Category Archives: Meetings and Trainings

Public Hearing on Bully Awareness -October 12th

Friday, October 12
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
County of Santa Clara Board Chambers
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
his hearing, held by the CA State Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, will focus on the increase in hate crimes and bias-related bullying and how they are impacting our children, teachers, parents, and community. Hear from local leaders, experts, parents and students on challenges and collaborative solutions.
Assemblymember Kansen Chu (District 25 and Chair of the Select Committee on Hate Crimes), and co-hosts Dave Cortese (SCC Supervisor, Third District) and Cindy Chavez (SCC Supervisor, Second District) invite you to attend this hearing.
For more information, please call 408-262-2501.
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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)

Dashboard Basics for Families – Parent Ed

Saturday, May 19
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Ave 
Sunnyvale
Free
Registration required (please provide name and school)
Mary Perry, California State PTA VP for Education will lead an interactive workshop for parents & guardians!
Learn how to:
  • Use the CA School Dashboard online tool to measure school & district success.
  • Search for and analyze your school’s data.
  • Understand how the Dashboard data & the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) work together.
  • Explore your role in helping your school and school district succeed in the coming year!
CAPTA: Meet the Dash [Video – 2:35 minutes]
         : California School Dashboard Tutorial [Video – 1:50 minutes]
Ed100: Lesson 9.7 The Dashboard: Measuring California School Performance
Edsource: Contrary to critics, parents tell pollster they find California’s school dashboard useful [Article]
Questions or to RSVP (send your name and your school’s name) to education@capta6.org.
Note: Both officer training and this workshop for parents/guardians will be taking place at Peterson MS on the same day.

Sixth District Spring Training: Saturday, May 19th

Exciting news!!
Council Officers can attend this year’s Spring Training for FREE!
We have found a common problem throughout our units this year has been the result of miscommunication and conflict. We are excited to have California State PTA VP of Leadership, Tom Horn, present a workshop to help us deal with these issues:
Managing People and Conflict
  • This workshop will focus on developing leadership skills to assist in creating and managing cohesive relationships in your PTA work.  We will walk you through practical steps to prevent and manage conflict, and the information learned in this workshop can also be useful in other aspects of your personal life.
Council officers who sign up for this workshop can also attend any other workshops for FREE! If you are attending the whole day, you will also receive free lunch.
Diane Foote will be presenting two workshops specific to Council officers:
Council 1: Officer Training
  • It’s different outside the individual unit!  Understand your new role as a council leader.  Required officer positions will be covered.  You are an important link in the PTA structure, and there are resources and tools to help you support your members. 
Council 2: Unit Financials provide a window into the Unit
  • Council and District PTAs have the responsibility to collect and review financial reports and tax filings. What does that mean?  Let’s get together and discuss the financial documents you should be collecting (and forwarding to Sixth District), what you’re looking for in these documents, and how to communicate with units what you found in reviewing their financial documentation.  We have the cheat sheets and can help you develop a strategy for collecting and reviewing.  Financial health is only one indication of the health of a PTA.
We encourage all council officers to attend these workshops.
You may want to attend the regular workshop for your position so that you can be prepared to lead training in your councils as needed.
Check www.capta6.org/training for training day information and the registration link.
Use discount code: COUNCIL to set the registration fee to $0. You will be billed the full fee if the Conflict workshop is not included in your registration, or you do not cancel by 5/11/18.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Dr., Sunnyvale 94087

San José Unified Spring Town Hall – April 30th @ Lincoln High

San José Unified will host the third and final districtwide town hall meeting of the school year on Monday, April 30th, from 6-8pm in the Lincoln High School Media Center. All families, students, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.

The district portion of this town hall will focus on the use of Measure Y parcel tax funds. Options will be presented for feedback from the public. There will be an open forum after that. Board, Council, and Cabinet members will be in attendance and will respond questions, comments, and concerns as time permits. The district office will publish formal responses following the meeting.

You can download the event flyer in English and Spanish

Please eRSVP on Eventbrite.

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