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PTA officer elections for 2020-21 will be held May 14, 2021

The PTA nominating committee met Jan 15, Feb 23 and March 23 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2021-2022 term of office. The nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration at the May 14 annual election meeting.

President: Elbra Mammone
EVP: open
Secretary: Rolland Janairo
Treasurer: Siew Kye Ong
Parliamentarian: Kathy Chen
VP, Communications: Leann Baum
VP, Community Building: Genevieve Bennett
VP, Enrichment: Shirley Chen
VP, Outreach: open
VP, Ways and Means: Angela Lumba-Brown
VP, Technology: Jay Gluckman
Auditor: Leonika Nanda

***Please, if you are at all able to consider taking on an open role, contact Kathy Chen. We have an amazing board to work with, and your work makes a difference for our kids and community.

2021 STEM Fair

The Ohlone PTA is excited to announce Ohlone Elementary’s 2021 STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering & Math) Fair.  It’s going to be a great community event. 

Important Dates:

  • Registration & Project Proposal – Deadline Sat 2/13
  • Hands-On Activity Kits Pick Up  – Sat 2/20-2/27
  • Final Project Submission Due – Wed 2/24
  • STEM Fair – Saturday, 2/27 1-4pm

Letter to PAUSD Board & Dr. Austin

The Ohlone PTA Executive Board met on Monday, September 28th and voted unanimously to advocate for a modified Distance Learning program that will preserve the continuity of the unique Ohlone education model. We sent a letter to the Board of Education with our recommendations to keep the Ohlone community together, regardless of which of the two reopening plans parents choose. We believe that preserving the integrity of the Ohlone choice program to the maximum extent possible, including both access to Ohlone teachers, curriculum, and specials would have significant benefits to Ohlone students and families. Please find the letter in its entirety below:

September 29, 2020 Letter to the Board & Dr. Austin: For the Board’s Consideration from the Ohlone PTA Executive Board

Virtual Spring Fling 2020

Keeping the Ohlone tradition alive, this year’s virtual Spring Fling brought an array of talent that might not otherwise have been seen at the live event. The talent was impressive, ranging from musicians to magicians, skateboarding and martial arts, trampoline acrobatics and astounding gymnastics, joke tellers, as well as friends brought together on screen, collaborating on dance routines. Running 1 hour and 47 minutes with 48 spectacular acts, in a YouTube Live Premiere event, our very own Ohlone talents delivered smiles straight to our homes and brought our Ohlone community back together in these distant times. Thanks to the technical expertise of Kelly Moore and VP Community Building lead Kathy Chen for making this happen!

Ohlone Native Americans Simulation 2019

The 2/3 classrooms have been learning about and preparing for a simulation of how the Ohlone Native Americans lived, hunted for food, played, built huts and boats, and traded goods. Jennifer Glos, our amazing volunteer photographer, captured a glimpse into the multitude of activities during this wonderful day-long event.

(To families with younger children who will experience this in the future, you may want to save this magical journey as a “surprise” and let it unfold for them in their own special way.)