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Welcome to the

Whittier/Pico Rivera Council PTA

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We represent the PTA's and PTSA's in the following school districts:

(Click on the district names below to view their website)

East Whittier School District

Whittier City School District

El Rancho Unified School District

South Whittier School District

Whittier Union High School District

What does Council PTA do for YOU??  Click HERE

FROM COUNCIL PTA PRESIDENT:

Welcome Unit President! 

My name is Stephanie Dickinson, your Council President for 2020-2021. I am very excited to start this adventure with you. 

We are parents and you have taken this position as President of the PTA in your school community where there is a need much greater than just your child(ren). Your heart has room to grow, to give and to share with your community to ALL the children in your school alongside teachers & families to create a memorable school year.  While I was hoping we would be able to start our school year back in person, it doesn't appear that will happen any time soon.

This year with COVID-19 will bring us some challenging times for our PTA's, but we will get through this together.  Even though we will not be able to meet in person we will be able to meet via Zoom for the time being.  This does come with some new guidelines that we must follow for meetings.  

  • You may hold your executive meetings via Zoom without Council presiding over your meeting.
  • Association meetings but be scheduled and presided over by WPRC Council.  Please reach out to get these meetings scheduled.

We will be holding some workshops for your units to attend. Please look out for those dates coming out soon..  These are free for your unit to attend through WPRC.  These workshops are full of important information necessary in running your PTA.

Summer is the time of transition for our PTA units, it is important to follow the financial guidelines.

  • Change Bank Signers if necessary. There must always be two signers on all PTA checks
  • Budgets must be prepared and presented to the association for approval before spending can take place.  As Presidents you can authorize typically around $500 cumulative without association approval.  Please check your By-Laws.  
  • The financial year runs July 1 - June 30.  All treasurer reports should be up to date and your books should be ready for the Annual Treasurer report and Audit for the period January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020.  Please reach out if you need assistance in completing these.   The financial team will be reaching out to make these appointments.

Our first Presidents meeting of the year is AUGUST 4th at 7pm; via Zoom  There is lots of information to be heard at these meetings if you cannot make it please have one of your board members attend  (attendance counts towards awards & recognition). You will be receiving  information from 33rd District as well. I have attached our calendar of our monthly meetings. I’ll email you a reminder a week before with more info.

For now I would like to advise you to review the following :

  • CA PTA Mission statement: "The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communications."
  • Set a foundation of PTA Values, PTA Purpose & PTA President Expectations that you might want establish; you can find some examples at capta.org 

I am here to assist, advise, listen, teach and most important advocate for ALL the children in our community. As we venture together into the new school year  do not hesitate to call me (562-972-1084) or email me with your questions, concerns or even complaints. My job is to guide you along with some tools to make you a successful leader this year. 

Looking forward to working with you and your community. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer before school begins. 

Sincerely,

Stephanie Dickinson

WPRC Council President

 

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself" - Henry Ford 

 

 
Submit name(s) of your school's PTA award winner(s) on this form.  Click HERE..

SAVE THE DATE....  dates coming soon.....

33rd District Association Meeting & Training
Membership dues DUE to qualify for "Ready Set Remit" Membership Award
33rd District legislative Conference (RSVP date TBA)
Nov 1, 2018 Distribute program/directory for early bird/outstanding awards
Presidents/Adminstrators Conference (RSVP date TBA)
Turn in Reflections to WPR Council PTA  Nov 5, 2019 (due to 33rd Dec 1, 2018)

December Dessert Tue Dec. 1, 2020 at TBD (Due to Council Nov 2, 2020)
Fri Dec 1, 2020 Council turns in Reflections to 33rd District
Fri Dec 1, 2020 Distribute Program/Directory for participation awards
Dec 1, 2020 Insurance premiums due

33rd District Annual Meeting (RSVP date TBA)
33rd District Reflections Recognition & Reception Tea 
33rd District Diversity & Inclusion Conference (RSVP date TBA)

Sacramento Safari  (RSVP date TBA)
Teen Aquarium Night
Convention Orientation
33rd District Spring Awards & Association Meeting Click HERE SOON for Reservation form (RSVP to 33rd date TBA)
CA State PTA Convention  May TBA, 2021 in Riverside
Tue May 4, 2021 Council Awards Dinner  Click HERE SOON for Reservation Form Due April 7
33rd District Spring Officers Training  (RSVP to 33rd date TBA)
National PTA Convention June TBA, 2021 
Red Ribbon/Healthy Lifestyles Award Application due to 33rd date TBA
Safety Award Applications due to 33rd date TBA
Membership Dues due date TBA to quality for recognitiion by State PTA
Annual Historian's Report due to 33rd date TBA
Communications Award Applicaitons due to 33rd date TBA
Parent Involvement Award Applications due to 33rd date TBA


YOUTH CAMP DONATIONS.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

IDEAS........click below for some ideas you might use at your school!!!!

Click HERE for Murphy Ranch Carnival & Boutique

Click HERE for Example of Murphy Ranch Book Exchange Flyer - Great Idea!! Personalize it to use at YOUR school!!

NEW.....You should turn in the following at every monthly President's Meeting:

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Minutes
  • Membership List