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Woodlake Elementary Community Charter PTSA

aka Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA   |   Woodland Hills, CA   |  WoodlakeElementary.org

Mission

The faculty, staff, parents and volunteers of Woodlake Elementary Community Charter are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of academic and artistic excellence, personal achievement. and social success for all of our students. We will continue to cultivate an atmosphere of well-being and acceptance in a safe and nurturing multicultural environment. We are committed to the partnership of home, school, and community and believe this partnership is essential to helping our students work to their greatest potential. Woodlake's mission is to provide our students with the necessary tools - based on educational research, character development and advanced technology - to become lifelong learners and productive citizens of the 21st century.

Ruling year info

1967

President

Terra Collins

Treasurer

Claudia Hernandez

Main address

23231 Hatteras Street N/A

Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA

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EIN

95-6206846

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health and safety through kindness measures along with starting "climate champion" actions like reduced trash, building partnerships with waste management and garden sciences focusing on sustainability and farm to table horticulture.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Choral Music

Our Choral Music program, and instructor, is paid for by the PTSA. Music education and performance for both the lower and upper grades. Musical Theater production, as well as a Junior and Senior Chorus are also taught through out the course of the year and have held virtual performances in the new distance learning model.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have identified the Focus Area of Ensuring the Health and Safety of Students as our primary improvement goal. Investing time into this area via parent community engagement, through collaborative workshopping of ideas and developing protocol with our administration, and presence will bring new diverse teams of volunteers to our school. Volunteers obviously offer additional supervision, but also offer examples of how to respect one another and be good community members. The hope is by addressing the issue of bullying and building healthy peer relationships our teachers and administration will have more time to offer impactful small group learning and cooperative interaction; PTSA can bring exciting educational assemblies to the campus as motivating behavior rewards that reinforce these ideas; and will help to create a new culture based in kindness and respect within the student body.

Through parent workshops and consistent communication, we intend to make significant improvements in strengthening family-school partnerships. To launch a climate champion advocacy involving students in reducing trash and increasing our recycling efforts through demonstration, education, and with both teacher and student leaders. Holding engaging discussion sessions where we are sure to listen to concerns and ideas that address issues of equity and inclusion.

We have taken a survey and are in the process of implementing action in response to the concerns and achievements of the survey. A follow up will be sent before the completion of the school year to measure success and hold us accountable.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Woodlake Elementary Community Charter PTSA

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terra Collins

Amy Pedersen

Woodlake Ave Elementary Community Charter

Claudia Hernandez

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Jennifer Ginsburg

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Talia Vatury

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Jennifer Richmond

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Stephanie Rettier

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Amy Denihan

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Amanda Mason

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Tehila Azaria

Woodlake Ave Elementary PTA

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/24/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.