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Established in 1921, Highlands Council of PTA's currently represents twenty PTA organizations in the city of Los Angeles, as authorized by the Los Angeles Tenth District of the California State PTA; and is affiliated with the National PTA.
The Council was established under the authority of the California State PTA, for the purpose of collaboration, leadership training, and coordination of the efforts of the member units.
Highlands Council provides the units an opportunity for cooperation in promoting their common interests and discussion regarding their common issues. It coordinates the work of the member units with other agencies or organizations in the area working for children and youth.
It serves as a channel of communication between the state, and the Tenth District PTSA and the units.
Adhering to California State PTA's mission, Highlands Council of PTA's resolves to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication.
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
Announcements and Top Stories
Presented by Parents Against Vaping e-cigs (PAVe) and Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA This fall, the return to in-person learning means a lot of changes and challenges for families. Among them is easier access to e-cigarettes for many of our kids–and by 10th grade, about 40% of youth have tried vaping. Behind the bright colors Read more about E-Cigs and the Youth Vaping Epidemic: What parents and adults need to know for back-to-school 2021[…]
September 20, 2021 at, 6:00 pm Please join our first Association Meeting of the year. All executive board members of each unit, elected and appointed officers, principals, teacher representatives, and chairpersons, are invited to attend this meeting. Guest Speakers: Mr. Antonio Plascencia, Jr., Director, Parent and Community Services, and Mr. Joel Cisneros, LCSW, Director, School Read more about HIghlands Council of PTA’s Association Zoom Meeting[…]
To help school professionals and volunteers continue to learn and improve their skills, California State PTA is proud to offer two categories of scholarships: a $500 award for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award for PTA volunteers. All scholarship applications require two references and an application form that can be completed online. Applicants must Read more about Continuing Education Scholarships[…]
LAUSD Requires baseline covid-testing for all students and staff prior to returning to in-person instruction on August 16, 2021, and covid testing will be provided. All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning for in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance Read more about LAUSD Requires Baseline Covid-Testing[…]
Join the Downtown Community of Schools to learn about the plans for in person learning.
Join us to discuss:• Returning to School• A day on Campus• Steps to return safely to school in-person• Program Options
On June 16, 2021, the United States Congress overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. We join the nation in recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As an organization, our PTA remains Read more about Juneteenth Freedom Day[…]
JULIE FLAPAN AND ALLISON SCOTT, EDSOURCE, June 1, 2021 This past year, we have focused on supporting remote learning, keeping students safe and providing access to the broadband and devices necessary to participate in schooling. As in-person instruction returns, however, let’s imagine a future where students are no longer just downloading apps, but learning to Read more about Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms[…]
by Sydney Johnson, EdSource, May 20, 2021; Picture by Allison Shelley for American Education California has a math problem. Nearly a decade after Common Core math standards were adopted in California, the majority of K-12 students are not yet meeting grade-level benchmarks, and Black and Latino students are underrepresented in rigorous accelerated programs. Now, a state-led recommendation Read more about California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning[…]
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 Read more about Emergency Broadband Benefit[…]