Association of Parents, Teachers, and Counselors
On January 8, 1950, a group of enthusiastic parents gathered together and discussed about forming a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Before long, the minutes of the very first meeting was written in a longhand notebook,

“Upon being informed that it is inadvisable to call ourselves a Parent-Teacher Association, it was moved by Mrs. Sterling, seconded, was carried unanimously that the name of the association be amended to “The Association of Parents, Teachers, and Counselors of the California School for the Deaf.”

Mission and Purpose:
To promote the physical, emotional, educational, social and recreational welfare of Deaf students at California School for the Deaf, Fremont, in their homes, school and communities.
To provide constructive support of the educational and social efforts of California School for the Deaf, Fremont in the behalf of its students.
To provide information, affiliation and support to parents and families of Deaf children in securing for their child the opportunity for free, appropriate public education (FAPE).
To provide support, aid and cooperation to organizations and individuals working for the benefit of Deaf persons in the state of California, to extent that their aims and actions are in conflict neither with the by-laws of the Association nor expressed intent of the membership.
To provide advice & counsel to parents, staff and concerned individuals regarding general factors and situations which impact the welfare of Deaf students at California School for the Deaf, Fremont.
To provide financial support of needed programs and services for there welfare of Deaf students at California School for the Deaf, Fremont and their families.