Romona PTA

The ROMONA PTA is excited to welcome you back to the 2023-2024 school year!


Throughout the school year, ROMONA PTA sponsors numerous events and activities for all our students & staff. Your support through dues, donations, time, talent, and energy helps us to continue building the Romona Elementary community to provide an enriching and nurturing learning environment and outstanding Preschool-4th experience for all our children.


There is a role for every parent at Romona Elementary and we encourage you to participate at the level that best suits you and your family.


Our Executive Board is featured below. This dedicated team provides leadership throughout the year for our various committees. The members from the Executive Board can be contacted here:


Interested in volunteering with the ROMONA PTA? Contact or check out our list of volunteer opportunities. 


Romona PTA Board & Committee Positions for 2024-2025 School Year

*Please fill out this form if you have any interest in any of these positions for the 2024-2025 school year!*


Executive Board




 General Board Committees

4th grade DVD


 Jessica Pernikoff

4th Grade Party


Jacki Krashin, Stephanie Orzoff, Marie Eugenie Robert, Lesley Dable, Tina Sotos Papadimas, Ilada Ratana, Yvonne Cheng and Kathleen Holden

Audit Committee


3-5 members

Romona Benefit


Kristen Quinlan, Eric Hellige, Tyler Simon, Deanna Salerno, Melissa Pepper, Summer Kays, Anum Shah

Birthday Book Club


Heidi Singh

Birthday Signs

Book Fair (Fall Event)


Csilla Fisher, Sarah Blank & Jose Cazares

Box Tops


Paloma Samotny

Budget Committee


President-Elect, Treasurer, VP1,VP3 AND VP4

By-laws Committee


3-7 members

Cafeteria/Lunch Volunteers


Sarah Blank

Civics & Safety Liaison

CRC Liaison


Aparna Bhaskaran, Amy Peters & Jocelyn Shook

District 39 Educational Foundation


Carolin Huh

Environmental Awareness



Steven Batcha

Girls on the Run (GOTR)


Csilla Fisher,



Stacy Dulmage

Learning Commons



Heidi Singh

Lunch Clubs


Deanna Salerno & Summer Kays

Multicultural Committee


Paloma Samotny, Vidya Narasimhan, Jingjing Ji, Karen Dizon, Michelle Chaudhari

Nominating Committee


PTA Executive Board

D39 Nutrition Committee



Colleen Larkin and Jessica Eliscu

Picture Day


Kathleen Holden

Rockin’ Romona


Kristen Quinlan, Aparna Bhaskaran, Summer Kays, Deanna Salerno, Karen Dizon, Britany Nelson, Kathleen Holden

Romona on the Rocks


Summer Kays, Deanna Salerno

Room Parents: Grade Level Chairs K – 4


Valerie Henderson

Romona Wear


Summer Kays, Deanna Salerno

SAC Liaison



Sandy Karwowski and Kristin Parker

School Directory (AtoZ)


Ruth Chieng and Sofia Papantonakis

School Supplies

Service Learning – Sister School


Stephanie Zangrilli

Sleep Under


Stephanie Vassiliadas and Melanie Steindler

Spring Dance


Kristen Quinlan, Maryam Tabrizi, Marie Eugenie Robert, Jessica Pernikoff 

Square 1 Art


Kristin Reese and Melanie Steindler

Teacher Appreciation


Vyvy Phan, Summer Kays, Deanna Salerno, Nancy Fisher, Christen Esho, Evelina Owca

 Trunk or Treat

Melissa Pepper, Valerie Henderson, Deanna Salerno, Rachel Grossman,  Summer Kays, Anum Shah 


WELL Garden


Kristen Quinlan




Jessica Pernikoff, Michelle Cattenacci, Tina Sotos Papadimas and Ellen Smith