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 22, 2015
7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peterson Middle School
1380 Rosalia Dr., Sunnyvale 94087  [map]

7:45-8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcome, Opening Comments, & Logistics
8:35-9:45 a.m.
PTA Meetings Gone Wild! (workshop, for everyone)
& Association Meeting
9:45-10:00 a.m.
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Session 1 Workshops
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Session 2 Workshops


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 Wed Aug 19
fast check-in;
pre-printed name tag;
lunch and hard-copy materials guaranteed.
partial and full scholarships available: contact
Or contact
(after Wed Aug 19).

Late registrations (after Aug 19) and 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!

$15 per person (including lunch).
Training is a legitimate PTA expense.
Scholarships are available, too.

No workshop for your position? Need training, but can't come Aug 22? 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 & Vendor/Resource Fair will be open throughout the day,
after the Association Meeting.

Note: no registration needed for Association Meeting, PTA Store, or Vendor/Resource Fair.

Here are some of the items in stock; these and more will be available.
Be sure to check out the FREE table too!
ABCs of Parliamentary Procedure ($1)
Robert's Rules of Order in Brief ($8.25)
PTA Clic Plastic Body Ballpoint Pens ($1.75)
Membership Envelopes:
- English/Spanish, $3/100
"I Joined PTA" labels (roll of 500, $11)
"I Joined PTSA" labels (roll of 500, $11)
"PTA Volunteer" labels (roll of 500, $11)

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.

General Session, for Everyone

PTA Meetings Gone Wild!
(in English)
For all incoming officers.

8:35-9:00 a.m.
Watch an out-of-control PTA meeting, and participate in transforming it into an efficient, well-run meeting!



For each person, please select a Session 1 workshop and a Session 2 workshop.

Session 1 Workshops
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Session 2 Workshops
12:30-2:00 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 successfully lead your PTA successfully and confidently.

President -- Part 2
A continuation of "President -- Part 1".

Money Matter$:
Treasurer -- 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 -- Part 2
A continuation of "Treasurer -- Part 1".

Lo Básico de la PTA
(en Español -- abierto para todos en
la junta ejecutiva entrante y de este año)
¿Sabía usted que la PTA ha estado en el distrito de Santa Clara desde hace más de 90 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.

Lo Básico para los Tesoreros
(en Español -- cada unidad debe tratar
de enviar a una persona a esta sesión.
Un paseo a través de los procedimientos financieros básicos para tesoreros y otros oficiales de su unidad. Se le guiará a través financiero. Los temas incluyen la banca, los presupuestos, recaudación de fondos, contratos, manejo de dinero, y PTAEZ.

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.

Membership Basics
Watch your PTA membership grow! No need for a green thumb. We'll give you all the tools you need so your PTA membership can flourish. This is a membership basics workshop. We'll help you plant the seeds for a successful membership campaign with fun and easy ideas.

Inspiring & Motivating Volunteers
Understanding volunteers: what is different today? How do you recruit them? What do they want and need? How best to appreciate them. Let’s share strategies that have worked at your PTA.

Parliamentarian: Bylaws
Join us for a romp through unit bylaws, page by page. 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!

Parliamentarian: Nominations,
Elections, & Meeting Procedures
The Parliamentarian begins the annual process for nominations and elections; we’ll discuss the timeline, what your bylaws say about who is involved, how to elect the Nominating Committee, how PTA elections happen, and finally discuss meeting procedures using Robert's Rules of Order for parliamentary procedure.

Offer Reflections at Your School!
The Reflections workshop provides an interactive, 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!

Secretary's Guide: Basics
It takes more than pen & paper to compose the legal record for your PTA. Learn the proper procedures for taking minutes to ensure an accurate, concise, and true record of the PTA organization.

PTA Advocacy:  Rock the Role!
Do's and don'ts of PTA Advocacy, building your PTA advocacy team, effective advocacy techniques, and more. Meet advocates from throughout Sixth District, learn about PTA's proud 100+ years of advocacy, and how to build on that proud history.

PTA Advocacy in Action
Continue the discussion from PTA Advocacy: Rock the Role! Workshop in session 1. Time to plan, brainstorm and share ideas of how to be effective advocates this school year.


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

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