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About Us

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


About Thirty-Third District PTA

Thirty-Third District PTA has an extensive history of service in the schools and communities that we represent. We are committed to inform, train and provide support for our councils and units.


2015-2017 Mission, Goals and Action Steps

Mission Statement:

The mission of Thirty-Third District PTA is to support and empower its councils and units as we further the Purposes and benefits of PTA by expanding membership, developing and strengthening leadership and promoting informed advocacy on behalf of all children and families.


Critical and Inter-related Goals and Action Steps:

logoProvide support and training to councils and units

  • Provide tools to councils for unit training
  • Provide monthly training at meetings
  • Encourage attendance at all district conferences and workshops
  • Encourage attendance at California State PTA Convention

Provide effective communications

  • Utilize all avenues of communication
  • Develop technological skills
  • Provide translation and interpretation services
    • Apply for California State PTA Outreach Translation Grant
    • Purchase translation equipment
  • Improve the website

Develop and strengthen leadership capacity

  • Assign and train council mentors
  • Develop a succession plan
  • Encourage councils to assign mentors to units and develop a succession plan

Expand membership to include total communities

  • Retain current members and reach out to gain new members
  • Encourage diversity and inclusion at all levels
  • Increase student participation

Increase informed advocacy efforts

  • Expand our legislative network and work collaboratively with other districts
  • Provide timely and concise legislative updates and advocacy actions
  • Encourage attendance of Sacramento Safari and the district Legislation Conference
  • Develop and/or enhance advocacy knowledge and skills


About PTA

Unit PTA

Unit PTAs are organized and chartered in conformity with rules and regulations as prescribed in the bylaws of the California State PTA. These units are self-governing bodies for the purpose of planning programs and activities to meet local community needs. However, they are required to observe policies of the California State PTA and/or National PTA.

Council PTA

PTAlogoCouncils of PTAs/PTSAs are created by the California State PTA for the purpose of conference, leadership training, and coordination of efforts of the member units.

District PTA

District PTAs are geographical divisions of the California State PTA, established to carry out its programs. All PTA districts organized after July 1, 1980, are required to have number designations.

California State PTA

The California State PTA (California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.) is a branch of the National PTA, serving as a connecting link between the national organization and its membership within the state.

National PTA

The National PTA (National Congress of Parents and Teachers) is a volunteer educational organization, founded in Washington, D.C., in 1897. Branches of the National PTA have been established in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in schools for American dependents in Europe and the Pacific area.

Thirty-Third District PTA Song

Hey, look us over, What do you see?
We are the gang from District 33.
We're always working, we never play.
Except when we are far away we slightly go astray.
And then it's get down to business
Getting ready for the year.
We meet every challenge with nothing but good cheer.
We're a heck of a bunch of good ol' pals, as you can plainly see.
We're from District 33!

PTA Values

Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

Thirty-Third District PTA, 5629 Pearce Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712
Mailing Address: Thirty-Third District PTA, PO Box 1235, Lakewood, CA 90714
Phone: 562-804-4519