WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PTA? MARCH 2021 EDITION

Please find below a listing of California State PTA’s March training and advocacy opportunities for our leaders and members. We hope you will join us for some of these offerings:

Tuesday, March 2: How to Hold a Virtual Election

Are you wondering how to hold your election meeting via Zoom? Our California State PTA Leadership Team is going to have a mock election meeting on March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. to help our units navigate their upcoming elections.  You must register for this event by clicking on the link. You won’t want to miss it!

Watch the recording of last month’s webinar “How to hold a Virtual Election.”

Thursday, March 4: Social Media Kit Reveal 

Join our Communications Team at 7:00 p.m. as we reveal the March kit themed “Recruitment.” We know you are always looking for great volunteers – whether it’s to serve on the executive board, to chair an event, or simply to help out for an hour.  Attendees will not only hear about the kit and hear some exciting information about the Create CA Public Will campaign’s new social media resources, but they will also get access to our Canva templates to customize our images.

Visit the California State PTA’s Social Media Kit page to view the posts and images for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter..

March 9-11: National PTA Legislation Conference

While our Leg Conference was last month, National’s is this month. There is still time to register if you click here: https://www.pta.org/home/events/National-PTA-Legislative-Conference

Tuesday, March 23: Leadership Monthly Meeting

Join Vice President of Leadership Maria Steck and the Leadership Commission from 7-8:30 p.m. for another amazing night of training for you and your officers.

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/NeKhXu6EsWB2gMW48

Wednesday, March 24: School Smarts Informational Webinar

Learn more about bringing the new virtual School Smarts program to your school by attending this informational webinar at 10:00 a.m.

Click here to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ud–vrzooG9xFT1InbU49qv3xlEbI93Ct

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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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.