This week in
The Second District Scoop
September 3, 2014
- PTA Officer Training THIS SATURDAY
- Annual Superintendent Reception and General Meeting 9/15
- How-to for parking lot fundraisers
- New Membership Remittance Form
- Are you increasing your PTA membership?
- SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference 9/27
And for the information:
1. PTA Officer Training THIS SATURDAY
Don't miss our PTA Officer Training (PTA U) THIS SATURDAY, September 6 from 8:30am-1pm. Please register here . There will be workshops for PTA finance, Presidents, Treasurers, Parliamentarians, Membership Chairs, Reflections, and Secretaries.
The Prop C (ballot measure for Children's Fund and PEEF renewals) Campaign Kickoff happens the same morning so PTA members are welcome to join the rally before coming to the training. Because the PTA has not yet taken a position, the rally will not be an official part of the day's activities.
We are fortunate to have CA PTA representatives presenting at our training. CAPTA Treasurer Time Davidson will present on PTA Finance and teach the Treasurer's class. A member of the state Reflections committee will be here to answer all your questions about participating in this fantastic program in time for you to organize and have students submit artwork. The Theme this year is "The world would be a better place if...."
2. Annual Superintendent Reception and General Meeting 9/15
Please join us for our Annual Superintendent Reception on Monday, September 15 at 6:30! Because we know you are all busy, we decided to consolidate this reception with our general meeting to leave you more nights free amidst all the Back to School Nights and homework help. The general meeting will begin at 6:30 with a bit of business (our 14-15 budget for approval is attached to this email) and then Superintendent Carranza will join us at 7pm, after which we will have an advocacy discussion with a vote on Prop C and an update of how to be involved with the Soda Tax (Prop E) this fall. Please RSVP here. Bring a friend and bring your kids! We look forward to seeing you.
3. How-to for parking lot fundraisers
With lots of street and music festivals upon us this fall, we want to remind you how to go about holding a parking lot fundraiser to benefit your PTA. Through work with the City of SF, PTAs do not have to collect taxes from people who pay to park in our school lots, but there is a protocol to follow, which includes getting a permit through the Second District PTA, working with the SFUSD real estate office, and getting an insurance rider through your PTA insurance. Guidelines can be found on our website and for other questions please contact Michelle at email@example.com.
4. New Membership Remittance Form
Here is the form that you will complete when submitting all membership dues, insurance fees, and workers' comp fees. It includes information on where to send the form and payment. Please mark your calendars to remit whatever dues you have on the 1st of every month so that nothing sits on your desk waiting to get lost!
5. Are you increasing your PTA membership?
It's time to build your membership for the year! Do you know how many members you had last year? Have you set a goal to have even more this year? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't know, but want to. The more members you have, the stronger your collective voice is in advocating for your children, and the stronger our voice is as a district PTA when working on behalf of children and families. Here are some great tips for organizing your membership campaign. Perks for your members! And incentives and awards for reaching membership goals.
6. SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference
SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference
Saturday, September 27th From 9:00am to 3:00pm
James Denman Middle School
241 Oneida Avenue, across the street from the Balboa MUNI/BART Station.
READY to make a difference? SET to learn, share and build together? Then GO to the Family Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27!
9:00am: Community Resource Fair
10:00am: Exciting Speakers and Interactive Workshops Start
We’ll provide free breakfast and lunch, child care and interpretation while you check out the resource fair and interactive workshops.
Look for more information and an agenda in your Wednesday envelope in the next couple of weeks.
Register for childcare or interpretation by calling the Office of Family & Community Engagement at 415-241-6185 for Spanish or English or 415-749-3410 for Cantonese or Mandarin, or by filling out the online form at this link http://www.sfusd.edu/en/family-and-community-support/family-empowerment-conference.html or printing out the form and faxing it to 415-522-6724.
SPREAD THE WORD!
Put the date in your school calendar
Put a blurb in your school newsletter and on SchoolLoop
Put this on the agenda and encourage your SSC, ELAC, and other leaders to attend
Hang flyers on your school bulletin boards
Announce this at Back to School Night!
Personally invite families and staff to participate – More Details Coming Soon!
Have a great week!
-Second District PTA Executive Board