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Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA Connecting Families, Schools, and Communities

Upcoming Events


1/17 - 1/31 Reading Power



2/4 District Council PTA Parent Ed Night

2/17 - 2/21 Mid Winter Break

2/27 Upstanders documentary film screening 



3/6 PTA Meeting at 9:00am

3/26 PTA Parent Ed Night Speaker Author, Dr Christine Carter

3/30 - 4/3 Spring Break



3/30 - 4/3 Spring Break

4/17 SchoolForce Auction



5/4-5/8 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/15 PTA Meeting

5/15-5/17 Ralston Musical Lion King, Jr. Performances

5/25 No School - Memorial Day



6/10 Last Day of School

6/10 8th Grade Promotion

Straight from the Rams' mouth!

Hear directly from students and staff how Ralston's PTA benefits them!


Every Child. One Voice.

The Ralston Middle School Parent-Teacher Association is committed to increasing parental involvement in support of Ralston Middle School faculty, staff, and students. The PTA is an active organization whose membership is open to all parents and teachers. As an association, it has several objectives:

Purpose of the PTA:

  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school so that they may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in education.
  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.

What does PTA support?

  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) and RAMS Way
  • Homework Clubs
  • Math Olympiads 
  • Hospitality
  • Teacher Stipends/Department Budgets
  • New Student BBQ Orientation
  • New Student WEB Transition (Were Everybody Belongs)
  • Community Building: Parent Ed Nights & Parents Night Out
  • Math Festivals
  • Lunch Intramurals
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Field Day
  • 8th Grade Promotion Week Activities
  • Emergency and Safety Supplies
  • Ralston Directory
  • Weekly “Rams” Newsletter
  • PE Department
  • and a handful more…

Free Money for Our School!

1. Shop Amazon Smile:

  • Every time you shop at Amazon, use this link and Ralston earns 0.5% of your eligible purchase price at NO cost to you!

  • Bonus: Once you are registered, Amazon will remind you to use the Smile link!

2. Box Tops for Education: 

  • Ralston PTA submits your clipped Box Tops for Education to earn 10 cents for every box top!

  • Please, turn in your box tops to the school office in an envelope or bag.

3. Sign up for eScrip:

  • Type Ralston PTA in the search box

  • Register your credit, debit, and grocery store cards

  • Every time you shop using your registered cards at local businesses like Lunardi's, Molly Stones, Bianchini's, THEY donate money to Ralston!

  • Can also register your family and friends cards too! When they shop, they will be earning money for our school.

  • Over 800 great merchants donate a % of your purchases to Ralston!

  • Bonus: You'll often get free shipping, coupons, and other offers too!

PTA Executive Board

President Jo Kupbens
VP / Communications Andrea Ganim
VP / Council Rep Wendy Kang
Secretary Sara Pinto
Treasurer Paul Turner
Financial Secretary Stephanie Lee
Auditor Lisa Lessard
Historian Sucharita Vennela
Parliamentarian Heather Irwin
School-Force Tiffany Booth

Stay in Touch

Weekly Announcements

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join our Facebook Group

PTA Facebook

follow Principal Dougherty on Twitter @mdoughertyrms


Ralston Online Apparel Store

Visit our online store to get your Ralston gear today!

We have partnered with Goetz Bros in San Carlos to offer a year round online store. You have the option to do an in store pick up or have it shipped directly to you for a minimal fee.  

If you would like to see sizes before ordering, you can pop over to Goetz and check them out. All orders are custom. No exchanges or refunds are possible. 

Ralston apparel prices reflect direct costs from Goetz. This is not a fundraiser. PTA strives to keep costs low for our families!

(*Special t-shirt and hoodie for our 8th graders will be available to order in late October for a limited time - look out for that special link in our newsletter!) 

Any questions regarding apparel, please contact our apparel chair liaison, Marissa North.