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.

President
Jen Daskal
Executive Vice President
Jesse Antin
VP of Enrichment Programs
Ellen Cavanagh
VP of Communications
Rodney Jackson
VP of Fundraising
Hima Chintalapati
Recording Secretary
David Anderson
Treasurer
Zach Chan
Financial Secretary
Michael Alexander
Auditor
Amy Ferraris
Historian
Sharon Dovas
Parliamentarian (Appointed)
Andrea Kneeland

Principal and Teacher Representatives

Principal
Jessica Cannon
Teacher Representatives
TBD

Standing Committees

After School Program
Janet Clark
Tiffany Margulici

Annual Fund & Membership
Greg Kato
Andy Singer
Meera Chary

Art
Tamara Nakhjavani

Auction
OPEN
OPEN

Community Service & Engagement
Cyndy Blair

Equity and Inclusion
Courtney Jones

Garden
Roxanne Azpiroz

Library
Sara Rudder Herring
Bekah Dodd

Music
Bill Miller

Safety/Emergency Preparedness
Alex Ashton
Rachel Perls

Science
Travis Ritchie

Spanish
Justin Horner

Technology
Danan Sudindranath
Noah Treuhaft

Volunteer
Shaudi Bazzaz
Erica Taylor

Other Leadership Positions

Broadcast
Alyssa Wodtke
Elizabeth Hart

Carnival
Jill Nash
Julie Fallon
Lara Coffin

Chabot Cares
Celia Bermeo

Corporate Match
Shirin Belur
Lina Sheth

Dads’ Club
Drew McGowan
Tod Alsman
Tom Frank

Drop Off Zone
David Beiser

Free Money for Chabot
Tiffany Chan

Kids’ Night Out
Sarah Berelowitz
OPEN
OPEN

Lost and Found
Katie Broughton
Hagi Martensen
Thanh Vu

Oakland A’s Night
Drew McGowan

Read-A-Thon
Andy Singer

Safety Patrol
Miranda Romo

Sponsorship
Tamara Spokane

T-Shirts
Carol Treadwell
Sondre Skatter

Room Parent Coordinator
Meg Horl

Walk-A-Thon
OPEN

Webmaster
Tully Velte

Website Content Editor
Claire Meyler