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Congratulations to Ryan Schantz on winning first place (and a $150 gift card) in our Distracted Driving PSA contest! Here is the link to Ryan's winning PSA video, "Life isn't like a Movie: pay attention to the road."

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Our PTSA officers for the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • President – Jeannette Deen
  • First VP – Programs – Alondra Gauthier
  • Second VP – Ways and Means – Donna Acosta
  • Third VP – Membership – Dawn Patrikian
  • Secretary –  Pamala Ott
  • Treasurer – Sarah Horton
  • Auditor –  Colleen Conklin
  • Historian – Shreya Agarwal
  • Parliamentarian (appointed) - Wendy Hunter

A message from our Nominating Committee:

Our nominating committee presents the following slate of officers (for the 2021-2022 term of office) for the association’s consideration:

President – Pamala Ott

VP Programs - Alondra Gauthier

VP Ways & Means - Open

VP Membership – Sandra Moehn

Secretary – Joan Matla

Treasurer – Dawn Patrikian

Auditor - Colleen Conklin

Historian - Bouchra Alioua

Please attend (virtually) the annual election taking place at our PTSA Association Meeting on March 24th at 5:00 p.m. We will present the candidates for all positions and there will be a vote on any position that has more than one candidate running. Contact for Zoom meeting details.

Reflections Art Contest News

Congratulations to our Reflections student artists: McKenna Coty (Visual Arts, Photography), Skye Kellingsworth (Visual Arts), Satyasri Saravanan (Visual Arts), Simone Jhangiani (Photography), Katherine Kricorian (Photography, Literature), Leilah Barkley (Literature), Amanda Martz (Dance Choreography), Revaa Kotia (Music Composition), Dylan Coty (Video Production), and Adam Gluzman (Video Production). Awesome job, students!

All 12 Reflections entries moved on to compete at both the Council and District levels -- Woohoo!

Here's the link to our online SSHS PTSA Reflections art show


Santa Susana High School (SSHS) PTSA is always looking for enthusiastic, energetic and creative people who would like to volunteer their time. Students are encouraged to volunteer and earn community service hours.

Some of our PTSA volunteer opportunities include:

  • Hospitality Committee (year-round need at various functions)
  • Red Ribbon Week (October)
  • Reflections - art contest (October) and art show (January)
  • Care and Share - local donation drives (Fall and Spring)
  • Pi/Pie Day (March)
  • Staff Appreciation (February and May)
  • STEAM Expo (Spring)
  • HSA - Honorary Service Awards (Spring)
  • Senior Scholarships (Spring) 

If you are interested in volunteering with the SSHS PTSA, please visit our PTSA membership table during on-campus events or contact for more information.


PTSA Membership dues: $7.00

No Frills Fundraiser:
Please consider further supporting our PTSA programs by including an additional donation. ($50 per family is suggested, but any amount is appreciated!) Check with your employer to see if they have a corporate matching donation program.

Your membership:

  • supports our PTSA programs, events and activities.
  • provides a connection and commitment to SSHS, whether you are a parent, student, family member or friend.
  • gives you a voice and a vote at all PTSA Association meetings.
  • advocates for students and teachers at the state level.
  • provides college scholarship opportunities for eligible students (qualifications include a 2-year membership.)

Membership does NOT require you to volunteer, but volunteers are always welcome!