Happy March my fellow advocates,
MARCH MADNESS begins!! This is a busy month! Hopefully you have been having discussions about potential nominees to fill your board positions for next year. On Monday, March 9th, NCPTA will offer a webinar on the responsibilities of the nominating committee and navigating elections. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, this is the webinar for you. Join NCPTA to learn how to work effectively as a nominating committee and learn the steps to holding elections. Register here.
CALL TO SERVE! The Wake County PTA Council is seeking nominations for the following positions: President, VP of Leadership, VP Communications, Secretary, and Treasurer. We are also looking for leaders to serve as members-at-large. Please contact us if you are interested at email@example.com. Thank you in advance.
The NCPTA Winter Symposium was held on Saturday, February 29th at the Durham Public Schools (DPS) Staff Development Center. PTA representatives from all over NC were in attendance, as well as, members from the community, teachers and principals. We enjoyed a Superhero partnership breakfast where the school report card data was shared. We discussed the Leandro Report with a principal from Halifax County, violence in the community and racial injustice.
The 2020 NCPTA Annual Awards are open. Winners will be recognized at the NCPTA Convention on May 16th. If you are a PTA unit in good standing you are eligible to apply. You must apply online. Please go online and nominate an outstanding teacher, principal, school administrator, volunteer or even your PTA unit. We encourage you all to nominate someone but especially your own PTA units. If you need assistance with this, please contact the NCPTA office or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCPTA Annual Convention
Annual Convention is coming May 14-16, 2020 in Durham. Click here for the details.
Is your unit struggling with memberships, operations, disagreements, any other issues/concerns? Please contact us. Our mission is to unify, promote and strengthen PTA units across Wake County.
Thank YOU for all that you do!! Your time and efforts are appreciated!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019-20 GOLD Key Winners:
The Gold Key Award acknowledges teams who received the Blue Key Award for 2019-2020 and added at least 25 new members by January 15.
Find out all you need to know about the March 3rd Super Tuesday. Especially important to Wake voters are the district changes. Find your sample ballot, and vote!
Is your PTA in compliance with NCPTA Bylaws?
Section 11.5 Checks. All bills of this local PTA shall be paid by check. Checks must be signed by two of no more than four officers authorized by the board of directors to sign checks, except that none of these officers so authorized shall be related, and at least one of these authorized officers shall be the Treasurer. The signing of blank checks is prohibited.
No school employee should have signature authority on PTA checks unless they are a duly elected PTA officer.
The PTA can’t give ‘money to the school or any person or organization without a specific use for the money. The IRS and your members hold the PTA accountable for the use of that money.
Failure to comply with NCPTA bylaws could result in a loss of your PTA Charter and 501(C)3 status.
Join us as the Poe Center, the Wake County Public School System, Wake County Human Services, and the American Heart Association continue to move the needle and make a healthy difference in the lives of Wake County residents. At the first Tobacco-Free Community Forum, the Triangle community imagined the possibilities of a tobacco-free community.
We invite all to the second Tobacco-Free Community Forum. The purpose of the forum is to educate, empower, and engage.
Join us as we:
Where: Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610
When: March 21st, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact Virginia Johnson at email@example.com.
Click Here to Register: www.poehealth.org/events/tobacco-free-community-forum-2020/
#YouthCulture – A Workshop Series for Parents
The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture workshop series is designed to empower parents/guardians by providing up-to-date information on substance use prevention, internet safety, and relationships to support healthy choices.
The adult program series is for adults only.
During each session there will also be a separate Youth Program that complements adult workshop. The youth series is for youths only.
All sessions are located at the Poe Center for Health Education, 224 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27610.
Feel free to attend any and all workshops. There will be light snacks and door prizes!resources.
CLICK TO REGISTER: www.poehealth.org/events/youthculture-workshop-series-at-the-poe-center-2020/
Start planning ahead for April:
Did you remember to nominate your PTA's Star Volunteer to be recognized at a the Wake County PTA Council's Night of Stars on April 30th? No worries - the deadline for nominations has been extended to March 7th. Click HERE for the nomination form. We can't wait to see you and celebrate! WCPTA’s Night of Stars - FAQs
The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
Created for grades K-8 and high school English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career. Guides for grades K-High School are available in both English and Spanish.
Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee and Navigating Elections:
March 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Do you have questions about the duties and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee? Do you want to know 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. Register here.
All students who participated in the Reflections contest are invited!