Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs
February 2022 Newsletter
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Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs
February 2022

4th VP meeting
Thursday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Presidents Meeting
Friday, February 4 at 9 a.m.

Council Meeting
Friday, February 18 at 9 a.m.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting
Monday, February 28 at 5 p.m.
A Note From the President

Happy February!  It’s been another crazy month of not knowing which way we are heading, but the good news is it looks like our COVID-19 numbers are trending downward after a big, crazy spike!

I want to give a big shout-out to Beth Meyerhoff for stepping into the 7th VP position.  She and her team are working full blast to pull together Capitol Comes to Town on a short timeline!  

Last week, I had a chat with Eileen Hupp, the president of the PV Chamber of Commerce, on how we could strengthen our relationship with the members of the chamber.  We came up with two ideas that we would like to explore.  The first is Principal for the Day, where a local business member shadows a principal to gain insight into the daily workings and problems going on in our schools.  This program is done by several chambers in Southern California and was suggested by Marta Jenovois-Richardson, who participated in it in another school district.  The second idea is “Career Creators,” where a business might give tours, hold a “Day in the Life of” event, or mentor students to help them explore different career opportunities.  Please let me know if you have any ideas or would like to help explore these programs.

I am looking forward to seeing our presidents at our brunch on March 4 and everyone at our Annual Council Meeting on March 18.  We are exploring having our Annual Council Meeting live at an off-site location, so please have your historians gather photos for their photo boards.  Please also have them turn in their historian reports by Feb. 28.  We don’t have a council historian this year, so reports can be sent to me.

Thank you for all you do!  One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time, and our children are fortunate to have all of you giving so much of your time!

With much gratitude,
Mariko Hama

PVP Council of PTAs 
President 2021-2022

What's Due

All Units should look at the latest DFU here, which is current as of January 4, 2022.  
DFU items due: 
  • Membership dues to Financial Secretary by 2/18/22
  • Founder's Day donation ($25) to Financial Secretary by 2/18/22
  • Treasurer's report (January) to Treasurer & Financial Secretary by 2/28/22
  • Meeting minutes ( January) to Treasurer & Financial Secretary by 2/28/22
  • Historian annual report to Markio Hama by 2/28/22
  • President and Principals Brunch RSVP and $24 by 2/18/22
2022 PVP Council Honorary Service Awards
Time for Nominations

We invite you to help us recognize members and organizations in our community who go above and beyond to nurture and support our students and schools.  We welcome you to submit nominees for our PVP Council Honorary Service Awards.  

Please post this form in your school communications so all of your unit members may have the opportunity to submit nominees.


Unit presidents: Please remind your historians to collect all volunteer hours at your school site and fill out the California State PTA Historian Report.  All forms must be submitted and SIGNED by the president. Reports are due by Feb. 28.

Historians may submit it electronically (be sure to scan the signed document), to Mariko Hama at
Audit Time 
Your audits for the period July 1 - December 31, 2021 should be underway.  
The audit (that includes the audit report, the audit checklist, and any audit recommendations) should be approved at your board meeting this month and adopted by your association this month or next month.
The adopted audit is due to council on or before March 18.

Need some one on one help?  Contact council auditor, Margaret Liou at


California State PTA has some great tips for performing the audit.  Click to Your Mid-Year Audit in 5 Easy Steps that includes information on the materials needed for the audit and the audit form and checklist. 

PVP PTA Council Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTA's scholarship is now available to seniors at each of the PVPUSD High Schools. The application has been posted to Schoolinks and is available here
The student applicant must be a PTA member at least 30 days prior to the application deadline (no later than Feb. 19) to be considered for the award. The final deadline for submission of the application is March 19 at the end of the school day. Scholarships are awarded based on how well the applicant answers the essay prompt. Students may contact their high school CCC for more information. 

Council Annual Meeting

Friday, March 18
9 A.M.
Location TBD

Presidents:  please make sure to elect/appoint your delegates and then send their names to Nancy Shafer, council parliamentarian via this link:

Click here to see all of the entries on the PVP Council of PTAs website.

The Reflections 1st, 2nd and honorable mention visual arts and photography entries are now on display outside of the Superintendent's office. 

Important Dates in March

3 - 4th VP meeting at 10 a.m.
4 - Presidents and Principals Brunch at 9 a.m.
18 - Council Annual meeting at 9 a.m.
21 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at 5 p.m.

March 28 – April 1 - Spring Break

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