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

4th VP Meeting
Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Presidents and Principals Brunch
Friday, March 4 at 9:15 a.m.

Council Annual Meeting
Friday, March 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m.

Spring Break
March 28 – April 1 

What's Due
  • Audit reports for the audit period July 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
  • Historian annual report by March 18
  • Principal & Presidents Brunch and Founder’s Day payments
  • Membership dues
Click here to view/download the current DFU (Due From Units)

Council Annual Meeting
Friday, March 18
9:00 a.m.

 If you aren't able to join us in person, please join us on Zoom.
Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 830 3009 8277
Passcode: 380663

Proposed Slate of Elected Officers
for 2022-2023 Council Executive Board

as presented at the February PVP Council Executive Board Meeting
Click here for a copy to put into unit newsletters
President** - Mariko Hama
Executive VP*** - Amy Friedman
1st VP (Organization) -Jennifer Ng
2nd VP (Hospitality) - Kelly Cook
3rd VP (Education) – Trisha Paddock
4thVP (Community Service) - Jackie Sugarman
5th VP (Communications) - Portia Bhattaria

**Standing Rule #28-Qualifications for Council President: Must have served two years on the PVP Council Executive Board, one of which must have been as a Unit President, or Executive Vice President and one of which must have been as an elected officer of PVP Council.
6th VP (Ways & Means) - Jan Lim
7th VP (Legislation) - Chinyarai Hamilton
Treasurer - Margaret Liou
Financial Secretary - Carlie Garber
Auditor - Tasneem Ali
Recording Secretary - Lisa Paolucci
Historian - Jean Christen

***Standing Rule #29. Qualifications for council executive vice president are as follows: The nominee must have served a minimum of one year on the PVP Council of PTAs executive board as a unit president, unit executive vice president or elected council officer. 

Election Reminders

  • The slate of candidates should be announced and/or published no later than 28 days before your election.
  • The slate does not have to be filled when it is announced.  If the position is filled after the slate is announced, the nominating committee chair will call it a "revised" slate when it is read at the election.  You can have open positions, even after the election.  After the election, it is the new board that fills the open positions.  
  • At your election meeting, make sure that the recording secretary enters into the minutes the name and position of each elected person.  This will be important when you go to the bank to change your signature card!
  • Only one person can be president, EVP, treasurer, financial secretary and recording secretary. 
  • Parliamentarians are appointed and should not be part of your election.  They will be appointed by the new president at your "Incoming" board meeting in May/June.  Check your bylaws to see if other positions, such as historian, corresponding secretary, or auditor are also appointed positions.
Mini Workshop: PTA Elections & Nominating Committee

The Thirty-Third District has provided a "how to" video on elections and the nominating process. Click here to watch!

Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs
High School Senior Scholarships 2021-2022

PVP Council of PTAs scholarship is open to all students in the 12th grade of the graduating class of 2022; and who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a technical institute for the summer, fall, or spring terms immediately following applicants’ high school graduation. Applicants must have been enrolled all four years of high school as a student in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and a current PTA member before February 19, 2022.

Please submit your application and essay on or before March 19, 2022. The scholarship committee appointed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs will award the scholarship based solely on the submitted essay expressing the applicant's answer to "Describe the role PTA has played in supporting and enriching your K-12 Education." Scholarships will be awarded to the winning recipients during the Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs Honorary Service Awards in June 2022. If you need additional information, please contact Lori Eurich, Scholarship Chair, at

  • One - $1,000.00 scholarship to an applicant graduating from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
  • One - $1,000.00 scholarship to an applicant graduating from Palos Verdes High School
  • One - $500.00 scholarship to an applicant graduating from Rancho Del Mar High School
Applicants must have been enrolled all four years of high school as a student in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
Applicants must be a current 2021-2022 PVPHS or PVHS PTSA member no later than 30 days before the application deadline. A PTSA membership must be purchased on or before February 19, 2021, to be eligible to submit an application and essay. Each high school's PTSA Membership Chair will confirm a student's current PTSA membership. Rancho Del Mar High School students can choose to become a member of either PVPHS or PVHS PTSA.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.


Make sure to visit the PV Council website to see our PTA unit Reflections winners and their entries.
Click here to view the wonderful entries.
California State PTA
virtual Convention
  • Registration opens March 1
  • Early Bird registration discounts (3/1-31)
Keep an eye on the California State PTA website for details including proposed resolutions, proposed bylaws, and workshop offerings. Click here to go to the site.


Thirty-Third District PTA
Spring Awards and Association Meeting
Thursday, April 21

The Spring Awards & Association Meeting is one of three district association meetings and your attendance is very important.

The Peninsula Education Foundation is pleased to announce that it's annual Main Event will take place on  Friday, April 22, back at Terranea Resort - so  mark your calendar. Get ready for a fun night featuring Super Diamond, live in concert. 

The online auction will run from April 4-14. PEF is still looking for auction items and would appreciate your donation of sports tickets, concert tickets, vacation homes, restaurant gift cards, any kind of experiences such as private chef, art classes, surfing lessons, music lessons, party at a private club, tee time at your country club, etc. Download the auction form
here. PEF raises funds to continue educational excellence in the PVPUSD by maintaining essential programs and teaching positions throughout the district. 

For more information, contact the PEF office at (310) 378-2278 or email Kristin Curren at

Important Dates in April

7 - 4th VP Meeting
8 - Presidents Meeting
15 - Council Meeting
21 - 33rd Dist. Spring Awards and Assoc. Meeting
25 - DEI Committee Meeting
29-May1 - CAPTA Convention – Ontario Convention Center
Celebrate Women's History Month this March. Learn more here.
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