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SRVCPTA Sister School Program Chair

2017-18 Meetings

7:00 - 9:00 PM

District Office

Board Room


Sept. 11, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

Feb. 5, 2018

Apr. 23, 2018

Sister School Program

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The Sister School philanthropic program benefits the students of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) by fostering civic responsibility, enhancing community engagement, promoting volunteerism, and by teaching the joy of helping others. This goal is accomplished by partnering each school in the SRVUSD with a partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay. Through collaborative determination of need, schools in the SRVUSD conduct a minimum of two drives and/or fundraisers per year for items that benefit the children of their sister schools.


We are very proud of our unique program and we are looking forward to another amazing year! Our unit level Sister School Program Ambassadors have some exciting plans- be sure to check your school communications to find out what is happening with your school's Sister School Program. Our SRVCPTA monthly newsletter also highlights Sister School events - please subscribe on our PTA Council home page.


Our Sister School Ambassadors are volunteer parent leaders, who play an important role in providing unity, building momentum and growing sustainability at their school sites. These Ambassadors are also important links to each other, for sharing ideas and offering support. As a team, our collective goals this year include:

  • Helping our new (and returning) Ambassadors build capacity through ongoing, cross-unit collaboration
  • Making our Program even more visible through targeted communication at the unit and Council levels, and by maintaining our website as a viable resource for our unit Ambassadors and as a useful communication tool for our extended community
  • Developing a "Sister School Program Guide to Best Practices"
  • Supporting units in implementing established best practices with staff, parents and students, while also encouraging flexible planning that meets the needs of our Sister Schools


Heartfelt appreciation to our slate of amazing 2017-18 PTA Sister School Program Ambassadors:


Alamo Elementary

Julie Adelson
Emily Busquests
Jenny Soriano

Bella Vista Elementary

Chala Chitturi & Hallie Han

Bollinger Elementary Sayeh Hazad
Country Club Elementary

Julie Burlingame & Elise O'Connell

Coyote Creek Elementary Laurie Aldape
Creekside Elementary Terranessa Lewis
Golden View Elementary Kimberlie Doerges & Danielle Marcos
Green Valley Elementary Sarah Mack & Katie Worth
Greenbrook Elementary Stephanie Reed
Hidden Hills Elementary Asma Sarosh
John Baldwin Elementary Mandi Newton & Michelle Zandona
Live Oak Elementary Rachel Ratcliff
Montair Elementary Jen Deitsch
Montevideo Elementary TBD
Neil Armstrong Elementary Leslie Klatt
Quail Run Elementary Karen Wu
Rancho Romero Elementary Wendy Higgins
Sycamore Valley Elementary Angela Avalos & Tara Stafford
Tassajara Hills Elementary TBD
Twin Creeks Elementary TBD
Vista Grande Elementary Robyn Moreno
Walt Disney Elementary Katie Yeh
Charlotte Wood Middle Angie Corritone
Diablo Vista Middle Juls Lopezi
Gale Ranch Middle Anamika Yadav
Iron Horse Middle Anju Yeddu
Los Cerros Middle Cecilia Brear
Pine Valley Middle Jenny Kunz
Stone Valley Middle Kristin Bush & Carrie Carelton
Windemere Ranch Middle Purvi Patel
California High School Kallie Fahey
Dougherty Valley High School Jenny Chang
Monte Vista High School Andrea Greco (staff)
San Ramon Valley High School Carolyn Gwynn
Angie Corritone
Venture Independent Study TBD



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The Sister School Program is a district-wide, PTA-sponsored program that began in 1994 as "The Cross County Partner School Program" (also known as "Cross County Books/Clothes"). A majority of SRVUSD schools participate in the Program. 

SRVUSD schools are partnered with schools located in a variety of East Bay cities including Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord, and Oakland.


Each participating PTA unit has a Sister School Program Ambassador who is an active volunteer member of their PTA Board, and is responsible for coordinating the program at their PTA unit.

Ambassador Resources

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