Thank you for visiting the website for San Gabriel PTA. We 
 ope to share news about the activities, events, and our work on behalf of the students and families at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero, CA. The activities and programs that our PTA directly supports through fundraising and/or volunteers include:
  • Educational field trips

  • School Assemblies

  • Scientist in Residence and Artist in Residence programs

  • Battle of the Books and Reading Incentive 


  • Meet the Masters

  • Field Days

  • STEAM Expo

There are many ways that you can help. Please consider attending a PTA meeting, volunteering your time, providing goods or services, or making a donation to 

San Gabriel PTA. We are completely volunteer-run and appreciate any support. So please look around, contact us, and check back often for updates.


posted Sep 27, 2018, 6:07 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 6:07 PM ]

Student Drop Off

Student drop off begins at 7:45 am. There is no adult supervision before 7:45 am.

If your child is absent, please call the attendance line, message only. (805) 462-4345

Independent Study Contract
Independent Study Contracts are for absences of 5 days or more and allows students to complete class work and still get credit for attendance.

If you need an Independent Study Contract, it is required to notify your child's teacher and the office at least 5 days in advance. 

Thank you to everyone who has filled out the required Volunteer paperwork and now are cleared to help in the classrooms. Also, thank you to those who have been fingerprinted in order to chaperone at fieldtrips. Our teachers appreciate you!

Anyone who needs to be on school campus, please sign into our Raptor system in the school office.
Thank You,


posted Sep 27, 2018, 6:06 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 6:11 PM ]

Come out to our local McDonald’s for dinner or dessert and see your favorite teachers serving up food and smiles.  A percentage of all sales at the counter and drive-thru and all tips will be donated to our school.

ALL FOR BOOKS - OCT 29 - NOV 2, 2018

posted Sep 27, 2018, 6:04 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 6:12 PM ]

Our school is participating in a classroom-level coin drive called the Coin-A-Day Challenge from October 29 to Nov. 2. Each day represents a different type of coin. The classroom that collects the highest overall total will receive a $5 scholastic gift card for each student to spend at the book fair!!

* Penny Monday
* Nickel Tuesday
* Dime Wednesday
* Quarter Thursday
* Any Coin Friday
If you have loose coins hiding under couch cushions, floor mats, in pants pockets, or the bottom of your bag, put them to good use by giving students more access to books they’ll want to read! Our school will use the donations to purchase books for our teachers classrooms. Scholastic will match the amount we raise and donate books to victims of the hurricanes to help rebuild their school libraries!!

Book Fair
Nov. 5th-Nov. 9th
Before school: 7:50-8:10 After School: 2:45-4:00
K.I.S.S. Event Wednesday, November 7th: 11:30-1:00

FALL BOOK FAIR - NOV 5 - NOV 9, 2018

posted Sep 27, 2018, 6:03 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 6:12 PM ]

The Fall Book Fair is coming!!

When: November 5th thru November 9th
Where: The Cafeteria
Time: Monday 11/5 through Friday11/9
Before School: 7:50-8:10 & After School: 2:45-4:00

KISS Event: Kids Invite Someone Special Wednesday, November 7th from 11:30-1:00 pm

Volunteer: Please click on the link below to sign up to help work the book fair. Easy, fun, and worth every minute!! Thanks for helping making the book fair a success! See you at the book fair!!



posted Sep 20, 2018, 12:01 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 12:01 PM ]

We have our first Box Top collection drive and contest of the year.  Please bundle your Box Tops in bags of 50 and turn in your Box Tops by October 19.  Please check the expiration dates; only unexpired Box Tops will be accepted.  

Our Contests:

  • The classroom with the most Box Tops will win a special recess with Mrs. Ames where we’ll play games like Hoop Hop Showdown.
  • The classroom that shows the most school spirit and wears their Gator green on Friday, October 19 will also receive an additional 30 Box Tops for their classroom.


posted Sep 20, 2018, 12:00 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 12:00 PM ]

The San Gabriel School PTA will be sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wednesday October 31st.  Prizes will be awarded for each grade in the categories listed below.  Pumpkins may be carved and/or decorated.  Last year you brought in many spectacular pumpkins! 

Bring your pumpkins (already decorated/or carved) along with the bottom section of this form to the outside stage before school in the morning. Please look for your grade level table to sign in. Afternoon kindergartners - pumpkins must be at school by 9:00 a.m.

Students must pick-up their pumpkins right after school.  All pumpkins not picked up will be thrown out 15 minutes after the school bell.

Your pumpkin’s candle may not be lit at school. Pumpkins are not allowed on the bus.  Please be sure to make other transportation arrangements.

If help is needed, a family member may assist you only in carving the top off the pumpkin and scooping-out the insides. For any additional help, please enter the “Family Design” category.

Please fill out and bring with your pumpkin on Wednesday October 31st, 2018!!


Walk and Roll Wednesdays at San Gabriel

posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:32 PM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette


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posted May 3, 2018, 11:59 AM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated May 3, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

Thank you, San Gabriel students and families, for a record-breaking Kick-A-Thon with a grand total of $34,925.64 and 67% participation!  This ensures that we can fund all our field trips, assemblies, and fun activities for next year. Such fantastic fundraising also allows us to make additional investments and gifts to our school.  Over the past years, PTA has purchased new and much needed stage lights, microphones and stage monitor speakers, and storage shed for our school. We are so lucky and thankful to support our school.  There were so many close contests and ties this year and every class raised at least $1,000 that we just want to applaud everyone’s outstanding efforts. Way to go!

Classroom Contest Winners
Top 2 Earning Classrooms:  Mrs. Sherer and Mrs. Platz’s classes have earned pizza parties.
Top 3 Participating Classrooms:  Mrs. Sherer, Mrs. Kaul, and Mrs. Blakeman’s classes have earned ice cream parties.
Top 2 Earning Teachers:  Mrs. Platz (PK-2) and Mrs. Sherer (3-5) will receive $50 gift cards.

Top 13 Earners who will have a special lunch with Mrs. Ames and who will enter the Prize Room on May 3rd early are: Logan H., Collin S., John W., Braelyn D., Diego L., Ashlynn S., Cody B., Kate B., Charli B., Owen S., Allison E., Wade C. and Torah C.

Our raffle winners are:
Jack K. wins a trip to the Prize Room.
Kailey K. wins a Kick-A-Thon t-shirt.
Colton S. wins an In-N-Out or Tastee Freez coupon.

The winner of the 2018 Kick-A-Thon logo design contest is fourth grader Leslie V.  She wins a free Kick-A-Thon t-shirt and a trip to the Prize Room.

Congratulations to all our winners! 

San Gabriel PTA wishes to thank the following businesses for their generous donations and support of our 2018 Kick-A-Thon.

Gold Sponsors: 
Ames Tower Group
Kenneth’s Heating and Air
The DocuTeam

Silver Sponsors: 
Cohen Soft Tissue and Chiropractic
Rodan + Fields consultant Veronica Luna

Bronze Sponsors: 
ABC Supply Co
Avalon Real Estate
Five Star Rain Gutters
Give Fitness Foundation
Hofbrau Morro Bay
Hop’s Bounce House
Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics - Dr. Jillian Davenport
Pure Pediatric Dentistry
Tastee Freez

In-kind Contributors and Donors: 
A-Town Diner
Aquarium of the Pacific
Atascadero Fire Department
Atascadero Police Department
Bravo Pizza Plus
Cal Poly Athletics
Galaxy Theatres
Gilroy Gardens
Gladiator Paintball
Guest House Grill
Ice in Paradise
In N Out
Kennedy Club Fitness
Legion of Honor Fine Art Museum of SF
Madonna Inn
Marston’s 101
MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Mr. Putter’s Putt-Putt
Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
Paradise Shaved Ice
Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Francisco’s Pier 39
Santa Barbara Zoo
Schools Insurance Program for Employees (SIPE)
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Tastee Freez
Walt Disney Family Museum


posted May 3, 2018, 11:52 AM by Jodie Cohen - Gator Gazette   [ updated May 3, 2018, 11:52 AM ]

In an effort to celebrate the diversity of humankind through the games people play, W.E. C.A.R.E. has developed a multicultural games program.  This unique program teaches a variety of activities in a fun, positive and non-competitive atmosphere. Students learn different skills with emphasis on our motto- THE MOST FUN WINS!!!

The students will have an assembly in the morning, followed by grade level lessons throughout the day.  In addition, the W.E. C.A.R.E. team will provide a Family Fun Night on May 15th from 5:30-7pm in the San Gabriel Cafeteria.  Join us!

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