Registration is now Open for the June 1 Spring Leadership Training

Can’t make it to Convention? You’re in luck! Our Spring Leadership Training is June 1, 2019 @ Peterson Middle School in Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
 
This is another affordable option to get PTA training for your new board, network with other PTA leaders and share best practices on events and programs that you can do with your PTA! Pre-Registration is $15 includes continental breakfast, 3 workshops and association meeting, lunch and all workshop materials
NOTE: No registration is required for the Association Meeting, PTA Mini Store, or Vendor/Resource Fair. Scholarships are available until 5/28/19. Please contact our VP of Leadership for Scholarship Opportunities.

Learn more about the classes at capta6.org/training/

Register for $15 by 5/28 or $20 after 5/28 or at the door.

Volunteer and Access the PTA Convention for Free

We’re looking for volunteers to help at the 2019 California State PTA Annual Convention! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of California children and families? Volunteer for shifts (4-6 hours) from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18 and help California State PTA at the largest school-based convention in the nation.

When you volunteer for one shift, you will be given free access to the rest of that day’s events. If you volunteer for an afternoon shift, come to the Volunteer Registration booth at the start of that day to obtain a badge for the morning events. If you volunteer for a morning shift, the afternoon events will be free for you.

If you volunteer for two NON-consecutive shifts, or two consecutive shifts (with a break), you will be given free access to another full day of your choice at the Convention.

We will make every effort to accommodate requests for specific job assignments, however it may be necessary to assign you where needed. Assignments are made at the start of each shift, not in advance for any particular day or shift.

Note: If you have already registered and paid for Convention, we’re sorry, but you will not be able to request a refund for any days you volunteer. We’d still appreciate your help, though!

Volunteer assignments may include:

  • Tote bag stuffing
  • Registration
  • PTA Store
  • Exhibit hall
  • General sessions

Please send any questions to  volunteers@capta.org.  Register to volunteer today

Registration is Open for California State PTA Convention!

Spark your Passion at #NEXTGENPTA California State PTA’s Annual Convention in Monterey May 16-18, 2019. Registration is now open! Please make sure you register early and book your rooms to get the best pricing and are able to stay close to the Convention Center!
Convention is a wonderful place to ask questions, learn new things, meet new people and be energized for the coming term. This is where we learn how to make a positive impact in our local schools, councils and districts.
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Barbara Emerich Scholarship – Due April 12

Barbara Emerich held PTA leadership positions, from local schools to the state level, for more than 50 years.  Her commitment to children was unparalleled, particularly in the areas of juvenile justice, gun control, teenage health and special needs.
The Sixth District PTA proudly honors Barbara Emerich’s extraordinary service by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors who best exemplify her dedication to youth and families. You can find the application (due April 12) & more information on our  website.
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March is Arts Education Month

California State PTA and the California Department of Education recognize March as Arts Education Month in California! It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all five domains of artistic expression – dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts.

There are three ways you and your PTA can show your support for arts education during Arts Education Month.

First, join CreateCA! Learn more about California’s movement for arts education at www.createca.org.

Even more resources are available on our arts education page at  www.capta.org/arts-education. Remember, creativity is not optional!

Second, we’d love to hear how arts education has touched your child, your family and your PTA. Have an arts story to share? We’d love to connect and hear your story. Fill out the submission form here.

And lastly, be sure to check out your local community theatres, county arts commissions, and museums for more events near you. Visit www.capta.org/arts-education for a list of events and more resources.

Look for additional ideas and activities from California State PTA all month to celebrate Arts Education Month in California, and be sure to share them with your school community!

Save the Dates

Friday March 1, 2019 – Due date for submitting Honorary Service Award Nominees (see attached flyer). This is an award for individuals in your community (PTA or not PTA) that have given their time and talents to help improve the lives of children and families over a period of multiple years.  The winners will be honored at our SJU Council Luncheon on March 29th.

Friday March 8, 2019 – Sixth District Help day – have questions or need some help from experts…..several Sixth District officers will be on hand from 12 – 6 on Friday 3/8 at the Santa Clara County Office of Education to help out.

Monday March 11, 2019SJU Council Association Meeting – from 6:00 – 7:00pm come learn about changes to the new PTA Insurance along with info on Five Minute Audits.  Our meeting will be from 7:00 – 8:30pm and as always we will be serving a lite supper.

Friday March 15, 2019 – Spring Membership Incentive deadline at Sixth District ….. Your membership must be to Terri Jimenez by Wednesday 3/13 in order for us to get it to Sixth District by the deadline.   Remember – membership is all year long, so continue to encourage folks to join PTA as members.

Friday March 29, 2019SJU Council Luncheon – this is an opportunity to celebrate the year (yes it’s not over yet, but April and May are so busy at your school sites).  Each unit should have at least two or three officers (all can come) and you should invite your Outstanding Service Award Winner as they will be honored at the luncheon.  Many units also invite their Principal….our Luncheon is a valid PTA expense, but it must be in your Budget.  Invitations will be going out next week with details for time, menu and location.

FREE Parent Symposium – February 16

Sixth District PTA & the Santa Clara County Office of Education are putting on aFREE Parent Symposium on Saturday, February 16 starting at 8:30am with Breakfast and introductions. There will be two sets of sessions that will help you empower you to engage with your students, community and family to bring greater success! Please Register for this FREE opportunity and select the workshops you are interested in!

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