Welcome to 2021-2022 in PTA!
23rd District PTA Newsletter - July 2021
Happy New Year (Well, a New PTA Year!)
We would like to introduce the brand-new 23rd District PTA Executive Officers:
- President: Laura Lucas (President@23rdDistrict.org)
- Vice President of Leadership Services: Becca Marks-Anderson (Leadership@23rdDistrict.org)
- Vice President of Advocacy: Christen Vargo (Advocacy@23rdDistrict.org)
- Secretary: Heather Shirk (Secretary@23rdDistrict.org)
- Treasurer: Rhonda James (Treasurer@23rdDistrict.org
- Auditor: Kaylene Dalke (Auditor@23rdDistrict.org)
- Historian: Mary Beth Loyal (Historian@23rdDistrict.org)
- Reflections Chairman: Raena Ramos (Reflections@23rdDistrict.org)
Every officer at 23rd District is here to help support our incredible parent leaders, but if you aren't sure where to go - just ask for Help! Help@23rdDistrict.org, and the right officer will make sure you get the help you need!
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: Help@23rdDistrict.org
Find support on our website: www.23rdDistrict.org
Join us on Facebook: 23rd District PTA
Access the California State PTA 2020-2021 Leadership Made Easy Here
You're Invited! LIVE TRAINING!
Join us for a day of training, meeting 23rd District leaders, a special keynote speaker, and more! Breakfast and lunch will be served for all attendees - and this event is FREE!
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time: 8:45 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Check-in begins at 8:00 A.M.
- Focus on Finance (General Finance)
- Advocacy and PTA: How to be a Rockstar Advocate For Kids!
- Programs and Ways & Means
- Presidential Practices
- Treasurer Training
- Secretary Success (and Historians, too!)
- Amazing Audits
- Making Membership Magic
- Parliamentary Procedure/Bylaws
Click on the form below to register today! Registration closes on July 29, 2021.
*Masking is encouraged, but not required at this time (subject to change)
Membership Matters - Let's Get Started!
Need Membership Envelopes or Membership Cards?
Membership cards are free, but resources are limited! Please place orders in multiples of 8
Membership envelopes are 500/box at $15/box. Units will be invoiced, and this is an acceptable unit expense.
Cards and envelopes are available from 23rd District PTA for Councils and Out-of-Council units only. In-Council units will go through their respective Council to request cards or envelopes.
Unsure? Need Help? Reach out and contact us at Membership@23rdDistrict.org.
Membership Challenge: AUGUST
23rd District PTA has brand-new, attainable membership challenges, and units can win prizes for sharing their successes!
Have your principal and at least four teachers or staff members join your PTA for a
chance to win!
Prize: A Red Ribbon Week prize pack from 23rd District PTA!
Meet the challenge? Contact Membership@23rdDistrict.org and let us know!
Eyes on Compliance!
Make Sure This Year Starts Off Right!
Check out the attached checklist (and 23rd District calendar!) to help make sure that your unit is doing everything it should to be on the right track for compliance (and complete all the checklists throughout the year to be a Compliance Magic Maker and earn recognition from 23rd District PTA!
Don't Forget: Year-End Audits are Happening NOW!
The year-end audits should completed for the unit, and once adopted by the General Association, should be forwarded to your council or district no later than August or September. The audit should consist of 3 things: Audit Report, Recommendations Page and Audit Checklist. All three of these must be included for the audit to be considered complete. Please remember to include the 'dates of approval' from your executive board and your association.
Audits should be completed by your auditor (who must be a qualified auditor [CPA/accountant]) or by an Audit Committee (which consists of two or more people with the auditor as chairperson). Anyone involved in the audit should be positionally trained and financially trained and must be a PTA member. Anyone involved in the audit can not be a check signer or involved in handling funds or making any financial transactions within your PTA.
If units choose to pay a professional auditor, please make sure that they are familiar with non-profit organizations and preferably with PTAs specifically. Please make sure that your meeting minutes reflect who will be doing the audit.
Once the audit is complete it must be presented to and approved by your executive board and your association. Once approved and dates recorded the audit documents should be uploaded to myPTEZ or forwarded to your council (district if not in council).
Audits are required twice a year so it is very important to get them done in a timely manner. Any recommendations should be reviewed and discussed at your executive board meeting and action taken if necessary.
If you have any questions or need help with your audit in any way please contact your council or 23rd District. We are all here to support you.
Kaylene Dalke, 23rd District Auditor
Advocacy Starts with YOU!
We have a lot of great ideas in the works to help ensure that every PTA leader can be an amazing advocate no matter where you are! Keep your eyes peeled for great new ways you can ensure your PTA is an amazing advocate for kids!
Have questions about advocacy? Reach out to Vice President of Advocacy Christen Vargo at Advocacy@23rdDistrict.org
Opportunities for Success
Champions from the Start! (RCOE)
July 28, 2021; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
This virtual summit is specially designed for families of incoming and current transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students to learn how to be engaged in
their child’s education from TK - graduation!
This opportunity is FREE, but space is limited!
Spanish translation will be available!
Family Time: Kids Bowl Free
Are you looking for an inexpensive way to spend some time together as a family? Did you know that kids can bowl up to two games for FREE every day for the rest of the summer, thanks to "Kids Bowl Free?" All you have to do is sign them up, and you have a great way to get out, get some activity, and spend some time together as a family - that time matters!
Click the link to access "Kids Bowl Free": https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/
Literacy By 5th Grade: Kids Can Earn a Free Book!
Have you heard about RCOE's new initiatives to help our students succeed? One of the one's we're excited about is Literacy by 5th Grade - let's make sure all our students are successful readers!
There are several resources in the link above to help parents develop strong, successful readers, and just in case you needed more motivation, how about a free book for our readers? Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program where kids in grades TK - 6 can earn a free book - for reading!
Click the link to access the reading journal and program: https://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our-stores-communities/summer-reading-program/
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PTA AND PTSA UNITS CHARTERED IN
- 2 - Cottonwood Canyon Elementary PTA
- 8 - Frank Augustus Miller PTSA
- 9 - Pauba Valley Elementary PTA
- 11 - Luiseno PTSA
- 11 - Tovashal Elementary PTA
- 12 - Megan Cope Elementary PTA
- 15 - Southshore Elementary PTA
- 16 - Bell Mountain Middle School PTSA
- 19 - Thompson Middle PTSA
- 21 - Corona Fundamental Intermediate PTSA
- 23 - University Heights PTSA
- 26 - Murrieta Valley High School PTSA
- 27 - William Howard Taft Elementary PTA
23rd District PTA - Contact Us Any Time!
23rd District PTA
c/o Riverside County Office of Education
38670 Sky Canyon Dr. #200, Office 202
Murrieta, CA 92563