About the PTA

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PTA logoPTA Meetings

The Oxford Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meets either the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm—potluck dinner and childcare provided or the third Friday at 8:05-9:05 am. After some brief PTA business, meetings feature speakers on a variety of academic, family and school subjects and provide a forum for discussion and information exchange between families and staff.

Role of the Parent Teacher Association

Harvest Fair PTA in costumeFundraising

The PTA’s fundraisers are crucial to paying for school programs, enrichments and supplies, such as art classes for all classrooms, Kindergarten music classes, field trips and teacher supplies. See the Who Funds What page to see just how much the Oxford community’s contributions via the PTA keep Oxford’s curriculum robust in post-state budget cuts.

Building Community

However, fundraising is only one part of the PTA. For every fundraising activity, our goal is to provide three times as many community-building events and opportunities—fun events, meetings, communications, and service projects that bring our Oxford community together to make a difference and get to know one another. The bottom line is that family support and community presence help our children to grow up healthy, smart and strong, so the collaboration of parents and guardians with our school takes on critical importance. Parent and guardian contributions of time and talent through the PTA enrich and strengthen our school community, and our children’s experience. PTA volunteers serve as room parents, library workers, tutors, office volunteers, landscapers, builders, shoppers, celebrators, and of course, event coordinators. Whenever there is a need for help, we ask our parents and guardians to pitch in on behalf of what is best for our children and our school community.

PTA Development and Chapters

Training for aspiring PTA leaders
Berkeley PTA Council | Peralta District PTA — Serves Alameda County
California State PTA | National PTA

Oxford PTA Positions, 2016–17

Please use this site’s contact form to email the PTA, or click the email links below.

Executive Committee

Co-Presidents:  Betsy Maisel & Aïda Garcia Pons—> 
 Kirsten Tobey —> 
Secretary: Keri Hayes Troutman —> 

Program Leads

Webmaster: Jeff Lipton —> 
Newsletter: Annie Burke —> 
Tech & Copyediting Support: Hillary Brooks —> 
Historian (tracks PTA activities): OPEN SPOT
Auditor (twice a year): Kathy Flock
Kinder Liaison: Amy & Keith Feldman
Room Parent Coordinator: Jos Burns
Green Team Coordinator: Ouahiba Laribi
Grant Writers: Nina Cohen, Niki Laddish, Keri Troutman, Alexandra Ballard, Lisa Haefele
Scrip: Tara Baker, Debbie Schrem
Chinook Book Sales: 2 OPEN SPOTS

Event Leads

Food Assistants: Kirsten Tobey, Yelenia Libova
T-Shirt Sales:  2 OPEN SPOTS
Walk ‘n’ Roll To School Day: Debbie Shrem
Harvest Fair: Gabriella Raymond
Book Fair: Kendra Dodsworth & Jos Burns
Spell-a-Thon: Suzanne Delbanco, Monica Smith & Pilar Fisher
Berkeley Project Day: Kristen Burmester
Auction Coordinators: Kimberley Gregg, Jenn Choi
Talent Show: Quincy Griffin
Staff Appreciation Lunch: OPEN SPOT