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PTA Overview

The PTA is the nation's oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer organization working on behalf of public schools, children and families, with the motto:

"Every child, one voice."

PTA volunteers work in their schools and communities to improve the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. The PTA also advocates at national, state and local levels for education and family issues.

Each year in September kicks off the PTA Membership Drive. Each unit, El Segundo High School PTA, Middle School PTSA, Center Street PTA and Richmond Street PTA has a yearly membership fee of $10.00 ---a portion of this money is distributed to the Council, District, State and National PTA. It is with these funds that the District, State and National offer training for positions and also works to improve legislation. Once you become a member then you can receive the directory of Officers and Chairpersons that are available to be picked up at the PTA Meetings.

The PTAs also do fundraising --- it is with the funds earned that the PTAs can offer assemblies, field trips and much needed supplies for the schools. Therefore thank you to all who have already supported or will support the fundraisers throughout the year.

Anyone may attend a PTA meeting at each school site --- whether you are a member or not, because this is where individuals can find out what is happening within their school, community and of course about the PTA. Each one of the PTAs meet monthly --- so if you are unaware of when your schools unit meets please don’t hesitate to contact the President or the school. (e-mail can be found under the links section)