Publications

Each issue of the PTA in California newsletter brings a wealth of news and information to PTA members.
Look over past issues here.
The Communicator has articles ready to use in your unit and council PTA publications and websites, on a wide range of issues, including leadership, health, education, parent involvement, convention, program, financial, communication and more. View Archives
PTA Connects is an online newsletter sent out by e-mail to all unit/council/district officers for whom we have e-mail addresses., with an opt-out for those who do not wish to receive it. View Archives
Leadership Essentials is emailed regularly to PTA leaders. Information includes timely information and reminders about issues, tasks and responsibilities of PTA leaders at any level. View Archives
Legislative Alerts provide updates on current legislative and other measures and issues that affect children and youth, and provide opportunities to take action in support of PTA positions. View Archives
The Sacramento Update newsletter addresses state and federal legislation issues that affect California's children and youth. View Archives
The SMARTS newsletter is an e-mail publication designed to spread the word about the benefits of arts education. View Archives
Health Tidbits is emailed monthly to district PTA presidents, district health counterparts and subscribers. Information includes health information, timely health announcements from government agencies and partners, events for the coming month, and grant opportunities. View Archives

Resources

The California State PTA Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to all things PTA. It covers PTA basics, managing your PTA, membership, finance, advocacy, communication, and programs. An entire section is devoted to job descriptions for officers and chairmen. Individual sections, or the Toolkit in its entirety, can be downloaded here. Download
Parents Empowering Parents is a guidebook that helps local PTA leaders to carry out an effective parent education and involvement program. Each chapter is based on one of the six National PTA Standards for Parent Involvement. The PEP guide is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded here. Download
Leadership Made Easy is a brief 20-page guide that offers tips and encouragement for PTA leaders. Download it in English or in Spanish. You can find many other free and low-cost resources and materials here.