About Us

Who We Are

The Atalaya PTA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of interested parents, teachers, and faculty. Membership is open to everyone in the Atalaya community and carries no individual dues. 

We will have Quarterly meetings in person:
– September 6th at 5:30pm at Pecos Trail Cafe 
– November 8th at 5:30pm – location TBD
– January 10th at 5:30pm – location TBD
– April 10th at 5:30pm – location TBD

We will be posting agendas and minutes, so you can see updates if you are not able to make our meetings

Meet our (your) board

Anna North, President (atalayapta@gmail.com)
Contessa Archuleta, Vice-President
Tami Rute, Secretary
Melissa Naumann, Treasurer
Naji Ramirez, Social Media + Communications Coordinator
Angela Montoya, Event & Volunteer Coordinator





Anna North – President


Contessa Archuleta – Vice President


Melissa Naumann – Treasurer


Tami Rude – Secretary


Naji Ramirez – Social Media and Communications Coordinator


Tami Rute – Volunteer Coordinator


Angela Montoya – Event Communications Coordinator


Kate Diaz – Principal


What we do

The Atalaya PTA is non-profit group that helps to build a sense of community among parents, teachers and students. We organize social events, family-oriented activities, and collaborative projects that bring people together. This sense of community fosters a supportive network, promotes school spirit, and strengthens the overall school culture. 

A big part of what we do is also supporting our teachers and school.  We help fund school programs and enrichment activities that are not included in the school’s budget, award teacher grants for special projects, help provide classroom supplies, fun field trips, provide teacher stipends, and more!

We fund Class Traditions (Grade level enrichment activities):
– Kinder – info coming soon
– 1st Grade – Wise Fool
– 2nd Grade – Acequias
– 3rd Grade – NDI (National Dance Institute)
– 4th Grade – Wise Fool
– 5th Grade – Starbase 
– 6th Grade – end of the year camping trip!

The Grade-Level Traditions Program at Atalaya Elementary aims to provide each grade level with a unique and memorable enrichment experience. The Traditions Program is in development, with the goal of having a class “tradition” for every grade level.