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


Fri Mar 3, 11:30-1:30,
David's Restaurant,
Santa Clara
with Special Guest Speaker
Vania Matheus,
Therapeutic & Educational Consultant.
Her topic: "Kids in Crisis -- Knowing
when to get help and where to go"

[details & signups]
(luncheon Fri Mar 3; sign up by Fri Feb 24)
Help Bring Back the Arts to Your School!

Fri Mar 10, 10 to 2,
here in San José

Fri Mar 10, 10 to 2, at the San Jose Museum of Art. [map]
Come for a day of arts training, panels, table talks, & networking! [flyer with full details]
FREE. Lunch included. (Parking not free, not included)
Presented by Calif. State PTA. PTA supports the arts!
RSVP by Mon Mar 6:, 916-440-1985 x123
State PTA's

Mon-Tue Mar 13-14
in Sacramento

Sign Up Now!
The Annual Legislation Conference will be Mon-Tue Mar 13-14, in Sacramento. This is your opportunity & your PTA's opportunity to participate, to learn more, & to develop contacts with colleagues from all over the state. [Full Details]
NOTE: hotel's conference-rate deadline: Sat Feb 18.

Sixth District is sending several people. We encourage Units and Councils to send people as well. It's a great investment in our students' future! Speaking of students: consider sending a high-schooler. It's a great learning experience!

Questions? Contact Erwin Morton,
Get your flu shots now!
Flu Info for Young Children (birth to 6)
Flu Vaccine for Children & Teens (7 to 18)
Please consult with your doctor for specific vaccine recommendations for your child (and for you, too!).
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, understand the Risks & Responsibilities

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   
Emerich Scholarships:

Apply by
Thu Mar 2.
Barbara Emerich held PTA leadership positions for over 50 years. Sixth District PTA proudly honors her extraordinary service to children by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors who best exemplify her dedication to youth and families.
Convention Scholarships:

Apply by
Sat Mar 11.

Sixth District PTA and Santa Clara Valley PTA are offering scholarships, up to $500, for PTA leaders & future leaders to attend Convention. Priority to applicants from units where 60% or more of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
[Application Form]
[Convention Evaluation Form]
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
District Board Meeting
Mon Feb 27
Deadline: Emerich Scholarship Applications
Thu Mar 2
Sixth District PTA Annual Luncheon
Fri Mar 3
State PTA Arts Convening
Fri Mar 10
Deadline: Convention Scholarship Applications
Sat Mar 11
State PTA Legislation Conference
Mon-Tue Mar 13-14
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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