“The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.” – Polly Horvath
Join California State PTA Vice President for Health & Community Concerns Shereen Walter and special guest presenter Stan Collins from SuicideIsPreventable.org to learn how to recognize the warning signs for suicide and what to do when you see them.
Find out about trainings and resources available to parents, school staff and youth to increase awareness and help students. Hear how parents can create safe conversations about suicide with their children.
Suicide Prevention Webinar
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.
- Acceptable expenditures may include a staff lunch as long as the expenses follow PTA guidelines and the expenses are approved by the membership.
- Personal gifts or gifts for individuals cannot be purchased with PTA funds.
- If the membership wishes to present teachers and staff with personal gifts, the individual members can make personal donations to purchase the designated items. These donations should not be commingled with PTA funds.
- Involving no funds: Children can write thank you notes to their teacher and staff.
- Personal Funds: Parents can buy gifts and give gifts directly to their child’s teacher.
- Personal Funds: Room parents can collect money and present the teacher with a gift from the whole class (whether each family donated or not). The donations do not go through the PTA.
- PTA Funds: PTA can provide staff lunches, breakfast, coffee carts, etc. which are for the whole staff. The limitation is that less than 5% of the PTA budget should be spent on these types of purchases for the entire year. This includes food provided by the PTA at meetings, principal’s coffees, and cafecitos, etc.
- 1st Place – Kate Routon, 4th Grade, Willow Glen, Asian Chicken Wonton Tacos
- 2nd Place – Aashna Raval, 4th Grade, Simonds, Thaiquito
- 3rd Place – Chyaniss Pate, 5th Grade, Olinder, Pork Fried “Rice”
- 4th Place – Brianna Cavano, 4th Grade, Los Alamitos, Fantastic Fried Rice
- 4th Place – Cristian Santos, 3rd Grade, Grant, Ginger Noodle Soup
- 4th Place – Ellie Luke, 3rd Grade, Booksin, Korean Short Rib Quesadilla
- 4th Place – Gracie Gsoell, 4th Grade, Almaden, Gracie’s Cashew Chicken
- 4th Place – Isabella Jones, 3rd Grade, Booksin, Thai Rice Noodle Salad
- 4th Place – Natalie Malak, 4th Grade, Los Alamitos, Too Cool Teriyaki Tacos
- Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.
- Parents for Healthy Kids Grant webinar recording