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    Leland Stanford Middle School PTA

    Established May 24, 1954

    We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization made up of parent and community volunteers, working for the benefit of all students at Stanford Middle School (and other children in the community when possible).  Although we do some fundraising, this is not our main purpose.  SMSPTA focuses on providing programs and activities for our students, support to our school staff, communicating with parents, and offering parent education for SMS families. We are also part of the larger PTA network including California State PTA and National PTA.

    SMSPTA is a membership organization, and all are invited to join for an annual fee of $10.  We encourage every family to join PTA - our organization works hard to benefit all students at SMS, so we hope to get the support of all families.  Even if you cannot volunteer, your membership goes a long way in supporting us and the benefits we can offer SMS students.  Membership forms can be found on our "Downloads" page.

    All PTA budget and program decisions are made by our voting members during our association meetings held each month of the school year, on the third Tuesday, at 6:30pm in the SMS library.  Please visit our Calendar page for a complete schedule of events.  


    Mission Statement of the California State PTA

    To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.

    To raise the standards of home life.

    To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

    To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

    To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.


    Core Values of the California State PTA

    The California State PTA is a professional, non-profit volunteer organization committed to the well-being of all children.

    We believe every adult has a responsibility to ensure that all children develop to their full potential.

    We believe parents are children’s first teachers and that parent involvement is essential throughout a child's educational experience.

    We believe that family is the basic unit of society responsible for the support and nurturing of all children, and we recognize that "the family" may be defined in many ways.

    We believe our responsibility includes advocating for the safety and welfare of all children and the opportunity for a quality public education for each child.