Sherman Oaks Parents Association (SOPA)

Welcome to Sherman Oaks Parent Association!

What is SOPA?

SOPA is a parent organization that runs fundraising and community events to enhance the educational experience of ALL  students at SOEC. 

Sherman Oaks Parents Association (SOPA) is a non-profit corporation made up of Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter families and supporters.  Through its ongoing fundraising events, SOPA is able to provide our students with the following enrichment programs: art; music; media lab; science lab; robotics; Kindergarten science enrichment; Enrich LA; and dance. It is SOPA’s mission to fill in the gaps and provide enrichment opportunities for the students of SOEC.

These vital programs are paid through donations from ALL OF US.  Revenue is generated from donations to the Tiger Fund, from various fundraisers, such as the, Gala, family night, etc,  throughout the year, and through business partnerships made possible by our Great Neighbors and Event Sponsorship programs.

For more information on how you can get involved and make a difference, please contact Liz Wiltgen at

Sherman Oaks Parent Association (SOPA) also provides exciting and engaging Community Building Events and hands-on community service opportunities, such as, Jump Rope for Heart, Holiday Baskets, School Beautification, Talent Show,  and more.... Monies go to the student body to help fund field trips, award incentives, and school assemblies to name a few. 

For more information on how you can get involved and make a difference, please contact Steve O'Dell at or Annie De-Bilzan-Signore at annie@shermanoaksparentscom


Before & After School Programs – SOPA’s services are not just limited to the school day.   If you need child care before and/or after-school, SOPA’s Kids Center can help you out.  We also offer Homework Club one hour per day, Mon – Thurs, for students to do homework at their own pace.  Finally, we offer 3 sessions of Super School extracurricular classes of various activities and interests.
For more information:   Before and After school day care
Get Involved!
Sherman Oaks Parent Association connects families and the school. By volunteering you show your children that school matters, and that you are invested in their success. There are so many opportunities to assist. To find out ways you can volunteer visit our volunteer page at:  volunteer

Stay informed

SOPA invites you to attend monthly SOPA meetings. Meetings are usually the third or fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the school library. Please check the School Website calendar or Parent Square  for exact dates of meetings, as some do move to other nights.  The meetings begin with entertainment from one of our classes followed by a free, catered meal for all parents, donated by a local restaurant.  Free babysitting is provided in the cafeteria during the meetings by our professional Kid Center staff. Your children will enjoy a movie and pizza donated by Domino’s while you receive important SOPA information and updates about school issues.


If you have questions about SOPA, please email us at


Sherman Oaks Parents Association

a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation