Parent Association

Blue Oak’s Parent Association (PA) connects families to the school and plays a key role in strengthening our community. There are no dues -- every parent or guardian of a child enrolled at the School is a member of the association. Blue Oak’s PA is led by elected officers, and the PA president is a standing member of the Board of Trustees.  

The Blue Oak PA sponsors events, including the annual opening of school ice-cream social, the close of year BBQ, Friday coffees, and the faculty-appreciation luncheon. Some years the PA also hosts a “strictly social social” for parents. Several times a year, the PA collaborates with the Head of School to host evening “Parent Ed” events that, for example, feature a guest speaker, a discussion of an article with our Head of School, or a presentation by a faculty member.

The school’s class coordinators, appointed annually by the PA President and the Head of School, play a critical role in the life of our school.  They assist teachers in organizing volunteers, arrange drivers for our many trips, and are a conduit for school-to-home communications, particularly in the younger grades. Coordinators also provide important support to the school’s development efforts by communicating with parents about special events and fundraising activities.  

In general the PA meets the first Tuesday of each month, at either 8:30 a.m or 6 p.m.  All meetings are open to all, and all parents are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.

Our Current PA Officers 

President:  Elizabeth Celaya

Vice President: Chris Roth

Treasurer: Tim Shaw

Secretary: Meagan Kemps

Volunteer Coordinator: Elizabeth Brannon-Patel

Current Class Coordinators

Kindergarten: Nicole Hughes

1st Grade: Nicole Roth

2nd Grade: Patricia Oro

3rd Grade: Kristyn Miles

4th Grade: Shawn Simon

5th Grade: Martha Jauregui

6th Grade: Lori Paladino

7th Grade: Trisha Florsheim

8th Grade: Denise Renteria