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January 22, 2017


PTSA Association Meeting, January 23, 2017

All PTSA members are invited to the next association meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:30 am in the school library. We will be electing our nominating committee. These individuals will be searching for PTSA officers for the 2017-18 school year. Your attendance is appreciated.


PTA Scholarships for RUHS Seniors

Seniors - Did you know that by being a member of PTSA for two years during high school you are eligible for scholarships offered by PTSA?  This year the PTSA will be awarding ten $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are PTSA members this year plus any other year at RUHS.


Also, if you attended a Redondo elementary or middle school, you are also eligible for scholarships offered by these PTAs plus Redondo Beach Council.  This means by being a PTSA member you have up to four opportunities to receive a PTA scholarship.


If you want to take advantage of this great opportunity, make sure you are a current PTSA member.  If you are not a member, you can sign up online via the PTSA webstore or fill out a paper form and return to Ms. Gabriel in the Admin Office.  Don’t delay, be a member today!


PTSA Department Grant Spotlight

            Art Department Purchases New Art Display Panels

Congratulations to all Education Departments on achieving 100% Staff PTSA Memberships this year!  The RUHS PTSA grant program is designed to be a flexible source of spending for Departments to support expenses toward program needs for RUHS students.  The Visual & Performing Art Department has combined their Grant, in partnership with RUHS Administration, to procure these cases for a beautiful art display in the Science and Arts Building hallway, showcasing art student's accomplishments.  Other Departments are in the process of using their Grant monies as well, all with the goal of benefiting RUHS students.





Not a PTSA member?  Make a New Year's resolution and join in 2017!

We made it to 1930 members!  Let’s keep the momentum going and reach 2000 PTSA members before the end of the school year.  We encourage all RUHS students and parents to be members.  Membership dues are now $12 per person.  Signing up is easy.

Two ways to join

1) Online via the PTSA Webstore or

2) Download PTSA Membership Form, fill out, and return form and payment to Ms. Jennifer Gabriel in the Admin Office.

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RUHS Academic Dept. Spotlight - Social Studies Department

Each month our PTSA student board members, Steve Barbee and Madison Laster, will spotlight two teachers. This month's teacher bio is written by Madison Laster


Ms. Victoria Vasquez is a history teacher at RUHS. She has been teaching for 7 years and this is her 3rd year at the High School. Vasquez, a Southern California native, studied at San Diego State and Cal State Long Beach, earning a Masters in Education of Curriculum and Instruction.  Ms. Vasquez teaches Seniors’ Economics and United States History Through The Arts. US History Through the  Arts is a new class that uses the base of US History but through an artistic point of view. Her class explores US History through different artistic lenses such as songs, pictures, poems and movies from the time period. Ms. Vasquez's favorite class to teach is her US History Through the Arts, because as the creator and founder of the class it was a true labor of love to put together and get approved. She has always enjoyed history and knew she was going to be a history teacher. Ms. Vasquez adores her dog, June and in her spare time likes to exercise and do yoga. Thank you Ms. Vasquez for dedicating so much time to our Sea Hawks! 


Sacramento Safari Student Delegates Selected

The PTSA would like to thank all of the juniors who applied for the 2017 Sacramento Safari opportunity.  Selected students will meet their local state legislators and learn the process of advocacy and law-making.  We would like to congratulate the following who will represent RUHS at the state capitol on February 21-23, 2017:  Sydney Alli, Ethan Horoschak, Madison Laster, Samaya Rubio, and Lucas Simoes. 


CA State PTA Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors 


Each year, California State PTA offers graduating high school seniors two opportunities to apply for scholarships: The due date to apply is February 1, 2017.  Note:  You must be a current PTSA to qualify for these scholarships.


$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools.  Applicants must be PTA members of their school, graduating from a California high school with a PTA in good standing between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year. Applications, reference forms and letters must be received in the California State PTA office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017.  Proof of enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1. 


$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship - Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.  Applications and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017. 


All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check.


Students can apply ONLINE or download the application and mail it to the California State PTA office by the due date.   


If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit our website or contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant chairman at




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2016-17 PTSA Association Meetings


Monday, September 19

Approve Budget, Adopt Bylaws


Monday, November 14

Review Goals



Monday, January 23

Elect Nominating Committee


Monday, March 20

PTSA Election


Monday, May 15

End-of-Year Review


Volunteer Appreciation Coffee

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Community News

College Savings & Planning Night for Elementary & Middle School Parents

Please join us for one hour to learn more about the costs of college and how to plan to pay for it.  This event is being presented by RBUSD and RBEF.  You are welcome to attend any of the following nights:


January 26, 2017 -

      Adams M.S. Cafeteria, 6:30m

January 31, 2017 -

      Adams M.S. Cafeteria, 6:30pm


Childcare will be provided for school-aged children at each event.  Please click here for more details.