Mar 112019
 

Hello Highlands Council PTA Members,

Here are Highlands Council’s updates for the month of March:

This month’s meeting will be postponed to Monday April 8th, 2019.  At this meeting we will be holding elections for the board of Highlands Council for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are in need of a Treasurer, if you or someone you know feel they would be a qualified candidate, please let me know.  Our account is less complex than that of a Unit or District and much of the work is in helping unit Treasurer’s with any questions they may have.

Second, registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 California State PTA Annual Convention! This year, it will be held in the beautiful city of Monterey, California from May 16-18, 2019, not far from the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Come and be a part of the #NextGenPTA movement.

The State PTA Convention is the place to get the training, information, and motivation to help you and your PTA to positively impact the lives of all children and families. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, engaging presenters and empowering programs, this event will give you the tools and resources you need to help your children, school, and PTA succeed!

Registering for convention and booking your hotel is easy — visit http://www.capta.org/convention to reserve your spot today!

In local news, it has come to my attention from Jessica Cravens of Mt. Washington PTA that the City of Los Angeles is starting a program whereby gas-powered leaf blowers (used by all LAUSD maintenance personnel) can be replaced with electric ones. Since every leaf blower has the same emissions as a small car, it is really important in sharing this information with all of our units. The following link has more details:

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment
 

Delevan PTA signed a Climate Action Resolution last month at their executive board meeting and I am passing this information on to other units in hopes that your PTAs will also sign.

The resolution comes from Schools for Climate Action, a non-partisan, grassroots, youth-adult campaign with a mission to empower schools to speak up for climate action in order to protect current and future generations. The California PTA signed the resolution in 2015 and Schools for Climate Action are asking us to sign now as individual PTAs. On March 28th a group will be going to DC hand deliver the resolutions to every Congressional office. The more support they have the better!  

Here is a link with information: 

http://www.highlandscouncilpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Climate-Resolution-Delevan-Drive-Elementary-PTA.pdf

Should there be any questions or if you’d like to share information from your units with other Highlands Council units, please contact me at president@highlandscouncilpta.org.
Sincerely,
Take Tada
President