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Welcome from the 2020-21 PTSA President

Hello Parents, Families, Students and Friends of Grand Arts,

Welcome to school year 2020/2021! My name is Bertha Rodriguez and I am honored to
represent Ramon C. Cortines, Grand Arts School of Visual and Performing Arts (Grand
Arts) and its Parent, Teacher, Student Association ("PTSA") as your President for a
second term this school year.

I have been involved in PTSA in various capacities and positions since 2008. I am a
parent of a 12th grade student, Isabella Quinn-Rodriguez, who is in the Visual Arts

As your PTSA leader, I will make every effort to keep you informed of all upcoming
PTSA events at Grand Arts, as well as everything the PTSA has to offer you and your
students. With your help, I hope to be a strong and effective leader.

I have learned over the years that being involved with your child's education is
rewarding and fulfilling. I encourage all of you to become a Grand Arts PTSA member
for only $10 per adult / $6 per student. You can join online by clicking on this TOTEM

Click on the JOIN NOW
button at the bottom of the page. Then follow the instructions.


Joining PTSA gives us strength in numbers. The more members we have, the
stronger our voice!

Grand Arts' PTSA is a unit of the California State PTSA and the National PTSA,
which advocate for and publicly recommend and support issues that involve the
safety and welfare of children and families.


Become a member: students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to join!

Join a committee and volunteer your time.

Give a donation! Make your tax-deductible contribution by check made out to Grand Arts PTSA. Our mailing address is:

Grand Arts PTSA, Cortines School of VAPA
450 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Or donate by clicking on the following link.

Paypal Donation to Grand Arts

If you do your shopping at Ralph's, go to the Ralph's web site:


Once you're logged into your Ralphs account search for RAMON C CORTINEZ SCHOOL OF VAPA (GRAND ARTS) PTSA either by name or CB390 and then click Enroll to enroll your Rewards Card.

Also please follow us on social media:

Facebook: @grandartsptsa Instagram: @grandartsptsa
Our Website :

When you make a donation to PTSA, your donations goes towards various programs at Grand Arts such as the following:
Arts academies support for remote learning. Funds raised will be used toward expenses like art supply kits for students to use at home, virtual performance production needs and more.

Arts academies support for general expenses: performance rights, costumes, shoes, music, art supplies, guest choreographers, field trips and much more.

Other PTSA support: AP scholarships, Grad Nite expenses, teacher & staff

appreciation and more.

PTSA looks forward to a great school year together.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me
or one of our Board members directly at

Best Regards,
Bertha Rodriguez
PTSA President
2020-2021 PTSA Board
Rondrea King (Parent) - 1st VP Membership
Mara Leng (Parent) - 2nd VP Ways & Means
Troi Brown (Student) - 3rd VP Student Representative
Isabella Quinn-Rodriguez (Student) - Secretary
Mia Picerno (Parent) - Treasurer
Amber (Bella) Correa (Student) - Parliamentarian
Greg Schiller (Teacher) - Historian
Christopher Rey Yraola (Teacher) - Teacher Representative

Support Grand Arts PTSA

PTSA Mission

The mission of the PTSA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families. Our goals are to promote, build, and expand family engagement; empower and support PTA members and leaders; and represent, inform, and mobilize members and the public to advocate for the education, health, safety and well-being of all children.

Becoming a PTSA member includes membership to the California State PTA and National PTA. Membership to the California State PTA includes member perks:

Importantly, the California State PTA offers scholarships to graduating seniors, continuing education scholarships to volunteers and staff (teachers, nurses and counselors) members. For more information, go to

The Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA offers music scholarships to middle and high school students.  For more information, go to

Membership is $10 per adult, and $6 per student. To become a member, go to the Parent Center and sign up.