Sixth District
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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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Each year the Office of County Supervisor Dave Cortese coordinates the Sacramento Bus Trip for Education, which takes education advocates, parents, students, community leaders & residents to the State Capitol to meet with their legislators. (Last year, 150 people participated!) We'll gain an in-depth knowledge of public education issues, including current legislative bills being proposed statewide & a status update on school funding issues. We'll also be able to voice our interests & concerns directly to the state legislators we meet with, regarding any issues pertaining to public education.
Wed May 20. Buses depart 6:30 a.m. from the VTA Transit Center at Eastridge Mall in San Jose, & return about 5 p.m. to the same location.
FREE. Food/refreshments will be provided.
Info/registration:, or contact Mario Lopez, 408-299-5030,
Sixth District PTA is a co-partner in this event. Please join us!
Elected Officers for 2015-2017 Term
Elena Shea
Executive VP
Vandana Kaushal
VP Leadership Services Sandee Ruiz
VP Membership Sandra Lowe
VP Communications
Mary Pizzo
VP Organizational Services Marcie Brown
VP Education & Parent Education Diane Foote
VP Health & Community Concerns Erwin Morton
Recording Secretary Anh Le
Treasurer Tami Borba
Financial Secretary Laura Raimondi
Auditor Shanta Dominguez
Historian Dinah Showman
These officers were elected at the general meeting on Mon Mar 30.
Note: Parliamentarian and Director of Legislation are officer positions that are appointed by the incoming President, with ratification by the incoming Executive Board.

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!
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].
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!
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
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   
Current Presidents:
Be sure to enter the 2015-2016 roster of officers into PTAEZ as soon as your elections are held. The Officer Contact service is FREE to ALL units. This is State PTA's new reporting system, to be used by  ALL units. Please:
  • enter all officers.
  • include the president's home address.
  • (For other officers, school address may be used.)
  • enter a phone number & email for each roster entry.
  • avoid using school district or business email addresses if possible.
  • assign a login for the incoming president and notify her/him
  • Due date was Fri May 1
    Questions? Please contact
    Naomi Higaki,
    It's time to turn in your Annual Historian Report! Begin by downloading State PTA's [Unit Historian Report Form]. For details on how to fill it out, what info to include, where to submit it, etc., please [click here].
    Questions: Diane Foote,
    Meetings, Events, Deadlines
    Upload Rosters into PTAEZ
    Due Now
    Units: Submit Annual Historian Report
    Due Now
    District Board
    Mon May 18, 6:30 pm
    Advocacy Day -- Sacramento Bus Trip
    Wed May 20
    Exec Board
    Mon Jun 15, 6:30 pm
    What Does the
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    Do? and Why?

    As leaders, we know that the PTA isn't just about carnivals and fundraising -- for 118 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].
    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.

    & Financial
    New, Improved Calendars
    for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
    [click 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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    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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