Suns PTA

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The Parent Teacher Association’s (PTA) main goal is to support our school and our students. We do so by raising money for class field trips, educational assemblies, scholarships, classroom supplies and family nights that benefit our children and our school.

Everyone is welcome to join, including parents, relatives, teachers and staff. We need volunteers to help with book fairs, food drives, school/community events, and appreciation days for teachers and staff.

Connect With Us

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PTA Meetings

The Suns PTA meets one
Tuesday of each month from
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the cafeteria.

PTA Websites

Downey Council PTA | pta.dusd.net
CA State PTA | capta.org
National PTA | pta.org

We need help with:

  • Book Fairs
  • Food Drive
  • Winter Workshop
  • Yearbook

We raise money for:

  • Class Field Trips
  • Special Assemblies
  • Classroom Supplies
  • H.E.L.P.S. room: pantry service community program
  • T.L.C. (True Lasting Connections): school-based medical clinic staffed by volunteer medical specialists

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child.  In doing so, you also help your school!

Board Members

President:  Heather Buffington

Co-President: Sandra Velasquez

Vice President: Pamela Tzul

2nd Vice President: Gladys Kerr

Recording Secretary:  Candy Arizmendi

Corresponding Secretary:  Lissette Alfaro

Parlimentarian:  Evelyn Jolley

Treasurer:  Michelle Ceja

Financial:  Marta Rodgiguez

Historian:  Sonia Mata

Reflections Program

National PTA Reflections Look Within Image

“The Reflections Program provides students with the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Reflections can also serve as an outlet for students to creatively explore what they are learning in the classroom. When children express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance, film, and other art media, they grow intellectually; they learn to analyze their thoughts and feelings. The Reflections Program helps parents encourage the creativity, self-discovery, and lifelong learning of their children. Supporting the PTA Reflections Program is one way you can increase student achievement, foster student talents, and promote the arts.”

– National PTA

This Year’s Theme: Look Within

Enter your creations each year!

Visit PTA Reflections – Student Entry and Consent Forms (English|Spanish) for student entry forms and consent forms for all projects in which a person’s voice or image will be used in the artwork.

Visit PTA Reflections – Program Gallery to view previous entries and winning pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions/ Preguntas Frecuentes

What is PTA?

A parent-teacher association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff whose purpose is to facilitate parental participation in a school. PTA addresses issues that are important to parents and public school administrators. We fight for full funding, quality teachers, and the capability for our school to thrive.

Que es el PTA?

La asociación de padres y maestros (PTA) es una organización formal compuesta por padres, maestros y personal cuyo propósito es facilitar la participación de los padres en la escuela. PTA se ocupa de cuestiones que son importantes para los padres y los administradores de la escuela pública. Luchamos por la financiación completa, maestros de calidad, y la capacidad para que la escuela prospere.

Who can join?

Membership is open to all parents and people from our community.

Quien puede participar?

Membresía está abierta a todos los padres y personas de nuestra comunidad.

PTA Membership

Please join Unsworth PTA during our fall membership drive or at any time during the school year. Dues are $8.00 per person and everyone is eligible for membership. In order to bring up business at an associate meeting, to hold office, or to vote on an issue as they arise, one must be a member for 30 days prior to voting.

Membresia del PTA

Por favor únase a la asociación de padres y maestros de Unsworth Elementary durante nuestra campaña de membresía de otoño o en cualquier momento durante el año escolar. El costo de la membresía anual es de $ 8.00 por persona y todos son elegibles para ser miembro/a. Para abrir negocios en una reunión de asociados, para mantener una posición, o para votar en temas cuando surjan, hay que ser miembro por 30 días antes de la votación.

PTA Meetings & Time

PTA Meetings are usually held one Tuesday each month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Reuniones y Horario del PTA

Reuniones del PTA usualmente toman lugar un martes de cada mes de las 6:30 pm a las 7:30 pm.

Words of Wisdom

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney