Take Action to End Gun Violence: March 14 “Call Out” to Federal Legislators

On March 14, students across the country are planning to “walk out” to make their voices heard. California State PTA is asking for your help to “call out” our federal legislators and demand action.

Stand together with the voices of students and call your federal legislators on March 14 to demand stronger gun-violence prevention legislation including:

  • Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
  • Mandatory background checks
  • Waiting periods for all firearm purchases.

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Make a Donation to Support Student Meals

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.
All told, our Student Nutrition team prepares and serves more than 18,000 hot and cold meals every day across 40 school sites, from elementary to high school.
We encourage families to use the MySchoolBucks online system to pay for student meals. MySchoolBucks is a safe, simple, and secure way to make meal payments at no additional cost to families, and funds are available the same day they are deposited.
Recently, we’ve heard from members of the community who want to know how they can help to ensure that every student has access to healthy meals on campus. That’s why we’ve partnered with MySchoolBucks to provide an opportunity for you to make tax-deductible donations toward student meals.
Please visit this online portal to make a donation today. Every $2 you give covers the cost of a meal for one of our students, so every dollar truly does count!
If you have any questions or would like to arrange for an offline donation, please contact our Public Information Office at (408) 535-6444.

The Princess Project: Silicon Valley

The Princess Project provides free prom dresses and accessories to teens who could not otherwise afford them.
Dress giveaway days:
March 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, and 20.
Mountain View
All teens must have an appointment. No walk-ins.
Donate a dress 
Have a dress in your closet that you would like to donate, here are donation guidelines:
Current styles from 2008 to present
Dry-cleaned and on hangers
Prom dresses, formal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, or fancy party dresses
Short or long dresses accepted
Appropriate for teenagers
Sizes 0 – 30
New and like-new accessories
For information on dates and drop-off locations for donated dresses, or other questions, please email getadressppsv@princessproject.org

The Smart Talk – Internet Safety – Discussion About Safer Internet, Tuesday February 6th

Cyber Safety Workshop

What you hope your kids (elementary, middle, and high) are doing online isn’t always what they’re actually doing.

Join us to learn how you can use The Smart Talk to get on the same page with your kids and establish an open conversation about digital safety. FREE EVENT.

  • DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • PLACE: Gunderson High School, 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose 95136
  • TIME: 6:00 PM Refreshments – 6:30 PM Program

Come and meet: 

  • Director of Resource Development at National PTA –  Amy Sheldon
  • California State PTA President  – Diana McDonald 
  • SJUSD Student Services Director – Dane Caldwell-Holden 

To RSVP, contact:

SPONSORED BY National PTA, California State PTA, Sixth District PTA, San Jose Unified Council PTA, San Jose Unified School District


Parent/Teen Safe Driving Workshop – January 29, 2018 • 7pm

What Do You Consider Lethal?  Parent/Teen Safe Driving Workshop is being presented by Impact Teen Drivers and California Highway Patrol. This workshop is sponsored by Lincoln High School PTSA Parents and students are welcome. Spanish translation is being offered. The event is free.

Come learn more about:

  • Strategies to keep your kids safe on the roads
  • Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) Laws
  • How you can help stop the #1 killer of teens – reckless and distracted driving

January 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Lincoln High School, Lincoln Center, 555 Dana Ave., San Jose 95126


Apply Now for High School Student Scholarships – Due February 1st

Your child’s education doesn’t end once they walk across that high-school graduation stage. That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help your child achieve his or her college dreams and life goals.

  • $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship – This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, and allows them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship– Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications are due February 1. All scholarship applications require current membership in a PTA in good standing, so if you know a student who is not yet a PTA member but is interested in applying, be sure to contact your local PTA to join today! Apply online at www.capta.org/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors.

For general questions about these important programs, please contact grants@capta.org.