Downtown School PTA, parents, teachers, administrators work for quality education and a true partnership between home and school.

PTA is the largest volunteer organization working exclusively to improve the education, health, safety, and well being of all children and youth. Downtown School PTA, parents, teachers, administrators and others work for quality education and a true partnership between home and school.

Your involvement in education increases your childrenís chances for success in school. Studies show that children whose parents are involved in education are more motivated in school. Motivated students are more likely to participate in class, more likely to complete homework, and more likely to achieve academically. In short, motivated children become students with good chances for a bright future.

Downtown School PTA consists of an organization of enthusiastic parents dedicated to helping promote the welfare of our children along with staff and faculty. PTA is responsible for various fundraisers during the year to benefit the children and families at our school. Because of the successful fundraising efforts like our Carnival, Silent Auction and Cookie Dough fundraiser, our students to participate in a variety of experiential learning activities through field trips, both in town and out of the city.

We invite all parents, grandparents, and members of the community to join our membership. Thanks for your support!



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Downtown Elementary School

Downtown Elementary
2021 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone (661) 631-5920
Fax (661) 321-0034

Noreen Barthelmes
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.