PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION


 
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Objectives of PTA

To promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, church and community. To raise the standards of home life. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. To develop the educators and the general public in such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantage in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

Team Meetings

Team Meetings are open to everyone and are held six times a year at 8:30 a.m. You can find the meeting dates on the Lanai Road “Parent Square” calendar. All PTA Team Meetings are held pursuant to the provisions of the Civic Center Act. All Lanai parents are automatically PTA members through your contribution of classroom funds.

West Valley Council
31st District PTSA

17445 Cantlay Street
Van Nuys CA 91406
pta31dist@aol.com
818-344-3581

Executive Board

Board Members

2019-20 Committee Chairs

ART DOCENT PROGRAM
   Ali Perdigao
BOOK CLUBS
   Amy Lui
BOOK FAIR
   Alisa Lippman
   Vanessa Carpenter
   Geneva Somoza
CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION & LANDSCAPE
    Ben Haber
CHARACTER COUNTS
   Delaram Ghadishah
COMMUNITY EVENTS
   Andrea Pearlman
   Vaishali Patel
EAC EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE
   Open 
FAMILY CENTER PROGRAMS
   Jody Chow
FIFTH GRADE CULMINATION & OPEN HOUSE
   Open
HARVEST OF THE MONTH
   Annie Mabashov
INCOMING FAMILIES & PARENT BUDDIES
   Vaishali Patel
   Annie Mabashov
   Mona Shah
LIBRARY EDUCATION
   Nicole Darway
LITERACY FAIR
   Juliet Biederman
    Rachel Barg
LOST AND FOUND
   Danielle Lunkawitz
MULTICULTURAL DAYS
   Amy Liu
PARENT WORKSHOPS
   Jody Chow
REFLECTIONS PROGRAM
   Delaram Ghadishah
ROOM PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS
  Vanessa Carpenter
   Heather Goodfried
SCIENCE EXPLOSION DAYS
   Juliet Biederman
STUDENT COUNCIL ADVISORS
   Kristen Bryan
   Paula Tew
TALENT SHOW
   Patricia Agos
   Missy Yager
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION
   Amy Gallagher
   Geneva Somoza
TEAM LANAI CARES COMMUNITY SERVICE
   Jody Chow
   Marjan Youabian
THEATER PROGRAM
   Devon Odessa Young
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY
   Jason Fandrich
   Annie Hopklins
   Ana Medina
WEBMASTERS
   Kenneth Dancyger
   Jonathan Rodgers
   Harpreet Ahluwalia   
WORKING PARENTS
   Alison Neymark
YEARBOOK
   Nicole Darway
   Andrea Pearlman

National PTA Reflections Program

Each year, the National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. The Reflections Program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, district, state, and national levels. Entries are first judged at the local level, where selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level-council, district, or state. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select entries to submit to the National PTA. Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit are recognized at the annual National PTA Convention and displayed in a virtual gallery on National PTA’s website.

Reflections Program Students can create submissions depicting projects with the current year's theme in any of the arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. Students may only submit a total of two entries per category, but they can enter as many categories as they want. The six categories are as follows: Visual ArtsPhotography Literature Dance Choreography Film/Video Production Musical Composition

Participation in the Reflections Program is organized by school grade. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. The four grade divisions are as follows:

Primary Preschool Grade 2 or up to age 7

Intermediate Grades 3-5 or ages 8-10

Middle/Junior Grades 6-8 or ages 11-13

Senior Grades 9-12 or ages 14+

This program runs in the fall semester, usually during November. For more information contact Lanai Reflections Program Chair.