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.
“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.
Barbara Emerich High School Senior Scholarship
Barbara Emerich held PTA leadership positions for over 50 years. Sixth District PTA proudly honors her extraordinary service by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors who best exemplify her dedication to youth and families.
On a gloomy Tuesday afternoon, elementary students from San José Unified fired up the kitchen at Gunderson High School for the annual Future Chefs live cooking competition, and the results were nothing short of delicious.
Future Chefs is a national initiative from our nutrition partners at Sodexo. Now in its eighth year, it’s designed to inspire kids to make healthy eating choices and develop their cooking skills. The theme for this year’s competition is Healthy Asian Fusion.
Hundreds of our students submitted recipes, and nine were selected
to participate in the live districtwide finals on March 20th. Working with seasoned professionals from our student nutrition staff, finalists had one hour to prepare their creations, which were rated for their creativity, taste, ease of preparation, use of healthy ingredients, kid friendliness, and presentation.
A panel of celebrity judges, including administrators and principals from San José Unified, had the lucky distinction of sampling all of the dishes, and after a quick tally, here are the results:
- 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
Congratulations to Kate and all of the finalists for a job well done. Kate will be considered along with the winning students from other participating school districts for a regional finalist award. Selected regional finalists will compete to become the national champion in an online vote, so get your thumbs and clicker fingers ready!
Future Chefs is just one example of how our Student Nutrition team makes eating right fun and engaging for kids. Every day, they serve more than 17,000 healthy meals in our 41 schools, ensuring that students go to class ready to learn. If you’d like to learn more, visit go.sjusd.org/food