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Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523




From the arts lessons known as F.A.M.E. to the long-standing tradition of The Nutcracker to the successful Read & Dream teams, these PTA sponsored programs add to the richness and quality of school life for our students. These programs NEED VOLUNTEERS to continue to run successfully. Please consider how you can help and sign up to volunteer here.

If you have ideas for a new program at Strandwood, please let us know. All the beloved programs at Strandwood were started due to an enthusiastic parent who got the ball rolling!

Renee Schumacher, VP Programs

Tina Ochoa, Assistant VP Programs

Upcoming dates to know


Nearly 450 children participated this year in The Nutcracker. Divided into three different performances, each student in grades kindergarten, first, and second all perform a class dance. Principal dancers and back stage crew are chosen or volunteer from grades three, four, and five. It takes more than 150 parent volunteers to make this performance come to fruition.

The Nutcracker is seeking new coordinators to take over this program for next year. If interested, please get in touch with one of us.

Coordinators: Grace WangAlexandra Kemp, Julie Ebding, Molly McCabe


Welcome to Fine Arts Mini Experience for the 2017-2018 school year. FAME is a six-year cycle of fine arts lessons that focus on one artist and one composer for six lessons throughout the school year. Because no lesson is repeated throughout the six years, students never get the same FAME lesson twice. 

FAME will need a new coordinator next year - if you are interested in becoming a docent or a lead coordinator, please get in touch. No experience necessary - we'll give you all the tools you'll need to succeed.

Coordinator: Amy Foss

Read and dream

The Read and Dream Team is a school-wide reading incentive program sponsored by the PTA that runs the length of the school year.

Coordinator: Tammy Phillips and Sara Bock



fall fest

Friday October 27, 2017.  Bring your family and friends to a night of fun at Strandwood Elementary. We will have many games and prizes for the kids, a cake walk, pie eating contest and more!

Coordinator: Jody Lawson

sutter's fort

This is an Environmental Living Program (ELP) at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park made available to Strandwood's Fourth Graders. 

Coordinators: Claire Voorhies, Renée Penegor, Laura Mahay


Bike safety

Join us for a hands on, interactive bike safety event in April!

Coordinator: TBD


Book fair

Book Fair is a self-funded program to raise money for new books/DVD’s and replace damaged books for Strandwood Library.  

Fall Book Fair information coming soon!

Coordinators: Lizzy Peters, Jenn Schofield

Talent show

Each Spring, our budding young performers get to strut their stuff in Strandwood's Talent Show.  Look for announcement in the Roadrunner in January to sign up!  

Coordinator:  TBD