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Walk to School Day – October 10, 2018

nternational Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.

Walk to School Day highlights one point, in an ongoing effort, to encourage walking and bicycling throughout the year.

How to Plan – your event can simple or elaborate

Notice of Public Hearing – Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials – September 27th

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00PM – 7:00PM

The Board of Education will hold a PUBLIC HEARING during the regular session meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable in the Board Room of the District office located at 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, California to receive comments regarding the Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials for grades TK-12. The District, pursuant to Education code Sections 60119 (1) must provide the following assurances:

Make a determination through Resolution 2019-09-27-01 as to whether each pupil in the District has or will have prior to the end of the fiscal year sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, in each subject including Health and Foreign Languages 6-12, Science Lab Equipment 9-12, that are consistent with the content and cycles of curriculum frameworks adopted by the State Board.

Public Hearings are open to the public.

Sixth District is having a Tax Help Day

Sixth District is having a Tax Help Day on Tuesday, October 16th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (last appointment will be at 7:00 PM).

Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose, (408) 453-6500

If you’d like to come by and see how it’s done – please do! Diane Foote will be there all day.

Several other Sixth District officers will be there at different times during the day. We can complete the IRS, FTB, and RRF-1 filings for units that grossed under $50K. Units need to bring their 2017-2018 AFR.

Diane can offer advice to units that make over $50K.

 

Another Chance for Training

Saturday, Sept 22, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Novato Unified School District, Hill Education Center
720 Diablo Avenue [map]
Novato, CA
Register by Sept 18
$25
Were you unable to attend Sixth District’s training day, then here’s an additional opportunity to receive training at California State PTA’s Regional Leadership Conferences.
Workshops include:
  • President (101 and 201)
  • Treasurer (102 and 202)
  • Membership (103)
  • Communications and Social Media (104)
  • Introduction to the California School Dashboard (205)
  • Parliamentarian (106)
  • Engaging Families and Building Communities (107)
  • Electronic Membership (203)
  • Fundraising (204)
  • Legislation (105)
  • Secretary (206)
  • Council Leaders – What You Need to Know (207)
  • PTA 411 (301)
  • Budget (302)
  • Programs and Family Engagement (303)
  • Understanding Culture to Recruit and Retain a Diverse Board (304)
  • Hot Topics in Health & Community Concerns (305)
  • Bylaws & E-Bylaws (306) ***
  • Building Teams and Handling Conflict (307)

Sixth Leadership Training Day and Association Meeting

Attend the PTA’s leadership workshops to learn about the nuts and bolts of your position. It will help you save time and be a more effective leader this year.
Saturday, Sept 8
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Ave., Sunnyvale
$15 Early Registration by August 31
$20 After August 31 and Walk-ins
Workshop topics:
  • President
  • Secretary’s Guide
  • Treasurer
  • PTA Budget and Tax Tips
  • Parliamentarian
  • e-Bylaws
  • Make Your Members Matter
  • e-Membership
  • How to Audit PTA Books
  • Advocacy 101
  • Finance for All Officers
  • Communicating in Today’s PTA/PTSA
  • Finding & Motivating Volunteers
  • Positive PTA Programs
  • Understanding Culture
  • PTA 411
Click for:
   –  Registration
Questions, contact: Sandee Ruiz, leadership@mail.capta6.org.

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