Category Archives: Membership

San Jose Unified Council of PTAs Council Honorary Service Award 2019 Nominations

Honorary Service Awards are awarded throughout the year and designed as a unique way for PTA units, councils and districts to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to children and youth in a community. All funds collected with this program are used exclusively to support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs. More information Honorary Service Award

San Jose Unified Council of PTAs
Council Honorary Service Award
2019 Nominations

Honorary Service Award 2019 Ballot (doc)

Please complete this form and mail/email by March 1st to: Laura Raimondi
5877 Porto Alegre Dr. San Jose, 95120 or

The San Jose Unified Council of PTAs is requesting your nominations for our council’s Honorary Service Awards. We ask PTAs and individuals to please take some time to consider someone you know (not necessarily someone from PTA) who has given outstanding service to children. The awards will be presented at the annual luncheon on March 29, 2019.


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,

Election Time – Job Descriptions

PTA elections are taking place this month…..check out the job descriptions:

Board Job Descriptions – Council

Positions currently filled for next year….and available positions:

Position                                  Name

President                                Laura Raimondi

Executive Vice President    Open

1st VP, Membership             Marc McGeever

2nd VP, Communication      Open

3rd VP, Parent Education    Open

Secretary                                Open

Treasurer                               Terri Jimenez

Financial Secretary              Christine Gray

Auditor                                   Open

Historian                                Open

Convention Scholarships – Deadline March 30

California State PTA’s Convention is in Ontario this year (April 27 – 29, 2018).
Sixth District PTA and Santa Clara Valley PTA are offering scholarships of up to $500 to PTA leaders who expect to be officers or chairpersons at their unit or council next school year.
Applications are due to Santa Clara Valley PTA by Friday, March 30, 2018.
Sign up by March 31 to take advantage of Early Registration prices.
  • Full-time: $219 (price increases April 1 to $269)
  • One day: $99 (price increases April 1 to $149)

Special Member Perk: Exclusive Savings from ScholarShare

Only on December 7 – 8, 2017!

Open a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan and get a $50 Target gift card! This savings plan provides 100 percent tax-free growth and the opportunity to have up to 25 percent more money for college. On December 7 – 8, 2017, open your ScholarShare 529 account with $50 and set up an Automatic Contribution Plan of $25 or more for 6 months to get your $50 gift card.

ScholarShare 529 is the official college savings plan of California. With 100% tax-free growth, families can have up to 25% more money for higher education – funds which can be used for a range of qualified expenses at eligible schools nationwide. So whether a child is headed to an Ivy League school or a culinary academy, needs funds for tuition or textbooks, ScholarShare 529 is a smart, tax-advantaged way to save for their bright future.

Download the flier here and learn more about planning for college at

Help Your Student Succeed

It’s back-to-school time! Read on for a few tips to make this school year the best yet for your child:

  • Family engagement is the key to success – Decades of research proves that family engagement helps kids perform better in school and overall in their lives. Read with your child, help them with homework, stay connected with their teachers to help your child do their very best, ask questions about your child’s day and ensure they are prepared and on time for school each day. And join your local PTA! Parent engagement impacts student success and well-being far more than parents’ income, education or ZIP code.
  • Be prepared for the school year – Give your student the best head-start they can get by being ready for the new school year when school begins. Connect with local organizations and resources to ensure your child has school supplies, new clothes and anything else they need, be sure to know when their school day begins and ends, connect with other parents in your area and keep yourself organized to make school mornings easier on your family.
  • Engage with PTA – Join a local PTA at your child’s school or start your own! Download and print the “Why PTA” flier – available in six languages – to learn why your school needs a PTA. Encourage other parents at your child’s school to become more involved in their child’s education by joining the PTA. Learn more here.