Parent Teacher Organization

pto mageParent Teacher Organization (PTO) – is organization of parent representatives and teacher representatives to give families of El Sol Academy the opportunity to share their efforts of providing a variety of activities for students, teachers, and families in the school and our community.  PTO hosts several fundraising events for our families throughout the school year, such as the annual Jog-A-Thon, Music & Arts Festival, and other events. Be sure to visit the El Sol PTO Website to see the calendar of events and our fundraisers! PTO also has a monthly newsletter that has updates on fundraisers, events, and the overview of the meetings.

For more information regarding PTO, please email or visit:

Coffee Meetings with El Sol

Coffee Coffee meetings are held throughout the school year by administrators to keep parents informed on school updates, general topics, and school achievements and progress during the school year. This is a welcoming space for parents of children from all grade levels to interact with one another, as well as a great networking opportunity.

Parent Education Program

Share our SlevesParent Education Program (SOS Workshop) – are held once a month and cover a variety of topics, related to healthy tips, such as healthy meal recipes and stress management. We are open to suggestions for different health topics. Also a weekly health tip is added to the newsletter in related the Education Health Program for parents. For more information about attending a class or the health tips, please email or Click here for details and dates.

Padres Comprometidos NCLR

CHISPA logoThe Padres Comprometidos is an 8-Week program for parents who are interested in learning about various educational topics, such as: understand the United States public school system, develop goals for their children to ensure they attend college, understand the academic requirements for college readiness, and learn about modeling behaviors that they can do at home to encourage and promote learning for their children. The PC con CHISPA Program encourages parents to become familiar with their child’s teacher, encourages them to meet with teachers and other school personnel to seek information related to their child’s academic performance. Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA is a transformative parent program that empowers and uplifts our parents within our communities. To learn more about this unique program, please visit: or email Registration is preferred.

Pacific Symphony

Symphony kidsPacific Symphony hosts quarterly events. Although everyone is welcome to participate in the day event, RSVP is necessary and attendance is required once RSVP’d. Transportation is included, however, lunch is not. Breakfast is highly suggested on the day of the event. If interested in more information or to participate, please email Sara Flores at

Community Services at El Sol

communityWe host a variety of events, activities, and programs throughout the school year that count towards community service hours. Volunteering is open to all age groups and no experience is needed. Volunteer opportunities include our fundraising events, helping teachers make copies, or other programs- such as our in-class science demos or the Mercado.

El Sol Conexión Center for the Arts in Education

Located in historic downtown Santa Ana, CA, El Sol Conexión is a warm and welcoming gathering place for the while community to engage in critical, creative conversations; to enjoy a range of cultural programs, workshops and events. It is a space for teachers to collaborate with scholars, artists and others in their field to fully integrate the expressive arts.

Dancing with the Sun Festival celebrates the life and artwork of Santa Ana’s master Chicano artist and beloved friend and educator Manuel Hernandez Trujillo. The event takes its name from the book written by his close friend, Dr. Manuel N. Gomez, and also the mini documentary produced and directed by Jacov Velasco. The film tells the story of Manuel Hernandez-Trujillo’s life and philosophy of art and, through the voices of those who knew him, how he helped restore a stolen culture during the Chicano Movement, and the resonating legacy he leaves behind as an artist, activist, and educator. Sadly, the artist passed away at this time last year during the production of the film.

El Sol y La Luna marks the beginning of IMAGINING SANTA ANA, a two- year series of public humanities events and programs for the whole community offered through El Sol Conexión, the school’s new center for arts and culture. IMAGINING SANTA ANA honors and celebrates the cultural heritage and artistry of Santa Ana’s Chicano community. All events in the series will feature local artists and culture bearers in conversation, co-creation and collaboration with faculty, students and alumni of El Sol. Today’s event is a collaboration between El Sol Conexión, UC Links, California Humanities and the Workshop for Community Arts.