Join us for Marijuana & Vaping - Strategies for Parents, a webinar event for parents to learn about marijuana and vaping use, current scientific understanding, and specific strategies for middle and high school parents. Reserve your spot now.
Homestead High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is proud to be an integral part of the success of Homestead High School. We invite all students, parents and teachers to become members. Together we will support our students' educational journey!
- Weekly News
- About HHS PTSA
- PTSA positions
- Grad Night Party (GNP) Class of 2021
- Programs & Events
- Speaker events
- HHS Alums sharing college advice
- Honorary Service Awards
HHS PTSA, in conjunction with Revolution Prep, invites students to take a full-length practice SAT test. Students will become familiar with the content, timing, and format of the test, so they will feel confident when it comes time for the real test. A mock event is an opportunity to check for readiness, get a report that analyzes performance, and highlight areas to practice. The results of the mock event are only available to students and will not affect college applications.
- Date: February 6, 9:00am - 1:00pm, live online
- Registration Deadline: February 4
- Cost: $10
This practice test event is open to everyone. Reserve your spot now!
California State PTA has two scholarships to help students achieve their college dreams and life goals.
Two scholarships are available:
- $500 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.
- $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship —Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.
Applications, reference forms, and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. Download the application for a complete list of requirements.
For more information SEE HERE
Questions? Email HHS PTSA
If you missed the live event - here is the recording!
Free Speaker Series - Parenting in a Pandemic. The Sixth District PTA Spring Speaker Series continues next week with "Optimizing Family and Emotional Health in the Time of COVID-19" with Ron Sinha. See the Speaker Series Flyer for more talks and registration info.
Join our Homestead HS online parents and guardians community where you can ask questions, share ideas, and get information. Join us to stay connected!
- Donate to the Direct Appeal 2020/21 - our teachers already have many needs this year; any amount you can give will help support them
- Make your Amazon purchases count by choosing "Homestead High PTA" as your AmazonSmile charity
- Become a 2020/21 member of the HHS PTSA - yearly renewal required
- Check our WEBSITE for new events and updates & Join the HHS Parents Forum
It is very important for parents to continue to involve themselves in their children's education, especially when they are in high school. According to many studies, the number one factor in determining how well your child succeeds in high school is parental involvement and support.
The PTSA is one of the best ways to coordinate that involvement. The mission of the Homestead High School PTSA is to support and speak in the community on behalf of the youth at Homestead High School. Our HHS PTSA board is excited to help achieve this mission and to collaborate together to be a resource for our parents, teachers and students.
The PTSA supports HHS with an annual Direct Appeal, parent education speakers, student enrichment and support for graduation party/events. The PTSA coordinates SAT Prep Classes, provides the Reflections art program, awards student scholarships, and supports advocacy for continued school funding. Your PTSA membership dues and donations fund all these educational programs for our student and parent community. The HHS PTSA is part of the Cupertino Fremont Sunnyvale PTA Council and the California Sixth District PTA.
We can only be successful with your support and participation. We welcome and request your involvement. What's in it for you? Awareness of what's happening at the school and knowing that you can make a difference for the students at Homestead.
Parents, students and teachers are encouraged to become members.
Make the check payable to Homestead High School PTSA and drop it off at the PTSA box in the school office (or send with your student). You can also mail your check to PTSA Fundraising Chair, Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014.
Please print out the membership form and return to the school office with dues
You can also donate online. All donations are tax deductible and support Homestead HS.
If you can volunteer for a HHS PTSA or school event, please contact PTSA Volunteer Coordinator Roopa Krishnan, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any board member.
EXECUTIVE Board for School year 2020/21
- President: Maya Bronicki
- Executive Vice President: Vicki Nahrung
- VP Communications: Judy Cooks
- Treasurer: Cristina Milesi
- Financial secretary- Mike Ferris
- Membership - VP: Harita Menon
- Parliamentarian: Agnes Lang
- Secretary: Vinutha Shettigar
- Principal: Greg Giglio, 408-522-2501
- Auditor: Madhavi Vedula
- Historian & Volunteer Coordinator: Roopa Krishnan
PTSA committees for School year 2020/21 - looking for volunteers
- Grad night party
- Job Shadow
- SAT/ACT coordinator
- Graduation events - Baccalaureate, Leis, Water
See description of all the committee roles HERE
Support our students’ educational journey
remotely and in-person
In this time of uncertainty and new challenges our school is working on new ways to support students. Though classes are held remotely, more resources and opportunities are instrumental to make this year a success. Your donations help support the school where state funding is not adequate. So far, THIS school year the PTSA sponsored;
- Send-home-kits and materials
- Funds to ALL the academic departments for app licences, supplemental materials, and more.
- Soundtrap all for ALL music and choir classes
- Volt application for ALL PE classes
- Scanners to scan educational materials
- Launch of Reflections; PTSA student art program
- Go-Pro cameras to create videos of experiments and processes
- Educational speaker series
- Class book sets to send home
Staff members are submitting more grant requests and we want to be able to provide the funds.
Please join our Homestead HS community in providing additional resources to academic classes and other activities. All contributions directly support our HHS students and teachers. YOUR voice and donations matter, please consider getting involved and making a contribution.
Our goal is to raise $65,000 to support the students and community & increase our impact. All parents and students are encouraged to become a PTSA member and donate;
YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT REACHES EVERY STUDENT AT HHS! Please consider donating $250 or any amount that you can to support our students
● Make a check payable to Homestead High School PTSA and bring it to the school office or mail it to HHS PTSA, Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014.
● Donate through a charitable fund or online platform. Look for Tax ID 94-2893234
If your workplace offers matching employer donations please apply for it. Last year 20% of our income came from corporate matching! Additionally, contact your tax advisor to determine if your donation is tax deductible.
We are here for you and want to hear from you -
PTSA board for SY 2020/21
Maya Bonicki Judy Cooks Mike Ferris Roopa Krishnan Agnes Lang
Cristina Milesi Harita Menon Vicki Nahrung Vinutha Shettigar Madhavi Vedula
The California State PTA is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This exemption applies to all the California State PTA’s constituent organizations.
PTSA BOARD POSITIONS
Click on any position below to see the job description. The President, Treasurer and Secretary are the three essential positions.
PTSA committees for School year 2020/21 - looking for volunteers
- Grad night party
- Job Shadow
- SAT/ACT coordinator
- Graduation events - Baccalaureate, Leis, Water
See the description of all the committee roles HERE
To join any of our committees or our board please contact us.
For questions and to volunteer please contact us or email the chairpersons - Reid Meyers and Nicole Goodwin.
- What is the GNP?
- New, Exciting Venue!
- Join the Grad Night Party Planning Committee!
- Grad Night Party Check-in Instructions
The Homestead HS Class of 2021 Grad Night Party
When? Approximately 7:30 p.m. June 3, 2021 to 5 a.m. June 4, 2021
Homestead’s Grad Night Party is patterned after a nation-wide movement established by MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving). Known as “Project Graduation”, parents come together to host an all-night celebration free from alcohol/drugs. The elimination of separate graduation parties keeps our community safe at a time when our grads are most at risk of becoming drunk/impaired driving victims.
What does it include? Transportation to a fun-filled and memorable night with classmates including: activities, games, prizes, entertainment, dinner and treats — the perfect send-off after years of hard work.
Please note that ALL students must ride the bus to and from the party.
More information to come!
The Class of 2021 will have the party at an exciting, new location.
Where: It's a secret! We meet at the Homestead Cafeteria and go with buses from there.
At the end of the event the students will return to HHS by buses and parents should come at 5 a.m. to pick them up.
Want to know who else is coming? Check back after ticket sales begin!
Hello Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman Parents,
The GNP 2021 Planning Committee invites you to join us! Run by parent volunteers, the Grad Night Party (GNP) is completely dependent on your participation. This is our graduating seniors’ party, funded by our money and we need your input and help to make this a success! Everyone is welcome. Even if your student is not a Senior, come to shadow us and see what the project is all about.
CLASS OF 2021 GRAD NIGHT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (Contact Chairs)
Please take a look at the projects below and let us know which you’d like to help us with. Even if a project has a name next to it already, we welcome additional volunteers. If you know someone who’d be perfect for a job, forward their info to us.
- Tickets sales coordinator
- Fundraising Coordinator (E Waste Event(s) , dine outs, etc.)
- Memory Boards
- HHS Check In/Check Out
- Venue Check In/Check Out
- Goodie Bags
- Bingo coordinator
- Venue Photographer
- Elementary School Yearbook Page coordinator representatives for:
- Cherry Chase
- Murdock Portal
- West Valley
- Graduation Ceremony Bottled Water Sales (money earned benefits the Class of 2022 GNP)
- Graduation Ceremony Flowers/Leis Sales (money earned benefits the Class of 2022 GNP)
- Volunteers Coordinator
- College test prep - PSAT, SAT, ACT
- Special Offers for HHS Students
- Job Shadow Day
- Grad Night Party
- Substance abuse awareness
- Career Day
- Honorary Service Awards
- Senior Scholarships
- Senior Awards Night
- Teacher Appreciation
- Support HHS with you Amazon and OfficeMax purchases
The Graduation Party, a Homestead tradition that is hosted by the parents of seniors, provides a safe celebration after the graduation ceremony. This all-night-party at a secret, off-site location followed by a campfire breakfast in the quad, gives our students a wonderful memory of their senior year at Homestead High School.
See more information by going to the GNP tab at the upper navigation menu
The PTSA helps sponsor and provides volunteer support for this award winning program which shows students the very real and deadly consequences of driving while impaired.
The Alcohol Awareness Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is designed to dramatically show teenagers the dangers of drinking and driving. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
Baccalaureate, held a few days prior to graduation, is a time for Seniors to come together as a class and reflect on their four years at Homestead. Despite being held in a church, it is not a religious ceremony. The ceremony includes both instrumentals and vocals by Homestead students, and student and faculty speakers. PTSA sponsors this event, including a light reception following the ceremony.
The PTSA Honorary Service Award Program recognizes the service and dedication of volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our school. The HSA Program includes the Very Special Person, Honorary Service, Continuing Service, and the Golden Oak Service Awards. A donation to the HSA Program Funds is contributed on behalf of each winner. These funds support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs. Since the program was founded in 1965, the California State PTA has awarded more than $4,000,000 in student loans, scholarships and grants.
Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. Each year the Homestead High School PTSA recognizes outstanding service to our children and youth in our community.
Please send in your nomination for any of the awards below with the following information:
Name of Nominee:
Nominee Contact: (phone and email)
Award nominated for:
Please tell us why you are nominating this person:
Contact: (phone and email)
Deadline for Nominations: March 8, 2019
Please send nominations to: Vinutha Shettigar
We are currently taking nominations for the following awards:
- Very Special Person Award (VSP) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTSA.
- Honorary Service Award (HSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in your community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
- Continuing Service Award (CSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
- Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) – This award may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
- Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA) – This award may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community.
- Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) – This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.
The Reflections program is a National PTA arts recognition and achievement program. It recognizes students for their contributions in four categories: literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. All Homestead students are eligible to participate.
Students are welcome to submit entries for the SY 2019/20 Refelections - SEE FLYER
Staff appreciation brunch is sponsored by the PTSA at the end of the first semester. This is a great way to say “Thank You” to the staff who work with and support our students. Volunteers are asked to donate entrees, sides, desserts and beverages or their time to help serve brunch to our dedicated and wonderful staff.
The HHS PTSA is working in conjunction with several vendors to bring information and opportunities to our students and families. Below are the latest opportunities:
Fall SAT & ACT Courses with The Princeton Review - Sign up now and reserve your spot for upcoming summer and fall online. The Princeton Review SAT and ACT courses and enjoy the special $574 price reserved for Homestead HS Students (instead of $899) See Flyer. Make sure you use the discount code HomesteadHS20.
Fall PSAT Courses with Revolution Prep - Sign up now and reserve your spot for upcoming online PSAT courses with Revolution prep. To make sure you enjoy the special price reserved for Homestead HS Students, use the discount code HOMESTEAD50.
ACT/SAT MOCK Events - Register now. These tests will be given live online through Zoom so students can test from the comfort and safety of their own home. (A PSAT mock event may be added in the future.)
- SAT Practice Test – Saturday, September 12th, 9-12:30 pm
Questions? Please contact PTSA Coordinator.
The job shadow program is a career exploration opportunity. It helps students learn more about various career paths, workplace expectations and conduct, what a typical workday is like, and what skills one needs to develop in order to be successful. When possible, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities or to actually contribute to the work.
The Homestead HS Job shadow, originally scheduled for Oct. 12, 2020, will be postponed to a later date in February 2021. If an in-person event is not possible at that time, a virtual alternative may be considered.
The team is working to recruit hosts. Homestead HS families who recruit a host will secure spots for their student(s) to participate in the event. Our team will provide hosts guidelines detailing what requirements, skills and messages we would like to highlight. To give students more individualized attention we would like to have more hosts and a greater variety of occupations.
If your business might be able to host students for 2-5 hours for job shadow please FILL OUT THE SURVEY
If you would like to help organize please Contact Us
The Homestead HS PTSA encourages students to explore the Arts and express themselves by submitting an artwork in The National PTA Reflections Art Program. Entries are accepted in six categories:
• Dance Choreography • Film Production • Literature • Musical Composition • Photography • Visual Arts
*All students will be recognized locally for their participation. Winning entries will continue to advance to district, county, state and even national level.
Speaker Events for 2020-21 School Year
EVENTS WILL BE HELD REMOTELY DEPENDING COMPLYING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES
6:45-8 pm September 16, 2020 Register now.
At this event, we will share with you what was already sponsored this year and ask you to approve further funds release (10 min) then we will introduce our guest speaker - Dr. Ron Sinha. (45 min. presentation & 15 min. Q&A).
The Topic is - Optimizing Family Emotional Health and Fitness During Covid-19
Dr. Sinha is bringing his popular Covid-19 health and fitness seminar to local schools, where he covers some of the following topics:
- Understanding Covid's basic operating system
- Exercise tailored to reduce Covid-19 risk
- How to improve posture and fitness while you study and work from home
- Techniques to help lower stress and improve resilience in a pandemic
- Specific eating strategies, nutrients, and resources to help combat Covid-19
Dr. Ronesh Sinha is a physician for Palo Alto Medical Foundation who leads corporate wellness for major Silicon Valley companies. He is author of The South Asian Health Solution and blogs actively on health and wellness at culturalhealthsolutions.com where he has created Covid-19 resources being used worldwide, such as his free Covid resource guide.
7-8:30 pm October 21, 2020 Registration information coming soon!
The screening of this new and important movie is a collaborative effort between the PTSAs of HHS, MVHS, LHS and the FUHS Foundation - we are proud to work together to bring information and resources to our community.
This film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what we can do to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Watch the movie trailer.
Following the movie, we will have a panel with FUHSD Associate Superintendent Trudy Gross, Homestead HS Principal Greg Giglio, Ms. Sarah Lloyd Homestead HS school based therapist, and Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the challenges our students experience and how can we better support them.
The Homestead HS PTSA invites you to join us for a virtual conversation with FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove on September 23rd, 7-8 pm.
Superintendent Bove will provide general information about the parcel tax renewal that will be on the ballot in November and will be available to answer questions about our district and future plans.
To address the things that are most interesting to our community we invite you to submit questions in advance HERE and we will try to get to as many questions as possible during the meeting. You are welcomed to join us at the live event by registering HERE.
PAST EVENTS SY 2020/21
4-5 pm September 2, 2020 Reserve your spot.
How do you fill out the UC application so it best reflects you and your accomplishments?
Learn about the University of California Undergraduate Admissions process, what the UC Application requires and tips how to best represent your true self. Hosted by Melanie David, Bay Area Regional Representative for UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions. Register HERE
Melanie David works for UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for six and a half years. She has been the Bay Area Regional Representative for the last three years and looking forward to helping you.
SY 2019/20 Events
Wednesday, January 29, 6:45 pm @ the Homestead HS I-hub.
A career prosecutor serving as a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for the last 18 years. As a trial prosecutor, she has tried juvenile crimes, violent felonies, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, crimes against children and 3 Strikes life cases.
Angela is a regular lecturer, presenter and instructor in the areas of digital safety, sex crimes, technology, and juvenile law expert in Internet Safety, She will share with students and parents how to be safe on the internet and what you should NEVER post. Some of the topics covered will be:
- "Digital reputation".
- How can this information be used by colleges, coaches, and employers
- Social media activity, reality check, and dangers.
- Safeguarding yourself in group chats and social media groups
- Consequences & laws in legislation around sending, sharing, snapping, and receiving inappropriate texts/pictures as well as engaging in public forums and more
This event is open to all parents and students.
Safe Teen Driving Event
SPONSORED BY HOMESTEAD PTSA In conjunction with the West Valley Patrol Division Traffic Unit , Cupertino Safe Routes To School, and Homestead HS Administration
Join us for an event on Traffic Safety, sponsored by Homestead PTSA and in conjunction with the West Valley Patrol Division Traffic Unit, Cupertino Safe Routes To School, and the Homestead HS Administration. Learn about:
- Teen driving
- Sharing the road
- Updates from the Homestead Corridor Task Force
- Safe access to campus and upcoming traffic improvement projects around school
Stop by the information tables to ask questions and learn more:
- City Representatives
- HHS Safe Routes to School
- Homestead Corridor
- Biking Club
9/25 Author Harlan Cohen Join New York Times Bestselling Author and College Life Expert Harlan Cohen as he delivers 5 Simple Rules For Parents. During this interactive, humorous, and engaging event, Harlan will help parents and students know what’s coming in college and how to prepare in high school. Cohen shares the latest facts, stats, and strategies to reduce stress and prepare families for all the changes ahead. All high school parents and students are welcome. As sitting is restricted please Reserve your spot(s).
9/18 Roadmap to College - an event for seniors and their guardians
10/2 Roadmap to College - an event for 9-11th graders and their guardians
Roadmap to College will help you understand the college application process can be overwhelming and intimidating for both parents and students. There are myriad decisions and conflicting information that can be extremely stressful. Join us for a workshop that will provide an understanding of the application process for the senior class, and help reduce the stress of getting through it all.
The session will focus on topics that are important to seniors:
- Profiling/Selecting the right college
- Submission strategies
- Writing effective essays
- Selecting a Major/Career
- College interviews
- Insights on how to manage the stress of the process
- List of useful resources
8/29 College Students Panel - application advice from HHS alumni
SY 2018/19 Events
Sharing advice from the College Transition Panel
Panelist Traci Oberman shared with us tips for dorm shopping, health and privacy forms, and other things we should all know! See her Transition Tips Doc
Seniors, Parents and Supporters - please join us for a College Transition Panel
Moderated by: Principal Giglio
When: April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
A panel of HHS alumni parents with experience of navigating through UCs, CSUs, public and private Universities will help you plan and understand the transition into college life.
This panel will respond to question submitted through the PANEL FORM, some of the topics are;
- How to choose dorms and meal plans
- Getting along with a roommate - what is acceptable, what to do if it is uncomfortable.
- What to prepare - HIPPA, Power of Attorney forms, medical information authorization, credit card, and credit history.
- What should I pack/not pack?
- Academic supports, changing a major, tips for a successful transition
- Concerns and advice for dealing with parties, alcohol, and drugs.
Vapes & Teens - What Parents, Students & Supporters Need to Know!
Please join the HHS PTSA & Principal Giglio/Administration for the Speaker Series discussion on Vapes & Teens - What Parents & Supporters Need to Know!
Note: This is a repeat performance of the morning Speaker Session held in February. If you missed the presentation you can find the Slides HERE.
When: March 20, 2019, 6:45pm - HHS Cafeteria
Did you know - In Santa Clara County:
- Over 20% of youth (8th grade and younger) have tried or currently vape, smoke marijuana and/or use e-cigs.
- The number rises to 37% by the time students are seniors nationwide.
- Devices and products used are so discreet that many parents/supporters don’t know what to look for.
During this presentation, we will review the following:
- New product trends, health effects, addiction risks, and more.
- Why youth are using, and what parents/supporters can look for to know if their teen is using.
- Prevention resources and tactics to help parents, supporters, and students prevent or help stop any of these substance abuses.
Parent/Supporter Q&A session
Parents, Students, Supporters, Guardians, School Staff and the Community are encouraged to attend this free event.
Brought to you by the HHS PTSA
Recording of this event from Sep 2020 is available HERE
Recording of this event from July 2020 is available HERE
Many HHS alums are happy to connect with current students and give advice about their campus and college experience. You can find more information HERE
We welcome more video so please EMAIL US video and help us connect with more alumni
As more alums sign up to connect with students and (hopefully) send videos please check back soon for updates.
Homestead HS graduates shared video with college transition advice. Thank you awesome alums and please stay connected with our community!
- Valerie Hu Class of 2019 - About my campus Cornell University, college transition and more
- Ashley Nave Class of 2013 - About my campus Grand Canyon University
- Shauli Bar-On Class of 2017 - the class of Covid-19
- Julia Verbrugge Class of 2016 - About my campus Chico State and why did I choose it (+ surprise at the end)
- Lauren Lowe Class of 2019 - About my campus Stanford University
- Liliana Adler Class of 2016 - About my campus SJSU and navigating college.
- Rie Ohta Class of 2016 - About my campus Carnegie Mellon University
- Sofia Olsson Class of 2016 - About my campus University of Redlands and transition to college
- Nadav Bronicki Class of 2019 - About my campus UC Berkeley
- Anne He Class of 2018 - Transition to college (Washington University in St. Louis)
- Emily Cai Class of 2016 - Transition to college (MIT)
- Shauli Bar-On Class of 2017 - Transition to college (USC)
- Matei Predescu Class of 2017 - Transition to college (Oberlin)
- Ryan Wu Class of 2018 - Transition to college (UCLA)
- Yannik Omictin Class of 2017 - choosing a major/college (George Washington University)
Each year the Homestead High School PTSA recognizes outstanding service to children and youth in our community. We asked for nominations from our school community, and we are proud to announce the 2020 award recipients for their service to the Homestead Community. Due to the public health restrictions, the CFTCPTA is not able to host a celebratory ceremony to honor the recipients in person. Please join us in congratulating them.
Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) – This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in our school or community.
Dawn Ying, Parent - For many years of endlessly working and advocating for the community, providing leadership, knowledge, and dedication in myriad roles on the PTSA and other school boards.
Kay Zeren, Parent - For key leadership, dedication, loyalty, strategic mindset, and community building. She built long-lasting partnerships with the administration and staff that will continue long after her departure.
Honorary Service Award (HSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in our community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
Samuel Fung, Teacher - For giving so much of his time to working with students in the classroom and clubs. Sam is always excited to help students in any way possible, and cares deeply to offer support even without being asked.
RI-Chee Chou, Parent - For being team manager for Homestead Cross Country and Track and Field for the past 5 years, organizing local and regional events, travel events around CA and OR, and supporting the coaches.
Lisa Fourkas, Parent - For leadership, knowledge, and dedication to Homestead PTSA and Athletic Boosters, her time helping others beyond her official roles, and her positive attitude.
Very Special Person Award (VSP) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTSA.
Toby Mockler, Staff - For being attentive and supportive to all PTSA events and needs, improving the overall efficiency of the school's logistics and appearance, ensuring the campus is clean. well maintained, and organized. Toby is fun and easy to work with, and finding creative solutions for every issue.
Continuing Service Award (CSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
Marilyn Wright, Parent - For her dedication to Homestead Choir for the last 5 years, including organizing parent volunteers; arranging travel for field trips; chaperoning; organizing performance uniforms; and coordinating fundraisers, concerts, potlucks, day trips, and choir's 3-day trip to Disneyland. She was also the GNP chair for the class of 2019.