Volunteers needed for PROM 2018, ELMO JAM, and TEACHER APPRECIATION EVENTS

Are you sad that you didn't get a chance to volunteer or help out at El Modena this school year?  Are you making a shopping list and wondering what else to add?  Well, now is your chance to give back to the community that has educated and helped your child this year.  We need help this weekend with parent "chaperones" and "coat check" at school and at Prom (Aquarium of the Pacific).  Additionally, we still needs lot of help and volunteers for Teacher/Staff Appreciation week later this month.  

Thank you on behalf of Rebecca Hultquist (PTSA President), and if you have any questions or comments, please contact her at





PTA 2017-18

Attention all El Modena families with Seniors! California State PTA offers $750 and $500 Scholarships to graduating seniors who are student PTSA members.

Link to PTA Scholarship Application :

For the Application :

1) ElMo National / CA State PTA Identification Numbers: 9956 / 3593

2) District PTA Number: Fourth

Application is DUE by Thursday Feb 1st!

*** If you need a copy of Student Membership Card, or would like to verify student membership, please contact Melinda Bentley:

Good luck to all!

El Modena High School PTSA Executive Board 2017-18

Name Position
Rebecca Hulquist President
Melinda Bentley Executive VP - Membership
Patti Figueroa 2nd VP - Ways and Means
Alan Galera 3rd VP - Legislation
Maria Fahie Secretary
Danette Demont Treasurer
Laura Valerio Auditor
John Mangrich Parliamentarian
Jean Hostetter Historian

Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age

Meeting Dates 2017-18 - Location: Vanguard Room (main office)

  • 9/7 8:30 am
  • 10/5 8:30 am
  • 11/2 7:00 pm
  • 11/8 7:00 pm in the Library
  • 12/7 8:30 am
  • 1/11/18 8:30 am
  • 2/1/18 8:30 am
  • 3/1/18 8:30 am (possible pm meeting in lieu of am meeting)
  • 4/12/18 7:00 pm in the Library
  • 5/3/18 8:30 am
  • 6/7/18 8:30 am

PTSA meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month, September through June (with some exceptions; see calendar below). Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. at El Modena High School in room 703, unless otherwise noted, and all are invited to attend. As a PTSA member we value your voice and your vote on important matters pertaining to our Vanguard student body. At our meetings you will hear from our Principal, Dr. Saxton, as well as Mrs. Davis (counselor) and our ASB representative. It is a valuable way to stay abreast of the latest news and announcements affecting our school and community, as well as have opportunity to serve and support our school in ways that fit your time and talents.

We serve the Vanguard community in a myriad of ways such as helping with registration and vision & hearing screening, supplying snacks for faculty awards breakfasts, handling the coat check room at formal dances, assisting with campus beautification, supporting technology, proctoring exams, and more. Spanish language translation is available at our meetings. Student members who are seniors are eligible to apply for PTA sponsored college scholarships.

Please join us this year and become a part of making a difference in our school community!

For more information about the California PTA, please visit