Jefferson Elementary
600 Harkness Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Tax ID#95-6204301
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Your PTA

If you would like to volunteer to chair a position,
please email the PTA President, Laura Grabher at

Thank you for volunteering! Your hard work is the reason our programs are so strong!

Jefferson Elementary PTA Mission Statement

We are committed to providing an environment where each child is given the opportunity to reach his or her academic potential by providing enrichment programs in the areas of art, music, science, and health.  

Through the PTA, teachers and students are provided with additional resources to support and enhance the school curriculum.  The following enrichment programs are entirely funded by the PTA:

  • Art – Hands On Art education taught to all students throughout the year.
  • Assemblies – Various speakers and performers are brought to the school.
  • Reflections – A national PTA arts recognition program.  All students are invited to participate.
  • Field Trips – Students have the opportunity to attend 1-2 field trips during the school year.  PTA pays for buses and entry fees.

In addition, the PTA provides teacher grants to reimburse our teachers for out-of-pocket classroom expenses and curriculum based teaching materials, as well as one large grant for a project proposed by Jefferson Elementary School teachers.

We also sponsor family social activities, such as Back to School Ice Cream Social, Fall Family Night, Spring Family Event, Mother/Son Laser Tag, Father/Daughter Dance, Parents Night Out, and Moms Night Out. There are many events scheduled throughout the year.  View our calendar here.

Jefferson Elementary PTA Board 2017-2018

Please reach them by emailing


Laura Grabher

Executive Vice President
Danny Schwarz

VP, Outreach
Alyssa Chia

VP, Ways and Means (Fundraising)
Cindy Moon

VP, Programs
Stacy Miyashita

VP, Communications

Evelyn Huang

VP, Health and Safety
Cassi Copp


Rebecca Nelson

Financial Secretary
Grace Coopman

Recording Secretary

Angela Kanouse


Tiffany Clyne



Position Name Phone Email Address
President Laura Grabher 310-489-7270
Executive Vice President Danny Schwarz 310-848-8100
Vice President, Ways and Means (Fundraising) Cindy Moon 818-621-7927
Vice President, Outreach Alyssa Chia 310-994-7188
Vice President, Programs Stacey Miyashita 310-488-2556
Vice President, Communications Evelyn Huang 310-617-6949
Vice President, Health and Safety Caasi Copp 310-531-6649
Treasurer Rebecca Nelson 310-699-5888
Financial Secretary Grace Coopman
Secretary Angela Kanouse 818-631-5608
Historian Tiffany Clyne 310-920-7112
Parlimentarian (appointed)      

Art Education (Hands on Art) Caasi Copp 310-531-6649
Battle of the Books - 3rd Grade  OPEN    
Battle of the Books - 4th/5th Grade Sophia Barbarie 310-490-7102
Beach Cities Health District Rep Kelly Hendrickson
Book Fair Samantha Schwarz 310-387-3388
Box Tops Maria Menke
Dining with Dolphins  OPEN    
Emergency Kits Evelyn Huang 310-617-6949
Emergency Kits Alyssa Chia 310-994-7188
Fall Family Night Laura Grabher 310-489-7270
Family Math Night Mia Bolin  323-646-0675
Family Reading Night Katie Menscher  612-702-3371
Family Science Night Yovita Sidharta
Father-Daughter Dance Melissa Pilon
Father-Daughter Dance Anne or lisette    
Father-Son Picnic Jessica Elam
Field Trips and Assemblies Megan Gossling 310-809-7733
Fifth Grade Representative Grace Coopman    
First Day of School Packet Coordinator Soraya Sutherlin
Grants Gloria Macri
Green Committee  Catherine Wieman 310-569-3278
Holiday Fundraisers - Boutique Angela Kanouse 818-631-5608
Holiday Fundraisers - Pancake Breakfast Michelle Runnels 310-210-6542
Holiday Fundraisers - Trees and Wreaths Dayna Bubenicek 310-486-7846
Hospitality Angela Kanouse 818-631-5608
Ice Skating Fundraiser Christie Dobbie
Jog-a-thon Donnal Howland    
Jog-a-thon Angela Nguyen    
Kindergarten Representative Cindy Moon 818-621-7927
Kindergarten Representative Angela Nguyen 310-918-5730
Legislation Chair Andy Casava    
Membership Gloria Macri
Mother-Daughter Tea Laura Grabher 310-489-7270
Mother-Son Laser Tag Leann Rupprecht 323-899-5236
Mother-Son Laser Tag Wendy Jay 714-269-1526
DDYK Newsletter Alyssa Chia 310-994-7188
Parent's Night Out - Auction Jessica Elam
Parent's Night Out - Auction  OPEN    
Parent's Night Out - Event Planning Kiki Johnson 3103868677
Parent's Night Out - Event Planning Melissa Pilon    
Project Unified Holiday Gift Program Corinne Purtill
RBEF Gloria Macri
Red Ribbon Week Swati Panchal 310-418-1253
Reflections Angela Kanouse 818-631-5608
Reflections Caasi Copp 310-531-6649
Room Parent Coordinator Micki Otey 310-947-1427
Running Club Caroline Stanley 310-944-9467
Running Club Software Eva Aleman
Running Club Party Jenny Choi
Scholarship Committee Alyssa Chia
Scholastic News Micki Otey 310-947-1427
School Supplies Lisa Espinoza 310-717-5919
Spirit Wear Evelyn Huang 310-617-6949
Sponsorship  OPEN    
Spring Family Event Laura Grabher 310-489-7270
Staff Appreciation Dayna Bubenicek 310-486-7846
Talent Show Mey Cordova 818-943-5361
Talent Show Nate Gibson    
Volunteer Coordinator Micki Otey
Walking School Bus  OPEN    
Webmaster Katie Christensen 310-872-8837
Yearbook Caasi Copp 310-531-6649
Yearbook Evelyn Huang 310-617-6949
Yearbook Yoshi Morimoto 310-623-2492
HSA-VSP Committee  OPEN