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Established in 1921, Highlands Council of PTA's currently represents twenty two PTA organizations in the city of Los Angeles, as authorized by the Los Angeles Tenth District of the California State PTA; and is affiliated with the National PTA.
The Council was established under the authority of the California State PTA, for the purpose of collaboration, leadership training, and coordination of the efforts of the member units.
Highlands Council provides the units an opportunity for cooperation in promoting their common interests and discussion regarding their common issues. It coordinates the work of the member units with other agencies or organizations in the area working for children and youth.
It serves as a channel of communication between the state, and the Tenth District PTSA and the units.
Adhering to California State PTA's mission, Highlands Council of PTA's resolves to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication.
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
First Vice President for Programs
Resources for Families During School Closure
Visit the LAUSD Resources for Families During School Closure website for information such as Latest News, Grab and Go Centers, Hotline Numbers, Enrollment.
The California State PTA Toolkit provides guidance, instruction and ideas to ensure a successful term as a PTA officer or chairman. Discover valuable information to assist your PTA/PTSA with the important work that you do on behalf of all children and families.
The 2020 Insurance Guide has been developed to assist PTA leaders in selecting appropriate fundraising activities, sponsored
programs and events. Using this publication will help prepare for the risks associated with these activities.
Secure your spot for a summer of world-class leadership training, inspirational keynote speakers and transformational approaches your PTA can use for the upcoming school year. Here’s what you need to know: General registration closes 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 19. Register now. If you wish to vote as a state PTA delegate for National PTA elections, Read more about Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20[…]
Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents – Short video with excellent recommendations for parents and teacher alike. Can be subtitled in multiple languages. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support/Restorative Practices – facilitating circle in a virtual space. George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – ADL’s Read more about Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support[…]
The board should have a summer meeting to get to know each other and begin planning for the new term. Make sure that the annual financial report is completed — then file your taxes! Complete the end-of-year audit and add the new check-signers to the bank account. Select your membership theme for the year, set Read more about Summer PTA To Do List[…]
Do you know a high school student whose leadership potential you want to help nurture? If so, please invite them to sign up for Ed100’s California Student Academy. EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in this unique opportunity for California’s young people to develop their leadership skills and learn Read more about Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student[…]
The smooth transition of outgoing and incoming board members and officers is of vital importance and can determine your PTA’s leadership success for years to come. The transition process is the responsibility of both incoming and outgoing officers and board members. It gives closure to those leaving their positions and allows those coming in to be Read more about GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS![…]
President – Anvi Kevany Vice President for Programs – Jason Li Treasurer – Amy Davis Secretary – Terry Coxwell Historian – Yoshiko Kim
Hello Highlands Council PTA Members, Here are Highlands Council’s updates for the month of March: This month’s meeting will be postponed to Monday April 8th, 2019. At this meeting we will be holding elections for the board of Highlands Council for the 2019-2020 school year. We are in need of a Treasurer, if you or someone you know Read more about March Announcements[…]
BD5 Candidate Forum Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sotomayor Learning Academies Auditorium 2050 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 Spanish Translation provided -Proudly organized by Highlands Council PTA and Pacific Council PTA. We are the bodies of the PTA responsible for support, training, and compliance oversight for nearly 40 Read more about Board District 5 Candidate Forum[…]
Hello Highlands Council PTA members! Please join us for our next Highlands Council Meeting from 4:00 to 5:30 on Monday February 11, 2019 where we will be celebrating Founders Day. The meeting will be held at Cindy Wong’s home. Once you get near her home, you will see her address number on the mailbox Read more about Founders Day[…]
Hello Highlands Council members, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Our next Highlands Council meeting will be held on Monday January 14, 2019 at the Sotomayor Learning Center’s parent center from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. It is important for you to have representation and voice any concerns you may have, and how, we Read more about LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections[…]