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Your Parent Association – Everyone Belongs

Every PCS family is a member of the Parent Volunteer Association (PVA). Together we help our school and its students thrive. 

We are:

  • building an inclusive community
  • enriching student lives through sports and clubs
  • showing teacher appreciation
  • volunteering essential school services

As a member, you have the power and voice to shape the things you care about at school by voting and taking collective action. 

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Connect & Engage

Meet people and enrich your school experience. By engaging in parent volunteer opportunities at PCS, you improve student success and build connections with other families. There are a variety of ways to help at school and from home, during the school day and on weekends and breaks. Many parents and caregivers find that plugging in at PCS is among the most fulfilling aspects of their lives during junior high and high school.

Get ENGAGED

Why volunteer? You will make connections and a difference in the lives of students. PCS counts on our help to keep things running. Our school prioritizes teachers and programs for limited, precious funds, so parents fulfill essential safety and school services, as well as lend skills and plan events. We ask each family to volunteer 40 hours annually. Our approach is flexible and inclusive — we listen to what works for you and tailor your volunteer service.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

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Parents and Caregivers Meeting - Nov. 14 - 6-7:30 pm @ Woodstock's Pizza (Downtown)

Please join us for the in-person parent and caregiver meeting. Pizza and non-alcoholic drinks hosted by the PVA. 

Come hear from the Head of School about the lunch program, school cancellation and emergency protocols, and discuss the current state of the school.  Also learn how you can get involved in the PCS community, be a part of your student's education, and engage with other parent volunteers. 

RSVP to layla.franks@pcscharter.org.

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BASH Benefit & Party - April 13, 2024 - 5 to 10pm

Join us on April 13 for the spring benefit and community party. You won't want to miss out.

UCSC Haybarn from 5 to 10pm

Stay tuned for tickets.


2023-24 Meeting Dates: September 12, November 14, January 9, March 12, May 14

PCS is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment. If you require accommodations for equal access and full participation in any event, please email us.

BASH Party & Benefit

April 13, 2024 (5 to 10pm)
Haybarn, U.C. Santa Cruz

Join us for our spring party and benefit known as BASH, Building a Scholastic Heritage. This long-standing tradition is the biggest PVA fundraiser of the year. The school community comes together to enjoy an evening of friendship and fundraising. Proceeds support faculty appreciation, community events, student clubs and activities, and gifts on the school’s wish list.

Let us know if there are accommodations that will help you enjoy our party.


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