Thomas Russell Middle School PTSA

TRMS PTSA – Who we are

Thomas Russell Middle School PTSA is a group of parents and staff members working along with students to enhance the Russell school community. It is a non-profit support organization. While your child may be here for only two years your assistance and involvement is still crucial to their success.

PTSA Member Benefits

Joining PTSA says “I support my child’s school!”. It does not mean that you are volunteering or required to attend any meetings. We will only call on those that fill out the Volunteer form that was sent home with the registration packet. If you missed the form please click on the link on the right. Your dues are used to support local, statewide and national efforts that improve the education, health and welfare of our children. Also, if you provide your email address when you join, you will be registered for our PTSA Enews that provides information and reminders about important events at school. To join click on the membership form link to the right. Fill out the form and return it to the school with a check payable to PTSA.

What does PTSA do at TRMS

Through the generous support of our community and through our pledge drive, the PTSA is able to sponsor teacher grants, the Binder Reminders (planner) that every student receives at the beginning of the year, equipment for the classrooms and food for Exit Interviews and State Testing. We also host the BBQs at Back to School night in the fall and Open House in the spring. We would not be able to help the school without your membership and tax-deductible donations. To donate, click on the Pledge form link on the right. Fill out the form and return it to the school with your donation.

Who Should Join PTSA

Anyone can join! Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, etc. are welcome. Membership for PTSA is $12.00 for each member. We would like to encourage you to enroll your student as a member. A few years from now when they are filling out applications for college and scholarships, showing that they were members of PTSA can be a big plus. To join click on the membership form link to the right. Fill out the form and return it to the school with your check. Please make check payable to PTSA.

How Can You Help

  • PTSA will be conducting auctions for different items and services as they become available. Proceeds will go to help our kids at Thomas Russell Middle School, so please have fun and be generous. Auction Website: https://www.biddingOwl.com/ThomasRussellPTSA
  • Join PTSA - Membership is $12 per parent ($6 per student)
  • Donate to the pledge drive. Don’t forget to check with your company to see if they have a matching contribution program.
  • Volunteer to help at activities (fill out Volunteer form if you didn't return it with the registration packet).
  • Do you shop at Lucky/Savemart? We can send you a grocery card that can be swiped at the store every time you shop and TRMS will receive a donation based on your purchases. Please request how many cards you would like on the attached Volunteer form.
  • Do you shop and Safeway? Visit www.safeway.com and register TRMS as the group where the grocery store donates their funds.
  • Provide school supplies. Teachers need supplies, especially copy paper tissues and will ask for specific items throughout the school year.

All meetings will take place in the Learning Center at 6:30 p.m. following School Site Council.

  • September 18, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • January 22, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 21, 2018

PTSA Officers

President: Jo Anna Hogue

Vice President: Jackie Romero

Treasurer: Shriram Natarajan


Parliamentarian: Ferdie Centeno

Fundraiser Coordinator: Ferdie Centeno

Teacher: Jonathan Mulcock



Join the original and largest electronic fundraising program where participating merchants contribute each time you make a purchase using your free grocery loyalty or debit/credit cards that are registered with eScrip. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase earns money for TRMS PTSA.

To Sign Up:

1) Go to www.escrip.com

2) Select "sign up"

3) Designate our group to receive contributions. Our ID # is 5534140

4) Register your grocery club cards and your credit card.

6) If you are already registered, don't forget to renew your Safeway card.

That's it! Thomas Russell PTSA will get money on each purchase you make. If you have questions, please contact us at thomasrussellptsa@gmail.com


  • On Wednesday, August 30, PTSA organized and provided ice cream to families and students at Back to School Night.
  • On Wednesday, September 6, PTSA held a dinner fundraiser at Black Bear Diner in Milpitas.
  • On Friday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. PTSA will host a grand-opening of the student store, the Russell Bucks Store. Students will need to present 2017-18 Russell Bucks to purchase items.
  • Oct.-Nov., PTSA has been selling snacks and food at the girls basketball games at TRMS.