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

Some Words
from the PTA
The PTA  is, at its heart, an ADVOCACY organization. We encourage everyone to register, inform yourselves, and VOTE.

The PTA  is often political, but never partisan. It never endorses or opposes a candidate for office. It does, however, take positions on legislative bills and ballot measures that affect the lives, health, education, etc., of children.

If you have questions about what your PTA  can do -- what's appropriate and what's not -- Sixth District can help! Contact Erwin Morton.
The League of Women Voters hosts informative nonpartisan candidate forums that can help you learn about candidates for local offices and the state legislature. It also hosts “Pros and Cons” events to help you learn about ballot measures. [Click here] to find the calendar for your local League.

In some communities, these and other forums are recorded and then posted online.
Statewide Propositions
Of the 17 propositions on the ballot, State PTA has studied and voted to SUPPORT, and Sixth District PTA has also voted to SUPPORT, these five. [details]
Prop. 51, statewide school bond.
Prop. 55, tax extension to fund education & healthcare.
Prop. 56, tobacco tax.
Prop. 58, bilingual education.
Prop. 63, firearms & ammunition sales.
Ballot Measures
Sixth District PTA has voted to SUPPORT the following local ballot measures. [details]
Measure Y,  San Jose USD Parcel Tax.
Measure AA,  Campbell Union HSD Bond Measure.

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

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

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   
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Exec Board Meeting
Mon Oct 17
Election Day
Tue Nov 8
District Board Meeting
Mon Nov 14
Legislative Round Table
Mon Nov 14
Deadline: Reflections Winners to Sixth District
Fri Dec 2
Exec Board Meeting
Mon Dec 12

This year's theme: "What Is Your Story?"
[Student Entry Form]  [National PTA Rules]
Submission deadlines and other info:
contact your Unit or Council Reflections Chair
or Sixth District PTA's Reflections Chair,
Diane Straetker,
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.

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].
Office Hours
The Sixth District PTA Office is open
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.

California State PTA | National PTA  

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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