On July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline officially went live across the United States. Comprised of a national network of local crisis centers, 988 provides free, confidential, 24/7 support and resources to people experiencing or affected by a suicidal,… Read More »988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
News & Updates
Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA will be having a zoom training for all new, incoming executive board members, July 21 in English and July 23 in Spanish. Mark your Calendar Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 6pm (English) – ZOOM MEETING: Meeting… Read More »You’re On Board, Now What?
PAVe is thrilled to announce their second annual conference! Join PAVe on May 24-25 for the return of their high-level and highly accessible youth vaping event with founding sponsor CVS Health. Clear the Vapor is a unique, parent-powered and volunteer-led… Read More »Clear the Vapor Conference 2022
We are bringing L’Oreal Paris and Right To Be for a free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene when you witness street harassment — or experience it yourself — to better inform you and address any… Read More »DEI Webinar: Stand Up to Street Harassment Workshop, May 17 at 6:00 PM
Special Guest Speakers: Alberto M. Carvalho, LAUSD Superintendent Anna King, President, National PTA Carol Green, President, California State PTA Please use the following link to register or call (213) 745-7114 Click on Register.
Let’s Get EXCITED!!!The new PTA Reflections theme has been announced and, if you choose to, you may begin thinking and working on your submissions NOW! Drum roll, please….. The 2022-2023 Reflections theme is: Show Your Voice! And as a way… Read More »Los Angeles Tenth District Reflections Arts Program Workshop
Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Register in Advance for In-Person or join the Zoom Webinar The summit is free for in-person or via zoom.
Los Angeles Unified to End Indoor Student and Employee Mask Requirement LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2022) – Los Angeles Unified is pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with labor groups to align with the guidance from the State… Read More »Los Angeles Unified to End Indoor Student and Employee Mask Requirement
Highlands Council Officers 2022-2023 Congratulations to the newly elected officers for 2022-2023. We have two vacancies, the position of president and secretary. If you are interested in being a part of the executive board, please contact Anvi Kevany at firstname.lastname@example.org.… Read More »2022-2023 Officers
MARCH 4, 2022 BY NATHAN R. MONELL, CAE, National PTA “One Voice” This is part one of the blog series about the Russia-Ukraine War and the effects on children and youth across the country and around the world. You can read part… Read More »Parents, Kids and Talking About Ukraine
In alignment with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and with guidance from the medical director and health partners, outdoor masking will be optional for all individuals in Los Angeles Unified schools effective February 22, 2022. Individuals participating… Read More »LAUSD Update on Outdoor Masks
Los Angeles Unified School Board Announces Alberto M. Carvalho as the Next Superintendent of Schools
LOS ANGELES (December 9, 2021) – In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles Board of Education announced today its selection of Alberto M. Carvalho as the next Superintendent of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In a… Read More »Los Angeles Unified School Board Announces Alberto M. Carvalho as the Next Superintendent of Schools
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… Read More »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.… Read More »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 awardÂ for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award forÂ PTA volunteers. All… Read More »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… Read More »LAUSD Requires Baseline Covid-Testing
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… Read More »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,… Read More »Make good on California’s commitment to equity and 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,… Read More »California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is anÂ FCC programÂ 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… Read More »Emergency Broadband Benefit
Don’t let students miss out! Student leaders are essential â€” now more than ever. Every high school in California should be well-represented at this important summer conference. The Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders is a massive, free online conference… Read More »The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
During his presidency, George W. Bush formally declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month, in 2006. This month the nation recognizes Jewish people who are living in and contributing to the social fabric of the United States. Originally, there was… Read More »Jewish American Heritage Month
Guest Speaker: Titus Campos, LAUSD Community of Schools Administrator, Eagle Rock/Highland Park Â Â Community of Schools Mr. Campos will talk about the LAUSD Instructional Calendar and the Program Year 2021-2022.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. PTA is dedicated to expanding mental-health supports and services for our kids. As parents, we know what it takes to keep a child physically healthy â€” nutritious food, exercise, immunizations â€” but the basics… Read More »Mental Health Awareness Month
June 30, 1977: The origin of AAPI Heritage Month dates back to the 95th Congress (1977-1978) when five joint resolutions were introduced proposing that a week in May be designated to commemorate the accomplishments of AAPIs.
We are a nation traumatized by racial injustice. The murder verdict in the George Floyd case is one important signal that police who use excessive force and discriminatory practices are not above the law. Incidents of discriminatory practices and racial… Read More »California State PTA Responds to Verdict in Chauvin Trial
California State PTA condemns the Georgia shootings and the recent violence against Asian Americans in our country. Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence. It is critical that we rise to correct inequities… Read More »California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings
AALDEF joins groups criticizing rise in anti-Asian violence and calling for community-based response
Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF) February 17, 2021 As a national network of local and national Asian American organizations and individuals that convened in the wake of the pandemic a year ago, we have been working together to share… Read More »AALDEF joins groups criticizing rise in anti-Asian violence and calling for community-based response
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish… Read More »What is Social Emotional Learning?
Highlands Council is looking for parents, students and community leaders to be a part of the DEI committee. Cynthia Dickson, DEI Chairperson for Delevan Drive Elementary PTA has developed several initiatives to be addressed by the committee: A HC DEI… Read More »Highlands Council DEI Committee
You may not be aware, but every school has LGBTQ youth and families. Is your PTA using inclusive language and offering affirming programs and activities? We sat down with two guests from the Human Rights Campaign Ellen Kahn, senior director… Read More »How to Help LGBTQ Youth Thrive
Technology and communication problems left him out of virtual classes and chronically absent. NOVEMBER 19, 2020 by John Fensterwald, EdSource Kusema Thomas II got Fs on his first two sixth-grade report cards at a Los Angeles Unified middle school. His homeroom… Read More »How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school
By Elizabeth Laird, Center for Democracy & Technology About This Guide How Do I know If My Childâ€™s Information Is Protected? A Parentâ€™s Guide to Student Privacy seeks to empower parents and help you ask your childâ€™s school questions to advocate… Read More »A Parentâ€™s Guide to Student Privacy
ByÂ Arianna Prothero , Education Week, September 2, 2020 School leaders and educators are facing pressures from all quarters when it comes to starting school this fallâ€”whether itâ€™s trying to make up for lost learning, navigating the logistical challenges of safely… Read More »Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now
By Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer, US News & World Report, Aug. 12, 2020, at 9:47 a.m. WHEN PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at providing economic relief to blunt the repercussions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the action eviscerated high-level… Read More »Schools Left in the Lurch as Negotiations on Coronavirus-Relief Bill Collapse
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. Hereâ€™s what you need to know: General registration closes 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 19. Register… Read More »Timeâ€™s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20
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… Read More »Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support
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… Read More »Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student
The smooth transition of outgoing and incoming board members and officers is of vital importance and can determine your PTAâ€™s leadership success for years to come. The transition process is the responsibility of both incoming and outgoing officers and board members.… Read More »GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS!
Hello Highlands Council PTA Members, Here are Highlands Councilâ€™s updates for the month of March: This monthâ€™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… Read More »March Announcements
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… Read More »Board District 5 Candidate Forum
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 Centerâ€™s parent center from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. It is important… Read More »LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections
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… Read More »Announcements for September
Association meetings for the 2018-2019 school year have been posted to the calendar and will be held at Sotomayor Learning AcademiesÂ Parent Center. We will try run meetings efficiently so as to finish earlier at each meeting. August 27: Electronic Membership… Read More »Association Meetings
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… Read More »CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION: APRIL 27-29, 2018 IN ONTARIO
SACRAMENTO â€“ 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: â€œCalifornia… Read More »California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires
Highlands Council of PTA’s Welcomes New and Returning Officers, Board Members and Chairpersons! Highlands Council of PTAâ€™s Meeting When: Â September 18, 2017 Where: Councilmember District 14, Jose Huizar, Northeast Field Office 2035 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, Â 90041 Phone: Â (323) 254-5295… Read More »Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting, September 18, 2017
Highlands Council of PTAâ€™s Meeting Founders Day Celebration Breakfast Potluck Bring your favorite breakfast/brunch dish to share with other members. When: Â February 27, 2017 Where: Â Franklin High School, Parent Center 820 North Avenue 54 Los Angeles, CA Â 90042 School Phone:… Read More »Highlands Council Association Meeting
Highlands Council of PTA’s Meeting Election of the Nominating Committee When: Â January 23, 2017 Where: Â Franklin High School, Parent Center 820 North Avenue 54 Los Angeles, CA Â 90042 School Phone: Â (323) 550-2000 Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am Please attend this… Read More »Highlands Council Meeting: Election of the Nominating Committee
Reflections Workshop Theme: “What is Your Story?” Â Â Â Â Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:30 am or Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:00 am Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Conference Room) RSVP to Sara Roos at… Read More »Tenth District Reflections 2016-2017 Workshops
We are saddened to share that longtime California State PTA advocate Scott Folsom . Â He leaves a legacy of change for California children — learn more with this April 2016 Los Angeles TimesÂ article: http://ow.ly/jGYZ302Yb8o
Highlands Council of PTA’s Last Meeting of the Program Year 2015-2016 When: Â May 16, 2016 Where: Â Franklin High School Parent Center Time: Â 9:30 to 11:00 am Please join us at the last meeting of the program year. Â Brunch, courtesy… Read More »Highlands Council Meeting: May 16, 2016
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,… Read More »Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers!
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,… Read More »Tenth District PTSA Leaders: Join us April 9 for a special leadership training!
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH-SCHOOL SENIORS HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS Your education doesnâ€™t end once you walk across that high-school graduation stage. Thatâ€™s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your… Read More »Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
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,Â Los Angeles, CA Â 90042 (323) 550-2000 Workshop Topic: Fundraising Ideas for Your School PTA/PTSA unit presidents, as part… Read More »Highlands Council Meeting: Monday, January 18, 2016
REDA ROUNTREE: THE HEART OF PTA PTAâ€™s amazing members and volunteers truly are the heart of our organization â€” you are the ones who make a difference for all our children every single day. Reda Rountree is one example of… Read More »California State PTA Stories – Reda Rountree: The Heart of PTA
Â Local leaders: Register now for our November 18 regionalÂ 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… Read More »Regional Training for PTA Leaders
Los Angeles Tenth District Â Bylaws Review Workshops Wednesday, September 30,Â 2015 and Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Los Angeles Tenth District Conference Room This workshop will addressÂ questions or assistance regarding running your meetings,Â parliamentary procedures, bylaws reviews… Read More »Bylaws Review Workshop
â€œEvery Child in Focusâ€ District Theme for 2015 â€“ 2017 Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA cordially invites you to attend . . . District Association Meeting & â€˜2015 – 2016â€™ Membership Kick-Off Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00am â€“ 1:00pm Los… Read More »Tenth District Association Meeting: Membership Kick Off
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… Read More »2015-2016 Officers
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… Read More »Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right!
â€œBuilding Teams Together as we GroWâ€ 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! Letâ€™s honor our Founders Wednesday, March 18,… Read More »Los Angeles Tenth District Founders Day Celebration 2015
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… Read More »Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant
SACRAMENTO, CA â€“ California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You today issued a statement regarding a campaign mailer by a group calling itself the â€œParent Teacher Allianceâ€ related to a school board campaign in Los Angeles Unified School District: “This… Read More »Campaign Mailer in LAUSD Board Race Is Not Connected to California State PTA
Student leadership is needed!Â Students are valuable members of the California State PTA Board of Managers.Â Students share their perspective on current issues, voice their concerns, and provide insight during the meetings they attend.Â Volunteer service as a member on… Read More »Student Leadership is Needed!
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,… Read More »We’re Thankful for Our PTA Family!
Last day to remit your unit’s initial membership portion dues to the council and district, Â in order to remain in good standing, is on November 14, 2014. Â The Unit Remittance form and the checks payable to the Highlands Council and… Read More »Remit Your Membership Dues to Remain in Good Standing
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… Read More »Insurance Premiums Are Now Due!
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… Read More »California State PTA Grants, Awards and Scholarships
Why? The collection of hours is important in maintaining our federal tax-exemptÂ status. An association (PTA) granted nonprofit charitable status must receiveÂ one-third of its support from the general public. The recorded hours ofÂ volunteers are proof of this.Â Volunteer hours can be reported… Read More »Keeping Track and Recording Volunteer Hours
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… Read More »Nominating Committee
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… Read More »Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA
Many PTAs hold movie nights at their schools, not knowing that use of copyrighted materialsÂ outside of the privacy of a home setting has been a copyright law violation since 1970. MovieÂ studios have had a royalty compliance procedure in place for many years. Most major studiosÂ have made copyright compliance less expensive and simpler by appointing a licensing agentÂ 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.
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 theÂ Event Planning Worksheet template as a checklist to stay on track with your program’s timeline, preparations and expenses.
Your volunteer time is precious. Thatâ€™s why we created the new Online Officer/Board Member Contact program. It makes entering your PTAâ€™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 â€“ 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. Â Â Also, click on the shortÂ videoÂ for a tutorial:
Finish the term Complete allÂ responsibilitiesÂ (including updatingÂ your procedureÂ book). Meet with currentÂ board to evaluateÂ the term. Send new boardÂ contact informationÂ to your council orÂ district. Meet withÂ successor;Â introduce successorÂ to key individuals. Turn over all PTAÂ materials and resources thatÂ relate to position. Incoming andÂ outgoing boardsÂ meet together. To learn… Read More »Transition Basics for Every Officer
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.Â Register today! Don’t missâ€¦ Motivating and inspiringÂ keynote speakersÂ such as NBA all-time leading… Read More »CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION MAY 2-5, 2013, San Jose
Â The Election of Officers was held on April 19, 2013 and the following have been elected: President Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jonna Harris, Toland… Read More »Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers for 2013-2014
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… Read More »California State PTA Convention 2013
Â 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… Read More »PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 10 AM TO 12 PM Toland Way ElementaryÂ Parent Center Every PTA unit president must attend the meeting,Â or send a Â representative in order to receive important information.Â Don’t forget to submit 2 copies of your unit’s Monthly… Read More »Highlands Council Association Meeting, February 15, 2013
Â Council Association Meeting for PTA Unit Executive Board Members and Officers 10 am to 12 pm Cindy Wong’s Home Attention Principalsâ€¦. You are invited to theÂ HighlandsÂ Council ofÂ PTAâ€™s Founder’sÂ Day Celebration Luncheon Friday,Â January 18,Â 2013 at 12:00Â pm Pot Luck: PTA… Read More »Highlands Council Association Meeting and Founder’s Day Celebration, January 18, 2013
Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School PTSA Â and Â the Â Parent Â Center Â cordially Â invite Â you Â to Â a Â Â special Â lecture Â on Â Bullying Â on Â Wednesday, Â January Â 9th Â at Â 7:00 pm Â following Â the Â PTSA Â Meeting Â at Â 6:30 pm. Â Light Â refreshments Â will be Â served Â and… Read More »You’re Invited: Eagle Rock HS PTSA Presents Lecture on Bullying
Dear Parents/Guardians: On behalf of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) we are deeply saddened by todayâ€™s horrifying event this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. We want to assure all parents and members of our… Read More »Letter from LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy
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… Read More »HELPING CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A TRAGEDY
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, Â skills, know-how, money, in order to benefit every student and their families. Â Special thank… Read More »Thank You, PTA Volunteers!
Friday, November 16, 2012 10 am to 12 pm Toland Way Elementary, Parent Center Important: Â 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… Read More »Highlands Council Association Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2012 Time: 10:00am â€“ 11:45am Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 1000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles 90015 WhoÂ MUSTÂ attend? PTA Treasurer and/or President To complete the â€œinitialâ€ Charitable Trust (CT) Form, bring the following documents and information: (1) Copy… Read More »Tenth District Charitable Trust Workshop
Friday, October 19, 2012, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Toland Way Elementary School Parent Center, 4545 Toland Way, Los Angeles 90041 Reminder: Insurance Premiums are due payable to Highlands Council of PTA’s. Membership dues must be remitted on a monthly… Read More »Highlands Council Association Meeting
… Extra perks help your members enjoy even more benefits from joiningÂ PTA Share these offers and remind your members to take advantage of great end-of-summer deals from California State PTA Member Perks providers…Read More
PTA opposes the use of a national, mandated, standardized test as the sole criterion for measuring a schoolâ€™sÂ or studentâ€™s progress. An assessment system should evaluate higher-order skills, including studentsâ€™ abilitiesÂ to use technology, conduct research, engage in scientific investigation, and solve… Read More »CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION
Â Â Â Â Â Â Saturday, September 22, 2012 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 9:00 to 10:00 am – Highlands Council Association Meeting Â Â Â Â Â Â Â … Read More »Association Meeting and Federal and State Finance Requirement Workshop
Reminder that all units must submit the Roster of Officers and Chairmen to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA. Â This is the only way that the units are able to receive important information, updates, and news from the Tenth District,… Read More »Roster of Officers and Chairmen 2012-2013
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;… Read More »Los Angeles Tenth District Officers’ Training and Vendor Fair
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… Read More »Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Awards Luncheon
Four of our elementary schools are being honored as some ofÂ 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 ElementaryÂ Delevan Drive Elementary Mt. Washington… Read More »Congratulations to the California Distinguished Schools 2012 Honorees!
Congratulations to the following PTA’s who have achieved 100% teacher membership: Â Â Â Â Dahlia Heights Elementary PTA Â Â Â Â Mt. Washington Elementary PTA Â Â Â Â Toland Way Elementary PTA Â Now more than ever, the PTA needs the support of and collaboration with… Read More »Teachers Matter!
Friday, May 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Place:Â 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.… Read More »Highlands Council of PTA’s Membership Meeting
Federal and new state laws require that all non-profit organizations, including PTA/PTSA units must file tax returns. Â It is very important that each PTA/PTSA unit must adhere to and meet tax filing deadlines both for federal and California state. Â In… Read More »Important: All PTA’s Must File Federal and State Tax Returns