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.

Parent Conference on Saturday, January 21

Sixth District PTA presents

Parent Education Conference
Free “Super Parenting” Workshops
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 
8:00 am – 9:15 am Registration
9:15 am – 1:00 pm Workshops
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Drive [map]
Sunnyvale, 94087
Parent Workshops are FREE and open to all.
Space is limited.
Please sign up early to get your first choice of workshops.
Presented by Sixth District PTA with workshop leaders from Strong Start, the local district attorney’s office, and even a superintendent, learn about the pitfalls of social media, how to have an emotionally intense conversation, tips on working with principals and superintendents & more!
The Parent Education Conference includes continental breakfast and two workshop sessions. Each of our six workshops will be presented in Session 1 and repeated again in Session 2.
List of Workshops (descriptions below):
  • Becoming an Effective PARTICIPANT in Site Planning and LCAP
  • Working with Principals and Superintendents
  • Pitfalls of Social Media and the Digital Issues Parents Should be Aware Of
  • Supporting Schools and Communities by Expanding Quality Early Learning
  • Mastering Emotionally-Intense Conversations
  • Post-Election Workshop – The Power of Parent Impact and Social Change in the Era of Common Core State Standards
  • Registration: 8:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Welcome: 9:15 am – 9:30 am
  • Session 1: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

CAPTA Financial Mailing

The CAPTA financial mailing should have arrived in your mailbox. It has your unit’s insurance policy for 2017, information about the required government filings, and the required Workers’ Compensation form. It has information about how to fill out the forms and how to apply for additional insurance coverage if your unit needs it. This packet is important!

Pioneer HS Science Enhancement – Go Fund Me Page

Pioneer High School PTSA is hoping to enhance Pioneer’s Science Program and to make it super easy they have created a Go Fund Me page. They have a list of items and activities that will continue to advance the program. If you can help in any way please follow the link below. Every dollar is appreciated!

Pioneer Science Enhancements – Go Fund Me Page