The Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a non-profit membership and advocacy organization made up of everyone that wants to improve the education and welfare of children, support school staff, and build the Jose Antonio Vargas Community.

We invite you to join our community and add your strength to ours through membership to the PTA. Although it's called the Parent Teacher Association, anyone can join, even if you don't have kids. All you need is the belief in providing advocacy and education for all kids. Consider adding a donation to help us fund enrichment programs, activities, and field trips for every student. Every dollar helps, and you might be able to double the power of your donation by checking with your company's Human Resources regarding corporate matching.

Sponsorships are available for those with financial need (contact Beatriz Claas or Principal Taylor).

Totem is our online membership portal. Please go to this link to join electonically:

If you prefer, you can download and fill out our Membership Form (English | Spanish) and hand it in at the office.

For more information about the PTA, contact Shannon Lundin, or Jinny Suh,


The Jose Antonio Vargas PTA will work hard to provide student enrichment, events for our community, support teacher in the classroom, and provide staff appreciation. This is only possible with the financial and volunteer support our community provides.

The donations can be added to your Membership online through Totem.

You can also visit the JA Vargas Store and add a donation through that site as well!

All donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax ID # (also known as our EIN) 90-1257353

Please check with your employer for corporate matching. You could double the power of your donation.

Corporate Matching

Many companies will match the donations of their employees to non-profits such as the J A Vargas PTA. This is a great way to double, sometimes even triple the amount you've donated. Below is a partial list of companies that usually match their employees' donations.

Please contact your Human Resources department and ask them about what their current matching program is. You usually have to fill out a form on your company's web site or request the form from your HR department contact. Please ensure that the PTA gets a copy of your form, either as a paper form you drop off at the office or in an email to

Jose Antonio Vargas Federal Tax ID is # 90-1257353

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Amazon Smile!

Shop through the school's Amazon portal and earn money for Vargas! This link will take you to our Amazon Smile page, which functions like the normal Amazon site, but Amazon donates a percentage to Vargas for every purchase you make: