My name is Silvia Dias, and I am the Milpitas Council PTA President. I wanted to introduce myself, as we have many new PTA Board members added to the group. Welcome! This is going to be an amazing year, and I am happy to be working with all of you to make our Milpitas schools the best they can be.
I also wanted to take the time to thank all the outgoing PTA Board Members, and those contributing a second year to their term, who helped us log a total of 142,876 volunteer hours in the 2017-18 school year. This is an amazing feat! It shows us how much power parent volunteers hold in each of our school sites, and shows how dependent our schools are on our contributions. We need you all!
With this in mind, we all need help and support along the way. We hold monthly Council meetings, in which we all come together to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss critical issues, often with School Board members, MUSD Superintendent Cheryl Jordan, and City Council Members. This is where our voices can be heard. Please make sure to send AT LEAST one representative to each meeting, to make sure essential information is communicated both from unit to council, and from council to unit. Our monthly Council PTA meetings will take place at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
August 9th, 2018
September 13th, 2018
October 11th, 2018
November 8th, 2018
December 13th, 2018
January 10th, 2019
February 21st, 2019
March 14th, 2019
April 11th, 2019
May 9th, 2019
Meetings will be in the Executive Boardroom at the District Office, at 1331 Calaveras Blvd.
I’s also like to mention the features of Konstella, the program we use to communicate with Unit PTA members. Creating an account will allow you to participate in group discussions, message other members directly, and view the main calendar. You may also want to download the Konstella App on your smart phone, which can provide push notifications if you wish to have them, although it isn’t necessary. Once your account registration is completed on the website, you will be able to receive notifications we send out via email, and can even reply directly to an email, without the need to visit the website.
If you haven't already done so, please take the time now to complete your Konstella Registration. Doing so will ensure you receive all communications from Council PTA, and are able to reply and communicate with PTA Board members of other schools, as needed.
For the outgoing members who would like to be removed from our contact list (though you don’t have to!), you can choose to unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.
I am truly excited for everything the new year will bring, and am delighted to be here to support you all in this PTA journey. Please don’t hesitate to call or text me at 408-219-3656 with any questions or issues that arise, I’m here for you! I am also available via email, at MilpitasCouncilPTA@gmail.com.
If you would like more information, you can also visit our Milpitas Council Website, at MPTAC.org. There you will find links for more PTA support, like District, State, and National PTA’s. You will also find copies of Forms you may need throughout the year. I look forward to working with you all, it’s going to be a great adventure!
Milpitas Council PTA President 2017-19