About PTA and Membership

Cadwallader PTA is an organization of volunteers comprised of parents, teachers and citizens who care about our children. The goals of our PTA are to ensure our children get an outstanding education and to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment.

Our PTA goals for this school year include:

  • Trunk & Treat (replacing Harvest Festival)
  • Friday, October 28th
  • Book Fairs
  • Book Swap
  • Classroom Emergency Kits
  • Kindness Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Family Valentine’s Dance
  • Classroom Materials and Resources
  • Fine Arts
  • STEM enrichment programs

When you become a member, your support will bring us closer to accomplishing these goals. Please read below under PTA Membership Drive on how to become a member of the Cad "Wonderful" PTA!

Cadwallader Elementary PTA Tax ID# is 94-3147370

PTA Board Members

2016 / 2017 PTA BOARD:

President: Rosanne A. - rosannealarcon@gmail.com

Vice President: Phil L. - phil_lerma@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Karin B.

Secretary: Crystal P.

Auditor: OPEN

Parliamentarian: OPEN

VP of Fundraising: Comfort H.

Communications / Outreach Coordinator: Maria G.

Membership: Dena M.

Box Tops Coordinator: Irene M.

Historian: Gelda L.

Teacher Liaison: Dawn C.

Hospitality: Nhu-Quynh T.

PTA Membership Drive

Cadwallader PTA welcomes you

Your volunteer time, fundraiser support, PTA membership and donation to the PTA make a huge impact on your child’s educational experience. Studies indicate that parents’ involvement in their child’s education greatly affects a student’s academic performance. There is no better way to support your child than to join the PTA!

There are several ways to support the PTA:

Become a PTA member
Our goal is 100% parent and teacher participation. Becoming a PTA member does not mean you need to attend monthly meetings, but you are always welcome to. Your membership fee alone enables PTA to provide all school assemblies; every student benefits!

Support our year–round PTA activities
Volunteer a few hours of your time for the following events. These are just some of the events you can look forward to in the upcoming year.

Trunk & Treat

Family Picnic

Kindness Month

Box Tops

Family Valentine Dance

Teacher Appreciation Lunches

Book Fairs

Attend PTA Meetings
Monthly PTA meetings are held on campus on the last Monday of every month. We encourage you to come join us and share your ideas, or just be there to stay connected!

It’s a year for building at CADWALLADER

“Direct Donations”

  • Provide students with access to resources that support educational enrichment during the school day
  • Equip teachers and classrooms with technology, educational software, and additional resources for materials and supplies
  • Support our PTA’s programs, projects and events
  • Enable the parent community to directly invest in their children’s education
  • Are eligible for a tax deduction as well as corporate matching funds

Who can join?

Anyone can join the PTA:

  • Parents and Guardians
  • Grandparents
  • Auntes & Uncles
  • Cousins/Nephews/Nieces
  • Neighbors
  • Older siblings (etc)

How to help?
  • Donations
    • $7 to become a member
    • Anything in addition helps to support community events, classroom budgets, and student enrichment programs
  • Attend meetings - Not a requirement
  • Volunteer

For each child, there are 3 donation levels to choose from:

Gold Level: $75 and above/child

MOBILE SHARK TANK Event with the SJ Sharks
Free Homework Pass

Raffle prizes include:

  • One winner of a $40 Amazon gift card
  • One winner of a $40 Tech Museum gift card
  • One winner to be named “Principal for a Day"

Silver Level: $50/child (suggested minimum)

Free Homework Pass

Raffle prizes include:

  • One winner of a $25 movie gift card
  • One winner of a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
  • Four winners of a $5 Yogurtland gift card

Bronze Level: Below $50/child

Free Homework Pass

If We Meet Our Fundraising Goals

Met our goal!

If we raise enough through direct dona2ons beyond the $7 membership dues, we will be able to accomplish all of our goals.

Not enough $?

If we don’t raise enough through direct donations... – Participation in Fundraisers will be requested


There are a variety of ways parents can participate in the school’s improvement through the collaborative efforts of the School Site Council (SSC), the English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA is an organization that seeks to unite the school staff and community through positive activities. The SSC meets regularly to monitor the instructional program and give input regarding the School Site Plan.

In addition to daily classroom volunteer opportunities, and attending field trips, Title I Family Nights are held during the year that include such themes as Family Art Night, Family Literacy Night, Family Science Night and Family Authorship Nights.

Parents can also get involved in the Walk n' Roll program that the City of San Jose is sponsoring through a multi-year grant. Wednesdays are Walk n' Roll days where parents are encouraged to walk to school with their students to be involved in a schoolwide event, to get some healthy exercise, and to help with the traffic congestion around the school. Parents volunteer to help with the direction of traffic in the front of the school.

Contact Information
Parents or community members who wish to participate in leadership teams, school committees, school activities, or become a volunteer may contact the school at (408) 270-4950.

Cadwallader Elementary School

  • 3799 Cadwallader Avenue
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  • San Jose, CA 95121
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  • Phone: (408) 270-4950
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  • Fax: (408) 223-4839
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