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    8th Grade Activities

    PTA works with student council to plan, coordinate, fund, and volunteer at the special activities planned for promoting our eighth graders.  Events include the 8th grade dance, a special field trip, and a promotion ceremony.

    Communications - Web/Newsletter/Directory/Facebook

    The Stanford PTA website, newsletter, directory, and Facebook page aims to provide the Stanford community with up-to-date information on PTA activities and important PTA contacts.

    Dance/Social Event

    PTA works with student council to plan, coordinate, fund, and volunteer at the dances throughout the year.

    Stanford Middle School Dances for 2013-2014

    6th Grade Welcome Dance - October 18

    All Grades Winter Dance - December 13

    All Grades Spring Dance - March 21

    8th Grade Promotional Dance - June 6

    Founder's Day

    Every year at the last PTA association meeting, we hounor the long and impressive history of PTA and it's legacy of volunteerism.  We also take this time to honor special SMS PTA volunteers of today with Honorary Service Awards for their contributions to our kids.

    Environmental Stewardship

    We offer funding and support for this program, geared toward recycling and other means of making our campus earth-friendly.


    PTA loves to welcome and thank parents and volunteers with light refreshments at gatherings, including PTA meetings and at various volunteer occasions.

    Jeopardy Tournament

    PTA helps fund this fun and academic tournament where the great Stanford student minds compete.

    Literacy/Book Fair

    PTA supports the love of reading and promotes literacy events such as book fairs.

    Parent Education

    PTA strives to provide our parents with valuable presentations on parenting, tween/teen health issues, safety, education, and more. 


    PTA Reflections, National PTA's premiere arts program for preschool through grade 12 students, is ready to roll out a new year of creativity with its theme for the 2013-2014 school year:  Believe, Dream, Inspire.

    Special Projects

    PTA supports, funds, or provides volunteers for several special projects at Stanford.  Most recently, we have provided funds for the Teacher Classroom Grants, Library, Student Council, Robotics Club, and Jazz Band.

    TCB Days

    PTA volunteers help with the "Taking Care of Business" Days before the school year starts.  They assist in guiding parents, issuing textbooks, selling uniforms, and school pictures/ID cards.

    Teacher Appreciation/Teacher Breakfast and Luncheon

    We do not take for granted the role that our teachers and staff play in the lives of our children, so PTA coordinates and funds a welcome back breakfast and luncheon in September. Then, in the spring we host a week of treats and a luncheon as a way of saying "thank you."

    Teacher of the Year

    As part of a program set forth by Long Beach Council PTA, we host a contest for Stanford's Teacher of the Year. Students nominate their favorite teachers by writing an essay which meets specified criteria. The "winner" is also forwarded to the Long Beach Council PTA level, where the they have a second opportunity to be chosen as the LBC PTA Teacher of the Year.

    WEB Program

    PTA funded the initial training and costs to implement this wonderful, "Where Everyone Belongs," anti-bullying program which utilizes student peers to model good behavior and monitors behavior.