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First Avenue PTSA & Music Club  


301 S. First Avenue

 Arcadia, California 91006







Welcome to First Avenue's PTSA Wiki Website.



Welcome to First Avenue PTSA,


My name is Michael Tom and I am your newly elected First Avenue Middle School (FAMS) PTSA President for this year.  The previous President abruptly moved out of state.  This is my eighth year being involved with PTSA here at FA.  I have two daughters’ who graduated from FA and one in sixth grade.  For parents new to FA, you and your child are in for a great and educational experience that will prepare your child for Arcadia High School.  The teachers, principal, assistant principal and staff here at FA are the greatest and best among all the middle school in Arcadia (based on my personal experience).


The PTSA theme for this year is “Inspiring Life-Long Learners as Tomorrow’s Leaders!”  It is our goal to teach our children to strive to be tomorrow’s leader and to “Play Hard, Play Fair” which is the school motto at FA.


The PTSA sponsors and supports so many school programs throughout the year and we need lots of volunteers.  If you can bake cookies, buy sandwich, cook a favorite dish, then the Hospitality Committee is for you.  If you can stack and organize books, run a cash register, then the Book Fair Committee or volunteering in the Library, is for you.  If you enjoy loud music and want to serve snacks and drinks, then the School Dance Committee is for you.  As you can see, it doesn’t take much to volunteer for the PTSA.  If you would like to volunteer, please drop us an email to mail.faptsa@gmail.com and it will be forwarded to the appropriate committee chairperson.


October is PTSA Membership month.  If you have not already joined, I highly encourage you and your family to join the PTSA now.  Membership is only $6.50 and it gives you a VOICE in Sacramento and Congress.  Our goal this year and every year is to exceed 100% membership.  We have accomplished this goal at least the past seven years I have been here at FA.  Membership forms are available in the front office bulletin board. 


PTSA Association meetings are held four times a year as follows: Wednesday’s, October 7th, December 2nd, March 2nd, and May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.  The goal of PTSA is to sponsor an informative and exciting program along with our PTSA business meeting.  Please also come and hear Principal Tom Bruce, Assistant Principal Semeen Issa and a Teacher’s Representative, speak about the school curriculum and the various activities going on at FA.


Thank you so much to my PTSA Executive Board and Committee Chairpersons (especially those stepped up and filled all the vacant positions) for their volunteerism, dedication and commitment to the PTSA, without which, I couldn’t do my job as the PTSA President.  Should anyone ever have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at president.faptsa@gmail.com.


Michael Tom, President

First Avenue Middle School PTSA





Go to Music Club link for more videos of the First Avenue Music program


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  • Music Club (Minutes/Calendar/Help Needed)  








  • Smoke Signals  (for our Eighth Graders to help them with their transition to student life, events, and activities of Arcadia High School.)


 (click logo for AEF)



FA PTSA Gratefully Thanks our Volunteers for their time for our children!  RECORD Your Hours HERE 


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