About the PTA
The Jose Antonio Vargas PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a non-profit organization funded entirely by the community that helps support many activities and programs at Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School. In the first year of the brand new PTA, we were able to fund field trips, teacher reimbursements for classroom enrichment items, chairs for the MUR, playground equipment, and classroom subscriptions. For the 2020-21 school year, the PTA plans to partner with the school administration to support the after school enrichment program for students in grades 3 through 5. In the future, we hope to expand this after school program. In addition to providing funds for these advantageous programs for our students, the PTA also works to build the community. As part of the nationwide and California statewide PTA organization, the PTA also advocates for our kids at the government level, so they can enjoy things like hot lunches, and hearing and vision testing at school.
Thanks to Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary's wonderful community of students, parents, teachers, staff and neighbors, we raise all the funds needed for our programs through our Membership and Fund Drive, Corporate Match, Read-A-Thon, Book Fairs, and rewards programs such as the Amazon Smile program.
For additional membership information, visit our Membership page.
The JA Vargas PTA Executive Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month. Executive Board meetings are open to board members and invited guests.
JA Vargas PTA Association Meetings are held five times per year, in August, October, January, March, and May. Association Meetings are open to anyone, but only PTA members who joined at least 30 days before the meeting may make motions, participate in debate, and vote. For the 2020-21 school year, the schedule of Association Meetings is as follows:
Wednesday, January 27th - Time TBD
Wednesday, March 24th - Time TBD
Wednesday, May 26th - Time TBD
*For the time being, meetings will be held via Zoom until in person meetings are allowed to resume.*
Our budget priorities reflect our goals for the year. All expenditures are discussed and voted on at our Association Meetings. The next budget will be reviewed and voted on at our first Association Meeting. Our budget is reviewed monthly and updated mid-year at the Association Meeting or as needed.
Here are various PTA forms that families may need.
Volunteer Hours reporting form (online only)
Check Request and Reimbursement Form:
Deposit Form for PTA events: