Parent-teacher association

This page is maintained by the Sandpiper School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), 801 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood City, CA 94065. Tax ID: 94-3268078


Welcome to Sandpiper School PTA where your family matters!

PTA is our community - me, you, us. There is enormous value for our children when volunteers choose to help because they care. Our PTA events, programs and enrichments are run by volunteers who give their time, passions and skills to our community. This is a very small part of our budget because of the generosity of our volunteers giving their time. We organize school socials, environmental learning, a garden club, a multicultural event, a science fair, a discovery day, a talent show, holiday celebrations, a book fair and enrichment activities that have included robotics, chess club, melody makers, national history day, book clubs, yoga, mindfulness and mock trial.

We raise most of our money to pay for the things that the state doesn't provide: field trips, music lessons (lower grades), science classes and we deliver all art lessons. We fund school assemblies, classroom periodicals, laptops, disaster preparedness and project based learning. We do this as a 'write a check' campaign at the start of the school year.

If you’re new to our community please send me an email so I can say a much more personal 'welcome'. If you want to get involved please visit the list of voluntary roles here.

Louise Griffin, President



Issued 1st/15th of every month


February 18 - 22 Mid Winter Break NO SCHOOL

March 12 - 19 School Conferences: Minimum Days

March 29 - Multi Cultural Day

April 1 - 5 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

April 19 - Science Fair

*** Save the Date: The SchoolForce 2019 Gala / Auction will be on April 12th 2019 at the Domeninco Winery ***

discover Enrichment at Sandpiper here


Principal: Tami Moore (

President: Louise Griffin (

Executive VP: Sapna Dixit (

1st VP (Registration & Hon Service Awards): Riva Rehan Ahsan

2nd VP (Fundraising): Juliette Russell (

3rd VP (PTA Council Rep): Sujata Singh (

Finance Secretary: Cristen Shinbashi (

Treasurer: Christy Kidd (

Auditor: Kevin Krueger (

Historian: Virginia Blackwell (

Parliamentarian: Sapna Dixit (

Middle School Liaison: Suvarna Bhopale ( )

Events Chair: Courtney Krueger (

Programs Chair: OPEN (

Communications Chair: Helen White (



PTA General Association Meetings are organized monthly to transact PTA business and keep our community informed. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings, but you do need to be a member to raise issues, take part in debate and vote on decisions. Notices will be sent out in advance to all those signed up to receive our eNews and minutes are available for our members - please contact our Membership Officer.

The PTA membership has the authority to adopt the budget, elect officers, approve/ratify expenditures and approve contracts.

The Executive Board transacts business between meetings, creates committees to carry out PTA work and helps set the agenda for the General Association Meetings, the dates for which are:

Friday September 21st 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Thursday October 11th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday November 16th 8:30 am to 10 am POSTPONED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE

Friday December 7th 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Thursday January 24th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm FREE CHILD CARE

Thursday February 14th 8:45 am - 10:00 am (after the Valentine's Day coffee morning)

Thursday March 21st 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday April 12th 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Thursday May 23rd 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

support pta

Sandpiper PTA generates its income from family donations at the start of term to improve budget efficiency and doesn’t organize other fundraising events throughout the year so you know what you are donating upfront. This year we are pleased to say that we have met our budget needs. Contributions are completely voluntary and you shouldn't feel guilty about not donating - our PTA exists to support every child at our school. We will always welcome donations here. If your company matches your donations please let us know and we can help you through the process:

Volunteers contribute to our academic programs, our classrooms, and student enrichment. It's a way to build community and teach our children how to make a difference to others. It's a great way to give back, meet new people, and for parents to see their children in action at school. You can get involved by giving as little as an hour a month! Click here to find out more


It's not always easy starting at a new school. Our hope is that you are made to feel welcome and valued. We want to hear from you. Be sure to sign up to our PTA eNews and register for our Family Buddy Program so we can match you with an existing Sandpiper family to ease your transition into our community, whatever time of year it is.

Get a Buddy Family here.

Be a Buddy Family here.


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