NCPTA President’s Statement on George Floyd

“Our Children Are Listening” Raleigh, NC (June 4, 2020): In NCPTA, we advocate for all parents and children. For over 100 years we have stood up and proclaimed that all children have a right to reach his/her dreams. The twelve great religions of our world teach us that we are our brother’s keeper.  Many of us are not aware that we share the same Golden Rule.  Christians say, “Do to others as you would want them to do to you.” “Treat not others in the ways that you yourself would find hurtful” is a quote from the Buddha. In the …

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NCPTA Approves Bylaws Amendments for Local Units and Councils

Due to the closing of North Carolina schools by the State Dept. of Education, many of you are wondering how to conduct essential business for your PTA. Please know that NCPTA is here for you. We will work together to help your unit continue to thrive. Some of you have already called or emailed questions: “How do we handle elections?”, “How do we continue to conduct business?” The information below will provide you guidance on these questions. On April 20, 2020, the NCPTA Board of Directors unanimously approved amendments to the Local Unit and Council Uniform PTA Bylaws to address the international …

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Family Code Week, April 13-18! 

Families now at home all over the country are signing up for a live, free one-hour event during next week’s Family Code Week.  It’s an online at-home learning experience at which K-5 children pair up with a parent or guardian to do their first hour of coding, together!  Kids and families love it.  All attendees receive a free [email protected] Guide to keep coding at home.  Offered live, 15 times next week, in English or Spanish.  Learn more and sign up – for English events here, for Spanish here. Teachers and virtual classes welcome!  Funded by a grant from Infosys Foundation USA.

Announcements of New 2020 School Heroes Delayed

We look forward to announcing the 10 new NC School Heroes, but the coronavirus outbreak has created pressing issues for schools as educators create ways for our students to continue to learn during these difficult times. Since celebrating the new class of School Heroes requires the assistance of schools and their staff, the N.C. Education Lottery will delay the announcement and celebrations until circumstances allow. We look forward to giving each School Hero the recognition they deserve soon.

Governor Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children

Free or reduced price eligible families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find nearby meal sites. Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. Click here to read more.

North Carolina PTA Night at the Hurricanes Scheduled for January 31!

NCPTA teams up with the Carolina Hurricanes twice a year to provide deeply discounted tickets to our members. Our next North Carolina PTA Night is set for January 31, 2020, when the Hurricanes will take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:30pm. Buy your tickets now! Download the January 31 NCPTA Night Flyer and share it widely!

Statement on Mass Shootings

Click here to read the statement from North Carolina PTA President Harold Dixon on the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

NCPTA is Hiring!

Executive Director Search The North Carolina PTA (NCPTA) is looking for a skilled Executive Director to manage current operations and guide the organization’s strategic direction. NCPTA is poised for greatness, with a seasoned staff, diverse board, 10 local councils, 110,000 members across the state, and the support of the dynamic National PTA. We are looking for a creative and resourceful leader who can balance multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will have successful experience in: Serving as an executive director of a membership organization Supporting a non-profit board of directors and providing appropriate board development Overseeing multiple programs and events Supervising …

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