About the Kaiser Elementary PTA

pta-logo-greyThe Kaiser PTA is a local unit of the Oakland Council, Peralta District of The California Congress of parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc. At Kaiser our goal is 100% participation among of our families. Membership is obtained through paying District PTA dues.

PTA membership will provide full voting privileges, access to National and State PTA resources and discounts, a Kaiser School Directory, and most importantly, strengthen the PTA voice so that policy makers in all areas will hear a strong, unified message on behalf of our children.

PTA Association meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. of the second Thursday of September, November, January, and March unless otherwise changed by the Executive Board. The May meeting is an informal meeting to introduce the new board.

PTA Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday every month from August to June. If there is an item an association member would like to have put on the agenda, they may contact the PTA President. Association minutes are available only to PTA members. Board meetings are closed. The Board Reports are available only to PTA members.”

PTA News and Events

Kaiser Dad’s Club

We are forming a Dad’s club to help support our kids. We will figure out a time to meet and how we want to support the school through Pancake Breakfast, etc. Dad’s of any gender are welcome

If you are interested please send your contact information to Jim Moxon at

Parent Guides

100 Ways to Help you Child Succeed

Why You School Needs a PTA

Giving Thanks to Our Volunteers

Giving thanks to the greatest volunteers in the country! Did you know that last year alone PTA volunteers in California contributed more than 18 MILLION HOURS OF SERVICE to their schools and communities?
Whether planning a student field trip, assisting in the classroom, supporting our teachers and school staffs, promoting more parent engagement, hosting a college night, science  night or Reflections event, putting out a PTA newsletter, organizing a fundraiser, speaking up on important children’s issues, serving as an officer and taking care of the day-to-day needs of your local association — or doing the hundreds of other things PTA members and leaders do every day to serve on behalf of children and families — we thank you!


Why did you Join PTA?

This fall, Jamba Juice is helping to sponsor a “Why I Joined PTA” celebration. California State PTA is asking members to help celebrate by sharing a very short video or essay with the reason why you first joined your local PTA.

Maybe you wanted to get more involved with your child’s school, or get to know the teachers better? Maybe you wanted to be a part of the largest children’s advocacy association in the state and nation? Or maybe you just wanted to help your child’s class win a pizza party? Whatever the reason, we want to hear it!

Now through December, the first 75 people who help us celebrate by sharing their “Why I Joined PTA” video or essay will receive, courtesy of Jamba Juice, a Jamba Award for a free 16 oz. smoothie from their local store.

Plus, California State PTA will select certain videos or essays to feature online.  If yours is selected, Jamba Juice will provide your local PTA with an additional 10 Jamba Award cards (a $45 value). These make great rewards for students and teachers.

It’s easy to join the celebration! Submit your video or essay to Videos may also be submitted on Facebook. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to reach out to others at your school or in your community and ask them to join your PTA this year as well.

PTA Board 2016-2017

PRESIDENT: Linda Handy




SECRETARY: Felicia Romero


V.P. of MEMBERSHIP: Rebecca Mullins

V.P. of FUNDRAISING: Cynthia Nelson

V.P. Of PROGRAMS: Parin Shah


PRINCIPAL: Dennis Guikema

TEACHER REP: Rachael Klapperich 

Standing Committee Members 2016-2017

Pledge Coordinator: Lisa Cartolano (

Kaiser Webmaster: Andres Elenes (

Yahoo Group Moderator: Cassandra Dunn (

Room Parent Coordinator: Susy Hovland (

Kaiser Facebook Moderator: Molly Glocker (

Editor Pink Newsletter: Jolie McRae (

Assistant Editor Pink: Joanna Fraguli (

Library Committee Chair: Corina Pedraza (

Kaiser PTA Potluck Coordinator: Mike Louden (

Kaiser PTA Reading Night Coordinator: Corina Pedraza/Library Committee (

Programs (Assemblies) Chair: Tane Ross (

After School Programs Coordinator:

Harvest Fair Co-Chairs: Jessie Jaeger ( Anna Gruver (

Auction Chair(s): Nadia Bari ( Monica Yu (

Art & Music Night Coordinator:  TBA

Walk-a-thon Co-Chairs: Susy Hovland ( Jennifer Sedlachek (

Book Fair Coordinator (Fall): Corina Pedraza/Library Committee (

Book Fair Coordinator (Spring): Corina Pedraza/Library Committee (

Box Tops Coordinator: Christine Kizziah (

Safeway/eScrip Coordinator: Molly Glockler (

Target REDcard Coordinator: (

Amazon Account Coordinator: (

Ink Cartridges Coordinator: Lisette Bahamondes (

Kaiser Spirit Wear Coordinator: Jim Armstrong (

Farm Fresh to You Coordinator: Monica Lannon

Movie Night Coordinators: (Kaiser Dad’s Club)

Gift Wrap Sale Coordinator: Cassandra Dunn (

Spaghetti Night Coordinator: Mike Louden (

Oakland A’s Coordinator: Alysia McDonough (

Warrior’s Coordinator: Mari Ibarra (

Teacher Appreciation Coordinator:  TBA

Grants Coordinators

ARTS: Caroline Stern (

LIBRARY: Corina Pedraza /Library Committee (

GENERAL: Liz Gumas (

Kaiser Alive Coordinator:  TBA

Spirit Week Coordinator:  TBA

School Directory: Jennise Mendoza (

Emergency Preparedness: Dean Sedlachek ( Liz Gumas (

Lost & Found Coordinator: Liz Gumas (

Gardening Coordinators: Mike Louden ( Janan Apaydin (

What We Do

What We Do

The PTA funds a number of different programs :

  • Art Enrichment
  • Music Programs
  • Computer Program
  • Teacher Assistance and Supplies
  • Classroom Field Trips
  • Emergency Supplies
  • School Library
  • Assemblies

The work of the PTA is carried out through its Executive Board and through numerous program committees including the following:

  • Harvest Festival
  • Pledges (families and company donations)
  • Auction
  • Walk-A-Thon
  • eScrip Membership
  • Target REDcard
  • Amazon (shop through our school’s homepage)
  • Box Tops for Education labels
  • Old Ink Cartridges
  • Library Committee
  • Gardening and Beautification
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • Math & Science Night
  • Potlucks & Spaghetti Dinners

Please notify Principal Hatzke or any member of the PTA Board if you would be willing to help out on one of these committees.

The PTA raises funds through a variety of sources, including donations, eScript and memberships. Our largest fundraisers are Pledges, the Auction and Kaiser Walk-A-Thon.  Watch for details about these important events.