PTSA

What is PTSA?

PTSA stands for Parent, Teacher and Student Association and is the largest volunteer organization in the state dedicated to improving the well-being of children and youth

Purposes of the PTA

  •   To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school and community, and place of worship.
  •  To raise the standards of home life.
  •   To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that the 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.

How Does PTSA Support Edison High School?

  • Presents valuable parent education programs including seminars on college planning, speakers from the ROP (Regional Occupational Program), speakers from local Community Colleges, SAT and ACT Prep and more.
  •  Through our Parent Partnership group, educates and supports parents dealing with teen issues such as bullying, cyber bullying, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and more.  This group also collaborates with faculty and administrative staff to develop and implement solutions to problems facing Edison students.
  • Administers the Reflections Art Program which this year has an exciting new division for our Special Abilities Cluster!
  • Advocates on your behalf in Sacramento regarding issues pertaining to education funding and other issues facing our children and youth.
  • With the Academic Booster Club and Edison High School Foundation, provides student planners to the entire student body.
  • Awards ten graduating senior scholarships to our senior student members.
  • Facilitates applications for continuing education scholarships for credentialed classroom teachers and counselors, school nurses and PTA Volunteers.
  • Through Constant Contact, keeps parents informed of what is happening at Edison and in education in the state of California.
  • Funded the purchase of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for permanent use in the EHS gym.
  • Funded the purchase of ipads for use in the Special Abilities Cluster
  • Buys books for the library.

 

How Can I support Edison PTSA?

Become a member.  Make a donation to the general fund or scholarship fund. Attend one of our five association meetings.  Chair a committee.  Volunteer on a committee.  Attend parent education programs.  Study the initiatives on the November Ballot.  Become an informed voter.

All families with students attending Edison, all Edison students, Edison faculty and staff and community members are invited to join.  Membership is just $10.00 per member.  Simply download and complete the form below and drop by the office the next time you are at Edison.

Your Edison High PTSA Executive Board

Donna Broussard President donnabroussard@socal.rr.com
Kathy Novelli Executive Vice President kathy@novelli.com
Mishelle Getty 1st Vice President Programs mgetty1@earthlink.net
Reija Eden 2nd Vice President Membership reija@reijaeden.com
Sue McCortney 3rd Vice President Ways & Means hbsuzyq@gmail.com
Marcela Alban Secretary marcelaalban@gmail.com
Mary Feinstein Treasurer maryfeinstein@verizon.net
Jen Wilkerson Auditor jennifer@surfcitybiz.com
Ana Gong Historian anaGDang26@aol.com
Elaine Bonner Parliamentarian embonner77@msn.com
Shawn Macha Reflections Art Chair smacha@socal.rr.com
Lori DiSilva Hospitality Chair lori@alexanderbmw.com
Shari Kowalke Advocacy Chair kowalke1@yahoo.com
Diane Taylor Library Chair dtaylorfamilyof5@gmail.com
Shari Kowalke Communications Chair kowalke1@yahoo.com
Kathy Novelli Bolt of Appreciation kathy@novelli.com
Kathy Novelli Honorary Service Awards kathy@novelli.com
Open Scholarship Committee

CLICK HERE for PTSA Membership Form

PARENT PLEDGE

The Parent Pledge came about as a result of a tragedy in our community last year.  PTA leaders in the Huntington Beach High School Community have worked together through Parent University workshops and other parent education events to make parents aware of the detrimental effects and significant damages of underage drinking and social hosting.

The pledge is a “call to action” to encourage parents to support the legal drinking age by signing a pledge not to serve or allow the consumption of alcohol by youth under the legal drinking age in their homes or on their property.

The pledge is a grass-roots effort to communicate to our youth that “fun” does not have to be equated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.  The pledge is also a reminder to parents that they are legally responsible for their children (and other minors in their home) and their children’s actions.

CLICK HERE to download the Parent Pledge

CLICK HERE to see a list of Edison Families who have signed the Parent Pledge.