Ponderosa Elementary PTA

Welcome to Ponderosa Elementary PTA!

Find all the information about who we are, what we do, and why you should be involved!

Habit Burger Fundraiser

This Thursday 9/29/22 10:30am-10:30pm!

The Habit Burger Grill will DONATE 20% OF SALES from this event to benefit Ponderosa Elementary PTA. Let the cashier know upon ordering!

Habit Burger Daly City at 305 Gellert Blvd, Ste A

Thank you for your support!

Here's how:

First class to reach 100% PTA Membership by October 31, 2022 wins a PIZZA PARTY!

Just $15 per member. Cash or check payable to Ponderosa PTA or click here to join.

Ponderosa PTA Seeking Parliamentarian Nominations and VOLUNTEER CHAIR for 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

We are still accepting nominations for Parliamentarian position and seeking a Volunteer Chair for the 2022-2023 School Year. If interested or if you have any questions, please contact us. Below are descriptions of the roles:

Parliamentarian: Appointed by PTA President - NOT an elected position

Attend all PTA general meetings and all the PTA board meetings

Ensure all present at meetings act within Bylaws, and within some approximation of parliamentary procedure (Robert's Rules).

Bylaws: Chair the Bylaws Committee and review bylaws and standing rules annually. Formal adoption of new bylaws is an every-other-year thing.

Nominating Committee: Manage/oversee the Nominating Committee Process. Once the Parliamentarian forms the committee, s/he remains available to assist them at their request. However, the Parliamentarian meets with the committee only if she has been elected to the committee.

Volunteer Chair: position (not Board officer but is still a crucial part of running our PTA!) is open, depending on COVID protocols for 2022-2023

  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment for all PTA events.

  • Maintains database of volunteers and provides these to board members and chairs as needed

THANK YOU FOr A successful Fall Fundraiser!

For those who have sold at least 3 Charleston Wrap items—Remember to turn in the drawing coupon at the office and get your RollerBotz toy. Also, each entry is a chance to win the giant plush Googly! Thank you for your support!

Thank you for an amazing 2021-2022 school year!

The Ponderosa Elementary School PTA Board would like to thank our Panther Community for another amazing year! Your support made all the difference, so here is a little retrospective of how you supported and what we were able to accomplish in the 2021-2022 school year to our Students and Teachers:

We started the school year with 108 PTA memberships and we finish the school year with 147 PTA memberships. Thank you!

PTA Meetings

PTA Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month except December and February at 7:00pm. We are holding virtual meetings until further notice. Our next General Membership meeting will be on Thursday 10/20 at 7:00pm. Meeting agenda and Zoom link to come.

2022-2023 PTA Board Officers:

Cinthya Costakis

Vice President
Nicole Longa

Cindy Ko

Matt Sanford

Open Nomination

Jackie Chin

Heather Hefner

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Ponderosa Panther

Ponderosa Panther Creed

(These are our School Rules that the kids recite each morning.)

Be Kind”

“Be Safe”

“Respect People and Property”

“Do your very best at all times”


Research has shown that a major factor attributing to student success is parental involvement. Sometimes it is hard to believe that your children actually want you to be involved when they try to convince you otherwise. So, what can you do? Get involved! One way is simply by joining the PTA. You decide how much more involved you want to be after that.

Join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Who should join: Parents, teachers and community members are encouraged to join.

What we do: The PTA is a child advocacy association that brings a closer relationship with home and school so that you and your child’s teachers may cooperate together in your child’s education.

Why: Support the PTA, and you support your child, teachers and school community.

How: Membership is $15. Click here to join electronically. You can also drop off your check in the office during office hours.

When: PTA Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month except December and February at 7pm. Currently they will be virtual. When in person meet ups can happen again, we meet in the Multi Purpose Room (Cafeteria). You don't have to attend the meetings just because you are a member, But we LOVE seeing parents at the meetings! Kids are welcome!