GHS PTSA Information (with Spanish and Armenian translation)

“Building a Community Together”

June 24, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to say WELCOME to the 2013 - 2014 school year!

My name is Judy Rezvani and I have the pleasure this year to serve as the GHS PTSA President. My daughter, Sofia, graduated from GHS in 2011 and is now a junior at U.C. Davis. My son, Bijan, will be a senior this year and hopefully will continue his education. Once again, Bijan will be playing on the varsity water polo team and the varsity swim team. I can honestly say that PTA has been a very big part of the Rezvani family for the last 15 years. It began at Glenoaks Elementary School, through Wilson Middle School, and ending at Glendale High. My husband and I have always been committed not only to our children’s education but to all students of the Glendale Unified School District at large.

This year the executive board has decided to make “Communication” our priority. We are going to do our very best to inform you of ALL up and coming events at GHS along with everything that PTSA has to offer you and your student, either by e-mail, “all call” or on the GHS website.

I ask that you please consider joining the GHS PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) for $7.50 and join us at our first Association meeting on August 26th at 6:00p.m. in the school library. Our first guest speaker will be Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012-2013 National Teacher of The Year recipient.

Lastly, take a minute to look at the Calendar and Information Sheet that the PTSA provides each year to make your organizational efforts that much easier. Listed on the calendar are all the PTSA affiliated events that we are either sponsoring or serving in a way to make the school that much better. We look forward to seeing you at our first Association Meeting.

Looking forward to a great year together,

Judy Rezvani
GHS PTSA President 2013 - 2014
p.s. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have throughout the year at (818) 445-3383 or

Nominations for GHS PTSA Board 2014-2015
President: Megan Schowengerdt
1st VP-Programs: Cristin Wills
2nd VP-Parent Involvement: Rose Zandueta
3rd VP-Ways & Means: Sara Medina
4th VP-Legislative: Linda Guzik
Recording Secretary: Jennifer Palacios
Treasurer: Karen Spencer
Auditor: Marcie Lumpkin
Historian: Karla Kerlin

Join the PTSA for $7.50 a person 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! Find the best way for you to join:

1. Simply fill out the enclosed envelope with student name(s) and grade(s) level and $7.50 for each member joining the PTSA. Return the envelope to your Student Service Center, the main administration office or any PTSA board members. OR
2. Go to our online store to use a credit card (transaction fees will be included for 2013-2014 memberships) to join OR 3. Go to the main page of, click on Group Invite and use Code 6719tok
Please remember that your membership is vital in helping maintain and promote the best education we can provide our children. Please contact Lee Yamashiro at 818-424-5819 or or Mary Casaburi at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer for PTSA activities.

GHS STUDENTS: Any GHS student that becomes a PTSA member will have their names placed in the opportunity drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Americana. Also, his or her name will be entered in the opportunity drawing for each additional joining member (example: mom, dad, grandmother, uncle, plus student, 5 entries). Drawing will be held the first week of November 2013.

GHS PTSA Student Member List

Executive PTA Board - 2013-2014
President: Judy Rezvani
1st VP (Programs): Betty Fritz
2nd VP (Membership & Parent Involvement): Lee Yamashiro
3rd VP (Fund Raising/Concessions): Megan Schowengerdt
4th VP (Advocacy & Legislation): Laura Keen
Treasurer: Marci Lumpkin
Recording Secretary: Linda Guzik
Historian / Volunteer Hours: Jennifer Palacios
Parliamentarian: Rachel Imperio
Honorary Service Award Chair: Irene Sarian
Health & Welfare Chair: Maryann Snaer
Community Service Hours Chair: Mary Casaburi
Senior Awards Chair: Christina Kovarik
Baccalaureate Chair: Rachel Imperio
Hospitality Chair: Dawn Landery
Auditor: Karen Spencer

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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:

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