Category Archives: Membership

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 www.capta.org/preparing-for-college.

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.

Free Access Day to Exhibit Hall and PTA Store at California State PTA Convention

Thursday, April 27
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St [map]
San Jose
Free
Membership card required for access
If you not able to attend convention full or part-time, then Thursday afternoon is your opportunity to visit the Exhibit Hall and PTA Store for free.
Check out the Exhibit Hall to gain ideas and information for fundraising, assemblies and programs for your school. Get the latest ideas for child and school safety, educational programs, health and fitness education and much more.
Shop at the  California State PTA Store and save on shipping costs. The PTA Store has a complete line of the latest PTA/PTSA merchandise and supplies for your association. Pick up stickers, reflection items, lapel pins, outgoing president pin, volunteer thank you gifts, just to name a few.

When you arrive at the convention center, go to the convention registration desk to present your membership card (paper or e-card) and receive your wristband.
Caution: Do not sign any contracts which will commit your association in the next term. Remember: All contracts must be approved by your association prior to signing any contract, and must be signed by your association president and one other board member.
Don’t have a membership card, please check first with your PTA membership VP or president to receive a card.
Questions – please contact Vandana Kaushal, EVP/Convention Chair at convention@capta6.org

Convention Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29
8 am to 7 pm, each day
Must be available ALL three days
Sunday is a free day for all volunteers
The CAPTA convention committee is searching for customer-service oriented and highly motivated full time local volunteers.
  • You must be available to work ALL three (3) days from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Validated parking, Thursday to Sunday.
  • Lunch on Thursday provided.
  • Opportunity to participate in one (1) workshop Friday or Saturday.
  • Opportunity to attend General Meetings on Friday/Saturday (non-voting).
  • Access to workshop and general meeting on Sunday (non-voting).
  • You will be primarily assisting in the PTA Store from Thursday throughSaturday, April 28th – 30th. You may also be asked to cover other convention assignments should the need arise; however, your primary post will be in the PTA Store.