River Eves PTA won the NFCPTA October Membership Award Contest

River Eves PTA has won the October Membership Contest. NFCPTA would like to thank you for all of your hard work. More »

River Eves PTA won the NFCPTA October Membership Award Contest

As a thank you from the NFCPTA, for all of the hard work, River Eves received treats of coffee and breakfast pastries. More »

2016 Winners of the Sally FitzGerald Scholarship

North Fulton Students Awarded NFC PTA Sally FitzGerald Scholarships. Each scholarship winner was awarded $1,500 at the NFC PTA Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon held on April 26, 2016. More »

 

2017-2018 North Fulton Council Executive Committee Slate

Co-President    John Martin     Elkins Pointe MS
Co-President    Tunieka Brown     Milton HS
Treasurer    Jenny Fettes        Hopewell MS, Cambridge HS
Secretary    Elysa Greenwald      Mountain Park ES, Crabapple MS
VP Local Unit Support    Angie Dover Hopewell MS
VP Communications       Open
VP Legislation & Advocacy      Open
VP Membership    Kristen Vance     Webb Bridge MS
VP Programs    Kelsey Geist     Cogburn Woods ES


Resolution in Support of Local Unit Governance
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 WHEREAS, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the PTA’s mission “…to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children,” is implemented by its volunteer members; and

WHEREAS, the success of PTA’s mission is dependent upon effective engagement at the local unit level; and

WHEREAS, each local unit has unique needs which are best recognized by the local leadership, and

WHEREAS, local units – through their bylaws – have established the governance composition to best suit the needs of the community; and

WHEREAS, PTA bylaws specifically define the roles of co-presidents and co-secretaries, recognizing the benefit of sharing the high work load of these positions; and

WHEREAS, the North Fulton Council of PTAs is one of the largest in the state – both in number of local units and number of members; and

WHEREAS, the North Fulton Council of PTAs has seven (7) local units which are National PTA Schools of Excellence – and one which won the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award – recognizing their strong, successful, and effective family-school partnerships; and

WHEREAS, the proposed policy change of the Georgia PTA to eliminate co-vice presidents and limit the number of executive officers would negatively impact these and many other units around the state; and

WHEREAS, the Georgia PTA has not produced a Georgia State law or National PTA bylaw and/or policy which prohibits co-vice presidents and/or limits the size of the executive committee; and

WHEREAS, PTA is a constitutional organization and operates on the consent of its membership, Robert’s Rules of Order does not allow the board to take an action which conflicts with the assembly, unless that power is specifically permitted to the board; and

Therefore, let it be

RESOLVED, that the North Fulton Council of PTAs respectfully requests the Georgia PTA immediately provide any documentation (including contacts at National PTA) supporting the proposed policy change; and let it further be

RESOLVED, in the absence of a higher authority (state law or National PTA) requiring the changes to local unit bylaws, the Georgia PTA rescind the policy change prohibiting co-vice presidents and limiting the size of the executive committee; and be it further

RESOLVED, the North Fulton Council of PTAs requests Georgia PTA formally acknowledge the benefit of co-vice presidents, and Georgia PTA formally defines the position of co-vice presidents in the local unit bylaws; and be it further

RESOLVED, in the absence of Georgia PTA rescinding the policy, the North Fulton Council of PTAs is firm in its position that this policy change be brought to the membership for an official vote at the 2017 Georgia PTA Convention and Leadership Training; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the North Fulton Council of PTAs recognizes that local units best understand the needs of their communities and the North Fulton Council will continue to support its local units in their efforts to further the mission of PTA.


North Fulton Council PTA Reflections Exhibit 2016:

 “What Is Your Story”

Congratulations to the 135 winners of our 2016 Reflections art competition, which was held at the Teaching Museum North on November 15th and 16th.  We had great participation from our North Fulton Council schools – 603 entries from 37 different schools. The winners move up to the next level of competition, Georgia PTA. We should have the results back from state level around end of February. We will post those with the local school chairs and on our NFC PTA website.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and made it all possible. Thank you to all the parents for your continued support of this wonderful PTA program. Thank you to our talented students for your participation in this program and Good Luck at the state level. 

Please check out the list of 2016-17 NFC PTA Reflections Winners and Honorable Mention in Reflections tab or click the link below:

Reflections Winners 2016

Angie Dover, NFC PTA Reflections Chair

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