Junipero Serra Elementary

             8880 Halifax Street, Ventura, CA 93004

             (805) 672-2717   FAX: (805) 672-2716

Welcome Serra Parents!

Welcome to Junipero Serra School!

The faculty, staff, students, parents and volunteers of J. Serra make our school a very special place.

We hope you will find that we have a fun and active PTA at J. Serra.  The PTA is a great way to be involved with your child’s education and contribute to the enrichment of J. Serra’s programs.  It’s also a great way to get to know the faculty and staff, as well as the other families that make up our J. Serra Community.

PTA at Serra School plays a vital role in providing the students and staff with enthusiastic and crucial support.  The sole major fund raiser of the year, Jog-a-thon, supports the students with many "extras" during this school year. Monies raised provide the only source of funding for our PE Teacher, field trips and cultural assemblies. In addition, PTA provides monetary and/or volunteer support for playground equipment and upkeep, expanding the library and Accelerated Reader needs, teacher grants, school shirt sales, book fairs, classroom volunteers, 5th grade end of year celebrations, and Serra Secret Shop,  just to name just a few! PTA also publishes a newsletter to keep parents informed and facilitates parent education and involvement.

PTA Website:  Please visit


PTA Meetings- Please join us at our PTA Meetings!  Our monthly meetings are normally held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in the teacher’s  lounge (Exceptions to the schedule may include holiday months- please refer to the J. Serra website for exact meeting dates).  The meetings are casual and fun, but we get a lot of work done and make many important decisions.  It’s a great place to hear about what’s going on in the school and voice your opinion on how the PTA should direct its funds and efforts in supporting Serra School.  Meetings are open to anyone, although PTA membership is required for voting.

PTA Membership- We encourage and welcome all J. Serra families to become members of PTA.  The membership fee is $8.00 per person per year.  Membership offers you discounts as well as information and resources to help you help your child and your school.  If you are interested in helping out in any way with PTA related events please feel free to contact anyone on the PTA board and committees.

Fundraising Opportunities For Our School:

Amazon Smile-When you shop at Amazon, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the purchase price  to Junipero Serra Elementary PTA.  Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop!

Shoparoo-There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo – the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Box Tops For Education- Sign up online and earn money for our school! Serra School earns extra money for everyone who signs up online! You can enter sweepstakes for our school, learn about box top offers and print coupons online.  Go to

Target- Take Charge of Education* is an exclusive benefit of the Target REDcard® program.  School supporters apply for the REDcard, and select the eligible K–12 school of their choice.  (Junipero Serra Elementary School!)  When you shop at Target or the you benefit with 5%* savings, and Target will donate 1% of eligible REDcard purchases to our school.

Cross Country Participation

2015-16 Cross Country Numbers.pdf 

2016-17 Cross Country Numbers.pdf 

2017-18 Cross Country Numbers.pdf