Understanding learning expectations and standards is important for parents and PTA Leaders, especially today. With theNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS), helping children learn science is easier than ever before! NGSS brings discovery to the forefront of a child’s science education.
With that in mind, we want to encourage parents to take some time to explore just one of the many science learning activities available in the Resource Library – most, if not all, are easy to do at home!
For example, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers a combination of indoor and outdoor activities – all focused on birds – designed to allow kids to explore nature and science. Check out these activities and more like them by clicking here.
California State PTA is holding its first-ever Virtual Summer Leadership Academy! Summer is the perfect time for you as a PTA leader to hone your leadership skills in preparation for the coming school year, and get up to speed on what you need to know to more effectively run your PTA.
This training will be spread out over two sessions in July and August. In July we’ll offer training for treasurers and presidents, plus classes in compliance, membership basics, and how to use the TOTEM electronic membership system. August will be more issue-based and we’ll cover subjects such as advocacy, family engagement, fundraising and education.
The fee is $20 per PTA unit, and your board members can attend as many classes as they’d like.
Register todayfor the Wednesday, June 17th General Association Meeting at 7:00 pm with a training immediately following.
PTA Meeting Management 101. With planning, your PTA meetings will run smoothly – especially when everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. We will discuss the different types of PTA meetings, parliamentary procedure, motions, and what must be documented during your PTA meeting. PTA meetings are the same whether in person or remote via teleconferencing. This workshop is recommended for all officers, especially Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries and Parliamentarians. Questions? Send an email to email@example.com.
Tools for mental and emotional well-being from organizations such as Child Trends, ACES Aware, and the Positive Coaching Alliance
200 free at-home activities and resources for children in pre-K through 12th from the US Census Bureau, which help kids learn why it’s important to count everyone in the 2020 Census
Notes from the Backpack: Tackling COVID-19 Anxiety Together – This episode of the popular podcast from National PTA features advice from psychologist Dr. Erlanger “Earl” Turner about how to stay happy, healthy and learning during this difficult time
Children, as well as adults, are likely to experience anxiety in this uncertain time. Several resources have been created by leading mental health experts on how to have age-appropriate, fact-based and reassuring conversations with you children about the outbreak and the steps they can take to stay healthy.
Recognizing that not all families or children will have the resources to access and leverage digital learning opportunities, PTAs should work with their local school and district to understand what plans are in place or are being developed to equitably support student learning during school closures. PTAs can (and should!) work with schools to help develop student learning plans during school closures and help communicate these plans to families.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department continues to work closely with healthcare providers, hospitals, and its partners to address novel coronavirus. The department is taking action to protect the public and keep the community informed.
The Barbara Emerich Memorial Scholarship application is now out. 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. Applications will be due Friday, April 17, 2020.
Join us for PTA Officer Training! We’re offering 2 dates and 4 classes. Join us once or as many times as you are available. Classes are free and will be held 6:30pm – 8:30pm in two convenient locations:
** January 16 will be held at the San Jose Unified School District Office (855 Lenzen Ave, San Jose, CA 95126).
** January 22 will be held at the Sunnyvale School District Office (819 W Iowa Ave. Sunnyvale Ca, 94086)
Preregistration is not required, but it helps us ensure we have sufficient supplies & space. Several Sixth District PTA officers will be available to answer your questions. We hope you will join us. Sign up today!
Did you know that low-income families may be eligible for discount internet service at home for $10-$20 a month? Offers are available from AT&T, Spectrum, Comcast, Cox, and Frontier. Learn if your household qualifies by visiting www.everyoneon.org/capta.