Info for PTA Units


Substitute and Paraprofessional Recruitment Event

posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:01 AM by PTAC President

Be a Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional with AUSD! 
Join us at our Recruitment Workshop on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9am - 12pm

AUSD District Office - 2060 Challenger Drive 


WE WILL HELP YOU become a substitute teacher or paraprofessional with AUSD!

Free childcare will be available! (Ages 3 and above)

Also available at the workshop:

  • Experienced subs and paras to answer your questions
  • Samples of the Instructional Aide Exam and California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) for your review
  • AUSD Human Resource professionals to help you set up your Edjoin (application) profile
  • On-site optional fingerprinting ($74/person, cash, check or credit card with additional $3 fee)
  • Leave with a personalized checklist of what to do next!


Welcome to the 2017-2018 PTA year - important documents

posted Aug 13, 2017, 11:37 AM by Amanda Shavers

Hi all,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 PTA year!

Under "PTAC Documents and Forms" you will find PTAC's Due Dates calendar and our remittance form. They have also been attached to this post for your convenience. 

The calendar contains all the important dates your items are due to us here at Council as well as provides our Council meeting dates.

The remittance form is what every PTA Treasurer/Financial Secretary must use when sending items to Council Treasurer, Ryan Lalonde. The form has built-in formulas so all you need to do is enter the number of NEW PTA members and the per-caps will be calculated for you. 

Insurance is $228.00 this year and there's a spot to enter that amount on the remittance form as well.

Let us know if you ever have any questions and we look forward to another great year with you.

Alameda PTAC's Diversity and Inclusion Position Statement

posted Jan 30, 2017, 3:37 PM by PTAC President   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Alameda PTA Council

Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Alameda Schools


Following recent incidents of hateful graffiti and bullying in Alameda schools and neighborhoods, the Alameda PTA Council hereby affirms our commitment to supporting inclusive, welcoming environments in all of our schools. As part of this affirmation, we pledge to:


  • Work together as a council—and within our respective school communities—to identify and address instances of prejudice based upon socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, language ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical or mental abilities, or any other factors.


  • Support the presence and participation of immigrant families in our school communities, and work with our schools and AUSD leaders to ensure that all children, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, maintain access to a quality education, adequate food and shelter, and basic health services.


  • Collaborate with leaders of other stakeholder groups in Alameda, including (but not limited to) Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), the Alameda Education Association (AEA), Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB), and other bodies, with a goal to find common solutions.


  • Support and collaborate with the Alameda Unified School District’s equity roundtables (LGBTQ; Black Achievers Alliance; and Alcance Latino Achievers), ASPED Families, and Alameda All Faiths Coalition to promote safe, inclusive environments for Alameda students, including supporting the goals of the “Everyone Belongs Here” campaign.


  • Sponsor and/or produce programming and materials to build awareness among parents about issues related to bullying, harassment, and teasing.


  • Gather and share ideas for how PTA units in Alameda can achieve higher rates of representation of underrepresented families in planning and executing PTA-sponsored activities, and encourage that all PTA activities at each school be planned by a committee that is representative of the population.


  • Sponsor programming and disseminate educational materials, including lists of school and social service resources, to help families and teachers address issues of bias, prejudice, and misunderstanding within their respective communities.


  • Work with other PTA councils and units across the region to share ideas, best practices, and behaviors.

Welcome 2016-2017 PTA Officers!

posted Aug 2, 2016, 1:32 PM by Amanda Shavers   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 8:44 AM by PTAC President ]

Welcome to 2016-2017 as an officer for your PTA! 

Two very important forms your Financial Secretary and/or Treasurer will need to refer to throughout this year are the Due Dates Calendar and Remittance Form.

Everything your PTA owes to Council, District, State, and National PTA must be remitted to Amanda Shavers, the Alameda Council PTA Treasurer. This includes things like your insurance payment, a copy of your tax filings, per-caps, and more. Her contact information is on both the calendar and the remittance form. Please do remit everything on or before the due date so that Council can review it, record it, and remit it up the channels to National PTA by their deadlines. If you ever have any questions about anything, you can email Amanda at: treasurer@alamedaptac.org Details about up-coming deadlines will be posted to the Alameda Council PTA Google Group, of which all identified Financial Secretaries and Treasurers have already been added to. If you haven't yet entered your PTA Officers into PTAEZ, please do so at your earliest convenience so that your financial officers can be added to the Google Group.

You can find a downloadable copy of all our forms by clicking on "PTAC Documents and Forms" above. 

TRAINING:
Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29th 6:30pm-9:30pm to attend Peralta's next Officer's training.
You can view the flyer HERE or download it from the PTAC Documents and Forms link above.
 
Also, National PTA has an E-Learning Course Library you can access HERE for additional trainings from the comfort of your home!

INSURANCE:
Put a place-holder in your budget for this year's Insurance premium, which is $221.00. Details about your insurance (coverage, where to download your certificate, etc.) are to come!

2015-2016 Unit Insurance is $216.00

posted Sep 2, 2015, 5:25 PM by Amanda Shavers

The insurance amount for units for the 2015-2016 school year is $216.00.

Please use the remittance form attached to this post (it can also be found under "PTAC Documents and Forms") to remit your unit's insurance for this year. We'd like all units to remit their insurance by October 28th, per the Due Dates calendar (also found under "PTAC Documents and Forms"), if possible.

Please email treasurer@alamedaptac.org anytime if you have any questions.
Thanks!

2015-2016 Alameda PTA Council Remittance Form

posted Aug 25, 2015, 9:13 PM by Amanda Shavers   [ updated Sep 5, 2015, 2:55 PM ]

Please find attached to this post the 2015-2016 Alameda PTA Council Remittance Form.
Use this form to remit per-caps, Insurance, and Worker’s Compensation to us here at Council. For per-caps, simply drop in the number of members you are submitting per-caps for and the formulas in the sheet will calculate the total for you. Filling out any additional items, such as the Insurance payment amount, will update the total as well. The Insurance amount for this year has yet to be determined. We will update you on the amount once it has been published. 

For any units needing to submit per-caps from previous years, please fill out a form for these submissions separately and note this on the form. Remember any per-caps from previous years submitted at this point in time need to be remitted at the new rate, which is reflected on the form.

You can also find this document under "PTAC Documents and Forms".

Make all checks payable to: Alameda PTA Council

Feel free to send your remittance form and check with your Unit President to the monthly Council meetings to submit to me in person or

Mail all submissions to:
Amanda Shavers - PTAC Treasurer
2609 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Questions? Email: treasurer@alamedaptac.org 

Thanks!

2015-2016 Due Dates Calendar for all Alameda PTA units

posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:42 PM by Amanda Shavers   [ updated Sep 5, 2015, 2:54 PM ]

Please find attached to this post the 2015-2016 Alameda PTA Council Due Dates Calendar.
This calendar was created in the hopes of making the submission deadlines and process more clear. You can also find this document under "PTAC Documents and Forms".

All required submissions from your PTA to us here at Council are on this document and, unless otherwise noted, submissions are due from the Treasurer. These due dates give Council time to process and record payments before submitting to our Peralta District. We appreciate you meeting these deadlines to the best of your ability.

Make all checks payable to: Alameda PTA Council

Feel free to send any submissions with your Unit President to the monthly Council meetings to submit to me in person or

Mail all submissions to:
Amanda Shavers - PTAC Treasurer
2609 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

If you prefer to email those submissions not requiring payment, please do so to: treasurer@alamedaptac.org 
Please note in the email your PTA unit name as well as a brief statement as to what you are submitting.

Questions? Email: treasurer@alamedaptac.org 

Thanks!

Insurance: Where to find the certificate and guide

posted Aug 24, 2015, 12:57 PM by Amanda Shavers   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 4:03 PM by Jennifer Hastings ]

California State PTA provides Comprehensive General Liability coverage with a $1,000,000 limit that covers all unit, council and district PTAs in the state when they are involved in allowable PTA activities.

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The policy is designed to cover allowable PTA events. It is critical that before planning any PTA activities, the RED, YELLOW and GREEN pages of the guide be reviewed. Certain activities and events are prohibited because they are excluded by the insurance policy or because they are dangerous or jeopardize the safety of our children and youth.

The insurance certificate and the insurance guide can be found on the State PTA web site. 

Please email: treasurer@alamedaptac.org for the user name and password.


Please note the change in website address. www.pta.bbt-knight.com is no longer correct!

Alameda PTA Council Endorses Measure I

posted Oct 7, 2014, 5:23 AM by Christine Strena

The Alameda PTA Council has officially endorsed Measure I, the local bond measure on the ballot this November funding AUSD facilities improvements. Deferred facilities funding from the State of California has compounded ongoing budget issues for schools throughout California. Measure I will provide much-needed investment to our elementary & middle schools immediately, and will help fund critical needs for Alameda’s high schools in the near future. Alameda schools face an unprecedented need for facilities repairs and upgrades. The PTA Council supports Measure I as a responsible and timely investment in our community and our future.


What does this mean for your units?

  • Your unit can vote to endorse or not endorse Measure I

  • All information presented on a school related ballot measure can be shared w/o a vote. Your Units support may influence your communities support so the Council encourages each unit to at least discuss the measure at your next PTA meeting.

  • If your unit votes to support Measure I, your unit may also decide to support the campaign. IRS guidelines are pretty clear here so any donations of funds or volunteer time need be remain under the 5% threshold.

 

Learn more about Measure I Here:

Bond Language: http://ballotpedia.org/Alameda_Unified_School_District_Bond_Issue,_Measure_I_(November_2014)

League of Women Voters: Nonpartisan voter guide

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Getting to know the AUSD School Board Candidates

posted Oct 6, 2014, 9:20 AM by Christine Strena   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 10:20 AM ]

Come meet the AUSD Board of Trustees and Alameda County Superintendent of  Schools Candidates at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on Oct16th at 7pm at the Mastick Senior Center Social Hall, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda.

You can also ask the AUSD School Board Candidates your questions through the Alameda PTA Council (Alameda PTAC)   AUSD Board of Education Candidates Questionnaire.  Please fill out the online form information to ask  your questions for the candidates. http://goo.gl/forms/OQYxjsp9Ck

This questionnaire will be sent to each Board of Education Candidates on Oct 10, 2014. All unedited responses will be posted on the Alameda PTA Council Web site on Monday, October 13th.

There are two BOE positions open this year. The candidates for AUSD Board of Education are (in alphabetical order): Solana Henneberry,  Gary Lim,  Michael McMahon.

There are many challenges facing our schools in the coming year so voting wisely for the School Board is more important than ever. You can view information on the candidates at www.smartvoter.org/ca/alm. This site is run by the League of Women Voters and also includes other useful election information.

Thank you for participating in this important opportunity to learn more about the AUSD Board of Education candidates



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