Message from the President:
Welcome 2017! My name is Shari Kaku and I am honored to be your PTSA president for a second school year. Our PTSA is a completely volunteer organization working to support all the students of Torrance High.
Come join us at our 2nd Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction on March 11th from 6pm – 10pm at the Lemonade Stand (24100 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita 90717). Tickets are $25 in advance. $10 of the $25 can go to a THS club, organization or sport that you can designate on the flyer. The flyer is online or available in the Principal’s Office.
How can you help us?
·        You can help volunteer at events or at school - let us know if you can by filling out the Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet available in the Principal’s Office. We will contact you if help is needed.
·        You can donate food and drinks – help us with our Casino Night or help us thank the faculty and staff when we celebrate Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week on May 1st – 5th. We are in need for a chair for this event too. Contact Shari if you are interested in donating or would like to chair this event.
·        You can attend PTSA sponsored events – come join us at:
o   Association Meetings
o   Casino Night – March 11, 2017
More events our PTSA supports and sponsors this year:
·        SAT/ACT Bootcamps – April date will be announced. Forms are available in the Principal’s Office or College/Career Center
·        College Fair – Saturday, February 25, 2017 - a district-wide fair for all students and parents to attend – South HS, 11am – 2pm
Please join our PTSA. Membership is $8. Membership applications are available in the Principal’s Office. You can also support us through a direct donation. 
Torrance High School
PTSA Officers 2016-2017
President – Shari Kaku
1st VP – Programs – Teria Evans
2nd VP – Ways and Means – Tamie Nakano
3rd VP – Membership – Mary Ellen Nobuhara
Treasurer – Alma Howell
Recording Secretary – Glenda Simpson
Auditor – Judy Briggs
Financial Secretary – Sharyl Yamada
Parliamentarian – Nancy Kacius
Corresponding Secretary – Danielle Nash
Historian – Lan Yokota
Advisor – Karim Girgis
Teacher Rep – Kelly Gasset
Back to School Welcome Lunch – Debbie Hays
College Fair – Glenda Simpson & Shari Kaku
Emergency Prep – Judy Briggs
Grad Night – Edith Coit
Honorary Service Award – Maude Choy
Hospitality – Debbie Hays
Legislation – Glenda Simpson
Market Programs – Danielle Roth
Membership – Mary Ellen Nobuhara
Mock SAT – Glenda Simpson
Reflections – Sherri Anderson
SAT/ACT Bootcamp – Chizuko Morimoto
Scholarship – Desiree Miller
Sketchers Walk – Tamie Nakano
Staff Appreciation – OPEN
TEF Foundation – Camilla Seferian
JH Hull MS – Shari Kaku
Madrona MS – Liz Lee & Karen Bunuan
Delegates to Torrance Council of PTAs –
Camilla Seferian & Alma Howell
Alternate: Teria Evans
Board of Directors Meeting Dates
2017: 3/8, 4/5, 5/10, 6/7*
Usually on one Wednesday a month at 6pm in the THS Library
*Alternate site to be announced
Association Meeting Dates:
2/22 – Honorary Service Award, Reflections Awards & Nominations – 6:00 in Little Theater
5/24 – Achievement Awards – 5:45 in Auditorium
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If you have any questions, please contact Shari Kaku at
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”