Viewing posts from: September 2012

NCPTA Gives High Five to Hiwassee Dam PTA

Learn about how the Hiwassee Dam PTA helped the whole school community focus on reading in September. They’ve been super busy and creative with reading logs, book fairs, field trips and successful parent workshops. Learn More.

National PTA Hosts Reflections Theme Search Contest

Students can now submit ideas for the 2014-2015 Reflections Theme. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be presented at the 117th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition. Theme Search Entry deadline is November 19, 2012.

PTAs Create Magic Moments with Reflections Arts Program

Parents and teachers can encourage students to create and submit works of art for Reflections, an annual PTA arts competition that celebrates creativity. Eligible categories are dance choreography, film, production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. A special artist division has also been added this year. Learn more.

PTA Votes to Support Safer Routes to School

At the 2012 Annual PTA Convention and Exposition, PTA leaders voted to support safer routes for bicycling and walking to school. In support of this effort, hundreds of PTAs participate in International Walk to School Day every year. This year’s Walk to School Day is October 3. To register, visit

If the route to your school is not safe enough to organize families to walk or bike to school, your PTA may want to organize a walk on the school grounds and gather parents and teachers together to get the conversation going about how to improve safety for future. Learn More.

NC Governor Proclaims September 2012 as PTA Membership Enrollment Month

Once again, we are honored to share a recent proclamation by Governor Beverly Perdue. September 2012 has been proclaimed PTA Membership Enrollment Month in North Carolina. The strength of PTA lies in its membership – the volunteers who tirelessly devote themselves to making this a better world for children and youth. Learn More and Spread the Word!