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Taylor Volunteer Training

Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013

If you are reading this….CONGRATULATIONS! It means you are willing to make a difference! Volunteering has a great impact on our school. There are many ways you can give back! Art Vistas, Room Parent, Crossing Guards, Mentoring, Fundraising events, Project Cornerstone and more! Find the best one that suits you and ….Keep reading to make it happen!

                          Attend a VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION at school.

There will be sessions on:

•SEPT 9th 9am in the cafeteria

•OCT 13th 9am in the cafeteria

•NOV 2nd 1pm in Portable 6

We cover…

  • What to do in the event of an emergency
  • Our PBIS – Positive Behavior Incentive Program
  • How to use our copier, & learn about how to get your Volunteer Badge (no more stickers for you!)
  • We’ll answer any questions that you may have about volunteer programs and how to support students in the classroom
  • Find out the safety process for being on campus

This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and feel confident when volunteering on campus.


The Oak Grove School district highly recommends that regular volunteers have fingerprinting done at the district office:

The Human Resources division at Oak Grove School District, has added an additional day to schedule fingerprints for volunteers.  Rita Cartagena, our district receptionist will be scheduling fingerprints on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-2:30 pm.  This will be through September.  

            Please contact Rita Cartagena at (408)227-8300 extension 100238, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.  Reminder, fingerprints for volunteers will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. 

            Please bring the following documents once they have a  scheduled an appointment; valid picture ID and/or drivers license, social security card, and current TB exam. Human Resources will make copies of all required documents for our files.  Cost for fingerprinting is $32.00, checks or cash are accepted.   Lastly, volunteers will also be required to complete a volunteer application.

Are you hearing from us?

Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Taylor school uses Connect Ed, a phone messaging system, to communicate with our families. It’s quick and efficient and helps us share important and timely information with you.

If you are not receiving these phone messages, please email or call the school secretary, Pat Mathiasen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 408.226.0462), with a current phone number and/or email address. 

Thank you!

Corporate Matching

Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013

Many companies have programs through which they will "match" the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to Bertha Taylor, making your donation go even further.

How do you know?

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Check with your company's Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don't, you may want to ask your company to start one.) If your employer does offer this program, your Human Resources department should provide you with a matching gift form to send to Bertha Taylor along with your donation. Complete this form and mail it with your donation to:

Bertha Taylor Elementary
Attention: PTA
410 Sautner Drive
San Jose, CA 95123

Our PTA will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds.

Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. Some companies offer a payroll deduction plan. For more information or if you are not sure if the school qualifies for your company's gift matching program, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">email us and we'll be glad to send information about our mission and programs.

The Bertha Taylor PTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Thank you to our Sponsors