March In Focus


It's Almost Spring! Happy March!

Happy Monday, Riverside County PTA and PTSA Leaders!

I hope that you are all doing well! It's officially Spring on March 20th, and with that comes longer days and the promise of summer! It also means that our time together is coming to a close. That's right! PTA and PTSA terms for all units, councils, and even 23rd District, end on June 30, and we will welcome in our brand-new board-elect!

Speaking of boards-elect, congratulations to the 2021-2023 23rd District PTA board-elect!

At the February 25, 2021 General Association meeting, the following individuals were elected for the coming term:

  • President: Laura Lucas
  • First Vice President of Leadership Services: Becca Marks-Anderson
  • Second Vice President of Membership: Christen Vargo
  • Secretary: Heather Shirk
  • Treasurer: Rhonda James
  • Auditor: Kaylene Dalke
  • Historian: Mary Beth Loyal

As we head toward June, it's time to start looking forward and ensure that when our last quarter closes, we are able to hand over the business to our counterparts smoothly and transparently!

Information on events to help you prepare for next term will be coming out soon, and I think we are all hoping that next year will be different than this year. Hope is a wonderful thing in that way, it guides us to always look for the possibilities in the world around us. It's hope that drives what we do - hope and a lot of love.

PTA is about making it better - someone's life is better because you're in it.

You matter.

No matter what this next month brings, the work you do matters - and so do you.

- Becca
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You are receiving this newsletter because as a PTA leader in Riverside County (Council or Unit), you are a part of the 23rd District PTA family. Each month, we'll be sending this newsletter to help support you! There is a whole chain of PTA support to help you - unit to council to district. Families support each other - and we are here to support you. You matter, and we are very glad that you are here.

Reach out to us for help:
Find support on our website:
Join us on Facebook: 23rd District PTA

Access the California State PTA 2020-2021 Social Media Kits Here.

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Reflections 2020-2021 - "I Matter Because..." 23rd District Reflections Showcase

This year has been a year unlike any other, and so it is only appropriate that our Reflections recognition will be unlike any other! This year's Reflections recognition event will be virtual, allowing us to recognize and share the work of our incredibly talented student artists county-wide, and our viewers get to enjoy from the comfort of their very own homes!

We cordially invite you to join us on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 P.M., for the launch of the 23rd District PTA virtual Reflections gallery!

Joining us is simple! Just navigate to at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, where our Reflections gallery link will go live on our main webpage and social media. Navigate the gallery and enjoy the work of our incredibly talented student artists, and then celebrate our Award of Merit recipients as well as our Award of Excellence advancing artists!
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Council and Unit Annual Historian Reports are DUE MAY 1!

It's that time again! Time to submit the Annual Historian Report.

We do what we do out of sheer love, but it's always important to illustrate the extraordinary value our work holds - and the Annual Historian Report is one of the ways we make that happen!

Just because we haven't been on campus, doesn't mean that we aren't working - every hour counts! In fact, you'll even estimate the hours you'll spend working through the end of the year! Calculate all of those hours, including your estimated hours, and include them in your report. A great way to illustrate the investment of PTA in student success is to calculate the value of those estimated hours and share both hours and dollar value with your principals and school boards!

Make sure you send those reports through channels - to your Council if in-Council, or right to us if Out-of-Council.

Reports are attached!

Send Council and OOC Unit Reports to

View the Independent Sector Data for California Here

Mid-Year Audits are Due!

Don't Forget!

The first audit period for the year (July 1 - December 31) has ended, and that means it is time for the Mid-Year Audit!

Don't forget to have bank statements and bank reconciliations reviewed, signed, and dated by a non-checksigner, and don't forget that the audit must be completed by a qualified auditor, or by an audit committee.

Don't forget to review the attached Audit Q&A to help ensure your audits are *chef's kiss* perfect, and you can also click the link to view the CAPTA blog audit steps:

Have questions? Reach out to your Council, or if needed, reach out to us!
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Focus on Equity

At our February 25th General Association meeting, our Vice President of Advocacy shared this powerful statement on the importance of equity for our children. A huge part of the work that we do is working to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be successful - and a vital piece of that is recognizing that we have to start where they are to level the playing field. That means recognizing the inequities impacting the education and experience of children, and working to change it for the better!

If You've Never Heard of the 'Homework Gap' This Video Will Shock You
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  • 5 - Home Gardens Academy PTSA
  • 6 - Box Springs Bruins Elementary PTA
  • 9 - Auburndale Intermediate PTA
  • 12 - Lake Mathews Elementary PTA
  • 12 - Madison Elementary PTA
  • 15 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTA
  • 22 - Arlington High School PTSA
  • 28 - Woodcrest Elementary PTA

23rd District PTA - Contact Us Any Time!

Mailing Address


PO Box 891116
Temecula, CA 92589

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