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Cougar Parent Club

Cougar Parent Club

WHO WE ARE
We are the educational booster club. The mission of the Cougar Parent Club is to work with faculty and administrators to support and enhance the educational experience of all students at San Lorenzo Valley High School. We also aim to promote parent-school communications and support activities that foster an inclusive, respectful school community.

OFFICERS
President – Karen Holl
Vice President – Mindi Broughton 
Treasurer – Nicole MacArgel
Secretary – Lise Brooke
Contact us: SLVHScougarclub@gmail.com

MEETINGS are the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 pm in the staff room next to the office.

MEETING MINUTES

 

PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT

College and Career Preparation (in collaboration with Charlotte Achen, College and Career Specialist)

  • Bus trips for all four grades to local colleges
  • Career day
  • College essay writing workshops
  • College financial aid workshops for parents

Classroom support

  • Provide financial support for specific items requested by the Principal or teachers that facilitate student learning (e.g. Chromebooks, cameras for photography classes)
  • Provide snacks for required state testing

Educational movies or workshops – on topics that are important for student wellbeing but fall outside the standard curriculum. Recent examples include:

  • Movies on gender stereotypes
  • Workshops on financial responsibility/planning
  • Workshops on sexual safety

Awards to recognize students and teacherswho contribute to the SLVHS and broader community

  • Presidential service and senior service awards
  • Teacher appreciation lunch

The specific activities supported each year depend on interest, the amount of money raised from donations and other fundraisers, and the willingness of parents to organize and volunteer for activities. We welcome suggestions for new programs or academic supplies that fall within our general mission.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Attend our meetings. The Cougar Club meets the first Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:30 in the staff room next to the office.

Join the Cougar Club Facebook page for your child’s class(es) to keep up to date on our activities. Just search “Cougar Club Class of 20##” on Facebook.

Donate to the Cougar Parent Club. It’s easy and tax deductible due to the help of the San Lorenzo Valley Education Foundation. We’re asking each family to donate $20-100 or more. Any amount is appreciated. Go to www.slvfoundation.org/fund-education, type SLVHS as the “club code” and enter the amount you want to donate. You can also write a check to SLVHS Cougar Club and leave it in the office. 

Support SLVHS when you shop online or in person by using the Benefit phone app of escrip. You can use it to purchase items from over 200 retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Kmart, CVS, Safeway, Home Depot, and most major airlines (see www.benefit-mobile.com/our-retailers for a full list) and they will donate 2-10% of your purchase to SLVHS. Download the Benefit app. Select SLV High School Cougar Club as your beneficiary and link your credit card or bank account. Then you purchase gift cards for the amount of your choice for any of the retailers on the list and use those to make your purchases. This past year we raised about $250 with only six people using the app. We could raise so much more if more people would use it.

Use gift cards at Wild Roots Market. When you shop at Wild Roots Market in Felton or Boulder Creek, purchase a gift card at the checkout counter and tell them you would like to support SLV High School (code #701). Wild Roots Markets will donate 4% of your purchase on cards <$100 and 5% on gift cards of $100 or more. Once you have a card, you can easily add money to it.