ERHS Reopening is This Week and PTSA Was There to Help and Celebrate.

Our volunteers were there to celebrate the return to campus, giving out treats to returning teachers and cheering on returning students.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7. Help PTSA let them know we care.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7. Help PTSA Let Them Know We Care.

New Info for Volunteers:

If you are thinking about ways to help on campus, here’s the fist step. Become an official volunteer. LAUSD has redone their system, so even if you were in the database before, it’s time to do it again.

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PTSA looks forward to seeing and working with you all soon.

Annual Election Zoom Meeting, April 7, 2021

March 12 – PTA Meeting and 2019-20 PTA Elections – Brookvale PTA

We hope you are all enjoying a safe and relaxing Spring Break and looking forward to reopening of schools. Come and participate in the PTSA election and get ready to discuss plans for next year. Zoom info will be sent out to all members.

Election of Officers:
President – Lisa Kable-Blanchard
Executive VP – Suraya Duran1st
Vice President for Hospitality – Karen Montes
2nd Vice President for Membership – Maura Duval Griffin
Treasurer – David Greene
Secretary – Owen Blanchard
Historian – Pat Niessen
Auditor – Chris Kraft

Additional nominations will be accepted during the election meeting. In order to run or be nominated for a position, person must be a member of the ERHS PTSA unit for at least 30 days prior to being nominated.

Parents and guardians, please complete the Return to Campus Program Selection form

With the continued decline of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, LAUSD is preparing to reopen the schools in April. A Return to Campus Family Guide is now available, with detailed information to help you decide whether your child will return to school for the remainder of the semester or continue with online instruction. Please download the guide here,  or request a copy from your school, and read it carefully.  Please log in tonight, as LAUSD has requested that all Principals present on Friday or Monday.

In order to help schools plan for the reopening of schools, they need to know how your student will participate in instruction. A Program Selection Form may be completed online here. Please complete this form by Friday, March 19 for each child in your household. If the school does not receive a response from you, your child will continue receiving online-only instruction. You will also have the option of changing how your child will participate in instruction every two weeks after schools reopen by contacting our school.

National PTA History

Celebrating 50 Years of Unity

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the integration of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers and the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, which make up today’s National PTA.

In 1897, Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst founded the National Congress of Parents and Teachers with a mission to better the lives of children in education, health and safety. In 1926, Selena Sloan Butler formed the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers to advocate for children, especially African American children in segregated communities.

As the United States progressed through the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights Movement and the eventual desegregation of schools and communities, the two associations fought side by side for every child. Following the Supreme Court decision that ended segregation, the associations held their conventions in conjunction with one another and worked toward merging in all 50 states. On June 22, 1970, the two congresses signed a Declaration of Unification and officially became one association.The unification of the two congresses is an important part of National PTA’s history and the association’s continued efforts to serve and make a difference for every child.

Founders Day

Founders’ Day (February 17) celebrates the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:

  • powerful voice for all children;
  • relevant resource for parents; and
  • strong advocate for public education.

Our founders represented women of imagination and courage. They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and future of all children. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to change the world for all children.

We encourage you to be one of the voices for all our children. Volunteer to be a part of Eagle Rock High PTSA, either as a member or part of the executive board.

Join Us at Our October PTSA Association Meetings

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All are welcome—and urged!—to join us at our next PTSA Association meeting on November 12, at 6 p.m. Please request a Zoom link at

Let’s work together to support our students amid the unusual challenges we’re all facing.

Join Now! Become a PTSA member!


We’ve made it through a month of distance learning, holding our first virtual PTSA meeting on September 10. We look forward to meeting you all in person, and working together to support our teachers and students. Until then, I want to encourage you all to join the Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School PTSA. We may be virtual but there are still many meaningful ways to contribute.

Nothing about this school year will be business as usual, including our new Board.

Lisa Kable-BlanchardPresident
Suraya Duran Executive Vice President
Eric Liljestrand 1st Vice President: Hospitality
Maura Duvall Griffin2nd Vince President: Membership
Betania AlsinaTreasurer
Amy GirguisSecretary
Pat NiessenHistorian
Jo FunkAuditor
Virginia EscamillaParliamentarian
Jeffery MailesTeacher Rep

From scholarship opportunities for members to Reflections Arts programs to Workshops to support out kids and parents during this difficult time we will work together to keep Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School the incredible public school it has always been. With your support and ideas, we will advocate for our students, their families, and come back together stronger than ever.

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National PTA Statement on Racial Inequity and Injustice in America

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (June 2, 2020)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Leslie Boggs and National PTA Executive Director Nathan R. Monell, CAE:

“National PTA condemns the inequitable and brutal treatment of all African Americans in this country. No human being should be subject to what we saw happen to George Floyd last week. Millions of people are outraged by the killing of another unarmed black man, and like so many Americans, we mourn the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African Americans who died, unable to achieve their full potential in life.

“This ongoing problem of unequal justice has led to protests across this country and continues to have a profound effect on African Americans and communities of color, who feel hurt, frustrated, angry and afraid. Our nation must do better, and PTA stands with those who peacefully seek to inspire meaningful change.

“While we understand significant reforms are needed to create lasting change that will end the systemic discrimination and injustices that have existed for far too long, PTA has a rich legacy in coming together to help solve the toughest problems facing our children and families. PTA can help lead the way with our collective voice.

“For over 120 years, PTA has been the conscience of this country, speaking on behalf of our nation’s most valuable and vulnerable resource⁠—our children. This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of the National Parent Teacher Association and the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, we recognize we are experiencing times that mirror why the unification was necessary. It is imperative that we remain united and supportive during this difficult time.

“Our transcendent goal has always been to change the lives of children for the better and we will continue to ensure our society values and protects every child. We encourage PTA members and all concerned citizens to speak out and demand that every child be afforded the opportunity to make their potential a reality. Together, we can move above and beyond the perceived division of our diverse experiences and build a shared experience—the experience of working together as human beings, intent on building a better nation and world for our children’s future.”

June 1, 2020, Superintendent Beutner shared his thoughts on recent events. Below is his video.

We also want to share his statement for news media as well as teachings and resources on the home page of the Los Angeles Unified website to help families discuss these difficult issues.

Free Summer Course on State Education Policy for High School Students

Announcing the Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student ...

Ed100, a nonprofit that provides information on California education for parents, will hold its first 4-day interactive webinar for high school students, starting Monday, July 20. The sessions will feature some of the state’s education experts, who will untangle the complexities of California’s education system. It will be especially useful for students serving on school site councils, school boards, PTA boards or other student-led or student-focused organizations and students who want to affect change in education policy. Applications are due June 6. Go here to learn more and apply.

We Need Your Help


One of the most important roles of California State PTA is to create and support laws that improve the lives of all California children.


Unless Congress acts, schools are about to experience major budget cuts triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. We need you to contact your federal representatives ASAP to support money for schools. Your action will help prevent layoffs, larger class sizes and the reduction or elimination of important programs and services for our students.

Click here to to send a message to your U.S. senators and representatives, and help ensure that robust education funding is included in the next COVID-19 relief package.

Click here to see all of California State PTA’s (and National PTA’s) Voter Voice campaigns on our Take Action page.

Thank you, Teachers and Staff

From Ed100: Have You Thanked a Teacher Today? — PPSSF

We would like to commend the incredible work our teachers and staff have undertaken under these unbelievable circumstances; from providing meals to our students and families, to taking the time to listen to concerns and worries, to providing advise and comfort, to transitioning into an online educational platform, which is not at all easy.

Normally, the PTSA, provides a special appreciation event in May, put together by our resourceful hospitality committee, along with the parents and community members.  Unfortunately, these are not normal times.  Therefore, we would like to show our appreciation through a compilation of photos to show how much we value and admire our teachers and staff.

Thank you to the Heroes Around Us!

Grad Nite Event Cancelled

While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of the unprecedented COVID-19, the safety and well-being of participants and cast members remain the top priority of the Disneyland Resort. In light of recommendations by school and government officials to limit gatherings for the remainder of the academic year, the Grad Nite events have been cancelled.

Given Grad Nite events require a substantial amount of planning, coordination and travel, we felt that this was the right decision to make at this time. We know that the students were looking forward to Grad Nite 2020.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

All students that purchased Grad Nite tickets will receive a refund, either by check, if payment was made with cash or check; or merchant credit/refund if payment was made with a credit card.

For additional information or questions, please send an email to Anvi Kevany at

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a rapidly evolving public health situation. State and local PTAs must follow the direction and guidance of their respective health and education departments.

In order to assist and support the most vulnerable children and families, PTAs should reach out to their local school districts and departments of health to determine high-need areas and collaborate with community groups—such as food pantries—to provide essential services and support.

PTA has compiled a number of resources for our community to use to help navigate the pandemic.

How do I talk to my child about the Coronavirus?

Children, as well as adults, are likely to experience anxiety in this uncertain time. Several resources have been created by leading mental health experts on how to have age-appropriate, fact-based and reassuring conversations with you children about the outbreak and the steps they can take to stay healthy.

Talk to your child

Where can I go for information on the Coronavirus and its impact on education and children?

There are several resources available for parents about the Coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has resources to assist education leaders in protecting student privacy and ensuring students with disabilities continue to receive services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during school closures due to the outbreak.

The ED also released important information for K-12 educators on flexibilities the Department could grant when it comes to the accountability standards required by law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). We particularly recommend reviewing COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has additional guidance and further resources, including:

Colorin Colorado is a good resource for English Language Learners and their families, as well as educators. We particularly want to call attention to their Multilingual Coronavirus Resources for Schools.

What if I do not have internet access in my home? What is being done to support equitable access to the internet for student learning?

Several internet providers have announced that they will make their services available for free for households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. Further installation fees may also be waived for new student households. Please contact your local Spectrum for additional information.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.”

National PTA has joined several other education groups in calling for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to temporarily allow schools to utilize E-Rate program funding to provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home. This action would help ensure that all students can remotely continue their education during the current public health emergency.

The coronavirus pandemic is shining a bright light on the so-called “homework gap” experienced by 12 million students in this country. The gap refers to those students who do not have internet access at home and are unable to complete their homework—at a time when over 70% of educators assign schoolwork that requires the internet.

Online Learning

As a parent, how can I support learning at home?

Recognizing that not all families or children will have the resources to access and leverage digital learning opportunities, PTAs should work with their local school and district to understand what plans are in place or are being developed to equitably support student learning during school closures. PTAs can (and should!) work with schools to help develop student learning plans during school closures and help communicate these plans to families.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), has developed 10 Strategies for Online Learning During Coronavirus Outbreak. The Today Show has curated some free educational activities that students and families can engage in here.

What is being done to ensure vulnerable youth have access to school meals?

School Meals

Nearly 22 million students depend on subsidized breakfasts and lunches served at schools. All Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs—including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs—have flexibilities and contingencies built-in to allow them to respond to on-the-ground realities in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. You can view the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Response to COVID-19 here.

should connect with their local schools and district to learn about the plans for meal distribution and how best to support and promote those efforts. Members of Congress have introduced bipartisan legislation, COVID–19 Child Nutrition Response Act to protect students’ access to school meal benefits during school closures related to COVID-19.

What legislative action is Congress taking regarding the Coronavirus?

Legislation is currently pending in Congress. Specifically, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.

Additionally, members of Congress have introduced the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6275) which will provide needed resources to early childhood programs, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. The legislation will provide $3 billion dollars in grants to provide support services to students, including mental health and technology and funding to clean school facilities.

You can write to your elected officials about these and other bills using our Take Action Network.

What if I have concerns about end-of-year state testing?

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance on assessments and accountability. The Department of Education generally does not grant statewide waivers of assessment requirements under section 1111(b)(2) of the ESEA.

However, due to the unique circumstances that may arise as a result of COVID-19, such as a school closing during the entire testing window, it may not be feasible for a State to administer some or all of its assessments, in which case the Department would consider a targeted one-year waiver of the assessment requirements for those schools impacted by the extraordinary circumstances.

States with schools that must close due to the COVID-19 may also want to consider whether it is possible to adjust or extend the testing window to accommodate as many students as possible, including students in schools that were closed for some period. Please contact California State PTA with questions about testing.

Annual Elections, Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm

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Come join us at the Annual Election Meeting on March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the library.

Nacho Bar will be served!

Slate of Officers:

President: Lisa Kable-Blanchard
Executive Vice President: Suraya Duran
First Vice President for Hospitality: Eric Liljestrand
2nd Vice President for Membership: Maura Duval Griffin
Treasurer: Betania Alsina
Secretary: Virginia Escamilla
Historian: Pat Niessen
Auditor: Jo Funk

Teen Volunteer, Job & Internship Fair

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Join us to learn about volunteer, paid work opportunities, and internship programs, including tuition based internship programs.

March 6, 2020, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High Quad Area

Participating Organizations:

  • Galileo Summer Camps          
  • Girls Who Code       
  • Neighborhood Councils Empower LA        
  • L.A. Zoo Student Volunteer Program     
  • Summer Discovery at UCLA      
  • Ignite L.A.
  • LA County USC Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program     
  • MOCA Teen Program                                              
  • Institute for Educational Advancement          
  • East Los Angeles West San Gabriel Valley AJCC

Reflections Art Program Winners

Thank you to all of the participants that submitted entries to the Reflections Arts Program. We are proud to announce that two of our 12 participants have received the award of excellence and their entries have been forwarded to the California State PTA to compete with other district PTA winners:

Sevan Cash, Middle School, Literature

Kimberly Suratos, High School, Film Production

Thank you to our participants:

  • Heart Talag, Film Production
  • Hazel Sumadsad, Film Production
  • Lucienne Olmos, Film Production
  • Maria Franchezka Damian, Film Production
  • Alena Chhang, Film Production
  • Wilder Burke, Film Production
  • Daniel Jearse Adrayan, Film Production
  • Rafael Moran, Film Production
  • David Diaz, Visual Arts
  • Seline Magtoto, Visual Arts


Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair is Here!

Please join us. A wonderful selection of diverse reading material for students and their families will be offered. The Book Fair kicks off on Tuesday, February 18 and will run until February 21, 2020. Money earned from this Book Fair will benefit the school library

The Book Fair is open before school from 7:00 to 7:45 am, lunch 11:10 to 11:40 am, and after school from 2:46 to 3:30 pm; and during the Student-Led Conference Night on Thursday, February 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Do you have a spare hour to help us? We could really useyourassistance with our Book Fair. Please contact us at for more information or to volunteer.

Every Book Fair purchase helps our students and our school!

In Memory: Laurie Bollman-Little

Former teacher and IB Coordinator. You will be missed.

ERHS Staff and Faculty Appreciation Breakfast 12/13/19

Help Show Our Appreciation for the ERHS Faculty and Staff!

It’s that time of year to show our appreciation for our fantastic Eagle Rock
High School faculty and staff (of approximately 200)

On Friday, 12/13, at 7:30 AM, the PTSA will be hosting a breakfast bar for the folks who teach our children and keep the school running smoothly.

Ways YOU can help
Click on the sign-up genius link and consider if you would like to:
—Send in pastries, cookies and breads on Thursday to the College
Center office
—Provide your helping hands to serve and clean up Friday
morning. We will start setting up at 6:30 am
—Donate funds to help cover the cost of the catering-click the
DONATE button or send cash/check (payable to ERHS PTSA) in an
envelope to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. All excess funds
will carry over to our spring appreciation event.

Helping Hands & Donations

PayPal Donation Link


Giving Thanks!

Thank you to our PTSA volunteers and members: Parents, Teachers, Students for the support and wonderful help! We couldn’t have done it without you.

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


Five decades. Ten million students. And you!


“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.


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
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

Association Meeting

May 8, 2019, 6 PM, Library

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


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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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 Applications must be received by the PTSA by March 1, 2019. For questions, please contact

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 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 to request a waiver.

Apply online at

For general questions about these important programs, please contact



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!


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:


Five decades. Ten million students. And you!


“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.



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.


Entry submission due date is November 15, 2018.


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

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:


  • 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