Galileo’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a unit of the Second District of the California State PTA. We are a non-profit tax exempt organization. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication.

Brief History

Established by a group of teachers, staff and parents to represent the Galileo community in 2003, we became a California PTA charter member in June 2004. Our parents, teachers and students volunteer their time to build a stronger community and support an academically motivated learning environment.

Our fundraising efforts have supported more than $80,000 of academic enrichment grants and stipends for teachers. Annual traditions include Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Freshman Orientation BBQ, Annual Fund Drive and Senior Breakfast.


FY 2019-2020 Officers

President:  Jessica Jordan Thompson

Secretary:  Essie Louie

Treasurer:  Emily Chen

VP Chinese Community Outreach: Lucy Tse

Family Engagement: Troy Wilson

PTSA Grant Enrichment Chair: Terri Bogaards

Membership Team: Angie Toy (Parent), Sharon Ng (Parent), Vivian Lee (Parent), Cynthia Lee (Parent/Advisor), Fiona Thao (Student), Xin Wen (Student), Kelly Ma (Student), Aliya Hankins (Student)

Teacher Liaisons: Michelle Yee (Math), Shannon Wong (Science)

Family Liaison: Melody Wong


Past Presidents of the Galileo PTSA

2018-2019      Cynthia Lee

2017-2018      Emily Chen

2016-2017     Sharon Ohlson

2014-2016     Jim Fong

2013-2014     Nicole Torres

2012-2013     Caroline Scott

2010-2012     Gayline Tom

2003-2005     Anna Marie Booth

2008-2010     Stella Leung

2005-2008     Linda Lau


Attend the PTSA General Meetings

Meet fellow parents and help make our school community a better place. Many of our general meetings have informative workshops on parenting.

Meetings are in the cafeteria from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Join us on:

  • Wed, Sept 18, 2019
  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
  • Wed, Apr 15, 2020
  • Wed, May 20, 2020

A light dinner and translation in Chinese and Spanish is provided.