Month: February 2013

Team Up for Healthy Learning Event Offered in Ahoskie

North Carolina PTA has teamed up with NC Action for Healthy Kids to bring Team Up for Healthy Learning, a series of collaborative events, to local communities across the state. Join us to learn how using a coordinated school health program can support wellness efforts in YOUR school.   Thursday, March 14 Ahoskie, NC Ahoskie Elementary 200 N. Talmage St. 5:30 – 8:30 pm Play Time + Healthy Eating = Grant Opportunities! Participants will hear the latest about grant opportunities through Fuel Up to Play 60, a partnership between the NFL and the National Dairy Council.   Register Today – …

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PTA Launches Family Reading Experience Program with Kindle

National PTA today announced a new Family Reading Experience program to be hosted by local PTAs in cities across the United States. Amazon Kindle will be the exclusive sponsor. Throughout 2013, National PTA and Kindle will work together to encourage family involvement with their children’s reading. As the “Official E-reader of the National PTA,” Amazon Kindle will donate Kindles for National PTA to distribute to PTAs in low-income or at-risk schools. The PTA Family Reading Experience activities focus on improving the reading skills of children between kindergarten and fifth grade. The program is designed to be easy for PTAs to implement …

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Autism Resource Presentation

Link to NC General Assembly Joint Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee autism resources presentation

2012-2013 Reflections District Winners Selected

The North Carolina PTA applauds students and PTA families across the state for participating in PTA Reflections, a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves. District winners have been selected for 2012-2013. View a full list of category placements for dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts. District winners move on to the state-level competition.

Charlotte Bobcats Offer Ticket Savings for NCPTA Night

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte The Charlotte Bobcats are offering discount tickets for North Carolina PTA families and friends, and a portion of the ticket sales will also benefit NCPTA. Bring your family out to watch Kemba Walker and the Bobcats as they take on Monta Ellis and the Milwaukee Bucks. Some extra fun has been planned for PTA members. Arrive early and watch the pregame shootaround from our VIP seats when you purchase from the NCPTA link below! Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchse …

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Ag in the Classroom Grants Available

North Carolina teachers can apply for agricultural outreach grants from the North Carolina Farm Bureau through “Ag in the Classroom… Going Local.”  Grants up to $500 are available to help teachers provide K-12 students with valuable, real-world education and experiences about the agricultural industry, while adhering to Common Core & Essential Standards. Ag in the Classroom (AITC) is an educational program, sponsored by the North Carolina Farm Bureau, that is dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the importance of agriculture in North Carolina. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2013. For more information and application information, visit www.ncagintheclassroom.com. Download …

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PTA Teams Get Pep Talk from Carolina Panthers’ Ben Hartsock

Teams of parents, teachers, school administrators and medical experts huddled together February 9 at the NCSU McKimmon Center in Raleigh for an action-packed day at Team Up for Healthy Learning –  NCPTA Emerging Leaders Conference, which kicked off with a surprise NFL player appearance! Ben Hartsock, father of two and tight end for the Carolina Panthers, encouraged a room full of parents and teachers to help children understand the healthy choices they need to make in life. He emphasized letting them use their brain power to come up with their own ideas. “Hartsock reminded PTA volunteers that if we can …

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Ashley Perkinson Offers Advocacy Webinar for NCPTA

Join us for a brief webinar on Feb. 22, 2013 at 1 PM EST. Register Now! Ashley Perkinson, North Carolina PTA lobbyist, will share news from the North Carolina General Assembly’s long session and also give tips on effective ways to advocate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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