Parent Involvement


Cinnabar Educational Foundation (CEF) is our parent and teacher organization. CEF members meets monthly to organize school community and fundraising events. CEF fundraisers directly benefit students at Cinnabar School. This important organization includes parents, community members, teachers, and a school board member representative. Our current CEF board members are:

Jena Cramer: President/parent

Heather Gallagher: Vice President/parent

Sheila Lukas: Secretary/teacher rep

Patty Murch: Treasurer/community member

Cathy Thompson: School Board member

Please join and be apart of CEF monthly meetings; your involvement matters and makes a difference for our school community. Information for upcoming CEF meetings and events can be found on our website, school calendar, newsletters, and announced through our robo-call system to families. 


ELAC/Junta  is our English Language Advisory Committee. Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. Cinnabar's ELAC/Junta has a dedicated group of parents collaborating with the school on best outcomes for our EL students. Cinnabar's ELAC/Junta meets four times a year at Cinnabar School. Food and childcare are provided for families during our ELAC/Junta meetings. ELAC and CEF work together to provide various school community events bringing Cinnabar families together.

Please consider being a part of our ELAC and attend our four annual meetings. Information for upcoming ELAC/Junta meetings can be found on our website, school calendar, newsletters, and announced through our robo-call system to families. 


SSC is our School Site Council. Cinnabar's school site council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified staff that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs, the school safety plan, school plans and budgets. The members of the site council are elected by parents and staff. Families are encouraged to attend monthly SSC meetings to benefit from the rich conversations and decisions being made for our school community. Family and community input is an important part of our school community development. SSC meets the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at 3:30 pm in our library. Please attend these very important school meetings and also consider running for SSC through our annual SSC member election cycles. Ballots are sent home to families in our Thursday envelope home system and announced in our newsletters.


Volunteering at our school is always available for families. All volunteers go through fingerprinting and background checks at the expense of the district. If you would like to volunteer, please come to the office to fill out an application. Volunteers greatly benefit our school community and we highly encourage parents to volunteer at our school.