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California Sixth District PTA
serving Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
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State PTA
Legislation
Conference

Mon-Tue Jan 22-23, in Sacramento.
Questions? Contact Vandana Kaushal, President.
 
NEW
The Smart Talk:
Internet
Safety
What you hope your kids (elementary, middle, and high) are doing online isn’t always what they’re actually doing. Join us to learn how you can use The Smart Talk to get on the same page with your kids and establish an open conversation about digital safety. [flyer]
 Tue Feb 6, Gunderson High School,
 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose [map]
- 6:00 p.m., Refreshments
- 6:30 p.m., Program
 FREE. Sponsors include National PTA, State PTA, and Sixth District PTA. RSVPs (appreciated but not required): Wendy Akers-Ghose.
 
NEW
Annual
Luncheon:

Fri Mar 2, 11:30-1:30,
David's Restaurant,
Santa Clara
with Special Guest Speaker
Dianna MacDonald,
President, California State PTA.
Her topic: "Effective Communication,
Relationships, and PTA”"

[details & signups]
(luncheon Fri Mar 2; sign up by Mon Feb 19)
Location: 5151 Stars & Stripes Dr., Santa Clara
Questions: Afia Laiq

 
Essential
Requirements:

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

Helpful calendars to guide you through your PTA  year:
[http://capta6.org/essentialreq]
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].

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

 
e-Bylaws
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: e-bylaws@capta.org.
 
 
 
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
 
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Dates
State PTA Legislation Conference
Mon-Tue Jan 22-23
Exec Board
Mon Jan 29
District Board
Mon Jan 29
The Smart Talk: Internet Safety
Tue Feb 6
Exec Board
Mon Feb 26
Sixth District PTA Annual Luncheon
Fri Mar 2
Sixth District PTA Parent Symposium
TBD
 
Membership
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.

 
Subscribe!
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.
The office will be closed
from Fri Dec 22 to Mon Jan 8;
it will reopen Tue Jan 9.
Our office is in the Library of the
Santa Clara County Office of Education,
1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose [map]
Contact: office@capta6.org, 408-453-6536.
(Hours may vary; please call before visiting.)
 
Our
Mission
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.
 
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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.)
 
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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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