Wall of Thanks
Clara Barton Art Docent Lesson, grade 1 remote instruction, January 2021
Clara Barton PTSA volunteers are working parents, stay-at-home parents, students, and grandparents. They are role models for students, an extra pair of hands to help teachers, and liaisons between the school and community.
The PTSA Volunteer Wall of Thanks celebrates honorees that have demonstrated GRRRRREAT service to the Clara Barton Community.
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Honorees are nominated by PTSA Board Members, PTSA Members, and members of the Clara Barton Community.
Jaya Nigam was nominated for her contribution as Spelling Bee Co-Chair. This is Jaya's second school year working to make Spelling Bee an important and awesome program a S-U-C-C-E-S-S. Jaya has also volunteered her time to chair Kindergarten Tears & Cheers Coffee and assisted with Hearing & Vision Screening. She also takes on other opportunities like preparing the First Day of School materials. Outside of CBE, she enjoys outdoor activities with family, playing with her dogs, and gardening. She has a 2nd-grade student at CBE. The CBE PTSA is grateful to have dedicated volunteers like Jaya. Thank you, Jaya!
Natalie Chavez was nominated for her contributions to the Clara Barton Community. She is the PTSA VP of Advocacy and Art Docent Chair. Previously, Natalie has volunteered as a Room Parent and Learning Center Helper, and has assisted with Pantry Pack distribution. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys crafting, hiking, and taking pictures with her family. Her CBE students are in 1st grade at The Learning Center and in 2nd grade. Thank you, Natalie, for your time and dedication. We are grateful to have you as a volunteer!
Nomita was nominated for her contributions to the Clara Barton Community. She is currently the PTSA Extended Curriculum VP (this is her third year serving on the Board). She has also volunteered as Hearing & Vision Screening Chair, Room Parent, and Art Docent. She helped organize and facilitate the Theater Program, Pacific Science Center Van, Nature Vision, Spelling Bee, Math Challenge, Math Competition, Passport Club, and Reflections. Wow! Nomita is a Sociologist and teaches in higher education. She enjoys swimming, working out, reading, and hanging out with friends. Nomita has a 5th grader at CBE.
Poornima was nominated for her contribution as a Math Challenge Program Co-Chair. Previously, she volunteered as an Art Docent, a position she loved because she enjoyed teaching and learning from students. When the program was suspended due to COVID-19, Poornima switched to help lead Math Challenge. Outside of CBE, she works as a contract firmware engineer at Facebook. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, biking with her kids, running, and walking her new Labrador puppy, Juneau. Poornima has two students at CBE, a daughter in grade 5 and a son in grade 1.
Neelam was nominated for her role as Math Challenge co-chair where she has been innovative to provide students the opportunity to sharpen their math problem-solving skills. She has been co-chair for International Night, where she choreographed an Indo-American dance. Neelam has volunteered for the Art Docent Program, has been a Room Parent, and has always been available to help wherever she can at school events. Neelam is a board member of the LWSD Gifted Education Advisory Council. Outside of CBE, her favorite activities include listening to music, long walks, hiking, cooking, making new friends, and playing board games. Neelam has a student in grade 5.
Taunya Covington has been involved with PTSA for more than a decade, but this is her first year at CBE. She was nominated for her stellar contributions to the design and production of The Bobcat Bulletin. She currently serves as VP of Communications where she helps our leadership keep families informed of news, resources, programs, and events that are being delivered in new ways this school year. In her spare time, she is a dance mom, news junkie, indoor cyclist, and media relations volunteer for her church. She has a kindergartener.
Ana Feito was nominated for her dedication to creating an amazing 2019-2020 yearbook. She persevered through production challenges brought on by COVID-19 to deliver an awesome way for Bobcats to remember their extraordinary school year. Previously, Ana served on the PTSA Board as Communications VP and as a Room Parent. This year she is hard at work on the Board as Enrichment VP, bringing great choices for virtual after-school enrichment classes and organizing a virtual cooking event for adults. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling with her family, enjoying good food with friends and family, and going on long walks with Patxi, her Australian shepherd dog. She students in grades 4 and 5.
Sangeetha was selected for her time and effort in chairing CBE’s Spelling Bee, along with being a Room Parent and Art Docent. This fall she launched the Passport Club. In addition, she is a LWSD Gifted Education Advisory Council (GEAC) Board Member. She has a student in grade 2 and in her spare time she enjoys playing tennis.