Parent Teacher Association

Join the Fairmount Elementary PTA

Joining the Fairmount Elementary PTA only costs $5 per person per year. With PTA membership, you get the following:

  • PTA Membership Card that opens up special deals and discounts (more details to come after you join)
  • Share your opinion by voting on issues brought to the PTA
  • Stay informed by receiving the minutes for each meeting
  • Become part of the wider California community PTA Chapter

To join, you can do one of the following:

  • Find one of the PTA Officers. They can help.
  • Send an email to the PTA Board:
  • Signup online using the button below:

If you’re still not sure, check out the sections below to learn about what the PTA does for the Fairmount community.

Make Your Voice Heard

The Fairmount PTA raises and spends close to $100,000 on programs for our children, teachers, and parents including art, science, gardening, supplies for classrooms, community events, and enrichment activities. Be a part of the decision making process. Our meetings, held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, are open to everyone, but you must be a member to vote. Members are not required to come to meetings, but we’d love to see you there. Both English and Spanish speakers are accommodated at every meeting. Check out our Calendar to see when the next meeting is. 

Get Involved

Many families volunteer at school and participate in PTA fundraisers without becoming official members of the PTA. However, the PTA does much of the organizing of volunteers on campus, including establishing room parents and supporting events like Baile Familiar, Winter Celebration, Una Noche, and Fiestaval. We look to our membership for help and guidance in these endeavors. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to volunteer, joining the PTA can help you stay involved and connected to what is happening at your child’s school.

Advocate for Children

The PTA is a national organization that advocates on behalf of children’s health and education in San Francisco, Sacramento and Washington DC. By joining the PTA you add your voice to that of millions of other parents. Your annual dues will be used by the district, state and national PTA organizations to provide support to local PTAs, community programs aimed at improving children’s well-being, and legislative representation and advocacy. The PTA is a democratic institution and any member can attend and vote in the state and national PTA conventions. For more information about the PTA and member benefits, go to

PTA Officers for 2018-2019

  • President:  Cindy Lopez-Chastain
  • Secretary:  Jen Naegele
  • Treasurer:  Melissa Goldberg
  • Financial Secretary:  Jana Pastorkova
  • Auditor:  Jill Santandreu
  • Historian:  Maritza Refuerzo
  • Parliamentarian:  Helena Carmena Young
  • Membership Co-Chairs:  Claudia Leon & Luis Tamayo
  • Fundraising Chair: Jen Schwartz
  • Communications Chair:  Matt Hill
  • Community Co-Chairs:  Jen Cornejo & Virginia Jaramillo

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