About Us

Welcome to the Parkwood PTA Website!

Our mission is to build a community at Parkwood between our teachers, parents and students by respecting our diverse student body and creating and contributing to programs that enhance our students’ learning experience.

The Parkwood PTA makes grants to every classroom, offers enrichment program scholarships, and funds numerous other needs throughout the year.

PTA Vision Statement:

Through equity, collaborative teamwork and fiscal responsibility, the Parkwood Elementary PTA joins the school in inspiring and preparing all students to reach their highest potential to live empowered, successful and compassionate lives.  We achieve these goals by advocating for amply funded public education, modeling deliberate and inclusive compassion, and supporting Parkwood School’s core values of Academic Excellence, Community, Collaboration and Respect for Human Differences.

A través de la equidad, el trabajo en equipo colaborativo y la responsabilidad fiscal, la PTA de la Escuela Primaria Parkwood se une a la escuela para inspirar y preparar a todos los estudiantes para que alcancen su mayor potencial para vivir una vida empoderada, exitosa y compasiva. Alcanzamos estos objetivos al abogar por una educación pública ampliamente financiada, modelando la compasión deliberada e inclusiva y apoyando los valores fundamentales de la Escuela Parkwood de Excelencia Académica, Comunidad, Colaboración y Respeto por las Diferencias Humanas.

The PTA’s ongoing programs include:

  • Quarterly newsletter and social media updates. Our most recent updates can be found here :


  • Enrichment Programs in and outside the classroom
  • Teacher and Library Grants
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunches
  • Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)
  • Community Building Events – The Back to School BBQ, Tea & Tissues,  the Harvest Dance, Musical Play, Talent Show and so much more!

All of these activities are made possible by the generous support from our community through donations from PTA fundraisers such as our “Invest in Parkwood” Fall Giving Campaign, Community Garage Sale, Auction, and Original Works. Our Invest in Parkwood Campaign is happening now, please consider donating today!

And none of this would be possible without our fantastic volunteers! The PTA holds regular monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm in the school library and are open to all members of the Parkwood community. If you have a special interest we can also get you in contact with the appropriate PTA representative. Please click here to see a full list of Parkwood PTA’s programs and events.

Please join the Parkwood PTA today! Online registration is available.

You can also email any of our board members or committee chairs directly with questions, comments or ideas. We are always looking for more helping hands!

Parkwood PTA Chairs for the 2018-2019 school year:

PTA Board

President Christina Torres
Vice-President Michelle Morgan
Vice-President Kari Thomas
Treasurer Marie
Secretary Julie Dragin/Stephanie Gwaltney

Non-Elected Representatives

Classroom Communities Betty Mai
Communications Kari Thomas
Enrichment Michelle Morgan
Family Activities Coord. (OPEN POSITION)
Fundraising Mara Calhoun
Health & Safety (OPEN POSITION)
Legislation Sarah Forrest/Heather
Membership Brenda Brock
Teacher Representative Lydia Kim

Additional Committees

Auction Brenda Brock
Back to School BBQ Che Martinez
Box Tops/Soup Label Sharleen Lambard
Cultural Game Night Bridgette Shima
Cut and Chat (OPEN POSITION)
Food Drive Katie Toth
Girls on the Run Kelly Mudaliar
Golden Acorn Michelle Morgan
Green Team Kathy Carter
Grounds Clean-up (OPEN POSITION)
Lost & Found Jill Clymer
Neighborhood Liason Michelle Morgan/Mara Calhoun
Reflections Meredith Bane
Student Directory Marion Mohrlok You have not entered an email address for this shortcode.
Summer Play Dates Michelle Morgan
Talent Show Kathy Carter
Volunteer Coordinator Bridgette Shima
Watch D.O.G.S. Che Martinez
Webmaster Candace Hayward-Hoke
Yearbook Michelle Morgan/Amparo Squaglia

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