2022 Convention Chronicle: Your Call to Convention & Business of the Association

California State PTA hereby calls upon its membership to send duly accredited delegates to the Celebrating 125 Years of Your Kind of PTA Convention, April 29 to May 1, 2022.

All PTA members are encouraged to attend.

Download a pdf in English | Spanish.

Learn more about California State PTA Convention 2022:


Convention at a Glance

This schedule is current as of 2/28/22, and is subject to change.

Click here to download a PDF version of the full Convention at a Glance schedule. 

Check back often for updates and more speaker information. 


Lori Woodley-Langendorff, CEO/Founder of “All it Takes”

Lori worked as a school counselor for 28 years. She developed and delivered SEL through experiential learning, parenting support, and peer programs before she began producing SEL curriculum for the larger education and parent community. Lori now serves as CEO of All It Takes, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates and provides Whole Child/SEL resources to those who serve youth while also globally training students, teachers and parents in communication and relationship building.

Special Guests

Alondra Diaz – Teacher of the Year

Alondra is a 2022 California State Teacher of the Year and state nominee for the National Teacher of the Year program and a third-grade bilingual educator at Ralph A. Gates Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Magnet Elementary. At Gates, she serves as an advocate for language acquisition for all students. As an educator, she is committed to empowering students, families, and the community. As a leader, Diaz provides support to aspiring and new teachers in her role as lead Mentor Teacher. Diaz is the recipient of the 2020 Woman of the Year award presented by the National Hispanic Women’s Business Association in the category of Community and Education for her active involvement in promoting literacy and is a member of the California Department of Education Superintendent Teacher Advisory Council.

Anna King, National PTA President

Anna has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA, including Oklahoma PTA president and National PTA vice president of membership. She is the 57th president of National PTA. Currently, Anna is the secretary for Frederick A. Douglass High School PTSA in Oklahoma City and is a board member of the Douglass Law and Public Safety Academy. She loves volunteering at the high school in her community and working beside students as they use their voices to create change and make an impact. Outside of her PTA service, Anna is also involved in many community activities. She is the Oklahoma Moms Demand Action School Safety co-leader and member of the WestEd Advisory Board, Equity Advisory for the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Kiwanis Club of South Oakland County. Anna believes that it’s a heart for servant leadership that inspires people to do noble work that calls for them to offer the best of themselves, through humility and courage. She believes that ALL children deserve to learn in a safe and welcoming environment, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Information for Exhibitors

WELCOME! We look forward to having you join us at the California State PTA Convention 2022


Deadline is April 8th – Last Chance to Register!

California State PTA Convention 2022 brings you an opportunity to engage with PTA leaders, members, and decision makers from across the state. Our attendees represent children in preschools, elementary, middle and high schools. They value the opportunity to meet and network with providers like you, who can help them accomplish their goals.

This is going to be an engaging, informative and fun Convention as we celebrate PTA’s 125th Anniversary year!


We are pleased to present the Exhibitor Prospectus so you can begin to plan your experience at California State PTA Convention 2022! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsorship opportunities are still available – click here for more information, or contact resourcedevelopment@capta.org.



Volunteering at Convention

An opportunity to attend the 2022 California State PTA Convention for FREE!  

Did you know you can volunteer for the 2022 California State PTA Annual Convention at the Ontario Convention Center and enjoy the excitement for FREE? It’s true!

Volunteers play an important role at convention ― helping with everything from registration, exhibits, the PTA Store, meetings and workshops, set-up, and so much more.

  • Volunteers are needed in a minimum of 4-hour shifts from Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st
  • Be sure to indicate the shifts that you want; you can choose one or more shifts, as your schedule permits
  • If you select multiple shifts, you will be assigned to a role for each of the shifts you’ve selected, so please only select the shifts that you know you can work
  • We will provide direction for each role, but generally the positions are very easy and do not require any special knowledge
  • When you volunteer for one shift, you will be given free access to the rest of that day’s events which may include workshops (if space permits), general meetings, and exhibits. (Those signed up for afternoon shifts should report to the site office at the start of that same day to obtain a badge for the morning events.)
  • If you volunteer for two NON-consecutive shifts, or two consecutive shifts (with a break), you will be given free access to a full day of your choice at convention. You can select your free day after arriving at the convention center and checking in with the volunteer coordinator
  • We make every effort to accommodate requests for specific job assignments at the time you check in, however it may be necessary to assign you where needed. Assignments are made at the start of each shift, not in advance for any particular day or position at convention
  • Volunteers are nonvoting
  • If you have already registered and paid for convention, we cannot offer you a refund for any days you volunteer. We’d still appreciate your help, though!
  • We do not provide reimbursement for any costs you may incur at convention (such as parking, hotel, expenses, meals, etc.)

As a convention volunteer, you are a vital part of our event. Be part of the California State PTA Convention team! We truly cannot do it without you!

For more information and to register to volunteer, CLICK HERE.

Questions? Email volunteers@capta.org.

Only individuals fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as determined by the CDC may attend in-person due to current conditions (COVID-19 pandemic). Masks/face coverings will be required except when eating or drinking or speaking from a microphone. California State PTA will meet or exceed local county health guidance and physical distancing to the extent possible. In addition, attendees should conduct a health self-evaluation before attending the meeting and should refrain from attending if they have any symptoms of illness. Be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination with identification.

Student Artists from Across California Honored

Media Contacts:

  • Brad Waller, Vice President for Communications, bwaller@capta.org
  • Michelle Eklund, Assistant Executive Director, 951-314-3707 or meklund@capta.org

California State PTA honored student artists of all ages from across California at the 2018 California State PTA Annual Convention. Seven of these talented young artists joined us onstage at the Reflections Art Program award event, held on April 28 in Ontario, to receive their Outstanding Interpretation awards.

From kindergarteners to high school seniors, these young California artists embraced the 2018 Reflections theme “Within Reach” as the inspiration for their Award of Excellence-winning works in dance choreography, music composition, film production, photography, literature and visual arts. Each work originally was submitted to the students’ local PTAs and students were then selected to be honored at the PTA council, district and state levels.

View the award-winning works of art and be inspired by their imaginations here:

Each of the seven California State PTA Reflections Art Program Outstanding Interpretation honorees received a medal, a certificate, a $100 award and a trip to the California State PTA Annual Convention in Ontario to present their work on the big stage during Saturday afternoon’s special event.

“The term ‘Within Reach’ can be understood in many different ways. My interpretation of ‘Within Reach’ was people are always within reach. No matter how hopeless they seem; it’s all about whether or not you’re brave enough to reach out and help them,” said Megan Lee, a student from Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta (First District PTA).

Lee and the other selected California State PTA Reflections honorees’ works were submitted and reviewed for National PTA’s awards. The National PTA honorees, whose works will be included in a traveling exhibit, have just been announced. Their Outstanding Interpretation honorees – including one from California – will be recognized at the National PTA convention on June 23, 2018. (Click here to view.)

Since its establishment in 1969 by National PTA, the Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students across the United States.

“Reflections is a wonderful program for youth,” said California State PTA Reflections Art Program Chairman Lisa Snowiss. “When children participate in the Reflections program, they spark their creativity and self-expression and increase awareness of the importance of arts education at the same time.”

The Reflections Art Program is just one of the many ways PTA focuses on promoting access to quality arts education for all students in California and the nation.

“Reflections is such an amazing program. I love seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they’re up on the stage at convention receiving their award,” said California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald. “Reflections is great for children because it encourages them to express themselves and engage in art activities, plus it promotes arts education and how important it is in the education of all students.”

The national theme for the 50th anniversary Reflections Art Program is “Heroes Around Me” for 2019. Find out more about award entries, guidelines and bringing the program to your school at www.capta.org/reflections.

School Smarts Parent Engagement Program Brochure

The School Smarts Parent Engagement Program is a model for creating meaningful and diverse parent involvement. It brings parents from all backgrounds together in support of their common interest: helping their children and schools succeed.


Reflections Art Program Materials for PTAs

2022-23 Participation Forms:

  • District Participation Form — available in English
  • Council Participation Form — available in English
  • Unit Participation Form — available in English
  • Student Packet — available in English and Spanish

2022-23 Rules by Category:

Post-Reflections Program Materials:

Resources and materials from National PTA: