Aug 132019

President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian

Are you newly elected PTA /PTSA Officer?

Do you need a refresher on your role as a PTA /PTSA officer?

Please join us for a FREE training on the fundamentals of running a successful PTA / PTSA and start planning for 2019-2020! We will cover the roles of the officers, basic in finances, what you need to know about bylaws, how to build a strong team with administrators and families and more. 

Registration will start at 9:15

Free Refreshments & Lunch

Spanish translation & Childcare will be provided
PLEASE RSVP to the District office 

Call Us at: (213)745-7114 Email us at: or Register online:

Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA

1605 W. Olympic Blvd.  Los Angeles 90015

(Parking located on the corner of James M. Wood Blvd & Union Ave )

Aug 022019

Dear PTA Family,

It is with the saddest regret that we announce the death of our beloved Past District President Mary Toyoko Usui Toma on July 21, 2019. Mary Toma was born on June 29, 1928, in the state of Washington.  She moved to Los Angeles after marrying Ronald Toma in 1950. Mary worked as a Medical Technologist at Kaiser Permanente and later in Children’s Hospital LA where she worked for more than 20 years. 

They raised five (5) children in the Silver Lake area where they attended Micheltorena Elementary, King Junior High and Marshall High School. This is where Mary planted her roots and became an advocate and member and leader of the PTA at the local school level and council level.  She became our Los Angeles Tenth District President in 1995 thru 1997 and again was the first District President to ever hold the District President position for two (2) terms.  Her second term was in 2001 thru 2003.  Mary volunteered determinedly as an advocate for the children of LAUSD. 

She was a kind soul and was popular for her social service who will be missed by friends and family. Her contribution towards the society will always be cherished in the minds of everyone that knew her. Other than being a kind-hearted woman, she was also a loving wife and devoted mother who never neglected her family and always made sure that she spent valuable time with them. She is survived by her five (5) children, Dana, April, Robin, Heather, Heidi, and eight (8) grandchildren. Mary’s surviving siblings are Frank, Terry, James and many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her countless PTA family members that will always hold her dear to our hearts and always remember her and her passion for serving the children of LAUSD.

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 9th, at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave., in Little Tokyo, L.A. (; 213-617-9097).

She will be buried at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills on Saturday, August 10th, at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact 888-984-6706. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA, for Mary Toma at 1605 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 405 in Los Angeles, CA 90015.  For more information, please call Silvia Barba or Elaine Black at (213) 745-7114.     

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  10. District Association Meeting and Membership Kick-off
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  15. Officer Training on May 12 and May 16, 2018
  16. Annual Awards Luncheon on May 16, 2018
  17. National PTA 2018 Reflections Winners
  18. Reflections Exhibit and Reception May 6, 2018
  19. California State PTA Convention 2018
  20. Workshop for Parents
  21. California State PTA Annual Convention: April 27 to April 29, 2018
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  25. Los Angeles Tenth District Association Meeting & Holiday Luncheon
  26. PTA Celebrates the Dedication of Volunteers
  27. Encourage the Arts with Reflections
  28. California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires
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  30. Officer Training and Vendor Fair, September 16, 2017
  31. PTA Board 2017-2018
  32. L.A. Tenth District Annual Awards Luncheon
  33. Reflections Art Exhibit
  35. Report of the Nominating Committee
  36. LAUSD Election Activities Not Connected to California State PTA or Local PTAs
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  40. Music Center on Tour Assemblies
  41. Los Angeles Tenth District Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
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  48. Tenth District Annual Awards Luncheon 2016
  49. California State PTA Leadership Training
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  53. Report of the Nominating Committee
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  116. PTA Board Elect Activities
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