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

Sixth District PTA
Parent Conference:
Register Now!
Calling All Parents: Get Prepared!
Great workshops on
- site planning and LCAP,
- working with principals & superintendents,
- pitfalls of social media,
- supporting schools & communities
by expanding quality early learning,
- mastering emotionally-intense conversations, and
- the power of parent impact & social change
in the era of Common Core Standards
Sat Jan 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Peterson Middle School,
1380 Rosalia Ave, Sunnyvale [map]
FREE, but space is limited,
so please sign up right away
to get your
first choice of workshops!
[Workshop Descriptions]        [Registration]

“Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be”
AND “Everything but the Kitchen Sink”
Tue Jan 24, Board Room, SCCOE.
- 11:30 a.m., College Admissions: Please join us for a discussion of issues raised in Frank Bruni’s book, Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be:  An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.
- noon, A brief Association Meeting (everyone is welcome to stay):
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (overlapping the talk and the association meeting): Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Do you have questions? We have answers! Sixth District PTA Officers will be on hand to answer questions, help solve problems, offer advice, etc., on a range of topics -- Nominations & Elections, Audit, Budget, Bylaws, Membership, Running a Meeting, etc. Please drop in! There is no question not worth asking!
Hay ayuda en español.
There will be someone who speaks Spanish.

Location: Santa Clara County Office of Education,
1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose 95131 [map]
RSVPs appreciated but not required.
Questions/RSVPs: Dinah Showman,, 408-255-0297.
Hosted by Santa Clara Valley PTA
Get your flu shots now!
Flu Info for Young Children (birth to 6)
Flu Vaccine for Children & Teens (7 to 18)
Please consult with your doctor for specific vaccine recommendations for your child (and for you, too!).
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, understand the Risks & Responsibilities

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

Helpful calendars to guide you through your PTA  year:
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Contact Elena Shea, President.
Count Your Volunteer Hours!

Ever wonder why we all need to track & report our volunteer hours? Here, from State PTA, a clear, simple explanation of what to count and why it's so important! [click here].

& Financial
New, Improved Calendars
for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
[click here]
Understanding Your PTA's Insurance

Every PTA has liability insurance that protects not only the PTA but also its officers and members. Your PTA pays an annual premium for this. But do you know what's covered and what isn't? This is important -- you DON'T want to host an event, have a problem, and then discover that you're not insured! So please, please, before you plan an event, [click here] to check the coverage details and restrictions.

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.
-- Elena Shea, Sixth District President   
Emerich Scholarships:

Apply by
Thu Mar 2.
Barbara Emerich 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.
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Sixth District PTA Parent Conference
Sat Jan 21
Exec Board Meeting
was Mon Jan 23,
moved to Mon Jan 30
College Admissions Discussion
and Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Tue Jan 24
Exec Board Meeting
Mon Jan 30
District Board Meeting
Mon Feb 27
Deadline: Emerich Scholarship Applications
Thu Mar 2
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.

What Does the
PTA logo
Do? and Why?

As leaders, we know that the PTA isn't just about carnivals and fundraising -- for 119 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.
suggestion box
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 send your ideas & comments by snail mail to the office address at the bottom of this web page.)

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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