Theme for 2017-18: "Believe in Our Children, Believe in PTA"

Become a PTA member and join more than 5 million people who share your interest in issues affecting children. 

— parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities — is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.

What a great way to market (impact) and increase your unit PTA Membership (pride), with materials available at the CA State PTA Shop Online Store  

Did you know…    

Anyone who believes in children can join PTA.

  • Ask all school staff and parents.
  • A PTSA invites students to join.
  • Any family member can join the PTA, like grandparents, aunts and uncles.
  • Ask other individuals in the community.
  • When new students enroll in your school, have a PTA packet to give to the parents.
  • Everyone who joins your PTA is entitled to a membership card.

The PTA association membership is the only group with authority to:

  • Elect the nominating committee
  • Elect officers
  • Approve/ratify all PTA expenditures
  • Approve all contracts for PTA programs, events and projects
  • Adopt the budget
  • Adopt the audit reports
  • Authorize an individual to represent the PTA
  • Authorize a position to be taken on an issue after a study
  • Elect convention delegates

The officers and chairmen of a PTA have the responsibility to plan the PTA meetings and programs and to oversee the operations of the organization. PTA leaders should utilize the standard job descriptions and tools provided in the Toolkit as well as updated information as provided by the California State PTA and the National PTA.

The San Diego Unified Council of PTA's goal for all associations is to increase their membership by 5% over their previous year.

It is very important to let the people know what your PTA has done for the students at your school. Tell them what you want to do for the STUDENTS at your school next year.

PTAEZ is an online tool that will make running your PTA effective and efficient, from maintaining Membership rosters to all your financial needs. 

Membership Important Dates and Challenges:

  • Early bird membership to San Diego Unified Council of PTA's by October 15, and you will receive a certificate of recognition from California State PTA.
  • Required membership is due November 1st, as membership in PTA expires October 31.
  • Membership should be sent in on a monthly basis after November 1.
  • CAPTA is launching the “DO GOOD THINGS FOR YOUR PTA MEMBERSHIP” challenge with several options to qualify. Complete at least seven strategies – three required and four optional – to qualify to win money for your PTA. All PTA’s in good standing that qualify will be entered into a drawing to win one of three cash prizes: $1,500, $500 and $250. Plus, all qualifying units will receive an exclusive ribbon at convention and mention on California State PTA’s website. Submit applications by March 10, 2017 to qualify. Strategies are listed on the challenge application: click here.   or

The Membership section of the Toolkit has wonderful information on how to get members, get them involved and keep them.

This year we will be having a Membership trophy challenge. Yes, you heard that right! How it will work is for each Unit PTA that attains the highest membership total will win a trophy in one of the three categories which are Elementary, Junior/Middle and High School. Good Luck to all of you!!

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