Sixth District
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California Sixth District PTA
serving Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
“PTA -- Building Community Unity”
connecting families to schools
Units & Councils

Understanding Your PTA's Insurance

Every PTA has liability insurance that protects not only the PTA but also its officers and members. Your PTA pays an annual premium for this. But do you know what's covered and what isn't? This is important -- you DON'T want to host an event, have a problem, and then discover that you're not insured! So please, please, before you plan an event, [click here] to check the coverage details and restrictions.

Just Elected?
Now What??
OK, so you've been elected to a PTA position for next year, and you have no idea what to do next. Sixth District is here to help!
(1) Don't wait until July -- start your planning now!
(2) Please see "Incoming Boards -- Get a Head Start Now!"
(3) Plan on coming to the FALL Training Day, Sat Sep 10! (More info soon!)!

Count Your Volunteer Hours!

Ever wonder why we all need to track & report our volunteer hours? Here, from State PTA, a clear, simple explanation of what to count and why it's so important! [click here].

& Financial
New, Improved Calendars
for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
[click here]

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

Helpful calendars to guide you through your PTA  year:
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Contact Elena Shea, President.

With our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California has come a long way on Equity in school funding -- fairness to all children.
LEARN MORE -- [Click here]
But we've made no progress on Adequacy -- we're 50th in per-pupil funding, and it's not enough -- we're bottom-performing.
LEARN MORE -- [View the presentation] from
our Legislative Round Table (17 Nov 2014)!
For more on this and other advocacy issues,
visit our [Advocacy web site].
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!
Parliamentarians: e-Bylaws is now available to Units in Sixth District. Please [click here] to request your user profile. Note: we are in Phase Two of pilot testing of this program. Please provide feedback to State PTA to help them refine the system. Thank you for your participation & your patience!
Questions & feedback:
A warm welcome to all who visit our Sixth District website!  Thank you for the time, energy and enthusiasm you share in supporting PTA in and across our local communities. Please stay in touch, and contact us with any questions, concerns and, yes, ideas.
-- Elena Shea, Sixth District President   
Current Presidents:
Be sure to enter the 2016-2017 roster of officers into PTAEZ as soon as your elections are held. The Officer Contact service is FREE to ALL units. This is State PTA's new reporting system, to be used by  ALL units. Please:
  • enter all officers.
  • include the president's home address.
  • (For other officers, school address may be used.)
  • enter a phone number & email for each roster entry.
  • avoid using school district or business email addresses if possible.
  • assign a login for the incoming president and notify her/him.
  • Sixth District needs this info for Training Day
    Questions? Please contact
    Naomi Higaki,
    It's time to turn in your Annual Historian Report! Begin by downloading State PTA's [Unit Historian Report Form]. For details on how to fill it out, what info to include, where to submit it, etc., please [click here].
    Questions: Dinah Showman,
    Meetings, Events, Deadlines
    Upload Rosters into PTAEZ
    Due Now
    Units: Submit Annual Historian Report
    Due Now
    District Board Meeting
    Mon Aug 15
    Fall Training Day
    & Association Meeting
    Sat Sep 10
    What Does the
    PTA logo
    Do? and Why?

    As leaders, we know that the PTA isn't just about carnivals and fundraising -- for 119 years, we've been the nation's largest volunteer child advocacy organization. But what does that mean? What have we done, what are we doing now, and why do we do what we do?  [Click here]  for our new booklet that you can read online, print, distribute, and share not just with your members, but also with friends & with school and district leadership. Use it at meetings, at events, and in your membership drives!
    Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
    Contact Erwin Morton.

    State PTA has great electronic publications on education, health, advocacy, and running your PTA. They're all FREE. You can subscribe to any (or all) of them [here].
    Envelopes, Cards, & Dues
    For membership envelopes, membership cards, and e-membership cards, [click here].
    Remember: Membership is a year-round activity. Please remember to submit monthly membership reports & remittances to Sixth District.

    Office Hours
    The Sixth District PTA Office is open
    Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The office is closed for the month of July;
    it will reopen Fri Aug 2.
    Our office is in the Library of the
    Santa Clara County Office of Education,
    1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose [map]
    Contact:, 408-453-6536.
    (Hours may vary; please call before visiting.)
    The Sixth District PTA supports and empowers PTA leaders through training, parent education, financial support, and mentoring, to enable them to advocate more effectively on behalf of children and families.
    suggestion box
    Help Us Serve You Better!
    Please click the suggestion box to e-mail us & let us know how we could better meet your needs. Thanks! (Prefer to write anonymously? Please send your ideas & comments by snail mail to the office address at the bottom of this web page.)

    About Sixth District PTA

    Sixth District PTA, encompassing Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, is one of 28 PTA Districts that make up the California State PTA. Sixth District PTA serves approximately 225 PTA Units. Most of our Units are in our eight PTA councils -- Cupertino-Fremont-Sunnyvale, Evergreen, Los Altos-Mountain View, Milpitas Unified, North Valley, Palo Alto, San José Unified, and Santa Clara Unified.

    Our other Units are in:
      Santa Clara County:  Alum Rock Union Elementary, Campbell Union, Campbell Union High, East Side Union High, Franklin-McKinley Elementary, Lakeside Joint Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, and Saratoga Union School Districts.
      Santa Cruz County:  Santa Cruz City and Scotts Valley Unified School Districts.
      Monterey County:  Carmel Unified, Greenfield Union, Monterey Peninsula Unified, Pacific Grove Unified, Salinas City, and Santa Rita Union School Districts.

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    California Sixth District PTA
    1290 Ridder Park Drive, M/C 214, San Jose, CA 95131-2304
    Phone 408-453-6536 * FAX 408-453-6768

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