GHS PTSA Board 2015-2016

President: Helena Williams
1st VP Programs: Yuri Clingerman
2nd VP Parent Involvement: Rose Zandueta
3rd VP Ways and Means: Marc Perlman
4th VP Legislative Advocacy: Linda Guzik
Treasurer: Karen Spencer
Auditor: Marcie Lumpkin
Historian: Laurel Perlman
Secretary: Jennifer Palacios


Glendale High School PTSA February 5, 2016
The nominating committee met on February 3, 2016 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2015-16 term of office. On behalf of the nominating committee, I present the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:
President Helena Ditko
Secretary Open
1st Vice President Yuri Clingerman
2nd Vice President Open
3rd Vice President Marc Perlman
4th Vice President Christine Kovarik
Treasurer Jasmine Barash
Auditor Open
Historian Laurel Perlman

GHS PTSA Association Meeting Agenda for March 7, 2016

The non-profit parent groups Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and Concerned Parents Association (plaintiffs) are currently suing the California Department of Education (CDE) for allegedly violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

In order to prove their case, the Plaintiffs have requested that the California Department of Education (CDE) disclose, subject to a Protective Order, information that it stores on databases and network drives that contain protected personal information of any children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.  Examples of information that is stored on CDE’s databases and network drives includes name, social security number, home address, demographics, course information, statewide assessment results, teacher demographics, program information, behavior and discipline information, progress reports, special education assessment plans, special education assessments/evaluations, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), records pertaining to health, mental health and medical information, student statewide identifiers (SSID), attendance statistics, information on suspensions and expulsions, and results on state tests.

Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, this information contained in student records can be disclosed to the plaintiffs of the lawsuit in order to comply with a Court order.  On May 5, 2014 a protective order was issued, ensuring that any confidential information acquired in the course of the lawsuit, including student records, to anyone other than the parties, their attorneys and consultants, and the Court may not be used outside the context of this lawsuit, and the parties are required to either return or destroy the confidential records at the conclusion of the lawsuit. No student’s identifying records will be disclosed to the public.

If you object to the disclosure of your student's protected personal information and records to the plaintiffs of this lawsuit, you must notify the Court by April 1, 2016.  You may print out and complete the “Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records" form and mail your objection to the Court at this address: 

The Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller
c/o Clerk of the Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
501 I Street, Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you are the parent or guardian, you must state in the objection the relationship that you have with the affected child or student.

Linda Guzik
4th VP Legislation & Advocacy
Glendale High & Wilson Middle Schools

Join the PTSA for $10 for adults and $6 for students and become a member of the largest national volunteer organization that advocates for the welfare of our children!

Our PTSA is involved in the following:
• Advocating for student welfare, bringing information to the school community
• Helping provide funding for student programs as requested by teachers and staff
• Volunteering at student events
• Teacher Appreciation events
• Running the concession stands at all football games as major fundraiser

By being a member you provide the opportunity for individuals to raise their voices with others throughout the state and the nation to speak for all children and families.

As a member, you are under NO obligation to attend any GHS PTSA meetings or volunteer, and will be welcomed if you choose to become more involved. It’s easy and everyone can join! For information on membership please contact Asiya Hasan @ or to volunteer for GHS PTSA activities please contact Rose Zandueta @

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California State PTA Mission Statement

“The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication.” (Adopted by the California State PTA Board of Managers, July 2007)

Website References:
Glendale Unified School District:
Glendale Council PTA:
California State PTA:
National PTA:

Join the PTA PSA campaign
New videos get to the heart of  family involvement


Just in time for the new school year, the California State PTA has launched a public service announcement (PSA) campaign to engage families and promote PTA.

These video announcements feature real PTA members speaking straight from the heart about the benefits and rewards of getting involved in their children's public schools. (They were made possible  through the generous support of the Pearson Foundation.)

You can help to spread the PSAs' message and passion for involvement. Post them on your local PTA website. Encourage schools and school districts to post them. E-mail them to friends, supporters and prospective PTA members - in other words - everyone!

It's easy: Just click on the image above to watch the initial set of PSAs and to find out more about how to share them. (You can also watch them on the California State PTA website,

Now more than ever, the children of California need adults to step up and to speak out on their behalf. We hope you'll agree and lend your voice to the effort.


The California State PTA has nearly 1 million members throughout the state working on behalf of public schools, children and families, with the motto, "Every child, one voice." The PTA is the nation's oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer organization working to improve the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. The PTA also advocates at national, state and local levels for education and family issues. The PTA is nonprofit, nonsectarian and noncommercial.
For more information about the California State PTA, visit