IS YOUR NOMINATING COMMITTEE
UP AND RUNNING?
It's the time of year for your nominating committee to start recruiting officers for 2019-2020 so that your PTA can hold elections at your last general meeting of the year.
Not sure what to do? Click here for a quick reference guide.
More information coming soon about
WCPTA Leadership webinars and video chats!
Questions? Contact Amy Jones at
SAVE THE DATE
Join us on Monday, March 18, at 7:30pm for a webinar-based training and information session to help you get prepared for PTA Day. During the training session, you’ll hear about NCPTA’s legislative priorities for all of North Carolina’s children and their families. You’ll learn about the details and agenda for PTA Day, and get to ask questions that will help you get comfortable with our day at the North Carolina General Assembly.
Whether you’re new to advocacy, or you’ve done it before, this webinar-based training will provide you with all of the information you need to get prepared and feel empowered.
Your PTA Budget
Does your budget reflect the mission of the PTA? The PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. A budget does not dictate what your PTA must do. It simply represents what your PTA intends to do. In other words, the goal of the PTA is not to raise money and then find programs to support. The goal should be to create programs that are in alignment with the mission of your PTA and then raise money to support those programs.
The budget is also only an estimate of the planned expenditures for the year. Should your PTA incur additional expenses or a change in an allocated expenditure, the budget may be amended by a vote of the membership at any regular meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose.
All expenditures of your PTA must be consistent with the approved budget and based on actual fund availability.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Promote a health and wellness lifestyle by promoting these awareness events in your schools, with your families, and in your communities. For creative ideas on how to incorporate any of these activities in your school, please contact the WCPTA Health and Wellness Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month
American Heart Month
Learn more about heart disease, risk factors, and things you can do to make create a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family.
National Children's Dental Health Month
"Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile"
#YouthCulture – A Workshop Series for Parents
The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture program is designed to empower parents and guardians by providing insight into the environment and culture around our youth. Each workshop explores how the developing adolescent brain shapes perceptions and behavior. All participants will receive a free packet of supportive materials and resources. Covered topics will include substance use, Internet safety, sexting, and healthy dating relationships. In addition, we will explore ways to enhance parent-child communication.
February 7th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about the growing concern of opioid use in our communities and how to recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms, as well as steps and resources to keep children from opioid use.
NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board hours available.
Light snacks & door prizes!
Healthy Teen Relationships
February 21st, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition, participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends as well as North Carolina laws.
Adolescent Brain Development and the Role of Social Media
March 7th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about current research on adolescent brain development and teen risk perception. Participants will also explore how a risk perception impacts a teen’s engagement with social media and Internet security.
March 21st, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
This program addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and effects of e-cigarettes as we cover the latest research. We will also take a look at the risk factors for use, and the protective factors that help prevent use. A discussion on resources and strategies for increasing protective factors with our youth will leave attendees with tools for the next steps.
Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
April 4th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn how early onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in substance use today.
Navigating “The Talk”
May 2nd, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about resources and tools to assist you in developing and tailoring the talk to your teen about social media, teen relationships, and substance use.
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February 4th - Homemade Soup Day
Enjoy a healthy home cooked meal with your family with one of these soup recipes. - https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g1658/healthy-soup-recipes/
Playworks NC helps build tomorrow’s citizens through safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. At a Playworks school, every student is included regardless of athletic ability, academic skills, or economic background.
Every kid loves to play. Playworks focuses on this intrinsic desire as an entry point to increase physical activity while simultaneously teaching social emotional skills.Playworks NC partners with elementary schools across North Carolina by providing a recess coach who teams up with the school staff to create and model a healthy recess environment. Playworks recess programs offer an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other kids, and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially.
Playworks also provides professional training and on-going development to school staff, paraprofessionals, and after-school care providers to run and maintain a great recess throughout the year. Through hands-on professional development workshops and collaborative consultation, PlayworksPro services teach schools and youth organizations to use practical skills that tap into the transformative play to change lives.
Interested in learning more about the recess climate at your child's school? Take the Recess Checkup to help identify the strengths and areas of improvement currently happening on their playground!
To learn more about Playworks, please visit our website! #PlayworksForEveryKid
Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee and Navigating Elections
February 11, 2019
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Questions about the duties and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee? Do you have questions about how to create a slate of officers for your elections? Do you need help on how to hold elections? Join NCPTA to learn how to work effectively as a nominating committee and learn the steps to holding elections.
View the Lifeline for Leaders Monthly Schedule.
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Share Outstanding Accomplishments
The NCPTA Awards Program provides us with the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA/PTSA units, councils and individuals throughout our state. There are numerous ways to honor an outstanding teacher, principal, school administrator, volunteer, or your PTA. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to say “thank you” to deserving people who have contributed greatly to improving the lives of children and youth. PTAs must be in Good Standing with NCPTA to apply for an award.
2019 Awards are scheduled to open in February!
Winners will be recognized at our 2019 NCPTA Convention on May 18 at UNC Charlotte-City Center (Charlotte, NC).
Lunch & Learn
"New" Math for Parents
Tue, February 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The "new math" curriculum looks a lot different from the math most of us remember learning, but there IS rhyme and reason to it! Learn about the new approach at our next Lunch & Learn - February 12th!
The Special Education Inclusion Committee (SEIC) is proud to be a part of the Wake PTA Council. While we provide families with information and tools to support their child’s educational needs, we also offer support to PTAs so that their programs and events are inclusive of all children and their families. For more information, visit us at www.wake-seic.com
THE COMPLETE LIST OF FREE THINGS AND GRANTS FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
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