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

PTA Training & Help: Join Us for Talk Circles
Mon Mar 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library, Peterson Middle School,
          1380 Rosalia Ave., Sunnyvale [map]. Host: Sixth District PTA.
Tue Mar 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Board Room,
          Santa Clara County Office of Education,
          1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose 95131 [map]. Host: Santa Clara Valley PTA.

Please join us! Sixth District PTA and Santa Clara Valley PTA officers will be on hand to answer questions you may have on a variety of topics—
   • successful transition between outgoing and new officers;
   • I’m a new officer--now what? (first steps);
   • conflict resolution.
So please drop in! There is no question not worth asking!

Hay ayuda en español.
There will be someone who speaks Spanish.

Each meeting will include a brief Association Meeting to elect officers for next term.

RSVPs appreciated but not required. Questions/RSVPs:
   for Monday: Elena Shea,
   for Tuesday: Dinah Showman,, 408-255-0297.
Sixth District PTA
Association Meeting
Election of Officers for 2017-2019 term.
Slate of candidates: see right hand column on this page.
Mon Mar 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Library, Peterson Middle School,
1380 Rosalia Dr., Sunnyvale
Program: Talk Circles (see above)
Santa Clara Valley PTA
Association Meeting
Election of Officers for 2017-2018 term.
Tue Mar 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
Board Room, Santa Clara County Office of Education,
1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
Program: Talk Circles (see above)
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   
NEW Slate of Candidates for 2017-2019 Term NEW
Vandana Kaushal
Executive VP
Shanta Dominguez
VP Leadership Services (open)
VP Membership Laura Raimondi
VP Communications
Amin Fazal
VP Organizational Services Afia Laiq
VP Education & Parent Education Erwin Morton
VP Health & Community Concerns Diane Straetker
Recording Secretary (open)
Treasurer Sandee Ruiz
Financial Secretary Tami Borba
Auditor Dinah Showman
Historian Satheesh Madhathil
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.
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Exec Board Meeting
Mon Mar 20
Sixth District Association Meeting:
Election & PTA Help: Talk Circles
Mon Mar 27
Santa Clara Valley PTA Association Meeting:
Election & PTA Help: Talk Circles
Tue Mar 28
Exec Board Meeting
Mon Apr 17
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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