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Berkeley PTA Council is the umbrella organizastion for the PTAs active in the Berkeley Unified School District.  Our activities are aimed providing support to our PTAs to promote the mission of the California State PTA:

"The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communications."

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Enrollment and Capacity Options for Growing BUSD Presented to School Board

On the agenda for the Berkeley School Board meeting of November 5, 2014, is the introduction of a variety of options to address the overcrowding that is expected to worsen over the coming years. The documentation for 11 possible options envisioned by the BUSD staff is included in the meetings packet; the section dedicated to this agenda item is linked below.

Thank You Everyone for a Great Event!

The Berkeley PTA Council Exec Board would like to thank everyone for participating in last night's School Board Candidate Night. While the crowd was intimate, the questions raised, both prepared and live, were those represtantive of the issues of most concern to our learning communities and their families. The candidates gave well reasoned responses for all the questions; a reminder that the full written responses to the prepared questions are on here the site.

2014 Election - Candidates Answers

Join us at the first Berkeley PTA Candidates Night as those running to lead the Berkeley Unified School District address questions and concerns from those most directly impacted by their actions - the students and their families in the school community. Read their answers to the questions prepared from within the PTA community here!

Come share an evening that will be both meaningful and informative to the Berkeley Community!

Berkeley PTA Council Hosts School Board Candidate Night

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 

Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley PTA Council, the representative body for the Berkeley School PTAs, is pleased to announce a special opportunity to hear candidates for the Berkeley School Boards address issues of concern to the PTA community. With active units in every BUSD school, the PTA is a major representative organization for our students and their community and is uniquely situated to understand the challenges and opportunities of the District. This special event is designed to provide an opportunity for candidates to address concerns of the community they hope to represent.

Peralta District PTA Fall Training

Event Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:30pm
Location: 

Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

PERALTA DISTRICT PTA FALL TRAINING

All PTA Officers & Chairmen in Peralta District Are Invited

Monday, October 6, 2014 6:45pm to 9:00pm
(Check-in begins at 6:30)

Alameda County Office of Education

313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544
 

6:30 to 6:45pm

Check-in, light refreshments

6:45 to 7:15pm

Peralta District PTA Association Meeting

7:15 to 9:00pm

WORKSHOPS:

  • Auditor

  • Historian

PTA Council Joins the League of Women Voters to Sponsor 2014 Election Events

Your Vote Counts!

November 4th is Election Day and this year has a number of important races which affect our community, particularly Berkeley schools. The Berkeley PTA Council is proud to be a sponsor for a number of upcoming events put together by the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany and Emeryville (LWVBAE). These should be lively and informative affairs which we hope will help voters as they consider their selections.

Berkeley PTAs Significant Financial Contributions

BUSD Expense Graph by School - 2013-2014

For those of us who have been in the PTA for a while, one of the first messages we got was "the PTA is NOT a fundraising organization". While this was never strictly true - I don't think there was ever a PTA that didn't raise some funds for their schools - the past decade of continued budget crisis and cutting of resources at school sites prompted our PTAs to significantly step up our contributions to our schools.

BUSD Welcome Reception for Dr. Donald Evans

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Location: 

Berkeley City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr, Berkeley, CA

BUSD will be having a reception for Dr. Donald Evans, our new superintendent, in the hour before the Sept. 11 School Board meeting. The reception will be from 6:30pm to 7:15pm in the lobby of the Old Berkeley City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr. He has specifically reached out to the PTA and would like a chance to meet our leadership in an informal setting. As I have written in the past, I believe the Board made a good selection in Dr. Evans and hope you all will take the opportunity to meet him and judge for yourselves.

Berkeley PTA Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 

BUSD Technology Office - 2020 Bonar St Room 126

Council Executive Board Election

Berkeley Dine Out for Gardening and Cooking in our Schools

Berkeley Dine OutFor all in Berkeley, remember that today is the Berkeley Dine Out for our schools' Gardening and Cooking programs. BUSD has been a pioneer in teaching our students the importance of nutrition and where our food comes from. Join the Berkeley stores, restaurants and food providers who are helping to raise funding for the continuation of these programs. What defines Berkeley more than food? Check out the Berkeley Dine Out site for a list of places supporting Gardening and Cooking in our schools.

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