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Our Mission

 “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”

Why is the PTA so important to our Newport El students?

Similar to our school's unique history, Newport Elementary PTA was one of the first to be established in California, and began in 1926. It remains one of the longest standing PTAs west of the Mississippi. Year after year, our PTA thrives on providing family and community based programs for the students of Newport El. Our volunteers, who give of their time and talent, ensure success in these programs.

PTA provides parents and teachers with a way to share their experience and knowledge about children. PTA members support public education and work to improve children's health and safety. PTAs speak on behalf of children--who can't effect change for themselves--at local, state and national government levels.

Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and purposes of the PTA.  Every person who joins Newport Elementary PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and national PTAs. Dues are $12.

Our Programs

Boo Bash Family Festival

Book Fairs

Character Building and Educational Assemblies

Field Day

Red Ribbon Week

Reflections Art Competition

Read Across America

Skate Nights

Spirit Wear

Teacher Appreciation & Mini Grants

PTA Executive Board 2021-2022

President: Diana Baker

VP of Membership: Christy Ruppert

VP of Ways & Means: Sally Mattson

Auditor: Christine Peterson

Secretary: Joanne Jordan

Treasurer: Juliane Mohn

Financial Secretary: Kylie McNamara

Historian: Helen Mikkelson

Parliamentarian: Michele Bell


Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA's goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

Meeting Schedule

The Newport El PTA will hold General Meetings on the following dates. While schools are closed, meetings will be held virtually. More details to come. 

September 17th

November 19th

January 21st

March 18th

May 20st