What is PTSA?
The PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) is a private, non-profit
organization of parents, teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the lives of children.
We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state, and
national levels. By joining your local PTSA, you are automatically a
member of the state and national associations.
The PTSA is the largest child advocacy volunteer organization
which speaks for the interest of all children and their safety, health, welfare, and education.
10 MYTHS ABOUT JOINING THE PTSA
#1 Only moms and teachers need to join the PTSA.
A strong PTSA needs the support of parents, family members, teachers, school staff, and
community members. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTSA!
#2 Joining the PTSA means I have to volunteer.
The PTSA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers.
You will not be sucked in to a black hole of volunteering!
#3 I have to be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTSA.
You do not have to serve on the PTSA Board or chair a committee to join the PTSA. Your
beautiful smile and wonderful support will suffice!
#4 PTA membership never expires, I only have to join once.
Each new school year begins a new PTSA membership year. Your PTSA membership will be
good for the entire school year!
#5 I don’t have the time to join the PTSA.
If you are unable to volunteer your time, please consider becoming a member of the
PTSA and give your financial support. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your
support helps fund events and activities for the children throughout the school year!
#6 I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTSA meeting.
There will be opportunities to get involved, but no pressure. Just pass along the signup
sheet if you are unable to participate. No judgment here!
#7 The PTSA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do.
Your fellow PTSA members are family and community members who want to support the
kids and the school. Most members are juggling bills, household chores, kids, sports,
and homework, just like you!
#8 My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTSA.
Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and
teachers, it shows you child that you are interested and invested in their educational
#9 The PTSA has all the help they need.
The PTSA always wants and always needs volunteers! If you choose to volunteer, you
decide your time commitment!
#10 I have an idea but the PTSA isn't interested.
New ideas are always welcome! It’s important to keep our PTSA fresh and exciting!
How Does PTSA Support Our
Your local PTSA takes a multifaceted
approach to supporting all children in our
school. We reinforce and strengthen
classroom studies by providing teachers
with money for field trips and classroom
materials. We coordinate volunteers for
library needs, teacher assistance, copying,
and other office duties.
We sponsor a variety of programs and
projects including, but not limited to:
- Back to school Night
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation
- Field Trips
- Classroom Actvities
- Extras for CLassrooms
- Sports Equipment and Actvities
How can I help?
Please use the information below to contact your local school representative - if you have more than one student then please the appropriate chapters.
PTSA Chapter Numbers and Addresses:
00008171 Arthur Hapgood Elementary PTA 324 S A St Lompoc 93436-7302
00008170 Buena Vista Elementary PTA 100 Aldebaran Ave Lompoc 93436-1208
00027266 Cabrillo High PTSA 4350 Constellation Rd Lompoc 93436-1033
00011758 Clarence Ruth Elementary PTA 501 N W St Lompoc 93436-5006
00008172 La Canada Elementary PTA 621 W North Ave Lompoc 93436-4009
00026822 La Honda Elementary PTA 1213 N A St Lompoc 93436-3514
00008168 Leonora Fillmore Elementary PTA 1211 E Pine Ave Lompoc 93436-4238
00030918 Lompoc High School PTSA 515 W College Ave Lompoc 93436-4401
00009233 Lompoc Valley Middle PTSA 234 S N St Lompoc 93436-6606
00008169 Los Berros Elementary PTA 3745 Via Lato Lompoc 93436-1636
00021695 Miguelito Elementary PTA 1600 W Olive Ave Lompoc 93436-6312
00008174 Crestview Elementary PTA 1 Utah Avenue Vandenberg Afb 93437