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







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. 








Please RSVP to  April Evans  at Email  by 01/20/2015





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...


TEACHER SUPPLY WAREHOUSE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS


The Guilford Education Alliance is in need of volunteers to help fill orders at the Teacher Supply Warehouse at 2601 Grengate Drive in Greensboro.  The Warehouse receives new school supplies and gently used office equipment donated items from individuals, organizations and businesses. Guilford County Schools teachers then sign up to "shop" and take items back for their students. When classrooms are short on school supplies, teachers often make up the difference. According to a national study, teachers spend $500-$800 per year out of pocket to make sure their students have the supplies they need. 







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





Battle of the Books

2014-2015

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of over 100 officials for the GCS Battle of the Books competitions this year. If you or someone you know, are interested in volunteering, please click the link below.

Dates:

  • Elementary BOB- Monday, March 9th
  • Middle BOB-Tuesday, March 10th
  • High BOB- Wednesday, March 11th

Location:

  • EUC building on Stirling street on the UNCG campus.
  • Parking and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
  • You will receive a parking and lunch voucher in your registration packet on the day of the competition.

Please CLICK HERE to Volunteer.

(If you know of someone that may be interested, please share the link with them)

  • Those people scheduled for a volunteer position will be contacted regarding training.
  • Scorekeeper, timekeeper, moderator, and judge training will be at 3:00on March 2nd or the 9:00 on March 3rd.
  • Volunteers will only be asked to attend one session.

Thank you so much for volunteering your time to help the students of GCS.

Let the Battle Begin...