PTA


The goal of the Washington PTA is twofold: to promote and build family engagement to foster positive outcomes for every child, and to raise money to support Washington’s enrichment programming.

We promote family engagement through meetings and events structured to welcome and empower parents to be active in their child’s school community. We also provide funding for dinner and childcare during meetings of affinity groups such as ELAC, AAUG, XSpecial Families and LGBTQ Families to enable more families to attend these events and be involved in the school.

Money we raise supports many enrichment programs at Washington, including PE with Coach Don, Restorative Justice with Jamal Williams and Movement with Miss Julie. Washington’s PTA also gives more money directly to teachers than any other school in the district. This comes in the form of thrice-yearly mini-grants which teachers use to cover supplies, field trips and events.

Each Friday morning during the school year, the PTA hosts a coffee hour across from the office where parents stop by to catch up with each other.

Monthly PTA meetings provide a forum for parents, teachers, and the principal to share information and collaborate.

Washington Elementary School is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

All donations are fully tax-deductible (non-profit Federal Tax ID No. 94-6174706)


2018-2019 Officers

To email the entire board: officers@washington.berkeleypta.org

President Liz Schultz president@washington.berkeleypta.org

Executive Vice President Amanda Sabin vicepresident@washington.berkeleypta.org

VP of Fundraising Stephanie Upp fundraising @washington.berkeleypta.org

VP of Programming Robyn Barfield events@washington.berkeleypta.org

VP of Room Parent Coordination Rachel Eisner roomparents@washington.berkeleypta.org

Treasurer Max Sell treasurer@washington.berkeleypta.org

Financial Secretary Laura Albertson treasurer@washington.berkeleypta.org

Secretary Lydia Bryans secretary@washington.berkeleypta.org

Parliamentarian Meghan Lang parliamentarian@washington.berkeleypta.org

Historian Teresa Aguirre historian@washington.berkeleypta.org

Members At-Large

Luther Miller

Nikki Pin Mazza

We welcome contributions!

  • Donate online to help our PTA support learning and enrichment at Washington.

  • Support Washington by purchasing escrip, donating supplies, or joining the PTA.

  • Attend our monthly PTA meetings or talk to one of our PTA officers.

We only are as strong as the individuals in our community and welcome all contributions, of time, money, and effort – large and small!


Have an idea, question, or concern?

Contact the Executive Board.