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The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.

The due date and themes change each year - please check the California State PTA Reflections Art Program page for details.
Submit entries in
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
Submit via email or in-person at Capo.
Entry form and rules can found on the California State PTA Reflections Art Program page.

If you have questions or would like to submit, please contact
Lisa Mealia at


Classroom Grants are one way Capo PTSA provides resources directly to the classrooms. The PTSA sets aside funds that teachers apply for to obtain materials such as books, videos and computer equipment that will enhance the classroom experience for the students. Donations can be made specifically to the Department Grant fund.


At the end of each semester, teachers are asked to select one student from their classes to recognize for their hard work and achievement. It may be a student who worked hard to pull grades up or one who goes the extra mile to do better. Teachers invite student to a PTSA hosted lunch. The student's name is announced and they have their photograph taken with the teacher who invited them. The goal of the program is to recognize students for their efforts.


PTSA volunteers run the "Cougar Den" located across from the activities window.  The store is open during lunch times.  Come in and buy all your spirit wear!  #WeAreCV


At the end of the year a PTSA committee works with the CVHS principal and staff to select students, teachers and staff members who went Above and Beyond in serving the PTSA during their years at Capistrano Valley  High School.  Nominations are submitted to the committee by staff,  parents or students.  Recipients are announced at the CVHS Achievement Awards Ceremony in April.


Being a dance chaperone is a fun experience. You get to see the kids having a good time and it's a brief opportunity to experience their world. Because security and teachers are present, being a chaperone is more about just being available than actual supervision. Chaperones help take tickets, sell snacks, and help with lost sweaters or access to lockers. After a few dances, the kids get to know your face and eventually your name and they know they can ask you for help if they need something. We're there to help the students have a fun and safe time. Oh, and you have to be able to appreciate really loud music!


Freshman Parent Orientation is held on the campus the same date and time as the Freshman Orientation. When you drop your student off for Orientation the CVHS PTSA hosts a parent welcome and orientation so that you too will have an opportunity to become more familiar with our school. This is a great time to meet the principal, head of guidance and other parents. We provide tips on drop off and pick up and who to contract for information in addition to other useful information to know for the new four years. Learn about how you and your your student can get involved. At the end there will be a question and answer period.


Teacher and staff appreciation was created to say "Thank you for helping our children succeed in high school."
Watch for the scheduled days and ways to show our appreciation of their hard work.