GCC of PTAs Nominating Committee Releases 2015-2016 Slate Of Officers

The GCC of PTA's Nominating Committee considered eligible candidates for the 2015-2016 term of office. On behalf of the Nominating Committee, we present the following nominating slate for the general membership’s consideration:

 

President: Annette Galloway

Vice President 1: Kristi Bryson

Vice President 2: Shirrell Williams

Secretary: Felicia Andrews

Treasurer: Linda Causey

 

 

The general membership will vote at the end of the year awards program on May 7, 2015, being held at Simkins Elementary. Please note that additional nominations may be made from the floor.  

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Nominating Committee










PTAs and PTSAs will get to see our State PTA President Donald Dunn at our May 7th Awards Celebration.  This year our celebration will be a FREE event held at Simkins Elementary School. This wonderful and FUN Event will start at 5:30pm.  We are excited about seeing each of you there!









Attention Middle and High Schools

We would like to showcase our talented student leaders at our upcoming Awards Celebration on May 7th!  We would like three students from each middle and high school PTA or PTSA to be award presenters that night. 

Please 
email us the names of the students you would like to represent your PTA or PTSA, as well as contact information and a contact person by April 21, 2015.  

Thanks for all you do to involve students in PTA!






Attention All PTA/PTSA Units

Send us your pictures!  We are starting to compile a slideshow for our final Awards Celebration and Full Council Meeting.  Please email a picture or two of your PTA or a PTA event at your school by April 21, 2015 to be viewed at our Awards celebration on May 7, 2015.

All our PTAs and PTSAs will get to see our State PTA President Donald Dunn at our May 7th Awards Celebration.  This year our celebration will be a FREE event held at Simkins Elementary School. The event will start at 5:30pm.  We are excited about seeing each one of you there!

Thank you,

Sherrell Williams
Awards Chair, GCC of PTAs





NCPTA applauds students and PTA families across the state for participating in PTA Reflections, a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves. First-place winners will move on to the National PTA competition.

NCPTA Reflections Celebration

NCPTA will host a Reflections Celebration for state-level winners in first, second and third place. Special Artists and Theme Search winners will also be recognized at the event.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606




Special Artist Winners

Awards of Merit
Logan Coleman, Southwest Guilford Elementary, High Point

Dance Choreography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
2nd Place: Destiny Ballard, Pleasant Garden Elem. School, Pleasant Garden

Middle
1st Place: Alexandria York, Southeast Guilford Middle School, Greensboro

Senior
1st Place: Alexandra Jones, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro

Film Production Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
3rd Place: Hanna Thigpen, Morehead Elementary School, Greensboro

 

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Claire Campbell, John Van Lindley Elem. School, Greensboro

Senior
2nd Place: Cameron Brosnan, Lucy Ragsdale High School, Jamestown

Literature Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
3rd Place: Sophia Stevens, Peeler Open Elementary School, Greensboro

Music Composition Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
3rd Place: Isobel Shiffler, Brooks Global Studies Magnet, Greensboro

 

Middle
3rd Place: Cameron Woody, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro

 

Senior
3rd Place: Michael Snyder, Lucy Ragsdale High School, Jamestown

Photography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
3rd Place: Luke Van Winkle, Northern Elementary School, Greensboro

 

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Thomas Stafford, Jesse Wharton Elem. School, Greensboro

Visual Arts Winners

Middle
2nd Place: Sreya Halder, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro

 










GUILFORD PARENT ACADEMY 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:




Northern Guilford High School Offers Med Toss For Community

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinets!
A few small steps can help safeguard lives and the environment.

On Saturday, April 18, our Northern Guilford High School PTSA hosts our 2nd Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – MedToss. This event gives people a safe way to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription and over the counter drugs.


What: Med Toss
When: Saturday, April 18, 9 AM- 12 PM
Where: Northern Guilford High School Front Entrance Circle

FUN GIVEAWAYS!
DRAWING FOR GREAT DOOR PRIZES!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION






Elite Panel Assembled to Discuss Pitfalls and Positives of Social Media 


Social media is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days but it can sometimes be difficult to understand the ramifications of exactly how quickly one Tweet or photo from Greensboro, NC can forever change your personal imagine. Make plans to attend an event

“The Good, Bad and Ugly of Social Media: What You Say #NeverGoesAway” 
Northern Guilford High School 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
7 p.m. 

An esteemed panel of area leaders comprised from the athletics, 
business and medical fields will gather to discuss how today’s social media usage can last a lifetime. Click For More Information





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