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ADVOCACY

www.ncpta.org

May 2017

 

President's Message

 

Kelly Langston

President, NCPTA Board of Directors

 

Happy Spring NCPTA membership,

 

On behalf of NCPTA, I invite you to attend our 2017 Annual Convention and Male Engagement Conference in Greensboro on May 19th and 20th.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with fellow PTA members.  Please see more information below.

 

At this time, I hope your schools are using your new FREE tool from MemberHub.  This partnership was formed to give all our PTA schools a tool to better communicate with everyone in your school, to more fully engage families, and simplify your work.  Please see additional details below.  

 

Take a look at our Facebook page and see all the amazing Reflections winners at our recent celebration.  North Carolina has some very talented kiddos!  

 

I am excited to announce the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors adopted a resolution at the last board meeting on Dyslexia.  Please view the Dyslexia Resolution and feel free to use it in your advocacy efforts.

 

Thank you for making a difference!

Kelly

 

Have You Registered Yet?

 

 

NCPTA Convention & Male Engagement Conference

May 19-20, 2017
North Carolina A&T University
Greensboro, NC

 

The countdown is on... only 15 days until the start of our 2017 Convention. Have you registered yet?

 

Who should go?

The NCPTA Annual Convention is open to all PTA/PTSA members, non-members, and guests. We hope that ALL child advocates will attend. We encourage PTA units and councils to send incoming/outgoing officers and board members to the conference and to make sure all members are aware of the conference and encouraged to attend.  Workshops have been designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals who impact the lives of children.

 

What will happen at the convention?

The convention will offer you the opportunity to look at issues beyond your own school and community. This is important because it gives you a different perspective and creates new ideas. You will hear exciting speakers, attend informative and inspiring workshops, celebrate the successes of PTAs from across the state, and HAVE FUN!

 

View the complete conference schedule.

 

 

 

Interested in promoting your business at the Convention?

We have many available options and would greatly appreciate your support at any level!

NCPTA Announces 2016-2017 Annual Award Winners

 

Congratulations to all NCPTA Annual Award Nominees!

Your participation in our awards program allows us to share your outstanding accomplishments with other PTAs during our annual NCPTA State Convention on Saturday, May 20.

 
View a full list of the 2016-2017 winners.

 

Six NC Students Win National PTA Reflections Awards

 

Congratulations to National PTA Reflections winners from North Carolina! These national award recipients were chosen from hundreds of thousands of submissions.

 

Awards of Excellence

  • Karsen Gresham, Bradley Middle, Huntersville
  • Nadia Kasell, Castle Hayne Elementary, Castle Hayne
  • Mallory Arnett, Heritage Elementary, Wake Forest

 

Awards of Merit

  • Makena Kranor, General Greene Elementary, Greensboro
  • Sanvi Korsapathy, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro
  • Asia Smith, Northern Guilford Middle, Greensboro

View the winning artwork.

MemberHub Can Enhance Family Engagement at Your School

 

NCPTA recently partnered with MemberHub to give every PTA school a MemberHub site for FREE.

 

If your school is like many, parents and teachers are constantly battling information overload – notices, alerts, permission slips, general updates, calendar changes, and more.

 

Worse still, it’s coming at you from all directions – hard-copy sheets, texts, email updates, and disjointed online groups. Everyone seems to be using a different tool. This can add a great deal of time, uncertainty, and stress to parents’ and teachers’ already-overflowing plates.

 

MemberHub cuts through the clutter by providing a single, streamlined system for parents and schools to communicate back-and-forth. Everyone is always on the same page and fully updated.

 

MemberHub also makes it easy to set up 100% secure and private online photo galleries and portfolios for individual classes within a school – great for sharing accomplishments and building a true sense of school community.

 

MemberHub is offering every PTA a 30 minute training session to get you started. PTA Officers, please click here to register for a one-on-one training session.

Learn more about MemberHub.

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

 

Finding and Applying for Grants
Monday, May 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.

 

Grants can be a great way to support the great work you do, but how do you find them and apply for them? Join us to dive into grants and your PTA!

 

Multi-Tiered System of Support

 

 

 

NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Survey 

 

EdNC wants to ask PTA Members a set of questions which will guide the work of NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading – an effort at the state level to change policies and practices, implement needed programs, and build the state’s capacity in the areas that will help children reach this important developmental milestone of reading on grade-level by the end of third grade.

 

Congratulations to Distinguished Service Award Recipients

 

The following were honored with a Distinguished Service Award:

  • Tiffany Clark, Gorden Elementary School PTA, Harnett County
  • Valena Geerts, Gorden Elementary School PTA, Harnett County 
  • Marcia Warren, Jefferson Elementary School PTA, Forsyth 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!
  

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

President's Message

 

NCPTA State Convention

 

NCPTA Annual Award Winners

 

Reflections National Winners

 

MemberHub

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Multi-Tiered System of Support

 

NC Pathways Survey

 

Distinguished Service Award

 

Donate to NCPTA

 

 

 

BRONZE ACORN AWARD

 

We applaud winning PTAs for increasing volunteer membership to 10 percent more than the previous year by March 15.

 

View Bronze Acorn Winners

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

National PTA Convention

June 22-25, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

 

Learn more

 

 

NCPTA MEMBER BENEFITS

 

NCPTA members are offered special discounts and other unique opportunities.

 

Our partners include:

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Staples

 

DOWNLOAD THE

NATIONAL PTA MOBILE APP

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.

 

Learn more

 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

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!

 

RESOURCE LINKS

 

NC General Assembly

 

Public Schools of North Carolina

 

Budget and Legislation

 

North Carolina PTA

 

National PTA

 

NC Common Core Explained

 

 

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