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PTA Executive Board

President:  Shane Bartlett

VP Ways & Means:  Steffen Tueroff

VP Membership: Alexis Keiner

Secretary: Elana Buegoff

Treasurer:  Grant Keiner

Financial Secretary: Teresa Webster

Parliamentarian:  Nikki Cowart

Historians: Kim Silverstein & Lizi Watt

Parent Outreach: Felix Gonzales & Consuelo Morales

SEPTA Chair: Leslie Bass

Room Parent & Teacher Liaison: Sonia Rico





Donor Match!

Together we’ve raised almost $90,000 this year! Thank you all for your donations and for coming to the events!

Unfortunately, we still need $19,000 to finish out the year. Generous Sponsors have offered a dollar-to-dollar match up to $8400. That means for every dollar donated, Carthay receives $2, up to a maximum of $16,800!

No amount is too small. Please donate, either online at the address below, or by dropping a check made out to Carthay Center PTA in the PTA lockbox in the front office.

The PTA is run by parent volunteers so all donations are used to benefit students.

We're looking for 100% participation this year! While any amount is welcome, we are asking that parents donate $250 per student for the 2016-2017 academic year, or $25 per student per month, or more if your family can afford it. If every parent meets this goal, we will achieve our fundraising goal for the year!  We can take donations in cash, check (to Carthay Center PTA), or by credit card.

NEW for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: we've established several Parent Donor Levels, each with attractive rewards and perks.  


The Carthay PTA has established a PayPal account so we can offer you a familiar and secure way to make your donation online. You can make a lump-sum donation, or designate a monthly amount to be billed automatically over 10 months (the length of a school year).

Tax deductible donations made out to Carthay Center PTA can be mailed to:

Carthay Center Elementary School
c/o Carthay Center PTA
6351 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Donor's Choose

You can also fund projects for individual teachers through Donor's Choose. Donor's Choose projects range from the Aquaponics System to iPads to basic school supplies.


If you would like to be an Outdoor Classroom Sponsor, you can donate $1,000 and have your name or your child's name on a plaque on one of our new handcrafted benches (see photo below). Other Sponsorships are also available for the 2016-2017 school year, and include acknowledgements on banners, the website, in emails, etc.



About the Parent Teacher Association

At Carthay Center we believe that it is important for home and school to work together to help children successfully adjust to the early elementary grades and to fully benefit from new school experiences.

PTAs serve as a forum where parents, teachers, administrators and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.

Being involved in PTA allows parents to interact with the teachers and school administration.

We are all there for the education of our children and that gives us a respect for each other and the jobs we are trying to do for our students. The ultimate goal for everyone is to see our children mature in to productive and happy members of society. We all win when that happens. Your membership in PTA means:

  • Investing in your children's future
  • Communicating with local and state decision-makers on issues and concerns facing today's children.
  • Growing personally and professionally through leadership development
  • Obtaining valuable resources and materials on parenting, education, health, and safety topics.
  • Uniting with a national association that advocates exclusively on behalf of all children.

To learn more about PTA and it's mission, visit the 10th District PTA, the California PTA, or the National PTA.


Join the PTA

PTA membership is $10 per member per year. Parents, guardians, students, teachers, staff, or community can become members of the PTA.

Download this membership form and return the completed form, with payment in cash or check, to the PTA box in the main office. Or, to join with an online credit card payment, click here. 

Carthay PTA Actvities

Carthay's PTA supports

  • Garden Science (sponsored in part by Realtor Ned Brown in 2015-16),
  • Physical Education (sponsored in part by Morgan Real Estate in 2015-16),
  • Art Classes (sponsored in full by The Cunningham Group Real Estate Team in 2015), 
  • Music Classes 
  • California Dance Institute,
  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) weekly pull-out program,
  • Reading Partners,
  • and a number of other programs and activities.

The PTA organizes annual events such as

  • Halloween Spooktacular, 
  • Talent Show,
  • Silent Auction,
  • Dances,
  • Movie Nights,
  • Science Fair and Environmental Exposition,
  • and a number of other programs and activities for students, families, and the community. 





Carthay Center PTA

Our meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month (during the school year).  

The first meeting for 2016-2017 will be held on August 25, instead of the 3rd Thursday, in the school auditorium at 6pm.



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Please click here to Sign Up for eScrip
eScrip is a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Carthay.

Here's How it Works:

Grocery Stores – Register any one or all of your grocery loyalty cards for Vons/Pavilions, Super A Foods and Fresh&Easy. When you shop at the store, Carthay will receive up to 4% of your purchases (For Vons/Pavilions, cash and debit/ATM card purchases only).

Dining – Register your credit/debit card and eat at any one of over 600 participating restaurants. Carthay will receive up to 5% of your restaurant bill. See here for participating restaurants.

Shop with eScrip – Register your credit/debit card and earn up to 16% of your purchases for Carthay from participating merchants. Download the “AutoEarn” app here to your computer to automatically alert you of a participating merchant.

Participating merchants (Vons, Pavilions, etc.) will make contributions to Carthay, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered.

Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child's behalf.



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Register your Ralphs card for Carthay. Bring the Carthay letter to Ralphs and have the cashier scan the bar code.






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Shoparoo is a simple and easy way to earn for Carthay. Register here and download the Shoparoo app to your phone. Using the app, take pictures of your grocery, pharmacy, pet, convenience, liquor and discount retail store (Target, Walmart, Costco, Smart&Final etc.) receipts and earn points for Carthay.


Electronic Recycling Donate empty printer/toner cartridges, used cell phones, small electronics and used batteries. Drop your items in the collection boxes outside the School Office.



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Sign up here to earn eBox Tops for Carthay with online purchases. Select Carthay Center PTA as your organization.

Link your Vons “Just for U” to earn additional eBox Tops. Clip Box Tops and drop them in the collection box outside the School Office.