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The Don Callejon School Community Organization is a non-profit corporation comprised of parents and community members supporting the Don Callejon School, a public K-8 school located within the Santa Clara Unified School District.

In August of 2006, The Santa Clara Unified School District opened its first new public school in 40 years -- The Don Callejon K-8 School. In order to provide community support to the Don Callejon School, local parents (or parents-to-be) met in December 2004 to form DCSCO.  DCSCO was established in 2005 as a non-profit, all-volunteer public- benefit corporation. DCSCO produced written bylaws, voted members into executive officer positions, and obtained IRC 501(c)(3) status by early 2006.


Evolution of DCSCO

  • Founded in December, 2004 by members of the Rivermark Moms' Club.
  • Created Yahoo group email distribution list.
  • Established relationship with the Santa Clara Unified School District as link to parents and community members.
  • Organized meetings with parents and community members, including representatives of the school district.
  • Registered for EIN number with the IRS, the first step toward filing as a non-profit organization.
  • Filed Articles of Incorporation with the State of California.
  • Reserved domain names and created this website.
  • Drafted and ratified bylaws.
  • Elected officers.
  • Filed as a non-profit corporation with the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board, and California Attorney General's Office. Granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status, meaning donations to DCSCO may be tax deductible.
  • Opened bank account.
  • Registered witheScrip and PayPal to provide channels for donations.
  • Informed parents and community members of school construction progress and relayed questions and suggestions to the District.
  • Created committees to help with principal selection, school development, and fundraising.
  • Undertook fundraising efforts, raising over $63,000 for the school during DCSCO's first fiscal year, a year before the school opened.


DCSCO EXECUTIVE BOARDS

2015-16

President: Rachel Lange

Vice President: Tara Malue

Finance Director: Rebecca Ferguson

Communications Director: David Rumley

Fundraising Director: Terri Muench


2014-15

President: Rebecca Ferguson

Vice President: Rachel Lange

Finance Director: Sulekha Nair 

Communications Director: Swapna Chidambaram

Fundraising Director: Terri Muench


2013-14

President: Milton Kubota

Vice President: Rachel Lange

Finance Director: Murali Kolli

Communications Director: Ambika Sahay

Fundraising Director: Terri Muench


2012-13

President: Sandy Wenzel

Vice President: Milton Kubota

Finance Director: Murali Kolli

Communications Director: Raquel Monsale

Fundraising Director: Terri Muench


2012

Elected on January 10, 2012.

Revised bylaws in accordance with district criteria to qualify for re-affiliation.

Re-affiliated on May 17, 2012.

President: Roger Ramirez

Vice President: Sandy Wenzel

Finance Director: Reshma Tawade

Communications Director: Melissa Kreisa

Development Director: Niloy Banerjee


2011-2012

ALL BOARD MEMBERS RESIGNED BY OCTOBER 6, 2011

ORGANIZATION DISAFFILIATED BY DON CALLEJON SCHOOL and the SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

President: Renata Pang

Vice President: Mayur Patel

Vice President: Jennifer Garcia

Communication Director: Jeanne Lee

Communication Director: Rita Bose (Resigned September 2011)

Finance Director: Jeff Hopkins

Fundraising Director: Monica Joshi

Development Director: Judy Chen

Development Director: Richard Wang

PTA Liaison: Joanie Santos


2010-2011

President: Michelle Guzman

Vice President: Renata Pang

Finance Director: Reshma Tawade

Communications Director: Anita Sathyamurthy

Fundraising Director: Ratna Malladi

Development Director: Abdul Egal

Liaison to School and District Councils: Dakshesh Vyas


2009-2010

President: Roger Ramirez

Vice President : Arun Krishna

Finance Director: Melinda Razon

Communications Director: Sumana Vijayagopal

Co-Fundraising Director: Rebecca Ferguson

Co-Fundraising Director: Michelle Guzman

Development Director: Surendra Munagala

Co-Liaison to School and District Councils: Fred Yoshida

Co-Liaison to School and District Councils: Renata Pang


2008-2009

President: Roger Ramirez

Vice President: Vic Sharma

Communications Director: Renata Pang

Finance Director: Melinda Razon

Development Director: Michelle Guzman

Community Fundraising Director: Karl Watanabe/Rebecca Ferguson

Liaison to School and District Councils: Lori Garmany


2007-2008

President: Lori Garmany

Vice President: Melinda Razon

Communications Director: Grace Leung

Finance Director: Adam Jones

Development Director: Michelle Guzman

Community Fundraising Director: Rebecca Ferguson

Community Fundraising Director: Lorrie Moore

Liaison to School and District Councils: Melissa Kreisa/Jennifer Garcia


2006-2007

President: Hollie Chang

Vice President: Subha Podila

Finance Director: JoAnna Ahn/Jennifer Garcia

Communications Director: Jennifer Caldwell

Development Co-Director: Melissa Kreisa

Development Co-Director: Richard Wang

Community Fundraising Co-Director: Lorrie Moore

Community Fundraising Co-Director: Kathy Watanabe

Liasion to School and District Councils: Sara Kellum


2005-2006

President: Adam Jones

Vice President: Melissa Kreisa

Communications Director: Amy Truesdale

Finance Director: Jonathan Lee

Fundraising Director: Hollie Chang


DCSCO Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee added to the organization per the new bylaws ratified on May 17, 2012.

2015-16

Roger Ramirez

Murali Kolli

Hollie Chang


2014-15

Roger Ramirez

Melinda Razon

Murali Kolli


2013-14

Roger Ramirez

Reshma Tawade

Melissa Kreisa


2012-13

Roger Ramirez

Reshma Tawade

Melissa Kreisa