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.
Find Your Spot
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.
Schools-Find a Provider
Additionally, schools who need assistance with a vaccine provider for their student population can fill out this form.
Resources, Social Media Graphics & More
Be sure to check out the Vaccines for Teens toolkit for ready-made materials to share with your PTAs, schools and communities.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources
North Carolina PTA Releases Position on Schools Reopening
Governor Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
National PTA COVID-19 Resources
Q & A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities
Safe Routes to “School” A Guide for Remote Learning, provided by the Triangle J Council of Governments
NCPTA Position on Reopening Schools
Dear Membership, Supporters, and Partners,
It has been nearly a year since the Pandemic Journey began. Our breath was sucked out of us when we thought we would have to quarantine for several weeks. A year later and still not knowing an end date, we cannot deny we are tired.
We want to make clear our position concerning Covid 19 and schools reopening. NCPTA supports NPTA’s position of state and local control working with parents, school administrators, teachers, businesses, to make the best decision for our children. PTAs across the country are working hard advocating for our children.
We are providing you with a link to National PTA’s resources, position and policies
Click here for National PTA’s Statement on New CDC Guidance for Reopening Schools.
NCPTA encourages each of us to be the hero in our children’s live by continuing to work together during this difficult time
Virtual Town Halls on COVID-19 and NC School Reopening
Forum for North Carolina families to hear important updates and information about COVID-19 and NC school reopening from health care professionals.
Click here for the English and Spanish Presentations
COVID-19 Health E-News
We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, You Learn by Living
Last August we were excited to start the best PTA year, whether it was greeting new teachers and parents at the local unit or planning how we can serve families and communities on a state level. Our president, Harold Dixon, spoke of the importance of being heroes for all of our children, red cape and all! The state organization began speaking loudly to everyone that PTA is about the entire life of the child – school, family, church, and community. Everywhere, we are to be every child’s hero.
Today, PTA is emerging beyond the walls of our schools and claiming its place in the child’s entire world. Today, our role as heroes, of “just a step at a time,” looks different than it did two weeks ago. We do not get to turn around, rather we must recognize that we have the ability and the “strength to stare down” the chaos that lies ahead of us.
The women that started PTA were courageous women. Alice Birney and Phoebe Hearst, in a time where women were “seen and unheard” and without the right to vote, fought for the rights of children. The courage of Selena Butler, an African American woman, is undaunting, fighting for children in Jim Crow South. In a time of great persecution, Butler’s courage changed the lives for all families and children.
Now it’s our turn! Reach out to your schools and your mayors asking what PTA can do to help with the efforts. It may be to send out information to your email lists or post on your social media with valuable information about food, internet support, or new educational websites. It might be posting a link providing support for parents struggling with a job loss. Send a “cyber” smile to your community, be creative and find ways to share fellowship with each other.
Advocacy is the heart of our PTA’s history though many of us have forgotten it. Today, Advocacy retakes its place in our organization. Advocacy by calling a parent who is stressed about their child’s learning, Advocacy by letting leaders know that some children are not able to receive his/her lunches, or Advocacy by calling/emailing/texting Washington or Raleigh about legislation that will impact the course of this crisis. We are One Voice for All Children, we are the heroes because we will take “one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up…discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” WE ARE HEROES!
Board of Directors of North Carolina Parent Teacher Association