The Cragmont PTA is a school-based, non-profit organization that raises money and organizes volunteers to provide you with information, and your children with extra support. We raise money for the school, organize a series of annual events, and sponsor many great programs for the students, including a rich array of after school enrichment classes. We also have a lot of fun. Join us!

Who We Are

2019/20 PTA BOARD

  • President – James Na

  • Executive VP  Ana Vasudeo

  • VP of Fundraising – Micha Oliver and Nimota Abina 

  • VP of Communications  Jen Ruppert

  • VP of Outreach and Advocacy   Degi Simmons

  • Treasurer  Avi Khullar

  • Financial Secretary  Theresa Kim

  • Secretary – Melvina Lee

  • Auditor  Samareen Shami

  • Parlimentarian  Peter Spoerl

  • Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN

  • Room Parent Coordinator  Sarah Parsons

  • Historian  Alexandra Singer

  • Teacher Rep  Meridith Aki


  • Spring Auction Co-Chairs  Anne Ray, Jill Miller and Micha Oliver

  • Raffle Chair  Kim Syer   

  • Staff Appreciation Lunch Co-Chairs  Melvina Lee and Emmy Roffe

  • Green Team  Alisha Graves

  • The Cragmont Fund – Micha Oliver and Nimota Abina

  • Read-A-Thon  Jennie Brown

  • PTA Afterschool Enrichment Team  Shirley Hudacko, Lindsay Nofelt, Sarah Deeds, Alexandra Singer, Elizabeth Mackenzie

  • Online Directory  James Na

  • Website Team  Maki Nishizaka, Leda Dederich, Micha Oliver

  • Cragmont Gear  Micha Oliver and Nimota Abina

  • Winter Faire  OPEN

  • Kindergarten Tours  OPEN

  • LGBTQ Family Chair  OPEN

  • Inclusion Family Chairs  OPEN


What We Do


  1. The PTA helps fund vital programs that require financial assistance in order to continue. Our PTA is able to fund programs such as; art, dance, music, and afterschool enrichment classes.

  2. The PTA funds empowering programs that teach conflict resolution through peace. Cragmont works with MOSAIC Project, an experiential program that celebrates diversity, teaches empathy, assertiveness and peaceful conflict resolution.

  3. The PTA helps kids be successful. Research shows that kids do better in school when their parents are engaged in the community. There are so many ways to be involved at Cragmont! You can participate in PTA meetings, hold a position on the PTA board, lend a hand at fundraisers, conduct school tours or volunteer in the classroom.

  4. The PTA builds community. Our active calendar of diverse school activities and events provides the opportunity to form lasting bonds with fellow families within the Cragmont community.

  5. The PTA allows you to easily participate. PTA meetings are held once a month in the school’s library. Dinner and childcare are provided for your convenience.


Becoming a PTA Member is inexpensive ($10 minimum) and is open to all families.*

Your membership:

  • Contributes to our annual fundraising goal

  • Gives you a voice in programs and activities

  • Keeps our school community vibrant

  • Supports statewide and districtwide PTA programs and lobbying efforts 

*To increase inclusivity and participation, the PTA Board may waive the membership fee, to be determined annually by the PTA Board.


PTA meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the school’s library. Dinner and childcare are provided for your convenience. We would love to have everyone attend. We need your ideas, organizing, and general help! There are so many ways to be involved here at Cragmont that fit all levels of availability.

  • The PTA provides dinner for you and your child(ren) from 5:30-6:30.

  • The PTA then meets from 6:30-7:30.  

  • Childcare is provided 




830 Regal Road

Berkeley, CA 94708

Office Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm


Main Phone:  (510) 644-8810


Absentee Hotline: (510) 644-6333

or report online

Transportation: (510) 644-6182

LEARNS: (510) 644-4892

Parent Liaison: (510) 644-8871

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