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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 theme for this year is “I Matter Because ...”

Submit entries in

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Due Date:
Monday, October 5th

Submit via email or in-person at Capo.

Entry form and general rules can be downloaded here:
Entry Form and Rules

Complete rules for each category are available 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

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.

CAPO Nights

The PTSA organizes presentations for parents throughout the school year covering various current topics. This year’s Presentations are TBD:

Date / Time Topic Location
Wed, Aug 28
6:30 - 8:00pm
Meet the Principal Capo MALL
Mon, Oct 7
6:00 - 8:30pm
CUSD College Fair CVHS
Wed, Nov 6
6:30 - 8:00pm
Vaping and Cannabis - 
The Latest News    
Thurs, Jan 16
6:30 - 8:00pm
Save Money on College! 
Community College to UC Path
Tues, Feb 25
6:30 - 8:00pm
Reducing Student and Parent Stress Cougar Hall
Tues, Mar 24
6:30 - 8:00pm
Earn College Credits in 
High School with CLEP
and Concurrent Enrollment

Spirit of the Cougar Lunch

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.

Cougar Den

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

Above and Beyond Awards

At the end of the year a PTSA committee works with the CVHS principal 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 June.

Dance Chaperones

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

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. 

Copy Room

The Capo copy center provides copying for the administrators, faculty, and staff throughout the year (manuals, workbooks, and large quantity orders are done at the district graphics department). The week is currently broken down into 15 time slots. Volunteers commit to a 1.5 hour weekly shift making copies for school use. The staff member leaves a work order, we make the copies within the next few days, and leave them for the teachers to pick up. These volunteers complete an important task that directly supports our busy teachers.

Teacher Appreciation

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.