About the PTA

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PTA logoPTA Meetings

The Oxford Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meets on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. The PTA provides pizza and childcare during the meetings. After some brief PTA business, meetings may 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

Fundraising is only one part of the PTA. Our goal is to provide many community-building events and opportunities too – fun events, meetings, communications, and service projects that bring our Oxford community together and allow us to 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 representatives, class room assistants event coordinators, and fundraisers. 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, 2017–18

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

Executive Committee

President: Ramon Bridges —> Executive Vice President: Kendra Dodsworth –> 
Treasurer: Kirsten Tobey —> 
Secretary: Keri Hayes Troutman —> 
Historian: Jos Burns

Program Leads

Webmaster: Jeff Lipton —> 
Newsletter: Annie Burke —> 
Calendar Editor: Nina Cohen —>
Tech & Copyediting Support: Hillary Brooks —> 
LGBTQI Coordinator:
Claudia Praglin —> 
Auditor (twice a year): Kathy Flock
Kinder Liaisons: Nina Cohen and Carla Bryant
Room Parent Coordinator: Molina Patel
Green Team Coordinator: Rodriana Branch
Grant Writers: NEEDED
Chinook Book Sales: NEEDED

Event Leads

Harvest Fair: Gabriella Raymond
Book Fair: Jos Burns & Aida Pons
Winter Fair: 
Tiara Mosley
Raffle: NEEDED
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: 
Aida Garcia Pons
Movie Night: NEEDED
Food Assistants:
 NEEDED
T-Shirt Sales:  NEEDED
Walk ‘n’ Roll To School Day: Debbie Shrem
Campaign for Oxford: Kimberly Gregg
Berkeley Project Day: Kristen Burmester
Spell-a-Thon: Monica Smith & Suzanne Delbanco
Walk-a-Thon: Monica Smith
Auction Coordinators: Kimberley Gregg, Suzy Chaos, Kirsten Tobey
Talent Show: Quincy Griffin
Staff Appreciation Lunch: Aida Garcia Pons
Chalk Message Board Artist: Sonia Rawal