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ADVOCACY

www.ncpta.org

April 2017

 

President's Message

 

Kelly Langston

President, NCPTA Board of Directors

 

Dear North Carolina Parents and Families,

 

North Carolina PTA is excited to update you on our partnership with MemberHub, a Raleigh software company. You may remember that this partnership will give you and your school community an incredible software platform in which you can do many engaging activities, like send emails, text, sign up to volunteer, share files, join the PTA, use an on-line school directory and more - all from a web portal or your mobile device. This software is completely free to you and your PTA.

 

We encourage you to use this platform to communicate with parents, the principal, teachers and PTA leaders.  Get everyone involved and keep them informed!  We hope that this tool will become the “hub" of your school life and will help families stay engaged, while making a difference in our children’s lives!

 

You can learn more about this software at MemberHub.com or on the NCPTA Website at the link below. 

 

Thanks for being part of the PTA!!

 

Kelly Langston

 

Join Us in May! 

 

 

NCPTA Convention & Male Engagement Conference

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

 

Join us in Greensboro on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University as we gather for our 2017 Annual Convention.  We begin Friday afternoon with workshops on topics ranging from Advocacy to managing your PTA finances.  The second annual Male Engagement Conference also gets underway. The Friday evening dinner and family activity will be exciting and fun for all!

 

Saturday is jammed packed with more workshops, coaching sessions, and our Saturday morning General Session.  During the General Session, delegates will conduct the business of electing officers, hear reports from our president and treasurer, and be treated to a wonderful keynote address on community involvement by Kay McSpadden, Columnist for the Charlotte Observer.

 

Our Vendor Expo and lunch is followed by the final workshop session. General Session II will include a keynote address by Jim Accomando, National PTA president-elect.  The Convention ends after we recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA and PTSA units, councils, and individuals from across the state during our Awards Celebration.

 

We hope you will make plans to be a part of this exciting two days worth of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and award recognitions!

 

 

Exhibitor Information.

NCPTA Announces 2017-2019 Officer Slate

 

The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate for State Officers for the 2017-2019 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA State Convention at General Session on Saturday, May 20.

 

President: Virginia Jicha, Fayetteville

 

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.

 

President-Elect: Vacant

 

Secretary: Pam Johnson, Wilmington

 

Pam has been an active PTA leader and passionate educational advocate for the past 14 years while serving PTA members and community on the county, district, state and national levels.

 

She values the experience she has gained while working with various elected officials, local and state agencies, universities, non-profits, businesses, school administrators, educators, but most of all, she values the relationships and friendships made while working with “families and their youth” through family and community engagements and events. Read more.

 

Homework Gap Survey 

 

Nationally, 7 in 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access. But an estimated five million households with school-age children do not have internet access at home. Students that fall into this “homework gap”—households where internet access is limited or unavailable—lag behind in education and are less competitive in the workforce.

 

The State of North Carolina wants to help ensure no child in the K-12 schools falls into the homework gap. But to do so, the State needs to know how widespread the homework gap is and potential challenges students face in accessing digital resources. 

 

To identify this data, our partners, the Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute, are conducting a survey of North Carolina households with K-12 students. We would like to encourage you to take the survey so policy makers and education stakeholders can design solutions to this issue.

 

Thank a Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week

 

 

National PTA's Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-12, 2017. We can't wait to celebrate our incredible teachers, who deliver their best to our children every day.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to personally thank your child's teachers for making a positive impact on their education and lives.

 

To help you #ThankATeacher, National PTA has put together a few fun resources, available at PTA.org/ThankATeacher.

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

 

Advocacy - The Heart of the PTA
Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00

 

Advocacy is at the heart of PTA. Learn about the history of advocacy and the PTA and discuss how your PTA can continue this legacy of leadership.

 

Participate in the NCPTA Membership Challenge!

 

 

April Challenge: Did You Grow?

Earn the Bronze Acorn Membership Award! PTAs that have a 10% increase in membership over the previous year, with dues payments postmarked by March 15 are eligible.

 

View the NCPTA “Here We Grow” membership incentive plan.

 

Help Support NCPTA!
  

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

President's Message

 

NCPTA State Convention

 

NCPTA Officer Slate

 

Homework Gap Survey

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Membership Challenge

 

Donate to NCPTA

 

 

 

REFLECTIONS CELEBRATION

 

 

2017 Reflections Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Martin Middle School Auditorium

Raleigh, NC

 

NCPTA will host a Reflections Celebration for state-level winners in first, second and third place. Special Artists and Theme Search winners will also be recognized at the event.

 

Learn More

 

 

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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