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North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) Announces Convention 2022

Save the Date: May 19, 2022-May 21, 2022 Theme: Rise Up! Stand Up! Speak Up!  The PTA Story In Action It’s been a long time coming!!! North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) is excited to finally be hosting an in-person convention after a few years of being virtual.  Come join us for networking, workshops, and opportunities to have fun in our host city—Durham, NC.  Our convention days will be spent on the campus of North Carolina Central University and our nights will be spent exploring the “Bull City”.  Let’s celebrate 103 years of advocacy together. Convention highlights include… Thursday, May 19th–NCPTA …

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National PTA and North Carolina PTA Statement on Shooting at Mt. Tabor High School

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 1, 2021) —National PTA President Anna King and North Carolina PTA President Francelia Burwell issued the following statement on the shooting at Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.: “National PTA, North Carolina PTA and all PTA members nationwide are dismayed to hear of the shooting that occurred today at Mt. Tabor High School. This was the second shooting at a high school in North Carolina this week. “As students across the country are returning to school in person—many for the first time in 18 months—parents should not have to fear for the safety of their children due …

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President

Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President Currently, there is a vacancy on the slate for NCPTA Officers. The NCPTA Nominations Committee is accepting nominations from the floor for NCPTA President. To express your interest in becoming a candidate to run from the floor, please submit the following to the chair of the NCPTA Nominating Committee no later than June 29 at 11:59pm. Email ALL information to [email protected] Each candidate will have the following posted on the Convention section of NCPTA’s website prior to the Convention. Please prepare a campaign presentation not to exceed 2 minutes to share with …

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COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Everyone Ages 12 and Older

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Everyone Ages 12 and Older Anyone aged 12 and older may now be vaccinated in North Carolina. The vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina. The best way to fight COVID-19, slow the spread of the virus and save lives is to get vaccinated and encourage others to get vaccinated. You can visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov for information on health departments and hospitals giving vaccinations in your area. Additionally, schools who need assistance with a vaccine provider for their student population can fill out this form. Be sure to check out the Vaccines for Teens toolkit for ready-made materials to …

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Updated 2021-2023 Officer Slate

Updated 2021-2023 Officer Slate The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate for State Officers for the 2021-2023 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA Virtual Convention. President-Elect: Dr. Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence My name is Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence and I am honored to be slated as NCPTA President-Elect. NCPTA promotes four things that I hold dearly—students, families, educators, and community. Born in Wilson and raised in Durham, I have been involved with PTA since I was a kindergartener–attending PTA meetings with my mom who was also a teacher at the elementary school where I …

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NCPTA 2021-2023 Officer Slate

2021-2023 Officer Slate The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate for State Officers for the 2021-2023 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA Virtual Convention. President-Elect: Dr. Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence My name is Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence and I am honored to be slated as NCPTA President-Elect. NCPTA promotes four things that I hold dearly—students, families, educators, and community. Born in Wilson and raised in Durham, I have been involved with PTA since I was a kindergartener–attending PTA meetings with my mom who was also a teacher at the elementary school where I attended. …

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A Letter to the Editor: North Carolina PTA President’s Statement on Riots at the U.S. Capitol

A Letter to the Editor We, the people… Raleigh, NC, (January 15, 2021) — As president of NCPTA, I reach out to our members and our state with sadness for our country, yet with much hope for this experiment of a democracy to grow into its greatness. It has been 10 months since our nation was first diagnosed with Covid-19, 5 months since the suffocation of George Floyd, 2 months since the election of a new president, and 1 week since the darkest day in American history. Together, we watched as our capital was overrun by other American citizens. America …

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National PTA Statement on Riots at the U.S. Capitol

National PTA Statement on Riots at the U.S. Capitol ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Jan. 8, 2020)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Leslie Boggs: “National PTA condemns the storming of our nation’s capital. Like so many Americans, we were outraged by the violence, destruction and attack on our democracy. Wednesday was another hard day for our nation, and one that we should never have experienced. “Every parent, grandparent, family member, community leader, business leader and educational leader knows it is how we choose to react to situations that makes the difference. Out of every challenge is an opportunity to …

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National Family Engagement Month

It’s November and November is National Family Engagement Month. What is your school and PTA doing to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of parents and caregivers? Paw Creek Elementary in Charlotte is hosting a Family Engagement Mini Virtual Conference on Monday, November 23 at 6 p.m. They will discuss Remote learning hacks, childcare options, financial literacy, self-care and more! Exciting things are happening and NCPTA wants hear so we can share! Please send in videos and pictures of events occurring in your schools.  

Teicher Patterson, Halifax County Principal of the Year and a member of our NCPTA Board of Directors dies after fighting COVID-19

It is with great sadness that we share with the NCPTA family that we have lost a true hero for children. Teicher Patterson was a cherished member of our Board of Directors. We are devastated. Our prayers to his family, friends, members of the community, but especially the children he never stopped believing in nor fighting for. http://www.wral.com/coronavirus/halifax-co-principal-of-the-year-dies-after-fighting-covid-19/19194076/

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