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! 

Spread Some Holiday Cheer on December 19th

Let's spread some Holiday cheer by treating our wonderful Teachers and Staff who had worked so hard the first half of the school year! To contribute, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A4A72DA1FAC70-46587723-teacher#/

What an October!

Thank you, Panther Community, for your continued support!

The Book Fair, Ponderosa Carnival, and Pumpkin Decorating Contest were huge success! And we have pictures to share! 

We would like to thank our Ponderosa Carnival sponsors: Jefferson Freire, Chalk Granny, Pizzelle de North Beach, Royal Pin Donuts, ProColor Collision, Zonic Design & Imaging, Costco Wholesale, Target, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation, and Amazon Wishlist Donors. 

Also, congratulations to our Top 5 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners: Royal Yee (TK), Ava Ramirez (2nd Grade); Lucius Principe (3rd Grade); Chloe Lau (3rd Grade), and Tessa Chun (4th Grade)

You can still shop at Charleston Wrap!

Our fundraising goal was $10,000, and our combined profit is $7,382.50. You may still shop till 12/4. With over 2,500 gift ideas there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list! 40% of your purchase will be donated to Ponderosa PTA (30% of personalized items). Be sure to register for our fundraiser online today at www.registercw.com and enter organization ID 16502! Once you register, you’ll be able to send email & TEXT invitations to your friends & family. Sharing our fundraiser will help us reach our goal. Will you register today and help us kick-off our fundraiser? Please start sharing our fundraiser to help us reach our goal. Sharing is caring! 

PTA Meetings

PTA Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month except December and March at 7:00pm. We are holding virtual meetings until further notice. Our first General Membership meeting of the school year will be on Thursday 1/18/24 at 7:00pm.

2023-2024 PTA Board Officers:

Nicole Longa

Vice President
Matt Sanford

Cindy Ko

Margarita Chenoweth

Shana Karashima

Jackie Chin

Heather Hefner

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Become a Volunteer!

Let us know if you can share a little bit of your time and talent. 

If you are interested in volunteering on any way, please fill this form. We are always looking for helpers. As we are all moving through the school year, we need parents of all grades to help keep the PTA active and involved.

All volunteers must complete the volunteer application process. Please contact the school office for more information and/or to make sure your volunteer status is up to date.

Ponderosa art with students

The PAWS lead will organize the parent led art program. You don't need to be an artist to do this. Just a good attitude and organization skills! 


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! Our next meeting is November 16th at 7pm.

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”