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On Valentine’s Day, we exchange candy, flowers,
gifts, and greetings with the ones we care about
all in the name of St. Valentine.
Everyone could use a little extra kindness in
their life right now so remember to honor the ones you care about with kind words, a Valentine's day card, or how ever you prefer to share you friendship and affection. And if would like to know who this St.Valentine is, follow this link to History channel website to learn about the history of Valentine's Day:  Valentine'sDayHistory
Check out these great
 Parent Workshops... 
Tuesday, February 2nd, 6pm
Zoom Code 952 8669 4801

Learn how middle-school children experience and express ANXIETY. Understand the EFFECTS of anxiety on academic performance and socio-emotional functioning. Learn what YOU can do to help your child overcome anxiety. Discuss the experience of middle-school anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please RSVP to Dr. Farnaz Simantob:
Thursday, February 18th, 6pm
Zoom Code 952 8669 4801

Learn the DEFINITION and PREVALENCE of bullying and cyberbullying. Understand the EFFECTS of bullying on academic performance and socio-emotional development. Understand the role of social-media in cyberbullying. Find out what YOU can do to help middle-school children PREVENT and STAND UP to bullying.
Please RSVP to Dr. Farnaz Simantob:
Families are encouraged to also complete this
survey which provides LAUSD important
feedback about the teaching and learning environment at our school. 

School Experience Survey to complete.
Deadline to complete this survey has
been extended until 2/5/21.
Take a snapshot of the final confirmation
page after taking the survey and
SEScontest to enter the contest to win an Amazon gift card!

Tuesday, February 9th, 9-11am
Tuesday, March 9th, 9-11am
Coffee with the Local District
Northwest Superintendent is an opportunity to meet with LDNW staff to discuss current issues and exchange information.

Click here to register for the webinar:
A huge THANK YOU to all families who have given to out Annual Giving campaign so far! 
It's never too
late to give
what you can!
Whether it's $75, $50,  $25, or even just $10 - every dollar makes a difference & a higher participation rate helps when applying for grant money.

Click Annual Fund Drive for more information and to make your tax-deductible donation today!

Magnet Parents Association
Portola Highly Gifted Magnet
18720 Linnet Street
Tarzana, CA 91356


2/2 Portola Parent Workshop - Middle School Anxiety, 6pm, ZOOM Meeting ID: 952 8669 4801
2/5 School Experience Survey Deadline
2/6 & 2/7 (Sat/Sun) HGM Science Fair
2/9 Coffee with the LDNW Superintendent
2/15  NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

2/18 Portola Parent Workshop - Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention for Parents, 6pm, ZOOM Meeting ID: 952 8669 4801

is open daily for you.  Use the Zoom Code 938 2450 9170 to seek assistance during school hours Monday-Friday.

Click here to donate
to the Annual Fund


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2020-2021 MPA Board
President Bonnie Graves
Vice President Alisa Lippman
Secretary Katie Barwis
Treasurer Hong Tran
Asst. Treasurer Esther He
Comm. Chair Tracy Dresse
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