Viewing posts from: April 2017

PTAs Win NCPTA Bronze Acorn Membership Award

The North Carolina PTA recognizes PTAs across the state throughout the year for building strong teams of parent, teacher and community volunteers. The Bronze Acorn Award acknowledges PTAs whose membership as of March 15 has increased by at least 10 percent compared to the previous year.

Learn more about the Membership Record Awards.

Read the full list of recipients for the 2016-2017 Bronze Acorn Award.

NCPTA Announces 2016-2017 Annual Award Recipients

NCPTA is excited to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Annual Awards Program.  The following PTAs and individuals will be recognized during our 2017 NCPTA State Convention Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Community Partner Award
  • The Cox Team, Keller Williams
Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Frank Porter, Graham Elementary School PTA, Orange County
Gwin Hughes Healthful Living Award
  • Northern Guilford Middle School PTSA, Guilford County, Fuel Up to Play 60 Program
Heroes and Helpers Award
  • Kristin Bednarczyk, Castle Hayne Elementary PTA, New Hanover County
Outstanding Student Service Award
  • Christopher Stanley, Jr. Dudley Senior High School, Guilford County
Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Lori Preston, Northern Elementary PTA, Guilford County
Principal of the Year Award
  • Dr. Camille Hedrick, Panther Creek High School, Wake County
School Nurse Award
  • Anita Alday, Summerfield Elementary School, Guilford County
Superintendent of the Year Award
  • Dr. Frank Till, Jr., Cumberland County Schools
Teacher of the Year Award
  • Caitlin Sullivan, Fairview Elementary School, Buncombe County
Membership Enrollment Recognitions

President’s Membership

  • Coulwood Middle School PTA, Mecklenburg County

Gold Acorn

  • Northern Elementary PTA, Guilford County

Ruby Acorn

  • Apex Friendship High PTSA, Wake County
  • Brier Creek Year-Round Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Dudley Senior High PTSA, Guilford County
  • Enochville Elementary PTA, Rowan County
  • Gordon Elementary PTA, Harnett County
  • Heritage Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Holly Springs Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Morris Grove Elementary PTA, Orange County
  • Myrtle Grove Middle PTSA, New Hanover County
  • Northern Elementary PTA, Guilford County
  • Northern Guilford Middle PTSA, Guilford County
  • Northwoods Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Oak Lane Elementary PTA, Person County
  • Pine Valley Elementary PTA, New Hanover County
  • Providence Spring Elementary PTA, Mecklenburg County
  • Rockfish Elementary PTA, Cumberland County
  • Shughart Elementary PTA, Harnett County
  • Shughart Middle PTA, Harnett County
  • John Small Elementary PTA, Beaufort County
  • Summerfield Elementary PTA, Guilford County
  • Town Creek Elementary PTA, Brunswick County
  • Whitaker Elementary PTA, Forsyth County
  • Wilsons Mills Elementary PTA, Johnston County
Achievement Awards – Councils


  • New Hanover County PTA Council
  • Wake County PTA Council
Achievement Awards – Local Units


  • Apex Friendship High PTSA, Wake County
  • Jefferson Elementary PTA, Forsyth County


  • Ashley High PTSA, New Hanover County
  • International School of Gregory PTA, New Hanover County
  • Northern Elementary PTA, Guilford County
  • Swift Creek Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Woodland Elementary PTA, Person County


  • Brier Creek Year-Round Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Dudley Senior High PTSA, Guilford County
  • Highcroft Drive Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Holly Springs High PTSA, Wake County
  • Emsley Laney High PTSA, New Hanover County
  • Panther Creek High PTSA, Wake County
  • Penny Road Elementary PTA, Wake County
  • Pine Valley Elementary PTA, New Hanover County
  • Rockfish Elementary PTA, Cumberland County
  • Seventy First High PTA, Cumberland County
  • Shughart Elementary PTA, Harnett County
  • Sternberger Elementary PTA, Guilford County
  • Summerfield Elementary PTA. Guilford County
  • Washington GT Elementary PTA, Wake County



Reflections Gallery of State-Level Winners and Special Artists Available

NCPTA hosted the annual Reflections Celebration on April 22 in Raleigh recognizing more than 80 students for their talents. NCPTA has created a gallery of the entries of state-level winners and special artists.

View photos on Facebook from the Reflections Celebration!

Congratulations to National PTA Reflections Winners!

2016-2017 Reflections “What Is Your Story?” Gallery
Dance Choreography Gallery
Film Production Gallery
Literature Gallery
Music Composition Gallery
Photography Gallery
Special Artist Recognition Gallery
Visual Arts Gallery

Superintendent Mark Johnson to Visit NCPTA

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson will be at the NCPTA office located at 3501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC on May 4 at 2:30 p.m.  If you are a PTA member and are interested in attending this event, please register here. Superintendent Johnson will discuss the importance of parent engagement in our schools.

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NCPTA Announces 2017-2019 Officer Slate

The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate of Officers for the 2017 – 19 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA State Convention at General Session I on Saturday, May 20.

President: Virginia Jicha, Fayetteville

Virginia Jicha, Fayetteville, began her service to the NCPTA Board of Directors in July 2013. She currently serves as an at-large member of the board as well as chair of Leadership Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Executive Committees.

She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Appalachian State University in Communications Media in 1988 and a Masters in School Administration in 2016 from Fayetteville State University.

Virginia is a very passionate child advocate. When she became a mom, she discovered the wonder of seeing life through the eyes of the innocent. Virginia became active at the school level and joined PTA because PTA brings programs to schools and provides opportunities for all children.

She is passionate about children, animals, and those who lack the knowledge to help themselves. When asked what makes her happy, it is knowing that she has helped someone become a better version of themselves.

President-Elect: Vacant

Secretary: Pam Johnson, Wilmington

Pam has been an active PTA leader and passionate educational advocate for the past 14 years while serving PTA members and community on the county, district, state and national levels. She values the experience she has gained while working with various elected officials, local and state agencies, universities, non-profits, businesses, school administrators, educators, but most of all, she values the relationships and friendships made while working with “families and their youth” through family and community engagements and events.

She has served in several positions throughout her PTA journey but is most passionate about creating empowering opportunities for family and community involvement, as well as sharing much needed mental health resources and educational advocacy tools.

Pam Johnson is married to Don Johnson, and together they make their home on the coast of North Carolina in Wilmington.