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

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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


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.

Nov 062017


Highlands Council of PTA’s

Association Meeting

We will be electing the Nominating Committee

Monday, January 22, 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


The Nominating Committee

The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek eligible nominees for the elected leadership of the Highlands Council.  The members of the committee have a tremendous influence on the future of the PTA and should be selected carefully.

Serving on a nominating committee is an honor and a privilege. This committee is the PTA’s most influential internal body.

Nominating committee members should have a broad acquaintance with the membership and an understanding of the organization’s functions and its purposes. The committee should include both experienced leadership as well as newer members.

Oct 282017

  Visit our California PTA Member Perks page for more information and download a flier
in English or Spanish to share with your members.


Get 20 percent off your first order on home, office and school supplies! With Google Express you can shop from trusted stores like Costco, Target and Kohl’s and get everything delivered fast.

In addition to saving you a trip to the store, Google Express is offering PTA members 20 percent off their first order with up to a $30 discount; just use code FIRSTORDER20 at checkout.

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PTA members save time and money purchasing discount tickets online! Just use sales code CAPTA. Sales codes are space- and case-sensitive and first-time users must set up a profile before ordering.

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Bring the power of the internet to more students and families through   Qualifying households in Comcast service areas receive discounts on monthly service and free internet training, plus discounts offered to those who receive HUD housing assistance, community college students, families and seniors.


PTA members are eligible for a discounted rate on all cars.  Wherever you travel, whenever you travel, and no matter when you make your reservations, PTA members always receive the same low rate, depending on the vehicle rented. Visit the Member Perks page to access the discounted online ordering link.

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