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.

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Updates for the 2017-2018 school year are ongoing throughout the summer 
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, September 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM 
       First meeting of the CUCPTSA Council at the District Office in Training Rooms 2 & 3  
       All Unit Presidents should plan to attend these monthly meetings
       Additional updates to this site for the 2017-2018 school year will be made in August 
 2017 College Fair - Monday, October 30, 2017
Capistrano Valley High School - 6:00 - 8:30 pm 
Click Here for more information - Mark your calendars!
Click here for information and link to the California School Dashboard
Parent Advisory Council Meetings
        2017-2018 to be announced 
2017-2018 CUSD School Calendar - Revised June 23, 2017
August 22, 2017 - June 7, 2018 
Fourth District Activities
          Fall Training Reservations are open!
          Presidents, Executive VP, Financial Officers, Secretary, Auditor,
                   Membership, Historian, Parliamentarian 
          Tuesday, September 5 at Orange County Dept of Education - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
          Thursday, September 7 at National University - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
                   Make a Reservation for the Morning Meetings 
          Click here for mail in forms 
         Space is LIMITED.  Registration cut-off is Monday, August 28 at 2:00 PM
Reflections Program Dates
         Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00 am -1:00 pm - Unit Portfolios due in the Board Room
         Monday, November 13, 2017 - CUCPTSA Gallery Night - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
         February 10, 2018 - 4th District Gallery event - Orange County Dept of Education
         Student Entry Forms - English  Spanish
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 April 2017 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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       CUSD Education Center Training Rooms 2 and 3 - 33122 Valle Road - San Juan Capistrano
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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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