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California School PTA welcomes you to an exciting 2015-2016 school year! The PTA is a volunteer organization with membership open to everyone:  parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers and students. The purpose of the PTA is to promote parent and community involvement and to ensure our children receive the best physical,  mental and social education. We invite you to join our PTA and become part of the largest child advocacy group in the state!

Here at California School, the PTA provides enrichment programs such as Art Masters and Walk Through History, and exciting assemblies like the Imagination Machine. The PTA also hosts Book Fairs and brings the community together through family events like the popular Halloween Hoot and Pottery & Shopping Night. 

We would love to have all Cougar families join the PTA. Your membership is free of obligation and comes with discounted benefits through the state and national PTAs. Being a PTA member gives families an opportunity to be more involved in social events and assemblies, provides a forum for exchanging ideas and shows your child that you support their school. Getting involved is easy and we encourage and welcome your participation!   PTA Association meetings are open to everyone, so please join us! 


We look forward to connecting with you!


Jenna DesRosier, PTA President                              Cari Christie, Vice President


Voluntary Donation Supply List

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As many of you shop for school supplies, we hope the following list will be helpful.

Please note that this is an optional list of materials.

Purchasing any of these items in not required though always appreciated.

PTA Voluntary Donation Supply List

Take Charge of Education Program - Sign Up Today!

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The Take Charge of Education Program donates 1% of purchases made with Target REDcards (debit or credit) to California Elementary!

School supporters will enjoy these REDcard benefits:

  • 5% savings everyday*
  • Free shipping at*
  • Extended Return Policy - 30 extra days*

Get started today:

  1. Apply in store or online for a Target Debit or Credit REDCard if you do not have one.
  2. Once you receive your Target REDcard, you must activate and link it to California Elementary online or by calling 1-800-316-6142.

 It's that easy!  Our School Target ID# 33699

Tell family and friends about this program, anyone with a Target credit or debit card can designate California Elementary as their school!


REDcard Sign Up Instructions
REDcard Information (English & Spanish)


*See the REDcard Information Form for details.


Calendar of Events

Cougar Cubs Park Time!

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Join parents & Cougar Cubs (future California Cougars) at Smallwood Park on the
first Thursday of each month
                                   9:00 - 10:30 am.

Come to connect with other parents & let our little ones play. 
All are welcome!

Cougar Cubs in the Park Flyer

PTA Members Perks

Can put $$$ in your pocket!

Visit our Perks page at

Week at a Glance