“Transition means change, a passage from one style, form, state, or from one place to another.”
Everyone experiences transitions throughout their lives. They can be both exciting and concerning. Transition into kindergarten is one such transition. Both children and their families are often thrilled with the move to “big school” and frightened at the same time. However, planning ahead can help. With adequate preparation, transitions can be managed with minimal stress. Planning ahead helps ensure that children experience a positive adjustment to school, that families acquire a positive outlook for the upcoming school year, and that teachers are better able to meet the needs of all their students. Learn more about transitions at the website below:
It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we do not want it to go by without letting you know how much we appreciate all you do! To highlight the importance of PTA volunteers, we want you to nominate your favorite volunteer parent or teacher. NCPTA will select one deserving nominee to receive the “star treatment!”
One lucky volunteer will be chosen to enjoy a day in Raleigh where we will capture their story on video and treat them to a free hair + makeup makeover by Dawn Bender Carrington, stylist and owner of Glam Lounge in Raleigh. Dawn, who competes internationally and has worked with celebrities including Katherine Heigl, is volunteering her time to give one special volunteer that extra special celebrity treatment in preparation for our video spotlight on one great PTA volunteer!
Volunteers, we appreciate all you do each day for children across North Carolina! NCPTA will select the winner by April 29, so go ahead and nominate your top volunteer now by telling us why they are so deserving in the comment section below. Visit Dawn’s website at http://www.glamhaircare.com/#!__celebrities
The first three modules for the NCPTA/NCVPS Parent Leadership Certificate are now live in the NCVPS Blackboard classroom. Parents will need to submit a request for user name into the course management system (Blackboard) by filling out this form. Once we receive your request, we will contact you via email with your login information and additional information on how to access the modules and navigate within the course environment. This may take up to 48 hours as we have a large user name request database. Thank you for your interest in the NCPTA Parent Leaders Online Program!
CFNC is about a lot more than just saving for college. Learn about the many resources and services provided by CFNC through a free webinar sponsored by the North Carolina Business Committee for Education on April 21st (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.) . Register by going to http://www.ncbce.org.
NCPTA received a donation of 20 tickets to the April 29th performance of Shakespeare in Music by the North Carolina Symphony conducted by the illustrious Grant Llewellyn. The concert takes place at noon on April 29 at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. This would be a perfect concert for high school English, drama, or music students. Tell us how you would like to use these FREE tickets. NCPTA will select the winners.
Each week I look forward to two excellent reports on what happened at the General Assembly that week. One update is by Ann McColl, legislative director of the North Carolina Board of Education. The second is the Friday Report by the North Carolina Public School Forum. The links for these two great resources are below. If you are familiar with other helpful K-12 education news sites, please share.