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2017-2018 President's Welcome

posted Jul 17, 2017, 6:20 PM by Adriana Katanić-Curiel   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 8:34 PM ]
Riverside Council PTA Unit Presidents:

First, I just want to greet you by saying, "Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!" 
I hope you have either enjoyed your summer vacation, are in the process of enjoying your vacation, or are about to commence enjoying some sort of a summer break! We all need and deserve a break before we hit the ground running into a new and exciting school year!

I do not want to bother those of you still vacationing (so no pressure) but now that I am back from my own getaway, I wanted to get some of this information out to you as soon as possible. Please take the time to read the information below, as it is full of details that may prove valuable to you and your PTA/PTSA board.

Support Team
I know that for some of you, this is your first time as a unit PTA president and you may just be getting your feet planted on the ground. For others, you may be in the process of passing the torch to your successors, or continuing the efforts and groundwork made last year. I want all of you to know that I am committed to supporting you in anyway possible throughout my term as your Riverside Council President for the next two years. As your first in-line, direct resource for your board position, please do not hesitate to call, text, or email me with any questions that you may have. My personal cell number is listed below my signature on this message. 

Your board members will also have a team of multiple sources to reach out to when they have questions. Each position on your board will have a direct position counterpart on the Council E-Board, that can help with position specific issues and questions. Additionally, Feeder-school or 'Clusters' will have a liaison assigned to them to help serve their needs. Take advantage of the support team available to you. We are here to help! 

Executive Board contact info is due! If you have not yet already entered your 2017-2018 E-Board's contact info - please log onto right away and complete this task. This is one of the first presidential tasks necessary to be completed at the start of the new term. Each new unit president has their own login name and password. If you are unsure whether your board is already entered, check with your outgoing presidents, as some may have entered this information prior to leaving their office. Units without PTA-EZ info will also be contacted in the coming days, with reminders and support offerings.

I have administrative access to PTA-EZ and can now reset your log-in and password if needed. If you are a unit president and need access to your unit - please contact me and I will help you get your log-in and temporary passwords set up. 

Monthly Meetings
A schedule of all of our monthly meetings is attached. Please calendar these meetings as soon as possible. 
Our first general Association meeting of all unit PTA/PTSA Presidents and the Council Board will be on Wednesday, August 16th at 9:00am at the RUSD Family Resource Center, Portable B6, 6735 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506.

Prior to the meeting, you will receive via email all materials needed, as well as instructions on what to bring. Please keep an eye on your email, as this will be our primary mode of communication. 

Summer Leadership Training
Attached you will find the advertisement flyer and registration form for the upcoming 2017 Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) and Training. This year, the 23rd District PTA and Riverside Council PTA are collaborating their efforts to bring you an exciting and comprehensive training opportunity for your entire board! The SLC will take place on Saturday, August 12th from 8:30am - 1:30pm at Arlington High School. Please refer to the flyer for more information. The first General Association Meeting of the 23rd District PTA (all of Riverside County) will take place during the Conference. Please be advised that the deadline to register at the early-bird cost of only $10 is July 28th

There will be the usual core officer training workshops offered, a lunch-time general financial training course, and a second session with valuable and fun classes to choose from such as an Advocacy for beginners, Reflections Awards, Parent Engagement, Getting to Know RUSD, How to use PTA-EZ, and more! Attending this training will count as your once-per-year required maintenance training for all board officers. 

Lastly, if you are receiving this email, and you are an outgoing president, please forward this email to the new unit president. As soon as I have the contact info for all incoming boards, I will leave the past presidents alone and you will stop getting my emails - promise! 😉👍

Again, please stay tuned for more email information as it becomes available. Future emails will not be this long or comprehensive.  Please also take advantage of our Facebook page and website to stay up-to-date on the latest information!

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I look forward to seeing you all at the training on Saturday, August 12th and then again at our first general meeting on August 16th!

Cheers to a successful new year!

Adriana Curiel
​​​President,​​​ Riverside Council PTA​​​​
Adriana Katanić-Curiel,
Jul 17, 2017, 6:20 PM
Adriana Katanić-Curiel,
Jul 17, 2017, 6:20 PM