2016-17 Annual Report

Mission Statement
NCPTA is North Carolina’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety, and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities.

History

  • Organized on November 4,1919 at the First Baptist Church in Charlotte
  • Mrs. Joseph Garibaldi of Charlotte was elected the first state President
  • The NC Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was organized on April 2, 1927 at Shaw University in Raleigh
  • The two Congresses united on April 22, 1969

Affiliation with National PTA

  • NCPTA remains in good standing by complying with all National PTA requirements for continued affiliation
  • NCPTA Extension plan continued
  • All dues were submitted monthly
  • NCPTA Bylaws submitted to National PTA
  • NCPTA officers attended leadership trainings, conferences, and conventions
  • NCPTA remains a 501(c) (3) organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service

Key Points of Strategic Plan

  • Strong commitment to mission and purpose of PTA
  • Strong advocacy efforts engaging our local units and our councils to ensure we are meeting the needs of every child
  • Strong support for member needs, recruitment and retention by actively engaging and seeking input from all PTA members in the work of NCPTA
  • Strong support for leadership development to secure passionate and qualified leaders for our future at all levels
  • Strong commitment to the sound financial practices and board policies to remain a highly effective organization

Membership

  • 15 members of the Board of Directors
  • 2 consultants
  • 3 staff
  • PTA units in 40% of NC Public Schools
  • 970 + chartered units
  • 127,106 members as of April 30, 2017
  • 11 chartered Councils

Communications and Trainings

  • Six Back-to-School Leadership Trainings held in the Fall
  • Monthly E-news, Advocacy updates and Health e-news sent to more than 130,000 members and subscribers.
  • 11 Lifeline for Leaders Webinars trainings held.
  • Hosted Lobby Day at the NC General Assembly on March 14, 2017.
  • Staff support available at office@ncpta.org
  • Resources posted to www.ncpta.org

Recognition of Local Units

  • 232 received the Bronze Acorn
  • 1 units received the Gold Acorn
  • 23 units received the Ruby Acorn
  • 2 Superior Achievement Award winner
  • 16 Distinguished Achievement Award Winners
  • 5 Outstanding Achievement Award winners
  • 508 units received the Blue Key award
  • 162 units received the Gold Key award
  • 173 units were listed on the Honor Roll
  • Awards 9 Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grants totaling $4,000 to local unit PTAs
  • Applause for NCPTA

Reflections Program

  • 5,688 students participated statewide, representing 207 PTAs
  • 279 entries judges at the State level of competition
  • 75 total state winners
  • Six NCPTA students won at the National level of competition
  • On April 22, 2017, 48 state winners were recognized at our annual Reflections Celebration held at Martin Middle School in Raleigh. Over 204 guests attended the celebration.

NCPTA Advocacy Priorities

School Funding
NCPTA will encourage and support initiatives at all levels of government — local, state and federal — to assure that every school system has sufficient funding to provide every child with an opportunity for a sound basic education. That includes sufficient funding for qualified and certified teachers in all classrooms, and skilled administrators in all schools.

Teachers and Administrators
NCPTA recognizes that the success of every school depends on the teachers and administrators in that school, supported by active and caring parents.

Parent Involvement
Good schools require parental support and involvement. Parents can and should be active participants in the education of their children. Teachers and administrators can be most effective when they have such support.

As an integral part of its advocacy mission, NCPTA will work to increase meaningful parental involvement in our public schools.

Accountability
North Carolina PTA believes that well-designed and well-administered accountability programs are essential:

  • To assure that public education funds are spent wisely and effectively;
  • To assure that children are actually learning;
  • To encourage continued and increased public support for our schools;
  • To assure steady progress in closing the achievement gap; and
  • To assure that all children are taught essential 21st century learning skills.

Health and Wellness
The education of children depends, to a great degree, on their overall health. Our public schools must help children learn the value of balanced nutrition, sensible exercise and good overall health.  North Carolina PTA will support public policies at all levels of government and school programs that help to maintain the health and wellness of children.