March Announcements

Hello Highlands Council PTA Members, Here are Highlands Council’s updates for the month of March: This month’s meeting will be postponed to Monday April 8th, 2019.  At this meeting we will be holding elections for the board of Highlands Council for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are in need of a Treasurer, if you or someone you know Read more about March Announcements[…]

How to Calm Start-of-School Jitters

California State PTA offers guidance for parents and students as they head back to school  (Para leer este en español, haga clic aqui.) SACRAMENTO – The back-to-school season is an exciting time, but it can also cause anxiety for some children – and parents too! Preparing in advance can help your child feel more confident and Read more about How to Calm Start-of-School Jitters[…]

Celebrating 117 Years

    Happy Presidents’ Day and Founders’ Day! It’s Presidents’ Day, a day to reflect on our founding fathers. But February 17 is also Founders’ Day at the National PTA.   Alice Birney and Phoebe Hearst, National PTA’s founders, met in 1895 when their similar passions brought them together. These two remarkable women shared a Read more about Celebrating 117 Years[…]

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is elected by the membership at the association meeting at least two months prior to the annual election meeting. The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA. The members of the committee, therefore, have a tremendous influence on the future Read more about Nominating Committee[…]

Thank You to Our PTA Volunteers!

Giving thanks to the greatest volunteers in the country! Did you know that last year alone PTA volunteers in California contributed more than 20 MILLION HOURS OF SERVICE to their schools and communities? Whether planning a student field trip, assisting in the classroom, supporting our teachers and school staff, promoting parent engagement, hosting a college Read more about Thank You to Our PTA Volunteers![…]

Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA

  California State PTA is pleased to offer scholarship, grant and award programs to help you and your PTA achieve your goals.Apply now, and be sure to share the information with your members and school community. Scholarships and Grants Continuing Education Scholarships ($500) – Apply by November 15  Available to all PTA members and volunteers, Read more about Scholarship, Grant and Award Programs to Help You and Your PTA[…]

Transition Basics for Every Officer

Finish the term Complete all responsibilities (including updating your procedure book). Meet with current board to evaluate the term. Send new board contact information to your council or district. Meet with successor; introduce successor to key individuals. Turn over all PTA materials and resources that relate to position. Incoming and outgoing boards meet together. To learn more click on the article “Good Transitions = Great Starts.“

PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol

  PTA leaders from across the state raised their voices in Sacramento last week at the 2013 Legislation Conference, urging legislators to commit to a long-term plan for adequately funding schools and promoting gun safety and mental health services. Download PTA’s key advocacy issues and share with your members.   View Legislation Conference photos online. Read more about PTA Engages on Key Issues at State Capitol[…]

Time is Running Out. Have You Called Yet?

TIME IS RUNNING OUT. HAVE YOU CALLED YET? Time is running out – tell your legislators now! Click here, “9 Million Reasons to Speak Out”, to watch a video alert about protecting education funding in California. Your state senator and assembly member will be voting in the next two weeks on whether to place a measure Read more about Time is Running Out. Have You Called Yet?[…]