Alamo Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA

PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. Alamo Elementary’s PTA is part of the California State PTA which is part of the National PTA. The PTA promotes parent involvement in schools.

Please support PTA by being a member! You can Join Alamo's PTA directly on TOTEM, which is the California State PTA’s online membership system which makes joining and renewing PTA membership easier for parents, families and community members. There’s also a link to print out a hard copy of the membership form at the bottom of this web page or PTA membership envelopes in the school office. Please contact PTAMembership@friendsofalamo.org if you have any questions.

PTA meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm in the School Library, unless otherwise noted on the PTA calendar.

Alamo PTA 2020-2021 Officers:

  • President: Rachel Gee, PTA@friendsofalamo.org

  • Executive Vice President: Carley Rencher Chen, VP@friendsofalamo.org

  • Treasurer:  Carlos Poza, Treasurer@friendsofalamo.org
    Financial Secretary: Brian Lombardo

  • Secretary: Danielle Willms, PTASecretary@friendsofalamo.org

  • VP of Fundraising: David Wong, PTAFundraising@friendsofalamo.org

  • VP of Communications: Open, Communication@friendsofalamo.org

  • VP or Community Affairs: Eva Holman, CommunityAffairs@friendsofalamo.org

  • VP of Membership:  Allison Poon, PTAMembership@friendsofalamo.org

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Jen Poza, Volunteer@friendsofalamo.org

  • Auditor: Ron Rittinger

Official PTA Election Protocol from www.capta.org

If you're interested in serving on the Board you can find more information about Executive Board Role Responsibilities

Alamo PTA Parent Teacher Association Tax ID #94-2605294

The PTA provides support in the following areas:

Communication
  • Parent Handbook
  • Electronic/Paper Monthly Newsletter “Alamo Matters” with translation
  • Bulletin Boards (PTA, Volunteer, Enrichment, Banners)
  • Electronic Gator Weekly/Wednesday envelopes
  • Website Management
  • Email group
Community Building
  • First Day of School Welcome Back Coffee
  • Annual Halloween Carnival
  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Science Fair
  • Talent Show & Grandparents Day
  • Coffee & Conversation
Fundraising
  • Annual Spell-a-thon
  • Shop-To-Earn Programs (passive fundraising)
  • PTA Store and 5th Grade Ice Cream Sales
  • Individual Donations and Corporate Matching
School Beautification
  • Repaired tiles under play structure and replaced slide
  • Acoustical panels in auditorium and sound system
  • Installed ceramic tiled trash cans
  • Consulted on the Green Schoolyard Project
Classroom Support
  • Teacher stipends and grade-wide allotments
  • Field trip funds and classroom donations
Enrichment Support
  • New Library Books and Garden Materials
  • Science Materials Manager/FOSS Kit Maintenance
  • Staff Professional Growth and Development
  • Performing Arts Assemblies
Parent Resources
  • Childcare for Back-To-School Night
  • Room Parent Guidance
  • Educational Discussion Topics at PTA meetings