Claremont PTA

The Claremont PTA is a local unit of the California State PTA, which is in turn a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, also known as the National PTA. By facilitating ways for families to connect to their children’s school experiences, the PTA is helping to build the kind of family-school partnerships that lead to student and school success.

The PTA works in partnership with Claremont teachers and staff to support the school’s educational goals through fundraising and volunteerism. Parents, guardians and other adult members of all Claremont famlies are encouraged to join the PTA and to attend the open meetings held monthly during the school year. Membership info »

Giving and Fundraising

The PTA holds several fundraisers to benefit school programs throughout the year. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation (tax ID #94-6171801), the PTA may also receive tax-deductible donations.

  • Annual Fund Drive: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Claremont PTA; click here to donate online, or send a check to the Claremont PTA at Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618.
  • Claremont Auction: The auction is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser, normally held around the time of Halloween.
  • Ride for a Reason: A springtime cycling rally from Oakland to the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Election of PTA Leadership

Each spring, the Claremont PTA holds an election to choose new officers for any PTA roles that will be vacated at the end of the school year. All current members are entitled to vote in these elections.

2019-2020 PTA Officers

President: Shona Armstrong (
Treasurer: Ruth Woodruff
Executive Vice President: Amy Mays
Secretary:  Chris Lu
VP of Fundraising: Michelle Quinn (
VP of Communications: Elaina Garvin-Briant (
VP of Events: Hilde Myall and Fiona Smith
Financial Secretary: Molly Brostrom
Historian: Chris Schreiber
Parliamentarian: Amy Golden