Viewing posts from: February 2021

NCPTA Special Education for “Inclusion for ALL” Virtual Town Hall

Join the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association’s (NCPTA) Special Education for “Inclusion for ALL“, a Virtual Town Hall

Saturday, March 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
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Register here          

Registration closes Thursday, March 4, 2021

You must register to receive the event’s Zoom link and other updates about the event including pre-registration for breakout sessions.


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Keynote Speaker: Doreen Byrd, Senior Parent Educator at Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)


Workshop & Presenters: 

Title:  Making the Connection: Communication is Key
Presenter: Beverly Roberts, Family Engagement Manager, NCSIP Coordinator at Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC )

Title:  Tips for Helping Students on the Autism Spectrum in a Remote Learning Environment
Presenter: Dr. Jill Howard, Child and Adolescent Psychologist; Director of Early Intervention Services for the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

Title: Least Restrictive Environment: What It Means for All
Presenters: Dr. Kristin Bell, Executive Director for Exceptional Children’s Programs with Durham Public Schools,
Wendy Vavrousek, Exceptional Children’s Director for Elementary Schools with Durham Public Schools



Know Your Worth Teen Empowerment Event

Join The Family Mankind, North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA), Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), One Love, Steve Smith, Mecklenburg County, Mecklenburg Council of Elders, and Share Charlotte for this Double Header Event

Saturday, February 27, 2021 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               Family Mankind- Know More…No More Silence To Teen Dating Violence Symposium

12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.               DJ Lunch Party (Planned by NCPTA)

12:25 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                 Teens Speak on Careers, Bullying, Self-Esteem, and More (Planned by NCPTA)


Register here.
Registration closes Thursday, February 25, 2021. You must register to receive the event’s Zoom link and other updates about the event.


National PTA to Host Virtual Digital Safety Events to Help Families Take Charge of Their Digital Lives

In celebration of Safer Internet Day , National PTA is hosting an entire week of live, virtual events Feb. 8-12. The virtual events and National PTA’s celebration of Safer Internet Day are part of the association’s PTA Connected initiative and are designed to help families, PTAs and school communities take charge of their digital lives and create a safer, kinder, more inclusive online community together.

“Safer Internet Day is an international education and awareness-raising effort to promote safer and more responsible use of digital devices and online technology, especially for children and youth,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “With so many aspects of our daily lives now conducted digitally, it’s more important than ever that we do so in a way that’s safe, kind and inclusive. Safer Internet Day is the perfect time for families to evaluate their online habits and do a refresh of online safety tips and best practices. It is also a time for communities to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all.”

Here are the virtual events National PTA will be hosting with the association’s PTA Connected sponsors and nonprofit partners during its week-long celebration of Safer Internet Day. The interactive series includes something for everyone—kids, families, PTA leaders and teachers.


Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. EST

The Internet Starts with “I” and Ends with “T”

Facebook live hosted by National PTA and ConnectSafely, the official North American host of Safer Internet Day


Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. EST

Real Conversations with Families About Digital Kindness

Zoom event hosted by National PTA


Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Helping Families Navigate Technology

Google Meet hosted by Google


Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. EST

The Ultimate School Assembly

TikTok livestream hosted by TikTok


Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. EST

Have the Smart Talk

Zoom event hosted by National PTA and NortonLifeLock


In addition to hosting the virtual events, National PTA will also share digital safety resources and toolkits throughout the week on social media using #SaferInternetDay and at

For more information about National PTA’s celebration of Safer Internet Day and to register for the events, visit