Cerro Villa Vikings News

September 3rd - September 9th: Weekly Publication

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Cerro Villa Highlights - Great things Happening at CV!

Congratulation Ms. Dao!! OUSD Employee of the Month!

CV's very own Ms. Dao was selected by Human Resources selection committee as the District’s EDGE Employee of the Month!! Ms. Dao was recognized for her leadership and hard work co-leading our leadership students with registration and PBIS First Day of School Activities. Congratulations Ms. Dao!

Ms. Dao was surprised by the Celebration committee from HR, which included: Acting Assistant Superintendent Tracy Knibb, Director of HR Susana Solis, HR Supervisor Kimberly Lay. Ms. Dao will be recognized at the Sept 7th Board Meeting as the Certificated Employee of the Month for OUSD!

Corn Hole Lunchtime Tournament

- Leadership held a Corn Hole Tournament througout the week! The championship match was held on Friday with the students "crushing" Ms. Fernandez and Mr. Jones!

Thank you to Mr. Benham for hosting the event and leadership students for the organization!

The 2023 Corn Hole Champions are: Easton D. and Alex S., Congratulations!!

"Win the Day" Lunchtime Activity

- Counselors held a "Win the Day" activity for students to create 1 goal they want to achieve!

Club Rush

- On Thursday, Students had the chance to check out CV's clubs

Cerro Villa has numerous CLUBS students can get involved in!! "Enjoy School by Staying Engaged". Here's a brief list of the many opportunities for our students:

  1. Anime Club= Dao/Peacock (lunch, last Tuesday of month)
  2. Book Club= Buchness (lunch, every other Thursday)
  3. Cheer Squad= Dao (after school, Thur/Fri)
  4. Chinese Club= Liu (after school, once a month)
  5. Christian Club= Cartiglia (lunch, Wednesdays)
  6. Drama Club= Shuler (TBD)
  7. e-Sports= Williams (lunch, daily)
  8. French Club= Marx (after school, once a month)
  9. Kindness Club= Liu/Dao (lunch, twice a month)
  10. Math Club= Itani (TBD, once a month)
  11. SAGA Club= Tanenbaum/Glickman (lunch, 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
  12. Star Wars Club= Ramus (TBD)
  13. Taylor Swift Club= Dao/Marx (lunch, last Monday of month)
  14. "Other" table= Chess, Cross-stitch, Maker's Club, Robotics, Spanish, Ukulele
City of Orange International Street Fair - OUSD BOOTH

- Ms. Fernandez and Mr. Jones were able to promote CV at the OUSD Booth!

"Win the Day" at Cerro Villa

The Viking Culture this year is to "Win the Day". We challenge all students and staff to pick 1 goal each day to accomplish. When you have succeeded with that 1 goal, you have "Won the Day!"

Here are a few ways to "Win the Day"

  • "Flip the Script" on struggles/challenges and make them successes!
  • Follow "Kaizen" - strive for continuous improvement each day!
  • "Be Kind" - smile, say hello, look out for your fellow vikings! Remember - everyone is going through a battle we may not know.. Be Kind Always!

Cerro Villa Announcements

Labor Day Holiday! No School on Monday

In Observance of Labor Day, Monday is a Holiday - No School

Back to School Night - Thursday, September 7th

BTSN Bell Schedule


  • Parents are welcome to attend the Counselors presentation of "Tips to Survive and Thrive" middle school. Visit the CV auditorium to meet our CV Counselors and learn positive ways to make the two years of middle school a successful journey!

BTSN - Welcome and PFSO Introduction: 6:00 pm in the Amphtheater

  • All parents / guardians are welcome to attend Back To School NIght at Cerro Villa. This evening is your opportunity to meet your Childs teachers, learn about classroom expectations and course syllabi.

Minimum Day on Friday, September 8th

Friday, September 8th is a MINIMUM DAY! Dismissal is at 12:25 for all students.

Breakfast and Nutrition will be available for students (Lunch is not provided)

CV Viking Shelf Life - Weekly LIbrary Newsletter

Viking Shelf Life - September Library Newsletter

Check out the latest news and happenings of our CV Library!! The newsletter can also be found on CV's website: https://www.cerrovilla.org/academics/library

Meet your School Counselors

School Counselors establish educational opportunities of equity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student's academic success and well-being. They recognize, respect, and utilize each student's strengths, experiences, and background as assets for teaching and learning.

Cerro Villa is so proud of our School Counselors:

  • Mrs. Glickman: A - H
  • Mrs. Sampat: I - M
  • Ms. Emter: N - Z

September is Attendance Awareness Month - "We Champion Attendance"

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Orange Unified School District continues to strive for high overall student attendance rates. Student attendance has a profound impact on student success, funding, and resources. As such, our attendance campaign for the 2023-24 school year will seek to promote positive student attendance through monthly recognition of schools that a) demonstrate the highest attendance rate for the respective month or b) demonstrate the most improvement from the previous month.

The theme of our campaign is "We Champion Attendance". In line with our theme, sites that are monthly winners will be presented with Traveling Championship Cups to display with pride in the main office. Elementary and Middle School Sites will have a school-wide BBQ (highest) and Pizza lunch (most improved) as an additional incentive for the students.

LET'S GOOO, VIKINGS!! "Win the Day" by attending school!!

Homework Help Available

Homework Help is now available.. check out the flyer!

Homework Help Flyer

Spirit / Club Shirts allowed throughout the week

Administration announced on Friday that CV Spirit / Club Shirts are allowed to be worn any day of the week (previously it was Friday's only). We recognize that approximately 96-98% of our student body is adhering to CV's Uniform Policy and want to reward our students who are involved in campus life!

Get involved..Stay engaged!!


Serrano Ave - Dismissal
  • The City of Villa Park recently refurbished Serrano Ave. In doing so, the crosswalk at Dodson Way was removed. To keep the flow of traffic moving, this crosswalk will not be replaced.
  • Students MUST cross at the Serrano Ave curve crosswalk OR Serrano/Featherhill Dr. crosswalk
  • We understand this will cause an inconvenience in picking-up your child, BUT safety to all students and families is TOP PRIORITY.
  • PLEASE DO NOT have your child cross Serrano in the middle of the flow of traffic

Leadership / Activities Announcements

CV Athletic News / Events


2023-2024 CV Sports Schedule

  • Boys Tryouts will be held TUESDAY, 9/5 from 3:00-4:15
Coaches: Mr. Pedersen and Mr. Cipolla

  • PRACTICE begins Wednesday for Boys and Girls, 1:30


About PFSO

https://www.cvpfso.org/ - visit the PFSO website to learn about all the opportunities to get involved.

What is the PFSO?

The Cerro Villa Parent Faculty Student Organization (PFSO) is a non-profit organization that assists the faculty and staff in enhancing the education experiences of our children.

​The PFSO assists with many programs around the school, including dances, Student of the Month, Honor Society, and the 8th Grade Promotion Party. Without your support, these events would not be possible. Most importantly, the PFSO also supports the faculty and staff at Cerro Villa in acquiring items they need for their classrooms in order to enhance our children’s educational experiences.

PFSO Board Members

Executive Board

  • President - Jason Forgash
  • President Elect - Joy Nguyen
  • 1st VP Membership - Erin Flynn & Megan Artherton
  • 2nd VP Ways & Means - Michelle Tao & Kathleen Lim-Valle
  • 3rd VP Programs - Jim Aichelman
  • Secretary - Beth Brunett
  • Treasurer - Michelle Tao
  • Parliamentarian - Michele Norman
  • Auditor - Wendy McGrane

General Board

  • Health & Safety - Shelly Johnson (8th) & VOLUNTEER TODAY!
  • Honors Society Dance - VOLUNTEER TODAY!
  • Fireworks - VOLUNTEER TODAY!
  • Legislative Coalition Rep - Beth Brunett
  • Staff Appreciation - Megan Artherton (7th) &
  • Student of the Month - Kelli Takach
  • Webmaster & Social Media - Beth Brunett (8th) & VOLUNTEER TODAY!
  • 8th Grade Promotion - VOLUNTEER TODAY

Next PFSO meeting..

Tuesday, September 19th

8:30am in the CVMS Library

​Our PFSO meetings are held on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the CVMS Library.

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Minutes are posted promptly for those who are unable to attend.

Need Uniforms??

check out Kustom Imprints for all of Cerro Villa's uniform choices!

Important Dates

September 4th: Labor Day - Holiday

September 7th: Counselor Presentation "How to Survive and Thrive" - 5:30, Auditorium

September 7th: Back to School Night, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Principal Welcome, 6:00, Amphitheater

September 8th: Minimum Day, 12:25 dismissal

September 19th: PFSO meeting and Coffee with Counselor, 830 am

September 21st: ELAC meeting, 8:15 am

Parent / Orange Unified Information

Connect with OUSD


We invite you to take a moment to follow Orange Unified on social media to receive the district’s latest news and announcements. Social media may also be a critical line of communication during emergencies and will be an excellent place for you to get up-to-date information: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

You can also check out videos featuring programs throughout the District, Board Meetings, school highlights, Measure S progress, graduation ceremonies, and more on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/OrangeUnifiedCA

New for this school year is the OUSD App, which is available for download in the Apple App and Google Play stores. Free for our families, the app allows users to see District-level news and events as well as customize their experience by selecting their school(s) of choice to follow to receive news and calendar information directly to their phones.

Orange Elks Lodge and The Community Foundation of Orange - 9.11 Event

Join the Orange Elks Lodge in a Memorial Ceremony on Monday, Sept 11th at 6:30 pm at City of Orange City Hall.

Speakers include Fire, Police and City Officials, signing of the National Anthem, Color Guard presentation and more.


Nutritional Services Letter

Students are able to receive TWO meals per day for free. Breakfast, snack, and lunch are available to all students. Students can choose breakfast OR snack as one choice, then lunch is available to all.

2023 Nutrition Letter

Cerro Villa 2023-2024 Bell Schedule

Please view the Bell Schedule page on our Cerro Villa webpage for all published bell schedules.

2023-2024 Bell Schedules

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day

Cerro Villa Webpage

2023-2024 Student Calendar / Attendance

2023-2024 Student Calendar - OUSD

Cerro Villa Calendar & Events - Cerro Villa

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day

Positive Information on Student Attendance:

10 facts about Student Attendance!