Sacramento Safari

Sacramento Safari is an educational and advocacy-training trip to Sacramento. Through scheduled visits to the Legislature and representatives, Sacramento Safari is an excellent opportunity to be informed about what is going on in the State of California concerning education, to learn how to advocate effectively for the students of California, and to meet with State representatives to discuss issues important to you.

Please visit the Sacramento Safari website at pta33rdsacsafari.com. This site was designed to provide you with as much information as possible, including forms and frequently asked questions, and to give you and your representatives a platform to ask questions and interact with other attendees as we prepare for the trip. The password for protected portions of the site will be shared with attendees at our first orientation meeting on February 2, 2020.  

Important Dates

  • December 4, 2019: Application forms and check(s) payable to "Torrance Council of PTAs" due to council. (Unit presidents: please contact TCPTA to arrange for drop-off of completed applications and payment)

  • February 2, 2020 (location & time TBD): Mandatory orientation meetings for student delegates, adult delegates, and chaperones.  February 25-27, 2020: Travel dates to Sacramento

Who Should Attend?

Sacramento Safari is open to all PTA members in the Thirty-Third District PTA area. We welcome all PTA members to join us in this unique opportunity to learn about PTA advocacy. While adult delegates are welcome to attend, the program is primarily geared towards high school student delegates.  

 

Thirty-Third District requires a 4:1 student-to-chaperone ratio. Torrance Council of PTAs will designate two chaperones to accompany our Torrance student delegates.

Prior to Announcing Your Student Delegate(s)

Before announcing your student delegate(s), please check with your principal that they are confident the student(s) is/are of good character and will be excellent representative(s) of your school, Torrance Unified School District, and the City of Torrance.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of Sacramento Safari is $700 per person, and that includes air travel, bus travel in Sacramento, meals, and lodging. There will be NO REFUNDS, but we may accept substitutions. 

NOTE: Torrance Council of PTAs will pay for one student delegate from each of the four high schools – North, South, Torrance, & West – as well as two designated chaperones. Units requesting that a second student delegate attend must receive permission from Thirty-Third District PTA and submit payment of $700 (payable to "Torrance Council of PTAs") for the second delegate. 

Important Documents:

  • Student Delegate Application: Each application must be accompanied by a copy of the student's PTA membership card

  • Adult Delegate Application: Each application must be accompanied by a copy of the adult's PTA membership card

  • Thirty-Third District PTA Sac Safari Information Sheet: This sheet is for unit presidents' reference

All forms can be found here on the Sacramento Safari website.

NOTE: Application forms and documents are from Thirty-Third District PTA and reflect their due date of December 11, 2019. However, Torrance Council of PTAs requests that our units submit applications and checks payable to "Torrance Council of PTAs" by December 4, 2019, to TCPTA, so that we have time to process and forward the documents to Thirty-Third District PTA.

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