Get Involved

About PSG

As a Charter School, we rely greatly on input, support and involvement from all our parents.  Your time, energy and financial contributions make many of our programs possible.   In 1983, parents at Kenter organized a non-profit corporation, Kenter Canyon Parents Support Group (PSG), to raise money for art, music, drama, physical education, computers, teachers assistants and many other extras that enhance our school.  This is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization and donations to it are tax-deductible.  PSG is organized and run by parent volunteers who put on fundraisers and coordinate more than $700,000 raised annually to cover the $1400 per student it costs for our amazing enrichment program at our school.

All parents are automatically members of PSG and are encouraged and welcomed to attend PSG meetings.  During these periodic meetings you will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and concerns, meet other parents, and become involved in the events at the school.  Discussions can include, ideas for events, enrichment programs, parent education, school improvements, additional resources, and other campus related subjects. These meeting are the best resource for learning more about what is happening at your child’s school.

If you any questions, please contact Gina Rossen or Nicole Raymond, PSG Co-Presidents, or Jessica Begum or Jamie Phillips, PSG Membership co-directors.  You are encouraged to be an active and involved parent.

New Parents

For those of you that are new to Kenter Canyon, please see the New Parent Handbook which introduces you to our school and the many activities and events we have in and around our campus.

Volunteers are Needed!

Kenter Canyon has a great volunteer network, with many outstanding and committed parents that have helped to make our school such a standout success. We encourage you to get involved and make a difference. Please support our school by stepping up and contributing your time and talents.  LAUSD requires all volunteers to be free of active tuberculosis before volunteering. Please fill out this form and bring to your physician for a mandatory TB skin test.

Classroom Volunteers: There are lots of other volunteer positions available in your child’s classroom. Serving as the head of a class committee is a great way to develop a relationship with your child’s teacher and to meet the other parents in your classroom. Serving as a class liaison to other school committees enables you to meet other parents in the Kenter Canyon community. You will receive a Classroom Volunteer Signup sheet from your Head Room Parent at Back to School Night showing many of the classroom volunteering opportunities available.

PSG’s Volunteer Sign Up: One of the many things that makes Kenter Canyon Elementary School exceptional is YOU – our fantastic parent volunteers. Regardless of whether you have hours or days to commit, opportunities for you to make a difference abound. There is no commitment too small, or of course, too big. 🙂 Please join our parent volunteer sign up to learn about more ways you can get involved. Volunteer Sign Up

2019-2020 PSG Officers, Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

Officers & Board of Directors
Co-Presidents:  Gina Rossen/Nicole Raymond
Secretary:  Carolyn Loffredo
Co-Treasurer:  Pat Hom/Devon Corrigan
Vice President:  Alicia Zuniga
Co-Director, Membership:  Jessica Begum/Jamie Phillips
Director, Enrichment:  Kristen Govindraj
Co-Director, Fundraising:  Erin Arend/Rebecca Youssef
Director, Annual Giving:  Erika Egan
Director, Operations: Lily Qiu

Board Member & Committee Chairpersons

Vice President: Alicia Zuniga
Access Books: TBA
Emergency Kits: TBA
Gardening: Marisol Metcalfe
Holiday Staff Luncheon: TBA
Staff Appreciation Week: Jackie Shapiro & Curtis Yamada
Weekend Workday: TBD
Yearbook: Debra Sunshine & Marga Yamada

Co-Director, Membership: Jessica Begum/Jamie Phillips
Bulletin Boards: Shabnam Amirieh and Amanda Peterson
HRP Coordinators:  Jackie Shapiro & Ilene Del Giorgio
Kinder Howdy Day and Playdates: Amy Cosman & Jackie Shapiro
Prospective Parent Tours: Alex Wolfe
TB Clearance: Adrienne Youdim
Online Updates: Glenn Reinman & Pouya Farahbakhsh
Traffic Duty: Irina Ermilova
Welcome Back Family Picnic: Sarah Foss and Meghan Thwaites

Director, Enrichment: Kristen Govindraj
Art Night: TBD
Assemblies: Mimi Neandross
Concessions: Alex Wolfe
Library Liaison: James White
Music Liaison: TBD
Science Night: Irina Ermilova
Square One Art: TBD

Co-Director, Fundraising: Erin Arend/Rebecca Youssef
After School Classes: Office staff (Claudia)
Book Fair: Nadia Kristo & Aparna Pande
Community Programs: Niloo Farhadian
Fall/Spring Production: Michelle Horvitz & MaryAnn Van Roon
Gala/Live Auction: Jen Hranek & Allison Kuperberg
Ice Cream Social: Monica Ottero
Kenter Partners: Dani Durkin
Online Auction: Wenise Wong
Party Book: Glenda Bard & Abbey Locke
Spirit Wear: TBD
Talent Show: Kirsten Govindraj & Nicole Williams

Director, Annual Giving: Erika Egan
Annual Giving Co Chair: Erika Egan

Director, Operations: Lily Qiu
Tech: Glenn Reinman, JJ Ayala, Lucille Smithson, Lily Qiu


2019-2020 Head Room Parents

Ms. Herzikoff / Kindergarten / Room 1: Caitlin Stacey
Ms. Lane / TK-Kindergarten / Room 2: Kirsten Thompson & Denise Port
Ms. Oh / Kindergarten / Room 3: Tom Carver & Amanda Hughes Martinez
Ms. Shaloo / Kindergarten / Room 4: Anna Wildman
Ms. Cohen / Grade 1 / Room B1: Johan Persson
Mrs. Robinson / Grade 1 / Room B2: Glenda Bard
Mr. Gabel / Grade 1 / Room B3: Karen Curtin & Moze Cowper
Mrs. Dundov / Grade 1 / Room B4: Shabnam Banafaheha
Ms. Lynch / Grade 2 / Room 5: Amy Cosman & Lisa Sanders
Ms. Hansbrough / Grade 2 / Room 6: Jen Abromowitz
Ms. Mackenzie / Grade 2 / Room 7: Jordana Jaffe
Ms. Walsh / Grade 2 / Room 8: Dina Bernstein
Ms. Laham / Grade 3 / Room 9: Amy Mahoney
Ms. Popielarski / Grade 3 / Room 10: Abby Gash & Jamie Ubaldi
Ms. Rosenblit / Grade 3 / Room 103: Annie Krasnow
Ms. Lally / Grade 3 / Room 104: Alison Kuperberg & Amy Siegel
Ms. Mekhitarian / Grade 4 / Room 101: Tara Wells & Suzanne Shepela
Ms. Klapproth / Grade 4 / Room 102: Christina Crowe
Ms. Ross / Grade 4 / Room 201: Stephen Shapiro & GeeMee Chung
Ms. Kerwin / Grade 5 / Room 202: Hilary Prokop & Julie Ephriam
Mrs. Haas / Grade 5 / Room 203: Cathy Burrell
Mr. Risman / Grade 5 / Room 204: Nami Kang & Aparna Pande


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