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

Association Meeting
for all PTA members

Sat Sep 27
10 a.m. to noon
Brief business meeting (primarily to approve budget), then a GREAT program: last Spring’s Convention workshop on How to Get the Schools Our Children Need. It’s all about “Ed100:  California’s Education System, 100% Demystified.” This is BIG – too big for this box! [flyer]
Sat Sep 27, 10 a.m. to noon.
     Santa Clara County Ofc of Education
     1290 Ridder Park Dr., San José [map]

Leadership Training
for Council & District Officers

Part 1: Mon Sep 29
Part 2: Mon Oct 13
Part 1: Mon Sep 29, 6 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Mon Oct 13, 6 to 9 p.m.

Location for both events:
    Santa Clara USD Board Rm,
    1889 Lawrence Road, Santa Clara [map]
FREE, but registration required:
Details & registration [for Part 1]  [for Part 2]

Round Table

Mon Nov 17
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Even with the funding from Prop. 30, CA  is now 50th in school funding & bottom-performing -- and in just two years (2016), some of the Prop. 30 funds will expire. What are your ideas -- and our legislators' ideas -- on how to address this fiscal cliff? What opportunities exist, through legislation and the Nov. 2016 ballot? Come meet, & talk directly with, State Senators & Assemblymembers who represent us in Sacramento. FREE.
Mon Nov 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Location:
     FUHSD Professional Learning Ctr (rear building)
     Fremont Union High School District Office,
     589 W Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale [map]

RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Send RSVPs, & questions for legislators, to!
There are two big issues in school funding:
EQUITY: is it fair to all children?
and ADEQUACY: is it enough?
California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is designed to make funding more equitable than ever before. [Click here] to learn more!
But even with the funds from Prop 30, CA  is now 50th in school funding & bottom performing. To learn where California stands on adequate funding, visit our [Advocacy web site].
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!

The June issue of Sixth District PTA's newsletter, the NewsWire, is online, with articles about building your Board, growing your membership, managing your PTA, implementing the dues increase (a year from now), and special info for treasurers and parliamentarians. Don't miss the Back-to-School Kit, Senior Scholarhips, and Reflections! Learn about the National PTA School of Excellence Program, and what's new in the State Budget. Read the [latest issue] today!
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   
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Exec Board
Mon Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Association Meeting
Sat Sep 27, 10 am
Council / District Officers Training, Pt 1
Mon Sep 29, 6 pm
Council / District Officers Training, Pt 2
Mon Oct 13, 6 pm
Exec Board
Mon Oct 20, 6:30 pm
District Board
Mon Nov 17, 6 pm
Legislative Round Table
Mon Nov 17, 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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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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