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Reflections Site is Now Open!

The NCPTA Reflections site is now open! Instructions and guidelines are available.

Click here to review the instructions.

Holiday shopping with NCPTA and Barnes & Noble!

NCPTA Partners with Barnes & Noble for Holiday Shopping Event

Keep NCPTA in mind when you’re doing your holiday shopping! NCPTA has partnered with Barnes & Noble for an online and in-store book fair!

Just use the code 12238648 in any North Carolina Barnes & Noble stores on Saturday, December 2, and NCPTA will receive a portion of the proceeds.

It’s a great day to shop!

  • December 2 is an Educator Discount Day, entitling educators to save 25% on many books and other items.
  • Slices of cheesecake in the cafe (where you can also use the code), are only $2.

You can use the code online through December 7!


Join us for one of our Lunch and Learns this spring!

Join NCPTA for our Spring 2018 Lunch and Learns! NCPTA is hosting a series of Lunch and Learns on the topics you want to talk about. Here are the topics:

January 11: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Vaccinations

Martha Snyder, MD of Duke Pediatrics will share how vaccines work; what the research says about vaccines, their effectiveness, and their risks; and why it’s important for every person who can be vaccinated be vaccinated.

February 8: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Transitioning to Middle School

Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move from elementary to middle school and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

March 8: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Sleep

From babies to high schoolers, sleep is an ever-changing challenge to parents. Join Dr. Jesse Hart of WakeMed Pediatric Practices to talk about all things sleep and sleep hygiene from babies to teens.

May 10: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Concussions

Concussions are a hot topic in sports these days, but it’s so hard to stay abreast of the recommendations. Paul Cohen, MD of WakeMed Health and Hospitals will address the most common parent and child concerns about concussions and how you can keep your child healthy and safe.

June 14: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Starting Kindergarten

Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move to kindergarten and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

Important Details

  • Time: 11:30am-1pm
  • Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Cost: $20 per Lunch and Learn
  • Lunch will be provided

There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!

Giving Tuesday is Around the Corner!

Give to NCPTA on Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2017, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

When you give to NCPTA, you’re supporting our mission of making every child’s potential a reality.

Give to NCPTA on Facebook on November 28!

Join NCPTA for a K-3 Class Size Webinar!

Join NCPTA for a K-3 Class Size Webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

NCPTA and Public Schools First NC are hosting a webinar to educate members about the mandate, answer questions and exchange ideas. We will give a summary of the class size legislation, background on school funding in NC and advocacy steps you can take before the legislature begins their special session on January 10.


Healthy Schools Grants Announcements!

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grant winners!

These grants provide PTA units or councils with small amounts of money to improve  the health at their schools and to share their work with NCPTA and all of our units. The projects varied, and we look forward to featuring their successes and lessons learned starting this summer!

  • Bain Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Berewick Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Elmhurst Elementary School, Pitt County
  • Holly Tree Elementary School, New Hanover County
  • Jones Dairy Elementary School, Wake County
  • Lindley Elementary School, Guilford County
  • Ligon Magnet Middle School, Wake County
  • Rama Road Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Reedy Creek Elementary School, Wake County
  • Thomasville Primary School, Davidson County

Upcoming Grant Cycle

The 2017-2018 Healthy Schools Grant Program will open October 26, 2017! These grants are up to $1000 for PTA units or councils in good standing and can be used to improve the school health policies or environments of your school or schools.

Dates to Know

October 26, 2017: Grant application opens
December 15, 2017: Grant application due
January 26, 2018: Grant winners notified
June 30, 2018: Final grant reports due


  • PTA or council must be in good standing
  • PTA or school must have completed a school health assessment
  • Project or program must be able to be completed by the end of the the 2017-2018 school year

Register for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Today!

Join NCPTA and trainers from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for a Youth Mental Health First Aid training!

Date: November 30, 2017

Time: 8:30-5pm

Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (y-MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Register today!



NCPTA is looking for a Social Media Intern!

Social Media Intern

The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) is the state’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. PTAs across North Carolina impact more than 685,000 children and their families.

NCPTA is looking for a Social Media Intern during Fall Semester 2017. Responsibilities will include monitoring and posting to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest), and participating in online outreach and promotion. Hours are flexible, but likely five (5) to ten (10) hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful applicant will register for course credit.


  • Work with the Executive Director to create and implement campaigns
  • Create engaging social media content
  • Develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for programs
  • Monitor analytics on various platforms
  • Provide support at live events as schedule allows

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree student in Marketing with an emphasis/interest in Digital Media or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in social media/marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google applications
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights preferred
  • Knowledge of Canva, Adobe Pro, or iContact desirable

Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established nonprofit organization are encouraged to apply at [email protected].

National PTA Hosts Reflections Theme Search Contest

Students can now submit ideas for the 2019-2020 Reflections Theme. National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. NCPTA welcomes all students from PTAs in good standing to participate! NCPTA will select 5 winning themes in November to represent North Carolina in the contest for the 2019-20 Reflections Theme!

Reflections encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12.

Learn more!

Buy Tickets for Founders Day!

Register today to join us at the NCPTA State Headquarters on Saturday, November 4 from 1-4 pm for our Annual Founders Day Celebration!

The celebration will include:
  • Light refreshments
  • Keynote speaker Jason Griffin, North Carolina’s Principal of the Year
  • Silent Auction
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Commemorative rock painting for children
The ticket price of $15 for adults/$5 for children (by 10/27) supports the NCPTA Annual Founders Day Campaign. Founders Day, started by National PTA in 1912, became synonymous with Child Welfare Day, and allows members to assist NCPTA in expanding its outreach.