Established in 1911, the South Pasadena Council PTA is a collaborative community organization representing our 5 South Pasadena distinguished schools. Together we serve to ensure the needs of students and their families. Each school has an active PTA membership and the South Pasadena Council PTA is here as a place where all 5 schools can collaborate and communicate to the benefit of the entire community. We meet monthly with each of the 5 school PTA presidents and other members of our executive board including our school superintendent. We also have quarterly meetings which more broadly include representatives from our local library, the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club, the South Pasadena Educational Foundation and our school board.
South Pasadena Council PTA provides leadership training for PTA officers and offers programs of interest to the entire community such as school board candidate forums. Our Special Needs Committee hosts very informative Special Needs Conferences for not only South Pasadena families and teachers, but also for people from all over Southern California. Our 3 elementary schools come together annually with the All City Track Meet and all 5 of our schools participate in the PTA Reflections program highlighting visual and performing arts annually.
In addition, the South Pasadena Council PTA works closely with the First District PTA of California which serves children “from Burbank to Pomona” in over 280 schools. We strive to keep our community informed about important school issues and highly encourage parents to get involved through PTA. Together we can and do make a difference in the lives of our children.
Kathleen Baumann, South Pasadena Council PTA President, 2020-2021