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What is the PTA?

The PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association. It consists of parents and teachers working together to foster a supportive community that affords our children exciting and positive new opportunities. The PTA promotes student development, academic enrichment and relationship building through after-school programming and other community-based activities. The J.O. Wilson PTA is a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization. You can view the PTA's bylaws here.


Membership in the J.O. Wilson PTA is free. Membership is open to any parent, grandparent and legal guardian of a student at J.O. Wilson ES, and any employee of J.O. Wilson ES. 

There are lots of ways to get involved with the PTA:


The PTA holds its General Body meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Currently, we are alternating between in-person and virtual meetings. In-Person meetings will be held in the J.O. Wilson Commons and dinner and childcare will be provided. Links to virtual meetings will be available on the school calendar and sent out via the Cardinal Connection.


On May 23, 2024, the PTA Board sent a letter to the District of Columbia Council urging increased investments in programs affecting J.O. Wilson for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. Read the letter here. 

On June 11, 2024, the PTA will hold the last General Body meeting of the school year, where the it will consider a proposal to amend the bylaws to permit the Board to temporary fill vacancies by Board appointment until an election can be held. Below is the language the Board will consider

Amending section 6b to read as follows:
"The executive board shall fill a vacancy in any office other than President through special election; provided, that the executive board may appoint, by majority vote, individuals to serve in vacant positions in an interim capacity. Individuals appointed to fill a vacancy in an interim capacity may serve for no more than 90 days from the date of their appointment.". 


Cardinal Grant Program 

The J.O. Wilson PTA is pleased to offer the Cardinal Grant Program, which makes additional funding available for academic and extracurricular enrichment and community-building. Email with any questions.

Apply for a Cardinal Grant

Presentations and Meeting Minutes

PTA Committees

PTA Sponsors

The J.O. Wilson PTA relies on donations from businesses and organizations to support our work.  We welcome all contributions, big and small, but we offer special recognition and promotional opportunities to those that make significant investments in our community. We'd especially like to thank our Cardinal and Platinum sponsors for their support. 

Cardinal SponsorS ($5,000)  

Visit Treasury Department Federal Credit Union

Platinum SponsorS ($2,500)

To become a J.O. Wilson PTA sponsor or to learn more about sponsorship packages and opportunities, please email


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    PTA 2023-24 Executive Board

    • President — Katrina Loraine Amos Washington
    • 1st Vice President — Lauren Mendonsa
    • 2nd Vice President — Victoria Winter
    • Secretary — Cynthia Belmonte
    • Assistant Secretary — Tiffany Payne
    • Treasurer — Karmen Ward
    • Assistant Treasurer — Dan Newman
    • Membership Director — Emily Badger
    • Assistant Membership Director — Sheena Gay
    • Fundraising Director — Paul Spires
    • Assistant Fundraising Director — Anna Mason
    • Staff Rep — Robert Clark
    • Staff Rep — Gina Abrams