2020/2021 Reflections Program Award Winners

Each year, students in Pre-K through Grade 12 are invited to create and submit original works of art in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. 

Congratulations to the all the winners who moved on to compete at the California State PTA level.

Dance Choreography

Student NameGrade DivisionTitle of ArtworkPTA NameCouncil Name
Josephine FaulknerHigh School: Grades 9-12I'm ReadyRedlands High School PTSARedlands Council of PTAs
Ashtyn NakamuraIntermediate: Grades 3-5I won't go "Speechless"Judson & Brown Elementary School PTARedlands Council of PTAs
Hadley DyerlyMiddle School: Grades 6-8Everyone is Beautiful on the Inside and OutsideMoore Middle School PTSARedlands Council of PTAs
Nimily JobyPrimary: Preschool-Grade 2I matter because...Judson & Brown Elementary School PTARedlands Council of PTAs

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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. Please click here for more information.

  • Wednesday, January 6 at 4 pm – School Smarts Distance Session 5: Becoming an Effective Communicator
  • Wednesday, January 6 at 7 pm – Advocacy Webinar
  • Thursday, January 7 at 7 pm – Social Media Kit Reveal
  • Wednesday, January 13 at 4 pm – School Smarts Distance Session #6: “Standing Up for a Quality Education” 
  • Wednesday, January 13 at 7 pm – Legislation Conference Facebook Live event
  • Tuesday, January 19 at 6 pm – Electronic Membership Webinar
  • Wednesday, January 20 at 4 pm – School Smarts Distance Session 7: “Take Action & Celebrate”
  • Tuesday, January 26 at 7 pm – Leadership Monthly Meeting

Mid-Year Audit Reminder

Don’t forget that all units, councils and districts are required to perform a mid-year audit. For the majority of PTA entities the audit period is July 1-December 31, 2020.

Please review the processes and procedures for completing this audit, which can be found in the Toolkit. When you’re done, don’t forget to upload your completed audits to MyPTEZ.

We’ve also got detailed audit instructions on the California State PTA blog, in a five-part series called “Your Mid-Year Audit in 5 Easy Steps.”

Legislation Conference Registration is Open

California State PTA is excited to announce that we will be holding an all-virtual Legislation Conference on February 8-9, 2021. All PTA members are welcome – it is open to anyone interested in improving the lives of children and families in their communities, and across the state. We hope you will join us for this new and exciting format!

During the conference, whose theme is “A Path to Equity,” you’ll hear from legislators and other leaders from around the state on matters that are important to the children and families of California. You can meet and network with other advocates from across the state and participate in learning activities. There will also be a strong focus on how to schedule, plan and execute a meeting with your legislator (or person with decision-making power over your issue).

The cost is $50 per person. For the registration link and further information, visit the Leg Con page on the California State PTA website.

New Workers’ Compensation Annual Payroll Report Process

California State PTA, in conjunction with our insurance broker Association Insurance Management (AIM), recently launched a new Workers’ Compensation Annual Payroll Report Form and submission process.

This year there is an updated report form that is simpler and easier to complete, a new, completely online submission process, and you must now send reports directly to AIM, not your council or district PTA.

On the insurance page of the California State PTA website (under the heading “New Workers’ Comp Annual Payroll Report Process”) you’ll find full details of the new process, including links to the online report form, links to paper forms (in English and Spanish), and documents which provide step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the forms.

We also went over the new process during our recent Insurance webinar. To watch a recording of it, click here.

California State PTA Leadership Monthly

The next Leadership Monthly will take place on Tuesday, January 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Topics we will discuss in January include how to hold a virtual election, ways to honor our volunteers, and other topics which will be added later.

Please click here to register.

Once you register, you will get an email with a link for the Zoom meeting. We hope to see you there!