Apr 132018


Highlands Council of PTA’s

Association Meeting

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Sotomayor Learning Academies
Parent Center, Room 101, Building 9-101
(Parking is in the back of the school)
2050 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, 90065
School Phone:  (323) 276 – 5400


Mar 302018

The Highlands Council of PTA’s held the annual election on March 19, 2018.
Congratulations to the newly elected board members:


President:  Take Tada, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High PTSA
1st Vice President for Programs:  Jonna Harris, Toland Way Elementary PTA
2nd Vice President for Membership:  Jason LI, Solano Avenue PTA
Secretary:  Brandi Moore, Mt. Washington Elementary PTA
Treasurer:  Carey McDonald, Allesandro Elementary PTA
Historian:  Santa Ramirez, Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet PTA
Auditor:  Cindy Wong, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA
Mar 102018

Do you believe in children? Do you believe in the power of PTA? Then join thousands of PTA parent-volunteer advocates and leaders along with educators and community leaders in Ontario on April 27-29, 2018, to address education, health and community issues affecting our state’s kids and families.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the largest school-based convention in the nation! Plus, you’ll get the training and information you need to help connect your family, school and community. 


Registration Book — Download Here

Housing/Accommodations with PTA Host Hotels

Ontario DoubleTree

Ontario Gateway Hotel

Feb 192018

Highlands Council of PTA’s

Association Meeting

Honoring our PTA Volunteers:

Shafkat Saruwar, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA

Joseph Marquez, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA

Valerie Viquiera, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA

Desiree Nunez, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA

Arian Asistin, Benjamin Franklin High PTSA 

Dina Bruyere, Buchanan Elementary PTA

Emily Carlin, Eagle Rock Elementary PTA 

Pamela Maez, Eagle Rock Elementary PTA

Laurie Bollman-Little, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High PTSA

Emerald R. Ivy, Mayberry Elementary PTA

Quinn Guinhawa, Mayberry Elementary PTA

Tatiana Ramirez, Mayberry Elementary PTA

Henree Haitkin, San Pascual STEAM Magnet PTA


Principals, teachers, other staff, students, community members,
and all executive board members are welcome to attend!

Dinner Potluck
For each unit executive board attendees, b
ring your favorite dish to share (for at least 8 to 10 people).  Desserts and drinks are provided.

When:  February 26, 2018
Where:  Cindy Wong’s House

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

RSVP: secretary@highlandscouncilpta.org.

Feb 172018

“Strong hearts and helpful hands are needed, and, fortunately, we have them in every part of our beloved country.”

– William McKinley, former U.S. President


Join in a Vigil for Florida PTA

Join Florida PTA

Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. EST for a statewide candlelight vigil to remember and honor the victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We urge PTA members across the country to hold their own candlelight vigils on Monday in solidarity, or join us in an online vigil by changing your profile pictures to an image of a candle.  Visit Florida PTA’s Facebook page to learn more.

  1. PTA Member Perks
  2. California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires
  3. Highlands Council Association Meeting
  4. PTA Taxes
  5. Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting, September 18, 2017
  6. National Arts in Education Week, September 10 – 16, 2017
  7. Want to Be a Remarkably Likeable Leader?
  8. Reviewing the Term
  9. Highlands Council Meeting on May 15, 2017
  10. Highlands Council Association Meeting
  11. Highlands Council Meeting: Election of the Nominating Committee
  12. Tenth District Reflections 2016-2017 Workshops
  13. Celebrating a Life
  14. You Will Be Missed!
  15. Resources for Transition
  16. Highlands Council Meeting: May 16, 2016
  17. Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers!
  18. Tenth District PTSA Leaders: Join us April 9 for a special leadership training!
  19. Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
  20. Highlands Council Meeting: Monday, January 18, 2016
  21. Giving Thanks!
  22. California State PTA Stories – Reda Rountree: The Heart of PTA
  23. Regional Training for PTA Leaders
  24. Bylaws Review Workshop
  25. Tenth District Association Meeting: Membership Kick Off
  26. 2015-2016 Officers
  27. Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right!
  28. Los Angeles Tenth District Founders Day Celebration 2015
  29. Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant
  30. Campaign Mailer in LAUSD Board Race Is Not Connected to California State PTA
  31. Student Leadership is Needed!
  32. We’re Thankful for Our PTA Family!
  33. Remit Your Membership Dues to Remain in Good Standing
  34. Insurance Premiums Are Now Due!
  35. Got Tax Forms?
  36. PTA Membership Toolbox
  37. PTA Resources for Parents
  38. California State PTA Grants, Awards and Scholarships
  39. Email Etiquette
  40. Keeping Track and Recording Volunteer Hours
  41. Our Deepest Sympathy
  42. Celebrating 117 Years
  43. Nominating Committee
  44. Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA
  45. Movie Copyrights and Licensing
  47. Announcing California State PTA’s New Online Officer/Board Member Contact Program
  48. Highlands Council Meeting and Installation of Officers
  49. Transition Basics for Every Officer
  51. Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers for 2013-2014
  52. California State PTA Convention 2013
  53. PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol
  54. Highlands Council Association Meeting, February 15, 2013
  55. Highlands Council Association Meeting and Founder’s Day Celebration, January 18, 2013
  56. You’re Invited: Eagle Rock HS PTSA Presents Lecture on Bullying
  57. Letter from LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy
  59. Thank You, PTA Volunteers!
  60. Highlands Council Association Meeting
  61. Tenth District Charitable Trust Workshop
  62. Highlands Council Association Meeting
  63. “Fall” Into Savings and Enjoy These Extra Perks and Benefits of PTA Membership
  66. Association Meeting and Federal and State Finance Requirement Workshop
  67. Roster of Officers and Chairmen 2012-2013
  68. PTA NEWS
  69. Los Angeles Tenth District Officers’ Training and Vendor Fair
  70. Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Awards Luncheon
  71. Congratulations to the California Distinguished Schools 2012 Honorees!
  72. Teachers Matter!
  73. Highlands Council of PTA’s Membership Meeting
  74. Important: All PTA’s Must File Federal and State Tax Returns
  75. Los Angeles Tenth District Association Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
  76. PTA leaders, we need your input! Líderes de PTA, inecesitamos su ayuda!
  77. District Association Meeting, June 27, 2015
  78. 10th District Annual Awards Luncheon, May 20, 2015
  79. Tenth District Reflections Workshop, September 18, 2014
  80. New Officer Training, September 4, 2014
  81. How Does Your District Plan to Spend Its State Funding and Serve All Students?
  82. How to Calm Start-of-School Jitters
  83. Officer Training: Saturday, July 19, 2014
  84. Tenth District Association Meeting and Founders Day Celebration
  85. PTA Audit
  86. Tenth District Holiday Luncheon and Association Meeting
  87. Thank You to Our PTA Volunteers!
  88. The Highlands Newsletter October 2013
  89. New Officer Training, September 21, 2013
  90. Back To School Responsibilities for PTA’s
  91. Highlands Council Meeting – Please Note: Meeting Changed to August 23, 2013
  92. California State PTA Scholarships and Grants
  93. The Highlands Newsletter August 2013
  94. PTA Budget
  95. Summer Activites for Incoming Officers and Board Members
  96. Officer Training and Vendor Fair, 10th District PTSA, June 29, 2013
  97. The Highlands Newsletter May 2013
  98. Convention is Almost Here…Don’t Miss the Excitement!
  99. Highlands Council Meeting and Election of Officers, April 19, 2013
  100. Highlands Council Meeting and Election of Officers
  101. Membership Cards – How to Use
  102. Free Museum Day, September 29, 2012
  103. Officers Training, Saturday, September 8, 2012
  104. 10th District Association Training and Membership Kick-Off
  106. Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Meeting and Founders’ Day Celebration 2012
  107. Tenth District PTSA Music Scholarship Application Due March 16, 2012
  108. Reflections Exhibit and Reception, February 26, 2012
  109. Tenth District PTSA Treasurer’s Training, January 14, 2012
  110. Leadership Essentials 2011-2012
  111. Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  112. Highlands Council of PTA’s Health and Wellness Fair and Clinic – Thank You To Our Supporters!
  113. Reflections Arts Contest Workshop, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  114. Tenth District Bylaws Workshop, Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  115. Talking to Your Child About 9/11
  116. Tenth District PTSA Association Meeting, Saturday, September 10, 2011
  117. Community Health and Wellness Fair and Clinic, Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School, Sept. 10, 2011
  118. Tenth District PTSA Officers’ Training
  120. State Budget: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
  121. National PTA Grant: Healthy Lifestyles Due Date Extended to September 8, 2011
  122. May Revision of Governor’s Budget: PTA to Remain Vigilant
  123. PTA Welcomes Solano Avenue Elementary
  124. Governor Jerry Brown Joins Thousands at Kick Off for the California PTA Convention
  125. Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers of Highlands Council of PTA’s
  126. You’re Invited: Convention 2011 Orientation Meeting at Los Angeles 10th District PTSA
  127. Time is Running Out. Have You Called Yet?
  128. Talking to Children About the Disaster in Japan
  129. How PTAs Can Respond to Requests for Relief Assistance
  130. Fall 2011 Public School Choice Applicant Team Recommendations
  131. Mt. Washington Elementary PTA Membership Up 150%
  132. Convention 2011
  133. LAUSD Postpones Implementation of Early Start Calendar Year
  134. CA PTA President Responds to Governor’s Sobering Budget Proposal