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Joaquin Miller School

Get Involved

Parents make the difference at Joaquin Miller

Becoming involved in your school is a great way to get to know your neighbors, it's lots of fun, and it helps out our kids tremendously.

Parent involvement can play a critical role in a child's academic and social development. At the same time, involved parents help build a sense of a community at a school, help the school offer services that it otherwise could not and have fun while doing it. Fortunately, there are many ways that parents can participate at Joaquin Miller:

Join the Joaquin Miller PTA

At Joaquin Miller we strive to have a membership rate of about 75% of our families: we encourage all families to join. PTA meetings and Parent Educational Presentations are held at 6:30 p.m., during the third week of each month of the school year. Please visit the school calendar for exact dates and topics. You'll find in attendance friendly and passionate parents, teachers, and the principal, working together to make our school the best it can be. Learn more »

Join the School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) develops and monitors the implementation of the
External LinkSingle Plan for Student Achievement, discussing matters that impact school budget and academic achievement. All parents and community are encouraged to participate. Learn more »

Join the Parent Teacher Liaison

The Parent Teacher Liaison (formerly Parent Advisory Council) Meeting assists the administrative and professional staff of Joaquin Miller School in the development and implementation of school programs and activities, among other duties. Learn more »

Join the English Language Advisory Council

The English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) meets to discuss and offer suggestions on the needs of English Learners, assist with developing a school needs survey, receive information about student testing results, and recommend actions to support regular school attendance, among other topics. See when the next meeting is on the School Calendar »

Room Parents

The special talents of our Joaquin Miller Parents are a great strength for our school. There are myriad ways to volunteer in class, from becoming a Room Parent or chaperoning field trips, to assisting in the library or computer lab. Ask your child’s teacher how you can help. Learn more »

Join the Dad's Club

The Dads Club is open to all parents and guardians of Joaquin Miller students. Although it is an informally organized group, it has a prevailing presence in the Joaquin Miller family and community. Learn more »

Attend school fundraising events and have fun!

Our many fundraising events are a really fun way to give back to your school. The Annual Fall Auction gala is our biggest fundraiser and a great night out for parents; the Spring Walk-A-Thon is a hugely popular event filled with good friends, good music, and lots of walking! These fundraisers and others support essential programs at Joaquin Miller. Learn more »


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