It’s time to register for the all virtual 122nd CAPTA Convention!!
Online registration is open now through May 16, 2021, but if you register before April 30, you get the early bird rate of $50 per person! After that, registration goes up to $65.
If you are attending as a voting delegate for your Unit, you will need to register by MAY 6th!!
- Irvine Unified Council PTA is pleased to offer 10 Units a Convention Registration Scholarship on a first come, first served basis. Please visit this link to apply: www.bit.ly/IUCPTAscholarship
- If your Unit/Council is in financial need, Fourth District is once again offering Convention Scholarships for registration fees. The form is due by April 25th at 9PM via email, and can be viewed and downloaded by visiting tinyurl.com/4Dcon21.
The deadline to place your order for the 2021 Fourth District T-Shirt is on Sunday, April 25.
We will be offering in-person pick up on May 4th from 10am – 1pm at the Fourth District office: 1520 Brookhollow Drive, Suite #40, Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Orange County Soccer Club would like to invite your schools to our Teacher Appreciation Night on May 29!
Come watch as OCSC takes on LA Galaxy ll at Championship Soccer Stadium. The package details are below. We’d appreciate it if you would share this with your schools.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts:
On Stage at the Center performances are offering two virtual field trip performances with two week screening windows in April and May.
- The first is Tall Stories’ production of The Snail and the Whale, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling picture book.
- The second is a solo concert with Latin Grammy Nominee, Sonia de los Santos. Sonia will share her songs about joyful community and cultural bridge building in both Spanish and English.
These performances are being offered at the low PER SCHOOL (not per class) cost and can be paid via credit card or check (if you plan to pay by check, please be sure that you can meet the timeline). Once registered and paid, all faculty and students at your school will be able to view the performance during the screening window. If you would like more information and/or would like to register for these exciting opportunities, please visit: www.scfta.org/bus-ins Single Homeschool Family $15, School or Homeschool group with a total enrollment of LESS THAN 100 students $75, School or Homeschool group with a total enrollment of 100 students OR MORE $250.
Honorary Service Awards (HSA):
Available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations and are due by the end of day TODAY. So far, we have received 9 nominations. http://downloads.capta.org/toolkit/forms/HSANomination.pdf
IUCPTA Senior Scholarships
HUGE thanks goes out to the Principals, Counselors, Staff, PTSA Presidents or parent volunteers, and our IUCPTA SS Committee members for taking the time to read through all 22 of the submissions and pick these winners!
- Irvine: Kowoon Jeong & Swetha Palakur
- Northwood: Kaitlin Blam & Kamryn Scott
- Portola: Izabella Wang & Kainani Wong
- University: Kortney Maeda & Milan Narula
- Woodbridge: Aditya Aggarwal & Ian Novosel
Each of these students will receive a $750 scholarship to their University!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is coming up on May 3-7:
Great suggestions during breakout sessions! Here are the 2 giant lawn sign companies from Irvine. https://greatyardcards.com ($100/day or $350/week) & https://signdreamers.com/sign-dreamers-oc/ ($125/day). Whatever you do, please do not forget the IVA teachers! If there is anything that will be distributed in person or via teacher mailboxes, please contact all teachers to let them know it’s there.
Distracted Driving Prevention
April is Distracted Driving Prevention Month. In today’s age with, teens and adults having access to electronic devices all of the time, it is necessary to promote the need to focus on driving and not on your device. Students and adults, face tragic accidents every day, due to someone driving while doing something other than focusing on driving. Encourage your PTSA students to take a pledge. Show the PSA, created by Missouri PTA students regarding distracted driving.
Child Abuse Prevention
While as PTA members we work to better the lives of children, we know that there are children in our cities and towns, our state, our Nation and the World that are still abused in many ways. In the month of April, invite a professional to your school to give a program so that caregivers can recognize the many signs of child abuse.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer week, is usually held the third week in April. This week is set aside for schools and civic organizations across the US and Canada to honor the work and achievements of volunteers in our schools and communities. Check with your school to see if they have a special celebration for the volunteer efforts done by members of your community.