About Holmes Junior High PTA

The purpose and goal of the Holmes PTA is to support all of our students. One of the ways we do this is by coming together for monthly meetings where we hear updates from Principal Kennedy, Ms. Shields – Head Counselor, Teachers (rotating presentations from each department), a student representative, and also updates on PTA fundraising. 

Fundraising is the other means by which we support our students. We only hold 2 fundraisers each year: The membership drive which kicks off at the start of the school year, and our “Unfundraiser” which kicks off just prior to the holidays.

Our membership drive funds numerous programs and activities, including:

     Library books and supplies

     Science Department supplies

     Pi Week activities (Math Department games during the week of 3/14)

     Student garden upgrades

     Upgraded PE equipment

     PBIS Awards (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports), aka “got caught” rewards

     Teacher luncheons at beginning and end of year

Our “Unfundraiser” specifically supports special year-end activities for each grade level:

     7th & 8th grade: “Day on the Green” with inflatable obstacles courses and the Kona Ice Truck

     9th grade: Field trip to Marin, a long-standing Holmes tradition

It’s called the “Unfundraiser” because there is no fundraising event (e.g. no auction or sales campaigns). We just ask for your contribution so that we can offer these events to the kids. 100% of donations go to funding these events.

Throughout the year, there will also be SignUp Genius announcements that go out to ask for snack donations and volunteers for school dances, or donations for teacher appreciation events (prior to winter break and during Teacher Appreciation Week in the Spring).

We hope you will help us kick things off by contributing to our membership drive.

PTA meetings are a great way to find out what is going on around campus. With reports from teachers, counselors, ASB student reps and Principal Kennedy, you’ll get some insight into your student’s day.  Join us in person (Holmes Library) or via Zoom (link lives under Next PTA Meeting).

2023-2024 Executive Board

President: Alana Rothman-Thranian
VP Communications: [OPEN]
VP Fundraising: Savita Patil
VP Membership: Melanie Vida
Secretary: Sarah Brown Blake
Treasurer: Aparna Krishnan
Parliamentarian: Nihan Alasaad

Non-board positions:

Hospitality Chair: [OPEN]
Auditor: Ning Li

Programs We Support

7th Grade Social and Emotional Health

8th Grade Tile Project

9th Grade BBQ/Graduation/Dance


Department Grants


Helping Hands (students)

Staff Hospitality

Library donations

Parent Education

Pi Week


9th Grade Hike

7th/8th Grade Day-on-the-Green

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Support

Join the PTA!

Download and complete the Holmes PTA Membership & Donation Form.