Nominating Committee Now Accepting Applications  
For 
2015-2016 Guilford County Council Board Of Directors

The GCC of PTAs is currently accepting nominations for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the application below. You must be or become a member in good standing of the PTA to be considered. 






GUILFORD PARENT ACADEMY OFFER NEW COURSE OFFERINGS

As we continue throughout second semester and the upcoming fall semester, please consider us as you plan parent sessions. We have several resources beneficial to parents from pre-k through high school.  Remember, we can tailor each presentation specifically for your school’s needs. 

We are also available to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, PLCs, PTA meetings, and open houses, and we’ll be happy to share information about our digital resources and parent engagement best practices (i.e. parent-friendly schools and Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Engagement).

Here’s a preview of some of the new topics available through GPA:

Getting Your Baby or Preschooler Ready for School (Target Audience – Parents of children ages 0 – 5)

Kids who Don’t Like Reading – Tips for Parents (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

Being a Man Take GUTS (Genuine Unified Talented Servants) (Target Audience Men and their children

Homework Help:  A Click Away (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

School and Home Gardening Basics (Target Audience  All Parents and Caregivers of Children

Microsoft Office Basics (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Drug-Free (Target Audience – Parents of high school students. Can be adapted for parents of middle school students as well. 

Please contact our office at 336-279-4924 or parentacademy@gcsnc.com to get the ball rolling on scheduling one of these sessions!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And remember:




 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER GREENSBORO AND GUILFORD COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTAs
JOIN TO SUPPORT PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN GCS WITH S.P.I.C.E. GRANTS

On January 27th, S.P.I.C.E. (Strengthening Parent Involvement In Children's Education) Grants were awarded to twelve school PTAs in GCS. This grant grew out of a community planning effort by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and GCC of PTAs to help families and communities improve education.  Research shows that children perform better in school if their parents are involved.  Jointly recognizing the significant impact of parent involvement, the two organizations have joined together to promote the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Here are the recipients of this years grants.

Jones Elementary     Murphy Traditional Academy     Northern Elementary School     Joyner Elementary   

Simkins Elementary     Foust Elementary    Guilford Elementary     Sternberger Elementary

Triangle Lake Montessori     Northern Guilford Middle     Allen Middle     Summerfield Elementary





Guilford County Leading Candidate as Nation's Next Say Yes to Education Community
Last year, Guilford County Schools and the Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) – with the support and assistance of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the High Point Community Foundation – launched a thoughtful and conscientious exploration of a potential partnership with Say Yes to Education. click here for more...






QUICK LINKS 

Become A Member
of the GCC of PTAs


Click here for more information:


Benefits of becoming a member

Click here for your 2014-15 Membership Form



April Evans, President

Guilford County Council of PTAs
For more information Call (336) 358-7561 or Email 






New Fund Can Help Assist Students With Access To
National Conference And Competition Participation Opportunities


The “Future Thinkers, Doers and Innovators Fund” will provide funding for student participation in national conferences related to academic or career interests; national performing arts competitions; and academic challenge competitions, such as Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind or Robotics.
  • The fund will be a need-based scholarship program
  • The primary focus for this fund will be assisting students in grades 6-12.
  • Seniors are not eligible for scholarships for programs occurring after graduation.
  • Students may request up to 50% of the per-person cost (up to $1000), though priority will be given to students with the greatest demonstrated financial need.
  • Barring extraordinary circumstances, applications from students with an annual family income of more than $35,000 will not be considered. Please note that families making less than $35,000 are not guaranteed funding.

Funding background: The fund was created this year by Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. in partnership with the Enrichment Fund for the Guilford County Schools. The Future Thinkers, Doers and Innovators Fund Committee will consider applications in on a monthly basis for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Funds will be awarded to qualified applicants until all funds budgeted for the school year are depleted.  Applications are due on the 15th of each month and will be notified by the 30th of the same month.

For details on applying, visit the Enrichment Fund websitewww.enrichmentfund.org.

 Questions? Email
Michelle Schneider, chair of the Enrichment Fund, at chair@enrichmentfund.org