PTSA

About PTSA

What is PTSA?

The PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) is a private, non-profit
organization of parents, teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the lives of children.

We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state, and
national levels. By joining your local PTSA, you are automatically a
member of the state and national associations.

The PTSA is the largest child advocacy volunteer organization
which speaks for the interest of all children and their safety, health, welfare, and education. 

10 MYTHS ABOUT JOINING THE PTSA


#1 Only moms and teachers need to join the PTSA. 
A strong PTSA needs the support of parents, family members, teachers, school staff, and 
community members. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTSA!

#2 Joining the PTSA means I have to volunteer. 
The PTSA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers. 
You will not be sucked in to a black hole of volunteering!

#3 I have to be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTSA. 
You do not have to serve on the PTSA Board or chair a committee to join the PTSA. Your 
beautiful smile and wonderful support will suffice!

#4 PTA membership never expires, I only have to join once. 
Each new school year begins a new PTSA membership year. Your PTSA membership will be 
good for the entire school year!

#5 I don’t have the time to join the PTSA. 
If you are unable to volunteer your time, please consider becoming a member of the 
PTSA and give your financial support. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your 
support helps fund events and activities for the children throughout the school year!

#6 I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTSA meeting. 
There will be opportunities to get involved, but no pressure. Just pass along the signup 
sheet if you are unable to participate. No judgment here!

#7 The PTSA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do. 
Your fellow PTSA members are family and community members who want to support the 
kids and the school. Most members are juggling bills, household chores, kids, sports, 
and homework, just like you!

#8 My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTSA. 
Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and 
teachers, it shows you child that you are interested and invested in their educational 
experience.

#9 The PTSA has all the help they need. 
The PTSA always wants and always needs volunteers! If you choose to volunteer, you 
decide your time commitment!

#10 I have an idea but the PTSA isn't interested. 
New ideas are always welcome! It’s important to keep our PTSA fresh and exciting!

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How Does PTSA Support Our
School?

Your local PTSA takes a multifaceted
approach to supporting all children in our
school. We reinforce and strengthen
classroom studies by providing teachers
with money for field trips and classroom
materials. We coordinate volunteers for
library needs, teacher assistance, copying,
and other office duties.

We sponsor a variety of programs and
projects including, but not limited to:

  • Back to school Night
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation
  • Field Trips
  • Classroom Actvities
  • Extras for CLassrooms
  • Sports Equipment and Actvities

How can I help?

Please use the information below to contact your local school representative  - if you have more than one student then please the appropriate chapters.

PTSA Chapter Numbers and Addresses:

00008171    Arthur Hapgood Elementary PTA    324 S A St      Lompoc    93436-7302
00008170    Buena Vista Elementary PTA    100 Aldebaran Ave Lompoc    93436-1208
00027266    Cabrillo High PTSA    4350 Constellation Rd      Lompoc    93436-1033
00011758    Clarence Ruth Elementary PTA    501 N W St      Lompoc    93436-5006
00008172    La Canada Elementary PTA    621 W North Ave      Lompoc    93436-4009
00026822    La Honda Elementary PTA    1213 N A St              Lompoc    93436-3514
00008168    Leonora Fillmore Elementary PTA    1211 E Pine Ave      Lompoc    93436-4238
00030918    Lompoc High School PTSA    515 W College Ave      Lompoc    93436-4401
00009233    Lompoc Valley Middle PTSA    234 S N St      Lompoc    93436-6606
00008169    Los Berros Elementary PTA    3745 Via Lato      Lompoc    93436-1636
00021695    Miguelito Elementary PTA    1600 W Olive Ave  Lompoc    93436-6312

00008174    Crestview Elementary PTA    1 Utah Avenue      Vandenberg Afb    93437

District PTSA Contact:

Therese Sager

ptasager@aol.com

Fillmore PTSA