Viewing posts from: May 2013

BCBSNC Foundation Offers Working Collaboratively to Influence Stakeholders Seminar

June 25, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UNC Center for Health and Wellness
Register Today!

Learn from another nonprofit!
North Carolina PTA will share their best practices and reflect on lessons learned as they’ve partnered with organizations, parents and schools across the state to create healthier environments for our youth.

If you want to hear more about strategies around developing partnerships or leading through influence, then this session is a must. If you work with parents or in school settings, the expertise shared by NCPTA could be a useful jumpstart to your organization.

Come participate in a dialogue about five overarching strategies that have strengthened NCPTA. Learn together how to apply the ideas to better support your organization and help you become more effective in carrying out your mission.

Presented by:
Marianne Hedrick Weant, MSPH, MA
Director of Health Programs
North Carolina Parent Teacher Association




NCPTA Kicks Off Collection to Help Oklahoma School Communities

North Carolina PTA is responding to a Disaster Relief Assistance Call to Action from the Oklahoma PTA to help school communities recover from the recent tornadoes. A kick-off collection is scheduled for May 31 and June 1 during the NCPTA Parent Education & Leadership Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Parents, teachers and students across North Carolina are contributing in various ways. NCPTA will collect both monetary donations and non-perishable, bulk items requested by the Oklahoma PTA.

“They are asking for the very basics, and we are ready and willing to help get these items to them,” said Debra Horton, executive director of the North Carolina PTA. “Work gloves, toilet paper, granola bars, clothing, and even suitcases.” View the full list of needs on the Oklahoma PTA website.

Donations will be accepted at the NCPTA office starting June 3 through June 17. The NCPTA office is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed noon – 1:00 p.m. for lunch. NCPTA will make sure collected items are delivered to the Oklahoma PTA. Checks should be made payable to Oklahoma PTA.

Contact NCPTA at if you have specific questions about delivering collected items.

Three NC Students Win National PTA Reflections Merit Award

Congratulations to National PTA Reflections winners from North Carolina! Three of the NCPTA winners received National Awards of Merit. They were chosen from hundreds of thousands of submissions. Students across the across the world participated in the 2012-2013 program, themed “The Magic of a Moment…”

View the 2012-2013 NCPTA Reflections Gallery.

Dance Choreography Award of Merit
Athena Kuang
Rain Drop
Martin Middle School PTA
Raleigh, NC
Watch Athena’s Dance Entry


Dance Choreography Award of Merit
Katie Plitt
Without You
Green Hope High School PTA
Cary, NC
Watch Katie’s Dance Entry


Film Production Award of Merit
Constantine Stefandis
The Moments of My Life
Barringer Academic Center Elementary PTA
Charlotte, NC
Watch Constantine’s Film Entry

National PTA Stands with Oklahoma PTA in Assisting Tornado-Ravaged Families

The Oklahoma PTA, with support from National PTA and its network of PTAs across the country and overseas, commits to help restore the school communities affected in this week’s deadly tornadoes.

“This week’s severe weather in the Midwest literally hit home,” said National PTA President Betsy Landers. “All three of the schools ravaged by tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma have active PTAs, and our family has suffered unimaginable loss. In response, we are drawing closer together to assist the moms, dads, teachers and children who survived that terrible storm. Day in and day out, PTAs dedicate their time and talents to supporting student success and making school improvements. Our mission, following this type of tragedy, simply becomes that much more important.”

Read the National PTA press release.

Healthy Lifestyles Grants Available from National PTA

National PTA will award 25 Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grants of $2,000 each to local PTAs for family education events targeting specific grades. Title I schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Important Webinars
Two webinars will be offered by National PTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

NOTE: PTAs that participate in one of these webinars will receive 5 points toward their total application score.
The application deadline is June 28, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Learn more.

NCPTA Gives High Fives to Teachers in NC

The vote is in, and our NCPTA team agrees that this month’s High Five goes to teachers! Please go out of your way to show our educators how much we appreciate them.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and National PTA has posted some great ideas, ads, tools and a contest for thanking teachers.

Please share your creative ideas, photos and comments with us via Facebook.

Thank you, PTA teachers!

National PTA Announces Charlotte Town Hall Meeting on Bullying Prevention

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Discovery Education & the National PTA
Cordially Invite You to a Town Hall Meeting
Making it Better: Summit to Foster a Positive School Environment
and Prevent Bullying


Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC  28212

Register Online by Tuesday, May 7
You must be registered to attend. Space is Limited.

For additional information, please email