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We are guided by the PTA’s …
Mission: “The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging & empowering families & communities to advocate for all children.”
Values: Collaboration, Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Inclusivity, & Integrity
Member Perks Mean Exclusive Value
As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!
Earhart PTA Funds …
- Our PTA funds numerous programs that benefit all of our children! Our PTA funds provided enrichment & field studies, art, music, outdoor improvement, evening social activities, Multi-Cultural Night, teacher services and support, & more …
- Earhart School Art Docent Program runs by parent volunteers, & art lessons for each classroom are provided. Anyone interested in being an art docent can sign up with their child’s teacher. Art supplies are provided by Earhart PTA! It is a rewarding experience for a lifetime! It is amazing to see how students express themselves through art! Enjoy the journey with them as their creativity and imagination go wild!
- Do you feel parenting can be an isolated task? Do you wish you could help your child in more meaningful ways? Please check out our School Smarts Program.
- Go Green! It is important to encourage our students to be environmentally conscious. Together we can implement Earhart School to become the official “Green School” in California! With a little help from our teachers & us, our kids will carry the GREEN values into their adulthood, & improve the world we are living in for a better future. Our PTA funds the annual “Green Festival” in celebration of Earth Day.
Meet the Executive Board:
Jennifer Russo | President
Preferred Name: Jen
Student(s) grade level(s): 1st & 3rd
What you like best about being on PTA: Being able to make a tangible difference in my children’s education and school experience.
Your dream job: Florist
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Road–but only the classic version with almonds & mini marshmallows.
Gemma Barajas | Executive Vice President
Preferred Name: Gemma
Student(s) grade level(s): 2nd
What you like best about being on PTA: I like being able to support my son’s education and connect with other parents.
Your dream job: Professional puzzle solver
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:Pistachio
Jason Klechka | Treasurer
Preferred Name: Jason
Student(s) grade level(s): 1st
What you like best about being on PTA: Supporting the community and our kids to be successful.
Your dream job: author/screenwriter
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Salted Caramel
Erin Reichert | Co-VP Membership
Preferred Name: Erin
Student(s) grade level(s): 2nd
What you like best about being on PTA: Building a strong community for our school.
Your dream job: Podcaster
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ube
Stephanie San Juan | Co-VP Membership
Preferred Name: Stephanie
Student(s) grade level(s): 4th
What you like best about being on PTA: Contributing to the growth of this sharp witted generation.
Your dream job: I would love to be a stand-up comedian, however the only person that finds me humorous is my daughter.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:Tin Roof at Tuckers!
Tiffany McBride | Parliamentarian
Preferred Name: Tiffany
Student(s) grade level(s): 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th
Sara Bauermeister | Recording Secretary
Preferred Name: Sara
Student(s) grade level(s): 5th & 12th
What you like best about being on PTA: Staying connected to and contributing to the Earhart community.
Some activities you enjoy doing with your family: Reading, walking, and playing games
Favorite Sports Team: Argentina’s National Team
Soni Obinger | Historian
Preferred Name: Soni
Student(s) grade level(s): Kindergarten & 3rd
What you like best about being on PTA: Being involved with our school community and meeting new families.
Dream Job: Retirement
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Monica Fischer | Financial Secretary
Preferred Name: Monica
Student(s) grade level(s): 3rd
What you like best about being on PTA: Meeting new parents and helping the school with events.
Your dream job: National Geographic photographer
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Bubblegum
Matt Hettich | Auditor
Advocacy: Chris Miley
Airplane Contest: Owen Flynn
Art Docent: Jen Huff
AV Support: Owen Flynn
Book Fair: Jen Russo
Community Coffee: Stephanie Warren
Disaster Preparedness: OPEN
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Elizabeth Tran Wong & Gema Hernandez
Evening Programs: Ana Carlos
Fundraising – Events: OPEN
Fundraising – Partnerships: Stephanie San Juan
Garden Club: Wildaliz Nieves
Go Green: Idania Zamora
Math Kangaroo: Shulin Lin
Staff Appreciation: Lan Fullerton & Erin Reichert
Traffic – Parent Ambassador: OPEN
Walk & Roll: Juliana Wells
Wish/Favorites List: Sara Bauermeister
Yearbook: Deb Deveno