Highlands Council of PTA's

Connecting Families, Schools and Communities

Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20

Secure your spot for a summer of world-class leadership training, inspirational keynote speakers and transformational approaches your PTA can use for the upcoming school year. Here’s what you need to know: General registration closes 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 19. Register now. If you wish to vote as a state PTA delegate for National PTA elections, Read more about Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20[…]

Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents – Short video with excellent recommendations for parents and teacher alike. Can be subtitled in multiple languages. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support/Restorative Practices – facilitating circle in a virtual space. George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – ADL’s Read more about Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support[…]

Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student

Do you know a high school student whose leadership potential you want to help nurture? If so, please invite them to sign up for Ed100’s California Student Academy. EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in this unique opportunity for California’s young people to develop their leadership skills and learn Read more about Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student[…]

GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS!

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 Read more about GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS![…]

March Announcements

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 Read more about March Announcements[…]

Board District 5 Candidate Forum

BD5 Candidate Forum Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sotomayor Learning Academies Auditorium 2050 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 Spanish Translation provided -Proudly organized by Highlands Council PTA and Pacific Council PTA. We are the bodies of the PTA responsible for support, training, and compliance oversight for nearly 40 Read more about Board District 5 Candidate Forum[…]

LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections

Hello Highlands Council members, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Our next Highlands Council meeting will be held on Monday January 14, 2019 at the Sotomayor Learning Center’s parent center from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. It is important for you to have representation and voice any concerns you may have, and how, we Read more about LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections[…]

Announcements for September

HELLO HIGHLANDS COUNCIL PTA MEMBERS!!! Here are a few announcements for the month of September: First and foremost, a BIG welcome to Highlands Council Parliamentarian, Emerald Ivy of Mayberry Elementary!!! She has graciously accepted the position as appointed by the President.  I know she’ll be very busy as we will need to update our council Read more about Announcements for September[…]

Association Meetings

Association meetings for the 2018-2019 school year have been posted to the calendar and will be held at Sotomayor Learning Academies Parent Center. We will try run meetings efficiently so as to finish earlier at each meeting. August 27: Electronic Membership – discussion of goals of each unit September 17: Smart & Final Foundation – $250 Read more about Association Meetings[…]

CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION: APRIL 27-29, 2018 IN ONTARIO

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 Read more about CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION: APRIL 27-29, 2018 IN ONTARIO[…]

Join in a Vigil for Florida PTA

“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 Read more about Join in a Vigil for Florida PTA[…]

California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires

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, Read more about California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires[…]

Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting, September 18, 2017

Highlands Council of PTA’s Welcomes New and Returning Officers, Board Members and Chairpersons! Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting When:  September 18, 2017 Where: Councilmember District 14, Jose Huizar, Northeast Field Office 2035 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles,  90041 Phone:  (323) 254-5295 Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm We would like to welcome the new and returning officers Read more about Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting, September 18, 2017[…]

Highlands Council Association Meeting

Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting Founders Day Celebration Breakfast Potluck Bring your favorite breakfast/brunch dish to share with other members. When:  February 27, 2017 Where:  Franklin High School, Parent Center 820 North Avenue 54 Los Angeles, CA  90042 School Phone:  (323) 550-2000 Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am All are welcome to attend this celebration!  

Highlands Council Meeting: Election of the Nominating Committee

Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting Election of the Nominating Committee When:  January 23, 2017 Where:  Franklin High School, Parent Center 820 North Avenue 54 Los Angeles, CA  90042 School Phone:  (323) 550-2000 Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am Please attend this very important meeting.  The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified Read more about Highlands Council Meeting: Election of the Nominating Committee[…]

Celebrating a Life

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, Read more about Celebrating a Life[…]

Resources for Transition

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 Read more about Resources for Transition[…]

Highlands Council Meeting: May 16, 2016

  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 Read more about Highlands Council Meeting: May 16, 2016[…]

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers!

  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 Read more about Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers![…]

Tenth District PTSA Leaders: Join us April 9 for a special leadership training!

  Looking for ways to help make your PTA job even easier? You won’t want to miss this great training! Learn more about: Encouraging diversity and inclusion in your PTAs Council Leadership Running Your PTA with workshops especially for Presidents, Treasurers and Secretaries Changes in education and school funding Strategies for building membership And more! Read more about Tenth District PTSA Leaders: Join us April 9 for a special leadership training![…]

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH-SCHOOL SENIORS HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS Your education doesn’t end once you walk across that high-school graduation stage. That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your life goals. OPPORTUNITIES EACH YEAR Two scholarships are available for your application: $750 Volunteer Service Read more about Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors[…]

Highlands Council Meeting: Monday, January 18, 2016

Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting Monday, January 18, 2016 8:30 am to 10:00 am Franklin High School Parent Center 820 North Avenue 54, Los Angeles, CA  90042 (323) 550-2000 Workshop Topic: Fundraising Ideas for Your School PTA/PTSA unit presidents, as part of their responsibilities, must ensure that their unit is represented at the Highlands Council meetings, Read more about Highlands Council Meeting: Monday, January 18, 2016[…]

California State PTA Stories – Reda Rountree: The Heart of PTA

REDA ROUNTREE: THE HEART OF PTA PTA’s amazing members and volunteers truly are the heart of our organization — you are the ones who make a difference for all our children every single day. Reda Rountree is one example of our many dedicated volunteers and members. She began volunteering at Mt. Washington Elementary PTA (Highlands Read more about California State PTA Stories – Reda Rountree: The Heart of PTA[…]

Regional Training for PTA Leaders

  Local leaders: Register now for our November 18 regional school-funding training! Here’s your chance to learn more about the new way schools receive funding. You’ll get the training materials, tips and techniques for getting the word out into your local districts. Whether you’re brand new or experienced in speaking up for children or you’re interested in learning Read more about Regional Training for PTA Leaders[…]

Bylaws Review Workshop

Los Angeles Tenth District  Bylaws Review Workshops   Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Los Angeles Tenth District Conference Room This workshop will address questions or assistance regarding running your meetings, parliamentary procedures, bylaws reviews and updates. Please RSVP to Anvi Kevany, 10th District parliamentarian, at parliamentarian@tenthdistrictptsa.org or call (213) Read more about Bylaws Review Workshop[…]

Tenth District Association Meeting: Membership Kick Off

“Every Child in Focus” District Theme for 2015 – 2017 Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA cordially invites you to attend . . . District Association Meeting & ‘2015 – 2016’ Membership Kick-Off Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00am – 1:00pm Los Angeles Tenth District Auditorium 1000 Venice Blvd. Downtown Los Angeles 90015 Come celebrate with us Read more about Tenth District Association Meeting: Membership Kick Off[…]

2015-2016 Officers

President – Take Tada, Solano Avenue Elementary 1st VP for Programs – Anvi Kevany, Mt. Washington Elementary 2nd VP for Membership – Susanne Foldes, Mt. Washington Elementary Treasurer – Jackie Cahill, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High Secretary – Cindy Wong, Franklin High School Historian – Santa Ramirez, Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet Auditor – Vacant

Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right!

Getting ready for a new PTA year and want to get things going correctly, right from the start? Here are some ideas to make that happen: Make sure the contact information for the 2015-16 board has been submitted. (Learn more about our Online Officer Contact system through PTAEZ.) Find out who your council and district Read more about Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right![…]

Los Angeles Tenth District Founders Day Celebration 2015

“Building Teams Together as we GroW” District Theme 2013 – 2015 District Association Meeting and Election of Officers Founders Day Celebration 2015 Come Celebrate the 118th Birthday of PTA COME ONE, COME ALL! Let’s honor our Founders Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00am – 1:00pm Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 1000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, Read more about Los Angeles Tenth District Founders Day Celebration 2015[…]

Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant

Mary Lou Anderson Grant The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides matching dollar funding to local PTAs to support in-school and after-school arts enhancement programs within their communities. Now accepting applications for projects starting in the 2015-2016 school year. PTAs serving at-risk student populations are particularly encouraged to apply. It is Read more about Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant[…]

Campaign Mailer in LAUSD Board Race Is Not Connected to California State PTA

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You today issued a statement regarding a campaign mailer by a group calling itself the “Parent Teacher Alliance” related to a school board campaign in Los Angeles Unified School District: “This campaign material is not affiliated with the PTA, which has been in existence since 1897, Read more about Campaign Mailer in LAUSD Board Race Is Not Connected to California State PTA[…]

Student Leadership is Needed!

Student leadership is needed!  Students are valuable members of the California State PTA Board of Managers.  Students share their perspective on current issues, voice their concerns, and provide insight during the meetings they attend.  Volunteer service as a member on the board provides students with an opportunity to further develop leadership skills within the framework Read more about Student Leadership is Needed![…]

We’re Thankful for Our PTA Family!

We know the huge amount of hours you volunteer every day and every week leading your PTA – answering emails and phone calls, planning student field trips, promoting parent and family engagement, organizing Reflections events, speaking up on important issues, holding fundraisers, attending meetings, promoting membership, resolving conflicts, taking care of the day-to-day organizational needs Read more about We’re Thankful for Our PTA Family![…]

Remit Your Membership Dues to Remain in Good Standing

Last day to remit your unit’s initial membership portion dues to the council and district,  in order to remain in good standing, is on November 14, 2014.  The Unit Remittance form and the checks payable to the Highlands Council and the LA Tenth District must be submitted by that date.  Remember that the copy of Read more about Remit Your Membership Dues to Remain in Good Standing[…]

Insurance Premiums Are Now Due!

High quality, group-rate insurance for all PTAs available at an exclusively low rate is one of the greatest advantages of being a PTA. It protects your association from risk, and saves hundreds of dollars annually. The annual insurance premium for 2015 is $209 for PTA units and $141 for council. The premium is payable and Read more about Insurance Premiums Are Now Due![…]

PTA Membership Toolbox

Best practice: Check out the PTA Membership Toolbox California State PTA is helping make membership easy! If you’re looking for new ideas to increase PTA membership at your school or ways to engage students or teachers in PTA, check out the Membership Toolbox for these great ideas and resources: Membership timeline Membership theme ideas Ways Read more about PTA Membership Toolbox[…]

California State PTA Grants, Awards and Scholarships

Find out how California State PTA scholarships, grants and awards can help you and your PTA achieve your goals   Scholarships and Grants Did you know: Last year, California State PTA provided more than $105,000 in grants and scholarships? These programs are funded in part by our Honorary Service Awards program. Learn more about scholarships, Read more about California State PTA Grants, Awards and Scholarships[…]

Keeping Track and Recording Volunteer Hours

Why? The collection of hours is important in maintaining our federal tax-exempt status. An association (PTA) granted nonprofit charitable status must receive one-third of its support from the general public. The recorded hours of volunteers are proof of this. Volunteer hours can be reported in the narrative portion of the IRS 990 report and can also be placed on your Read more about Keeping Track and Recording Volunteer Hours[…]

Celebrating 117 Years

    Happy Presidents’ Day and Founders’ Day! It’s Presidents’ Day, a day to reflect on our founding fathers. But February 17 is also Founders’ Day at the National PTA.   Alice Birney and Phoebe Hearst, National PTA’s founders, met in 1895 when their similar passions brought them together. These two remarkable women shared a Read more about Celebrating 117 Years[…]

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is elected by the membership at the association meeting at least two months prior to the annual election meeting. The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA. The members of the committee, therefore, have a tremendous influence on the future Read more about Nominating Committee[…]

Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA

  California State PTA is pleased to offer scholarship, grant and award programs to help you and your PTA achieve your goals.Apply now, and be sure to share the information with your members and school community. Scholarships and Grants Continuing Education Scholarships ($500) – Apply by November 15  Available to all PTA members and volunteers, Read more about Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA[…]

Movie Copyrights and Licensing

 

 

Many PTAs hold movie nights at their schools, not knowing that use of copyrighted materials outside of the privacy of a home setting has been a copyright law violation since 1970. Movie studios have had a royalty compliance procedure in place for many years. Most major studios have made copyright compliance less expensive and simpler by appointing a licensing agent to help with copyright enforcement.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is dedicated to preventing film and
video piracy in all its forms, including illegal downloading, and unauthorized public
performances. The MPAA and its member companies can go to court to ensure copyrights are
not violated, and fines can be imposed upon violators.

Unless the school itself has a license from an agency, the PTA cannot borrow movies from a
public library, bring movies from home, or rent movies from a video store to show at school.
Ownership of a movie and the right to use it publicly are two separate issues. The copyright
holder retains exclusive public performance rights. Video stores cannot provide legal
permission for showing movies outside the home. Also, public libraries cannot pass on
copyright compliance to anyone. Only the licensing agency or the movie studios themselves
can do so.

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PROGRAMS – HOW TO’S

Organizing a great program for your school community starts with a planning committee. That way, you can brainstorm ideas, set goals and propose activities together.

With a committee, you can also tap into everyone’s different talents to divide up the tasks, both large and small, involved in running a successful program.

Arrange for the committee to meet early in the school year to prepare an outline for your program or event with suggested activities and projected costs.

Consider using the Event Planning Worksheet template as a checklist to stay on track with your program’s timeline, preparations and expenses.

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Announcing California State PTA’s New Online Officer/Board Member Contact Program

Your volunteer time is precious. That’s why we created the new Online Officer/Board Member Contact program. It makes entering your PTA’s officer and board member information and generating useful reports easier than ever. The program is available as a FREE feature to all PTA units, councils and districts in California through PTAEZ.

Online registration is quick. After the initial registration process, your PTA will enjoy ongoing access to generate reports and make
edits as often as needed – and none of the information will ever be shared outside of the association. Note: You do not have to be a current PTAEZ subscriber to enter and view information, but if you are, you can also access the Officer/Board Member Contact program from within your unit’s existing PTAEZ account.

GET STARTED NOW.    Also, click on the short video for a tutorial:

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Transition Basics for Every Officer

Finish the term Complete all responsibilities (including updating your procedure book). Meet with current board to evaluate the term. Send new board contact information to your council or district. Meet with successor; introduce successor to key individuals. Turn over all PTA materials and resources that relate to position. Incoming and outgoing boards meet together. To learn more click on the article “Good Transitions = Great Starts.“

CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION MAY 2-5, 2013, San Jose

IMAGINE what we can do together for children! Attending 2013 California State PTA Annual Convention is an investment in the future of your children, your school and your community. Register today! Don’t miss… Motivating and inspiring keynote speakers such as NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times best-selling author and STEM ambassador Kareem Abdul Jabbar. More than 60 workshops and skill-building opportunities Read more about CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION MAY 2-5, 2013, San Jose[…]

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers for 2013-2014

  The Election of Officers was held on April 19, 2013 and the following have been elected: President                                       Jonna Harris, Toland Way Vice President for Programs      Anvi Kevany, Mt. Washington Vice President for Membership Read more about Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers for 2013-2014[…]

California State PTA Convention 2013

114th Annual Convention San Jose Convention Center May 2-5, 2013 REGISTER NOW .. Act now to take advantage of savings for your PTA – Register for convention today! The early bird discount registration deadline for the 2013 California State PTA Annual Convention is fast approaching. Take advantage of a $50 savings for your PTA by Read more about California State PTA Convention 2013[…]

PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol

  PTA leaders from across the state raised their voices in Sacramento last week at the 2013 Legislation Conference, urging legislators to commit to a long-term plan for adequately funding schools and promoting gun safety and mental health services. Download PTA’s key advocacy issues and share with your members.   View Legislation Conference photos online. Read more about PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol[…]

Highlands Council Association Meeting, February 15, 2013

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 10 AM TO 12 PM Toland Way Elementary Parent Center Every PTA unit president must attend the meeting, or send a  representative in order to receive important information.  Don’t forget to submit 2 copies of your unit’s Monthly Treasurer’s Report.   Mid-Year Audits are now due.  If you do not have an in-house Read more about Highlands Council Association Meeting, February 15, 2013[…]

Highlands Council Association Meeting and Founder’s Day Celebration, January 18, 2013

  Council Association Meeting for PTA Unit Executive Board Members and Officers 10 am to 12 pm Cindy Wong’s Home   Attention Principals…. You are invited to the Highlands Council of PTA’s Founder’s Day Celebration Luncheon Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm   Pot Luck: PTA unit attendees only, (Principals are invited guests, no need to bring a dish) please bring Read more about Highlands Council Association Meeting and Founder’s Day Celebration, January 18, 2013[…]

You’re Invited: Eagle Rock HS PTSA Presents Lecture on Bullying

Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School PTSA  and  the  Parent  Center  cordially  invite  you  to  a   special  lecture  on  Bullying  on  Wednesday,  January  9th  at  7:00 pm  following  the  PTSA  Meeting  at  6:30 pm.   Light  refreshments  will be  served  and  please   feel  free  to  invite  a  friend.   When:   Wednesday,  January  9, 2013,  7:00 pm Read more about You’re Invited: Eagle Rock HS PTSA Presents Lecture on Bullying[…]

Letter from LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

Dear Parents/Guardians: On behalf of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) we are deeply saddened by today’s horrifying event this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. We want to assure all parents and members of our school community that the LAUSD’s number one priority is the safety of our students and Read more about Letter from LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy[…]

HELPING CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A TRAGEDY

California State PTA and Highlands Council offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the families and school community for the tragic loss today in Newtown, Connecticut. Our hearts go out to all for this terrible loss. At this time of tragedy, children throughout our country may be struggling with their thoughts and feelings about the Read more about HELPING CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A TRAGEDY[…]

Thank You, PTA Volunteers!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Highlands Council of PTA’s would like to thank all of the hardworking and dedicated PTA volunteers for donating your time,  skills, know-how, money, in order to benefit every student and their families.  Special thank you to those who have stepped up to be PTA officers and chairpersons.   You Read more about Thank You, PTA Volunteers![…]

Highlands Council Association Meeting

Friday, November 16, 2012 10 am to 12 pm Toland Way Elementary, Parent Center Important:  If your unit has not filed for the California Office of the Attorney General Charitable Trust Number Application, you are advised to attend the Charitable Trust Workshop which will be held at the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA on Friday, Read more about Highlands Council Association Meeting[…]

Tenth District Charitable Trust Workshop

Friday, November 16, 2012 Time: 10:00am – 11:45am Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 1000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles 90015 Who MUST attend? PTA Treasurer and/or President To complete the “initial” Charitable Trust (CT) Form, bring the following documents and information: (1) Copy of your current bylaws signed by your secretary. If you need a copy or need to purchase bylaws Read more about Tenth District Charitable Trust Workshop[…]

CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION

PTA opposes the use of a national, mandated, standardized test as the sole criterion for measuring a school’s or student’s progress. An assessment system should evaluate higher-order skills, including students’ abilities to use technology, conduct research, engage in scientific investigation, and solve problems. An accountability system should include other indicators of educational quality, such as competency of teaching Read more about CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION[…]

Roster of Officers and Chairmen 2012-2013

Reminder that all units must submit the Roster of Officers and Chairmen to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA.  This is the only way that the units are able to receive important information, updates, and news from the Tenth District, California State PTA and National PTA through your president.  Please contact the Tenth District office Read more about Roster of Officers and Chairmen 2012-2013[…]

Los Angeles Tenth District Officers’ Training and Vendor Fair

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 LOS ANGELES TENTH DISTRICT OFFICE 9:00 AM TO 1:30 PM Barbara Topkis Auditorium 1000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 The focus of this training will be on completing the Federal Tax Forms 990EZ and 990N;  the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trust application,  the Registration Renewal Fee Report, and Read more about Los Angeles Tenth District Officers’ Training and Vendor Fair[…]

Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Awards Luncheon

The Annual Los Angeles Tenth District Awards Luncheon will be held at Luminaria’s Restaurant on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Yorkdale Elementary PTA will be honored for celebrating their 75th year as a PTA. In addition, there will be special performances by our very own talented Reflections 2011-2012 Tenth District award recipients. Officers, chairpersons, principals and Read more about Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Awards Luncheon[…]

Congratulations to the California Distinguished Schools 2012 Honorees!

Four of our elementary schools are being honored as some of California’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Dahlia Heights Elementary  Delevan Drive Elementary Mt. Washington Elementary Solano Avenue Elementary

Teachers Matter!

Congratulations to the following PTA’s who have achieved 100% teacher membership:      Dahlia Heights Elementary PTA      Mt. Washington Elementary PTA      Toland Way Elementary PTA   Now more than ever, the PTA needs the support of and collaboration with our teachers in order to ensure that our children receive the best education inspite of Read more about Teachers Matter![…]

Highlands Council of PTA’s Membership Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Place:  Toland Way Elementary PTA Congratulations to our newly elected officers for the Program Year 2012-2013! President – Jonna Harris, Toland Way Elementary PTA Vice President, Programs – Anvi Kevany, Mt. Washington & Arroyo Seco MSM PTA Vice President, Membership – Ted Henderson, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. Read more about Highlands Council of PTA’s Membership Meeting[…]

Important: All PTA’s Must File Federal and State Tax Returns

Federal and new state laws require that all non-profit organizations, including PTA/PTSA units must file tax returns.  It is very important that each PTA/PTSA unit must adhere to and meet tax filing deadlines both for federal and California state.  In addition, the California State Attorney General is requiring that all PTA/PTSA units apply for a Read more about Important: All PTA’s Must File Federal and State Tax Returns[…]