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Purchase Your PTA Membership Today!

  1. Click on PTA-EZ
  2. Click on "Annual PTA Membership"
  3. Select "Student Name, Grade, Quantity"
  4. Select "Add to Cart"
  5. Select "View Cart" to check out
  6. Create an account*
  7. Purchase your Membership via PayPal or your Debit/Credit Card

*If you have previously purchased online, your username is your email; if you are creating a new account, your username should be your email address.

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Tulita Elementary School PTA is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. To view and purchase Teacher’s Supply Lists (per grade) as well as Teacher’s Wish Lists, please visit http://amzn.to/1SRpLv2 to shop in our store. 

2015-16 PTA Slate of Officers

President - Al Arizmendez

Vice President - Evelyn Leal

1st VP of Programs - Emma Macleod

2nd VP of Membership - Shannon Flaherty

3rd VP of Communication - Melissa DeChandt

4th VP of Fundraising - Donna Reilly

Secretary - Clara Benali

Treasurer - Kathy Stiveson

Financial Secretary - Glenda Fields

Hospitality - Savanna Miller

Advisor - Dr. Tanaz Farzad

Historian - Liz Koutures

Arts Education - Jen Edwards

Auditor - VACANT; Appointed by President

Parliamentarian - Allison Edgar

Tulita Faculty Rep(s) - Appointed by Dr. Farzad


Student Disaster Kits
Only $15 and Last for 5 Years!!

Each Student Disaster Kit contains the essential emergency supplies needed for 72 hour survival for 1 student. The food and water have a 5 year shelf-life so you will not have to replace your child's emergency kit every year.


  • One 2400 Calorie Food Bar
  • 6 Water Pouches
  • 1 Emergency Blanket
  • 1 12 Hour Light Stick
  • 1 Tissue Pack
  • 3 Wipes

Order Online at: www.moreprepared.com/tulita.html

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Order Your Tulita Yearbook Today

Please click on Tulita Yearbook and use the code "79182"

Please click on the link below for ordering instructions.

Tulita Yearbook Purchasing Instructions.pdf

The Perks of Being a PTA Member


PTA connects families and schools. By joining PTA you show your children that school matters, and that you are invested in their success. Your PTA membership gives the California State PTA a voice in legislation and advocacy. PTA helps ensure that parents have a seat at the table when important decisions that affect schools are made. PTA works together to improve the education, health and safety of all children. Three decades of research proves that students achieve higher grades, have better attendance and more consistently complete homework when parents are involved and just the act of joining PTA is a great way to get involved.

Please open the document below to view the perks of Tulita PTA Membership, including discounts at many locations.

2015 PTA Membership PerksFlier.pdf


What is PTA?

PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, National PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, as well as family and community education, National PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives. For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all!

PTA Structure

● National PTA (www.pta.org)
● California State PTA (www.capta.org)
● District PTA (www.33rdpta.org)
● Council PTA = Tulita + 11 RBUSD Schools
● Unit PTA; Tulita is Unit #00007803

Get Your Tulita Spirit Wear Today!

  1. Click on PTA-EZ
  2. Click on on the item(s) that you are interested in
  3. Select "Add to Cart" when you are done shopping
  4. Select "View Cart" to check out
  5. Create an account* to purchase via PayPal or your Debit/Credit Card

*If you have previously purchased online, your username is your email; if you are creating a new account, your username should be your email address.

 Please click below to view The PTA 2015 Summer Packet


Back To School Presidents Message

Dear Tulita Families,

I want to first say, “Thank You.” 

Last year, I began a similar letter to the Association with “On behalf of the nearly 400 student, parent and teacher members of the Tulita Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA), I want to wish you all a warm summer welcome /welcome back to Tulita!”  Well I still want to welcome you back to Tulita, but what’s amazing to me is our member participation this year……486 members –a more than 20 percent increase.  Extremely awesome!  And we appreciate all of your support!  For those parents of incoming students – Welcome and we hope to see you joining PTA – it’s a great way to meet families and stay connected with your child in another meaningful way.

Our PTA is a non-­‐profit, 501c(3) organization, and our “unit” is part of the of the California PTA, which is part of the National PTA.  PTA's mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families. Feel free to read more about us at http://capta.org/about

Another way is through programming events such as all school field trips and transportation, educationally enriching assemblies during Red Ribbon Week and Science Week and PTA’s Reflections statewide art, photography and video competition as well as our fun n’ free family nights like Multicultural Night and our Groovy Dance Party in May.  Our planning and organizing with Tulita Elementary Principal and teachers began as early as April; we hope these events will bring excitement, joy, laughs and smiles to our Tulita Tidalwaves.

Tulita is able to program and plan those events and raising funds from events like our wildly successful  Tulita Turkey Trot, which, eclipsed all other RBUSD school jog-a-thons’ fundraising totals in its very first year!  These are just a few of the activities we have scheduled.  But the planning, production and execution is due to our virtually tireless PTA volunteers who donate, write, call, create, design, organize, network and distribute so as to benefit every Tulita child.  And all of these funds that we spend are approved by PTA member association meetings.  

This mailing – one of the very few we actually snail mail– our “Summer Packet” as we call it -­‐   is an Informational introduction to our PTA programs, meetings and events that you and your children may be interested in participating. Our packet, online survey and other information on this year's events is also available at http://tulita.rbusd.org/pta

We encourage you to participate in PTA.  My executive board members and I look forward to meeting each one of you at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 25, from 4-­‐6 pm.

Al Arizmendez 
President, Tulita Elementary PTA



Reflections submissions are due October 23rd, 2015.

Please contact Reflections Chair, Kate McClain at TulitaPTAReflections@gmail.com


Tulita PTA Photo Release

We want to include you and your child on our Website, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages and on our PTA Twitter account. Please sign and return the photo release form with your permission.

TulitaPTA_PHOTO RELEASE_2015.pdf


This survey is a special opportunity for the PTA to get specific feedback on all aspects of our organization’s successes, needed improvements and suggestions. Click here and complete this online survey today.