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    PTO Activities

    PTO Meetings — first Thursday of the month

    Find out first hand what is going on and share your opinions. We want everyone represented and need your attendance to make that possible.

    Room Parents

    A fun way to get involved in your child’s classroom. You are the direct communication liaison between the PTO, teacher, and classroom parents. You will also assist the teacher as needed with special classroom events. This can be a co-parent job. 

    Fall Festival 

    Our BIG family event — an outdoor family and community event with live music, games, food booths, dunk tank, crafts, prizes, raffle, slides, bounce houses, and more!!! This requires a lot of parent volunteers and is very fun to work on. Last Friday of September.

    Bucks for Bobcats – Pledge-drive fundraiser

    A pledge-drive replacing the retail driven fundraisers (e.g. gift wrap, candy, etc.) of years past. Parents and the community have the opportunity to give 100% of their donations directly to the school.

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon 

    Teachers and staff are honored and thanked for their hard work. The PTO prepares a delicious lunch as well as provides playground supervision so that the entire staff can attend.  


    The Hospitality Committee provides food/snacks for many school and PTO events, including PTO meetings, Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Conference week, and Open House.  

    Reading Week — No Screens for Ice Cream

    A celebration of reading! Give up “screens” for a week. No TV, computers, phones, anything with a screen. Celebrate family time and reading! The participants get rewarded with an ice cream party. Reading Week events include read-ins, reading nights with special guests, and classroom activities. 

    Tularcitos Open House & Family Dinner 

    This is one of our largest attended events!

    Enjoy our school Art show, visit our Bobcat Garden, socialize over dinner before visiting your child’s/children’s classroom(s). It is a fun event held on the lower playground for all families and relatives.

    School Yearbook 

    A priceless memento of the entire school year, with a special section dedicated to the graduating 5th graders. Taking pictures, documenting events, building a memory for the students to cherish.  This is a fun committee for volunteers that like photography and being creative.

    5th Grade Ice Cream Sales

    Our 5th grade works hard all year to raise money for their 5th grade pool & BBQ celebration on the day of their promotion. Parent volunteers (usually  5th grade parents) sell ice cream at most school events.

    Spirit Wear 

    Help purchase, sell, and manage inventory for a wide and colorful assortment of Tularcitos T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, magnets, and more! Help is needed selling items at The Barn on campus, tracking orders online, and selling at events.

    Tularcitos Stampede (formerly Spring Fling)

    Our largest, adult-only, fundraiser and social event at a fantastic venue in Carmel Valley. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertainment with live and silent auction items. 

    Family Camp Out

    Join the PTO for our annual family camp out on the Tularcitos field, complete with a pool party, bonfire, s’mores, and pancakes the next morning! 

    Bobcat Pool Party

    Join the PTO for some fun in the sun! Meet new and old friends, and swim, dive, or jump into the new school year. 

    Movie in the Park

    FREE to the entire community. Movie set up at the Community Park. Food trucks, Kona Ice and Carmel Valley Community Youth Center concessions. Family-friendly fun. Bring a picnic, low chairs, and blankets.

    Talent Show

    Help organize and put on a wonderful evening to celebrate the diverse Talents of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. 


    What is the PTO?


    The Tularcitos “Parent Teacher Organization” is a non-profit, volunteer group whose purpose is to provide support for school programs, to encourage involvement in our students’ education, and to strengthen the sense of community at Tularcitos Elementary School.

    The PTO connects Tularcitos parents, teachers, staff, and the community with a goal of providing a unique opportunity to be a part of Tularcitos Elementary School.

    All parents/guardians of any child enrolled at Tularcitos and all members of the school staff are members of the PTO. Membership is free!

    What does the PTO support?


    The PTO is committed to supporting new and ongoing programs at Tularcitos. These programs include:

    • Classroom technology
    • Field trips 
    • Hospitality
    • Outdoor garden
    • Talent show
    • Playground improvements & equipment 
    • School beautification projects
    • Student assistance
    • Supplemental teacher-requested items
    • Swimming program
    • Tennis court maintenance 


    How can I help?


    You CAN make a difference! Whether you have a few minutes, a few hours, or an abundance of time, you can help … you can enhance the educational experience at Tularcitos. 

    For example:  

    • Attend the PTO meetings
    • Sign up to help on a committee
    • Buy or help sell Spirit Wear
    • Help run your class’s booth at Fall Festival
    • Plan/organize the Tularcitos Stampede
    • Be a Room Parent or Room Co-Parent
    • Serve as an officer or on a committee
    • Help in our garden


    Get involved!


    2023-2024 Officers


    President   Beth Henshaw



    Vice-President Ryann Williams



    Treasurer  Lauren Heisinger


    Secretary Luma Adamo


    Hospitality Mara Luster


    Room Parent Kristen Rianda

    Coordinator knrianda@gmail.com


    Principal   Ryan Peterson




    35 Ford Road

    Carmel Valley, CA   93924

    Phone: 831-620-8195

    Email: tularcitos.pto@gmail.com