You’re on the Board Now! Here’s How to Prepare for a Successful 2024-25 School Year

April 26, 2024

Even though you and your new board members don’t officially take over until July 1, there is a lot you can accomplish now to make sure you have a successful 2024-25 school year. Before July 1, the new...

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Join PTA Today to Save Money on Special Offers

April 26, 2024

As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of memb...

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Nominate A Teacher for McDonald’s Outstanding Educator Awards

April 24, 2024

From Our Sponsor: McDonald’s Owner/Operators in California  McDonald’s California owners value education and have long recognized the hard work that teachers across our state put in every day. For yea...

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Seamless Transition: A Guide for PTA Leaders on Board Changeover with Cheddar Up

April 24, 2024

From Our Sponsor: CheddarUp Smoothly transitioning PTA leadership boards is key to keeping things moving forward without missing a beat. In this guide, we’ll look at how to make this change, cov...

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Celebrate Financial Literacy Month by Using College Savings Options

April 19, 2024

April is financial literacy month, a time to review good money management habits. One good habit, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, is to plan for big expe...

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Unlocking Opportunities: Why You Should Attend the California State PTA Convention in Ontario

March 29, 2024

As a leader within the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), you’re already dedicated to enhancing the educational experience and well-being of children. Yet, there’s always r...

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Greetings from your CAPTA Legislation Team!  

March 29, 2024

We are thrilled to provide a brief overview of some advocacy efforts that the Legislation Team has undertaken so far this term.   One such effort was the work of a Legislative Study Committee that has...

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Bringing Mental Health Out of the Shadows and Into the Spotlight

March 29, 2024

Twenty percent of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. PTA is working to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness by fostering communities where people with mental health condi...

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Free Money for College and Career Training Available for Low-Income High School Seniors with CalKIDS

February 29, 2024

High school seniors are now preparing to start the next chapter in their lives, but some do not have a key piece of information that could help. Many students have money for college and career trainin...

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Celebrating Arts Education Month this March

February 28, 2024

March is Arts Education Month, and we’re diving into a world of creativity and imagination! Join us in celebrating the power of the arts in education with a month-long calendar packed with excit...

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Spotlight Awards: Share Your Accomplishments

February 28, 2024

PTA members bring innovative services to our kids and schools each and every day. California State PTA wants to hear about your amazing accomplishments. PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Awards recognize suc...

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Celebrating Black History Month

February 28, 2024

This February, California State PTA is proud to join the nation in celebrating Black History Month. This annual observance is a time to honor the achievements, contributions, and history of African Am...

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How Do I Handle a Missed Meeting or Missed Election Meeting?

February 28, 2024

One of the more important dates for all PTA units is the annual election meeting. This association meeting is where officers for the upcoming term will be elected. Your unit bylaws specify the date of...

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Filling Out FAFSA? Remember to check your eligibility for free money for college from the State of California with CalKIDS

January 29, 2024

It’s that time of the year for high school seniors to prepare for college expenses by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This document is completed by almost 18 million ...

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Creating an Inclusive Environment: Embracing Diversity in Our School Community

January 19, 2024

by the Family Engagement Commission When families, schools, and communities effectively work together as partners, family engagement is a powerful strategy that boosts student achievement and better p...

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Legislative Updates

January 18, 2024

Greetings from your CAPTA Legislation Team!  We are thrilled to provide an update on recent activities around the State Capitol, including the 2024-2025 Budget outlook for California, and a summary of...

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Funding and Advocating for Arts Education

January 17, 2024

Research shows that education in the arts improves student social-emotional well-being, keeps students in school, increases the graduation rate, boosts academic performance, and adds to students’ abil...

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Graduating Senior Scholarship Applications Are Due Soon!

January 16, 2024

Do you know a student who might be interested in applying for one of California State PTA’s two Graduating High Senior scholarships? Now is the time to apply; the application deadline is February 1!  ...

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