Get Involved

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth
who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience,
and just plain appreciation for one another.
- Erma Brombeck

Get involved and get connected! Make a Difference!  Join Noble PTA!  When you join the Noble yahoogroups and “like” Noble Elementary PTA on Facebook you can learn all about special school announcements, events, and educational opportunities happening in your child’s school. We encourage you to get involved in decision making at our monthly meetings, and participate in school events when you can.

Click on the underlined links to enroll, contribute, and become a Noble PTA member. After all, at Noble Elementary, our venture capital is our students and teachers. Please invest your time, talent, and resources generously for this more than worthwhile enterprise. Here’s how:

  1. Take the “2 Hour Involvement Pledge” – Volunteering provides a behind the scenes look at your child’s education. We welcome parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles too. The research is clear. Children in schools with abroad base of involved parents perform better on all kinds of school measures. As you can see from the 2 hour Power Form, we’d love your 2 hours, and – Really! We Promise!  There’s no obligation beyond helping in this small, but very important way. If you’d like to do more, fantastic - but we know it’s not a fit for everyone.
  2. Participating in our 2 hour Power Program is easy. Simply complete the enclosed 2 hour Power Form and return it to school with your child or e-mail it to erin.pound@yahoo.com. We’ll be in touch with opportunities that fit your interests and availability; together we can make a huge difference at our school!

  3. Teachers Wish List – Looking for a gift idea for your child’s teacher. Please consider contributing to your child’s classroom by granting a Wish from the following list of teacher requests. Help Your Teacher;

  4. Direct Donation Drive - In September, the teachers kick off their annual “Direct Donation Drive” fundraiser. The goal is to raise a minimum of $2,000 per class for KG to 3rd grade, and $3,000 per class for 4th and 5th graders. With 24 classes that’s about $54,000. Roughly, that’s about $100 per child.
  5. This is a direct appeal from your child’s teacher directly for your child’s classroom. This is the simplest and most effective way to collect money to fund tissue boxes, classroom supplies, field trips, and educational materials that your child will be using every day! 100% of the money goes to your child’s classroom and 100% of the money is tax deductible.

  6. Corporate Matching – We encourage you to file for matching donations from your employers. Most Silicon Valley companies match the donation of their employees. Please review the List of participating companies and FAQ”s.
  7. It’s an easy two-step process:

    • Write a check with your direct donation to Noble PTA.
    • Submit your matching request donation to your Company as soon as you write a check with the Noble PTA Tax ID no: 77-0132572.
    • The corporate matching grant will double your donation and benefit Noble kids even more.
    • Questions? Please contact Noble PTA board Members. See the PTA Board Page on this website for contact information.

    Why Donate? Don’t Our Taxes Pay for this all?
    No, our taxes do not pay for everything, far from it actually. Our taxes only pay for teachers and office administration salaries only, and the operation of the facilities (lights, water, maintenance, etc.)

    Do other Schools ask for Donations?
    Yes, they do. Most of them ask for more than Noble PTA.

  8. e-Scrip -The e-Scrip Program allows you to contribute to your children's education without having to spend any additional money. Anything you buy with e-Scrip registered cards results in money for Noble PTA. You can register any grocery club card, gasoline card and debit/credit cards. New members: Register by going to www.escrip.com . You will be asked for your school ID. Please enter Noble ID #136952390.
  9. If you are already a registered member of Noble e-Scrip and hold a Safeway Club Card, please re-register your Safeway Club Card as soon as possible.  You have to re-register every year. For more information or need some help with registering, please email or call the PTA President, Erin Pound.

  10. SaveMart/Lucky's/ S.H.A.R.E.S Cards- S.H.A.R.E.S. stands for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports in our community. The S.H.A.R.E.S. card program is an easy and efficient way for Noble to raise funds if you shop at SaveMart, Lucky's, or Food Max. Just pick up a free card from in the office and every time you shop just show the cashier your card. It's that easy. Noble will automatically get a percentage of your purchases. Noble PTA can earn our SHARE on every grocery dollar with the SHARES Card.

  11. Jamba Juice Cards: Sip to Support Noble School - At Jamba Juice nothing feels quite as good as helping out the youth and young students in our community. They have partnered with the National PTA and Noble Elementary to create an easy year around fund raising opportunity. Here's how it works. Pick up a free card in the office and every time you visit Jamba Juice just present it at the checkout. Every time you show your card, 20% of your purchase is donated to Noble PTA. Look for them on Thursdays by the turn around as well. The more you are sippin' the more Jamba Juice is givin'!

  12. GoodShop and GoodSearch - Shopping on the Internet is the new way to shop. Shopping through GoodShop will give Noble 2% to 20% of the proceeds at no extra cost to you. Just take a minute to download the "GoodShop" toolbar to your computer.
  13. http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/noble-elementary-school-pta

    If you don't or can't download the toolbar, just go to www.GoodShop.com before you shop and then Noble still receives funds.Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Dell, Old Navy, and hundreds and hundreds of other shops give Noble School a % of the proceeds with every sale when you go to www.GoodShop first and name "Noble Elementary School PTA." Special shipping free coupons are available for many of the stores, so go on in and find your favorite store, and see if there is a coupon there for you. For more information contact Erica Nelson at erica@ericamnelson.com.

  14. Join/Subscribe to the Noble Yahoo groups and stay informed
  15. Subscribe to the Noble PTA mailing list
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  16.  Attend a Noble PTA meetingMeetings are held once a month in the teacher's lounge at 6:30 pm. No registration is required for the meeting and child care is provided. The first meeting is on September 16. Please link to our calendar for the latest updates Calendar

  17. Bookmark this page and visit often for all the updates. Read our News blogs for lots of positive news about our school and students.