November in Focus

Stay up-to-date on PTA in Riverside County!

What Are You Grateful For?

November is about gratitude, and we are grateful for you and the work that you do!

The work you do matters - but so do you. Please take the time to have a cup of tea (or coffee or soda - whatever your drink of choice is!). Take the time to read the book. Take the time to play with your kiddos. Take the time. It's okay - this will still be here when you get back (Trust me, it will.).

We can't do this without you. This time of year can be tough for many. Don't forget to take care of you, too. Engage in self-care if needed, or talk to someone if it gets to be too hard to manage. You aren't alone.

PTA is about making it better - and making it better may only be happening in millimeters right now - but someone's life is better because you're in it, and that's a powerful gift.

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 or our 23rd District PTA Unit and Council Leaders Group

Access the
California State PTA Financial Mailing Here
Access the California State PTA 2020-2021 Leadership Made Easy Here



Join us for the 23rd District PTA November General Association Meeting!

This meeting is virtual - so you can join from the comfort of your own home! We need to make quorum, too, and we want to hear your voices!

We will be ratifying appointments, releasing funds, providing organizational updates and providing valuable information to help our Councils and Units be successful during our closures. Presidents or their delegates, we want to see you!

Topic: 23rd District - General Association Meeting

Time: Nov 12, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 6312 2039

Passcode: 23rd

Don't forget the Focus on Finance [General Finance] Training at 5:00 P.M. on November 12, 2020!

Workshop: General Financial Training [November]

We are offering a virtual Focus on Finance (General Financial Training) opportunity for units in need.

Topic: 23rd District - General Financial Training [November]

Time: Nov 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 9253 5981

Passcode: Finance

After this workshop, our next training opportunity will be the

23rd District Mid-Year Training!

More information coming soon!

23rd District and CAPTA - Tax Filing Support!

California State PTA and 23rd District are partnering once again to provide our units with tax filing support on November 9, 2020. Spots are limited and we want to ensure that our units who need assistance are able to receive it! (We know that some Councils are also offering support, too!)

Units with annual revenue under $50,000 in 2019-2020 can receive tax filing and attorney general report filing support via scheduled conference, where we'll walk you through the process and get those taxes filed!

Please reach out to us if you are interested in registering - just email!



We want all of our units to be in "Good Standing" - Good Standing means you can conduct business and help kids!

Does your unit:

  • Have a minimum of president, treasurer, and secretary, with all officers listed in MyPTEZ (Including contact information)?
  • Have a minimum of 15 members (either by TOTEM or manually remitted membership)?
  • Completed year-end audits (and uploaded them to MyPTEZ)?
  • Remitted the insurance premium (or waiver)?
  • Filed taxes for the year that just ended (2019-2020)?
  • Filed the RRF-1 (and CT-TR-1, if needed)?

Make sure you can check every box so that your unit can continue to do great things for kids!

If you aren't sure - reach out and ask for help! reaches every officer at 23rd District, and we are here to help our units be successful!

Compliance Checkpoint: Tax Filings and the Attorney General

Taxes must be filed for ALL UNITS by November 15, 2020!

  • ALL UNITS: Use the new, updated RRF-1 form. [Need help? There is an annotated form attached!]

    Do not forget to to file the Raffle Report if your unit conducted a raffle in 2019-2020!

  • Units with revenue OVER 50,000 annually:

    Federal/IRS: File Form 990 or 990EZ
    ► CA FTB: File Form 199

    It is strongly recommended that these units seek out professional tax preparation services. Do not wait.

Insurance Premiums (or Waiver Requests) Are Due to 23rd District PTA by DECEMBER 3, 2020!

Insurance Premiums and/or waiver requests MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23rd District PTA by December 3, 2020. Premiums received after December 3, 2020 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

Unit insurance premiums should be forwarded through Council to District; out-of-council units remit directly to 23rd District PTA. Out-of-Council units, please send insurance premiums directly to 23rd District PTA - please see mailing address below.

Unit Premium: $258

Council Premium: $178

If remitting the insurance premium will cause undue hardship to the unit, an Insurance Waiver Request may be submitted (and is attached in two versions - standard and fillable). If your unit is submitting a waiver, DO NOT remit the premium payment to 23rd District PTA - remit the waiver request only, and DO NOT submit the insurance waiver directly to CAPTA. Waivers must be returned through channels. Council Presidents and out-of-council unit presidents can submit waiver requests to 23rd District directly by email to


Advocacy and PTA

Legislation Conference in Sacramento for 2021 is CANCELLED

A virtual conference is currently in the works, and we are excited to see what it will bring!

Advocacy Grant for Units/Councils

Does your unit have an amazing advocacy program? If so, 23rd District would like to help you expand your options! Check out the attached form for our NEW! advocacy grant program! Grant applications are due on November 30, 2020 to - and selected submissions will earn $200 for additional advocacy activities!

CAPTA Monthly Legislative Webinar

Did you know that each month CAPTA hosts a legislative webinar, and you are invited! Check out the attached flyer for upcoming dates and registration information!

Every Member Matters - Including You!

In November we can be thankful for:
  • Over 11,300 members on TOTEM!
  • Chartering 1 brand-new unit (Welcome to our family, Del Sol Academy!)
  • 8 units going LIVE on TOTEM!
  • 7 units joining the 100 Club!
  • 3 councils with all their units live on TOTEM!

Every member matters in PTA - and that includes you! Contact and collaborate with site principals and teachers to remind everyone about the importance of PTA!

Have questions about making PTA membership magic at your site? Need help getting started on TOTEM? Contact 23rd District Vice President of Membership Bea Garcia at

Check out the California State PTA and National PTA resources to help promote your membership - Remember: Every unit has at least 15 members by November 1!


  • 3 - Valle Vista Elementary PTA
  • 4 - Mesa View PTA
  • 4 - Monroe Elementary PTA
  • 7 - John Adams Elementary PTA
  • 9 - Brookside Elementary PTA
  • 10 - FremontElementary PTA
  • 13 - Sunnymeadows Elementary PTA
  • 13 - Wilson Elementary PTA
  • 13 - Park Hill Elementary PTA
  • 14 - Elsinore High School PTSA
  • 14 - Murrieta Summit PTA
  • 15 - Terra Cotta Middle School PTSA
  • 16 - Valley View Eagles PTA
  • 17 - Margarita Middle PTSA
  • 17 - Temecula Middle PTSA
  • 20 - Mountain View Elementary PTA
  • 21 - Parkridge Elementary PTA
  • 29 - Harvest Hill PTA
  • 30 - Lake Elsinore Council of PTSAs

23rd District PTA - Contact Us Anytime!

Mailing Address


PO Box 891116
Temecula, CA 92589