Originally delivered on 2/13/2024 10:31 pm

SUBJECT: LCHS 9-12 PTSA: All the News You Need!

President's Message

Dear Family,

The week is off to a great start!  The weather is beautiful, the students enjoyed a wonderful Lunar New Year event at lunch on Monday, winter sports are wrapping up with teams in CIF playoffs, spring sports teams are getting started, Chamber Singers are off to Hawaii and many other exciting events are going on around campus.

We hope that you can join us for the PTSA Meeting this Thursday, February 15th at 8:45 am in the Cafeteria. Our guest speakers will be the Wellness Center staff members, who will share helpful information on how to support our students’ mental health and wellness.

Also, please mark your calendars for our annual Servathon on Saturday, March 16th.  Student and parent volunteers are needed to help with campus cleanup and beautification projects.  It’s a fun day to work together to help make our campus shine!  Coffee, snacks, and pizza will be available for all volunteers.  Volunteer sign-ups will be available soon.

I hope you enjoy the long President’s weekend!  Please reach out with any questions to ptapresident@lchsptsa.org.

With warm regards,

Christine Chant, LCHS PTSA President

Next PTSA Meeting is Thursday the 15th!

Our next PTSA meeting will be on Thursday, February 15th at 8:45am in the Cafeteria. There will be coffee and light snacks served! 

This month, the featured speakers will be our Wellness Center staff members. They will provide tips for parents and students to use this valuable LCHS resource, address common issues among our students, and answer questions about improving the mental and physical health of our kids so they can perform at their best.

If you can't be there in person, then you can  join us via Zoom! Just click here to register and you will be sent all the details on joining the call.

Congrats to our Reflections Art Content

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 LCHS Reflections Arts Contest Winners!

Students were invited to explore their creativity and submit original artwork for the National PTA’s annual Reflections art recognition program. This year’s theme was “I am Hopeful Because...”   We would like to congratulate the following LCHS students who won awards in their arts category.  First place winners were advanced to the First District level to compete with other schools in the First District PTA.

Film Production

  • 2nd Place – Seth Larsen, 11th gr.
  • 1st Place – Savahn Larsen, 10th gr.


  • Honorable Mention – Robyn Lam, 11th gr.
  • Honorable Mention – Urja Parekh, 11th gr.
  • 3rd Place – Phoebe Huang, 12th gr.
  • 2nd Place – Alexis Lee, 11th gr.
  • 1st Place – Mikaela Hong, 9th gr.   *Awarded 2nd Place at First District level


  • Honorable Mention – Lilian Chamras, 11th gr.
  • 3rd Place – Katelyn Redfern, 9th gr.
  • 2nd Place – Joyce Kang, 9th gr.
  • 1st Place – Katelyn Redfern, 9th gr.

Visual Arts

  • Honorable Mention – Julie (Haeri) Kim, 9th gr.
  • 3rd Place – Olivia Cha, 11th gr.
  • 2nd Place – Rae Jhun, 11th gr.
  • 1st Place – Audrey Kim, 9th gr.

The La Canada Council PTA will honor the Reflections Contest winners with an awards reception in the LCUSD Board Room on February 22nd at 6:30 pm.  The award winners and their families are invited to attend. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Four volunteers are needed per shift: 8am - 12pm, 12pm - 4pm, and 4pm - 8pm

The First District PTA Commerative Senior Scholarships
Deadline is March 1, 2024

The First District PTA Commemorative Senior Scholarship application process is now open. The winner will receive a scholarship from the First District PTA in the amount of $750. Applications will also be considered for the La Cañada Council PTA scholarship. Seniors must use the 2024 First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship fillable forms: the application and the reference form.  All questions are to be answered fully, including a personal statement that touches on as many of the essay prompts as are applicable to the student. The scholarship application must include the following completed documents

1. Scholarship Application Form

2. PTA membership card/confirmation, which can be picked up in the College & Career Center from Mrs. Proctor. You’ll need to scan this card and include it in your online application.

3. Student Personal Statement – response to prompt questions, which are contained in the

application. Preferred in PDF or Word. Maximum of 500 words total. The Statement must

include the word count.

4. Completed Reference Form with Letter of Recommendation

5. Copy of High School Transcript

If you have questions, please contact the La Canada PTA Council President, Kelly Davis, at president@lacanadapta.orgDeadline: March 1, 2024.

La Canada High School Athletics is excited to host our first annual Golf Tournament! Come out to support the rich tradition and history of La Canada Athletics, on Friday April 12th at Brookside Golf Course beginning at 8:00 am. Every year we have over 1,000 students who participate in the 22 different sports that we offer. These students commit their time and energy to participate in the sports they love, while representing our community out in the world. As an entity that relies solely on fundraising, we are grateful for the support from our San Gabriel Valley community. Funds raised from this years event will go toward updating our Athletic Training room, and supporting the installation of a new fully digital Score Board in Spartan Stadium. 

You can register here for the golf tournament! Please reach out with questions to Sarah Beattie at sbeattie@lcusd.net or Sarah Henriod at shenriod@lcusd.net.

You can also visit our website by by clicking here

Register today, spots are limited! Thank you for your support!

Important Info for Seniors!

Want to find out about graduation lei sales, parent donation and volunteer opportunities, as well as important dates for your senior, including scholarship opportunities, Grad Bash 2024 and more? 

Please visit our PTSA website at www.lchsptsa.org and subscribe the LCHS Class of 2024 Parents Newsletter.

If you did not receive the PTSA Senior Activities 2024 Newsletter (2nd Edition) that was sent out last Friday, please reach out to ptacommunications@lchsptsa.org.

Senior Graduation Leis ON SALE NOW!

Graduation is around the corner! Congratulate your graduate with a fresh, fragrant flower lei (red & gold or white) to wear during their ceremony. Lei sales fund our senior brunch -- we appreciate your participation as we all celebrate the Class of 2024.  

Senior Leis are an annual tradition for LCHS graduating seniors. Pre-order a beautiful fresh double strand white or cardinal red lei for your senior and it will be made available for pickup at LCHS on June 5th after graduation rehearsal.  Please be aware that lei colors are not guaranteed and subject to availability.

Deadline for orders is Sunday, May 19th! Cost is $40 each ... click here for our online order form.

Announcement from CSF!

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a statewide organization that recognizes academic excellence upon graduation at the high school level. All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior students with good grades and citizenship are encouraged to apply each semester.. To attain full membership and a CSF Gold Seal and graduation cord, a student needs to successfully submit an application with at least 4 semesters of high school grades.  One semester must come from senior year-- (Fall semester’s grades are used to apply in January).

Now is the time to turn in the application with last semester’s report card!  The application is now available online. You may go to Lchsspartans.net to the student portal and click on the app for CSF. Please only use this application, which is specifically for La Cañada; do not use an application from another site. Do not send in a transcript; we need to see citizenship. The application and report card copies are due no later than Friday, February 23rd, at 4 PM (no exceptions).

Questions?  Email Mrs. Milton at kmilton@lcusd.net

~ Don’t miss out on a chance to win Visa Gift Card prizes: $600, $300, $100!!! ~

Support the LCHS Instrumental Music Program by purchasing raffle tickets, which are $5 each or five tickets for $20. To buy a ticket, reach out to current Instrumental Music Program students (including color guard) or email yen.pacificnw@gmail.com and jennylee323@gmail.com

Join us for the Night of Music Benefit Concert, a fundraising event supporting all programs under the La Cañada High School Instrumental Music Program - color guard, 7/8 band and orchestra, 9-12 band and orchestra, drumline and jazz band. 

Performances are FREE for all to enjoy! Purchase dinner, raffle tickets and bid on silent auction to support fundraising efforts. For dinner tickets, visit: fundraiser.support/lchsnightofmusic

Re-visit the website on February 18th for the silent auction.

Revolution Prep Fundraiser

Revolution Prep is offering our students a Digital SAT and ACT practice test. The tests are $20 each and are fundraisers, with all proceeds going to LCHS PTSA!

 Practice ACT:  Saturday, February 24| 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PT | Live online!

Practice Digital SAT:  Saturday, February 24 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PT | Live online!

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