South Bay PTA

Past Events

2018-2019 South Bay PTA Events


Meet the South Bay PTA at 

Open House


September 4, 2018

New families: 3:30pm - 4:00pm 

Returning families: 4:30 - 6:00pm


While your child meets their new teacher and drops off supplies, stop by the South Bay PTA booth, pick up a membership form (or drop it off), and find out all the great events that we are planning throughout the year. We will also have information about our upcoming Auction (Nov. 16), volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved!


South Bay PTA presents a back to school:

Ice Cream Social


September 11, 2018

6:30pm - 7:30pm

South Bay Elementary


Join us for a sweet treat compliments of the South Bay PTA to celebrate the new school year! Meet the new Principal, Vice Principal, PTA Leaders,a nd South Bay parents while enjoying FREE a cream cone. Information on upcoming school events will be provided. 

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General Membership Meeting


September 25, 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm

South Bay Elementary


Join us for our first General Membership Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. Find out about upcoming events, what programs the PTA is funding, and the needs of our school. Also meet the new PTA Leadership Team! Bring your kids!

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PTA Family Movie Night


October 12, 2018

7pm, South Bay Gym


Bring the family and enjoy this FREE movie in the South Bay gym. Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for purchase. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Holiday Bazaar

November 10, 2018 

9am - 3pm

South Bay Elementary


If you can only make it to one Bazaar, make it this one! We will have a great variety of vendors, food, entertainment and free door prize tickets. There are gifts for everyone - all proceeds benefit South Bay Elementary.

Scholastic Book Fair

October 23-25, 2018

During Conference Week, South Bay PTA will hold a Scholastic Book Fair at the South Bay Library! Times vary:

10/23: 11:30am - 7pm
10/24: 10:30am - 12:30pm
10:25: 11:30am - 7pm

Did you know you can shop the book fair online now!

Click here to order your books and have them sent right to you: SHOP NOW!

Join us for our adult-only 

Dinner Auction

Theme: Fire & Ice

November 16, 2018

6:00pm doors open

St. Martin's Marcus Pavilion

Save the date for the South Bay PTA's annual Auction Fundraiser on Friday, November 16th at St. Martin's Marcus Pavilion! This year's theme is Fire & Ice. Proceeds from this fun adults-only event provides everything from basic classroom supplies to field trips to playground equipment for the more than 700+ kids at our school. >>More info

Giving Tree

December 3-16, 2018
Located in the lobby of the school


The Teacher and Family Giving Trees are up in the office! Each holiday season, South Bay Elementary gives parents two options to support our teachers or families in our community. The Teacher Wishing Tree has tags that include one "wish" item from each of the teachers. Please take the opportunity to stop by the front office to complete these "wishes" for your child's classroom. The Holiday Family Giving Tree has two families who need a little extra help to make their holidays special this year. Each gift tag will provide the age, gender, and wish for the family member. If you would like to participate, you can select a gift tag or two from the tree. We ask that parents, rather than children, come to choose a tag so that we can meet all the needs. Please purchase the item(s) requested, wrap the gift (including the tag), and return it to the volunteer room by Friday, December 14th. 

PTA Family Movie Night


January 25, 2019

7pm - 9pm

Incredibles 2


Bring the family and enjoy this FREE movie in the South Bay gym. Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for purchase. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

BEAR Reading


February 1-22, 2019

Reading logs due February 22nd!


BEAR (Be Excited About Reading) Reading program will run February 1 - 22nd. The Bruin goal is 250,000 minutes this year. The program is a school wide and tabulation of minutes will be February 22 (no late tally sheets can be accepted). South Bay PTA has some great prizes for your participation! Some examples of individual and school wide incentives could be: Sundae party, water balloon fight with the staff, pizza lunch, dance party, extra recess, or a grade level field trip.


PTA Family Movie Night


February 22, 2019

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Movie: Small Foot


Bring the family and enjoy this FREE movie in the South Bay gym. Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for purchase. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Fundraiser: World's Finest Chocolate


February 22 - March 11

Help us reach our fundraising goal!


South Bay Families, please help us raise money for South Bay's very important educational programs. This is a major fundraiser for our school every year and we are striving for 100% participation! Please help us raise $8,000 for our school! Fundraising forms will be sent out in Thursday folders.


Minion Mash Sock Hop

March 22, 2019

6pm - 8pm


$2 per person: Non-PTA members
FREE: PTA Members and their family members

Join us for a Minion Mash Sock Hop! Our South Bay students and their parents are invited to dance the night away. Minion wear is encouraged! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available for purchase.

South Bay Play!

King Arthur's Quest

March 30, 11:30am and 2pm


King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the damsels in distress sound the warning of trouble and witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the ghost of Arthur’s Father visits the castle and see the giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the king when he makes friends with the terrible dragon and listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the knights and squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot - Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at rehearsals, at the door, or online.

Yearbook Design Contest

& Pictures Needed! 


Student Design Contest:

To enter the contest, you must submit your design to the office by Friday, April 12th. Rules: 1. All designs must be original artwork by South By Students; 2. HIghlights the theme "Everyone Belongs"; 3. Fits on an 8.5" x 11" piece of white paper.


Pictures Needed:
If you have candid photos that you have taken at school events or in your child's classroom, please send them to Lauren Cramer at by Wednesday, April 17th. 

PTA Family Movie Night

May 3, 6:30pm

Mary Poppins Returns

Bring the family and enjoy this FREE movie in the South Bay gym. Drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win lunch with Mrs. Richardson! Seating is available on the gym floor- bring a blanket and pajamas and enjoy the movie with friends. See you there! Students must be accompanied by an adult.

80th Annual Fun Fair

May 18, 4pm - 7pm

The 80th annual school carnival will have bounce houses, games and prizes, face painting, photo booth and more!

 Don’t forget about the silent auction in the Library during book fair. Choir will also be performing in the library around 4:30. There will be fun games and prizes — including, cookie walk, glow golf, face painting, pony rides courtesy of South Bay Veterinary Hospital, BOGO Scholastic Book Fair, Family art project, bounce house and obstacle course, nature project courtesy of Sequoia's Treehouse, dinner from South Bay BBQ, and Italian sodas from South Bay Coffee Company.

Fun Run 

May 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm


One mile run/walk around school grounds fro 3rd - 5th graders. Modified shorter course for Kindergarten - 2nd graders. Staggered start for each grade level. T-shirts awarded for 1st boy and girl in each grade level. Race bibs, snacks, and fun for all who participate. Parents welcome to walk, run, and/or volunteer. Fun Run will occur rain or shine.

No bus transportation will be provided after the run is over and prompt pick-up is required since there will be no supervision after the event.

Volunteers are needed.