Viewing posts from: September 2014

PTA Day with the Hurricanes Benefits Family Involvement Programs

The North Carolina PTA has teamed up again with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring you a special opportunity. Get in on the action and take advantage of big savings on tickets for this special game day!

Carolina Hurricanes vs. San Jose Sharks
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
5 p.m.
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC

A portion of every ticket purchased through this special offer will also benefit the NCPTA family involvement programs.

Purchase Tickets Today!
Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 15

Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grants Available for PTAs in NC

PTAs play an important role in engaging parents, teachers, and children to live healthier lives. NCPTA is offering Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grants for eligible PTAs in North Carolina.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for 2014-2015. The grant funds must be used for a health project or program that will be completed by June 15, 2015. PTAs are encouraged to apply for funding to support healthy school environment projects.

Apply online by October 31, 2014.


National PTA Launches #ShareAwesome Campaign

You experience awesome every day, and PTA wants you to share it!

Snap a photo and tag it with #ShareAwesome anytime between Sept. 15 to Nov. 30 on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a tablet or $2,500 scholarship!

#ShareAwesome is a new campaign from National PTA with the support of LifeLock that celebrates students and families who use digital media and tools for good – good for themselves, their families, their friends and the whole world.

Visit to learn more about ways your family can make better, safer decisions online and to access official contest rules.

Cullowhee Valley PTA Engages Community to Help Build Playground

Over 50 volunteers from the community, Western Carolina University, and Cullowhee Valley School came out to help build a new playground for the elementary school on August 15-16. The new playground equipment was partially funded by a $5,000 “Healthy Active Communities” grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

“Earlier this year, Donald Dunn and Debra Horton from NCPTA visited us in Jackson County and excited us about what grants can do for PTAs,” said Cullowhee Valley PTA President, Todd Vinyard, “One of our parents, Sloan Despeaux, a professor at Western Carolina University, wrote grant applications, and along with the school we were able to get a new playground to replace 20 year old equipment.”

Read article in Carolina University Employee Newsletter about the community service event.

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