Parent Teacher Association
What does the PTA Do?
The Parent Teacher Association, founded in 1897, believes that the education of children is a shared responsibility of the home and the school. PTA works to benefit children and to support parents.
And the Marengo PTA?
Here are the major events/programs at Marengo that parents organize and are paid for by the PTA.
We hope you'll join our PTA team!
At Marengo, your $6 membership dues ensure your right to vote at Marengo PTA meetings, defray the costs of the materials you receive, and support your child's education. When you join Marengo PTA, you also become a member of District 1 PTA, your CA State PTA, and the National PTA - all working together to ensure that every child has an opportunity to learn and to be successful in school and in life.
Major Events & Programs
Cultural Arts Assemblies
Donation to SPUSD
Fifth Grade Promotion
Open House Picnic
Room Parent/Volunteer Coordination
All City Track Meet
Welcome Back Fall Picnic
Kindergarten Summer Play date
New Parent Welcome Coffee
Snacks (during testing)
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Teacher Appreciation Week
Walk to school days
Book Fair - Fall and Spring
Gift Wrap Sale
Red Ribbon Week
Lost & Found
Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Supplies
Marengo Committee Chairs 2007-2008 Each Marengo PTA Program has a chairman (or two or three) that you can contact for more information or to volunteer.
All City Track Meet: Kate Gibson, Hailyn Chen, Marianne Samson
Art Explorers: Hope Perello
Art Happenings: Liz Daley, Katya Shaposhnik
Backpack Mail: Kate Gibson
Book Fair: Ann Foster, Helene Tripodis, Cindy Wright
Career Night: Margaret Finnegan
Community Service: Majorie Crowley
Cultural Arts: Andrea Carless, Catharine Gibson
Directory: Viviane Hebel
Display Cases: Tracy Macrum
Disaster Preparedness: Cindy Wright
Fall Family Luau: Helene Tripodis
Family Nights: Lisa Joko-Gleeson
Fifth Grade Promotion: Tracy Macrum, Juliet Amenta, Gail Denham,
Fun Fair: Florence Bush
Holiday Workshop: Melissa Meza, Linda Park
Honorary Service: Alexandria Levitt
Hospitality: Colleen Ellison, Camille Fagenson
Jog-a-thon: Kate Gibson, Colleen Ellison
Kindergarten Summer Playdate: Ruby Kalra, Tracy Macrum
Language Liasions: Cantonese: Celcilia Wong
Mandarin: Pei-Ju Chen
Japanese: Mika Nakagawa
Korean: Mi-Sug Kim
Spanish: Gigi Longoria
Library Liaison: Lindy Yuen
Lost and Found: Susan Ueki
Marquee: Petra Goodman
Membership: Karen Weinstock
Open House Picnic: Patty Lyons
Paw Print: Sherry Hodge
Physical Education: Michelle Speers, Juliette Kurth
Posters: Petra Goodman
Recess Equipment: Susan Ueki-Gilmartin
Red Ribbon Week: Robin Zableckis, Midori Taylor
Reflections: Christine Chen
Room Parent Coordinator: Julie Giulioni, Liz Price
Science Fair: Michele Kipke, Susan Turner-Lowe
Site Beautification: Lucie Galvin
Snacks during Testing: Lindy Yuen
Talent Show: Sherry Hodge, John Mann, Jeff Robeff
Teacher Appreciation Luncheons: Ruby Kalra, Lynn Kan
Teacher Appreciation Week: Laurie Amaya, Ana Abundo
Walk to School Days: Beth Snowden-Ifft
Wish Night Coordinator: Kelle Lopez
2007-2008 Meetings and Speakers
Please consider coming to a meeting this year. Every meeting features an update from our principal, Mrs. Betsy Hamilton. It is also a great opportunity to hear what’s happening at the school.
Sometimes we have speakers. Childcare is always available at our Night Meetings (children 4 years and over) and our morning meetings have a place in the back where children can quietly play.
Not to mention the delicious snacks and coffee that we provide. Hope to see you there!
Meeting Dates and Times...
October 3rd 7:00 pm
November 7th 8:20 am
December – no meeting
January 9th 7:00 pm
February 7th 8:20 am – Selection of Nominating Committee
March 5th 7:00 pm
April 9th 8:20 am
May 7th 7:00 pm
June 4th 8:20 am – Last meeting of the year!
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