Month: November 2016

Local PTAs Make the Honor Roll

We applaud the PTAs who sent in dues by Nov. 15 and had total number of members equal to or greater than last year’s membership. Honor Roll PTAs are on track to meet their goals, and they are doing their part to help children in North Carolina reach their potential! See the 2016-17 Honor Roll list.

100 Years of Advocating for Healthy Kids

Marianne Weant Director of Health Programs, North Carolina PTA When we talked about featuring our advocacy priorities, this was the week I was looking forward to. When we’re talking about the health of children and advocacy, we’re talking about our shared history and we’ve come a long way. The Past PTA in North Carolina is nearly 100 years old, and I marvel at what we—what you—have accomplished in those years. 100 years ago, children often didn’t go to school. Children worked. They were breadwinners in their homes and workers in dangerous places in their communities. The earliest vaccinations were in …

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Rethink Your Holidays with 10 Healthy Tips

By Amy Kobos, Health and Wellness Promotor, Fayetteville When thinking about how to make your holidays healthier, nutrition and physical activity seem to be the focus.  But, your health is more than that.  You need to include other wellness dimensions, like mental health, interpersonal relationships, choice and critical thinking.  I know you’ve seen inspirational lists all over the internet which can be inspiring, but how many of these health tips do you actually practice? You can’t create behavioral change if you can’t explore the reasons why you aren’t implementing a healthier lifestyle, period. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays particularly make us …

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NCPTA Announces Statewide Book Fair

We’re excited to announce a statewide book fair to raise funds for PTA programs. This is a 100% online book fair with Children’s Bookstore and it will take place November 28 to December 12, 2016. The book fair will raise funds to pay for vital programs that help all North Carolina Students succeed. There are more than 200,000 books available and every book on the website is eligible for our book fair.  If you arrive at the website through a page other than our book fair page, please enter this code at checkout: NCPTA

PTAs Win 2016-17 Blue Key Award

Congratulations to 508 PTAs across North Carolina for earning the Blue Key Award for 2016-17. By building your team of parents and teachers early in the year, you are on track to meet your goals to help children in North Carolina reach their potential! Check the online list of recipients to see if your PTA is an award winner. Learn about other Membership Record Awards.

NCPTA Offers Health and Wellness Coaching Calls

Whether you’re a health professional, a mom wanting to make changes, or wondering what’s even going on, we can work together to make every school and child healthier! Join us for the next call on Thursday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. Register Today!

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