The Capistrano Unified Council of PTSA, better known as CUCPTSA, is comprised of PTA units from 51 schools in the Capistrano Unified School District, and represents over 24,000 members.  Our mission is to empower our units, families, and community members to become effective advocates for all children and youth, and to positively impact the lives of all children and families. CUCPTSA officers and committee chairs work closely with our member units to provide training, mentoring, information, and guidance to be successful leaders and advocates. CUCPTSA also serves as a channel of communication between the state and district PTA and individual PTA units.

In addition to providing assistance to our member units, CUCPTSA recognizes student achievement in the PTA Reflections program, and sponsors a district-wide college fair. We send members to Sacramento to advocate for school funding, and, closer to home, support high school students enrolled in our district continuation school. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3), and by joining your local unit, you can not only support important programs, but also become part of the largest child advocacy organization in the country.

Do Good Things For Kids - Join PTA!

Ellen Gravitt
2016-2017 President, Capistrano Unified Council of PTSA
Current CUCPTSA Events
(click on areas in blue for links) 
Upcoming Meetings/Events:  
Capistrano Unified Council PTSA Meeting
       Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM 
       CUSD Education Center Training Rooms 2 and 3 - 33122 Valle Road - San Juan Capistrano
       ALL 2016-2017 Unit PTA/PTSA Presidents should attend or send your EVP 
       2016-2017 Financial reports if not already submitted bring:  
                Adopted budget, year end audit and Financial Reports  
       2016-2017 Workers Compensation Form - please print, sign, and bring to the meeting 
Parent Advisory Council Meetings
        February 6, 2017 - 9:00 AM
        March 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM
        May 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM 
2017-2018 CUSD School Calendar - Approved 1/9/2017
August 22, 2107 - June 7, 2018
2016 CUCPTSA Reflections Program
       2016 - 2017 theme is "What Is Your Story?"
             January 26, 2017
             5:00 - 8:00 PM - CUSD District Office 
       Click here to Volunteer for the activity on January 26, 2017  
       Click here for General Program Information
Fourth District Activities
        Fourth District Reflections Program Gallery and Reception
        Saturday, January 28, 2017
        1:00 - 4:00 PM
        Orange Country department of Education - 200 Kalmus Drive - Costa Mesa 
        Click here for the information flyer 
        Fourth District Administrators Dinner
        Saturday, January 28, 2017
        The Grove of Anaheim 2200 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim 92806
        Click here for more information 
        Fourth District Advocacy Forum
        Wednesday, January 18, 2017
        Orange Unified School District - 1401 North Handy St - Orange, CA 
Fourth District Sacramento Safari Registration Open
        February 27-28, 2016 
             Click here for information and to registe             
             Cost ~ $675-725/person
Parent Advisory Council Meeting
       PowerPoint Presentation - 2015-2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment Data
       Presenter - Dr. Susan Holliday, ED.D. 
Special Education Page 
       Click here for the new and improved Special Education page.  UPDATED 9/17/16
       Click here for the 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule
Legislation Agenda and Report
         The October 2016 Advocacy Report has been posted.  Click here for the Report and UPDATE
PTA Membership
       2016 2017 Per Capita Dues to increase from $5.35 to $5.60 for 2016 - 2017 
Council Cash Verification (Deposit) Form:
       Please use this NEW Cash Verification form for your CUCPTSA Deposits
       For example: Membership, Year End Brunch, Insurance, etc that come in from the Units.
       Units should still use the current State PTA form for their unit deposits.  
Council CUCPTSA Payment Authorization Form
       Click here for the new form to use if you have a payment request for the Council Treasurer
       Units should still use the current State PTA form for their unit payment authorizations. 
Common Core PowerPoint presentation - click here
       Presented at the January 26 Superintendents Forum 
          Common Core Information Page  - Click here
          CUSD New State Standards Information page - Click here    
Membership Information
         Membership Information

Charitable Trust Information
         Charitable Trust Checklist
         Charitable Trust Sample Form
         Charitable Trust blank form
Information Links for Presidents
         Unit Association Meeting dates and times - input as received by family
         Leadership Presentation from October 2013 Training
         Parliamentary Training from November 2009 Council Training
         Communications and Your PTA from October 2009 Council Training - Updated November 2009
              Website Information - click here

CUSD Approved School Calendar - 2016-2017 approved 3/11/2015
CUSD Approved School Calendar - 2017-2018 approved 1/9/2017 
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Internet Links:

Although the CUCPTSA site may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, CUCPTSA has not participated in the development of those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites. (more) 
CUSD school-connected organization:

As a school-connected organization, we must follow the same Constitutional guidelines related to student fees that mandate all schools and districts provide a public education to your student free of charge. (more) 


Capistrano Unified Council PTSA
PO Box 2183
Mission Viejo, CA  92690  
Ellen Gravitt - 2016-2017 President
4th District PTA - California State PTA - National PTA
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