Join the PTA

Become a PTA Member

We invite you to join our school community by becoming a PTA member. Anyone can join, regardless of if your child attends JA Vargas; all you need is an interest in supporting our school community.

An annual membership costs $10 and runs from July 1- June 30.

How to join:

  • Sign up through TOTEM, our online membership portal. Please note: TOTEM assesses a $1 service charge.

  • OR Download and fill out a Membership Form, and turn it in along with fees (cash or check) to the school office. Make checks payable to "Jose Antonio Vargas PTA".

Member sponsorships are available for those with financial need; contact Beatriz Claas or Principal Taylor for more info.

For more information about PTA membership, contact

Why Join the PTA?

Be A Role Model

Your involvement shows your child the importance you place on education

Make Connections

Get to know teachers, staff, and parents, and build a positive, caring atmosphere

Stay Informed

Find out what's happening at your school

Make Your Voice Heard

Help shape and plan school programs

Additional Benefits

By joining the JA Vargas PTA, you become eligible for member perks from our parent organizations, the state and national PTAs.

California State PTA - Member Perks

California State PTA (CAPTA)

CAPTA member perks include:

  • Farm Fresh To You: 20% off purchases

  • Cheddar Up: 30% off premium features

  • Aquarium of the Pacific: discounted tickets

National PTA - Member Perks

National PTA

National PTA member perks include:

  • Dell: access the Education Program for discounted pricing

  • Hertz: up to 20% off

  • Lenovo: up to 30% off