Get involved in the La Ballona PTA

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the La Ballona PTA. And despite the name Parent Teacher Association, it’s not just parents and teachers who can get involved! Family members, friends and local businesses make up vital and necessary parts of the greater La Ballona community.


How to join the La Ballona PTA

Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved and show your support for La Ballona students. Membership dues are just $8 per person and all dues-paying members can vote at PTA meetings, which are held the first Thursday of each month.  Member dues are used for programs, resources, and activities that benefit our students.

There are several ways you can join the La Ballona Elementary School PTA.  No matter how you join, membership in the La Ballona PTA equals a membership in the California PTA, which entitles you to some great member benefits like discount tickets to Legoland, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and more!

Join via Square Up

SquareUp is the online store of the La Ballona Elementary School PTA

  • There is no processing fee and no account to create.
  • No auto-renew feature.
  • Single Membership is $8
  • Family 4-Pack is $32

Join via TOTEM

TOTEM is an online membership system provided by the California PTA

  • When you use TOTEM, you will be asked to create an account.
  • There is a $1 processing fee added for each membership purchased, for a total of $9 per membership. (Family 4-packs would be $36 total.)
  • A convenient auto-renewal feature saves you time and effort, with your membership renewing automatically just before the new school term

Join via Cash or Check

You can also join by downloading a form and paying by cash or check payable to: La Ballona PTA.

Please submit completed forms and payment to the school office.

How You Can Help

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Join the La Ballona PTA

Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved and show your support for La Ballona students.

Dues-paying members are invited to join the PTA board as a board volunteer or chair. No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to  join!

Become a Room Parent

Room parents are a key part of supporting La Ballona students. If you are the parent of a child currently attending La Ballona, please consider volunteering as a room parent. Room parents help communicate announcements to each class, assist teachers in preparing materials, and so much more.

Volunteer at an Event

La Ballona PTA hosts a number of events throughout the year, from book fairs and family movie nights to our annual fall festival and international dance show. These events are funded 100% by the PTA and are run entirely by volunteers.

Volunteer at School

Volunteers also provide much-needed assistance during the school day, from manning the valet drop-off as members of our Cone Crew, to helping shepherd students at events like picture day.

Please note that anyone who volunteers on campus during school hours must register with the state of California and have their fingerprints taken. If you are not a cleared volunteer, you cannot volunteer in your child’s classroom, attend field trips, or assist at school events.

Once you complete this process, you are cleared for the entirety of your child’s CCUSD career!