Monthly Newsletter

During the school year, Fourth District PTA puts out monthly talking points and a monthly newsletter called Advocacy Communicator.  Current and past newsletters can be found here.

Fourth District PTA hosts Advocacy Forums

These forums are held through out the school year to discuss current topics in education. 
All PTA members are welcome to attend. Next forum is TBD.
Oct. 28, 2016 Advocacy Forum PowerPoint by Ron Bennett from School Services of California can be found in the Advocacy section of the Forms & Flyers page.


Sacramento Safari 2018

This year's safari will take place on Feb. 26-27, 2018. Click here for more details.
Click here for talking points of last year's trip. A full report of the trip can be found here.


High School Sacramento Trip Information:

IUCPTA organizes a Sacramento trip for IUSD high school juniors and seniors. Each high school's PTSA covers the expenses for the trip for their students.  
This year's trip took place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. For information on the trip:
Click here to watch a short 3 minutes video or read an article from:

  • Northwood High's The Howler here.
  • University High's Sword and Shield here.
  • Woodbridge High's Golden Arrow here.
  • San Joaquin Monthly Journal here.
  • The OC Register(2017) here.

  • The OC Register (2016) here.

Look for information about next year's trip in the fall.

WorldStrides Sacramento and Washington DC trips

The 4th grade Sacramento trip is $475 per person for one day and $665 for two days.
Both are all inclusive and include airfare, motor coach, licensed and background checked guides, hotels (2 day trip) and meals. More information about the Sacramento trip can be found on their website:

The 8th grade Washington DC trip varies in price depending on which options you choose.
More information about the Washington DC trip can be found on their website:

The following schools are doing Washington D.C./East Coast trips. (They usually take place during spring break.):
Jeffrey Trails Middle School (This will be their 4th trip using this company.)
South Lake Middle School
Lakeside Middle School
Alderwood Elementary (will be going after school ends in the summer)
The following are either currently doing or have done science trips:
Turtle Rock Elementary
Bonita Canyon Elementary
Stonegate Elementary
Canyon View Elementary
College Park Elementary
University High used WorldStrides for a trip to the inauguration this January 2017.

Here are links to two articles in the OC Register about their trip:
Questions about any trip can be directed to WorldStrides:
David Leneker – Vice President, CA, Newport Beach Regional Office, Office: (888) 868-6687 Mobile: (949) 943-6485

Congratualtions to Deerfield elementary

***Congratulations to Deerfield Elementary for winning $1000 for their PTA in the May 2017 Ed100 drawing. Learn more about the California education system and for each lesson completed, your PTSA is entered into the Ed100 drawing. Click here to begin!

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