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The Vaping Trend: Clearing the Air


Eagle Rock High School Library
November 13, 2019 at 6 pm

Breathe LA’s presentation seeks to shed light on one of the newest public health issues affecting youth – the use of e-cigarettes. Use of these devices is increasing among middle school and high school students, especially with the popularity of the Juul device. In 2015, 13% of 7th graders, 26% of 9th graders, and 32% of 11th graders in California had ever used e-cigarettes. The 2016 Report by the Office of the US Surgeon General indicated that among those who had never used an e-cigarette, 32.1% of middle school students and 38.4% of high school students were susceptible to using e-cigarettes in the future. However, many parents are unaware of the scope of the problem, or the health risks posed by vaping. Many youths are under the impression that vaping is safe due to information saying that it is less harmful than cigarettes. However, safer does not mean safe. This presentation explains what vaping is, why parents, teachers, and community members should be concerned, and what can be done to address this new public health challenge.   

American Cancer Society will be presenting on current legislations and policies regarding e-cigarettes as it pertains to teens, and how we can support their effort to help pass legislation and policies that will curtail the problem.


Reflections Arts Program

PTA’S REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM BRINGS ART TO LIFE ACROSS THE NATION

Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“Look Within”

That’s the theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING


Thank You, Eagle Rock!

Because of your support, we have raised almost $27,000 for the Exemplary Arts Program. We are greatly heartened by the response we have received from the community, and we will continue our effort to ensure that our students receive the best possible opportunities afforded to them.

Top Classes: Class of 2025, Class of 2024 and Class of 2023

Thank you for supporting our neighborhood public school!


Superintendent’s Message, June 25, 2019


Congratulations to the Graduating Senior Scholarship Recipients



Donita Calma, Monica Lee and Isabella Martinez-Bernal

We are very proud of our scholarship recipients for their volunteer service. They have been chosen for their volunteer work within the school and the community. And because their education doesn’t end once they walk across the high school graduation stage, the PTSA would like to help them achieve their college dreams and life goals. Each recipient has been awarded a $200 scholarship.

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Please Join Us in
Appreciating
ERHS Faculty and Staff

The PTSA, with Boosters support, will provide a pot-luck luncheon on Tuesday May 7th, 2019 in the ERHS Library. Families are encouraged to show their appreciation for our wonderful ERHS faculty and staff of approximately 200 by:

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Sending a yummy dish

Providing helping hands

Donating funds to purchase necessary items

(Please note that any remaining monies will go to the PTSA general fund to support ERHS needs.)

Click on Sign-Up Genius to let us know how you would like to help.


For Monetary Luncheon Donation via PayPal:


Thank you!
Questions? Email Virginia at hospitality@eaglerockhsptsa.org.



Association Meeting

May 8, 2019, 6 PM, Library

THE VAPING TREND:
CLEARING THE AIR
A Community Educational Workshop About Vaping

More than 3 million Youth in Middle and High
School Use E-Cigarettes.

Join the conversation about the growing youth vaping trend.
• Vaping – What is it?
• Vaping Devices – Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
• E-Cigarette Industry
• How Teens Access Vaping Devices
• Health Eff ects of E-Cigarette Use
• Legislation/Restrictions
• Signs a Teen is Vaping
• Talking to Teens


Congratulations to the Newly Elected Board Members for the Program Year 2019-2020

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President – Anvi Kevany

Executive Vice President – Susanne Foldes

1st Vice President – Vacant

2nd Vice President – Yoshiko Kim

Secretary – Suraya Duran

Treasurer – Vacant

Historian – Chester Cahill

Auditor – Jo Funk


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ASSOCIATION MEETING
MARCH 13, 2019, 6 PM AT THE LIBRARY

Presentation: Finance Management for Teens
Presenter: Kerry Situ, Stanley Moy, and Joyce Lam, Chinatown Service Center

CSS will talk about finance management including saving, budgeting for teens. This is also a useful workshop for seniors that will be attending college, a training program, or a technical school and/or working, and how to effectively manage their own finances when away from home.

Nominations for PTSA 2019-2020

The Nominating Committee has met and the following persons have been nominated:

President – Anvi Kevany

Executive Vice President – Susanne Foldes

First Vice President (Hospitality Chair) – Open*

Second Vice President (Membership Chair) – Yoshiko Kim

Secretary – Suraya Duran

Treasurer – Open

Auditor – Jo Funk

Historian – Chester J. Cahill

The Election Meeting will be held on March 13, 2019, at 6 pm, at the Library.  Persons wishing to be nominated or self-nominate for an office must be PTSA members for at least 30 days prior to being nominated.   

Persons wishing to vote, make nominations or make motions must be PTSA members for at least 30 days. To join online, please click on Join PTSA.

The Nominating Committee:  Jackie Cahill, Susanne Foldes, Suraya Duran


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DON’T MISS OUT ON SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High PTSA offers a $200 Volunteer Service Scholarship to graduating seniors. This scholarship recognizes seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTSA members graduating from Eagle Rock High School in June 2019.            

Applications are available at the IB office or online at eaglerockhsptsa.org. Applications must be received by the PTSA by March 1, 2019. For questions, please contact scholarship@eaglerockhsptsa.org

Please click on the Application Form.

To join the Eagle Rock HS PTSA, please go to Join Totem to become a member.  Membership is $10 per member.  The membership fee may be waived due to financial circumstances.  Please contact scholarship@eaglerockptsa.org to request a waiver.

A student’s education doesn’t end once they walk across that high-school graduation stage. That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help high school seniors achieve their college dreams and life goals.

 

  • $750 Volunteer Service ScholarshipThis scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, and allows them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior ScholarshipHonoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications are due February 1. All scholarship applications require current membership at PTAs in good standing. Join Totem to become a member Membership is $10 per member. The membership fee may be waived due to financial circumstances. Please contact scholarship@eaglerockptsa.org to request a waiver.


Apply online at www.capta.org/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors.


For general questions about these important programs, please contact grants@capta.org.

 


 

Please Support Our Music Students

The Symphonic Band is participating in the Heritage Music Festival, March 28-31, 2019. Please help our hardworking and talented student musicians raise money to attend the festival. We would love your support!  Click on the following link to make your donation online: 99Pledges

Thank you for your support!


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Please consider donating to our Direct Appeal to support our school on Giving Tuesday.

Direct Appeal 2018

Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School has accomplished so much in Academics, Arts and Athletics.  Let’s help in making sure that our school community continues to achieve success and significant accomplishments.

  • Our middle school culmination rate was 95% for the eighth graders and 98% graduation rate for the seniors.
  • Since our first cohort in 2016, 78 seniors earned International Baccalaureate Diplomas for their rigorous performance on range of assessments.
  • Our athletes earned championships at the Middle School competitions, double digit Northern League Championships,  City Championships, and qualifiers at the state level for track and swim!
  • Our artists earned Superior Rankings and kudos throughout the city for their showcases and performances.
  • Our Career and Technical Education program has expanded to seven pathways!

The PTSA goals are to:

  • Support academics
  • Increase student and parent engagement
  • Advocate for all children and families
  • Promote community cohesivenes
  • Build our membership base

You can donate via Paypal:     


California State PTA and Eagle Rock HS PTSA Stand with California Families

SACRAMENTO – California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the recent tragedies in California:

“From senseless acts of violence to raging wildfires, California families once again have suffered the unthinkable.

“There aren’t words to describe the deep impact and devastation these tragedies have caused in our state – to our families, our friends, our neighbors and our communities.

“PTA has long stood beside those in need and those without a voice, and today is no different. We encourage you to do what you can to support all children and families in California. Visit the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund for more information on where to send your financial gift, or to find a local blood drive to help victims.”

About California State PTA:
California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. For more information: www.capta.org.

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Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“Heroes Around Me”

That’s the theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

 

PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts.

Artworks are submitted first to Ms. Olsen, Language and Literature Arts teacher, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. Eagle Rock High PTSA then chooses a selection of entries to be judged, which are then sent on to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

 

State-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees receive:

  • Onstage recognition at the California State PTA Annual Convention
  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Outstanding Interpretation plaque, award and certificate

 

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medallion, award and certificate

 

State-level Award of Merit honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Award of Merit medallion and certificate

 

National PTA Level

National-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artwork, along with any National Award of Excellence and Merit winners, are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit. See the winners.

IMPORTANT REFLECTIONS DATES

Entry submission due date is November 15, 2018.

FORMS AND RESOURCES

Additional forms and resources are available in the Resources section of the website, just click “Reflections.”


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Students, join the PTSA now for a chance to win one of the following:

Grade 12 – One Prom Ticket or One Grad Nite Ticket
Grade 11 – One JDD Ticket
Grades 7 to 10:  One Winter Ball Ticket or One Aloha DanceTicket

To Qualify, your $10 membership fee must be received by December 1, 2018. Click on Electronic Membership to join, or submit your completed envelope with your payment to your home room teacher.

Did you know the PTSA at Eagle Rock offers a $200 scholarship based on volunteerism?  Applications will be available December 2018.

The California state PTA also offers two scholarships:

$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. For questions and more information, please contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman at grants@capta.org.


Please Join Us

Association Meeting 
Wednesday, November 13, 2018
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. high cafeteria
 Program Guest Speaker:

 CHP Officer Baldonado on Teen Impact Drivers

Automobile collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100% preventable crisis. Impact’s mission is to change the culture of driving forever thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.

So please join us and learn how to be a safe driver. Plus all participants will have a chance to win the following:

  • One senior will win a Grad Night or Prom Night ticket.
  • One junior will win a JDD ticket.
  • One grade 7 to 10 student will will a Winter Ball ticket.
 
 

Help Us Support the School

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Welcome back to we hope is another successful year at Eagle Rock High School. During the 2017-2018 school year, our school accomplished many achievements in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Our middle school culmination rate was 95% for the eighth graders and 98% graduation rate for the seniors. Our middle school culmination rate was 95% for the eighth graders and 98% graduation rate for the seniors. Since our first cohort in 2016, 78 seniors earned International Baccalaureate Diplomas for their rigorous performance on range of
assessments. Our athletes earned championships at the Middle School competitions, double digit Northern League Championships, two City Championships, and qualifiers at the state level for track and swim! Our artists earned Superior Rankings and kudos throughout the city for their showcases and performances. Our Career and Technical Education program has expanded to seven pathways!

To increase our school funding for direct materials and support for students, the PTSA respectfully requests a donation towards your choice of Academics, Arts, and/or Athletics, at Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School. The needs range from scholarships to musical instruments to athletic equipment. No amount is too small to support your neighborhood school. Checks can be made payable to Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High PTSA, and returned to your child’s English teacher or to the main office. You may also go online to make a donation through the Electronic Membership System when you join, or through Paypal.

We look forward to your continued support of the school!


Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High PTSA Mission:

To support Eagle Rock High School with the identified needs of students and the school community, and to advocate for the well-being of all children and their family through engagement and collaboration.

Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High PTSA GOALS:

  • To increase membership in order to better represent our diverse school community
  • To provide a safe environment for the students and school community to come together
  • To support (financially and otherwise) the school with their identified needs

Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High PTSA for 2018-2019 school year:

Fundraising:

  • Direct appeal to support needs identified by the school community
  • Read-a-thon to support our school library
  • Book Fair

Sponsored Events:

  • Special Guests and workshops at association meetings to inform, engage and educate students and school community. 
  • Scholarships for 8th grade culminating class and 12th grade graduating class.
  • Reflections Arts Program 
  • Teacher and Staff appreciation events
  • Grad Night
  • STEM Night
  • School Beautification Program