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
- PTA Store
- Exhibit hall
- General sessions
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register to volunteer today
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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.
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!
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, 2019 – SJU 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, 2019 – SJU 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.
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!
On January 1, 2019, a vacancy on the Governing Board of the San José Unified School District occurred when Pamela Foley commenced her term of office as a member of the San Jose City Council.
Consistent with all applicable laws and policies, the Board of Education has completed the public announcement and appointment process. That process concluded with the provisional appointment of Carla Collins at a special meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Carla Collins took the oath of office and was afforded all the powers and duties of the Governing Board member representing Trustee Area 3 at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The provisional appointment of Carla Collins as the Governing Board member representing Trustee Area 3 shall become effective unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to California Education Code 5091 is filed in the Office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of this provisional appointment, which is February 14, 2019.