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Becoming a member of the Los Cerritos PTA does not require you to volunteer, but your dues help the PTA at the State and National to advocate for our children. However, Los Cerritos pays $4.95 of every $10 membership to the Local and State PTA.

We plan to spend $175 per student this year on programs and events and tax deductible donations help us raise enough money to provide programs, such as

  • Monthly Garden lessons
  • Monthly Art Lessons
  • Community Events
  • Teacher grants
  • Field Trips
  • And more!

All donations receive at least 1 membership.

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STAY UP-TO-DATE ABOUT PTA PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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DATES TO REMEMBER


PTA calendar can be downloaded at loscerritospta.org/calendar

Calendar and dates are subject to change.

 

August

 

January

 

24

TK/Kinder Meet & Greet

   

31

School starts

16

No School - MLK Jr Day

31 – Oct 31

Direct Donation Drive

   

September

 

TBD

Goodwill Drive

5

Labor Day no school

February

 

15

Back to School Night

13

No School - Lincoln Day

15

PTA Association Meeting (after back to school)

21

PTA Association Meeting

   

20

No School - Washington Day

   

March

 
   

TBD

Teacher/Parent Conferences

October

 

2

Read Across America/Parents and Pastries

18

PTA Association Meeting

21

PTA Association Meeting

TBD

Reflections Workshop 

TBD

Field Day – Need Chairperson

24-28

Red Ribbon Week

TBD

Garden Work Day

28

 Los “Scare” – rritos Fall Festival

April

 

November

 

2

Los Cerritos Reads Movie Night and Campout

7-10

Parent/Teacher Conferences

18

PTA Association Meeting

11

No School - Veteran's Day

15-22

No School - Spring Break

15

PTA Association Meeting 

May

 

21-25

No School - Thanksgiving Break

1-5

Teacher Appreciation Week

December

 

27

Open House

16

Handmade Holidays 

2

PTA Association Meeting

20

PTA Association Meeting

TBD

Spring Auction - Need Chairperson

26-Jan 6

No School-Winter Break

29

No School - Memorial Day

   

June

 
   

TBD

Fifth Grade Promotion – Need Chairperson

   

15

Last Day of School

 


FUNDRAISERS

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES

  • Direct Donation Drive (September/October)Get out your credit cards, checkbooks, or cash to support Los Cerritos.
  • See’s Candies(November & February): Get holiday gifts for your family, sell it to friends, family, neighbors and raise money for Los Cerritos.
  • Corporate Sponsorships: We work with local businesses to donate money to the school, in exchange for advertising on t-shirts, and banners.
  • Spring Auction (May): The spring auction is an evening (sans kids) of dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction that takes place at the Virginia Country Club.

 

MONTHLY AND ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Dine Outs:Local restaurants donate a percentage of what is spent by patrons on a specific day. 
  • AmazonSmile:AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, but AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Box Tops for Education:Download the Box Tops app (Available from the App Storeand Google Play) and just scan your receipts to instantly add $.10 for each Box Top to our Los Cerritos earnings. 
  • Food 4 Less:Link your Food 4 Less Rewards account to the Los Cerritos Elementary PTAand Food 4 Less will donate between 4% and 5% of eligible purchases to us! For more information about the program go to https://www.food4less.com/topic/community-rewards.  
  • Ralphs: Link your Ralphs Rewards account to the Los Cerritos Elementary PTAand Ralphs will donate between 1% and 4% of eligible purchases to us! For more information about the program go to https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community-contribution-2.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Los ”Scare”-rritos Fall Festival (October): Los Cerritos families are are invited to dress up, play games, collect candy and more at this evening event held on the Los Cerritos playground.
  • Garden Workdays (2x per year): Parents and students meet on a weekend in early spring to help get the garden in shape for planting.
  • Handmade Holidays (December): After school event usually in early December for kids to make crafts for family and friends.
  • Parents and Pastries (March): The PTA provides coffee and pastries for this casual gathering in front of the auditorium before school for families to get to know each other.
  • Los Cerritos Reads, Movie Night, and Campout (March/April): Students are encouraged to read the same book during the month of March. A series of questions are sent home to spark dialogue in the household. At the end of the month, families are invited to a campout at Los Cerritos to watch the movie of the book we read.

PROGRAMS ENRICHMENT

  • Art Program: Through our contracted local, professional artist vendor, every month each Los Cerritos student receives, thoughtfully crafted applied art lessons to represent diverse and modern art to our students.
  • Assemblies: Part of the PTA budget goes toward providing all students at Los Cerritos with the opportunity to attend fun and educational on-campus assemblies throughout the year.
  • Fifth Grade: To celebrate our oldest students, the PTA funds the fifth grade promotion.
  • Garden with GroundEd: All Los Cerritos students receive monthly outdoor garden, science, and sustainability lessons through our partnership with local non-profit, GroundEducation.
  • Green Initiatives: The green initiatives are led by a group of parents and students who encourage Los Cerritos to become more environmentally conscientious, including weekly recycling and an annual Goodwill Drive.
  • Red Ribbon Week: A week-long-event that is district- wide that teaches kids about the dangers of drugs. Themed days and an assembly to get kids on board and informed.
  • Reflections Art Program (October): The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. Participation is free and a great way for students to explore and learn about various art forms. Workshop held after school on the lunch benches, students can work on their art piece for the Reflections program. Some art materials are provided, but students may also bring their own.
  • Scholastic Book Fair (Spring): Kids can browse the makeshift library in the auditorium before and after school. PTA receives 50% of profits back in Scholastic Bucks credit, which is used to provide books for our school library and classroom libraries. 
  • Spirit Wear (Fall):Providing the opportunity, every fall, to show your Los Cerritos school spirit spirit by purchasing Los Cerritos branded merchandise.
  • Teacher Appreciation:Once per quarter the PTA provides lunch for the teachers and staff, provides funds to help teachers stock their rooms with supplies and celebrates the teachers with a week-long celebration, where Room Parents coordinate small tokens of appreciation (letters, pictures, flowers, snack, etc.) on the themed day.

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