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

Audit Help Day!
Need help with the audit? Got questions? Just plain stuck? Drop in and get answers from Sixth District financial experts!
Fri Feb 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gunderson High School,
Room D2 (to the left of the main entrance),
622 Gauntabert Lane, San Jose 95136 [map]
Questions & RSVPs: Sandee Ruiz,

Sixth District PTA was founded 100 years ago, on February 9, 1916. Don't miss our 100th Anniversary Luncheon -- a very special birthday party!
Friday March 4, 11:30 to 1:30,
David's Restaurant, 5151 Stars & Stripes, Santa Clara. [map]

[Click here] for full details & registration form. Sign up today!
State PTA's

Mon-Tue Mar 14-15
in Sacramento

Sign Up Now!
The Annual Legislation Conference will be Mon-Tue Mar 14-15, 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 20.

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,
Training Day!
Can't go to Convention in San Diego?
Come get your training right here at home,
so you can jump right into your new position!
Save the Date:  Sat May 21.
Details coming soon!

Count Your Volunteer Hours!

Ever wondered 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].  

Reflections Winners

Congratulations to ALL the students who participated this year in Reflections at their schools. At the Open House/Gallery on Jan 7, we had an exhibit of student work that was creative in its interpretation of the theme. For a list of winners advancing to CAPTA, please [click here].  

& 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
PTA logo
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.

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   
Emerich Scholarships:

Apply by
Fri Mar 4.
Barbara Emerich has 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
Fri Mar 18.

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]
PTA EZ Scholarships
for Units
new to PTA EZ --
Apply Now!
Sixth District PTA is offering $50 scholarships to units that are first-time users (starting after July 1, 2015) of PTA EZ, an online subscription-based accounting program developed for PTA. This service helps with all financial reports, and tax forms too!
Application deadline: Thu Mar 31.
[Click here] for more details & application form.
Meetings, Events, Deadlines
Audit Help Day
Fri Feb 12, 9 am to 2 pm
Exec Board
Mon Feb 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
100th Anniversary Luncheon!
Fri Mar 4, 11:30 to 1:30
Deadline: Emerich Scholarship Applications
Fri Mar 4
State PTA Legislation Conference
Mon-Tue Mar 14-15
Deadline: Convention Scholarship Applications
Fri Mar 18
Deadline: PTAEZ Scholarship Applications
Thu Mar 31
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.)
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.)

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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