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! 

Baskin-Robbins Fundraiser

Thank you for participating in our Restaurant Takeover at Baskin-Robbins in San Bruno on March 18th-26th! Together, we raised $112.00!

Thank you for your continued support!

Bj's Restaurant Fundraiser

Thank you for participating in our Restaurant Takeover at BJ's Restaurant in San Bruno on March 1st! Together, we raised $173.85!

Thank you for your continued support!

Thank you, Chalk Granny!

We thank Mary Kay Mitchell, the Chalk Granny, who donated her chalk art to our school for the Jog-A-Thon and Book Fair! She is an inspiration! Check out her website at www.chalkgranny.com. She is also a grandparent of a Ponderosa student!

Thank you, Panther Families!

Thank you, Panther Families, who have generously donated meals to treat our wonderful Teachers and Staff who have muscled through a busy week of Parent/Teacher Conference! Also, we thank Natalie Long, our Hospitality Chair, who had laid out a beautiful spread each morning for our Teachers. Your continued support is appreciated!

The Book Fair was a success!

Thanks to everyone who have visited and purchased from our Book Fair! So far, we’ve counted over $10,000 in sales!  This means over $5,000 (50% of sales) will be spent on our Teachers’ and School Library! Happy reading!

Ponderosa's 11th ANnual

Ponderosa's 11th Annual Winter Carnival success! The PTA would like to thank our community for making this event possible! Special thanks to Mrs. Erskine, teachers, and staff for the support…the GENEROUS families who have donated from our Amazon Wishlist, brought baked goods for the Cake Walk, and donated toys in the toy bin…hardworking volunteers and families who loaned their tents…Jefferson Freire for an amazing performance…Booth Sponsors Blue Line Transfer Inc., Smart and Final Charitable Foundation,  Royal Pin Donuts, Massoni Family, Paul and Julie Formosa, Ko Family, and SF Hole in the Wall Pizza on 1825 Irving Street.  Here are some pictures and videos, just in case you missed it. We appreciate each and every one of our Panther Community! 

Congrats and Thanks to Ms. Teani's Class!

Ms. Teani's class enjoyed their PIZZA PARTY on Wednesday, November 9th—Sponsored by Domino's South San Francisco.

THANKS to everyone who has joined and/or renewed their Ponderosa PTA membership this school year. Also SPECIAL THANKS to Mrs. Erskine, Teachers, and Staff for your help.

We accept memberships all year long. Joining the PTA is a small gesture but carries great significance. It does not obligate you to go to the meetings nor does it obligate you to volunteer for any of our functions. It simply makes a commitment to your school and to your child’s future.

PTA supports many of the activities that our children enjoy and benefit from each day at school: community events, assemblies, learning materials, field trips and field trip transportation that create lifelong memories of being a Ponderosa Panther!

Won’t you join us in supporting our students?

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

Domino's South San Francisco is located at 1158 Mission Rd. (650) 875-9440

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 March at 7:00pm. We are holding virtual meetings until further notice. Our next General Membership meeting will be on Thursday 4/20 at 7:00pm.

2022-2023 PTA Board Officers:

Cinthya Costakis

Vice President
Nicole Longa

Cindy Ko

Matt Sanford

Shana Karashima

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! Our next meeting is February 23rd at 7pm. Meeting link and agenda to come.