District Visual Arts Show to Open at Santa Monica High Gallery
Students from Santa Monica-Malibu Unified's middle and high schools will showcase their work at the District’s annual visual art show this week at Roberts Arts Gallery. The young artists and their families, together with art teachers from across the District, will display two-dimensional artwork and photography, which will be professional installed at the gallery, as well as ceramic and video art from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29.
The free event, which is open to the public, will highlight and promote the talents of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified students, and provides a forum where District art teachers can observe varying art and instruction from other school sites.
Roberts Art Gallery, located on the Santa Monica High campus, is dedicated to promoting and advancing education, interest and insight in contemporary visual arts.
Entertainment will be provided by the Santa Monica High Jazz Combo. Light refreshments will be served.
Parking will be available at the Civic Parking Structure on 4th Street across from the campus, with signage directing attendees to the gallery.
For more information, please contact Tom Whaley at (310) 450-8338 ext. 70287.
Thursday, Jan. 29
5 - 7 p.m.
Roberts Art Gallery at Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
January 27, 2015
January 2015 Edition
Help keep your children and school healthy and safe
Check out the January edition of Health Tidbits for the latest health-related news and updates for you and your PTA, including:
Plus, don't forget - Health Tidbits is available in Spanish!
For more information about the work PTA is doing in schools and communities to promote effective health-education programs that support skill-building in children, youth and families to make healthy choices, visit www.capta.org.
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January 26, 2015
Building PTA membership through family events
Family events such as "Family Fitness Night" or "Talent Showcases" are great ways to build parent and family engagement at your school while showcasing the value of your PTA.
These events also provide opportunities to reach back out to parents and families who have not yet joined your PTA. All you need is a table, the latest membership resources from California State PTA and a welcoming smile!
Some ways PTAs throughout the state are engaging families and building membership:
Share your mid-year membership success stories!
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Three ways to recruit more men to join your PTA
More engaged fathers and father figures–whether living with or apart from their children–can help foster a child's healthy physical, emotional and social development. There's no doubt about the positive impact male role models can have on their children's lives.Read more in the latest PTA in California.
PTA knows the value of male engagement. As your PTA looks to build male PTA membership, here are three tips to keeps in mind:
1. Just ask. Why don't more men join PTA? Often, it's simply because they aren't asked.
2. Create more special events of interest to men. Creating events designed for men is a great way to engage more male role models at your school. Consider sports activities and father-daughter and father-son events.
3. Recognize and celebrate all PTA members. When you start getting more men involved in your PTA, let the community know. Reinforcing men's contributions, while being mindful of what all members do for PTA, creates a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
Stay tuned for details on our NEW MARCH MALE MADNESS membership incentive...coming soon!
Build membership, win big!
There's just one week remaining for your PTA to earn a FREE registration to the 2015 California State PTA Annual Convention. When 100 percent of your full-time, home-based credentialed teachers join PTA and your PTA shows an increase in total membership over last year's total by February 2, you win!
A completed application form must be received in the California State PTA office no later than midnight, February 2, 2015. Download the application and learn more about membership incentives from California State PTA.
Has your PTA created a video to promote membership or highlight the achievements of your PTA?
Send us a link so we can feature it in an upcoming "Mid-Year Membership Monday" eBlast, and on our website and social media platforms.
Resources to jump start your mid-year membership efforts
If you're looking for new ideas to increase PTA membership at your school or ways to engage students or teachers in PTA, check out the Marketing Your PTA webpage for great ideas and resources all year long:
Smart Cycling in Santa Monica
Before riding your bicycle on the street, or on the bike path, please read our new illustrative guide Smart Cycling in Santa Monica.
Based on the California Vehicle Code, the advice is geared (pun intended) toward Santa Monica riders, but applies anywhere in California you choose to ride.
Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians all share the same roadways - and a responsibility to travel safely.
We urge you to keep your safety and the safety of those around you in mind at all times.
The Smart Cycling in Santa Monica guide is downloadable at: www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Main/SMPD%20Smart%20Cycling_web.pdf
January 9, 2015
Governor releases 2015-16 budget proposal
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown released his 2015-16 budget proposal. Read the full summary of the Governor’s Budget Proposal.
California State PTA is pleased to see that education is a priority in the Governor’s budget proposal. We have consistently advocated for increased education funding and this proposal helps advance that objective. California’s economy is recovering and with this budget we're on the road back to restoring past budget cuts to schools -- though there are many miles to go until California fully invests in all students at the level they need and deserve to be successful.
We’re also pleased substantial additional funding is being proposed to support the smooth implementation of the new Common Core State Standards.
There are many other aspects of the budget proposal that we will be analyzing in the coming weeks. For instance, PTA recognizes that many factors such as health have a significant impact on student achievement. We need to make sure social, mental and health services are in place to support children and families.
Want to share your initial thoughts about the state budget proposal? Contact us at email@example.com.
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