The Guilford County Council of PTAs provides inspiration, information and instruction for the local PTA member units and the community in which we serve. We are at the center of the communication network which consists of National PTA, NCPTA, local units, school board, state and district superintendent, administration, parents, businesses and children. Through county council programs, meetings, emails, newsletters and media, we can instruct, challenge and influence these groups to action promoting welfare of children and youth.
In a council there is local PTA unit membership only. Each local unit is represented by delegates who participate in council activities as representatives of their local unit. Bylaws defines who will be the delegates to represent their local PTA unit. Typically, the president is a delegate, along with another designee from the local unit. Membership to GCC of PTAs is defined in state and council bylaws.
In general, the county council is able to provide services to local units and address needs which are beyond the scope of a single PTA unit.
PTA advocates on a wide variety of child-related issues: education, health, nutrition, safety, juvenile protection, welfare reform, parent and family life, and drug abuse prevention, to name a few. Advocacy is simply communicating about an issue for which PTA has adopted a position by speaking, writing, phoning, faxing or emailing. The purpose of the communication can be to inform, educate, persuade or increase the level of awareness about the issue. Please contact Valerie Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The benefits of male involvement in schools and the community is very important. The council sponsored a male engagement workshop and discussion panel during the annual PTA local unit leadership conference.
S.P.I.C.E. Grants (Strengthening Parent Involvement in Children's Education)
The grants ( up to $1000) grew out of a community planning effort by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to help families and communities improve education. Jointly recognizing the significant impact of parent involvement, the two organizations have joined to promote the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Please contact Paula Jarrell at email@example.com on any questions about the application process.
Reflections Program -
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Please contact Felicia Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Power of PTA Voices in
Number of Local PTA
as of July 2016: 34 of 94
GCC of PTA's Goal
by May 2017: 94 of 94
Number of Local PTA
Member Unit Delegates
as of July 2016: 34
GCC of PTAs is honored to have such a dedicated group of local member units. We thank you for your volunteer efforts and look forward to serving you!