About the PTSA

The Harvest Park PTSA is a nonprofit, volunteer organization established to benefit students at Harvest Park Middle School. 

The PTSA's goal is to bring the staff, parents and students together to improve and enhance our student's learning experience. We  work to achieve this goal in the following ways:

  • Volunteering our time for school events and projects
  • Hosting school spirit functions
  • Fostering communication between parents, staff, and the school district
  • Raising funds for mini-grants, technology, staff support and to help meet unfunded school needs


Harvest Park PTSA's 2015-2016 Accomplishments

  • Coordinated entire Walk-Through Registration process including revised layout, streamlining of tables provided staffing as well os lunch for our volunteers  
  • Designed/Sold Spirit Wear for Harvest Park PTSA 
  • Redesigned Harvest Park PTSA website including information vital to the PTSA organization " Redesigned Patriot Press and ensured parents with enrolled Harvest Pork students who registered online were transferred to our distribution list 
  • Publish weekly newsletters (Patriot Press) to ensure vital communication is brought to our entire community
  • Provided welcome Back Luncheon for all faculty and  staff in September
  • Hosted Faculty and Staff Luncheon in October 
  • Hosted 4 Coffees with the Principal 
  • Hosted a Gallery Night for our students who participated in the PTA Reflections and hod over 50 entries this year 
  • Continue to support Ernie's Nest and Ernie's Branch (Student Store which sells after school snacks and schools supplies) which is flourishing.
  • Coordinated volunteers for all Fall Activities including Fall Photos, Ice cream for the 6th graders, Honor Roll socials, Reflections, Cookie Dough, and four dances (chaperones)and the Promotion Dance
  • Awarded approximately $22,500 for mini-grants - grants were well written and very innovative. Funding was considered only when money wasn't available through regular school/district resources.
  • Coordinated volunteers for the Scholastic Book Fair held in regular school/district resources; March. 


Why join the Harvest Park PTSA?

Your membership and participation in the PTSA at Harvest Park support the myriad academic programs and terrific activities that truly make this school community such a special place. You have the right to attend all PTSA general meetings (to be held on the 4th Wednesday of September, January and March at 7:00 PM in room A-2), vote on funding decisions.

You will also receive access to the school directory and numerous PTA discounts through the Pleasanton PTA Council's PTA Shops P-town program, the California State PTA, and the National PTA.

In addition, you will become part of a larger organization at the state and national level that is the oldest and undeniably the best child advocacy group in the world!Harvest Park PTSA membership dues are $16.00 for one adult membership. $5.50 of that $16 (per capita) is forwarded onto the local, state, and national PTA. The remaining $10.50 will be used for on-going programs at Harvest Park.

Student membership is $6. We encourage students to join PTSA as involving students is a commitment by parents, teachers, and students to teamwork -- a vital process to help train youth to be advocates and community leaders. Student PTSA members are welcome and encouraged to attend all PTSA meetings and we are hoping to survey student members and our school community to determine what type of activities would encourage more student involvement.





Purpose of the PTSA

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship. 

  • To raise the standard of home life. 

  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. 

  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. 

  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.



PTSA-funded programs

2015-2016 PTSA Direct Contributions to Harvest Park Middle School 

AR Reading/Testing Program $3,430.00
ASB Student Council Donation $11,000.00
Counseling Program $3,500.00
Cultural Arts (VAPA) $2,376.00
Emergency Preparedness/Safety $3,000.00
Library Additional Hours $5,200.00
Online Curriculum Support $3,600.00
Physical Education Department $1,000.00
Promotion Ceremony $2,700.00
School Assemblies $3,500.00
Technology and Technology Infrastructure $28,230.00
Teacher/Staff Mini-Grants $22,500.00
Community Outreach $560
Grand Total $90,596.00