Cougar Parent Connection (CPC)
"The Cougar Parent Connection is a parent group that assists VHHS staff with communication and volunteer support of student activities and programs, as well as providing opportunities for giving back to the community."
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
In appreciation of the teachers, staff and administration who have worked tirelessly throughout the 2012/2013 school year, the Cougar Parent Connection will host it's annual Staff Appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 3rd . While area businesses provide generous donations to feed over 300 of our school’s finest, we are collecting monetary donations to round out our luncheon and fill in any gaps. Families who would like make a donation or volunteer to help at the luncheon can download the form here.
New this year, we would like to start a tradition of providing a "sweet table" at the luncheon, sponsored by the Senior Class and their families. Senior families are encouraged to contribute baked goods, sweets, fruit, water, soda, plates & napkins. If you would like to contribute to the sweet table please sign up here.
If you have questions about the luncheon or would like more information email Angel O'Rourke.
2012-2013 CPC Board Members
|Vice President||Nina Ferolo||847-816-0087|
Are you feeling “disconnected?” The CPC Parent Organization is here to help! All parents are invited to attend the following informative CPC meetings which are held in the VHHS Library.
2012-2013 CPC Meetings
Representatives from the coalition, Community Partnership for Healthy Youth, will be joining us to discuss the work being done in the community, in the school, with our students and with our parents to help our students make good LIFE choices as they relate to alcohol and substance abuse.
April 25th - Preparing Parents and their Senior Student for College ** 7:00 pm
GLMV Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser
Click here for more information on the Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser being held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 to benefit students in the Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills high schools.
Get your Cougar Caller!
The Cougar Caller: An address/phone book of the entire VHHS student body along with parent names and contact information is available for $7.00. You can pick one up at the Open House on Tuesday, September 11 or during regular business hours in the school office.
Get Connected, Stay Connected with this valuable resource. It is a must for both parents and students!
The Spirit Store
Click on the link below to purchase all of your favortie Cougar-wear!
Help make the most of your child’s high school years by getting involved. No matter what your talents are, we have an opportunity for you! Please contact Kathi McHenry email@example.com to add your name to one or more of the following volunteer lists for upcoming CPC-sponsored events. You can also visit the CPC table at the Parent Open House on September 11th for additional information or to sign up.
The CPC helps with coat check at various school dances. We could use your help checking in coats, purses and other belongings while students attend the dance in the main gym.
October 25th – Healthy Lifestyles Fair & Career Expo October 26th
Because this student activity takes place during the lunch periods, it appeals to those who can volunteer time during the school day. This opportunity typically involves serving popcorn or another simple snack to the students once they complete the Lifestyle Fair activities. This is another great chance to visit with your child and his/her friends as they stop by our table to grab a snack at the end of their lunch hour. Sign up to work a 1 or 2 hour shift. Again, no experience required!
December 20th - Adopt-A-Family Dinner
This committee coordinates the dinner for the families hosted by our VHHS Students and Staff. Volunteers are needed to solicit food donations from VHHS Parents and area restaurants, as well as help plan and serve dinner. A remarkable and rewarding event that combines the efforts of VHHS Students, Parents and Staff, it is guaranteed to be the highlight of the season.
May 3rd - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
This committee organizes our Teacher/Staff end-of-the-year luncheon. This event is unquestionably a staff favorite!!
Spirit Store Coordinator
The coordinator manages the Spirit Store, which sells Cougar Wear and other school-spirited items at various sporting events, fine arts presentations, and other school-sponsored events throughout the year. The Spirit Store is a vital part of fundraising for all CAB, CAST and CPC.
Spirit Store Volunteer
The Spirit Store has made it very easy to volunteer your time this year. All you need to do is click on the link below. It will bring you to the online volunteer site. Just choose the date and time you can volunteer and enter your name and email address. Please make sure to add your phone# in the comment section.
Three (3) days before your scheduled date to volunteer you will receive an email reminder.
Contact the chairperson listed below for more information concerning any of these committees or to sign up to help out!
|Spirit Store||Julie Weiler||847-549-6961|
|Student Activities Chairperson||Nina Ferolo||847-816-0087|
|Coat Check for Student Dances Coordinator||Dorothy Schrems||847-680-8937|
|Teacher/Staff End-of-Year Luncheon||Angel O'Rourke||847-367-4789|
|Adopt a Family Meal||Nina Ferolo||847-816-0087|
|Cougar Caller Chairperson||Sandy Favia
2013 Senior Party
The Senior Party will take place on Friday, June 7th. It is hosted by parents and is an opportunity for students to come together as a student body one last time and enjoy entertainment, games great food and fabulous prizes.
The first planning meeting for the 2013 Senior Class Party will be held on Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30pm, @ Party Fantasy in Mundelein. Parents of Junior and Senior students are encouraged to come and get involved in planning a great party for the class of 2013!
Help support the Senior Party by participating in these fundraisers:
The Gift Connection - 20% of every order will be donated to the Senior Party. Click on the link below to go directly to the website:
Baker's Square Pie Cards - Volunteers are selling Pie Cards for $14.00. Each card is valid for the purchase of any single pie at Baker's Square. The cards can be redeemed at Baker's Square through 12/31/12. Pie Cards can be purchased at the VHHS Main Office. They will also be availabe for purchase at various events taking place at VHHS this fall. Or you can contact Cindy Kessler firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-421-4084.
Senior Party Ticket Order Form - Click here to download a ticket order form.
2013 Adopt-a-Family Dinner Prepared by: Cougar Parent Connection and VHHS Parents
Once again it is that time of the year to start thinking of the upcoming busy Holiday season. Our Vernon Hills High School parents have the opportunity to work along side their sons & daughters to provide dinner for families in need.
Our parents have the pleasure of serving these families a warm Holiday dinner. On December 20th the Cougar Parent Connection will host the annual VHHS Adopt-A-Family Dinner. It is a community service project that will be hosted by Vernon Hills High School. Your act of kindness makes a difference in the lives of others.
If you would like to volunteer to work at this event or make bake goods, please let us know through the sign up on-line at:
If you would like to donate baked goods or make a monetary donation, click on the link below to print out and return this form:
Questions? Contact one of the following organizers:
Kathi McHenry email@example.com
Nina Ferolo firstname.lastname@example.org