The Newsletter for PTA leaders in San Diego and Imperial Counties

June 2023

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PTA News

Over 300 PTA leaders attend Summer Leadership Conference


Over 300 unit and council PTA leaders gathered on the campus of University of San Diego on June 3 for a day of learning. "It was great to be back in person", said Derick Boerner, Ninth District PTA President. "We were amazed to learn that 80 per cent of the attendees were first-timers!"

The day started with a general meeting to install the new Ninth District PTA officers and hear Carol Green, California State PTA president, give an inspiring keynote address on leading a volunteer organization with heart. Then attendees split up to attend the workshops of their choice, chatting with other PTA leaders and visiting the exhibitors.

"We were excited to meet some of our newest PTA leaders and can't wait to see how they will bring the PTA mission to their school communities," said Helen Crenshaw, Summer Leadership Conference chairperson.

National PTA Dues Increase

Results to be announced June 24


National PTA has proposed a $1.75 dues increase to go into effect on October 1, 2023. This would increase the portion of the dues going to National PTA from $2.25 to $4.00 per member. The dues increase must be approved by 2/3rds of the voting delegates during the National PTA virtual convention. Delegates voted on June 15. Results will be announced on June 24, 2023.

Welcome to our newest PTAs!

Bella Mente Leopards PTA

Vista, California

Out of Council

Chavez Middle School PTA

Oceanside, California

Out of Council

Hilltop Elementary PTA

Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista Elementary Council

Running Your PTA


How to End your Term with Style!

Here's a list of important last duties for 2022-23 PTA officers:

  • PTA President - Forward next year's officer roster to Ninth District PTA or upload to myPTEZ.
  • PTA Treasurer - Complete Annual Financial Report, file tax returns, and make sure all membership is forwarded through channels.
  • Financial Reviewer (Auditor) - Complete 2022-23 Year-end Audit
  • Historian - Forward your Volunteer Hours through channels
  • Secretary - Make sure all minutes are signed, posted to the Minute Book, and bound for permanent record.
  • All Officers - Meet with your successor and pass on important documents and procedure book or link to Google docs.

Chat GBT? How about Chat PTA?

We may not have the power of artificial intelligence at PTA, but we do have a group of volunteers with years of experience to help with “creative solutions” to your PTA questions. Check out the California State PTA website and enter in some keywords to the search function at the top. If that just creates more questions, then send us a message via the “contact us page on our website.

Financial Review

A Message of Gratitude

This will be my last article, and I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of you who have supported PTA's mission throughout the years. Your dedication to making every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children has been truly inspiring.

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Questions? Michael King, Financial Reviewer


43,691 PTA Members Strong

We now have 43,691 PTA members in San Diego and Imperial Counties! That makes Ninth District PTA the largest volunteer children's advocacy organization in our region! Start planning your membership goal for the fall now and get the whole family involved.

Tips for Making Sure Family Engagement Includes the Whole Family


Help! We have a Vacancy on our Board.

Did you know that vacancies on your PTA executive board do not require another association-wide election? Your board of directors can fill those vacancies. It's in your bylaws.

Learn more.  

Questions? Sue King, Parliamentarian


Middle School PTAs - Learn about Project Alert

Project ALERT is a classroom-based substance mis-use prevention program for 6th and 7th graders that's proven to reduce the experimental and continued use of drugs. The San Diego County Office of Education has funding to assist schools in implementing Project ALERT. PTAs can help by talking to your school administrators about participating in Project ALERT.

If your school is interested in participating, contact Jim Crittenden with the San Diego County Office of Education.


Register for the 2023-2024 Reflections Program

Let National PTA know you are participating in the Reflections program through your PTA! The theme for next year is "I am Hopeful Because ...". Your registration helps National PTA show the reach and impact of the program. 

Enroll your school Here.

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Parent Survey from San Diego County Office of Education

San Diego County Office of Education would like to know what webinars parents are most interested in attending next year and what days and times are best. Please forward this short survey to the parents in your community or share on your social media.

Fill out the Survey Here.

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