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San Diego Unified Council of PTA's Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter December 2015
In This Issue

Look inside for information on sneak peak in California State PTA's Convention, Ranking of California State in Education Funding, Call to Action for Climate Change, and more.....
San Diego Unified Council of PTAs
(619) 297-7821
Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki, President of SDUCPTA with her family
President's Message - December 2015
The season of giving is here and 2015 is fast approaching to an end.  The past month has been a busy time for Council as well as for all PTA units.  We did have our General Meeting on November 16, however, we did not make quorum so no official business was done.  As I recognize that everyone that were able to attend are volunteers such as myself, I did not want anyone to walk away without getting something out of it.  We had a   
PTA Representation Needed on December 12
PTA Representation Needed at San Diego Paris Climate Talks Solidarity March and Rally.  Help get the word out to your students and families. The San Diego chapter of 350.org is organizing a local March to coincide with this year's Paris Climate Talks.  The enthusiasm and participation around the world this past week has been phenomenal, let's keep the momentum going and show the world that San Diego is a leader in the fight for responsible climate action.  Students, you are the future and your voices are needed the most.  Numbers   Read more.....
Local PTA Leaders start planning for 2016 by attending SDUCPTA's Winter Workshop!
Winter Workshop for ALL PTA OfficersOn Saturday, January 16, 2016
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration, Coffee/Light Breakfast
9 a.m. 9:50 am: Welcome and Introductions
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Workshop 1
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Workshop 2
12 noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch Provided
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California Ranks 42 in K-12 Education Funding
According to the California Budget and Policy Center (Budget Center), California ranks 42nd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil expenditures.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the Budget Center released a fact sheet outlining California's funding for K-12 schools relative to other states in the nation. The fact sheet, available here, uses 2014-15 education spending data from all fifty 
The Convention is Coming!
It is never too early to start planning for the California State PTA Annual Convention.   This year the State convention is in our own back yard.  That is right. The convention is in San Diego!   If you attend the convention as an elected delegate, you vote, debate and help steer  the business of the PTA.  All attendees of the PTA state convention you get to participate in great workshops, listen to inspiring speakers and panel discussions, and network with fellow PTA crazies from across the state.
Upcoming Webinar: PTA Advocacy 101
What: PTA Advocacy 101
When: Thurs., Dec. 10
Time: 5 p.m. PST
Join National PTA's Vice President of Advocacy, Shannon Sevier and Director of Government Affairs, Jacki Ball Thurs., Dec. 10, for a  PTA Advocacy 101 webinar.

National PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the U.S. with more than 100 years of experience advocating on behalf of every student to ensure educational equity and opportunity through a quality public school system.
Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
This annual sale is a great chance for PTAs to help support the classroom libraries of their teachers. This is a great opportunity to purchase books directly from their warehouse at 50-80% off! Follow this link to sign up and get more details. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think would like to participate!

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