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! 

Parent/Teacher Conference Week Lunch Donation

Parent/Teacher Conference Week will run from October 2nd to 6th. Teachers and Staff have been working extremely hard this school year providing our children a safe and healthy learning environment. We would like to show our gratitude by providing pre-packaged grab-and-go meal options to our 50 staff members. Please drop them off at the office by 9:00am of the day you sign up for. Any questions, please contact Claudia Barba at 650-271-2527 or contact us for any questions.

Charleston Wrap fundraiser Is Happening Now!

Our fundraising goal is $10,000. With over 2,500 gift ideas there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list! 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! 

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.

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 9/21 at 7:00pm.

In this meeting, you'll learn more about the PTA, exciting upcoming events, and to hear from Mrs. Erskine as well as the 2nd grade teachers.

2023-2024 PTA Board Officers:

Nicole Longa

Vice President
Matt Sanford

Cindy Ko

Margarita Chenoweth

Shana Karashima

Jackie Chin

Heather Hefner

Find Us On Facebook!

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! 

Giants Tickets for $10!

$5 from each ticket sale will be donated to Ponderosa PTA.

Monday-Thursday games in August and September (excludes Dodgers games). View Reserve and Bleacher seats.

For April to July, we have sold 106 tickets and raised $530.00. Thank you for your support and enjoy the ballgame!

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased through this offers are not available to ticket brokers or ticket resellers. Tickets may not be resold or otherwise distributed to individuals not personally associated with the ticket purchaser. Tickets purchased in violation of this policy will be revoked without refund.

Oakland A's Tickets up to 50% off all season long!

$5 from each ticket sale will be donated to Ponderosa PTA.


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 September 21st at 7pm. Click here for meeting information.

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”