Membership Monday

Every Monday from mid-July through September be on the lookout for “Membership Monday,” and from January through February look for “Mid-Year Membership Monday.”

This membership-focused newsletter is sent to all unit, council and district membership chairs, communications officers and presidents.




Leadership Essentials: Tips to Help Strengthen Your PTA

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is just for PTA leaders, featuring timely information and reminders about issues, tasks and responsibilities at any level. Plus, you’ll find helpful tips and news to help strengthen your PTA and leadership skills.

Take a look at the latest issues of Leadership Essentials:



Creative Connection: Everything Arts and Arts Education

Creative Connection Screen Shot

The new Creative Connection newsletter (formerly called SMARTS Parents for the Arts) raises awareness about the relevance of the arts in increasing academic achievement, building a vibrant, productive society, and providing opportunities to share best practices.

Take a look at the most recent issues of Creative Connection:




PTA Connects: The Latest News from California State PTA

Get engaged on issues that matter most to you with PTA Connects.

Take a look at the most recent issues:



Advocacy Insider: The Latest on State and Federal Issues

Advocacy Insider screen shotStay up-to-date on the latest in all things advocacy. Formerly called “Sacramento Update” and “Advocacy Update” but now called “Advocacy Insider,” this e-newsletter will keep you informed on sponsored and co-sponsored legislation and other bills that PTA supports.

Here are the most recent issues:


PTA in California: Your Stories

Each issue of the PTA in California newsletter brings a wealth of news and information to PTA leaders and members.

The Summer 2020 edition highlights how our members, schools and families are adapting and changing in response to the pandemic and demands for greater racial equity, and what PTA is doing to support them.

In this issue, read articles about:

  • Highlights of our COVID-19 related advocacy
  • How the pandemic is creating new pathways for special education
  • Focusing on equity in your PTA
  • The 5 steps to successful distance learning
  • Our first-ever virtual Statewide Association Meeting

Download it here in English or Spanish!


Be sure to also check out past issues and special editions of PTA in California:


PTA Insurance Guide

The PTA insurance policy protects all members of the PTA in case they are held legally liable for bodily injury or property damage to another person that resulted from a covered PTA event. This is not a medical policy, but a policy that pays because you are legally liable.

If someone is injured, but the injury is not the result of PTA negligence, the individual should utilize his/her medical insurance for coverage. The policy is designed to cover allowable PTA events. Our PTA insurance does not provide any coverage for booster clubs, parent clubs or any non-PTA event. It is critical that before planning any PTA activities the RED, YELLOW and GREEN list included in the insurance guide be reviewed. Certain activities and events are prohibited because they are excluded by the insurance policy or because they are dangerous or jeopardize the safety of our children and youth. If the PTA sponsors a RED event and someone is injured because of PTA negligence, the individual PTA officers could be held personally liable.

Check the Insurance services page for additional information.