OMI Parent Group: Parent Cadet Alliance (PCA)
The Parent Cadet Alliance (PCA) is a group of elected or appointed parents from all grade levels at Oakland Military Academy (OMI). As a body we meet once a month on a Wednesday from 5pm - 6:15pm unless otherwise noted.
As we support the faculty and students at OMI, our involvement includes:
attendance and participation in the monthly Schoolsite Council meetings
co-hosting academic enrichment programs
planning family activities
marketing OMI in our home communities
sponsoring company-based activities and events
serving as advisors to the school administration
sharing parental concerns and ideas to enhance OMI, and
assisting and sponsoring fund-raising efforts.
The PCA also assists OMI's Administration with managing volunteers.
President: Ms. Dandie
Vice President: Claina Lopez
Secretary - Judy Johnson
Treasurer - Danielle Boudreaux
**Alpha - April Wright
**Bravo - Jackie Rourke
**Charlie - Milagro Sousa
**Music/HQ - Lizbeth Manzanero
Delta - open
Staff Coordinator: Annie Anguiano (510) 594-3977
OMI Parent Cadet Alliance Committee Mission Statement
The Oakland Military Institute's Parent Cadet Alliance (PCA) is a school-wide Committee that serves the entire body of Students, Parents, Military Staff, and Administration. The PCA promotes activities that enhance the enjoyment and well-being at OMI in a way that builds community throughout the school.
What is the PCA About?
- Organize fundraising opportunities to invest back into the students.
- Establishing communication with parents about school events and activities.
- Providing a network for parents to share information and support one another by building community
- Improve, strengthen and support the environment of OMI
- Provide an opportunity for all parents to participate in the OMI community
- Provide an environment where parents have a voice Inclusivity
The PCA invites and welcomes all Parents and Guardians of OMI cadets. We value and respect input from a wide spectrum of viewpoints. The PCA supports and encourages parents and public involvement at OMI. The PCA works on creating a welcoming and vibrant school community.
Benefits of Participating in PCA
By attending PCA meetings, you will get insight regarding school activities and networking with other parents. If you have questions regarding school norms, policies, discipline, and education the PCA will do its best to answer or direct you to someone that can.
Studies show that students with parents who are involved in their child’s education/school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance and are more likely to complete high school. Positive effects of parental involvement have been demonstrated at both the elementary and secondary levels across several studies. A recent meta-analysis showed that parental involvement in school life was more strongly associated with high academic performance for middle and high school students than helping with homework.
PCA also has the honor of assisting cadets that have demonstrated academic excellence with College Scholarships to our seniors for the past two years. All of which the PCA could not have done with the help and support of all our amazing parents!
PCA is committed to acknowledging our amazing parents that do complete hours of service to OMI incentives as a show of appreciation.
Thank you in advance for your continued support throughout the 2018 – 2019 school year!
Annie Anguiano, Parent Engagement Officer
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 594-3977
Feel free to contact me with any questions about the PCA or the specific positions.