Chabot PTA

The Chabot PTA is a local unit of the California State PTA, which is in turn a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, also known as the National PTA. The Chabot PTA works in partnership with OUSD teachers and administrators to support the school’s educational goals through fundraising and volunteerism. The association is structured according to the Chabot PTA Bylaws which define procedures for the election of PTA officers, the establishment of PTA committees, member voting rights, and budgeting and spending.

All parents and guardians of children attending Chabot are encouraged to join the PTA at an annual cost of $10 per person, and to attend the open meetings held during the school year.

What the PTA Funds

The Chabot PTA budget for the 2018-2019 school year supports over $500,000 of vital programs at the school. The primary fundraisers to support this goal are (1) the fall Annual Fund drive, and (2) the spring Auction. Our Annual Fund drive is separate from PTA membership, and we encourage all families to contribute what they are able to the Annual Fund. Your donations are used to help the school provide:

  • Music, art, science and library for every Chabot student.
  • Daily Spanish instruction for all Kindergarteners.
  • Technology instruction in our Media Lab for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
  • Programs that help reduce the achievement gap, such as iReady, Saturday School, and Homework Club.
  • Some upgrades to the school site including equipment for the new Science lab, as well as Art and Music supplies.
  • Community-building events, including First Friday coffees, the Fall Carnival, Diversity Desserts, and Purple & Gold Day.
PTA Officers
  • President
  • Courtney Jones
  • Executive Vice President
  • Jesse Antin
  • VP of Enrichment Programs
  • Amy Ferraris
  • VP of Communications
  • Lisa Buccino
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Andy Singer
  • Secretary
  • Stephanie Kaple
  • Treasurer
  • Michelle Blakeley
  • Financial Secretary
  • Jennifer Daskal
  • Auditor
  • Amy Hood
  • Historian
  • Sharon Dovas
  • Parliamentarian
  • Andrea Kneeland
Fundraising Committee Chairs

  • Annual Fund
  • Meghan Horl
  • Greg Kato
  • Auction
  • Laurel Trotter
  • Michelle Wong
  • Carnival
  • Gillian Nash
  • Tiffany Margulici

  • Corporate Match Chair
  • Shirin Belur
  • Lina Sheth
  • Sponsorship
  • Heta Dave
  • Hima Chintalapati
  • Free Money
  • Ashley Burke

  • T-Shirts
  • Amy Alsman
  • Laura McGowan
  • Carol Treadwell
  • Kid’s Night Out
  • Clem Bason
  • Sarah Berelowitz
  • Monica Rowden
  • Read-A-Thon
  • Tamara Spokane

Standing Committee Chairs

  • After School Program
  • Janet Clark
  • Prisca Ekkens
  • Art
  • Tamara Nakhjavani
  • Manisha Sudindranath
  • Music
  • Jesse Attix
  • Bill Miller

  • Science
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Tom Hunt
  • Laurel Trotter
  • Technology
  • Eric Hallstein
  • Danan Sudindranath
  • Spanish
  • Justin Horner

  • Library
  • Amy Hayes
  • Garden
  • Vennessa Hasten
  • Ericka Doolittle
  • Katie Hart
  • Room Parent Coordinator
  • Michelle Wong

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Michael Alexander
  • Cara Williams
  • Safety & Emergency Preparedness
  • Ryan Anson
  • Alex Ashton
  • Becca Ashton
  • Rachel Perls
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Lara Coffin
  • Erica Taylor

Principal & Teacher Represenatives

  • Principal
  • Jessica Cannon
  • Teacher Represenatives
  • TBD
  • TBD

Communications & Community

  • Broadcast
  • Alyssa Wodtke
  • Elizabeth Hart
  • Calendar
  • Erica Taylor
  • Chabot Cares
  • Celia Bermeo

  • Dad’s Club
  • Drew McGowan
  • Tod Alsman
  • Tom Frank
  • Directory
  • Lisa Buccino
  • Drop Off Zone
  • David Beiser

  • Lost & Found
  • Katie Broughton
  • Hagi Martensen
  • Thanh Vu
  • Oakland A’s Night
  • Drew McGowan
  • Safety Patrol
  • Miranda Romo

  • Webmaster
  • Tully Velte
  • Website News & Content
  • Claire Meyler