PTA – Parent Teacher Association

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Why Join the PTA?

Make your voice heard.

The Fairmount PTA raises and spends $90,000 on programs for our children, teachers and parents including art, science, gardening, supplies for classrooms, community events, and enrichment activities. Be a part of the decision making process. Our meetings, held on the first Tuesday of the month, are open to everyone, but you must be a member to participate in a formal vote. You will not be required to come to meetings if you become a member, but we would love to see you there. Alternate meetings are held in English and Spanish.

Get involved.

Many families volunteer at school and participate in PTA fundraisers without becoming official members of the PTA. However, the PTA does much of the organizing of volunteers on campus, including establishing room partners and supporting events like Baile Familiar, Winter Celebration, Una Noche Auction and FiestaVal, and we look to our membership for help and guidance in these endeavors. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to volunteer, joining the PTA can help you stay involved and connected to what is happening at your child’s school.

Advocate for children.

The PTA is a national organization that advocates on behalf of children’s health and education in San Francisco, Sacramento and Washington DC. By joining the PTA you add your voice to that of millions of other parents. Your annual dues will be used by the district, state and national PTA organizations to provide support to local PTAs, community programs aimed at improving children’s well-being, and legislative representation and advocacy. The PTA is a democratic institution and any member can attend and vote in the state and national PTA conventions. For more information about the PTA and member benefits, go to

2018-2019 PTA Officers

  • President: Cindy Lopez-Chastain
  • Treasurer: Melissa Goldberg
  • Secretary: Jen Naegele
  • Financial Secretary: Jana Pastorkova
  • Auditor: Jill Santandreu
  • Parliamentarian: Helena Carmena Young
  • Historian:  Maritza Refuerzo
  • Membership Co-Chairs:  Claudia Leon & Luis Tamayo
  • Fundraising Chair: Jen Schwartz
  • Communications Chair: Matt Hill
  • Community Co-Chairs: Jen Cornejo & Virginia Jaramillo

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