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August 2017


President's Message


Virginia Jicha

President, NCPTA Board of Directors


Hello PTA members:


Summer is winding to an end and we are all gearing up for a fun filled school year.  As school starts many of you are planning your PTA school year with programs, community building, and hospitality events. You have your welcome to school night with your membership drive and your welcome back teacher’s appreciation looming in front of you.  I understand that you are both excited and overwhelmed. Pause.   Breathe and Relax. You have this, and your PTA year will be fantastic. NCPTA is here to help, and this newsletter is one way we reach out to you with news and ideas.


You can also follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and (coming soon) Pinterest page. We look forward to the opportunity to help you celebrate your success, provide you with ideas, motivation and encouragement, because we are all PTA for the same reason:  to make every child’s potential a reality. Remember PTA has grants and programs that you can use at your school. Check out the opportunities below. 


Welcome to the new school year! Let’s do great things together.


Best Wishes,



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NCPTA to Host the Family Engagement Leadership Forum


Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC


This exciting forum will include the following:

  • Networking with PTA Leaders and Educational Advocates from Around the State
  • Leadership
  • Advocating for Schools
  • PTA Finance
  • Programs for Schools and MORE!

Learn more and register today!


Lifeline for Leaders Webinar Series



Let’s Talk Membership

Monday, August 14, 2017


Membership shows your relevancy and increases your voice. Learn how to increase membership and use NCPTAs tools to help you.


View the Lifeline for Leaders Monthly Schedule.


Meet Your Leaders...


Virginia Jicha, NCPTA President

Virginia Jicha, Fayetteville, began her service to the NCPTA Board of Directors in July 2013. She currently serves as an at-large member of the board as well as chair of Leadership Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Executive Committees.

She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Appalachian State University in Communications Media in 1988 and a Masters in School Administration in 2016 from Fayetteville State University. Read More.


50 Members for $50



Want to make an easy $50 for your PTA? Stay tuned for contest details...

2018 NCPTA Convention to be Held in Wilmington


NCPTA is headed to the beach! Plan now to join us next May in Wilmington, NC. Stay tuned…date and details coming soon!


PTA Boards, remember to include PTA Convention and trainings when creating your budgets! This will allow your officers and even members to participate in these great learning events!


Programs and Grant Opportunities for Local PTAs


National PTA and NCPTA provide programs and grant opportunities that you can use at your local PTA. Members can make these programs a reality.

Membership Contest



How would you like your school to WIN $500?


NCPTA partner, MemberHub, is sponsoring a membership challenge this fall. This challenge runs from July 1 through October 31, 2017.

  1. Create your on-line dues payment request in MemberHub (Heartland Merchants Agreement).
  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. 


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!



Help Support NCPTA!






President's Message


Shop for a Cause


Programs and Grants


Leadership Forum


Lifeline For Leaders Webinars


Membership Contest


2018 NCPTA Convention


MemberHub Programs






New Hanover Council


August 8, 2017
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Northeast New Hanover County Library
1241 Military Cutoff Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
In the Oleander Room

Contact for details


Winston Salem/Forsyth Council


August 26, 2017

9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

Educator’s Warehouse

Contact council for details


Wake County Council 


August 31, 2017
Crossroads II Office Building
(110 Corning Road, Cary)
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information and to register, please visit .


Cumberland County Council


September 9, 2017

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

West Regional Library 

7469 Century Circle 

Fayeteville, NC 28306

Contact council for details


Mecklenburg Council


September 9, 2017

Registration: 8:00am-8:30am

Conference: 8:30am-2:00pm

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

1430 Alleghany Street

Charlotte NC 28208

Link to register deadline 9/7/17


Durham Public Schools Council


September 16, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

DPS Staff Development Center

 2107 Hillandale Road

Durham, NC 27705

Contact council for details



National PTA wants to learn how your family approaches social media, the internet and apps.


September 12, 2017

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.





NCPTA members are offered special discounts and other unique opportunities.


Our partners include:

  • Carolina Hurricanes
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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





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