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 Annie Krasnow, PSG President, or Alicia Zuniga, 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.

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

2017-2018 PSG Officers, Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

Officers & Board of Directors
President:  Annie Krasnow
Vice President:  Gina Rossen
Co-Treasurers:  Pat Hom & Wenise Wong
Secretary:  Aviva Hayempour
Vice Presidents, Membership:  Jessica Begum & Alicia Zuniga
Vice President, Enrichment:  Nicole Raymond
Vice Presidents, Fundraising:  Julie Bettinelli & Catherine Gardner
Vice President, Annual Giving: Rebecca Youssef
Vice President, Technology:  Glenn Reinman

Board Member & Committee Chairpersons

Vice President: Gina Rossen
Access Books: Nikki Solomon
Emergency Kits: Nikki Solomon
Gardening: TBD
Holidays from the Heart: Rupal Patel
Holiday Staff Luncheon: Wendy Hibbert
Staff Appreciation Week: Jackie Shapiro & Curtis Yamada
Weekend Workday: TBD
Yearbook: Chen Chen Feng, Juhi Gobalakrishna, Leyli Shayan & Debra Sunshine

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

Vice President, Enrichment: Nicole Raymond
Art Night: Deborah Essner
Assemblies: Mimi Neandross
Concessions: Gladys Laping & Alex Wolfe
Library Liaison: TBD
Music Liaison: Sharon Rubino
Sacramento Trip: Terry Reinman
Science Camp: TBD
Science Night: TBD
Square One Art: Deborah Essner
Teachers/Aides Hiring, Admin: Nicole Raymond

Vice Presidents, Fundraising: Julie Bettinelli & Catherine Gardner
After School Classes: PSG staff/aide
Book Fair: Nadia Kristo & Aparna Pande
Box Tops: Julie Ephraim
Community Programs: Niloo Farhadian
Coyote Prowl: Jess Begum & Adrienne Youdim
Fall/Spring Production: Michelle Horvitz & Suzie Weidling
Gala/Live Auction: Jen Hranek & Alison Kuperberg
Ice Cream Social: TBD
Kenter Partners: Erin Arend
Online Auction: TBD
Party Book: Erin Arend
Spirit Wear: Alex Bratman
Talent Show: Kirsten Govindraj & Nicole Williams

Vice President, Annual Giving: Rebecca Youssef
Annual Giving Officer: Amy Bersch

Vice President, Technology: Glenn Reinman
Website: Lily Qiu

2017-2018 Head Room Parents

Ms. Herzikoff / Kindergarten / Room 1: Jordana Jaffe
Ms. Lane / TK-Kindergarten / Room 2: Amy Cosman
Ms. Oh / Kindergarten / Room 3: Dina Bernstein & Lisa Sanders
Ms. Shaloo / Kindergarten / Room 4: Erika Egan & Ilyse Levine
Mrs. Radai / Grade 1 / Room B1: Leyli Shayan
Mrs. Robinson / Grade 1 / Room B2: Ashley Glacel Bonavia & Devon Corrigan
Mr. Gabel / Grade 1 / Room B3: Mimi Neandross
Ms. Paiva / Grade 1 / Room B4: Carolyn Loffredo
Ms. Lynch / Grade 2 / Room 5: Laura Fisher
Ms. Hansbrough / Grade 2 / Room 6: Michelle Olson
Ms. Walsh / Grade 2 / Room 7: Ilene Del Giorgio
Mrs. Brown / Grade 2 / Room 8: Kristen Govindraj
Ms. Laham / Grade 3 / Room 9: James White
Mrs. Dundov / Grade 3 / Room 10: Julie Ephraim
Ms. Rosenblit / Grade 3 / Room 103: Michelle Horvitz
Ms. Lally / Grade 3 / Room 104: Debra Sunshine
Ms. Crider / Grade 4 / Room 101: Nicola Bird & Katja Wargin
Ms. Klapproth / Grade 4 / Room 102: Meg Harper
Ms. Neilson / Grade 4 / Room 202: Terry Reinman & Iris Weinman
Mr. Morris / Grade 5 / Room 201: Jordan Barash & Niloo Farhadian
Ms. Popielarski / Grade 5 / Room 203: Nicole Williams
Mr. Risman / Grade 5 / Room 204: Susan Lenzini


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