Fundraising Events

PTA fundraising supports:

  • Physical education and art classes for every student at Emerson

  • Community-building events, including the Welcome Back BBQ, Family Art Night, the Pancake Breakfast and the End-of-Year Party

  • Gardening classes, field trips, programs to help reduce the achievement gap, teacher mini-grants, bilingual office support, cultural performances, library and classroom supplies and much more!

The Emerson PTA Budget supports over $170,000 of vital programs and activities at the school.

The PTA will spend $550 per student during the 2018-19 school year.

Scroll for a list of all Emerson’s Fundraising Events.

Heart of Emerson

Emerson’s yearly direct donation campaign.

When: year-round
More info: About the Heart of Emerson Campaign
Donations: Click here to donate or place a check (made out to “Emerson PTA” in the Heart of Emerson drop box in the front hall.


Students collect pledges then walk and have fun the day of the event.

When: October 21st, 2018 11am-3pm
Volunteer: Click here to help out
More info:
Download Registration Form
Place cash & checks in your student’s pledge envelope, then return it in your student’s Look Folder.

Details on the upcoming Walkathon event

Football Parking

We offer parking spots during U.C. Berkeley home football games as a fundraiser for Emerson.

When: Home game days
More info:
Game Captain & Volunteer Instructions




A party for adults with auction items up for bid; a movie & pizza for the kids at Emerson.

When: Spring 2019
More info:
Purchase tickets online or at the door. Auction items may be purchased at the event.

Purchase Auction TIckets Online


Students gather pledges then read, read, read at home and school!

When: Spring 2019
More info:
Submit Readathon pledges online or send cash & checks to school in your student’s Look Folder

Submit Readthon Donations online

Shop for Emerson

Emerson participates in several programs where your purchase helps us earn money.

When: Anytime!
More info: Shop for Emerson