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
Units & Councils

Get Ready,
Get Set, Go!

Incoming Boards: Get a Head Start Now!
Not elected yet, because your election is in April?
Come anyway!

We'll walk you through the next three months, so you can hit the ground running, organized & prepared for next year.
Learn what you can do to prepare before your term begins!
Please see Calendar of Essential Requirements -- incoming
 Mon Mar 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    (at Sixth District PTA's Association Meeting)
   Cafeteria, Wilcox High School,
   3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara [map]
 Note: Please plan to attend Sixth District PTA's
 Spring Leadership Training (Sat May 16),
 with in-depth training for officer positions.
Sixth District PTA
Association Meeting
Election of Officers for 2015-2017 term, and special program (see above) for incoming board members.
Mon Mar 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cafeteria, Wilcox High School,
3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara [map]
Slate of Candidates 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 (open)
VP Education & Parent Education (open)
VP Health & Community Concerns Erwin Morton
Recording Secretary Anh Le
Treasurer Tami Borba
Financial Secretary Laura Raimondi
Auditor Shanta Dominguez
Historian Dinah Showman
At the meeting, additional nominations may be made from the floor.
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
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]
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   
Emerich Scholarships:

Apply by
Tue Mar 31.
Barbara Emerich has held PTA leadership positions for over 50 years. Sixth District PTA proudly honors her extraordinary service to children by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors who best exemplify her dedication to youth and families.
[Cover Letter]  [Application Form]
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
Mon Mar 30
Association Meeting (Election)
Mon Mar 30
DEADLINE: Apply for Emerich Scholarships
Tue Mar 31
Exec Board
Mon Apr 20, 6:30 pm
State PTA Convention
Thu Apr 30 - Sun May 3
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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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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