2013-2014 PTA Board Slate

      Turtle Rock PTA is pleased to annouce the Slated Board members for the year 2013-2014.

      * President: Joann Bloxsom
      * Executive V.P.: Jodi Field
      * V.P. of Fundraising: Susan Cha
      * V.P. of Membership: Eman Abdelkader
      * V.P. of Family Events: Mary Kelly
      * Treasurer: Eva Arabzadeh
      * Financial Secretary:
      Juliana Yepes
      * Auditor: Kathleen Rogers
      * Secretary: Dianne Daucher
      * Historian: Arlene Petokas
      * Parliamentarian:
      Carmela Rossi-Lane

      Please contact Jodi Field if you have any questions. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

  • Irvine Unified Council PTA to Host Candidate Forum for IUSD School Board andidates.

Time: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00pm

Place: IUSD offices at 5050 Barranca Parkway. 

Please click Here to see the details.


Welcome to School Year 2013-2014!

One hundred years ago Alice McLellan Birney said, "Let us have no more croaking as to what cannot be done; let us see what can be done, and above all see that it is done." That brisk philosophy still drives the PTA today. While the methods may change to make us more responsive to the demands of an electronic era, the underlying principle does not.

Turtle Rock Elementary School PTA is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to the well-being of all children. It is our belief that every adult has a responsibility to ensure that all children develop to their full potential. We also believe parents are first teachers and that parent involvement is essential throughout a child's educational experience. We recognize the family can be defined in many ways and believe that family is the basic unit of society responsible for the support and nurturing of all children. Our responsibility includes advocating for the safety and welfare of all children and the opportunity for a quality public education for each child.

Purposes of the PTA:

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such unified efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

January 30, 2014
In January, the PTA hosted our first Roundtable Forum.  The meeting consisted of 4 different topics of discussion, and parents participated in three, 15 minute discussions on the various topics, and parents were free to choose the discussion tables that interested them. The meeting was a wild success with over 40 parents in attendance.  Food was generously donated by Veggie Grill. As not all of our parents were able to attend the meeting, we have received requests to share the meeting topics and discussions.  We hope to make this Roundtable an annual tradition at our school. 

Topics Discussed:

Homework Discussion: Click here for homework tips discussion and here for homework battle discussion. Click here for the best homework time discussion.

Screen time discussion: Click here for the details.

Cyberbullying Discussion: Click here for the details.

How to create balance: Click here for the details.