Viewing posts from: December 2015

Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grants Available for PTAs in NC

Just ASK! Healthy Schools grants are grants of between $500 and $1000 for units and councils in good standing to improve the health of their school. It’s that simple–we want to know your best idea for how a small amount of money can help your unit fulfill our mission!

This year, we’re using a 2 step process. First, register and complete a school health index on Action for Healthy Kids’ School Portal at If your school has completed one already, review it and update it if necessary.

Then email Marianne Weant at, and she will send you the link for the final questions. Both steps combined should take less than 1.5 hours. View the school portal guide.

The application period will close on January 15, and all projects need to be completed by June 30.

NCPTA Selects Reflections Theme Search Winners

National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme.

NCPTA proudly announces the following state-level winners for the Reflections 2017-2018 Theme Search:

“Treasure it…”
Smriti Balaji, Moore Magnet School PTA, Winston Salem

Tara Krishna, Jay M. Robinson Middle PTA, Charlotte

“come with me and you’ll be…”
Zoe Pacio, Swift Creek Elementary PTA, Raleigh

“Find your way.”
Hanna Thigpen, Morehead Elementary PTA, Greensboro

“This is my Quest”
Lukas Westberg, Holly Grove Middle PTSA, Holly Springs

Learn more about the Reflections Art Program.

NCPTA Continues to Partner with “Talk It Out”

Kelly Langston, NCPTA President, joined Gov. Pat McCrory to discuss the state’s effort to curb underage drinking. The goal of the initiative “Talk It Out” is to encourage and empower parents to talk with their children about underage drinking.

View the article posted on or to learn more about the initiative, visit