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

Tax Help Days

Thu Oct 8, 9:30-3:00
Thu Oct 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fri Oct 9, 9:30-3:00

Want or need help filling out & filing your unit's required tax forms, or finishing the Annual Financial Report or Audit? Then come to Tax Help Day. We can help you with:
IRS Form 990-N ("e-postcard short-form")
IRS Form 990 EZ (limited help available)
IRS Form 990 (full version). This takes 3 or 4 hours to fill out, so we'll only be able to answer questions
CA Form199-N (electronic short form) or 199 (full form). Note: we have your Unit's FTB Number (Franchise Tax Board Entity Number) if you don't.
Please bring the Annual Financial Report, July 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2015. If you don't have it, then please bring the following:
Twelve bank statements, covering July 1, 2014-Jun 30, 2015
Checkbook register for July 1, 2014-Jun 30, 2015
Any ledger, Excel spreadsheet, Treasurer's reports, audits, etc.
Location: SCCOE, 1290 Ridder Park Dr., San José
There will be someone who speaks Spanish.
Hay ayuda en Español.
Questions, or to RSVP:, 650-813-0192.
Round Table

Thu Nov 12
7 to 8:30 p.m.
This year's Legislative Round Table will explore three topics:
Adequate funding: Even with the Prop. 30 taxes, our funding is below average, and California's schools rank in the bottom 5. And those taxes begin to expire in 2016! How can we restore long-term increased stable funding for our children's schools?
Early Childhood Education: $1 invested in early education saves $7 later. How can we increase access to high quality, affordable, early learning?
Childhood hunger: 1 out of every 2 children in Santa Clara County goes to bed hungry every night. How can we address this dilemma, in the heart of one of the wealthiest areas in the entire country?
What can be done legislatively, or on the Nov. 2016 ballot? Come discuss these topics with our State Senators & Assemblymembers! FREE.
Thu Nov 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Location:
     FUHSD Professional Learning Ctr (rear building)
     Fremont Union High School District Office,
     589 W Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale [map]

RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Send RSVPs, & questions for legislators, to!
& Financial
New, Improved Calendars
for Treasurers & Membership Chairs.
[click here]

calendars & checklists
for Presidents & Officers

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

What Does the
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Do? and Why?

As leaders, we know that the PTA isn't just about carnivals and fundraising -- for 118 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.


The January issue of Sixth District PTA's newsletter, the NewsWire, is online, with articles about elections & nominations, bylaws, auditing minutes, treasurer info, Letter of Determination, Ed100, Legislative Action, Reflections winners, and more! Read the [latest issue] today!
With our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California has come a long way on Equity in school funding -- fairness to all children.
LEARN MORE -- [Click here]
But we've made no progress on Adequacy -- we're 50th in per-pupil funding, and it's not enough -- we're bottom-performing.
LEARN MORE -- [View the presentation] from
our Legislative Round Table (17 Nov 2014)!
For more on this and other advocacy issues,
visit our [Advocacy web site].
for adequate and stable funding for all our schools!
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
Tax Help Days
Thu Oct 8, Fri Oct 9
Exec Board
Mon Oct 19, 6:30 pm
District Board
Thu Nov 12, 6:00-7:00 pm
Legislative Round Table
Thu Nov 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Deadline: Reflections Winners => Sixth District
Fri Dec 4, noon
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].
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.

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.)
At State PTA's 2014 Convention, the Delegates voted to increase State PTA's portion of each member's dues from $1.25 to $2.00, effective July 1, 2015.
Please [click here] for details about how to implement this change at your Unit.
For more info about membership dues, please [click here].
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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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.

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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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