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.
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.
Provide support and training to councils and units
- Provide tools to councils for unit training
- Provide ongoing training at meetings
- Encourage attendance at all district conferences and workshops
- Encourage attendance at California State PTA events
- Train councils and units to encourage diversity and inclusion at all levels
Expand membership to reflect our diverse communities
- Retain current members and reach out to gain new members
- Increase student participation
Provide effective communications
- Improve and maintain the website
- Utilize all avenues of communication
- Provide translation and interpretation services
Develop and strengthen district leadership capacity
- Train and support council mentors
- Develop a succession plan to include diversity and inclusion at all levels
- Encourage councils to assign mentors to units and develop a succession plan
Increase informed advocacy efforts
- Develop and/or enhance advocacy knowledge and skills
- Encourage attendance at Sacramento Safari and the district Legislation Conference
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.
Councils 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 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.
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!
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.