Sep 202017

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PTA units that remitted per capita dues through channels for 30 or more members by October 31 will receive a certificate from California State PTA. No application required. Each unit PTA must remit the 30 or more members to their council by October 1, or the Tenth District PTSA by October 15 (for out of council units).

When sending in your remittance to your council and/or the Tenth District PTSA, please allow additional time for them to process and mail checks to the state PTA office. Remittances of “per capita” should be forwarded by every PTA at least monthly, and sent to your council and/or the Tenth District PTSA. “Per capita” means per person dues, and is the portion of membership dues not belonging to your PTA. The unit (school) PTA remits to the council PTA (or if out of council, to the Tenth District PTSA). The council PTA remits to the Tenth District PTSA. The Tenth District PTSA remits to California State PTA, who remits to National PTA.

Aug 252015

What PTA wants for YOU!

PTA wants what is best for ALL children!

What’s in it for schools?

PTAs promote the building of a large and diverse group of parent and community involvement. When parents and community members work as equal partners to improve schools, it is shown that positive results include:

  • Upgraded school facilities;
  • Improved school leadership and staffing;
  • Resource’s to improve teaching and the curriculum;
  • Funding for after-school programs and family supports; and Higher-quality learning programs.

What’s in it for students?

Thirty year of research prove that students do better when parents are involved. No matter what their income or background, students are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores;
  • Enroll in higher-level programs;
  • Be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits;
  • Attend school regularly;
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and
  • Graduate and go on to post-education.

How is this accomplished?

PTA benefits include:

  • Organized and passionate volunteers advocating for children:
  • Improved communication within the school community;
  • Access to ready-made and easy-to-use programs;
  • Involved and informed parents who understand the challenges; that schools
  • face and become part of the solution; and
  • A voice to ensure that issues important to the school community are addressed.

PTA wants what is best for ALL children!

Mar 042015


When 16 new male members join your PTA between March 1-31, your PTA can qualify to win $500 to support the programs and services your students and school community values most.

Here’s the deal:

  • Sixteen new male members must have joined your PTA between March 1-31
  • A completed application, with signatures from your PTA president and school principal, must be received in the California State PTA office by midnight, April 10
  • Per capita dues must be received through channels by midnight, April 29

Each qualifying PTA unit that meets all criteria will be entered into a drawing for $500. The winning PTA will be drawn on stage at the 2015 California State PTA Annual Convention held from April 30-May 3 in Sacramento.

There are three ways to send in your application:

  1. Mail applications to 2327 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816-5014
  2. Scan application and email to
  3. Fax applications to (916) 440-1986



Jul 162014
Are you ready to watch your PTA membership GROW?

California State PTA is gearing up for a new Back-to-School/Value of PTA Campaign with resources and tools to help you build PTA membership.

Watch for these membership marketing resources:

  • Membership Monday Emails – A weekly email with ideas, best practice sharing, tips and resources to help GROW your PTA membership. These emails will go to presidents as well as  membership and communications leaders beginning in August.
  • Online Training Videos – Learn how to run a membership campaign through our online webinar training for membership chairmen.
  • Videos and PSAs – Check out our short promotional videos for membership leaders.
  • Membership Marketing Kit – An online resource with flier templates, membership card information including e-cards, website banners, social media graphics and videos.
  • Incentives and Awards – Building your PTA membership can have a big payoff for your PTA with our incentives and awards.
  • Member Perks – Take a look at the benefits of belonging to PTA and share these with your parents, teachers and school community. Plus, for the back-to-school season, Baskin-Robbins is generously providing all new PTA members a free scoop of ice cream. Coupons for your members are available through your PTA district.

California State PTA is dedicated to helping you run a successful membership campaign! For more information, contact us at

Oct 222013

As a PTA member, you are a part of one of the oldest and largest associations dedicated to the EDUCATION and WELL-BEING of all children and youth. For over 100 years, PTA members at the local level have provided volunteer, advocacy and financial support to enhance the academic, social and physical environments of our schools.  In partnership with over 7 million other volunteers across America, PTA members represent a strong and respected voice in promoting programs that enrich the quality of life for our children, our families and our community.

#1 reason to join Parent Teacher Association is to benefit  your child. You are also helping your school.

Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school, or to develop a relationship with your child’s teacher and principal.

Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools and communities.

Speak Up. PTA gives you a “seat at the table” when important decisions are made about your child’s school.

Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Enjoy Substantial Benefits. PTA members enjoy exclusive member perks including discounts on school supplies, rental cars, wireless services and more.

Make a Difference! By working together, PTA members have helped advance local, state and national laws and policies to improve the education, health and safety of all children.

© California

Sep 012013
Hope you are gearing up for a fantastic school year – ARE YOU READY?  This year, the District has a challenge for you…14 more in 2014!  That simple…grow your membership to at least 14 more by 2014.  We are counting on you!

California State PTA has “Membership Perk Partners”.  It consists of  8 companies that offer discounts to our PTA members: California Academy of Sciences, Enterprise, Hertz, Jamba Juice, JourneyEd, Legoland, Metlife, T-Mobile, and the Via Foundation. For more details, go to, or click the Membership Perks.  A printable Membership Perks flyer is also available in English and Spanish.
The Tenth District has been in contact with the T-Mobile National Representative who is also going to be at the kickoff.  Flyers will be available for units that are interested in including the  T-Mobile information in their Back To School packets, pass out at their meetings, etc…  Use it as a tool to create excitement and to increase your membership.
If you are interested please respond to to the T-Mobile Representative directly.



For more great offers from National PTA, click here.

Apr 112013

California State PTA has challenged PTA units across the state to grow membership by meeting the Lucky 13 in 2013 membership challenge. For every 13 members you sign up over last year’s total, your PTA will be entered to win the ultimate Lucky 13 in 2013 gift basket, filled to the brim with gifts and donations from sponsors, vendors and PTA-partner businesses.

Two lucky PTAs will also receive a cash prize of $1,313 each to help support PTA programs and services at their schools. The more your PTA increases its membership, the more chances you have to win!

The winning units will be announced and celebrated at the 2013 state PTA convention, May 2-5 in San Jose.

Six out of 7 councils from the Tenth District  have qualified for the
Lucky 13 in 2013 membership challenge and awards.

The number of drawings totals 1001, with some of our units qualifying
for up to three drawings each.   WOW!


Don’t forget:  prizes will be a PTA survival basket for one Southern California unit!  Plus, two drawings for the amount of $1,313 will be awarded to the winning units!
The drawing will be held at the last general meeting of convention, on Sunday, May 5th.  If a unit delegate is not there to accept the prize, the district president will come to the stage to receive on behalf of the unit.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for Turning up the volume-Pumping it up for membership! 
Remember:  We still have April, May and June left in this membership year, keep recruiting members. 
What will you  do to pump membership in this last quarter?
Thank you,
Rose Quintana
Tenth District Membership Chairman
Mar 082013


Turn up the Volume-Pump it up for Membership!

Units that go beyond 50 more membership from last year (from July 2011-July 30, 2012) will have a chance to be entered into a drawing for one free ticket for the incoming or outgoing President (your choice) to attend the Tenth District PTSA Annual award luncheon (worth up to $35.00) on May 16, 2013.

The campaign began on August 1, 2012 and ended on February 28, 2013. The drawing will take place at the District Association Meeting: March 13, 2013. Unit representative need not be present.

The following units have qualified to have their unit name entered in the drawing, at least one time.

Gateway Council:

  1. Bonita Bears Elementary
  2. Denker Avenue Elementary
  3. Harbor Teacher Academy

Highlands Council

  1. Arroyo Seco Alt. Magnet
  2. Delevan Drive Elementary,
  3. Mt. Washington Elementary

Lomita/San Pedro Council

  1. Lomita Math & Science Magnet

Westside Council

  1. Brockton Avenue Elementary
  2. Marquez Charter





Feb 282013

 How Lucky is Your PTA in 2013?

 Feeling Lucky? Make the Magic of Membership work for you with our  membership challenge-Lucky 13 in 2013.  This challenges runs from July 1 to March 31, 2013.  (All dues must be remitted throught PTA channels and arrive in the state PTA office by March 31, 2013 in order to qualify for the Lucky 13 in 2013 challenge.)

Each time you increase your membership by 13 over last year’s membership total. (the June 30, 2012 total), your PTA’s name will be entered into our drawing.  For example: if last year’s membership total was 200 members, and this year, your PTA has remitted per capita for 226 members by March 31, 2013, your PTA units name will be entered into our drawing twice–one time for each 13 members over last year’s membership total.                   

 Are you lucky enough to win the GRAND PRIZE?  No application required! The winning PTA’s name will be drawn at the 2013 California State PTA Convention In San Jose! 

Jan 282013

Now is the time to re-energize your membership efforts. Reaching out and recruiting new members at the start of the calendar year is an excellent way to continue to strengthen your PTA – plus, your PTA can qualify for great awards by meeting our membership challenges…


There’s still time for your PTA to meet the Teachers Matter…Members Matter challenge, too!

With two weeks remaining to qualify, all you have to do is have 100 percent of your full-time, home-based credentialed teachers join your PTA and have total membership numbers (as of January 31, 2013) that exceed your June 30, 2012 total. ALL qualifying units will receive ONE FREE REGISTRATION to the 2013 California State PTA Annual Convention!  Don’t wait! Jump-start your mid-year membership recruitment efforts and meet the challenge today!   Applications must be received in the California State PTA office by January 31.   If you are not sure what your unit membership total was last year, please contact the Tenth District.

Lucky 13 in 2013!

Feeling lucky?   For PTA leaders, the number 13 can be the winning number in 2013!   Every time your PTA increases your membership total by 13 members over last year’s total, your PTA will be entered to win awesome prizes!  The more your PTA increases membership, the more chances you have to win the ultimate Lucky 13 in 2013 gift basket!  Deadline to qualify is March 31, 2013. No application is required. The winning units will be announced at the 2013 California State PTA Annual Convention.  Meet the Lucky 13 in 2013 membership challenge today!