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PTA Board Members


  • President – Caterina Mercante (twin boys, Lorenzo and Massimo, 4th grade)
  • 1st Vice President of Communications – Audra Whaley (Cole, 4th grade)
  • 2nd Vice President of Ways and Means – Tracy Robinson  (twins Ava and Jackson, 1st grade)
  • Treasurer – Danielle Davis ( Emma, 2nd grade and Cora, 4th grade)
  • Secretary – Erika Padilla  (Emma, 4th grade)
  • Historian – Bryan Bethem ( Dillon, kinder and Lucca, 5th grade)
  • VP Membership – Li  Fellers (Sawyer, 2nd grade)
  • Fundraising Chair – Paula Morhouse (Gabriella, 2nd grade)
  • Garden Chair – Courtney Kemp (Emmett, 1st grade)
  • Room Teacher Coordinator – Monique Howard (Malia, 1st grade)
  • Teacher Liaison – Mrs Rager (4th grade teacher)


The Carthay Center PTA organizes and provides for a wealth of enrichment programming and community-building events.  Without your participation and donations, our students will not have essentials like science and physical education, reading intervention, gifted and talented education, and arts programs.

2020-2021 MEETINGS

  • August 27, 6 pm

  • September 17, 6 pm

  • October 15, time TBD

  • November 19, time TBD

  • January 21, time TBD

  • February 18, time TBD

  • March 18, time TBD

  • April 15, time TBD

  • May 20, time TBD (elections)

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 its mission, visit the 10th District PTA, the California PTA, or the National PTA.  For specific questions about the Carthay PTA, please email us.


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 handcrafted benches (see photo below). Other Sponsorships are also available for the 2019-2020 school year, and include acknowledgements on banners, the website, in emails, etc.


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PTA membership is $10 per member per year. Parents, guardians, students, teachers, staff, or community can become members of the PTA.  Your membership comes with a variety of perks, from PTA event discounts to discounts on car rentals and other services.

You can join now with an online credit card payment, click here. 

Or fill out the membership form and return it completed with payment in cash or check, to the PTA box in the main office.

For questions about Membership, contact:

Info and reminders

1. Email us to receive our weekly newsletter 

2. Register for the Remind app to get text reminders on school wide information by texting:



Carthay Center PTA supports:

  • Garden Science
  • Physical Education
  • 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 events such as:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Halloween Spooktacular
  • Parent Basketball Tournament
  • Talent Show
  • Silent Auction
  • Dances
  • Movie Nights
  • Walkathon
  • Science Fair and Environmental Exposition

As well as parent-led programs such as:

  • Student Art Gallery
  • Morning Running Club
  • Media Club
  • and more!

But none of this happens without YOU!