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 $500,000 raised annually.

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 Amy Bersch and Annie Krasnow, PSG Presidents, or Alicia Zuniga and Julie Levy, PSG Membership chairs.  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.

Kenter Canyon Volunteering and Skills: This form sets out all the fundraisers and community events at Kenter that need volunteers as well as a list of skills, expertise or interest that will add to Kenter and enrich our school. Please review and complete the KCPSG Volunteer Form and return it to the Membership Cubby in the Parent Center.

2016-2017 PSG Officers, Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

Officers & Board of Directors
Co-Presidents:  Amy Bersch & Annie Krasnow
Vice President:  Julie Bettinelli
Treasurer:  Wenise Wong
Secretaries:  Amy Turner & Aviva Hayempour
Vice Presidents, Membership:  Julie Levy & Alicia Zuniga
Vice Presidents, Enrichment:  Wendy Klein & Nicole Raymond
Vice Presidents, Fundraising:  Gina Rossen & Catherine Gardner
Vice President, Technology:  Glenn Reinman

Board Member & Committee Chairpersons

Vice President: Julie Bettinelli
Yearbook: Pat Hom
Access Books: Nikki Solomon
Holidays from the Heart: Rupal Patel
Gardening: Mimi Neandross
Weekend Workday: Curtis Yamada, Markley Lumpkins
Holiday Staff Luncheon: Nancy Neirick
Emergency Kits: Jene Konecke, Nikki Solomon
Staff Appreciation Week:  Jackie Shapiro, Curtis Yamada, Amy Cosman

Vice Presidents, Membership:  Julie Levy & Alicia Zuniga
Traffic Duty: David Harden
Kenter Connections: Julie Levy
Parent Tours:  Mimi Neandross
HRP Coordinators:  Dana Terra, Kristin Mahoney
Kinder Howdy Day and Playdates: Jackie Shapiro, Amy Cosman
Welcome Back Family Picnic: Alex Bratman, Kristin Mahoney, Jess Begum
Bulletin Boards: Megan Harper
TB Testing: Adrienne Youdim

Vice Presidents, Enrichment: Wendy Klein & Nicole Raymond
Teachers/Aides Hiring, Admin: Wendy Klein, Brigitte Suhr, Lily Qiu
Science Night:  Wenise Wong, Shideh Shadi
Art Night: Rebecca Youssef, Shirin Behnia
Assemblies: Mimi Neandross
Science Camp: Julie Levy
Sacramento Trip:
Library Liaison: Alex Bratman, Yuri Koo
Music Liaison: Allie Schulps, Kim Haynes
Square One Art: Deborah Essner
Concessions: Alex Wolfe

Vice Presidents, Fundraising: Gina Rossen, Catherine Gardner
Annual Giving: Rebecca Youssef, Corrine Kohlmeyer-Hyman, Lily Qiu
Spirit Wear: Julie Bettinelli, Jocelyn Cooper, Corrine Kohlmeyer-Hyman
Gala/Live Auction: Jen Hranek, Alison Kuperberg, Tara Schaeffer, Melissa Blanchard
Talent Show:  Jocelyne Cooper
Fall Festival (Monster Mash): Kristen Govindraj, Markley Lumpkins, Jo Crane, Amy Cosman
Community Programs: Kristen Mahoney, Jessica Begum
Party Book: Whitney Fried, Kate Desser
Book Fair: Aparna Pande, Nadia Kristo
Online Auction: Julie Ephraim
Coyote Prowl: Adrienne Youdim, Lobat Mirzadeh
Fall/Spring Production: Michelle Horvitz, Suzie Weidling
Box Tops: Julie Ephraim
Kenter Partners: Erin Arend
After School Classes:
Ice Cream Social:

Vice President, Technology – Glenn Reinman
Website: Corrine Kohlmeyer-Hyman, Pat Hom, Vikki Radow

2016-2017 Head Room Parents

Ms. Herzikoff / Kindergarten / Room 1: Carolyn Loffredo
Ms. Lane / TK-Kindergarten / Room 2: Samantha Remeny, Janet Chi
Ms. Oh / Kindergarten / Room 3: Ashley Glacel Bonavia
Ms. Shaloo / Kindergarten / Room 4: Niloo Farhadian
Mrs. Radai / Grade 1 / Room B1: Kristen Govindraj
Mrs. Robinson / Grade 1 / Room B2: Laura Fisher
Mr. Gabel / Grade 1 / Room B3: Doug Browne
Ms. Paiva / Grade 1 / Room B4: Amy Cosman
Ms. Lynch / Grade 2 / Room 5: Pat Hom
Ms. Hansbrough / Grade 2 / Room 6: Nadia Kristo, Ernestina Valdoria
Ms. Walsh / Grade 2 / Room 7: Michelle Horvitz, Aparna Pande
Mrs. Brown / Grade 2 / Room 8: Susan Lenzini
Ms. Laham / Grade 3 / Room 9: Meg Harper
Mrs. Dundov / Grade 3 / Room 10: Katja Wargin
Ms. Rosenblit / Grade 3 / Room 103: Lily Qiu
Mr. Baird, Ms. Lally / Grade 4 / Room 104: Vikki Radow
Mrs. Campbell / Grade 4 / Room 101: Lobat Mirzadeh
Ms. Klapproth / Grade 4 / Room 102: Julie Ephraim
Ms. Neilson / Grade 4 / Room 202: Samantha Soule
Mr. Morris / Grade 5 / Room 201: Marsha Levy, Brenda Hamid
Ms. Popielarski / Grade 5 / Room 203: Whitney Fried
Ms. Ross / Grade 5 / Room 204: Jackie Shapiro


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