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PTA 2013-2014 Board

President : Jen Santos


VP/Historian:  Nora Nichols 


VP of Events : Yeon Kim


VP of Fundraising : Swati Shah


Treasurer : Surbhi Vaidya


Secretary:  Tina Trang Nguyen


Parliamentarian:  Tram Vo


Webmaster:  Christine Fennell


Paypal Chair:  Surbhi Vaidya/Sun Kress


Scrips Coordinator:  Marlo Toy /Hongdan Nguyen


Membership Chair:  Tina Trang Nguyen


Auditor:  Sun Kress


Teacher Representative : Shantel Constantino


Email: [email protected]


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Sinnott PTA

Are you interested in joining PTA. Here is what we are in need of. 

PRESIDENT (Required) 
Lead the PTA towards specific goals chosen by its members.
Run the meetings: prepare agenda, meeting place, etc.
Attend monthly district/council meetings (attendance can be split with VP)
Consult bylaws on procedures


Serve as the primary aid to the president; performing duties of the president in the absence of one.
Be familiar with duties of each position
Attend council/district meetings (with or instead of president)


Coordinate fundraisers within the standards and qualifications of PTA's general liability insurance
Schedule and manage Scholastic Book Fairs (2x's a school year)
Manage BoxTops/Labels for Education deadlines

TREASURER (Required)

The authorized custodian of all funds of the PTA (book keeping)
Publish financial reports for meetings
Ensure a budget exists as a financial guide for the year
Issue all checks/monies and deposit funds 

SECRETARY (Required) 
Attend meetings and publish minutes (include all motions and actions taken by the members)
Obtain and maintain procedure book including master set of the bylaws and all agendas
Keep an up-to-date list of all members

Plan and coordinate various community-building and enrichment events throughout the year (Pumpkin Patch Party, Holiday Bazaar, Movie Night 2xs a year, Family Dance, Spelling Bee).
This position will work in conjunction with the chairperson(s) of the specific event.  
Volunteer outreach for the above mentioned events. 

Perform mid-year audit (January) and year-end audit (July)
Determine the accuracy of financial books and records by reviewing receipts and disbursements and reconcile bank statements since the last audit
Detect errors and recommend corrections

Keep the PTA website current and up to date
Manage all social media accounts (Facebook, Google+, Twitter)
Ensure the calendar of events are updated and accurate
Manage the PTA online store (Weebly) including developing new content and maintaining existing content


Coordinate Scrip orders (sale, delivery, vendor communication, etc.)
Manage Community Discount Cards (sale, delivery, vendor communication, etc.)

Ensure a volunteer sign-up sheet is present at all PTA sponsored events 
Track all volunteer sign-up sheets and hours including PTA members and board


Manage membership drive at the beginning of the school year
Manage donation letters and deliver membership cards

Visit this site to read about each position in more detail: PTA Job Descriptions

Money Back to Sinnott!!!!

Do you want to Shop while giving money back to Sinnott?

Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Whether you’re shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store - it doesn’t matter where you shop or what items you buy - Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt! Submit up to 20 grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period (shoparoo site).

You also can do non-grocery-Snap pictures of your receipts from any restaurant or other retailer (that doesn’t sell grocery items) to earn entries for your school into Shoparoo’s $1,000 monthly sweepstakes and $15,000 yearly sweepstakes! the more receipts you submit, the greater your school’s chance is of winning. Submit up to 50 non-grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period (shoparoo site).



See how your donation dollars contributed to Sinnott students and staff last school year (2013-14).  Please help us continue the contributions by donating and becoming a PTA member. 

New PTA Store


Purchase Ocean Supermarket scrip gift card any time throughout the year. By purchasing from Sinnott PTA, you're supporting our school and our students.


Membership/Donations Website

Are you looking to become a PTA member, or looking to make a donation. Check out our new easy membership, donation PTA website.

Your PTA Funds in Action

Our main goal is to enrich the students' school life. We coordinate and fund various events that foster learning, team-work, and school spirit. Our traditional sponsored activities have been but not limited to:

  • Classroom and staff supplies reimbursements

  • Purchase books for the library

  • Educational assemblies

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Holiday Gift Shop

  • Holiday Bazaar

  • Tools/equipments requested by school custodians to use on campus

  • Walden West Science Camp contribution - to keep fees affordable

  • Family Fun Fair

  • Movie Nights

Milpitas Unified Council of PTAs

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Indirect Fundraising

Ocean Supermarket

Purchase Ocean Supermarket scrips to use for your shopping and 10% will go to our school. Order form can be obtained from the office, or email us at [email protected]. or at [email protected]


Participate in this program and choose Sinnott School to receive the credit.

Use for your internet search and earn money for our school.

Be sure to choose John Sinnott Elementary School PTA as your "cause".


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Clip Box Tops and turn in to PTA to exchange for cash for our school.

Contact PTA to find out more information, or if you have other charity programs to suggest.