Check Your HS Graduation Rates by School or District

EdSource has created a database that families and educators can use to look up how well their districts and schools are doing in getting students their diplomas within four years. They can also search for dropout rates and measurements of how many students are taking more than four years to finish high school.

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

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1 – 5, 2017

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner-May 1-5 (California) and May 8-12 (National PTA). This the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers and staff for their sacrifices and support for children throughout the year.
The California State PTA understands the importance of staff appreciation in building a stronger home-to-school connection. PTA resources may be used for this type of expense.
  • Acceptable expenditures may include a staff lunch as long as the expenses follow PTA guidelines and the expenses are approved by the membership.
  • Personal gifts or gifts for individuals cannot be purchased with PTA funds.
  • If the membership wishes to present teachers and staff with personal gifts, the individual members can make personal donations to purchase the designated items. These donations should not be commingled with PTA funds.
National PTA – Promotional Toolkit including digital and social media graphics

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.

FREE Screenagers movie screening, THIS Wednesday April 5 @ 7PM

Screenagers

  • Do you have questions or concerns about how screen time is affecting our children ? We hope the screening of this film will facilitate discussion and reflection on this increasingly important topic.
  • Spanish subtitles.
  • Free dress pass for all Hoover students who attend.
  • 🍿 Free popcorn 🍿
  • Open to all, invite family and friends. Move is appropriate for adults and 10+ year old children.
  • Location: Hoover Middle School Media Center (Library)
  • Get more details and help get the word out by reading/liking/sharing/commenting our facebook event post: https://www.facebook.com/events/657310537806006/

Your Voice Makes a Difference

By voting on the business of the association, you are bringing forward the important voice of your community and your PTA unit to help shape the future of California State PTA.

Join thousands of PTA parent-volunteer advocates and leaders along with educators and community leaders in San Jose on April 28-30, 2017, to address education, health and community issues affecting our state’s kids and families.