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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."


2018 Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum hosted by Berkeley PTA Council

The video for our 2 hour event held at Longfellow Middle School on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Thank you to all the candidates for particpating.

2018 Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum

DATE CHANGE! First PTA Council Meeting of 2018-2019

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:30am to 3:00am

BUSD Offices (2020 Bonar Street) Room 126

The first Berkeley PTA Council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year has been moved to Sept. 17 due to a conflict with the BUSD Extended Learning Task Force We hope you can make it on 9/17, 6.30, 2020 Bonar Street #126 (at least one representative from each school!).
Our agenda will include:

Berkeley PTA - Recommit to the PTA Mission!

"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."

Dear PTA Community,

We are entering a frightening and difficult time; the new political climate has enabled those with hateful views to feel more comfortable expressing them openly. We are already hearing that hate crimes and hate speech are on the rise throughout our nation, even in our own extended community. For our children and their families who are of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, female, Latina/o, disabled, and from any other number of communities, the danger and fear are very real.

In this time when hatefulness is on the rise, we call on all our members to join with the Berkeley PTA Council in affirming our key mission: to build strong communities for ALL of our children and their families.

BUSD Immigration Rights Forum

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 1:30am to 3:30am

Longfellow Middle School - 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley

The BUSD Office of Family Engagement and Equity, in collaboration with the East Bay Sanctuary Convenant and the East Bay Community Law Center, is hosting a forum on immigration rights for our immigrant community.
The forum will be held at Longfellow Middle School, 1500 Derby St., on Tuesday, November 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Dine Out Fundraiser for District Garden/Cooking Programs

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00am

All Over Berkeley

A message from Jezra Thompson, Program Supervisor for the District's Gardening and Cooking Programs:

September PTA Council Meeting Cancelled

September 26, the original scheduled date for the first meeting, coincides with the first US Presidential Debate. The general feedback from the PTA leadership is that many feel it important that to watch the debat, both for themselves and as teachable moments for their students. The PTA Council Exec committee announced that the meeting would be postponed/cancelled and the business for this meeting will be addressed at future meetings. We hope everyone enjoys and learns from the debate.


Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 1:30am

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

Training is essential for a well run PTA.

Regardless of skill level, or professional experience, there is always something
more to learn about PTA policies and procedures.


Come learn more at our August training.

We hope to see you there!  

Entrenamiento es esencial para que  

su PTA sea bien dirigido.

May Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 1:30am

BUSD Technical Room - 2020 Bonnar St.

It’s time for our final meeting of the year!
Council always aims to present you with engaging and interesting topics; the last thing we want is to waste your time away from your family on a weeknight. Once again, we have some very interesting topics planned for the evening. Don’t forget - members from your school community are welcome to attend - not just PTA leaders!

January Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 2:30am

This month’s meeting will focus on a conversation about ways to approach building a more inclusive and diverse PTA  Do you have a success story to share? Please bring your ideas and your ears!  Our conversation will include parent leaders Laura Babbitt Ramona Coates, as well as BUSD's Parent Outreach Coordinator Ann Callegari. DUE TO A SCHEDULING MIX-UP, THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN A CLASSROOM IN THE VICINITY OF ROOM 126, our usual meeting-place in the BUSD administrative offices at 2020 Bonar Street. We will post signs to direct you to the right room.

October Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:30am

BUSD Technical Room - 2020 Bonnar St.

So, you asked, and we listened! During check-in time at our September meeting, a parent leader brought up concerns about inconsistencies in the after-school programs at our schools. School Board Director Ty Alper, our PTA Council representative from the BUSD Board of Education, made a note of it and introduced us to Aaron Jorgensen, BUSD's new Program Supervisor of Extended Learning. Aaron, in turn, has graciously agreed to come to our meeting to have a conversation with school leaders. Thank you, Ty and Aaron!


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