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March is Arts Education Month

California State PTA and the California Department of Education recognize March as Arts Education Month in California! It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all five domains of artistic expression – dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts.

There are three ways you and your PTA can show your support for arts education during Arts Education Month.

First, join CreateCA! Learn more about California’s movement for arts education at www.createca.org.

Even more resources are available on our arts education page at  www.capta.org/arts-education. Remember, creativity is not optional!

Second, we’d love to hear how arts education has touched your child, your family and your PTA. Have an arts story to share? We’d love to connect and hear your story. Fill out the submission form here.

And lastly, be sure to check out your local community theatres, county arts commissions, and museums for more events near you. Visit www.capta.org/arts-education for a list of events and more resources.

Look for additional ideas and activities from California State PTA all month to celebrate Arts Education Month in California, and be sure to share them with your school community!

Save the Dates

Friday March 1, 2019 – Due date for submitting Honorary Service Award Nominees (see attached flyer). This is an award for individuals in your community (PTA or not PTA) that have given their time and talents to help improve the lives of children and families over a period of multiple years.  The winners will be honored at our SJU Council Luncheon on March 29th.

Friday March 8, 2019 – Sixth District Help day – have questions or need some help from experts…..several Sixth District officers will be on hand from 12 – 6 on Friday 3/8 at the Santa Clara County Office of Education to help out.

Monday March 11, 2019SJU Council Association Meeting – from 6:00 – 7:00pm come learn about changes to the new PTA Insurance along with info on Five Minute Audits.  Our meeting will be from 7:00 – 8:30pm and as always we will be serving a lite supper.

Friday March 15, 2019 – Spring Membership Incentive deadline at Sixth District ….. Your membership must be to Terri Jimenez by Wednesday 3/13 in order for us to get it to Sixth District by the deadline.   Remember – membership is all year long, so continue to encourage folks to join PTA as members.

Friday March 29, 2019SJU Council Luncheon – this is an opportunity to celebrate the year (yes it’s not over yet, but April and May are so busy at your school sites).  Each unit should have at least two or three officers (all can come) and you should invite your Outstanding Service Award Winner as they will be honored at the luncheon.  Many units also invite their Principal….our Luncheon is a valid PTA expense, but it must be in your Budget.  Invitations will be going out next week with details for time, menu and location.

Notice of Provisional Appointment to Governing Board

On January 1, 2019, a vacancy on the Governing Board of the San José Unified School District occurred when Pamela Foley commenced her term of office as a member of the San Jose City Council.

Consistent with all applicable laws and policies, the Board of Education has completed the public announcement and appointment process. That process concluded with the provisional appointment of Carla Collins at a special meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Carla Collins took the oath of office and was afforded all the powers and duties of the Governing Board member representing Trustee Area 3 at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

The provisional appointment of Carla Collins as the Governing Board member representing Trustee Area 3 shall become effective unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to California Education Code 5091 is filed in the Office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of this provisional appointment, which is February 14, 2019.

San Jose Unified Board of Education Meet the Candidates Thursday, October 25, 2018

Please join us and our local candidates as we discuss their possibilities platform. If elected, how will they make our most vulnerable children their priority? How will what they do make a difference for our children?

To preview how all candidates responded to issues about children please see: https://www.sccvoteforkids.org/

Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Joyce Ellington Branch Library, 491 East Empire Street, Community Room, San Jose

San Jose Unified School District Board of Education, Area 2

  • Peter Allen

  • Roumen Boyadjiev

  • Helen Chapman

  • Jose Magana

San Jose Unified School District Board of Education, Area 4

  • Michael Melillo

  • Brian Wheatley

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Vote for kids

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.

 

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, leadership@mail.capta6.org.

Reminder: Celebrate 5/29 Day with ScholarShare and Earn $50

Get $50 when you open a new ScholarShare 529 college savings account! ScholarShare 529 knows how important it is to reach your college savings goals. That’s why they teamed up with California State PTA to invite you to participate in 5/29 Day on May 29 by opening a new college savings account – which they’ll add $50 to. One week until 5/29 Day!

Benefits of a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan:

  • 100% tax free growth – pay no state and federal taxes on funds used toward qualified expenses
  • Low cost – less than half the national average
  • Go anywhere – use at any accredited school in the U.S. and abroad
  • Investment choice – flexibility with professional management

Take advantage of this special offer from May 29 – June 1, 2018.

Learn more about ScholarShare 529 and the college savings plan at www.scholarshare529.com/529day.