Feb 192018

Highlands Council of PTA’s

Association Meeting

Honoring our PTA Volunteers

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.

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.

Shop these stores and more at www.google.com/express:


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

Check for blackout dates before you visit. Explore how Earth’s most dazzling elements shape the world we know today at “Gems and Minerals Unearthed.”


Bring the power of the internet to more students and families through www.internetessentials.com.   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 atwww.capta.org/member-perks to access the discounted online ordering link.

Oct 152017

SACRAMENTO – October has always been a difficult month for wildfires in California, but this year in particular the extreme devastation is felt by numerous communities throughout the state. California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald issued the following statement:

“California State PTA is deeply concerned about everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires affecting Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties as well as those affected by the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County.

“As a Sonoma County resident, I have seen firsthand the devastation in my own community. My thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted. They are our families, friends, colleagues, volunteers and members and we remain steadfast in our commitment to support them as they rebuild and recover.

“California State PTA urges everyone to donate to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund or the American Red Cross Canyon Fire 2 Relief Fund. Redwood Credit Union is paying for all administrative costs for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, so 100 percent of your donation will go to relief efforts and directly to aid the victims.

“PTA leaders and members work hard every day to give our children and school communities what they need to thrive. Our mission now becomes that much more important.”

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