Service to Unit, Council, and District PTAs

California State PTA provides mailings, subscriptions, publications, and supplies to unit, council, and district PTAs.

Service Mailings

Current California State PTA and National PTA materials are compiled and distributed to unit, council, and district PTAs to support planning and implementing programs and projects. Presidents should become familiar with all materials received and share the contents with the executive board, giving specific items to officers and chairmen for their use.

Service mailings are distributed free to the following: unit, council, and district PTA presidents; council and district PTA counselors; district PTA officers and committee chairmen; district PTA offices; California State PTA Board of Managers and Advisory Board members.

California State PTA Newsletter

As a service of California State PTA, PTA in California, the official newsletter of California State PTA, issued four times per year, is sent without charge to: unit and council presidents; council and district PTA counselors who hold no other board position; district PTA board members; California State PTA Board of Managers and Advisory Board members; district PTA offices; California State PTA past presidents; county and district superintendents of schools in California; members of the State Board of Education; National PTA Board members; state PTA newsletter editors; allied agencies; members of the state legislature; and others at the discretion of the California State PTA president. Others may subscribe annually or view the newsletter online at capta.org. All subscriptions begin when payment is received and end with the final issue of the year.

Legislation Newsletters and Reports

Sacramento Update, a newsletter prepared and distributed by California State PTA, reports on current state legislation that affects the education, health, safety and protection of children and youth and includes a brief summary of federal legislation. It is published five times annually in July, October, January, February/March, and April/May and is distributed free to the California State PTA Board of Managers. It is also posted on the California State PTA website, capta.org.

The California State PTA Legislative Action Report is prepared following meetings of the Legislation Action Committee, scheduled January through July, as appropriate. It is distributed through the California State PTA Legislation Alert email listserv and posted electronically on the California State PTA website. Updated information on PTA’s positions on proposed legislation can be accessed on the California State PTA website, capta.org, Advocacy, Current Legislation Tabs.

To subscribe to the California State PTA Legislation Alert listserv, email Advocacy@capta.org or call 916.440.1985. The listserv includes members of the California State Board of Managers, district PTA offices and legislation chairmen, council presidents and legislation chairmen, and subscribers.

Each week while Congress is in session, National PTA publishes This Week in Washington, a free electronic newsletter, so that members and non-members can learn about what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and about federal legislative issues of interest to child advocates. To subscribe, visit the National PTA website, www.pta.org/ia_newsletters.html.

Publications and Supplies

Both California State PTA and National PTA prepare a great variety of published material for the benefit of PTA leaders and members. Publications are listed by subject area, with a brief description of how they may be helpful in PTA work, in the List of PTA Materials, available online at capta.org and in the Toolkit Introduction section. Costs of PTA publications for use of officers and chairmen should be included in the annual budget.

Order forms with current prices are included in the List of PTA Materials in the Toolkit Introduction section. All orders are subject to shipping and handling charges. For information on how to order materials or subscribe to PTA publications, refer to the Resources and Subscription page in the Introduction of the California State PTA Toolkit.

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