The Thousand Oaks PTA is committed to building community, supporting academic excellence for every child, ensuring a safe campus environment, and advocating locally and state-wide for programs and policies to support our students’ success.


Community Building

Create a strong and welcoming Thousand Oaks community

  • Incoming Kinder play gatherings and potluck
  • First day of school coffee/social
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Harvest Festival
  • Halloween parade
  • Bookfair
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Black History Month celebration
  • Asian American Heritage celebration
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration

Keep parents informed and connected

  • Room parent network
  • Blue folders (weekly notices and calendars)
  • eNews
  • Parent education meetings and workshops

Campus Environment and Safety

Ensure a safe and clean learning environment

  • Emergency preparedness activities (supplies and safety plan)
  • School-wide cleanup days
  • Coordination with district facilities staff, Berkeley Police Department, and City Council

Academic Excellence for Every Child

Provide support for student achievement

  • Volunteers and room parents
  • Classroom grants
  • Funding for afterschool academic support

Provide financial and moral support to teachers

  • Classroom grants
  • Welcome back lunch
  • Teacher appreciation week
  • Laminator, lounge refrigerator and microwaves

Provide support to enhance and enrich school curriculum

  • Art program (partnership with MOCHA)
  • Science Fair
  • Book Fairs (including free books for students and teachers)
  • PE and recess supervision beyond the district's support


Participate in district and state-wide activities to support Berkeley schools

  • PTA District Council
  • District Planning & Oversight Committee
  • Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee
  • Rallies in Sacramento and visits to legislators

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