Info for PTA Units

Teen Wellness Film Series Begins Sept. 12

posted Sep 8, 2019, 10:07 AM by PTAC President   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 8:58 PM ]

AUSD and the PTA Council are hosting a Teen Wellness Film Series this year. The first film, a documentary titled "LIKE," will be shown on Thursday, September 12 at the Alameda Theater from 6:00-7:30pm. This documentary explores the impact of social media on our bodies, our brains, and our relationships. In an ideal world, social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care -- but what's really happening? The movie is appropriate for all kids 10+ and will encourage family discussions about screen time, technology and appropriate limits. Click HERE to watch the trailer. Please join us! $10 donation at the door is requested.

The second film titled "Finding Kind" will be shown on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7-8:30pm at Wood Middle School (420 Grand Street, Alameda). This documentary is about the epidemic of girl on girl bullying and the role that kindness can play in helping to reduce it. Through interviews with girls, adult women, and experts, the filmmakers reveal the ways in which girls hurt – but can also learn to support – each other. Click HERE to watch the trailer.

The third film titled "The Mask You Live In" will be shown on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 7-8:30 at The O Club (641 Red Line Ave., Alameda). This compelling documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow and destructive definition of masculinity. The film also illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. Click HERE to watch the trailer.

The last film titled "Miss Representation" will be shown on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 7-8:30 at Lincoln Middle School (1250 Fernside Blvd., Alameda). Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Click HERE to watch the trailer. .
A $10 donation at the door is requested so we can sustain this programming for our families.
Click HERE to RSVP for any of these films. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

posted Aug 23, 2019, 6:36 PM by PTAC President   [ updated Aug 23, 2019, 7:25 PM ]

Families, teachers, and staff are the backbone of our strong and supportive community in Alameda. Family involvement is one of our greatest strengths.  The more you engage with the school community, the more rewarding your experience will be.  We call on all our members to join with the Alameda PTA Council to continue working to build strong communities where our children have access to exceptional academic programs and educational opportunities. Remember that at its core, the PTA is an activist organization formed to advocate for the betterment of children and their families. PTAs are more than just fundraising and fairs - PTAs support the community. As we start the 2019-20 school year, remember that we are allies and provide a safe space for our community, whether they are members or not, to speak and be heard. We should strive to always be positive role models, and find ways to make the world a better place. 
~Alameda PTA Council Executive Board

Alameda Special Education Family Support Group Resource Fair

posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:48 PM by PTAC President   [ updated Apr 18, 2019, 1:53 PM ]

Join us for this amazing resource fair for ALL Alameda families on Saturday, April 27th from 10am - 2pm at Ruby Bridges Elementary School in Alameda.

Nov 1st: Board of Education Candidates Forum

posted Oct 28, 2018, 4:30 PM by PTAC President

Join us for the Alameda PTAC School Board Candidates Forum NEXT Thursday, Nov 1 from 6:30 - 8pm at the Phoenix (2315 Lincoln Ave).

May 5: Join Us for PTA Advocacy Day!

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:19 PM by Chuck K

Join us on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:30am-1pm for the first-ever PTA Advocacy Day, organized by the Alameda PTA Council and Peralta PTA District.

Our goal to share ideas and resources to help parents support our schools (and children) through engagement with legislators, school board members, and other decision-makers. This half-day conference tentatively includes:
  • California Politics 101: An exploration of our state legislature and its budget
  • A presentation by Assemblyman Rob Bonta
  • Lessons on how to get involved with California politics
  • And much more!
Coffee, pastries, and other snacks will be provided.

Location: Veteran's Memorial Building (2203 Central Avenue, in Alameda).

Interested in Becoming a Substitute or Paraprofessional?

posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:53 AM by PTAC President   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 8:53 AM ]

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and Alameda PTAC sponsored a substitute and paraprofessional recruitment event for parents and guardians on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Below is information shared at the event for those seeking to apply for these positions: 

Steps to Apply for AUSD Substituting:

1) Do you have a Teaching Credential? If yes, go to #3. If no, go to #2.

2) Follow the “Emergency 30 -day Substitute Teaching Permit” document for more information on how to proceed in getting a teaching permit.

3) Officially apply with AUSD to be a substitute teacher.

4) AUSD will contact applicants for next steps. This may include fingerprinting/Livescan process and TB testing.

Steps to Apply for AUSD Paraprofessional Position:

1) Review the qualifications in the job descriptions for Paraprofessionals that are listed in the job postings for AUSD

2) Click on the link for the Paraprofessional position you wish to apply for.

3) Fill out Edjoin application and submit.

4) If you need to take the basic skills test, this is the study guide.

5) AUSD will contact applicants for next steps. This may include fingerprinting/Livescan process and TB testing.

Steps to Apply for AUSD Paraprofessional Substitute Position:

1) Click on the Edjoin job posting for Substitute Paraprofessional.  

2) Fill out Edjoin application and submit.

3) AUSD will contact applicants for next steps. This may include fingerprinting/Livescan process and TB testing.


If you have questions about the AUSD hiring process, please contact: 

Substituting:  Sandy Wong, 510-337-7027,

Paraprofessional and Substitute Paraprofessionals: Humera Khalil, 510-337-7103,

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: 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. 

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!

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!

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