2015 New Officer Training Workshop

Please share with the incoming officers of your PTA unit!  Flyer attached for your use in promoting attendance by your PTA Leaders.  This will be a great opportunity to get some free PTA Training for your officers while getting a chance to meet several of the officers of the Wake County PTA Council.
Wake County PTA Council: 2015 New Officer Training Workshop
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
WCPSS Crossroads I Building (Board Room), 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC
Incoming 2015-16 PTA Leaders across Wake County are highly encouraged to attend this 2-hour session hosted by the Wake County PTA Council.  This training will be held as a large-group setting with PTA leaders from around the County to learn more about how to lead a PTA Unit specifically tailored to Wake County, and to learn more about how we can work together to make 2015-16 a great year!
This workshop is FREE, but registration is required at:

The 2015 WCPTA Night of Stars Honoree form is here!!

2015 NOS Form

The annual WCPTA Night of Stars Event celebrates the top PTA volunteer at local units.  This is a free event for local units that are members of the Wake County PTA Council.  Each local unit will select their top PTA Volunteer and nominate them to be honored at the event by using the WCPTA Honoree Form.  A local unit may select a board member or a general PTA member.    HONOREE FORM DEADLINE IS MARCH 27, 2015. 

The WCPTA Night of Stars event will be May 21, 2015.  The evening will consist of dinner, door prizes, photo-op areas, and an award celebration with awards for the NOS Honorees.  More details about location and times will be released in the coming weeks.

Start working on your honoree forms now; we want your school and PTA honored this year!!!  Each local unit that submits a form will be allowed up to five attendees: the honoree and their plus one, school principal, PTA president, and person filling out Honoree Form if different from PTA president.

There are two Survey Monkey links.  One is the Honoree Form questionnaire and the other is the event RSVP form.  Please read ALL instructions on the forms and links.
HONOREE FORM DEADLINE IS MARCH 27, 2015. 

2015 WCPTA NOS Form

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015NOS-FORM

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015NOS-RSVP

If you have any questions, please email Leah Williams at:  night-of-stars@wakepta.org

 

February Tuesday Training Tidbit Session

Rescheduled for March 11, 2015.  All other training information is the same. 

The 2-17-2015 mini training has been CANCELED due to poor weather! 

You can now RSVP for the next mini training.  You MUST register for this event.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please register again.   This FREE event is open to WCPTA Council Members.  If your PTA is not a council member please email us to receive membership information.  Thank you.

The 2-17-2015 mini training has been CANCELED due to poor weather! 
The next mini training is February 17, 2015.  YOU MUST REGISTER!!!!

We will cover Fundraising Opportunities, Nominating Committee Information, Mid Year Check In Review, NCPTA Database, WCPTA Night of Stars, and more.  We will also have door prizes.  Again, you MUST register so we can get in touch with you if changes are made.

When:  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at  11am (training is approximately one hour)

Training Location:  Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant    2310 Walnut Street Cary, NC 27518

Leah Williams and Mandy Patterson will stay after the one hour training to answer questions about these topics.

Email Leah or Mandy at:  tuesday-trainings@wakepta.org

Visit the Tuesday Training tab to Register.
http://www.wakepta.org/tuesday-training-tidbits/

WCPTA Reflections Program Winners

The WCPTA 2014-15 Reflections Program Winners are now online!

Thousands of talented students from across Wake County participated in the annual PTA art program that allowed them to express themselves creatively with new works of art inspired by the current theme, “The world would be a better place if…”.   Students submitted work in six art categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts.    Congratulations on a job well done to all participants!!

All students named on the attached list will be honored at the annual Wake County PTA Council  Reflections Celebration in the Spring-details pending.
Official 2014-15 WCPTA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to Collin Carter and Kaitlyn Eklund of Wake County.  Their theme ideas were among the five selected to represent the NCPTA at the National PTA judging.

Thank you to all the Local Unit Reflections Chairs.  We thank you for your handwork and dedication to the PTA Reflections Program and to arts in education!

 

December Tuesday Training Tidbit Session

You can now RSVP for the next mini training.  You MUST register for this event.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please register again.   This event is open to WCPTA Council Members.  If your PTA is not a council member please email us to receive membership information.  Thank you.

The next mini training is December 2, 2014.  YOU MUST REGISTER!!!!

 

 

We will cover Fundraising Opportunities, Bullying, Health and Wellness covered by a Poe Health Center Representative, NCPTA Database Questions, and Money Tips.

We will also have a few door prizes at this training.  Again, you MUST register!

When:  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at  11am (training is approximately one hour)

Training Location:  Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant    2310 Walnut Street Cary, NC 27518

Leah Williams, Mandy Patterson, and guest speakers will stay after the one hour training to answer questions about these topics.

Email Leah or Mandy at:  tuesday-trainings@wakepta.org

Visit the Tuesday Training tab to Register.
http://www.wakepta.org/tuesday-training-tidbits/

 

Introducing Tuesday Training Tidbits

WCPTA Presents Tuesday Training Tidbits.  These mini training sessions, held throughout the school year, are free for Wake County PTA Council members and will include training tidbits (small bits of information about the topic, not full topic training)  from a wide array of topics including: financial tools, bullying, Reflections, payments and fees, healthy lifestyles, good standing requirements, fundraising, nominating committee, social media and more.  Please note topics are subject to change due to training availability.

Information and Registration for the first training follows.

Slots are quickly filling so be sure to register today!!

When:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at  11am (training is approximately one hour)

Training Topics at this session: Reflections, Council Dues & Fees, PTA Good Standing, Logging into the NCPTA Database, Financial Information, & Fundraising Opportunities.
Leah Williams and Mandy Patterson will stay after the one hour training to answer questions about these topics.

Email questions to Leah and Mandy at:     tuesday-trainings@wakepta.org

For more details and to register go to our Tuesday Training Tidbits tab or follow the link:

http://www.wakepta.org/tuesday-training-tidbits/

AHA Brains and Bodies Workshop

brains and bodies award logo wellness star

Join AHA for this free workshop about the AHA healthy schools awards: the Brains and Bodies Award and the Wellness Star award.

There are some changes to the Brains and Bodies Award this year, so we especially encourage past applicants to join us to see what’s new.

The workshop is free and will provide information on how to apply, the deadline next spring, how schools can assess their status now and work throughout the school year to achieve their goals.

When: September 30, 2014 @ 10:00-11:00 am  or at 5:30-6:30 pm for those  who can attend during the day.

Where: YMCA of the Triangle ARC    801 Corporate Center Drive #290, Raleigh, NC 27607 USA

Contact: info@advocatesforhealthinaction.org

Registerhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AwardsWorkshop

For more information about AHA visit their website at:  http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/

Advocates for Health in Action

aha rewards Wake PTA Leaders,

Thank you for all you’re doing to get 2014-2015 off to a great start for your school communities!  I am passing along a few resources that might be helpful to you on school celebrations as we move into the Fall.  Our WCPTA wellness partner, Advocates for Health in Action, has some fliers on rewarding students the healthy way and several different fliers about healthy holiday celebrations.  As the year progresses, I’ll be sharing additional holiday fliers with you.

AHA healthy school flyer 2015

Healthy Halloween   NCPTA-AHA Halloween treats flyer

Please share these widely with the STAFF and PTA leaders in your school.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at Wake County PTA Council or at NCPTA if you have questions about these programs.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for your support of education in Wake County!
Sarah Martin
Wake County PTA Council Board of Directors
North Carolina PTA Board of Directors

 

 

Federal School Nutrition Guideline Changes

The National PTA has planned a free 30-minute webinar on the evening of Thursday, September 18th at 8:00 PM ET, for state and local PTA leaders providing an overview of the new Smart Snacks guidelines from the USDA. It will also contain helpful resources as your PTAs begin to implement these guidelines.

Please share this information with your PTA Boards and anyone at your schools that you believe would be interested in helping your PTA comply with these new guidelines.

To register for the webinar, please go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/222618542

The Smart Snacks Overview webinar, hosted by the School Nutrition Policy Fellow at National PTA, will inform state and local leaders on successfully implementing the Smart Snack guidelines. A member of the USDA staff, Nancy Lyons, will serve as a panelist to assist in providing technical information along with answering questions. Existing resources and information about future resources from National PTA and other organizations regarding these new guidelines will be provided. We look forward to having you join our webinar on improving child nutrition through the Smart Snacks guidelines!

 

WCPTA Reflections Program Updates

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The 2014-15 Reflections Program theme is “The world would be a better place if…”.

WCPTA Reflections Program forms, rules, and guidelines have been added to the website under the Reflections Program tab.   Information for students can be found at the top of the page with forms, tips, and guides for Local School Chairs following.

If you are a Local School Chair and you are not on the WCPTA Reflections Email List, please email Leah Williams with your name, your PTA title, your school name, and your personal contact number to:      reflections@wakepta.org