Sixth District

California Sixth District PTA
Santa Clara County, California
The Bell
Units & Councils

Fall Leadership Training Day
& Association Meeting
with Mini PTA Store & Vendor Fair
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Dr., Sunnyvale 94087  [map]

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Check-In & Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Association Meeting
9:15-9:30 a.m.
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Session 1 Workshops
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Vendor/Resource Fair
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Session 2 Workshops
PTA Mini-Store will open after the morning meeting and will close at the end of lunch.


Costs: see box in right-hand column.
Note: no registration needed for Association Meeting, PTA Store, or Vendor/Resource Fair.

Please select your workshops below, then:
[Register online] by Tue Aug 22
fast check-in;
pre-printed name tag;
lunch and hard-copy materials guaranteed.
partial and full scholarships available: contact
Or contact
(after Tue Aug 22).

Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch and workshop materials may not be available for late registrants, and scholarships are not available.
Please come to Training Day, so that you will be able to lead next year with knowledge and confidence!

Click here for a PDF that's much easier
to print than this web page!

Most workshop materials (handouts) are
available in English and in Spanish.
Please let us know what you need!

Preregistration: $20 per person (including lunch).
No refunds after Aug 22. Unpaid preregistered no-shows will receive an invoice for the registration fee.
Late registration (after Aug 22, or at the door) $25.
Training is a legitimate PTA expense.
Scholarships are available, too.

This year, State PTA is offering a special
Regional Training Day on Sat Sep 23.

Location: Vallejo. Cost: $20. [full details]

No workshop for your position? Need training, but can't come Aug 26? Have questions, concerns, or suggestions?
Please contact

DON'T go through the entire year without help!
Your Sixth District Board is committed to making sure you have the tools & info you need for a sucessful and fun PTA experience!

PTA Mini-Store & Vendor/Resource Fair

Our PTA Mini-Store will open after the Association Meeting, and close at the end of lunch.
Note: no registration needed for Association Meeting, PTA Store, or Vendor/Resource Fair.

Our PTA store will open after the morning meeting and will close at the end of lunch..
Here are some of the items that may be available at our PTA Store.
Be sure to check out the FREE table too!
Membership Envelopes (English/Spanish)
"I JOINED PTA/PTSA" stickers (roll of 500)
"PTA VOLUNTEER" stickers
PTA buttons
PTA lawn signs
PTA window posters
PTA ballpoint pens; PTA pencils
PTA chip clips
PTA sticky note pads
PTA balloons (pkg of 100)
Robert's Rules of Order in Brief
ABCs of Parliamentary Procedure

Come & see companies & organizations that can provide
to your PTA items such as resources for parents, families, schools,
& students, opportunities for fund raising and school spirit.

Association Meeting

All PTA members in Sixth District are welcome.
8:30-9:15 a.m.
We will review and approve 2016-2017 Financial Reports.
We will review and adopt a 2017-2018 Budget.


For each person, please select a workshop in each session.

Session 1 Workshops
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Session 2 Workshops
12:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

President -- Part 1
Excited about your election to the presidency? But a bit nervous also? This two-part workshop will provide the basics of PTA policies, structure and support that are available to help you in your new role. We will help you learn how to lead your PTA successfully and confidently.

President -- Part 2
Continuation of "President -- Part 1".

Money Matter$:
Treasurer Basics -- Part 1
This two-part workshop provides an in-depth discussion of financial procedures. Attendees will be guided step-by-step through an entire financial year. Topics include banking, budgets, money handling, and financial reports. We will explore in detail fundraising, workers’ compensation, and more.
Every council & every unit should try to send one person to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this workshop.

Money Matter$:
Treasurer Basics -- Part 2
Continuation of "Treasurer -- Part 1".

Lo Básico de la PTA -- Parte 1
(en Español -- abierto para todos en
la junta ejecutiva entrante y de este año)
Parte 1 y 2 ¿Sabía usted que la PTA ha estado en el distrito de Santa Clara desde hace más de 100 años? Hablaremos de lo que hacen PTAs, cómo podemos hacer una diferencia, la estructura de la PTA, las prácticas básicas de finanzas, y los recursos de la PTA. Vamos hacer un paseo a través del año entero, empiezado con sus planes de programas, presupuesto, calendario y mas.

Lo Básico de la PTA -- Parte 2

(en Español)
Continuación de "Lo Básico de la PTA -- parte 1."

Finance for All Officers
Managing the PTA’s finances is not just the treasurer’s job. Discover how all board members fit into the finance picture. Attendees will understand the importance of complying with federal government standards needed to protect the assets of the PTA.

How to Audit PTA Books
Don’t wait until the end of the year to prepare for the audit. Get simple strategies and tips for making audits a piece of cake! Learn how to plan, conduct and report the outcome of your PTA audit. Reassure your members their resources are being managed in a businesslike manner that complies with all regulations. This workshop is not just for auditors: any officer, especially the president, treasurer and secretary, would benefit from understanding what is required to pass a PTA audit.

Believe in Children, Believe in PTA --
Make Your Members Matter
Get inspired to Make Your Members Matter!  Come learn more about the State Membership Theme – Believe in Children, Believe in PTA and the three Sixth District Incentives for the 2017-2018 school year.  Membership is essential!  Learn about making year round campaigns and developing the right channels to communicate by building strong and unified PTAs to advocate and volunteer for all children.

I Have Members, but Now What?
Learn How to Flawlessly Plan PTA Programs & Events
You have members, but you don’t know what programs and events to implement and plan for your members?  Come to this workshop to learn about PTA programs and event ideas and templates for planning your own events and programs that are compliant with insurance and cost effective!  Start your planning by learning how to plan, connect with other members to share ideas because we’re all in this together!

Communicating in Today's PTA/PTSA
Learn how to utilize social media & websites to communicate effectively in today’s PTA/PTSA. Explore multiple forms of social media, learn about best practices for social media policy & gain traffic for your PTA/PTSA. This workshop will give insight to the virtual world of marketing & communications that is proving more effective & reachable for members across the state.

Membership Portals: Bang for Your Buck!
Learn about the different membership and website portals Membership Toolkit, ParentSquare and Konstella that San Mateo-Foster City Council has vetted the pros and cons of these tools for you to introduce to your units.  These platforms establish better organization, email communication, and other great features for your PTAs to take advantage of.

We will discuss the role and duties of the parliamentarian. We will also review unit bylaws. Learn what is in your bylaws and why. Knowing what's in your bylaws can make you a better officer and PTA member. Make your PTA life easier — Get the most out of your bylaws!

In this workshop we will briefly review the content of bylaws and standing rules and then we’ll cover the use of the e-Bylaws program and helpful worksheets.

The Historian is the cheerleader for PTA who raises community awareness about the organization.  We will cover key aspects of the job so you will be well prepared to take on this role.

Secretary's Guide: Basics
Whether you use a pen and paper, electronic tablet, laptop, cell phone, or quill, bring it to this workshop and learn how to be the best secretary ever! Get a better picture of what you are required to record during meetings. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of being a secretary.

PTAEZ for Everyone
PTAEZ is an all-in-one PTA finance tool allowing PTA leaders to manage their financial, membership, and fundraising information with ease.  From basic ledger transactions to managing your own personalized web store, PTAEZ has everything a PTA treasurer needs – all in one easy-to-use program.  We will show you how easy it is to set up PTAEZ!

Offer Reflections at Your School
The Reflections workshop will provide an interactive and hands-on opportunity to discover what the Reflections Art Program entails. Everything from general program information, to implementing the theme search, to celebrating the children’s achievements – this workshop is for everyone!


Please go to [online registration] to sign up!
Problems with registration?
Please contact

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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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