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The Thirty-Second District PTA serves all of the Councils of Contra Costa County, CA. There are six councils, of which Bayside is one.  They support us with training and advice.   A PTA district is a subsidiary organization in a designated geographical area, established by the California State PTA to facilitate the administration of the affairs of the California State PTA and the carrying out of its program. California State PTA is affiliated with the National PTA. 

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The California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families.

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Everything you Need to Run Your Unit

PTA Leaders, please check out the Toolkit, an invaluable resource for running your PTA.  You'll find everything here from tool to run your meeting to election scripts.

Insurance Handbook?

Right here!

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National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.
PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

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How the California Education System Really works.

Short, plainly worded lessons explain how California's school system really works. Learn at your own pace — anytime, anywhere. Do the lessons in order, or go right to the topic you need.
In English y en Español.


TOTEM Online Membership System

Units! Sign up for the TOTEM Online Membership System.  It's easy to set up, and the membership fees that you used to send by check to Council are automatically subtracted from every membership.  Money is automatically deposited into your bank account, and is yours to keep!

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Glossary of School Finance Terms

CDE, ADA, CalPERS. Is this alphabet soup?   Nope.  Just abbreviations for common school finance terms. Here's a great link to a glossary to help you figure them out. 

Education Financial Terms

Film Reel

Movie Licensing

Building Literacy

Holding a Movie Night?  Most movies require licensing. Check out these links for movie licenses. These are not endorsements, but sources for you to explore and investigate.  Some things to consider: Some licenses only cover indoor events.  If you plan to host two or more events a year, a year-long license might be worth the cost.  If you have specific titles in mind, check prior to purchase to ensure they are included.  Note that SWANK has a special deal with PTA.  Link below!

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation 

Umbrella License for Schools

Umbrella License Application


Criterion Pictures

Here, find links to helpful hints to  build literacy!

Growing Readers

Talking about Math

Reading Tips - Babies - 6th Grade

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