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 28 - 30
San Jose Convention Center
Sign up ASAP!
[full details]
Sixth District PTA
Convention Dinner
While you're at Convention, come have dinner with other local PTA members, and connect with local leaders!
Sat Apr 29
, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Loft Bar & Bistro, 90 S. 2nd St., San José
Buffet dinner, $35 per person. [Signups]
Questions: or 408-396-2524
Just Elected?
Now What??
OK, so you've just 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 Training Day, Sat May 20!

Training Day,
with Election
of Officers
Can't go to Convention this year?
Come get your training from Sixth District PTA,
so you can jump right into your new position!
Sixth District Training Day:  Sat May 20, 8 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
Location: Peterson Middle School,
1380 Rosalia Ave, Sunnyvale. [map]
Details of training and registration info soon!
Also: brief Association Meeting,
with election of officers for the 2017-2019 term.
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   
NEW Slate of Candidates for 2017-2019 Term NEW
Vandana Kaushal
Executive VP
Shanta Dominguez
VP Leadership Services (open)
VP Membership Laura Raimondi
VP Communications
Amin Fazal
VP Organizational Services Afia Laiq
VP Education & Parent Education Erwin Morton
VP Health & Community Concerns Diane Straetker
Recording Secretary Kelly Cree
Treasurer Sandee Ruiz
Financial Secretary Tami Borba
Auditor Dinah Showman
Historian Satheesh Madhathil
At the meeting, additional nominations may be made from the floor.
Note: Parliamentarian and Director of Legislation are officer positions that are appointed by the incoming President, with ratification by the incoming Executive Board.
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
CA State PTA Convention
Fri-Sun Apr 28-30
Sixth District PTA Convention Dinner
Sat Apr 29
District Board Meeting
Mon May 15
Sixth District PTA Training Day,
with Election of Officers for 2017-2019
Sat May 20
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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