Back-to-School Kit Live!

All you need to know for a successful school year is now available here (password required). Check it out now!

Advocacy Webinar Available for Viewing

“Taking the Scary out of Advocacy” is now available! Learn from two NCPTA advocates how to approach advocacy effectively and with confidence. Follow this link to view the webinar.

NCPTA Back-to-School Kit Available Online

NCPTA is excited to announce that for the first time the NCPTA Back-to-School Kit is now available online! PTA Leaders can access the kit digitally anytime anywhere. The kit can be downloaded in its entirety or by item. View the NCPTA Back-to-School Kit.

Health is Academic Resources Available to PTAs and Parents

Healthy kids have better academic outcomes. It’s that simple. PTAs play an important role in engaging families, teachers and children to develop healthy behaviors. North Carolina PTA works with partners to mobilize parents to advocate for school health policy and environment change in the areas of physical activity and nutrition. Share our new Health is Academic resources online or at your school. New graphics will be shared weekly on Facebook so be sure to Like NCPTA on Facebook!

How to Develop a Strategic Plan for Your PTA

Each year schools look to the Parent Teacher Associations to assist the schools and increase its ability to provide programs for students and encourage parental engagement in the school. Some PTAs seem to sprout up and grow parent involvement at the school while other schools struggle to have enough people to fill the four elected PTA officer positions that oversee the PTA efforts. Why is this? Why there is a lack of involvement by parents and community members is the question that PTA’s across the nation struggle with. If there were a simple solution our creative and forward thinking volunteers …

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Talk it Out OutReach Toolkit Available to Local PTAs

Using the Talk It Out Campaign to Earn a National Distinction Talk It Out is a statewide campaign focused on reducing underage drinking in North Carolina by encouraging open, honest and frequent conversations between parents and their children. Given this mission, a partnership between the NCPTA and Talk It Out is a natural fit. Talk It Out has developed resources that equip parents with the information and confidence to talk with their children about this important issue. One resource that the NCPTA has specifically endorsed is the Talk It Out OutReach Toolkit. This toolkit empowers you to bring the Talk …

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Instructional Videos Available for NC School Report Card

The NC School Report Card website features several new instructional resources to help visitors navigate through NC School Report Card website and find data. To view the newest additions, plus other resources, visit Understanding the North Carolina School Report Card This video introduces the NC School Report Cards website and explains how to navigate through the different elements of the NC School Report Cards. Watch video now.  How Do I Print a School Report Card Snapshot? This video explains how to print the Snapshot, or PDF version, of the NC School Report Cards. Watch video now.

PTA Shares Advocacy and Election-Related Resources Online

Are you taking the right steps for advocacy and voter education in your community? Get organized with a helpful timeline and resources from National PTA that will help leaders and members plan community engagement activities leading up to an election. Learn more about what your nonprofit can and can’t do around elections, ballot measures, town halls, candidate forums and other election activities. Voter Engagement Timeline This timeline will help your PTA organize itself for its election related community engagement activities. Election Guides Permissible Activities Checklist (PDF): An overview of what nonprofits can and cannot do around elections. Candidate Appearances (PDF): Provides guidelines on inviting candidates to …

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