In this new speaker series, we bring together experts on a wide range of topics to share strategies for coping with stress, change, and uncertainty.

All meetings are open to the community.

Upcoming Events



Race, Equity, & Social Justice Webinar

Thursday March 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a panel discussion that focuses on the book, Something Happened in Our Town, its topic, and how to help families talk about race, equity, and social justice. We will identify and address the needs of students and families from the perspective of a licensed counselor, an educator, and a member of law enforcement.

Social Media and Online Safety Forum

Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Officers from the Redondo Beach Police Department (RBPD) will: 

  • Share valuable tips and strategies to help parents protect their children from the many dangers in the digital world. 
  • Provide practical solutions to parents on how to prevent their children from sharing too much personal information, how to avoid strangers, and general internet safety.

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Special Education Webinar

On Tuesday October 19, 2021 at 7 P.M. we hosted a panel discussion that focused on how to advocate for and support special education students and their families from the perspective of teachers, parents/advocates, and community-based organizations. 


Daryl McKillian, Director – Joni and Friends 

Nicole Eredics, Educator/Speaker/ Author – The Inclusive Class

Marcie Peoples, Special Education Coordinator – LACOE

Christine Jackson, Special Education Coordinator – LACOE

Catharine Wray, Special Education Parent & Advocate

Kendra Hatchett, Teacher, Special Education Parent & Advocate

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September 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Thirty-Third District PTA Speaker Series in September

In conjunction with the Education and Community Concerns Directors, there will be several webinars produced this school year. The second in the series, was held on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM. The topic was Mental Well-Being.

Get the Mental Well-Being Webinar Slides

Guest Speaker: Katie Hurley, LCSW, Author of A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, No More Mean Girls, and The Happy Kid Handbook. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Speaker. Follow her on Instagram @katiefhurley

Connecting Community through Conversation: Conversations about Equity
During the conversation, Dr. Darin Earley will provide a foundational understanding for addressing the socio-cultural inequities and racial disparities in our school communities. Focusing on historical context, personal reflection and relationship building, Dr. Early will provide strategies for developing culturally competent practice and healthy interactions.

Strategies and Tips During the College Application Process. In this webcast we’re joined by two higher learning experts, Maryan Kang and Jessica King. They share insights on the college admission process and give practical tips and key considerations as you embark on your admissions journey.

Conversations with High School Parents & Guardians. In this session, facilitated by Thirty-Third District’s Michael Morgan, we share our experiences, strategies for navigating an unusual high school experience and areas of concern.
September 25 – Strategies for Stress and Anxiety During Distance Learning
Guest Speaker: Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D., Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
September 15 – Connecting Community Workshop: Supporting Your Child During Distance Learning
Guest Speakers: Jessica Siberling, Executive Director of Special Education and Dr. Susan Wildes, Executive Director of Educational Services of Redondo Beach Unified School District
September 10 – Virtual Programs
Learn how to create programs, find free resources, and participate in California State PTA and National PTA programs, even during a pandemic!

Questions about the series? Email us.