help raise funds for the PTA and sponsor this great event.  Your business name or family name will appear on the t-shirt and promotional materials.  All sponsors are due Friday, October 13th.   
Donations:  Our goal is to get $50 per student – and we can do it!  Please use the donation form included in your packet to collect from Grandma, Uncle, your third cousin once removed, the neighbor down the road… anyone!  Donations can also be made online here.  All donations are due by Friday, October 20th.
We know you all are fast so thank you for your expeditious efforts this year!


Fresh Brothers – Restaurant Weekend!

Please join us for the next Canyon Vista restaurant night event this weekend September 23 and 24th at Fresh Brothers. Fresh Brothers will donate 20% back of all meals purchased by Canyon Vista families. These funds are used to pay for the important programs here at our school including music, art, and the science lab.

Fresh Brothers is hosting a fundraising weekend so there will be other local schools also fundraising during this weekend. Please make sure to mention to the cashier that this is for Canyon Vista so that they put the receipt in Canyon Vista’s bowl and not the other schools!

Please show your support and carry out, dine in, or order for delivery from Fresh Brothers this weekend!

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