Battle of the Books Moved to CL Smith Elementary

Battle of the Books has been moved to CL Smith Elementary School in San Luis Obispo (1375 Balboa St.) due to a suspected norovirus outbreak at Laguna Middle School.  Battle of the Books will begin at 9am as scheduled at CL Smith Elementary.

PTA Officer and Volunteer Training on Saturday, May 21st

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Twenty-Fourth District PTA will hold a FREE training event for all PTA officers, board members, and interested PTA volunteers in San Luis Obispo County.

Training will be held at Santa Margarita Elementary School (22070 H Street, Santa Margarita) and will run from 9 am to 3 pm.  Three members of the California State PTA Board of Managers will be on hand to assist with the training, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn about all things PTA!

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Schoolyard Communications.  Dessert will be provided courtesy of Julie London Fundraising.

RSVPs are requested by no later than Sunday, May 15th for planning purposes.  You can RSVP for this FREE training opportunity here:

It’s a great day to be PTA!

Battle of the Books II

Battle of the Books

BOB Poster 2016


Registration will close on May 31, 2016  or when 200 students have signed up.  

Know someone who would like to volunteer to be a Reader or Timer? Ask them to sign up, too!  As our thanks, lunch is on us!  Sign up here to be volunteer for this fantastic event!

Register online at

The second annual San Luis Obispo County Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Laguna Middle School.

All 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in San Luis Obispo County who have read at least 5 Battle Books are eligible for this FREE competition.  Click here to view this year’s Battle Book List.

Here is some GREAT NEWS about an activity FOR ALL 3rd-6th grade students.  The Twenty-Fourth District PTA is hosting a countywide competition for Battle of the Books!  The event is FREE and will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 9 am.  The grand battle will begin at 1:45 pm.

If you are not familiar with Battle of the Books (or BOB, as many of us call it), you can read the details of it at the Battle of the Books website.

Sign-ups will be through this website beginning April 1, 2016.  Registration will run through May 31 or until 200 students have registered (whichever comes first).

To qualify, students must

  • be a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student
  • be a resident of San Luis Obispo County
  • attend a public, private or home-school environment within SLO County
  • have read at least five (5) books* on the BOB List of Books – If you are holding a battle at your site, our  Book List 2016 should match yours.

Help us promote his event by telling your friends and neighbors about it.

To learn more about this wonderful event, please contact us at

We are also seeking volunteers for this event.  It takes a lot of generous people to make this event successful for the kids.  Volunteer signups will also open on April 1, 2016.

* Some books are offered and may be read in Spanish, but during the battle all questions and answers must be given in English.


New Facebook Group

We now have a Facebook group set up so current PTA officers in San Luis Obispo County can ask questions and share information with each other, as well as with Twenty-Fourth District PTA. This private group is called SLO County PTA and members must be added. If you’d like to join, search for SLO County PTA on Facebook and send a request to an admin today.

Important Info and Survey

Hello PTA leaders!
Welcome to another fabulous school year!  I know that we are all incredibly busy with the start of a new year and all the work that entails, but I wanted to make sure you get a few key pieces of information.
  • 24th District PTA has a new board for 2015-2017.  There are many returning faces and also some new ones.  Our Board Directory page lists all board members and their contact information so you will know who to contact and how to reach us for anything you need.
  • The first 24th District PTA Association meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 21st from 6 – 8 pm at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County (696 Monterey Street).  The History Center currently has an exhibit on one of our PTA founders – Phoebe Apperson Hearst: California’s Grande Dame.  After our (short) association meeting, you can tour the exhibit at no cost to you!  This will be a fun way to kick off our PTA year together so come meet our board and California State PTA President Justine Fischer, get your questions answered and learn more about Phoebe Apperson Hearst!
  • We will be voting to approve updated bylaws for 24th District at our September 21st meeting.  These bylaws are an update to the 2015 version with no changes from previously approved bylaws.  If you would like a copy, please email and I will send you a PDF version.
  • We will again be offering one “full-ride” scholarship to Convention this year for one lucky PTA!  Any PTA in good standing which sends at least one representative to every 24th District PTA Association meeting from now through March will be entered in the scholarship drawing.  This is worth approximately $1000, so be sure you have a representative there!
  • We have membership envelopes and cards!  If you are in need of either or both, contact or and let us know what you need.
Finally, the 24th District PTA Board would like to know how we can serve you and your members better.  We are all volunteers and parents, just like you, and we are here to help you make your PTA as successful as possible.  So please take a very short survey ( and let us know what you need and want so that together we can continue our amazing work for the children of San Luis Obispo County.
Thank you for all you do!
Melinda Kirkland, President

Convention 2015


We are ready for State Convention!!


Our past President Patty!

Student orientation

Student Orientation


Synthetic Marijuana Resolution presentation. Tiffany did an awesome job!

Welcome to another great year!

Welcome to all new and returning PTA members and officers!  I hope that you are all having a great summer and preparing for a fantastic start to the school year in August!

The 24th District PTA has already been hard at work doing what we can to help you all be successful during the coming year.  We have a new board in place and you can find all of our contact information on our “Board Directory” page.  Our “Unit Resources” page has also been updated with current versions of the forms you need and use frequently.  Please check back here often, as we will continue to update and add useful information throughout the year.

If you need any assistance, or have questions or concerns related to PTA, our board members are here to help you – even during summer “vacation”!  We look forward to working with you in the coming year!

Melinda Kirkland, President
24th District PTA