Sixth District
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California Sixth District PTA
serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, California
“PTA -- Building Community Unity”
connecting families to schools
Units & Councils

Note: on Sat May 3, there are THREE events at overlapping times at the same school site. This is not a typo. Spring Training Day is for incoming PTA officers and chairpersons. The Special Meeting is of course open to everyone who is a member of a unit in Sixth District. The Common Core workshop is for all interested parents.
Training Day,
Sat May 3:
Register Now!

Get Prepared for Your New Position!
Training Workshops for incoming
Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Auditors,
Parliamentarians, Advocacy Chairs, and more!
Sat May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.,
Peterson Middle School, Sunnyvale.
$15 per person; lunch is included.
Scholarships are available.

[Click Here for Details]

Sat May 3

Sixth District Association Meeting

authorizing the Executive Board
to pay necessary bills, during the summer,

for summer and school-year startup expenses.

Sat May 3, 8:30 to 8:45 a.m.,
Peterson Middle School, Sunnyvale.

Parent Ed:
Common Core Standards.
Sat May 3:
Register Now!

Understand how you can impact your child's learning using academic enrichment activities with common core standards in English language arts and in mathematics.
Sat May 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon,
Peterson Middle School, Sunnyvale.
Register by Mon Apr 28.
[details & registration info]

Mon May 5:
Register Now!

Local Control Accountability Plans.
Learn how to get involved in setting priorities for your school district! A special in-depth presentation, with expert speakers from the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).  FREE.  [details].
Mon May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Santa Clara County Office of Education,
1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose. [map]

To sign up, contact


The March issue of Sixth District PTA's newsletter, the NewsWire, is now online, with helpful information about running your PTA, plus a report on State PTA's Legislation Conference, info about Convention Scholarships (for PTAs), Emerich Scholarships (for high-school seniors), and more! Read the [latest issue] today!
There are two big issues in school funding:
EQUITY: is it fair to all children?
and ADEQUACY: is it enough?
California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is designed to make funding more equitable than it has ever been. [Click here] to learn more!
To learn about where California stands on adequate funding, visit our [Advocacy web site].
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!
Envelopes, Cards, & Dues
For membership envelopes, membership cards, and e-membership cards:
In-Council Units, please contact your Council;
Out-of-Council units, please contact
Remember: Membership is a year-round activity. Please remember to submit monthly membership reports & remittances to Sixth District.
& Financial
New, Improved Calendars
for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
[click here]
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:
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
Exec Board
Mon Apr 21
CAPTA6 Spring Training Day
Sat May 3
Parent Ed: Common Core Standards
Sat May 3
LCFF/LCAP Workshop
Mon May 5
State PTA Convention
Wed-Sat May 7-10
District Board
Mon May 19, 5:30 pm
CAPTA6 Reflections Reception
Mon May 19, 7 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,

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:, 408-453-6536.
(Hours may vary; please call before visiting.)
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!
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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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