The PVP Council of PTAs is proud to be part of the nation's largest volunteer association with a 100-year history of advocating for all children. Our council consists of 16 PTAs and nearly 10,000 PTA members throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  We are excited to embark upon the 2020-21 school year. We will continue to grown our relationships with the Palos Verdes School District, its Board of Education and administrators, all school sites, parents, teachers, and the greater Palos Verdes community to make this school year and exceptional one. The PVP Council coordinates all the PTAs (Parent Teacher Associations) and PTSAs (Parent Teacher Student Associations) throughout Palos Verdes to support enrichment programs (such as the National Reflections Art Recognition program), organize Mock Elections and Capitol Convoy, fund disaster and safety training, and much, much more.
As we enter a school year like no other, we will do all that we can to support our schools That support, and the continued connection amongst our members and with our schools, is more important now than ever. As we all work to find new ways to support our students through these challenging times, coming together makes us stronger and makes us better.  This is the time when we all pull together and keep that vital connection between home and school – for our students, for our families, for all of us. Our students may be learning in a different way and teachers are teaching in ways not ever thought of, but we are still one community. It is very difficult – but more crucial than ever – for all of us to hold on to the vision that is PVPUSD.
Our PTAs and the many programs they support at each one of our school sites depend upon our members.  None of these programs would be offered at any Palos Verdes school were it not for the parent support at each school. Support for these programs comes in various forms- direct drive donations, PTA/PTSA membership for each family, and thousands of hours of parent volunteer work. Each of these is vitally important to the continuation of these PTA programs in all of our schools.

One of the most important ways to support your school and stay informed is to become a PTA member at your school site. Your PTA membership supports the PTA programs which enrich the experience of our students, and provides you with a voice at your school site and in the National PTA organization which advocates on behalf of all our children. Attending monthly PTA meetings is a very valuable way to be part of the school community and we urge you check out our virtual meetings as the school year starts. 

We will work harder than ever to help our students and their families, teachers and schools, to provide resources to support distance learning and the mental health of all through this pandemic. We welcome your support, your questions and your suggestions. Please contact us at pvppta@gmail.com with any questions or comments you might have about our PTA Council and our activities.


Sincerely,

Karen Buresh
2020-2021 PVP Council of PTAs President
pvpcouncilptapresident@gmail.com

About Us

PVP Council of PTAs Past Leadership

2020-2021:
President: Karen Buresh
Executive Vice President:  Mariko Hama
2019-2020:
President: Heather Matson
Executive Vice President:  Amy Friedman
2018-2019:
President: Heather Matson
Executive Vice President:  Jennifer Farrell
2017-2018:

President: Selina Lai
Executive Vice President:  Nancy Shafer

2016-2017:

President: Beth Meyerhoff
2015-2016:
President: Beth Meyerhoff
Executive Vice President: Marne Dawn 
2014-2015:
President: Nancy Shafer
Executive Vice President:  Beth Meyerhoff
2013-2014:  
President:  Ann Lampe
Executive Vice President:  Kim Ruttledge
2012-2013:  
President:  Julie Arico
Executive Vice President:  Ann Lampe
2011-2012:  
President:  Anna Levin
Executive Vice President:  Julie Arico
2010-2011:  
President:  Anna Levin
Executive Vice President:  Julie Arico
2009-2010:  
President:  Tina Quinn
Executive Vice President:  Anna Levin
2008-2009:  
President:  Tina Quinn
Executive Vice President:  Anna Levin
2007-2008:  
President:  Britt Huff
Executive Vice President:  Tina Quinn
2006-2007:  
President:  Karen Bird
Executive Vice President: Britt Huff
2005-2006:  
President:  Erin LaMonte
Executive Vice President:  Karen Bird
2004-2005:  
President:  Sue Tozaki
Executive Vice President:  Erin LaMonte
2003-2004:  
President:  Mary Ross
Executive Vice President:  Sue Tozaki 
2002-2003:  
President:  Dora de la Rosa
2001-2002:  
President:  Carole Akbar
Executive Vice President:  Dora de la Rosa
2000-2001:  
President:  Melanie Streitfeld
Executive Vice President:  Carol Akbar
1999-2000:  
President:  Debbie Richard
Executive Vice President:  Melanie Streitfeld
1998-1999:
President:  Sally Brown
1997-1998:
President:  Carol Gregory
Executive Vice President:  Sally Brown
1996-1997:
President:  Carol Gregory 
Executive Vice President:  Susie Park
1995-1996:
President:   Mary Jo Mock
Executive Vice President:  Susie Park
1994-1995:
President: Barbara Dye
Executive Vice President:  Betsy Treynor
1993-1994:
President:  Jennifer Bolton
Executive Vice President:  Barbara Dye
1992-1993:
President:  Cyndi Demboski
Executive Vice President:  Linda Reinhardt

1991-1992:
President:  Nancy Manfredi
Executive Vice President:  Cyndi Demboski
1990-1991:
President:  Roxanne Morse
1989-1990:
President:  Roxanne Morse
1988-1989:
President:  Linda Campbell
Executive Vice President:  Sylvia Bronaugh
1987-1988:
President:  Jill Schultz
Executive Vice President:  Joanne Shultz
1986-1987:
President:  Ann Pappas
1985-1986:
President:  Joan Borodkin
1984-1985:
President:  Marlys Kinnel
1983-1984:
President:  Patti Meyer
1982-1983:
President: Patti Meyer
1981-1982:
President:  Mary Harris
1980-1981:
President:  Donna Niedermeyer
1979-1980:
President:  Sally Burrage
1978-1979:
President:  Sally Burrage
1977-1978:  
President:  Dale Perry
1976-1977:
President:  Betty Vawter
1975-1976:
President:  Joyce Watkins
1974-1975:
President:  Becky Wilson
1973-1974:
President:  Sally Smith
1972-1973:  
President:  Norma Downs
1971-1972:
President:  Joan Hanley
1970-1971:
President:  Jeanne Jones
1969-1970:
President:  Barbara Farr
1968-1969:
President:  Barbara Farr
1967-1968:
President:  Jan Antrim
1966-1967:
President:  Eleanor Smith
1965-1966:
President:  Eleanor Smith
1964-1965:
President:  Evelyn McDonald
1963-1964:
President:  Ruth Randall
1962-1963:
President:  June Robinson
1961-1962:
President:  Phyllis Anderson
1960-1961:
President:  Phyllis Anderson
1959-1960:
President:  Jo Wolfrom
1958-1959:
President:  Jane Bailey
1957-1958:
President:  Bette Cook
1956-1957:
President:  Bette Cook