Viewing posts from: April 2020

NCPTA Approves Bylaws Amendments for Local Units and Councils

Due to the closing of North Carolina schools by the State Dept. of Education, many of you are wondering how to conduct essential business for your PTA. Please know that NCPTA is here for you. We will work together to help your unit continue to thrive. Some of you have already called or emailed questions: “How do we handle elections?”, “How do we continue to conduct business?” The information below will provide you guidance on these questions.

On April 20, 2020, the NCPTA Board of Directors unanimously approved amendments to the Local Unit and Council Uniform PTA Bylaws to address the international COVID-19 pandemic. The amendments clearly state ways for the membership to meet while circumstances such as a pandemic prevents your general membership from physically meeting.

The NCPTA Board of Directors has also developed a Virtual Meeting Policy to guide you through conducting meeting by electronic media and also guidelines for the elections of officers.

This information was sent out to all current officers and members with email address on file. If you are a current member and DID NOT receive this information, click on the links below to view.

Uniform Bylaws Amendments

Guidelines for the Election of Officers

Do You Need Help Finding Food for Your Child?

Do you need help finding meals for your child? Text FOODNC to 877-877. After you enter your address, you will get a text back with the location and serving times of nearby sites offering free meals for children ages 18 and younger. Sites are set up across NC. #COVID19NC

Family Code Week, April 13-18! 

Families now at home all over the country are signing up for a live, free one-hour event during next week’s Family Code Week.  It’s an online at-home learning experience at which K-5 children pair up with a parent or guardian to do their first hour of coding, together!  Kids and families love it.  All attendees receive a free Code@Home Guide to keep coding at home.  Offered live, 15 times next week, in English or Spanish.  Learn more and sign up – for English events here, for Spanish here. Teachers and virtual classes welcome!  Funded by a grant from Infosys Foundation USA.

Announcements of New 2020 School Heroes Delayed

We look forward to announcing the 10 new NC School Heroes, but the coronavirus outbreak has created pressing issues for schools as educators create ways for our students to continue to learn during these difficult times. Since celebrating the new class of School Heroes requires the assistance of schools and their staff, the N.C. Education Lottery will delay the announcement and celebrations until circumstances allow. We look forward to giving each School Hero the recognition they deserve soon.

2019-2020 Reflections Gallery

The 2019-2020 Reflections Gallery is now open!! Please enjoy the wonderful work of our talented students from all across the state.

2019-2020 Reflections “Look Within” Gallery
Dance Choreography Gallery
Film Production Gallery
Literature Gallery
Music Composition Gallery
Photography Gallery
Special Artist Recognition Gallery
Visual Arts Gallery