On March 14, students across the country are planning to “walk out” to make their voices heard. California State PTA is asking for your help to “call out” our federal legislators and demand action.
Stand together with the voices of students and call your federal legislators on March 14 to demand stronger gun-violence prevention legislation including:
- Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
- Mandatory background checks
- Waiting periods for all firearm purchases.
- TAKE ACTION
Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic.
Books selected for this year:
- Adult: My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward – Mark Lukach (memoir)
- Adult: Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong (novel)
Kick-off Event: Thursday, Feb 1, 7:30 pm, Cupertino
Please come celebrate our talented students. All are welcome to attend.
Reflections Reception will be held on Thursday, January 11 at Santa Clara Office of Education.
- 6:00 – 7:00 – Gallery/Open House
- 7:00 – 8:00 – Awards Ceremony
Questions? Please email Susan Canty, Reflections Chair.
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Whether you are a student, educator, parent, organization or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week!
The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school or the community. Students of all ages – from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs – benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.
Learn about how to get involved.
PTAs are prohibited from making personal gifts to a specified family or individual.
PTAs may participate in community relief efforts by making a monetary donation to a relief organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and United Way handle donations for relief efforts under benevolent fund procedures, which means that funds are received for disbursement to a broad class of potential recipients.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation