New Date – Advocating for Strong, Healthy Schools and Children…

Mark your calendars and plan to join Wake PTA Council, Wake Ed Partnership, and WCPSS for a training event for all Wake County PTA Leaders.

ADVOCATING FOR STRONG AND HEALTHY SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN

WHEN – Thursday Feb 25th 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WHERE – Leesville Road MIDDLE School 

FREE for leaders from units that are Wake PTA Council members. 

Keynote:  Building Relationships for Advocacy 

Dr. Julie Crain, VP of Policy and Research at WakeEd Partnership

Let’s get beyond the dictionary. How can you effectively advocate to improve education for your student, school and the Wake County Public School System?

Breakout Sessions

Advocacy for Strong Schools: How Policy Informs Practice

Presenter: Public Schools First

Writing for Advocacy: Newletters, Articles and Letters to the Editor

Presenter: EdNC

Dos and Don’ts of PTA Advocacy

Presenter: North Carolina PTA

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Poe Center for Health Education and SHAC

Safety and Injury Prevention for Children, Youth, and Teens

Panelists: Safe Kids Wake County, Talk it Out & NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Learning to Earn and Demonstrate Exemplary Respect

Presenter: Brian Glendenning, Senior Administrator of Healthful Living, WCPSS

REGISTER here – Advocating for Strong, Healthy Schools and Children Signup

 

2016 New Officer Training Workshop

Wake County PTA Council: 2015 New Officer Training Workshop
Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Call to Training:

All 2016-2017 PTA officers of units throughout Wake County are invited to learn more about PTA leadership & to network with other PTA leaders from across the County.  This includes BOTH veteran officers and officers new to these PTA leadership roles.

Training Location:

Crossroads II Office Building, 110 Corning Road, Cary Room 1400

Workshop Format:

This training event will be held as one large-group workshop without breakout sessions.  It is meant to include all officers for 2016-2017 hearing the same message about how to prepare for the work ahead, and is a completely different format from our Summer Leadership Conference that offers breakout sessions.

Cost:

ABSOLUTELY FREE for officers of Wake PTA Council Member Units, but RSVP is required to ensure we have materials and seats for everyone attending.

RSVP for this workshop by visiting

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCPTA2016Officer

Please note that registration confirmations will be sent via email to registered participants approximately 3-5 days prior to the event.

 

WCPTA Night of Stars Honoree Form Deadline is January 31, 2016

Don’t forget to nominate your unit’s top PTA volunteer by filling out the WCPTA NOS Honoree Form by this Sunday, January 31st.

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.  We want your school represented at this year’s celebration!  Each unit can send five guest for free (school principal, PTA president, Honoree and their plus one, and person filling out form) plus additional guests for just $10 each, to cover the cost of food, thanks to a larger venue this year.  Please note your PTA will be invoiced after the event if you had more than five guests attending.  We can’t wait to see you all come out to celebrate the honorees and have a great night of fun and awards!

The WCPTA Night of Stars event will be May 19, 2016.  The evening will consist of dinner, door prizes, photo-op areas, entertainment and an award celebration with goody bags for the NOS Honorees.

For more information, including instructions and online form links, please visit our Night of Stars page under the Programs and Events tab or click here:  http://www.wakepta.org/programs-and-events/night-of-stars/

Questions?  Email Leah Williams at:  night-of-stars@wakepta.org

Jan 23 Advocacy, Health, Wellness and Safety event Cancelled…

Due to the possibility of impending snow/ice weather this weekend, WCPSS, Wake County PTA Council and WakeEd Partnership have cancelled the Advocating for Strong and Healthy Schools and Children training event on January 23.

Please share this info with your schools and network of PTA friends.  Thank you!

We will reschedule the event and will let you know as soon as we secure a new date and location.

Wake PTA January 2016 Newsletter

Jan 2016 Newsletter

Lots of updates to kick off the 2016 year!!  Have a read…

 

Important Reminders from WCPSS on Bus Safety Rules…

Please find a link below to a selection of bus safety videos featuring WCPSS bus drivers and elementary students discussing the new bus driver hand signals.
We along with WCPSS encourage Wake County PTA leaders to be familiar with these videos. The video messages are two minutes or less. They focus on hand signals bus drivers will use to help students safely board the bus.

The link to the videos can be found at:

Continue reading Important Reminders from WCPSS on Bus Safety Rules…

The 2015-16 WCPTA Night of Stars Honoree Form is here!!!

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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 JANUARY 31, 2016. 

The WCPTA Night of Stars event will be May 19, 2016.  The evening will consist of dinner, door prizes, photo-op areas, entertainment and an award celebration with goody bags for the NOS Honorees.

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 free attendees: the honoree and their plus one, school principal, PTA president, and person filling out Honoree Form if different from PTA president.  Your unit can chose to bring more than five guests for an additional $10 for each extra guest.  Please note your local unit will be invoiced.  All guests will need to RSVP, using the link below, by April 21, 2016. 

Continue reading The 2015-16 WCPTA Night of Stars Honoree Form is here!!!

Membership numbers on your mind???

Many PTAs are busy organizing their calendar for the year, acquainting and training new board members with their position requirements, and planning membership drives at school open houses and teacher meet & greets.

Most PTA/PTSAs will get asked “Why should I join?”.

The National PTA has been serving children for over 100 years and it is the defining organization for parent involvement!  These are just a few of the great reasons to be part of PTA:

  • Benefit your child-The number one reason to join PTA is to benefit your child and in doing so support your school.
  • Discover great resources– The PTA provides a variety of programs for parents and students from homework, education in arts, bullying prevention, child health, and much more.
  • Being a role model– You’ll demonstrate to your child the importance you place on education.
  • Getting connected and being in the know– Being a member of PTA keeps you up to date with what is happening in your school and how you can support your child’s education.
  • PTA Member benefits– Individuals can take advantage of PTA membership benefits including special offers and discounts, free e-learning courses, monthly e-newsletters, training and workshops, magazine subscription discounts, and much more.
  • Tap into a network– PTA functions connect you to other parents and teachers. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Speak up– Being a member of your PTA can help you effectively suggest change at your child’s school and in your community.
  • Watch yourself grow and hone your skills– By volunteering with your PTA, you can put your skills to use for a noble cause.

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year!

The Wake County PTA Council wants to say Thank You for your support and  commitment to your children and the children in your community.  By joining and supporting your local unit PTA, you are being an excellent role model by showing your child the importance you place on education.

Our Mission is to unify, promote, and strengthen PTA units in Wake County.  Please feel free to contact us as we are hear to help you throughout the school year.

Continue reading Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year!

2015 WCPTA Reflections Celebration

Our 2015 WCPTA Reflections Celebration was located and co-hosted by Holly Springs High School.  The celebration was an art filled evening honoring our WCPTA Reflections Winners and highlighting some of the talented dancers, musicians and singers from HSHS.  Thank you to our volunteers, judges, HSHS staff and students, our partners, WCPTA Board and everyone that helped to make it a wonderful success.

Thank you to our event partners: Strawbridge Studios,  Kimco Realty, Sweet Tomatoes of Cary, Brian Mullins Photography.

Congratulations students! You did a great job!

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Click on our Reflections Tab to see a few of this year’s winning pieces.   http://www.wakepta.org/reflections-program/