Green Hope High School
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary, NC  27519               



July 2017


President's Message


Virginia Jicha

President, NCPTA Board of Directors


Hello NCPTA members!


I am thrilled to begin my term as your 2017-2019 president.  I look forward to working with you to advocate for every child as one voice striving to make every child's potential a reality. I wish to take a personal moment and thank Kelly Langston, our out-going president, and April Evans of Summerfield, Bill Garmon of Wilmington and Cindy Smith of Raleigh, our retiring At-Large Board of Director Members and Kyle Robertson, consultant and past president, for their tireless service to families in North Carolina. 


Your State PTA Board is preparing for its summer planning session and is hard at work establishing the plan of work for the year. As we prepare for an amazing year, we at NCPTA thank you for your support of children and look forward to your continued support. I look forward to continuing the advocacy positions we took this year. A complete list of your 2017-2018 Board of Directors is shared below. 


NCPTA partner, MemberHub, is sponsoring a Membership Challenge. See the article below to learn how your PTA can win $500!


Fall leadership training will take place in August, September, and October. Dates and locations will be announced soon. You should also be on the lookout for your NCPTA Back-to-School Resource Kit that will be mailed in mid-July.  We are excited about our new process for PTA membership cards this year – electronic cards will be available on MemberHub!


I look forward to seeing you at a NCPTA training.  Remember to join PTA and encourage others to join. The more voices we have the louder we can make an advocacy statement for all children.





Membership Contest



How would you like your school to WIN $500?


NCPTA partner, MemberHub, is sponsoring a membership challenge this fall.  It is incredibly easy for your unit to participate!

  1. Create your on-line dues payment request in MemberHub.
  2. Send all school families, teachers and community members the link to join your PTA
  3. The unit that has the highest number of members join on-line through MemberHub will win the $500. 

This challenge runs from July 1 through October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm so get started today!


Remember that all members that join through MemberHub automatically have their state/national dues portions routed to NCPTA and a membership card will be loaded in the member's profile saving you time!


MemberHub Update

We are excited with the rollout of our new enrollment and communication platform with MemberHub.  As many of you plan your school start activities, remember that MemberHub is a one stop communication tool.  MemberHub has training webinars for incoming PTA leaders all month, so please sign up to learn more about this fantastic tool.  


Learn more about MemberHub.


Six Key Ways to Engage Families in ESSA


New Resource: 6 Keys to Engaging Families in ESSA

Parents and their children are the consumers of our nation’s public education system, and parents have always been essential partners in education. However, they haven’t always been included at the decision-making table. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides a unique opportunity for parents and families to give their input and to hold states and districts accountable for their children’s educational experience.


National PTA has identified six critical ways states, school districts and schools should be engaging parents and families as part of ESSA or any new education initiative. Use the rubric on the back to evaluate how your state, school district and school are doing!

6 Keys to Engaging Families in ESSA


The NC Department of Public Instruction is currently accepting comments from the public. Click here to share your comments and concerns before North Carolina submits this plan.


2017-18 State Board of Directors


We are pleased to welcome your 2017-18 State Board of Directors.  All members may be contacted by email at



  • Virginia Jicha, President, Fayetteville
  • Pepper Hines, Treasurer, Durham
  • Pam Johnson, Secretary, Wilmington

At-Large Members:

  • Donald Barringer – Durham
  • Schwanda Bowser – Roanoke Rapids
  • Francelia Burwell – Durham   
  • Connie Cabbs – Charlotte              
  • Katie-Rose Crater –Apex
  • Dr. Eric Cunningham – Halifax
  • Meredith Rouse-Davis –Apex
  • Harold Dixon – Charlotte
  • Rob Elliot – Fairview         
  • Sonya Harriott – Fayetteville
  • Kendra McAffity – Raleigh
  • Porcha McMillan – Fayetteville
  • Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence -- Durham
  • Tony Proctor – Charlotte
  • Julie von Haefen – Apex



Congratulations to Distinguished Service Award Recipients


The following were honored with a Distinguished Service Award:

  • Wanda O'Shea, Olympic METS PTSA, Mecklenburg County

Recognize and thank that special person you know who goes above and beyond for all children with the NCPTA Distinguished Service Award – the highest honor the State PTA can bestow.

Help Support NCPTA!






President's Message


Membership Contest


MemberHub Update


Engage Families in ESSA


NCPTA Board of Directors


Distinguished Service Awards


Donate to NCPTA






NCPTA members are offered special discounts and other unique opportunities.


Our partners include:

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Staples




The National PTA mobile app is designed for the busy PTA leader. The app will help you save money, improve programs at your school and support your child's success.


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National PTA’s magazine Our Children has a digital edition that is interactive! You can share articles, links, videos, and information directly from your favorite parts of the magazine!




NC General Assembly


Public Schools of North Carolina


Budget and Legislation


North Carolina PTA


National PTA


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