Site PTO
PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. Our PTO goals are to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children's educational experience. The PTO works closely with the school administration to meet this goal.
School Site Council (SSC) 

The school site council (SSC) is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the middle school level) that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the school site council are elected by their peers.


English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is a group of English Learner parents and community members who advise and assist schools in making important decisions related to services for English Learners. The California Education Code requires an ELAC be formed at schools with more than 20 identified English Learners. Any student's parent or community member can serve on the ELAC. The ELAC executive board is made up of five ELAC members who can only be elected by parents of English Learners. At least three members of the executive board must be parents of English Learners themselves. The chairperson must be a parent of an English Learner in attendance at the school.

19-20 SSC/ELAC Meeting Dates



District Opportunities 
Upcoming Meeting Dates

For your convenience, you may print the meeting schedule for the year.
2019-2020 PTO and Parent Meetings:
  • August 26, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 23, 2020  nomination/election month
  • April 20, 2020 - new board approved
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 8, 2020 - if needed

All meetings are at 5:30 p.m. in the staff lounge.


September 26, 2019
November 21, 2019
January 16, 2020
February 20, 2020 - LEPE
April 23, 2020

Update: next meeting   **May 14, 2020 at 10:00am in the cafeteria

All meetings are held at 2:30 p.m. in room 109

Garden School Fundraisers

Thank you for your support of the fundraising programs we participate in; these help us provide the great education all children deserve.