PTSA Mission and Goals
Our State CAPTA mission states that our organization is “part of the fabric of the United States’ public-education system and a trusted partner to millions of parents, families, educators and community members, as it advocates for education, welfare, health and safety of all children.”
LCHS 9-12 PTSA is proud to do such important work in achieving this mission.
Here are a few examples of what we do and how our families’ contributions help us accomplish these important goals each year (language from CAPTA):
“Student and School Success: All students should receive a world-class education that prepares them for long-term success in college and careers.” LCHS PTSA helps support the Counseling Department, the IRC, and Technology purchases on campus in the amount of $20,000 yearly.
“Health and Safety: Every child should have a healthy and safe place to live, learn and thrive.” LCHS PTSA and our school administration, work together to create a positive school climate. From providing funds for the Wellness Center to Disaster Relief Supplies to new locks for lockers, and Red Ribbon Week speakers, LCHS PTSA has spent and continues to spend between $30,000- $50,000 on these important initiatives.
“Arts and Culture: Every child should receive a well-rounded education with access to arts and cultural opportunities.” We are so lucky that at LCHS, the PTSA has the honor to support the all school musical in the amount of $6,000 yearly. We also provide funds for the photography or visual arts program to help our teachers close funding gaps.
“Advocacy: All families should be at the table and empowered to advocate for their own and every child.” Members of PTSA have served on countless LCUSD District and LCHS site committees and task forces including LCAP, Safety and Security, Teacher Interview Panels, Student Rule Handbook Review Committees, just to name a few.
Why join the PTSA?
The La Cañada High School PTSA connects parents to principals, teachers and student leadership by building strong educational partnerships. When you purchase an annual PTSA membership, you become a part of a bigger movement to benefit our kids and support families!
NEW Check-In Policy for Visitors on Campus:
A new safety policy is in place this year - all visitors coming onto the LCHS campus need to sign in at the front office and get a visitor badge before entering the school. This includes everyone going to PTSA meetings and volunteering. Any visitors on campus without a badge may be asked to leave.