Parent Survey – California’s New Science Standards

Major changes are happening in how K-12 students in California are taught science. California State PTA is developing resources to help families understand what’s changing and what to expect as the new science standards are rolled out in local schools. Your input is essential so we make sure we know what parents need.

Please take a few minutes to participate in our survey by clicking on the button to the right by July 20.

Also, we hope you’ll share this link with other PTA members who have K-12 children, and encourage them to participate in the survey as well. If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to email ngss@capta.org.

TAKE THE SURVEY

Electronic Membership Webinar

California State PTA will be holding an electronic membership training webinar for council PTA leaders on Tuesday, July 10, from 6 – 7 p.m. Please pass along this invitation to your entire board, including treasurers.

You will receive an invitation from our partner and the electronic membership system developer TOTEM to join the system. Please do this as soon as you can so we can answer your questions on the webinar.

This webinar will dive a little deeper into the electronic membership system. We’ll demonstrate how members will use the system, how leaders will sign up, what reports units, councils and district will be able to access and what they look like. We’ll show you how to sign leaders into the system, add your bank accounts and get ready to get started. And of course, there will be an opportunity for input and for questions.

Haven’t seen the new system yet? Feel free to join Golden State PTA on the electronic system at www.capta.org/join and support our statewide scholarships and grants programs.

REGISTER TODAY

Library Summer Programs

“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

Suicide Prevention Webinar

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.

REGISTER TODAY

SUICIDE

Reminder: Celebrate 5/29 Day with ScholarShare and Earn $50

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.

Dashboard Basics for Families – Parent Ed

Saturday, May 19
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Ave 
Sunnyvale
Free
Registration required (please provide name and school)
Mary Perry, California State PTA VP for Education will lead an interactive workshop for parents & guardians!
Learn how to:
  • 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!
CAPTA: Meet the Dash [Video – 2:35 minutes]
         : California School Dashboard Tutorial [Video – 1:50 minutes]
Ed100: Lesson 9.7 The Dashboard: Measuring California School Performance
Edsource: Contrary to critics, parents tell pollster they find California’s school dashboard useful [Article]
Questions or to RSVP (send your name and your school’s name) to education@capta6.org.
Note: Both officer training and this workshop for parents/guardians will be taking place at Peterson MS on the same day.