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Francisco Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
PTO meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater. Check the calendar and the Francisco PTO page for updates.

School Site Council(SSC)
The SSC represents parents, students, staff and community members in the school governance process with help in developing and monitoring the Academic Plan and school site budget. SSC meetings are held in conjunction with the PTO meetings on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater. For more information, see the SFUSD web page and Parents for Public Schools web page.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members of Francisco Middle School who want to advocate for English Learners. The purpose is to advise the principal, school staff and the School Site Council on programs and services for English Learners. ELAC meetings are usually held in conjunction with the PTO meetings on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater. Parents for Public Schools sponsors workshops in Spanish and Chinese.


Parent Advisory Council(PAC)
The PAC advises the San Francisco Board of Education of parents' perspectives and recommendations on school district issues. The Council meets monthly during the academic school year at 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco. PAC accepts applications for the school year in the fall. See the PAC web site for more information and updates.

Volunteer at the School
San Francisco Education Fund is the largest source of volunteers (individuals and businesses) for San Francisco public Schools. San Francisco Education Fund recruits, trains, and places dedicated people as volunteers in the classroom. Become a volunteer today!

North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Parent Partnership
The North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center is located at Francisco Middle School. In partnership with Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI), the Beacon offers an array of services—offered on a sliding scale—to support parents and students.

Grandpa Chet

by Vladimir Caudillo

Grandpa Chet has two college degrees one in engineering and one in law. He was a teacher for two years in New Hampshire at a school called St. Paul’s. After that he began his career as an attorney.

Grandpa Chet lives in the East Bay in Orinda. He has lived there for the past eleven years. He retired three years ago from his job as a patent attorney. After his retirement he decided to volunteer for an organization called 826 Valencia. This organization helps young people find their writing voice.

I asked Grandpa Chet what he likes about volunteering. He said, “I like to see the new ideas students come up with. The students have such open minds. That is also nice to see.“

Having Grandpa Chet here really helps. He works with students to help them with their writing and other work. I wish more people would volunteer so they could learn from us and we could learn from them. If you want to volunteer contact San Francisco School Volunteers who can connect you with a school like Francisco.

Call for Volunteers

Each person has many talents and interests, so below are some of the opportunities to help for specific events and throughout the school year. Please let us know when you can help and what you would like to do. We welcome suggestions.  Contact the Parent Liaison Office if you can help.

Chaperone for field trips

Classroom help

Office assistance

Technology/website updates

Translate documents to Spanish or Chinese

Community outreach