Highlands Council DEI Committee

Highlands Council is looking for parents, students and community leaders to be a part of the DEI committee.  Cynthia Dickson, DEI Chairperson for Delevan Drive Elementary PTA has developed several initiatives to be addressed by the committee: A HC DEI Guide that can be shared across member schools/PTAs Cultural Interdisciplinary Calendar and Program that supplements Read more about Highlands Council DEI Committee[…]

Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student

Do you know a high school student whose leadership potential you want to help nurture? If so, please invite them to sign up for Ed100’s California Student Academy. EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in this unique opportunity for California’s young people to develop their leadership skills and learn Read more about Calling Student Leaders, A Free Conference for Every High School Student[…]


The smooth transition of outgoing and incoming board members and officers is of vital importance and can determine your PTA’s leadership success for years to come. The transition process is the responsibility of both incoming and outgoing officers and board members. It gives closure to those leaving their positions and allows those coming in to be Read more about GOOD TRANSITIONS = GREAT STARTS![…]


 The School Smarts Parent Engagement Program is a model for creating meaningful and diverse parent involvement. It brings parents from all backgrounds together in support of their common interest: helping their children and schools succeed. AWARD-WINNING, RESEARCH-BASED PARENT ENGAGEMENT School Smarts is an award-winning, research-based program proven to: Foster parent engagement in schools Support parents as children’s Read more about SCHOOL SMARTS GETS PARENTS INVOLVED[…]

Resources for Transition

There’s a lot that happens during term transitions. Here are some resources to help! Preparing for Fall PTA Finances — Budgeting. Forms. Financial procedures. Oh, my! Get the scoop on how to start your 2016-2017 PTA year on firm financial footing. Check it out! Activities of the Board-Elect — The smooth transition of outgoing and Read more about Resources for Transition[…]

Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right!

Getting ready for a new PTA year and want to get things going correctly, right from the start? Here are some ideas to make that happen: Make sure the contact information for the 2015-16 board has been submitted. (Learn more about our Online Officer Contact system through PTAEZ.) Find out who your council and district Read more about Incoming Board: Start the New Term Off Right![…]

How Does Your District Plan to Spend Its State Funding and Serve All Students?

With each of California’s 1,000 school districts required to adopt their first Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), as mandated by the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), The Education Trust—West and a coalition of more than 30 partner organizations from across the state including California State PTA launched the LCAP Watch website to create Read more about How Does Your District Plan to Spend Its State Funding and Serve All Students?[…]