Aug 092016


Scott Folsom passed away on Thursday,  August 4, 2016

The Memorial for Scott will be held on August 27, 2016 at 2 pm
Mount Washington Elementary School
3981 San Rafael Avenue,  (323) 225-8320
Valet Parking is Available

Please share photos and memories of Scott on his Scott’s Facebook, Twitter for a digital scrapbook. In lieu of flowers,  please make a donation in Scott’s name to the LA Trust for Children’s Health, whose board he served on for many years.

We hope to see you there to share stories, tears, and love.

Donations may be made in his name to the LA Trust for Childrens Health, where he served on the board,
333 S. Beaudry Avenue 29th Floor (#29-295-08) Los Angeles, CA 90017 P: 213.241.3511 – See more at:

Donations may also be made to:
LA Tenth District PTSA, 1000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles,  CA 90015
LA Tenth District PTSA Music Scholarship Program, 1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90015

Jun 272016

There’s a lot that happens during term transitions. Here are some resources to help!
  • Preparing for Fall PTA Finances — Budgeting. Forms. Financial procedures. Oh, my! Get the scoop on how to start your 2016-2017 PTA year on firm financial footing. Check it out!
  • Activities of the Board-Elect — 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 properly prepared. A good process of transition provides an opportunity for outgoing members to evaluate their work and efforts while giving suggestions to new board members on what they wish they had done differently. Get more information for new board members.
  • Procedure Books — Procedure Books are excellent tools to assist the incoming officers with information on how the work of their position went the previous year, contacts, and other information which is vital to how to do their position this year. Find out more.

And remember: PTA leaders are a real resource to help you during transition time — and any time! Contact the Highlands Council or Tenth District PTSA or California State PTA headquarters with any questions you may have — everyone is here to help you.

May 102016


Highlands Council of PTA’s
Last Meeting of the Program Year 2015-2016
When:  May 16, 2016
Where:  Franklin High School Parent Center
Time:  9:30 to 11:00 am

Please join us at the last meeting of the program year.  Brunch, courtesy of Highlands Council, will be served.  All incoming and outgoing officers are invited.  We hope to say thank you to our outgoing officers, and welcome our new officers for the program year 2016-2017.

Mar 252016


Congratulations to the following parent leaders as the newly elected officers of the
Highlands Council of PTA’s for the program year 2016-2017:


President – Santa Ramirez, Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet
Vice President for Programs – Susanne Foldes, Mt. Washington
Vice President for Membership – Betsy Chapman, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Secretary – Anvi Kevany, Mt. Washington
Treasurer – Jason Li, Solano Avenue
Auditor – Jackie Cahill, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. HS
Historian – Yvonne Roldan, Yorkdale Elementary

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