University Park PTA University Park PTA

Join the PTA

When you join the University Park PTA, you make a difference in your child’s education and get a voice and a vote at University Park.  Membership and participation means that you will have a better understanding of what goes on at our school and in your child’s classroom.
Moreover, being a PTA member provides you with many perks, provided by the California PTA (CAPTA), such as discounts on a range of products, services, and entertainment options.



What's Happening Now?

Jog A Thon
Wow!  What a great time the 2014 Jog A Thon was!  Thanks to everyone we have raised just over $18,500 in funds so far.  Jog A Thon lap donations and corporate matching are due on Thursday 11/13/14 and classroom prizes will be announced on Friday at Flag Deck.  Our goal is $24,000 so if you have not yet donated or wish to donate additional funds, please feel free to do so!
Box Tops
It’s time for a friendly classroom competition!  Collect box tops and send them to your classroom teacher by December 1st.  The winning classroom will receive a popsicle party!
Kids Run the OC Marathon
Did your student participate in Kids Run the OC Marathon last year?  Did they love it?  We need a coordinator to make this event happen in 2015.  Please email Cathy Kurani at if you are interested.
PTA Membership
Make a difference in your child’s education!  Join the PTA today.
Spirit Wear
Has been ordered, expect to receive your shirts before Thanksgiving.
Family Lunch Day
Come have lunch with your student on November 21st!  1-2 grades at 11:25am. 3-4 grades 11:55am, 5-6 grades 12:25pm
School Wide Directory
We will be publishing a school wide directory again this year.  An opt out form is available online for those who do not want to be included in the directory.
Family Movie Night
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the December 12th Family Movie Night.  Please let Cathy Kurani know if you are interested.  Email her at
University Park PTA Website
Stay up to date!  Check out the PTA website at

Lunch Time Activities

Lunch Time Activities will start again in October.


This week (Oct 28th and 31st)

- Tuesday: Flag Football

- Friday: Zombie Tag

The UP PTA is looking for volunteers for the 2014-2015 school year.

The University Park PTA is already looking toward the 2014-2015 school years and will be in need of volunteers.

Make a difference in your child's education and help us build a community at UP :)




Time Commitment

Spirit Wear Committee


Design, sell and distribute UP t-shirts

Fall 2014

Staff Appreciation Week Committee


Plan staff lunch and student activities

May 2015

Scrips/Box Tops Committee

Collects box tops and advertises for Scrips participation

year round

Hospitality Committee

Purchases snacks and drinks for events

year round

Scholastic Book Fair Committee


Organizes and executes the book fair

April 2015

Assemblies Committee

Selects and books school wide assemblies

3 per year

Flier Distribution Committee


Photocopies and bundles fliers for the conduits

year round



Manages the PTA website

year round



Audits PTA books

twice per year

Walk to School Committee

Helps with the Walk to School/ Bike to school Program

year round

ACE Committee


Helps with after school enrichment program

2-3 times per year

Astounding Inventions Committee

Helps with the city wide science competition

Winter 2014-5


Reflections Committee


Helps with the state wide art competition

Fall 2014


Mother Daughter Tea Committee


Helps with the 5th grade girls “growing up” tea

Spring 2015


Guy’s Night Committee


Helps with the 5th grade boys “growing up” night

Spring 2015


Room Parent Committee


Helps the Room Parents at UP

Year round

Kids Run the OC Marathon Committee


Helps with the marathon training / running club at UP

Spring 2015


Library Committee


Helps with the Librarian with administrative work

Year round


Jog A Thon Committee


Helps with Jog A Thon fundraiser

November 2014

Family Fun Events Committee


Helps plan family fun nights (Movie night, All School Hang Out, etc)

year round

Irvine Ranch Family Fun Festival


Helps with  Family Fun Festival

June 2015


Join the University Park PTA and make a difference!!




WHO are we? 


Executive Board                                               Committee Chairs & Coordinators



Cathy Kurani

Spirit Wear

Maria Changsek


Joanne Ulene

Graphic Designs

Brenda Ponnay


Simone Carmichael

Teacher Appreciation

Meera Karthikeya

Yasmin Atcha

Financial Secretary

Zoi Rappas

Scripts & Box Tops

Barb Doherty


Giseli Souza


Joane Ulene



ACE Coordinator

Lisa Phillips



Event Sponsorships

Kiley Baile


WHAT are we?                                        


We are a group of parent volunteers that have committed our time, talents and resources to support, enhance, improve and enrich our children’s education.



WHEN are PTA Events?


U.P. PTA organizes several spectacular events throughout the year; Membership Drive, Jog A Thon, Assemblies, Book Fair and Family Fun Events. 



WHERE does the money go?


Our fundraising efforts channel money directly to University Park Elementary for programs which support excellence in education for ALL of our students.



WHYshould I join?


Joining PTA allows you to make a difference in your child’s education and gives you a voice and a vote at University Park.  Membership and participation means that you will have a better understanding of what goes on at our school and in your child’s classroom


PLUS – Membership has Perks!! 
As a member of the UP PTA you are also a member of the California State PTA. Here is a list of the vendors that offer 
perks of membership available exclusively to PTA Members; Jamba Juice, Legoland, Staples, T-Mobile, Enterprise, Hertz, MetLife, California Academy of Sciences and more!


QUESTIONS: Please email U.P. PTA at

PTA Membership Sign Up Form
Don't miss out on all the fun! Join now to make a difference in your child's education. Fill out the attached form and turn into the front office.
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