Convention Volunteers Needed

California State PTA is looking for a handful of dedicated volunteers willing to work three full-time days at the 2017 California State PTA Annual Convention in San Jose. We will provide parking and a non-voting convention registration.

Volunteers will be working primarily in the PTA Store, and will have an opportunity attend at least one workshop. Additionally, because the PTA Store is closed on Sunday, volunteers may attend any Sunday workshops and the final general meeting, too.

  • Dates: Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29
  • Time: 8 am to 7 pm, each day (with scheduled breaks)


Please forward any questions to

The New California School Dashboard

The new California School Dashboard was released to the public on March 15th. You will be able to see a report card on how your school and school district did last year on multiple measures. How did your school do? How are students doing?

Resources to learn more:
  • An easy-to-use online tool for navigating the state’s groundbreaking new accountability and continuous improvement system.
  • Because comparisons can be useful and helpful, EdSource has created a searchable and sortable chart that enables a user to see all of the schools by city, county and school district, with their color ratings on all available indicators. They can be sorted by level of performance, from red to blue – lowest to highest – or blue to red, to identify best performing schools.
CDE: Getting to Know the California Dashboard
CCEE: California School Dashboard Roadshow [Workshops]
  • Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm [Oakland]
  • Thursday, March 30, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm [San Jose]
  • Have you seen your colors? Confused about the multiple metrics? Not sure what this is all about? Learn about California’s new education accountability system by registering for free workshops on the Dashboard and the LCAP.

Donation Drive for Clothes, Furniture, and Toys San Jose Coyote Creek Flood Relief

In cooperation with City of San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez’s office and Olinder Elementary School, neighbors, teachers and friends are hosting a donation drive for all affected by the flooding.
Drop-off Donations:
Sunday, March 12 from 7:00 am to Noon
Olinder Elementary School
890 East William Street [map]
San Jose, CA 95116
Questions on donation drive – email
Items needed the most:
  • Couches, tables, mattresses, chairs, blankets and sheets
  • Clothes for all ages including school uniforms
  • Kids toys and books
  • Refrigerators
  • Tools
  • Rugs, carpeting, and flooring
  • TV’s
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Other gently used household goods
  • Canned food & bottled water

February 17 is PTA Day in California

As the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, family and community education, PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives, such as:
  • Creation of Kindergarten Classes
  • Child-Labor Laws
  • Public-Health Service
  • Hot and Healthy Lunch Programs
  • Juvenile-Justice System
  • Sex Education
  • Mandatory Immunization
  • Arts in Education
  • School Safety.
On February 17, we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. This is a time not only to reflect, but to look forward to the work still to be done on behalf of children. Learn more about the PTA story, share ready-to-use resources and tune in to Facebook Live February 17 at 9 a.m. to watch California State PTA’s celebration!

Come Learn About Teen Anxiety and Depression

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 pm
Wilcox Theater/Mission City Center for Performing Arts Theater
3250 Monroe St. [map]
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Sponsored by Wilcox PTSA, Parent Ed
A new generation of kids growing up with mobile devices, internet exposure and social media, along with the traditional pressures to succeed, peer pressure and hormones. These issues know no economic or geographical boundaries. Whether caused by environmental factors, biological factors or both.
All kids have the potential to be impacted by the effects of anxiety and depression. We have children at our schools missing school every day due to these conditions. Come learn more.
When is it just teenage angst and when is it more? When does it require treatment? How can we help recognize and support?
Speaker is Dr. Glenn Teeter, Psychologist, Senior Program Therapist with El Camino Hospital ASPIRE Program
This program is for parents and students (middle school and high school age)
This is a FREE event! Please come.
Light Snacks will be served.