The Seventeenth District PTA is one of 28 District PTAs organized by the California State PTA. We represent 90 local PTA/PTSA associations (“units”) and 7 PTA councils in San Mateo County. As of the 2015-16 membership year, we are 18,396 members strong.
The district serves as the connecting link between the local unit and council PTAs and the California State PTA, and is responsible for collecting information from units and councils to send to State PTA, and also for disseminating information from State PTA to units and councils. 17th District also provides numerous resources to unit and council PTAs, including officer training events.
17th District also holds numerous events for schools and associations in San Mateo County. Our annual Superintendents Luncheon in November is a place for PTA members to meet and chat with principals and superintendents from the county. Our annual Founder’s Day Luncheon in February celebrates the anniversary of the founding of PTA, in which we present Honorary Service Awards to members of the community who have made significant contributions to PTA, and elect our new officers every other year. We also hold an annual “Spring Training” event in May which is comprised of training, a speaker, and (in alternate years) installation of new officers. In addition, 17th District is a contributor to the San Mateo County Court & Community Schools and Foster Youth programs.
Our Units and Councils
Many units within 17th District are either organized within a PTA Council. The council is a PTA organization which typically covers units within a school district. Councils have their own executive board and meetings. The council level is responsible for providing assistance and leadership to their unit officers, trainings, etc. Council presidents are automatically a member of the 17th District PTA Board of Managers, and represent their council and it’s units at 17th District board meetings.
Units which have not been organized under a council are deemed as ‘out-of-council’ units, and fall directly underneath 17th District. 17th District groups nearby out-of-council units into areas, and each area is assigned a counselor from its Board of Managers to assist the units within the area and represent them at 17th District board meetings.
If you are a unit officer and have a question about PTA, it’s recommended that you contact your council or your area counselor first.
Belmont-Redwood Shores Council of PTAs: Jen Coakley, President.
Belmont Central Elementary PTA,
Benjamin Fox Elementary PTA,
Cipriani Elementary PTA,
Nesbit Elementary PTA,
Opening Doors: a Belmont Redwood Shores Special Services PTA,
Ralston Middle School PTA,
Redwood Shores Elementary School PTA,
Sandpiper Elementary School PTA
Burlingame Council of PTAs: Lori Potter, President.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary PTA,
Burlingame Intermediate PTA,
Hoover Elementary School PTA (9/08/2016)
Lincoln Elementary PTA,
McKinley Elementary PTA,
Roosevelt Elementary PTA,
Washington Elementary PTA
Jefferson Council of PTAs: Carmen Yu, President.
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate PTSA,
Daniel Webster Elementary PTA,
Fernando Rivera PTSA,
Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary PTA,
Garden Village Elementary PTA,
George Washington Elementary PTA,
Jefferson High PTSA,
John F. Kennedy Elementary PTA,
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary PTA,
Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary PTA,
Susan B. Anthony PTA,
Westlake Elementary PTA,
Westmoor High School PTSA,
Woodrow Wilson Elementary PTA
Millbrae Council of PTAs: Heather Marano, President.
Green Hills Elementary PTA,
Lomita Park Elementary PTA,
Spring Valley Elementary PTA,
Taylor Middle PTA
San Carlos Council of PTAs: Gigi Luke, President.
Arundel Elementary PTA,
Brittan Acres Elementary PTA,
Central Arroyo PTA,
Heather Elementary School PTA,
Tierra Linda Middle School PTA,
White Oaks Elementary PTA
San Mateo-Foster City Council of PTAs: Remee Vargas, President.
Abbott Middle School PTA,
Audubon Elementary PTA,
Bayside S.T.E.M. PTSA,
Baywood Elementary PTA,
Beresford School PTA,
Borel Middle School PTA,
Bowditch Middle School PTSA,
Brewer Island Elementary PTA,
College Park Elementary School PTA,
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary PTA,
Foster City Elementary PTA,
George W. Hall School PTA,
Highlands Elementary PTA,
Laurel Elementary PTA,
LEAD Elementary PTA,
Meadow Heights Elementary PTA,
North Shoreview Montessori PTA,
Parkside Elementary PTA,
San Mateo Park Elementary PTA,
South San Francisco Council of PTAs: Martina Goodman, President.
Alta Loma Middle PTA,
Buri Buri Elementary PTA,
El Camino High School PTSA,
Junipero Serra Elementary PTA,
Los Cerritos Elementary PTA,
Martin Elementary PTA,
Monte Verde Elementary PTA,
Parkway Heights Middle School PTSA,
Ponderosa Elementary PTA,
Skyline Elementary PTA,
South San Francisco High PTSA,
Spruce Elementary PTA,
Sunshine Gardens Elementary PTA,
Westborough Middle School PTSA
Redwood City Area: Vacant, counselor.
Hawes Elementary PTA,
Henry Ford Elementary School PTA,
John Gill PTA (4/19/2016)
Roosevelt Elementary PTA,
Selby Lane Elementary PTA,
Special Education PTA of Redwood City
San Bruno Park Area: Vacant, counselor.
Belle Air Elementary PTA,
Allen Elementary PTA,
El Crystal Elementary PTA,
John Muir Elementary PTA,
Portola Elementary School PTA,
Rollingwood Elementary PTA
Sequoia Union High School District Area: Vacant, counselor.
Carlmont High PTSA,
Menlo-Atherton High School PTA,
Sequoia High School PTSA,
Woodside High School PTSA
South County Area: Vacant, counselor.
La Entrada Intermediate PTA,
Las Lomitas Elementary PTA,
Woodside Elementary PTA