Holiday Teacher/Staff Appreciation Breakfast

On December 15th, a wonderful time was had by all during a wintry morning (as much as can be in San Diego) with a breakfast to win the day! Our PTSA lead Jenny Goodman with the help of Meredith Kennedy and a few other PTSA ‘elves’ prepared a meal with an assortment of choices for the many teachers and staff. Thanks go out to all those who either donated items, prepared items, or put them out in a timely and orderly fashion. Thanks also goes to the staff members who helped bring the tables, set up the cover, and gave PTSA members access to the materials needed for it to be a success.

Last, but not least, thank you to all the PTSA members – your membership allows us to show our appreciation for the teachers’/staff’s efforts in educating the next generation.

Here is a message from teachers/staff to all PTSA members…

Adopt-A-Family Program

Thank you so much for supporting the Adopt-A-Family Program this year! We have closed fundraising for this, but any funds that do come in after the December 15th cut off will be used for a new program in the Spring.

Donations are now closed.

We will provide a more detailed update soon. Your generous contributions will go to help brighten the holiday season for several UCHS families.

New School Year at UCHS

Fall Registration Days: 8/18/21, 8/19/21, 8/20/21, and 8/23/21

Arrive according to last name staggered schedule as follows:
A-F 8:30am | G-L 9:30am | M-R 10:30am | S-Z 11:30am

18th  8:30am-12:30pm Seniors
19th  8:30am-12:30pm Juniors
20th  8:30am-12:30pm Sophomores
23rd  8:30am-12:30pm Freshmen

Students will pick up their textbooks during registration days; can have their photo taken for their school ID; and purchase an ASB card, yearbook, and PE clothes. Membership forms/payment for PTSA, Centurion Foundation, and EdUCate will be collected. School tours will be offered to Freshmen, Sophomores, and new students.

Students who did not return their completed registration packets during the early packet return days in June and July will need to do so during registration. Students who will not be returning to UCHS for the 21-22 school year, please contact Rosa Penamoya as soon as possible at 619-605-2800 x3021.

August 26: New Student Orientation (anyone new to UCHS)
August 30: First day of school (8:45am – 3:36pm) — Printable Bell Schedule
September 22: Back to School Night.

Mrs. Donna Fallon Tribute

The UCHS community is mourning the loss of beloved teacher Mrs. Donna Fallon. Here are a few ways we will honor her this week:

ASB has organized a week of observance for Ms. Fallon – see flyer below for details: Please note the change to the Tuesday Memorial @ La Jolla Shores – updated time 3:30 pm.

A Go Fund Me has been created in her honor in support of her boys:

Memory Book Collection – stories, poems and photos will be compiled into a hardcover book for her family. CLICK HERE to submit your contribution.

New PTSA officers elected

Congratulations to the newly elected 2021-2022 PTSA officers!
Thank you for your willingness to serve!

  • President: Mark Salata
  • Executive VP: Lee Ann Anderson
  • 1st VP Programs: Jenny Goodman
  • 2nd VP Fundraising: Jennifer Almond
  • Secretary: Mara Bernd
  • Treasurer: Viki Beaton
  • Auditor: Keith Thygerson
  • Historian: Teri Meeks

UCHS PTSA Annual Elections

PTSA Elections – Click Image to Register

Hello UCHS families!
This Thursday, April 29th is our annual election meeting, and Spanish translation will be available.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: April 29, 2021 at 6:00 PM.  CLICK HERE to register in advance for this meeting!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

UCHS PTSA Nominating Committee Presents:

PTSA: every child. one voice.

The UCHS PTSA Nominating Committee presents the following slate of Executive Board officers for 2021-2022.

  • President  Mark Salata
  • Executive Vice President  – seeking nominations *
  • 1st Vice President (Programs)  – Jenny Goodman
  • 2nd Vice President (Fundraising)  – Jennifer Almond
  • Recording Secretary – Mara Bernd
  • Treasurer  – seeking nominations*
  • Auditor  – Keith Thygerson
  • Historian – seeking nominations*

*The UCHS PTSA is seeking nominees for the Executive Board positions of Executive Vice President and Historian. We are looking to increase diversity because representation matters. On average, each position requires only 2-4 hours of your time per month.

If you have not served on the UCHS PTSA before, no problem! We are here to work as a team and support each other’s efforts. This coming year we expect to have opportunities to have meetings both in-person and over Zoom to allow for your busy schedules or long commutes to and from school/work.

If you cannot volunteer, then bring this announcement to the attention of another parent who can step up and join the team. Together we will contribute to a more equitable and improved learning environment for our children.

Elections will be held at the next General Member Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021

El Comité de Nominaciones de UCHS PTSA presenta la siguiente lista de funcionarios de la Junta Ejecutiva para 2021-2022.

  • Presidente – Mark Salata
  • Vicepresidente – ejecutivo en busca de nominaciones *
  • Primera Vicepresidenta (Programas) – Jenny Goodman
  • 2do Vicepresidente (Recaudación de Fondos) – Jennifer Almond
  • Secretaria de Actas – Mara Bernd
  • Tesorera – en busca de nominaciones *
  • Auditor – Keith Thygerson
  • Historiador – en busca de nominaciones *

* La UCHS PTSA está buscando nominados para los puestos de la Junta Ejecutiva de Vicepresidente Ejecutivo e Historiador. Buscamos aumentar la diversidad porque la representación importa. En promedio, cada puesto requiere solo de 2 a 4 horas de su tiempo al mes.

Si no ha servido en el PTSA de UCHS antes, ¡no hay problema! Estamos aquí para trabajar en equipo y apoyar los esfuerzos de los demás. El próximo año esperamos tener la oportunidad de tener reuniones tanto en persona como a través de Zoom para tener en cuenta sus horarios ocupados o viajes largos desde y hacia la escuela / trabajo.

Si no puede ofrecerse como voluntario, lleve este anuncio a la atención de otro padre que pueda participar y unirse al equipo. Juntos contribuiremos a un entorno de aprendizaje más equitativo y mejorado para nuestros hijos.

Las elecciones se llevarán a cabo en la próxima Junta General de Miembros, programada para el jueves 29 de abril de 2021

Carpool Meetup Program

The purpose of this program is to facilitate introductions between families interested in carpooling once in-person school is back in session.  Interested families will submit a form with their contact information, zip code and other neighborhood information.  

PTSA volunteers will sort the responses by neighborhood and share contact information between families in each neighborhood.   Families will be responsible for assessing any safety concerns and managing scheduling.

Submit a carpool interest form here.

Wellness Programs 

Our new Vice Principal is working with the Wellness Committee and is asking the PTSA to help with collecting some data on staff and student wellness. If you have five minutes, could you please fill out this survey.

The goal is to have as many unique voices as possible to ensure that the school is focused on the right action steps to address staff and student wellness!Please submit ASAP!

Learn about Covid 19 test information for athletes here.

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