FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014

Dear PTA Presidents and Communications Officers:

Click here to review a copy of the media advisory that was sent statewide with information on the five key elements of student health.

The information is also available as a PDF handout in English and Spanish. Please feel free to download, print and share with your members, parents and school communities.

Plus, don’t forget to download and share these great back-to-school tips and member resources:

  • What parents need to know this back-to-school season (Available in English and Spanish)
  • How to calm the start-of-school jitters (Available in English and Spanish)
  • Guidance on how to ease transition for students with special needs (Available in English andSpanish)
  • Getting the most out of homework (Available in English and Spanish)
  • Six ways for parents to get involved this school year (Available in English and Spanish)
  • Head back to class with great member perks (Available in English and Spanish)

Thank you!

Pleasant Valley Lions Club 5K Run‏

The Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club in partnership with the Pleasant Valley School District is proud to present our 15th Annual 5K & a free 1-mile run on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Register by the 7th to guarantee your t-shirt. This year, we are thrilled to announce the run has been renamed the 5K Peel Out featuring the 1-mile Bananarama Run.  The event will be held at the beautiful Camarillo Ranch House. All PVSD students who pay to run in the quarter mile Cub Run will receive a medal when they cross the finish line.  Click here to register now!

Tips For the First Day of School

The American Academy of Pediatrics shares some suggestions on making the first day of school easier.

  • Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
  • Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun! Your child will see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh their positive memories about previous years.
  • Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.
  • If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk) to school and pick her up on the first day.

Be sure to also take a look at tips for easing transition for students with disabilities.

CYBA Girls Basketball Registration

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Online Registration →

Contest: Win $15K for You, $30K for Your School

UNCLE BEN’S® is excited to work with PTAs across the country for this year’s Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest. This important program helps families eat better by cooking together.

This year, five Grand Prize-winning families will each be awarded $15,000—and their kids’ schools will receive $30,000 cafeteria makeovers!

It’s easy and fun to enter the contest: Families simply create a short video that shows parents and kids preparing a rice dish.

The contest begins on August 13, so encourage PTA leaders to create buzz in their communities by using the flyers and materials we’ve created. They can download them at BensBeginners.com.

Legislative Action Alert

Please call Governor Brown and your legislators asking them to support AB 2235.

AB 2235 places a school facilities bond on the November statewide ballot and allows voters to decide.

UPDATE:
AB 2235 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 14. The bill now moves to the full Senate.  Then, if approved, back to the Assembly for concurrence and finally to Governor Brown’s desk for his consideration.  We want to make sure the Governor and all legislators hear from PTA members in support of the bill.

Safe and healthy schools make a difference in the learning environments and academic achievement of our children. Up-to-date schools and 21st century technology are critical to help prepare students for college and careers.

AB 2235 would enact the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2014, and specify that it would become operative only if approved by the voters at the November 4, 2014 statewide general election.

Urge the Governor to sign AB 2235 and allow the voters to decide.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Director of Legislation Kathy Moffat at legislation@capta.org.

Click here to contact Governor Brown →

For Immediate Release

Dear PTA Presidents and Communications Officers:

Please click here to view a copy of the media advisory that was sent statewide with information to help parents support learning at home and help their children get the most out of homework.

The information is also available as a PDF handout in English and Spanish. Please feel free to download, print and share with your members, parents and school communities.

Plus, don’t forget to download and share the following back-to-school tips:

What parents need to know this back-to-school season (Available in English and Spanish)
How to calm the start-of-school jitters (Available in English and Spanish)
Guidance on how to ease transition for students with special needs (Available in English and Spanish) California State PTA will be distributing weekly tips and resources for parents this back-to-school season. For more tips and resources, visit http://www.capta.org.

Thank you!

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