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 special meeting, the Board authorized District staff to enter negotiations to finalize a contract with Read more about Los Angeles Unified School Board Announces Alberto M. Carvalho as the Next Superintendent of Schools[…]
LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2021) â€“ As part of the Los Angeles Unified School Districtâ€™s efforts to provide the safest possible environment in which to learn and work, all students 12 years old and older will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022, unless they have a medical or other exemption. Read more about Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022[…]
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 awardÂ for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award forÂ PTA volunteers. All scholarship applications require two references and an application formÂ 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:â€¢ Returning to Schoolâ€¢ A day on Campusâ€¢ Steps to return safely to school in-personâ€¢ 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, letâ€™s imagine a future where students are no longer just downloading apps, but learning to Read more about Make good on Californiaâ€™s commitment to equity â€” 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 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 Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 Read more about 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 for leaders from all of Californiaâ€™s 2,000+ high schools. Each California high school is invited Read more about 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 Jewish Heritage Week, which began in the 1980s under President Carter. Since Bushâ€™s proclamation, every Read more about 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 for good mental health arenâ€™t always as clear. The first â€œbasicâ€ is to know that Read more about 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.
“S” is for “Student” Students are part of the leadership of at least 325 high school communities in California, at least in name. Most high school PTAs have an “S” in their formal name (PTSA), which generally indicates that the board includes at least one student. In practice, though, most student leaders of PTSAs are Read more about The Role of Students in PTA’s[…]
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 injustice happen not only on our public streets but in our public schools. As PTA Read more about 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 and injustices. California State PTA and our constituent associations remain committed to improving diversity, equity Read more about California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings[…]
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 best practices and lessons learned from responding to anti-Asian violence. We are horrified by the Read more about 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 and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL programming is based on the understanding that Read more about 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 Guide that can be shared across member schools/PTAs Cultural Interdisciplinary Calendar and Program that supplements Read more about 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 of programs and partnerships, and Jodie Patterson, board chair of the HRC Foundation, to learn Read more about 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 teacher marked him absent for 38 days over 10 weeks. His English teacher warned that Read more about 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 for your childâ€™s privacy. The guide is meant to raise awareness around student privacy and Read more about 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 opening school buildings, or steering the political challenges of closing them. All of this is Read more about 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 negotiations on a bill to provide a major new infusion of federal support, leaving the Read more about 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 now. If you wish to vote as a state PTA delegate for National PTA elections, Read more about 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 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[…]
The board should have a summer meeting to get to know each other and begin planning for the new term. Make sure that the annual financial report is completed â€” then file your taxes! Complete the end-of-year audit and add the new check-signers to the bank account. Select your membership theme for the year, set Read more about Summer PTA To Do List[…]
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[…]
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. It gives closure to those leaving their positions and allows those coming in to be Read more about GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS![…]
President – Anvi Kevany Vice President for Programs – Jason Li Treasurer – Amy Davis Secretary – Terry Coxwell Historian – Yoshiko Kim
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 the 2019-2020 school year. We are in need of a Treasurer, if you or someone you know Read more about 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 the bodies of the PTA responsible for support, training, and compliance oversight for nearly 40 Read more about Board District 5 Candidate Forum[…]
Hello Highlands Council PTA members! Please join us for our next Highlands Council Meeting from 4:00 to 5:30 on Monday February 11, 2019 where we will be celebrating Founders Day. The meeting will be held at Cindy Wongâ€™s home. Once you get near her home, you will see her address number on the mailbox Read more about Founders Day[…]
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 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[…]
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.Â I know sheâ€™ll be very busy as we will need to update our council Read more about 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 – discussion of goals of each unit September 17: Smart & Final Foundation – $250 Read more about Association Meetings[…]
It is a great pleasure and privilege to introduce myself to you as the new Highlands Council PTA President for the 2018-2019 school year! Â Actually, I am not â€œnewâ€ as I had served as Highlands Council President during the 2015-2016 school year. I have also served as the first President of a newly formed PTA Read more about Presidentâ€™s Message[…]
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 stateâ€™s kids and families. Donâ€™t miss your chance to take part in Read more about CALIFORNIA STATE PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION: APRIL 27-29, 2018 IN ONTARIO[…]
“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[…]
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 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 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 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 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: Â (323) 550-2000 Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am All are welcome to attend this celebration!
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 very important meeting. Â The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified Read more about 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 email@example.com
Scott FolsomÂ passed away on Thursday, Â 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, Â (323) 225-8320 Valet Parking is Available Please share photos and memories of Scott on his Scottâ€™s Facebook, TwitterÂ for a digital scrapbook. In lieu of flowers, Read more about Celebrating a Life[…]
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
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 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 of Highlands Council, will be served. Â All incoming and outgoingÂ officers are invited. Â We hope to Read more about 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, Mt. Washington Vice President for Membership – Betsy Chapman, Los Feliz Charter School for the Read more about 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, 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![…]
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 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 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 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[…]
PTA Volunteers: We give thanks for your dedication to kids and communities A personal thank you from President Justine Fischer Itâ€™s not how much you give, but how much love you put into giving. You are the heart of PTA! We want to give thanks to each and every volunteer, because if Read more about Giving Thanks![…]
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 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[…]
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 districts. Whether you’re brand new or experienced in speaking up for childrenÂ or you’reÂ interested in learning Read more about 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 and updates. Please RSVP to Anvi Kevany, 10th District parliamentarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) Read more about 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 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[…]
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
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![…]
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, 2015 at 10:00am â€“ 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 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[…]
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 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!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 the board provides students with an opportunity to further develop leadership skills within the framework Read more about 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, 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![…]
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 the LA Tenth District must be submitted by that date. Â Remember that the copy of Read more about 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 2015 is $209 for PTA units and $141 for council. The premium is payable and Read more about Insurance Premiums Are Now Due![…]
It’s tax form filing time again! Federal and state laws require every PTA to file the following tax forms annually: IRS Form 990 (990, 990EZ or 990N) California State Franchise Tax Board Form 199 (199 or 199N) Registry of Charitable Trusts RRF-1 These filings and forms are due four and one half months after the Read more about Got Tax Forms?[…]
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[…]
Showcase the value of PTA by helping parents stay connected on the issues that matter most for children PTA members and parents play an essential role in speaking up about ideas and concerns at your school and in your community. Your PTA can help ensure parents have the information and resources to take an active Read more about PTA Resources for Parents[…]
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[…]
â€œThere are four ways and only four ways in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: What we do, how we look, what we say and how we say it.â€ Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American Educator Thoughts on e-communicating and e-manners: E-mail is forever. Always assume your Read more about Email Etiquette[…]
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 in the narrative portion of the IRS 990Â report and can also be placed on your Read more about Keeping Track and Recording Volunteer Hours[…]
Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends who have lost a loved one at the Orland bus crash on April 10, 2014. Â Nineteen students from 16 LAUSD schools were aboard the bus, one of three destined for a student preview visit at Humboldt State University. Students from other Southern California school districts also were Read more about Our Deepest Sympathy[…]
Â 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[…]
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[…]
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 Â Available to all PTA members and volunteers, Read more about 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:
Friday, May 17, 2013 Toland Way Elementary Parent Center 4545 Toland Way Los Angeles, CA Â 90042 10 am to 12 pm
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 more click on the article “Good TransitionsÂ = Great Starts.“
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 scorer,Â New York TimesÂ best-selling author and STEM ambassador Kareem Abdul Jabbar. More than 60Â workshopsÂ and skill-building opportunities Read more about 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 Way Vice President for Programs Â Â Â Anvi Kevany, Mt. Washington Vice President for Membership Read more about 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 Annual Convention is fast approaching. Take advantage of a $50 savings for your PTA by Read more about 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 PTAâ€™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[…]
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 Treasurer’s Report. Â Mid-Year Audits are now due. Â If you do not have an in-house Read more about 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 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[…]
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 Â please Â Â feel Â free Â to Â invite Â a Â friend. Â When: Â Â Wednesday, Â January Â 9, 2013, Â 7:00 pm Read more about 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 school community that the LAUSDâ€™s number one priority is the safety of our students and Read more about 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 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[…]
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 you to those who have stepped up to be PTA officers and chairpersons. Â You Read more about 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 Trust Workshop which will be held at the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA on Friday, Read more about 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 of your current bylawsÂ signedÂ by your secretary. If you need a copy or need toÂ purchase bylaws Read more about 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 basis. Click on flyer for the agenda and additional information.
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Dahlia Heights Elementary PTA Association R E S O L U T I O N on ARTS EDUCATION ADOPTED on May 8, 2012
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 problems. An accountabilityÂ 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[…]
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 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10:00 am to 12:00 pm â€“ Completion of Read more about 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, California State PTA and National PTA through your president. Â Please contact the Tenth District office Read more about Roster of Officers and Chairmen 2012-2013[…]
*PTA Supported Bill on Life-Saving Devises Signed Into Law *Prop 38 is Great!
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; Â the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trust application, Â the Registration Renewal Fee Report, and Read more about 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 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[…]
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 Elementary Solano Avenue Elementary
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 our teachers in order to ensure that our children receive the best education inspite of Read more about 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. Washington & Arroyo Seco MSM PTA Vice President, Membership – Ted Henderson, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. Read more about 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 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[…]