Oct 152017

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, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties as well as those affected by the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County.

“As a Sonoma County resident, I have seen firsthand the devastation in my own community. My thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted. They are our families, friends, colleagues, volunteers and members and we remain steadfast in our commitment to support them as they rebuild and recover.

“California State PTA urges everyone to donate to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund or the American Red Cross Canyon Fire 2 Relief Fund. Redwood Credit Union is paying for all administrative costs for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, so 100 percent of your donation will go to relief efforts and directly to aid the victims.

“PTA leaders and members work hard every day to give our children and school communities what they need to thrive. Our mission now becomes that much more important.”

Mar 162017

District Theme: Every Child in Focus!

Cordially invites you to our



California State PTA President Justine Fischer

        Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10:00 am –1:00 pm

Monterey Hills Restaurant

3700 W. Ramona Blvd.

(323) 264-6381

Cost of Luncheon is $35.00 if payment is made in March or April.

Cost of Luncheon is $40.00 if payment is made in May so PLAN EARLY

Deadline to pay by check or cash:  Monday, May 15, 2017

Absolutely no walk-ins the day of the event. Payments will not be accepted the day of the event.

*This is an allowable expense for your PTA for your full PTA Board and Principal.

Jan 222017

Every Child in Focus

 District Theme 2015-2017

District Meeting, Election


Founders Day Celebration 2017

Come Celebrate the 120th Birthday of PTA


Let’s honor our Founders

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:30am – 12:30 pm

Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA

1000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015

Barbara Topkis, Auditorium

NEW! Breakfast Burrito and Waffle Bar

Breakfast Cost: $15.00 per person

If you make a reservation you are responsible to pay for it.

Please RSVP by February 10, 2017

Rose Quintana: 323-221-1813 or  10th District Office: 213-745-7190

1000 Venice Boulevard • Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tel: 213-745-7114 • Fax 213-745-6426 • pta10thdistrict@aol.com

Spanish Translation will be provided

Oct 022016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

9:15 am – 10:00 am:   Continental Breakfast / Registration

10:00 am – 2:00 pm:   President, Secretary, Treasurer

and Parliamentarian Training

This training will cover general PTA/PTSA information as well as specific training for NEW and CONTINUING PTA OFFICERS for 2016-2917

Spanish translation will be provided Childcare will be provided

Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA
1000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015
Cost: $15.00 for training & continental breakfast

Jul 212016

The real responsibility for a new president and board begins on July 1, when most PTA officers take office. There are a number of summer tasks that should take place:

  • Check Signing Authority – The incoming officers must visit your bank during the summer to complete new bank authorization signature card. Check in Article VI Section 6 (f) in your bylaws to determine who can and cannot sign checks. Call your bank to see what documentation you will need to bring along.
  • Annual Financial Report – The outgoing treasurer is responsible for completing the year-end Annual Financial Report after the close of the fiscal year and before turning the books over to the auditor. A copy of this report is submitted to your district PTA – and your council, if you are in a council PTA – in the fall.
  • Year-end audit – The fiscal year-end for most PTAs is June 30. The year-end audit should be completed by the outgoing (2014/2015) unit auditor as soon as possible during the summer months to allow for the treasurer for 2015-16 to get started. A copy of the year-end audit – audit form, checklist andrecommendations/findings – is submitted to your district PTA – and your council, if you are in a council PTA – in the fall.
  • 2014-2015 Taxes – Once the 2014-15 audit is completed, the federal and state tax filings can be completed by the outgoing treasurer or a paid tax preparer. Tax filings and the RRF-1 are due on November 15th if the fiscal year ends June 30. Do not fail to ensure these required government filings are completed.
  • 2015-16 Budget – The board-elect may have presented a proposed budget to the association in June but if not, they should prepare one during the summer to bring to the first association meeting in the fall for approval.

These key summer activities will help your new board hit the ground running and assist in preparation for a stellar PTA year!


Mar 212016

Tenth District/California State PTA Leadership Training
Saturday,  April 9, 2016, 8:45 am – 2:45 pm.

Training topics include Officer Trainings for President, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian; LCFF/LCAP; Membership; Election Process; e-Bylaws; and Council Leadership

WHERE:         Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA
ADDRESS:     1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90015
COST:             $10.00 per person (May be an allowable PTA expense, provided funds are available).

Checks made payable to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA and mail to Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA,  1000 Venice Blvd., L.A. CA 90015.

For additional information, please contact Elaine Black at (213) 745-7114, or email office@tenthdistrictptsa.org

Feb 202016



“Let Your Imagination Fly!”

Los Angeles Tenth District Reflections Exhibit
March 6, 2016, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tenth District Barbara Topkis Auditorium
1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90015

Thank you to all the 21 Reflections Arts Chairpersons for their hard work and for supporting the Arts Education Program in the schools!  Eight hundred twenty two (822) Reflections entries were submitted to twenty-one (21) PTAs/PTSAs this year.  Below is the list of the participating schools and the names of the Reflections Chair for each school:

Atlantic Griffith Council – Talitha Tjandra – City Terrace

Gateway Council – Nadia Rios – 186th Street, Kathleen Kendrick – Dolores Street, Yvette Dayoan -Stephen M. White Middle

Highlands Council – Garret Williams – Dahlia Heights, Shannon Keller – Los Feliz Charter, Todd Westover – Mt. Washington, Barbara Lee – Solano Avenue

Lomita/San Pedro Council – Esther Hatch –  Lomita Math/Science Magnet, Michelle Ahaja – Park Western/Harbor Magnet

Out of Council – Heather Kampf and Jennifer Muirhead – Third Street, Julie McManus – Grand Arts PTSA, Mitra Rund – Mar Vista, Dorothy Pincus – Castle Heights, Cathy Salser – Palisades Elementary Charter, Bonnie Rejaez -Palisades Charter High, Cathy Glueck – Palms Middle, Jane Zahn – Revere Middle, Lynn Ishii – University High, Marieke Boorman – Wonderland Avenue, Sara Roos – Venice High

The Tenth District judges recognized three hundred twenty seven (327) entries either with Award of Excellence, Award of Merit or Honorable Mention. These entries will be displayed in the Reflections Exhibit and Reception at Tenth District on Sunday, March 6.

In addition, the district judges selected 23 entries to forward from Tenth District to the California State PTA for further consideration.


Madalynn Olmos , Primary, Park Western/Harbor Magnet
Kitty Roche, Intermediate, Wonderland
Juliana Pincus, Middle School, Palms
Gene Tanaka, High School, Palisades Charter

Visual Arts:
Clara Carter-Klauschie, Primary, Castle Heights
Jacquie Traenkle, Intermediate, Palisade Elementary
Yejin Lee, Middle School, Palms
Salma Abdu, High School, University
Danielle Perez, Special Artist, Lomita Magnet

Dance Choreography
Mila Dahm, Primary, Mt. Washington
Mattie Tillman, Intermediate, Palisades Elementary
Sanam Kamran, High School, Palisades Charter

Music Composition
Jacob Gabayan, Primary, Palisades Elementary
Wesley Wells, Intermediate, Mar Vista
Mia Ruhman, Middle School, Paul Revere
Sophia Eberlein, High School, Palisades Charter

Film Production
Sawyer Armbrust, Primary, Palisades Elementary
August Hirsch, Intermediate, Castle Height

Joshua Lo, Primary, Third Street
Samuel Nam, Intermediate, Wonderland
Kristin Villaraza, Middle School, Palms
Candace Yee, High School, Palisades
Razan Parker, Special Artist, Lomita Magnet


Feb 072016

District Association Meeting and Founders Day Celebration

Come join us and celebrate PTA’s 119th birthday.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Barbara Topkis Auditorium

The Association Meeting will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Lunch by Mariscos Cafe and Catering will be served at 12:00 pm.

Reserve now and call (213) 745-7190.

Cost is $15.00 per person. (Cost may be considered an allowable expense by your PTA, if funds are available.)

Jan 132016

The Tenth District PTSA Nominating Committee has met and nominated the following:

President – Alexandra Navarro
1st Vice President – Silvia Barba
2nd Vice President – Marty Wenkel
3rd Vice President – Gwendolyn Landry
4th Vice President – Cynthia Medina
5th Vice President – Sheri Hatcher
Secretary – VACANT
Treasurer – Santa Ramirez
Auditor – Jean Saunders

The Annual Election Meeting will be held on February 15, 2017, at 10:00 am,
at the Los Angeles Tenth District Offices, Barbara Topkis Auditorium.