“First Timer” shares her perspective on the California State PTA Convention


As a fairly seasoned PTA volunteer,  I thought it would helpful to ask a fellow PTA volunteer to share her thoughts on attending the California State PTA convention.  I have asked a first timer not only to being a PTA Leader as the Unit President but also to attending the California State PTA’s convention recently held in San Diego to share her thoughts on her experience to attending the convention.  In her own words, meet Claudia Camacho, mother of four children, and PTA President for Hawthorne Elementary PTA.

Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki, President, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs

My First Convention

“First Timer,” was written on the first ribbon I received at the 2016 PTA convention. This phrase was appropriate for me because although I have always been involved in my children’s schools I have never been part of a PTA. I am currently the PTA president at Continue reading

President’s Message – May 2016

This is the time where hopefully many of our PTA Units are in a transition period as they have elected the board for the 2016-2017 year.  I am finishing up on the first year of my two-year term as the President for SDUCPTA.  And if your PTA Unit hasn’t had elections, please don’t forget that the SDUCPTA is here to help, shoot us an email at info@sdcouncilpta.org if you have questions or would like our assistance.  If you haven’t done so already, please send in your PTA Unit’s Board Roster for the 2016-2017 year to info@sdcouncilpta.org.

Some of the units have asked me when is a good time to start planning for next year, the short answer is, start thinking about ideas now.  The board-elect can present a provisional budget to the association to seek approval in order to allow the unit to operate over the Continue reading

Ninth District PTA’s Summer Leadership Conference – June 4, 2016

Ninth District PTA’s Summer Leadership Conference 2016 – Registration is NOW Open

Join the Ninth District PTA at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego
June 4, 2016

Registration Packets are on their way to your mailbox!Summer Leadership Conference Logo

Summer Leadership Conference volunteer opportunities are also available. Volunteers will receive a free registration to the conference ($50 value) including lunch and SLC ‘16 t-shirt (if available and while supplies last), and may attend their choice of sessions when not on duty.

Click here for registration and volunteer opportunities.

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Correction: And the winner is…….


This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in over 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts.
The National PTA has announced the
2016 National PTA Reflections Awards
And Congratulations to Marcello Severo of Standley Middle School PTSA for
Award of Excellence in Music Composition from 32 PTA (not in Ninth PTA)
View the list of all winners here

FREE: Assessment resources to share with your school community available from CA PTA

image869178It‘s that time of year — time for students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 to take the new assessments!

California’s new student-assessment program — called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) — represents the next step in our state’s ambitious education remodeling project.

As of spring 2015, California schools replaced old tests with new assessments built to let parents and teachers know how well students are learning the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world. This year will be the second year of full implementation of Continue reading

Will Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki, President of SDUCPTA see you at convention?

ConventionLogo2016Last day to register online for convention is April 29!

I am looking forward to attending to 2016 California State PTA Convention coming to our town starting next Wednesday, May 4 to May 7, 2016 at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley.  While I may be going to serve as the delegate on behalf of San Diego Unified Council of PTAs, I am looking forward to the many workshops and training that are available where you and I can gain leadership development to help further the mission of PTA for our schools and communities.  Continue reading