Welcome to Studebaker Elementary PTA


What is PTA?

Who We Are

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the largest nonprofit volunteer advocacy organization in the country. 

The Studebaker PTA and Board is a 100% volunteer organization composed of Studebaker parents just like you.

We know that you want the best for your children and being a PTA member can help you achieve that! Children learn more and have better lives when parents, school staff, students, and the community work together. PTA brings these groups together to share thoughts and ideas about programs and activities that benefit children. Our PTA provides information and resources that strengthen these relationships.

Studebaker PTA was founded in 1957, we’re guided by one, essential truth: the children are our future. Therefore, every action is with the intent of the betterment of our students. But don’t take our word for it. Browse our site and discover what we do for our community.


If you are a PTA Member:

  • You will be supporting children and youth throughout the nation.

  • You may participate in ALL PTA meetings.

  • You are eligible for office in your PTA.

  • You can vote at local, state, and National PTA meetings.

  • You are a member of the Studebaker PTA and National PTA.

  • You will have a unified voice to influence legislation that affects children.


Executive Board Members

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

We believe that every adult has a responsibility to improve the education, health, and well-being of our students and youth. In doing so, we form a meaningful experience for our community as a whole. Take a look below and meet the staff who make this imperative mission attainable.

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Yasmin Ruiz


Yasmin Ruiz has been Studebaker's Principal for 2 1/2 years. Yasmin believes that community involvement is important for a positive school culture. PTA brings the community and teachers together to support students academically and socially.

Ruby Estrada-Hernandez


Ruby Estrada-Hernandez has been a Studebaker PTA member for 4 years and was the former Yearbook Advisor in 2019-2020. She believes that PTA should be a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child. Ruby’s objective as the PTA President is to make every moment count because today’s imprint will be tomorrow's lifetime memory.

Mirna Espinoza

Vice President

Mirna Espinoza has been a Studebaker PTA member for 6 years, a former member of Coffee Club and supported PTA as a Volunteer. She believes in supporting parents in developing skills to raise, protect, and advocate for their children.

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Gaby Cisneros


Gabriela Cisneros has been a Studebaker PTA member for 4 years and supported PTA as an active volunteer for 2 years. She believes in encouraging parents, teachers, students, and community involvement for the well-being of children.

Ruby Aguayo


Ruby Aguayo has been a Studebaker PTA member for 5 years, a former member of Coffee Club and supported PTA as a Volunteer. She believes in being financially stable, well managed organization that promotes transparency through best practices, and values of members, employees, and community.

Monica Shrake

Teacher Representative

Monica Shrake has been at Studebaker for 8 years and a teacher representative for 4 years. She taught intervention for two years working with Kinder through fifth grade. Now, she is on fifth year of teaching Kindergarten. Her goal for working with PTA is to help build strong, trusting relationships between teachers and parents.


Did you know?

If a childs father volunteers to read in their classroom they are 90% more likely to get all A’s?     

-National PTA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why join Studebaker  PTA?

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your children. In doing so, you also help your school. However, there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:

* Get Connected. There is no better way to know what is happening in your school.

* Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents and students.

* Tap into a Network. Parenting is not easy—it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community.

* Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences. It is an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause.

* Speak Up. Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

* Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes.

* Be a Role Model. You’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

* Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of member benefits!

Who can join?

Membership is open to all parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and people from our community.

How do I ensure my child will stay safe during planned activities?

For the safety of our kids, parents and community we will be hosting Drive-Thru events and will require masks and social distancing at all times.

When and where are meetings held?

PTA Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Meetings usually last between 30 minutes to an hour. Currently during the pandemic meetings will be held via zoom.


Our Programs

Membership Program


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Giving back through positivity

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Studebaker Elementary PTA connects families, school, and community. It is our mission to positively impact the life of all students. We are always working hard to find innovated ways to improve the education, health, and the well-being of all children and families. When you become a member of our association, you are also advocating for all Superstar students.


Congratulations Superstars!

Dear Studebaker Community,
Studebaker Elementary was recently named a 2020-2022 National PTA School of Excellence. National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. As a National PTA School of Excellence, at Studebaker Elementary, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. The School of Excellence program provided guidance to assist our school in engaging families in school decision-making, and help our school build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety or the arts.
Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence began with the joint commitment of PTA and our phenomenal administrative team to work together to welcome all families, communicate effectively, support student success, speak up for every child, share power and collaborate with the community. Our school has successfully mastered these commitments and we applaud everyone for doing so.

The path to excellence is a journey, not a destination, and we encourage your continued participation toward our goals, as this distinction places our PTA in the running to become a Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award recipient, which recognizes success in integrating family-school partnerships. We are extremely proud of the work that we have done to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

Thank you for your commitment to our school community. Thank you for helping us reach this noteworthy milestone for our school and community.


Ruby Estrada-Hernandez

Studebaker PTA President


PTA Service Day

Christmas Drive-Thru


Thank you to all that came out to Our 2nd Annual Christmas Drive Thru Event, we had so much fun hosting!
Thank you to all our wonderful Volunteers and Teachers that helped PTA make this event possible. Without you it wouldn't be possible!


Upcoming Events

  • School of Excellence Celebration & Outdoor Movie Night
    Jun 03, 6:00 PM
    Studebaker Elementary , 11800 Halcourt Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650, USA
    Join us to celebrate our National PTA School of Excellence Designation "A Night Under the Stars"


Want to help?

Volunteers are an essential part of our PTA. Every minute that is dedicated to support Studebaker is truly appreciated. Without you we would not be able to do what we do.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

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