Parent, Teacher and Student Association (PTSA)

Thomas Russell Middle School PTSA


Thomas Russell Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Association (PTSA) is a group of parents and staff members working along with students to enhance the Russell school community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What does PTSA do at TRMS?

Through the generous support of our community and through our pledge drive, the PTSA is able to sponsor a number of events. We would not be able to help the school without your membership and tax-deductible donations. To donate, fill out the Pledge form and return it to the school with your payment. You can also donate online via Paypal.

Programs sponsored by PTSA in previous years:

How to Join PTSA?

Membership is $15 per person + $1 online processing fee.  Joining PTSA does not require you to volunteer or attend meetings. We will only contact parents who have expressed an interest in volunteering on an as-needed basis. 

Alternatively, you can go to the school office and complete the PTSA membership envelope and enclose payment by check or cash in person. There is no processing fee for in-person payments. Please make checks payable to “Thomas Russell Middle PTSA”.

PTSA Member Benefits

When you join TRMS PTSA, you are automatically a member of the National PTA and California PTA organizations. Click on the links below to learn how PTA members can save money.

National PTA Member Discounts

California PTA Member Discounts

How Can You Help?


PTSA Officers

President: Devi Sreepada

Executive Vice President: Lily Kuo

First Vice President, Chairman of Special Events: Shalaka Chapekar

Treasurer: Linh Hankins

Secretary: Vidya Devaya

Parliamentarian: Chiaven (Nikki) Phen

Auditor: Eugene Li

Historian: Lavanya Rajeevalochanan

Teacher: Barbara Knitter

Student Representative/GATR Liaison: Jade Hankins

PTSA Meetings

Association Meeting Dates (Open to the Public):

January 10, 2024 @6:00pm

April 3, 2024 @6:00pm

Executive Board Meeting Dates:

Nobember 8, 2023 @6:00pm

December 6, 2023 @6:00pm

February 7, 2024 @6:00pm

March 6, 2024 @6:00pm

May 8, 2024 @6:00pm


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

2) Click on “Sign Up” (located on the upper right hand corner)

3) Search for and select  “Thomas Russell Middle School PTSA” under “Schools and Nonprofits”. 

(Note: TRMS PTSA ID# is 5534140)

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

That's it! Thomas Russell PTSA will get money on each purchase you make.