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California Sixth District PTA
serving Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
“PTA -- Building Community Unity”
connecting families to schools
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The January issue of Sixth District PTA's newsletter, the NewsWire, is online, with articles about elections & nominations, bylaws, auditing minutes, treasurer info, Letter of Determination, Ed100, Legislative Action, Reflections winners, and more! Read the [latest issue] today!
 
NEW
State PTA's
Annual
Legislation
Conference

Mon-Tue Feb 9-10
in Sacramento

Sign Up Now!
The Annual Legislative Conference will be Mon-Tue Feb 9-10, in Sacramento. This is your opportunity & your PTA's opportunity to participate, to learn more, & to develop contacts with colleagues from all over the state. [Full Details]
NOTE: hotel's conference-rate deadline: Sat Jan 17.

Sixth District is sending several people. We encourage Units and Councils to send people as well. It's a great investment in our students' future! Speaking of students: consider sending a high-schooler. It's a great learning experience!

Questions? Contact Nancy Krop, advocacy@capta6.org.
 
NEW
Financial Document
Review Training
for
PTA COUNCIL
Officers

Councils and Districts have the responsibility to collect and review financial reports and tax filings. What does that mean? Let's get together to discuss the financial documents you should be collecting (and forwarding to Sixth District), what you're looking for in these documents, and how to communicate with units what you found in reviewing their financial documentation. We have the cheat sheets and can help you develop a strategy for collecting and reviewing. We'll email you a list of what to bring from a unit and what to bring from your Council as we review these documents together!
Tue Feb 24, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Board Room, Santa Clara Unified District Office,
1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara [map]
Registration required.   
[sign up online]
 
Restoring
Excellence
to
California
Schools
With our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California has come a long way on Equity in school funding -- fairness to all children.
LEARN MORE -- [Click here]
But we've made no progress on Adequacy -- we're 50th in per-pupil funding, and it's not enough -- we're bottom-performing.
LEARN MORE -- [View the presentation] from
our Legislative Round Table (17 Nov 2014)!
For more on this and other advocacy issues,
visit our [Advocacy web site].
And ADD YOUR VOICE -- SIGN OUR [PETITION]
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!
 
Flu
Shots
Get your flu shots now! (Yes, it's still important!)
Flu Info for Parents
Flu Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
Teens with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease should get the flu shot, NOT the nasal spray vaccine
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, understand the Risks & Responsibilities
 
Membership
Envelopes, Cards, & Dues
For membership envelopes, membership cards, and e-membership cards, [click here].
Remember: Membership is a year-round activity. Please remember to submit monthly membership reports & remittances to Sixth District.

 
Membership
& Financial
Deadlines
New, Improved Calendars
for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
[click here]
 
e-Bylaws
Parliamentarians: e-Bylaws is now available to Units in Sixth District. Please [click here] to request your user profile. Note: we are in Phase Two of pilot testing of this program. Please provide feedback to State PTA to help them refine the system. Thank you for your participation & your patience!
Questions & feedback: e-bylaws@capta.org.
 
 
 
A warm welcome to all who visit our Sixth District website!  Thank you for the time, energy and enthusiasm you share in supporting PTA in and across our local communities. Please stay in touch, and contact us with any questions, concerns and, yes, ideas.
-- Wendy Akers-Ghose, Sixth District President   
 
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Dates
District Board
Thu Jan 29, 6:30 pm
State PTA Annual Legislation Conference
Mon-Tue Feb 9-10
Exec Board
Thu Feb 12, 6:30 pm
Financial Document Review Training
for PTA COUNCIL Officers
Tue Feb 24, 7:00 pm
 
What Does the
PTA logo
Do? and Why?

As leaders, we know that the PTA isn't just about carnivals and fundraising -- for 117 years, we've been the nation's largest volunteer child advocacy organization. But what does that mean? What have we done, what are we doing now, and why do we do what we do?  [Click here]  for our new booklet that you can read online, print, distribute, and share not just with your members, but also with friends & with school and district leadership. Use it at meetings, at events, and in your membership drives!
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Contact Erwin Morton, education@capta6.org.

 
Subscribe!
State PTA has great electronic publications on education, health, advocacy, and running your PTA. They're all FREE. You can subscribe to any (or all) of them [here].
 
Office Hours
The Sixth District PTA Office is open
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Our office is in the Library of the
Santa Clara County Office of Education,
1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose [map]
Contact: office@capta6.org, 408-453-6536.
(Hours may vary; please call before visiting.)
 
Our
Mission
The Sixth District PTA supports and empowers PTA leaders through training, parent education, financial support, and mentoring, to enable them to advocate more effectively on behalf of children and families.
 
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Help Us Serve You Better!
Please click the suggestion box to e-mail us & let us know how we could better meet your needs. Thanks! (Prefer to write anonymously? Please mail your ideas & comments to the address at the bottom of this web page.)
 
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About Sixth District PTA

Sixth District PTA, encompassing Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, is one of 28 PTA Districts that make up the California State PTA. Sixth District PTA serves approximately 225 PTA Units. Most of our Units are in our eight PTA councils -- Cupertino-Fremont-Sunnyvale, Evergreen, Los Altos-Mountain View, Milpitas Unified, North Valley, Palo Alto, San José Unified, and Santa Clara Unified.

Our other Units are in:
  Santa Clara County:  Alum Rock Union Elementary, Campbell Union, Campbell Union High, East Side Union High, Franklin-McKinley Elementary, Lakeside Joint Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, and Saratoga Union School Districts.
 
  Santa Cruz County:  Santa Cruz City and Scotts Valley Unified School Districts.
 
  Monterey County:  Carmel Unified, Greenfield Union, Monterey Peninsula Unified, Pacific Grove Unified, Salinas City, and Santa Rita Union School Districts.
 

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California Sixth District PTA
1290 Ridder Park Drive, M/C 214, San Jose, CA 95131-2304
Phone 408-453-6536 * FAX 408-453-6768
 

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