Getting Started/ FAQs

With a child/ children in MSA, we welcome you as members of the MSA-SC PTO (Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Clara {MSA-SC} Parent Teacher Organization {PTO})! As a totally volunteer-run organization, we depend on YOU, the parents, to get actively involved in the school, the PTO and your child’s school life. More than 500 studies about parental involvement show startling results.  When parents get involved in their children’s education, their grades and test scores go up, children become more likely to pass and to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems, and they’re less likely to use drugs and alcohol.

Volunteering doesn’t mean a huge time commitment.  Whatever your time schedule and interests, there are tasks that can be performed during the day, in the evenings, or those that don’t involve coming to the school at all.


First Step: Sign up to Volunteer: (Google form). Please fill out the form to indicate how you would like to help.

Second Step: Track your volunteer hours: (Google form). Find the event you volunteered for. Fill out the number of hours volunteered. The event chair for that event will sign-off on those hours.

That’s it! You’re set to go 🙂

Minimum Hours: There is a minimum requirement of 10 volunteer hours for the school year. That works out to an hour a month. Most people do more and many put in extended hours as a school volunteer.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Click here

PTO Links (sign-up/ follow for important updates/notifications):





PTO Google Calendar:

PTO meetings

Third Thursdays of the month in the cafeteria, every month unless otherwise notified.

We look forward to having you as an ‘Active’ member of the PTO. Together we can make a difference!

Thank you,

The MSA-SC PTO Board

Sanjeev Gautam, President
Renata Pang, co-VP
Jaya Gautam, co-VP
Dave Kohls, Treasurer
Michelle Lee, Secretary

Ying Ying Goh, Fundraising Chair


One response to “Getting Started/ FAQs

  1. Hi, I’m interested in this school for my son but I seen the open house just passed, will there be a nother?

    Thank you

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