The Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs is an association made of up the PTA units in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in Southern California. The Council officers work to support individual PTAs in their volunteer and advocacy work at each school site, and across the district, while serving as a liaison between school PTAs and SMMUSD, the cities of Malibu and Santa Monica, and other community and educational organizations. SMMPTA is part of the Thirty-Third District PTA and the California State PTA, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-7

The Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs distributed 300 Teacher Appreciation signs the help neighbors celebrate with us during the district-wide celebration of SMMUSD teachers and educators!

"The influence of a good teacher can never be erased!"

Thank you for all you do for your students each and every day. SMMPTA loves teachers!

Thank you, teachers!
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If you'd like to share your photos with us, you can take a fun pic of your display and send it to us at SMMPTAS@gmail.com so we can post it on our website and social media to encourage our teachers!


Santa Monica-Malibu PTA Council, as the umbrella body of all our SMMUSD PTAs and PTSAs, is acutely aware of the variety of opinions expressed by parents and caregivers regarding how our schools have operated over the past year, and how they should move forward. Reasonable minds can differ, but what we have in common is a commitment to education, and an appreciation for those who have dedicated their professional lives to educating our young people. As we are poised to transition our resilient students back to in-person learning over the next weeks and months, we look forward with optimism and hope. We want to instill in our children gratitude and empathy, even while we acknowledge that families have also experienced unique challenges in this season. Our teachers and staff members are friends, colleagues, parents, sons, daughters, and, most importantly, members of our community. We acknowledge that they have worked through the pandemic in a manner previously unknown to them, with upended personal lives, and in isolation away from supportive colleagues. We want to express our deepest gratitude for their work, and share that gratitude with our children. We encourage parents to remain engaged. PTA meetings and Community Conversations at your school site offer reliable, up-to-the minute information from your school leadership. There may be disagreements as we move toward reopening, but still we move forward together with empathy and gratitude for the teachers and staff of SMMUSD.


The SMMUSD Council of PTAs wishes to remind you that this year it is especially important for you to protect yourself and your family against the seasonal flu. The CDC has helpful information regarding seasonal flu on their website. You can click on these links for more information in English or Spanish. PDF


SMMUSD has been posting information about school reopening on their website and twitter. Please check the "what's happening" section of your school's website.


National PTA launches webpage to support families and educators During COVID-19 crisis.


Joining PTA supports your school and shows our children that you care about their education! Click here for information on how to join.


The Ed Foundation raises funds to support students at all Santa Monica schools. Support the  Santa Monica Education Foundation to help students thrive. smedfoundation.org 


May 3-6, 2021

California State PTA Convention, virtual

May 3-7, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2021

SMMPTA Executive Board Meeting, 11:00am

May 25, 2021

SMMPTA Honorary Service Awards, time TBD

May 4, 2021

SMMPTA Executive Board Meeting, 11:00am

June 1, 2021

SMMPTA Association Meeting, 11:00am

June 2, 2021

Presidents Meeting, 11:00am

June 17-26, 2021

National PTA Convention