Welcome to San Marino High School PTSA


San Marino High School PTSA in partnership with the high school administration and the San Marino Unified School District is committed to PTA’s mission of positively impacting the lives of all of our students and families. 


You will notice that at the high school we have an extra “S” that our other schools in our District do not have.  That is because the “S” stands for “Students”; the high school is special in that students are an active participant in our organization and the many PTSA programs both on and off campus. 


I am honored to serve as San Marino High School PTSA President representing our parents, teachers and students in PTA’s mission along with the talented members of the 2020-2021 Executive Board.  As way of background, I am a “Valley Girl” at heart who grew up in the other Valley after immigrating from Korea with my family in the early 1970’s.  In 2001, shortly after our second son was born, Mark and I moved from Pasadena to San Marino consciously choosing a community with a good public school system.  Since then, all three of our children (Tyler Class of 2015, Grant Class of 2019 and Madison, soon to be, Class of 2022) have attended Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle and San Marino High School.  All three of our children have been active in all 4 A’s our school district is famous for: Academics, Athletics, Arts and Activities.  We know first-hand what a unique and special place this community and our schools really are. 


Over the years, the efforts of our numerous volunteers and donors have ensured that SMHS students receive not only a world-class education but also a wonderful high school experience with life long memories.  Despite these uncertain times, rest assured that PTSA will continue to support diverse enrichment programs that benefit our students and teachers.


PTSA’s ability to support these programs is only possible due to the generous donations of our parents’ time and talent which will be needed more than ever this year. So I invite and encourage all to join the PTSA if you have not done so already.   


My family and I feel truly blessed to be a part of this community during this challenging time. I am grateful for the caring, knowledgeable, committed and passionate teachers and administrators who have worked over the summer preparing for the new school year.


I realize the year will not look or be normal.  There will be challenges.  I know that although we are in the same storm we are not in the same boat and we will each face unique challenges.  Nonetheless, I am confident that together we can help continue the tradition of greatness of San Marino High School. 


Thank you in advance for your flexibility, patience and grace as we continue to work together in support of each other and our students and teachers. 


Go Titans!


Helen Kim Spitzer

SMHS PTSA President 2020-2021

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