June 3 Annual Training Saturday, June 3 | Register by May 22

***Please share with all your incoming officers***

We hope you are also as excited as we are to attend this event to learn about your PTA job, listen to wonderful speakers, network with PTA leaders across Alameda county, enjoy the vendor fair and celebrate PTA accomplishments.

We are very excited to offer this in-person training after a gap of a couple of years due to the pandemic.

All officers are welcome to attend

No PTA approval needed to attend

No FEE to attend

Handouts available for attendees

Breakfast and lunch included (early RSVP is requested)

Please submit the following Google form to reserve your spot.


Date:  Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time:  8:15 am to 3 pm

Location:  Mount Eden High School, 2300 Panama St, Hayward, CA 94545

8:15 to 9:00am    Check-In and Continental Breakfast in Cafeteria

9:00 to 10:00am   Association Meeting and General Assembly

10:15 to 11:05am Session I Workshops

11:15 to 12:05pm  Session II Workshops

12:05 to 1:00pm   Lunch and Exhibitor Expo

1:15 to 2:05pm    Session III Workshops

2:05 to 3:00pm    Exhibitor Expo until closing

(Schedule and workshops subject to change)

Register by Monday, May 22nd to ensure your lunch of choice and to help us prepare sufficient handouts.

For more information contact: Maritess Simmons at training.pdpta@gmail.com and cc Ujjwala Gadgil, Peralta District PTA President at president.pdpta@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing YOU at the training!



CAPTA Convention Grants | Apply by March 31, 2023

Consult your executive board and apply ASAP:

Peralta is offering grants to units in need of financial assistance to send their leaders to the convention. Priority will be given to units with higher financial need.

More information about the grant is included in the grant form.

Link to convention grant: https://forms.gle/yLEqJX8wxYHbKG3n7

Important Dates for REFLECTIONS

All virtual entries are due by December 1, 2022.

Virtual artwork from councils (Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont and Pleasanton) and out-of-council PTAs (located in Albany, Castro Valley, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, San Leandro and San Lorenzo) must be turned in by December 1st by 11pm. You must email your Google Sheet — created by the Google Form which was introduced in training — to reflections.pdpta@gmail.com. A link to the Google Form was previously emailed to Presidents and Reflections chairpersons. Only send your Award of Excellence entries. You can have one Award of Excellence for each category, in each grade division.

All Participation Forms must be turned in on December 1, 2022.

These will be emailed out to you to be filled in. If you have physical artwork contact me directly at reflections.pdpta@gmail.com. We encourage all to accept the virtual option since this is how California State PTA is accepting artwork this year as well.

Peralta’s Virtual Reflections Ceremony is January 7, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

The ceremony will be hosted on our Facebook page.

Michelle Hertel, Peralta District PTA Reflections Chair

Oct 24: Happy Diwali and Association Meeting Reminder

Wishing all a very Happy Diwali, the festival of lights.
I apologize that due an oversight during the meeting calendar planning, this major holiday conflict was missed.
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends celebrating the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

Diwali - Wikipedia

Quick reminder for our meeting tonight, Monday 10/24 at 6:30pm. This meeting is dedicated to discussing issues/concerns, soliciting suggestions/advice and sharing ideas/accomplishments.
Please plan on participating, listening and learning.


[This email with the Zoom link to attend was sent to all PTAs officers in PDPTA]

Tax Filings | Oct 25 Training

PTA’s informational tax returns are due November 15th. If you have never filed an IRS 990/990N/990EZ or FTB 199 form plan on attending Peralta’s Tax Filings Training on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm. 

The Zoom link to attend was emailed to all unit and council presidents and treasurers, but if you are still needing it, send a request to president.pdpta@gmail.com

California State PTA has a Tax Filing Support Center you can refer to. After submitting your documents to the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board of California, be sure to upload copies to PTAEZ under Document Management (free access to all PTAs).

If your PTA has gross revenues under $50,000 your PTA can file a postcard version of the 990 and 199 in just a matter of minutes. Note, you cannot file for an extension if you plan to file the postcard versions of the 990 and 199. However, if you anticipate not being able to file on time, you can apply for a six-month extension using Form 8868. Please notify your council or district treasurer if you are filing for an extension.

And don’t forget to renew your Charitable Trust number with the California Attorney General’s office using the Registration Renewal Form (RRF-1) by November 15th as well. Again, copies should also be uploaded to PTAEZ. just as you do with tax filings. Filing FAQs

Leslie Keirns, Peralta District PTA Treasurer

Zoom Into Membership, Thursday Oct. 6 at 7pm

First ZIM (Zooming Into Membership) meeting this Thursday, October 6 at 7PM!

Want to boost the “T” in PTA at your unit? We’ve assembled a panel of teachers, administrators, and front office staff to share what does and doesn’t appeal to them when working with their PTAs.

Do you have questions that you’d like answered at the event? Please email Ellen Tillman, VP Membership at membership.pdpta@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 5. This webinar will run around 45 short minutes, so please plan on tuning in!

Need the Zoom link to join? Refer to the email from Ellen, or request a link via email at membership.pdpta@gmail.com (include your PTA unit, and copy unit president on email)

“Ed100 in 10 Weeks” Starting September 5 thru November 15

Everyone is invited! Selisa Loeza from Ed100 presented at our August 29th Association Meeting inviting all EVERYONE (not just Peralta PTA leaders) to “Ed100 in 10 Weeks”, their FREE program to educate parents and families through their program online. Information is here. Every Tuesday parents will have the opportunity to get together online to share what they’ve learned.

Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California’s education system is complex and changing fast. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a community member, Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes, in English or in Spanish.

 Peralta District PTA Association Meeting on Monday, 8/29 at 6:30 pm via Zoom

2018 Peralta District PTA Association Meeting | We will start meeting again soon when facilities allow!

[Zoom link sent under separate email to all officers and chairs listed in myPTEZ. Current PTA leaders, if you did not receive the email, please notify president.pdpta@gmail.com to ensure you are listed as a current contact. Copy your unit president, and include your PTA unit name, position and PTA email address ]


Congratulations on being elected/appointed to serve on the PTA/PTSA at your school.

One of the six purposes of California State PTA is “Represent, inform, and mobilize members and the public to advocate for the protection, education, health, safety, and well-being of all children and youth“. Thank you for signing up to serve our children and youth. Learn More at:https://capta.org/about/our-mission/

Our first association meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Among other business matters, we will adopt our budget, adopt the year end audit report and approve the grant program.

We will have presentations by two accomplished student speakers on very important topics – Reflections art program and Resolutions. They will share inspiring stories of their journey to success achieved by overcoming obstacles and believing in themselves.

You will learn about a 10 week FREE parent ed program offered exclusively for our district by Ed100.org that is set to start on September 13th. Registration link will be shared at this meeting.

More details to follow including the Zoom link for the meeting.