Jun 202018

Reviewing the Term

Every PTA board should evaluate the term’s work and prepare recommendations for the next term. What worked? What didn’t? What do you recommend? Your insights and feedback are valuable to incoming officers!

Projects and Programs

  • Did the PTA achieve the goals set at the beginning of the term? If not, what needs to be done?
  • Did the officers and chairmen know what was expected of them?
  • Were efforts made to include more members in planning and working toward achieving those goals?


  • Did the PTA membership increase this term?
  • Was an effort made to include more new members?
  • Were the association meetings well attended?
  • Was the association included in the decision-making process of the organization?
  • Was the membership kept informed of PTA events and programs?

Training & Leadership Development

Were the officers and chairmen notified of all training opportunities and encouraged to attend?

  • Did officers and chairmen take advantage of training opportunities?
  • Was the association represented at council/district PTA meetings?
  • Did your PTA send representation to the annual convention? If so, now is the time to make sure they share the resources and information, and what they learned with your PTA.
May 132018



Highlands Council of PTA’s

Association Meeting

Monday, May 21, 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


Apr 232018

Screenagers” Documentary Screening 

April 24th @ 6pm

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts PTA

2709 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles,  90065

To RSVP Please Click Here

Donations Accepted at the Door

*Free Childcare Provided*

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.



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

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