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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,

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

Smart Cycling Trainings

Do you like bicycling? Do you want to be safer and feel more comfortable bicycling for fun or just getting around town? Do you want to be a good bicycling role model for your child?

Then please take the Smart Cycling course offered by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Cost: FREE

Why participate?

  • Gain confidence and feel more secure when riding a bicycle on city streets.
  • Support your local Safe Routes to School Program.
  • Understand how traffic laws apply to bicyclists.
  • Learn how to teach safe cycling to your own children.
  • Learn skills that will help bicyclists and car drivers safely share our roadways.
  • Save money, improve your health, and protect our environment through bicycling!
The training will cover how to ride safely and perform maintenance on your bike, rules of the Road, bicycle commute, etc.
*All participants at Smart Cycling training must be high school age or older.

Elementary students show their culinary talents – March 20th at Gunderson HS

Nine finalists were selected to participate in the 2018 Future Chefs LIVE cooking competition on Tuesday, March 20th, at Gunderson High. Finalists will prepare and present their creations, which will be judged on originality, taste, ease of presentation, kid friendliness, and use of healthy ingredients. The winning student will be considered for a regional finalist award. Selected regional finalists will vie to become national finalists in an online vote! Click here to learn more and join us for this fun event.

March is National Reading Month

Family Reading Experience
Thursday, March 1
10:00 am
Join National PTA to learn all about their partnership with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and how you can celebrate National Reading Month with a Family Reading Experience. Parents take part in the fun with their kids and leave the event with a deeper understanding of the simple ways they can support literacy.
RIF Million Book March
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has set a goal of one million books read by the end of March. You can find out how a child in your life can participate and download free resources.
RIF invites you to participate in the fun and help encourage your students to read.
By participating in RIF’s Million Book March initiative you share the importance of reading in a way that is fun, exciting and supportive.
Reading is Fundamental is a National PTA partner.

Pioneer High School Band & Orchestra Presents “Classic”

Pioneer High School is once again holding its annual benefit concert this coming Saturday, March 3rd, at the Performing Arts Center. You are invited to come and experience music played by some of San Jose’s finest young musicians. There will be food and drinks available, as well as a raffle. All proceeds go to the Pioneer Performing Arts Boosters club.

You are cordially invited….


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.