PTA Jargon

What Do All Those Acronyms Mean?

LBEF – (Long Beach Education Foundation) A non-profit, volunteer-driven foundation which helps with grants and other key assistance to our Long Beach Schools, raising funds through employee and community contributions.

LBUSD – The Long Beach Unified School District.

PTA – The National, State and local Parent Teacher Association is an active group of members who raise money to advocate for, fund, build and maintain projects to benefit our children. Becoming a member does not obligate you to help, however, it does allow you to vote on important school matters!

FAT – The Fit-A-Thon is Patrick Henry PTA’s largest school-wide fundraiser which usually takes place in March. Students Students solicit pledges from friends and family to win prizes. All students participate in a day of fun athletic games.