“The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.” – Polly Horvath
Join California State PTA Vice President for Health & Community Concerns Shereen Walter and special guest presenter Stan Collins from SuicideIsPreventable.org to learn how to recognize the warning signs for suicide and what to do when you see them.
Find out about trainings and resources available to parents, school staff and youth to increase awareness and help students. Hear how parents can create safe conversations about suicide with their children.
Suicide Prevention Webinar
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.
Get $50 when you open a new ScholarShare 529 college savings account! ScholarShare 529 knows how important it is to reach your college savings goals. That’s why they teamed up with California State PTA to invite you to participate in 5/29 Day on May 29 by opening a new college savings account – which they’ll add $50 to. One week until 5/29 Day!
Benefits of a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan:
- 100% tax free growth – pay no state and federal taxes on funds used toward qualified expenses
- Low cost – less than half the national average
- Go anywhere – use at any accredited school in the U.S. and abroad
- Investment choice – flexibility with professional management
Take advantage of this special offer from May 29 – June 1, 2018.
Learn more about ScholarShare 529 and the college savings plan at www.scholarshare529.com/529day.
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Ave
- Use the CA School Dashboard online tool to measure school & district success.
- Search for and analyze your school’s data.
- Understand how the Dashboard data & the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) work together.
- Explore your role in helping your school and school district succeed in the coming year!
- This workshop will focus on developing leadership skills to assist in creating and managing cohesive relationships in your PTA work. We will walk you through practical steps to prevent and manage conflict, and the information learned in this workshop can also be useful in other aspects of your personal life.
- It’s different outside the individual unit! Understand your new role as a council leader. Required officer positions will be covered. You are an important link in the PTA structure, and there are resources and tools to help you support your members.
- Council and District PTAs have the responsibility to collect and review financial reports and tax filings. What does that mean? Let’s get together and discuss the financial documents you should be collecting (and forwarding to Sixth District), what you’re looking for in these documents, and how to communicate with units what you found in reviewing their financial documentation. We have the cheat sheets and can help you develop a strategy for collecting and reviewing. Financial health is only one indication of the health of a PTA.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Dr., Sunnyvale 94087
- Acceptable expenditures may include a staff lunch as long as the expenses follow PTA guidelines and the expenses are approved by the membership.
- Personal gifts or gifts for individuals cannot be purchased with PTA funds.
- If the membership wishes to present teachers and staff with personal gifts, the individual members can make personal donations to purchase the designated items. These donations should not be commingled with PTA funds.
- Involving no funds: Children can write thank you notes to their teacher and staff.
- Personal Funds: Parents can buy gifts and give gifts directly to their child’s teacher.
- Personal Funds: Room parents can collect money and present the teacher with a gift from the whole class (whether each family donated or not). The donations do not go through the PTA.
- PTA Funds: PTA can provide staff lunches, breakfast, coffee carts, etc. which are for the whole staff. The limitation is that less than 5% of the PTA budget should be spent on these types of purchases for the entire year. This includes food provided by the PTA at meetings, principal’s coffees, and cafecitos, etc.