Strong parent participation at Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary enables the Home and School Club to offer special programs and events for our children above and beyond what the state of California can provide. Here are some ideas on ways for you to make a difference for our school and your child’s future:

Become a Room Parent for your child’s classroom

A Room Parent is a lead parent who organizes classroom parties, classroom communications about Home and School Club Fundraisers and events, and coordinates volunteers for classroom events and school-wide events as directed by the teacher and the Home and School Club. Room Parents are responsible for either attending monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday evening of most months, 6:30-8:30 PM) or finding another parent from the class who will attend the meetings in your place. This position can be held effectively by either working or non-working parents. If more than one person serves as the Room Parent in a class, the duties can be divided up.

Volunteer in your child’s classroom

This depends on the individual teacher’s needs.

Participate in Home & School Club activities

See the descriptions of upcoming events and fundraisers, which are all organized and run by volunteers

Make use of your skills

Let us know what unique skills you have, and we will find a way to use them!


An easy way to participate is to donate items needed for the classroom. You can also visit our fundraising webpage for many easy ways to donate and/or participate including AmazonSmile, eScrip, Boxtops for Education, and our Fall Fund Drive.

Don’t want to sell anything? Cash donations are always accepted (via check or PayPal) and are tax deductible.

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If you’d like to learn more about our events and fundraisers and how you can help, please complete the form below. Thank you!

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