What’s Happening in PTA? January 2021 Edition

As the new calendar year begins, California State PTA continues to offer training and advocacy opportunities for our leaders and members.  We hope you will join us for some of our offerings:

Date Event Details
Wednesday, January 6: School Smarts Distance Session 5: Becoming an Effective Communicator

Join our School Smarts Team as they give you a preview of Session 5, “Becoming an Effective Communicator” at 4 p.m. If you would like to attend, please use this link to register:  

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdO-orDstGNxcyVSyqjNhJRA0MCggmXdo 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting.

Advocacy Webinar

Join California State PTA Director of Legislation Shereen Walter and members of the Legislation Team during our monthly webinar, where we discuss all the latest information.

The webinars take place from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/31940121174953740 

Thursday, January 7: Social Media Kit Reveal 

Join our Communications Team at 7 p.m. as we reveal the January kit themed “Advocacy for #AllChildren.”  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84963519701?pwd=L2hwOWNSK1ZmSHg0c0xpSnNmTjQ2dz09 

Wednesday, January 13: School Smarts Distance Session #6: “Standing Up for a Quality Education”

Join our School Smarts Team as they give you a preview of Session 6, “Standing up for a Quality Education” at 4 p.m. If you would like to attend, please use this link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdOqqqzIuEtdTXR_EMjA9D4WM7xdSh1qj 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting.

Legislation Conference Facebook Live event

Join us at 7 p.m. for a Facebook Live where the Leg Team will answer all of your questions about the upcoming conference entitled “A Path to Equity.” 

https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA 

Tuesday, January 19: Electronic Membership Webinar

Join California State PTA and representatives from TOTEM, our electronic membership system, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to learn you can leverage all TOTEM’s great features to support and grow your PTA’s membership in 2021. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pT26rZkIRk2ue7K_56fhvw.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting.

Wednesday, January 20: School Smarts Distance Session 7: “Take Action & Celebrate”

Join our School Smarts Team as they give you a preview of Session 7, “Taking Action & Celebrate” at 4 p.m.  If you would like to attend, please use this link to register:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqf-2pqTgoHtXhzawS6rt5tJYo9NcoBEPP 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting.

January 25, 25, 28 “Listening Sessions” on Race & Racism

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of California State PTA is excited to host three Zoom “listening sessions” this month around race, racism and PTA. We want to hear from our members of color, in order for our organization to begin to improve the PTA experience. We aim to listen to your authentic voices to help guide us in making all our members feel included, valued, and respected.

If you are interested in participating, please click here for more information on the types of attendees we are seeking, and who to contact to apply.

Tuesday, January 26: Leadership Monthly Meeting

Join Vice President of Leadership Maria Steck and the Leadership Commission as they discuss pertinent topics and answer your questions.  

Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP58gUBc_V0-wSPsOzPxICp9mosu-BvTNihTBWj0bR6FJe0Q/viewform

 

Friday, January 29: School Smarts Informational Webinar

Learn more about bringing the new virtual School Smarts program to your school by attending this informational webinar at 9:00 am.

Click here to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrd-ihrDosE92ihWEb3jhIE3ewppRwUQOn.

 

What’s Happening in PTA? December 2020 Edition

We never want you to miss a training opportunity, advocacy call or webinar hosted by California State PTA, so we’ve rounded up all the PTA events happening in December here, including dates, times and ways to join.

Wednesday, December 2: Monthly Advocacy Webinar

Join us from 7-8 p.m. as our Legislative Team shares with you all the latest from Sacramento and Washington D.C.  Share what your unit is doing locally to advocate and learn from others as well.

Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/31940121174953740

Thursday, December 3:  Social Media Kit Reveal

December is a busy month, but don’t let that get in the way of posting to your social media. Use our kit that focuses on The Gift of PTA — we have created images and done the hard work for you. We will reveal the kit at 7:00 p.m. and help you find creative ways to use it this hectic month.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84963519701?pwd=L2hwOWNSK1ZmSHg0c0xpSnNmTjQ2dz09 

  • Meeting ID: 849 6351 9701
  • Passcode: QU8fWS

Tuesday, December 8: SkyOne Unit Perks Webinar

Join PTA and SkyOne Federal Credit Union for a Zoom webinar on Dec. 8, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. where we’ll discuss SkyOne’s newest perk for units, and how it can help you raise money and recruit new members!

Click here for more information: https://capta.org/resource/skyone-webinar/ 

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What’s Happening in PTA? November 2020 Edition

We never want you to miss a training opportunity, advocacy call or webinar hosted by California State PTA, so each month we are going to post information right here on our blog about dates, times and ways to join our PTA events.

November 4: Advocacy Call 

Join California State PTA Director of Legislation Shereen Walter and members of the Legislation Team during our monthly webinar, where we discuss all the latest information.

The webinars take place the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Webinar registration link for all dates: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/31940121174953740

November 5: Social Media Kit Reveal

California State PTA knows that communication is one of the most important tools in a Unit’s, Council’s, or District’s toolbox, and when done well, improves every aspect of the PTA experience. To support our members, the California State PTA Communication Commission is hosting monthly calls with Q&A, mini-trainings, and a walk-through of that month’s Social Media Kit

For November 2020 our focus is Thankful for our Volunteers!  The November Social Media Kit celebrates how much you and other PTA volunteers do for children and families in your community. The kit includes PTA themed customizable images and blurbs for use on your unit/council/district social media accounts. Join us on November 5th as we show you the new kit and our mini-training on the new Facebook Business Suite.

Can’t join us in November? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/T37zRpUibS1umvDA8 to be notified by email of future Communication Commission calls.

Zoom Meeting information:  

POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY — November 11: Virtually Connected to your Community Through PTA

Our Membership, Education and Family Engagement Commissions have come together for a night filled with great information for our PTA leaders. This was originally scheduled for Nov. 11, but has been postponed until January 2021. Stay tuned for more details.  

November 15: Tax deadline, if your fiscal year ended on June 30th

All nonprofits have to file state and federal taxes in order to stay in compliance with the law — PTA is no different. If your unit’s fiscal year ended on June 30th you must have your taxes filed or postmarked by November 15th. This year the 15th is on a Sunday, so your final deadline is actually November 16th.  For help filing your taxes, visit our Tax Filing Support Center

November 20: School Smarts Virtual Program Launch

Join us on Zoom from 3-4:00 p.m. to learn more about the award-winning School Smarts Parent Engagement Program’s transformation to a virtual environment. Click here to register

November 24: Leadership Monthly Webinar

The final Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. is our Leadership Team’s monthly webinar. Every month has topics for a mini-training as well as chances to ask your burning PTA questions!  

Please sign up to receive the link for this Zoom call.

November 30: Annual Insurance Webinar

Unit, Council and District leaders – Join California State PTA and our insurance broker, Association Insurance Management (AIM), for an informative webinar regarding insurance policies and services designed to protect your PTA and your members, and support your activities. We’ll review insurance coverage, the renewal process, worker’s compensation, deadlines, and more.

Date: Monday, November 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join here: https://zoom.us/j/96811349953?pwd=b3RSQ09qRXFGbCtkSFVkd0ZZOVlyZz09

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