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A message from Ninth District PTA President, Colleen Hervey

Welcome to Ninth District PTA, serving the children and families in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

As we navigate distance learning and new state health requirements, PTAs can continue to be the bridge for communication between school sites and parents. Now is the time to strengthen and nurture relationships with your principal, teachers and superintendents. Find your school and/or school district information here: school finder tool 

PTA continues to do the work that was begun over 123 years ago. Our mission remains the same, “To positively impact the lives of all children and families.”

Unsure how to operate during these unprecedented times? Please share your concerns with us. As your Ninth District PTA leaders, we are here to help you. If there is information you need, we are available! Individual officer email contact information is here.  

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Together we are a strong advocacy voice for our children. Your voice matters!

Ninth District Program Grants Now Available!

Ninth District PTA is offering Program Grants to unit and council PTAs in good standing to develop and implement programs and projects that support the PTA mission statement and goals.

Grants are available for programs in the following areas at the unit and council levels: health and welfare, parent and student education, and parent and student involvement. Ninth District PTA grants are a one-time funding source and individual grant awards will not exceed $800.

Requested paperwork must be completed and included for an application to be considered. The unit president must sign the unit’s application. The council president must sign the council’s application. The PTA applying for the grant must have association approval of the program.

Units or councils must submit grant applications to the Ninth District PTA office by noon on Friday, February 5, 2021. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications may be hand-delivered, electronically submitted via email to office@ninthdistrictpta.org, through this online application; or mailed via USPS to the Ninth District PTA office; facsimiles (FAX) will not be accepted. Ninth District PTA will not consider applications received after the deadline. Click HERE to go get more information and fill out the form.


La PTA del Noveno Distrito ofrece Subsidios de Programas a las PTAs de las unidades y consejos en buen estado para desarrollar e implementar programas y proyectos que apoyen la declaración de la misión y metas de la PTA.
Las subvenciones están disponibles para programas en las siguientes áreas a nivel de unidad y consejo: salud y bienestar, educación de padres y estudiantes, y participación de padres y estudiantes. Las subvenciones de la PTA del Noveno Distrito son una fuente de financiación única y las subvenciones individuales no excederán los 800 dólares.


Los documentos solicitados deben ser completados e incluidos para que una solicitud sea considerada. El presidente de la unidad debe firmar la solicitud de la unidad. El presidente del consejo debe firmar la solicitud del consejo. La PTA que solicita la subvención debe tener la aprobación de la asociación del programa.

Las unidades o consejos deben presentar las solicitudes de subvención a la oficina de la PTA del Noveno Distrito antes del mediodía del viernes 5 de febrero de 2021. No se aceptarán matasellos. Las solicitudes pueden ser entregadas en mano, enviadas electrónicamente por correo electrónico a office@ninthdistrictpta.org, a través de esta solicitud en línea; o enviadas por correo a través de USPS a la oficina de la PTA del Noveno Distrito; no se aceptarán faxes (FAX). La PTA del Noveno Distrito no considerará las solicitudes recibidas después de la fecha límite. Haga clic AQUÍ para obtener más información y llenar el formulario.

New 2021 Mid-year Membership Campaign! Fast and Furious 15!

Remit 15 new members through channels to Ninth District PTA from January 1st – February 15th for your chance to win $50!

All units who meet this goal will be entered in a drawing for one of FIVE $50 prizes for their unit and each unit that remits fifteen members through channels by February 15th  will be recognized during the Ninth District PTA Annual Meeting Founders Day! 

Members support the ongoing advocacy for children and programs of the PTA.  ANYONE can be a member of a PTA!  Ask your school staff, teachers, grandparents, neighbors, aunts, uncles, friends and community members!

All units may participate in this challenge…

Let’s make this happen!  

For ideas on sign up members please visit our Members Services Page!

California Department of Education webinar training for Educators

The California Department of Education (CDE) is offering an upcoming webinar to continue their support for schools, educators, and students during the pandemic and provide training and guidance that help educators address equity and learning gaps. The webinar will focus on Effective Distance Learning and will be held on December 16, 2020. The workshop will be available for viewing via Zoom and on CDE Facebook Live.

Effective Distance Learning Practices and Home-School Connections (Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:30-5 p.m.)

Coordinated in partnership with leading equity groups the California Association of Bilingual Educationthe Education Trust-West, and the Parent Institute for Quality Education, this webinar will highlight evidence-based distance learning strategies that are working for students, with an emphasis on reaching and supporting students who are historically underserved in public schools. Click here for Zoom Registration or to access the CDE Facebook Live event.

Equity Conference 2021: Equity is love in action.

Join hundreds of educators, policymakers, advocates, parents, and community members to advance educational equity for California’s most vulnerable students at Equity Conference 2021, January 19 – 22, 2021. Fully virtual, the Equity Conference will be accessible to more people than ever before to learn together on how to engage effective, systemic change. 

We look forward to coming together with a renewed sense of purpose to transform our individual and collective equity work and create places of exceptional vision, hope, and opportunity for all. Please encourage your school staff to attend this dynamic conference. If a team of four attends there is a free parent registration!

Register here 

Join CCEE for another statewide webinar: “Navigating a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction: A Conversation with State Public Health Leaders”

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will be hosting another statewide webinar this Thursday, December 10th from 4:45pm-5:30pm. Please join us for Navigating a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction: A Conversation with State Public Health Leaders, as state public health leaders share information regarding Governor Newsom’s Regional Stay-At-Home Order and related guidance for K-12 schools. Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency and Dr. Erica Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health will be discussing how local educational agencies can continue to safely bring students back for in-person instruction under the Elementary School Waiver Process or Cohorting Guidance.  To participate, please register here.