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

California State PTA
Fri-Sun Apr 27 - 29
Ontario Convention Center
Sign up ASAP -- prices go up after March 31!
Online registration closes April 20.
[full details]
Volunteer at Convention!
You don't have to be local to be a "local volunteer".
And it's a great way to attend convention, help PTA, and hold down costs, all at the same time.

[Click here to sign up!]
Thu Mar 29
or Fri Apr 13
Two opportunities -- come to either one!

Thu Mar 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guadalupe Room
Fri Apr 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cupertino Room

Location: Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Dr., San José [map]

[Convention Registration] [Full Convention Info]
Questions: Shanta Dominguez

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

Helpful calendars to guide you through your PTA  year:
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Contact Vandana Kaushal, 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.
  -- Vandana Kaushal, Sixth District President
Emerich Scholarships:
Apply by
Tue Apr 10.
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.
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Exec Board
Mon Mar 26
Convention Orientation
Thu Mar 29
Deadline: Early Bird Prices for Convention
Sat Mar 31
Deadline: Emerich Scholarship Applications
Tue Apr 10
Convention Orientation (repeat)
Fri Apr 13
Exec Board
Mon Apr 23
State PTA Convention
Fri-Sun Apr 27-29
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 & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 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 nine PTA councils -- Cupertino-Fremont-Sunnyvale, Evergreen, Los Altos-Mountain View, Milpitas Unified, Monterey Bay, 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, Oak Grove Elementary, and Saratoga Union School Districts.
  Santa Cruz County:  Santa Cruz City and Scotts Valley Unified School Districts.
  Monterey County:  Greenfield Union, Monterey Peninsula Unified, and Pacific Grove Unified 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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