The Trace Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is first and foremost, a support system for the school. When the district is unable to provide funding or opportunities, the PTO steps up to help build a richer school environment.

Supporting Merritt Trace Elementary

651 Dana Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6257

Trace PTO typically sponsors school events throughout the year to create a stronger community bond and create memories for the students that will hopefully last a lifetime. Many of these events are fundraisers. The PTO is a 501c non-profit organization and all proceeds through fundraising efforts come back to directly benefit the school.

Trace PTO helps fund:

  • equipment, costumes, and supplies for our drama, art, and music classes (part of the Visual Performing Arts Program) provided for all Trace students
  • the Choir teacher
  • instruments for our after-school strings and band program
  • the annual Science Fair
  • after school enrichment programs (e.g. programming classes, etc.)
  • school supplies
  • Project Cornerstone parent volunteer programs that build student character, support anti-bullying lessons, and expand cultural awareness

If you have a question, concern or suggestion please feel free to contact any or all of us! You can reach the co-presidents at any time and we can figure out a solution or connect you with someone who can. Email Vanessa Marvin and Sara Grace Vann (2022-2023 co-presidents) at [email protected]

Introduction to Co-Presidents 2021

Introduction PTO 2021

2020 – 2021 PTO Accomplishments