SAVE THE DATE: NCPTA Virtual Back to School Event

NCPTA Virtual Back to School Event

OCTOBER 2, 2021
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

NCPTA is excited to announce its first event for the 2021-2022 school year. Join us virtually on Saturday, October 2ndfrom 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for NCPTA’s Back-to-School Event. Our theme for this event is “Kicking Off The PTA Year:  Let’s Get It Started”. This event will feature greetings from President Francelia Burwell, door prizes, breakout sessions, and more.  Registration now open! Follow us on social media and to get updates.

A Message from NCPTA President Francelia Burwell :

“The goal of our Back-to-School Event is to provide leadership development and resources to our members and stakeholders. This event promises to be rewarding and engaging. We guarantee that this is the first of many amazing events that NCPTA will offer this year. We are committed to supporting and building meaningful connections with those advocating for children at the local, state, and national levels. Can’t wait to see you there!”

Breakout sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • How PTAs Can and Should Promote Diversity and Inclusion in a Virtual Environment
  • Membership Drives and Re-Engaging Families With PTA in a Virtual Environment
  • Revisiting Our Bylaws
  • Enhancing PTA Advocacy Work in a Virtual Environment
  • How to Plan a Successful Reflections Program in a Virtual Environment
  • PTA President: How to Lead Your PTA in a Virtual Environment
  • PTA Secretary: Best Practices in a Virtual Environment
  • The Role of the Treasurer in a Virtual Environment – Audits, Budgets, & More
  • Grant Writing and National PTA grants
  • Technology Tools That Can Enhance Your Work

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National PTA and North Carolina PTA Statement on Shooting at Mt. Tabor High School

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 1, 2021) —National PTA President Anna King and North Carolina PTA President Francelia Burwell issued the following statement on the shooting at Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.:

“National PTA, North Carolina PTA and all PTA members nationwide are dismayed to hear of the shooting that occurred today at Mt. Tabor High School. This was the second shooting at a high school in North Carolina this week.

“As students across the country are returning to school in person—many for the first time in 18 months—parents should not have to fear for the safety of their children due to senseless gun violence. As we’ve said too many times—more must be done immediately to protect our nation’s children and families. We cannot wait any longer. 

“For years, PTA members have advocated for sensible gun safety and violence prevention policies that will make our schools and communities safer for everyone and save lives. We’ve called for research to be funded on the causes and effects of gun violence on youth and communities, as well as evidence-based strategies to reduce gun violence. We’ve also called for education programs to be established to teach students, parents and community members about gun safety and violence prevention.

“At the same time, we’ve continuously advocated for improved mental health programs and services for children and families, including the prioritization of mental health education, early intervention, prevention and access to school and community-based mental health personnel and services. And this continues to be more important than ever as mental health and social and emotional well-being are among the most pressing issues to address as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We call on Congress to urgently address the epidemic of gun violence as it is destroying our communities.

“It has been and remains a top priority of PTA to prevent and eliminate gun violence in schools, communities and at home; promote the safety and well-being of all children; and ensure every child has every opportunity to reach their full potential. Our association has developed resources for parents to make sure schools are safe and supportive places for their children, as well as tips on how to talk to their children about violence. We also launched a webpage at with resources to help families learn about mental health and some of the most pressing issues and approaches, along with tools to help families cope. We encourage everyone to get involved in our efforts to protect every child.”

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit

Media Contact

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA, (703) 518-1242


North Carolina PTA is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for every child to reach their full potential. Founded in 1919 and affiliated with National PTA, there are more than 920 Parent Teacher Associations in schools across the state with more than 106,000 members. PTAs provide advocacy, vital volunteers, and material resources to their schools. NCPTA supports PTA units and provides programs, training, and advocacy on behalf of North Carolina’s children. To learn more about NCPTA, please visit our website at

Contact: Francelia Burwell, President

North Carolina PTA 

Phone (919) 787-0534

3501 Glenwood Ave

Raleigh, NC 27612

2019-2020 NCPTA Awards Winners

And the Winners Are…

The Pandemic May Have Delayed This Recognition But We Are Ecstatic to Celebrate & Congratulate the NCPTA 2019-20 Award Winners


Community Partner

Summerfield Fire Department, Summerfield, Guilford County

Diversity and Inclusion

R.N. Harris Elementary School, Durham County

Gwin G Hughes Healthy Living

Jillian Angel, Northern Elementary School, Guilford County

Heroes and Helpers

Tameka Tucker, Mary C. Williams Elementary School, New Hanover County

Outstanding Volunteer

Lisa Thomas, Summerfield Elementary School, Guilford County

Eric Lavalette, Highcroft Drive Elementary, Wake County

Principal of the Year

Lisa Williams, Sternberger Elementary School, Guilford County

School Nurse

Anita Alday, Summerfield Elementary School, Guilford County

Teacher of the Year

HarleyAnn Lesher, Creedmoor Elementary School, Granville County (4+ Years Teaching)


Membership Enrollment Recognitions

Gold Acorn

Northern Elementary School, Guilford County


Silver Acorn

Sternberger Elementary School, Guilford County


Ruby Acorn

Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School, New Hanover County

Corriher Lipe Middle School, Rowan County

Green Hope Elementary School, Wake County

Holly Ridge Elementary School, Wake County

Holly Springs Elementary School, Wake County

Leesville Road Elementary School, Wake County

Northern Guilford Middle School, Guilford County

Ogden Elementary School, New Hanover County

Shughart Middle School, Moore County

Summerfield Elementary School, Guilford County

The School for Creative Studies, Durham County

Vena Wilburn Elementary School, Wake County

Wilsons Mill Elementary School, Johnston County


Achievement Awards

Council Level


Cumberland County Council of PTAs



Wake County PTA Council


Local Unit Level


Seventy First High School, Cumberland County

The School for Creative Studies, Durham County



Chicod Elementary-Middle School, Pitt County

Creedmoor Elementary School, Granville County

First Ward Creative Arts Academy, Mecklenburg County

Holly Springs Elementary School, Wake County

Lynn Road Elementary School, Wake County

Northern Elementary School, Guilford County

Northern Guilford High School, Guilford County

Panther Creek High School, Wake County

Summerfield Elementary School, Guilford County

Sternberger Elementary School, Guildford County

Vena Wilburn Elementary School, Wake County



Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School, New Hanover County

Ranson Middle School, Mecklenburg County


The Awards Celebration will be held during our Virtual State Convention. Be sure to join us at the NCPTA Virtual Awards Celebration and Virtual Dance Party on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be recognized.