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February 17 is PTA Day in California

As the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, family and community education, PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives, such as:
  • Creation of Kindergarten Classes
  • Child-Labor Laws
  • Public-Health Service
  • Hot and Healthy Lunch Programs
  • Juvenile-Justice System
  • Sex Education
  • Mandatory Immunization
  • Arts in Education
  • School Safety.
On February 17, we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. This is a time not only to reflect, but to look forward to the work still to be done on behalf of children. Learn more about the PTA story, share ready-to-use resources and tune in to Facebook Live February 17 at 9 a.m. to watch California State PTA’s celebration!

Come Learn About Teen Anxiety and Depression

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 pm
Wilcox Theater/Mission City Center for Performing Arts Theater
3250 Monroe St. [map]
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Sponsored by Wilcox PTSA, Parent Ed
A new generation of kids growing up with mobile devices, internet exposure and social media, along with the traditional pressures to succeed, peer pressure and hormones. These issues know no economic or geographical boundaries. Whether caused by environmental factors, biological factors or both.
All kids have the potential to be impacted by the effects of anxiety and depression. We have children at our schools missing school every day due to these conditions. Come learn more.
When is it just teenage angst and when is it more? When does it require treatment? How can we help recognize and support?
Speaker is Dr. Glenn Teeter, Psychologist, Senior Program Therapist with El Camino Hospital ASPIRE Program
This program is for parents and students (middle school and high school age)
This is a FREE event! Please come.
Light Snacks will be served.

Resources for Transitions – Getting Ready for School Year 2016-17

There’s a lot that happens during term transitions. Here are some resources to help!
  • Preparing for Fall PTA Finances — Budgeting. Forms. Financial procedures. Oh, my! Get the scoop on how to start your 2016-2017 PTA year on firm financial footing. Check it out!
  • Activities of the Board-Elect — The smooth transition of outgoing and incoming board members and officers is of vital importance and can determine your PTA’s leadership success for years to come. The transition process is the responsibility of both incoming and outgoing officers and board members. It gives closure to those leaving their positions and allows those coming in to be properly prepared. A good process of transition provides an opportunity for outgoing members to evaluate their work and efforts while giving suggestions to new board members on what they wish they had done differently. Get more information for new board members.
  • Procedure Books — Procedure Books are excellent tools to assist the incoming officers with information on how the work of their position went the previous year, contacts, and other information which is vital to how to do their position this year. Find out more.

Finance Help Day – Friday, October 23, 2015

Finance Help Day

Friday, October 23, 2015
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gunderson High School, Room D-1
622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose (map)

Bring any and all financial questions, basic to advanced, tax questions…
Need help organizing your records,
Creating budgets, treasurer reports, or annual financial statements,
Figuring out your audit, etc?

Then please join us…

Hay ayuda en español

RSVP Appreciated but not required.
Please email Sandee,