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 …

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2021 Sponsors, Vendors, and Exhibitors

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, VENDORS, AND EXHIBITORS Many aspects of NCPTA Virtual Convention 2021 were made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors. Please be sure to check them out for any future needs you may have. AIM Insurance 8144 Walnut Hill Lane #900 Dallas , TX 75231 (800) 876-4044 www.aim-companies.com Apex Leadership Co. 4501 Fairview Ridge Lane Apex, NC 27539 (919) 659-8892 BEST NC 940 NW Cary Parkway Suite 121 Cary, NC 27513 (919) 864-2510 www.bestnc.org Children’s Cancer Partners 900 S. Pine Street, Suite F Spartanburg, SC 29302 (864) 582-0673 www.childrenscancerpartners.org Great Southern Recreation …

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2021 NCPTA Statewide Training Sessions: Advocacy In Motion: Amplify Your Voice

Join the North Carolina PTA for a 4 hour Training Workshop & Lunch. You will learn how to advocate for issues in your community. Let’s talk about Food Insecurities and Educational Issues that impact our families. Learn how to host a town hall or candidate forum. Who should attend? Current PTA leaders and members School Administrators and Teachers Leaders and members of other parent organizations Anyone interested in the well-being of the children of North Carolina Registration is FREE. September Trainings will be presented via Zoom. SEPTEMBER TRAINING DATES: All TRAININGS HELD VIA ZOOM 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, …

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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 …

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2021/2022 NCPTA Food Pantry & PTA Community Garden Grants Applications Now Open!

The NCPTA 2021/22  Food Pantry/PTA Community Garden Grants application is now open!  The $2,000 grant funding is intended to support your PTA in creating an action plan to help meet the most pressing needs of your school community in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic-Food Insecurity. Your school PTA will be able to choose how to spend the funding, but we ask that you use the money to address one of the areas listed below to help as many families in and around the surrounding areas (they do not just have to be current PTA members). Food Pantry PTA Community Garden …

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President

Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President Currently, there is a vacancy on the slate for NCPTA Officers. The NCPTA Nominations Committee is accepting nominations from the floor for NCPTA President. To express your interest in becoming a candidate to run from the floor, please submit the following to the chair of the NCPTA Nominating Committee no later than June 29 at 11:59pm. Email ALL information to [email protected] Each candidate will have the following posted on the Convention section of NCPTA’s website prior to the Convention. Please prepare a campaign presentation not to exceed 2 minutes to share with …

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2021 NCPTA Award Winners Announced

And the Winners are… The Awards program of the North Carolina PTA provides us with the opportunity recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA/PTSA units, councils, community partners, and individuals throughout our state. It is an opportunity to say “thank you” to deserving people who have contributed greatly to improving the lives of children. NCPTA is incredibly proud to announce the 2021 winners: Diversity and Inclusion  Pearsontown Elementary School PTA, Durham Gwin G Hughes Healthy Living Evan Finch, Carpenter Elementary School, Cary Heroes and Helpers Lanier Lewis, Sternberger Elementary School, Greensboro Outstanding Student Service Audrey Guyler, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro Outstanding Volunteer William …

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2021 Tentative Agenda

Thursday, July 29 Morning Session:  Governance Retreat Afternoon Session: NCPTA Mini-Institute – “Engaging Students of Color…Relationships, Rapport, and Respect Matter” Friday, July 30 Morning Session:  Male Engagement Afternoon Session:  PTA Leadership, Governance, and More Evening Event:  NCPTA Awards Ceremony and Virtual Dance Party Saturday, July 31 Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast with Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent of Guilford County Schools General Session featuring Greetings, Election of Secretary and President-Elect Candidate Speeches, Officer Reports Keynote Speaker-Comedian Eddie B Voting for President-Elect and Secretary Workshop Session One and Workshop Session Two President Harold Dixon’s Farewell Speech Greetings from Incoming President Francelia Burwell Diversity and Inclusion …

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COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Everyone Ages 12 and Older

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Everyone Ages 12 and Older Anyone aged 12 and older may now be vaccinated in North Carolina. The vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina. The best way to fight COVID-19, slow the spread of the virus and save lives is to get vaccinated and encourage others to get vaccinated. You can visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov for information on health departments and hospitals giving vaccinations in your area. Additionally, schools who need assistance with a vaccine provider for their student population can fill out this form. Be sure to check out the Vaccines for Teens toolkit for ready-made materials to …

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Updated 2021-2023 Officer Slate

Updated 2021-2023 Officer Slate The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate for State Officers for the 2021-2023 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA Virtual Convention. President-Elect: Dr. Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence My name is Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence and I am honored to be slated as NCPTA President-Elect. NCPTA promotes four things that I hold dearly—students, families, educators, and community. Born in Wilson and raised in Durham, I have been involved with PTA since I was a kindergartener–attending PTA meetings with my mom who was also a teacher at the elementary school where I …

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