Cumberland County District PTA Council

PTA LogoThe Cumberland County District PTA Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which was created during the spring of 2010 to provide information, inspiration and instruction for its member units in Cumberland County, North Carolina. The Cumberland County District PTA Council is comprised of an executive board with six elected officers, four appointed principals, and the Cumberland County Superintendent or his representative.

CCDPTA is dedicated to the PTA mission of helping every child succeed by building strong PTAs. Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and strong advocates for the education and well-being of children. In partnership with each local PTA, parents, teachers, students and community members, the council will speak as a unified voice for programs that contribute to the success of every child in Cumberland County.


Mission and Values

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Values

Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

If you are interested in volunteering, serving on the board, partnering or sponsoring please contact CCDPTA President, Porcha McMillan at: ccdpta2@gmail.com. or visit our website at: www.ccdptac.k12.nc.us.

Advocacy

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. We have moved from being known for raising funds through bake sales and book fairs to becoming a platform parents can use to become more engaged and informed.  PTA allows our parents and all stakeholders to become more aware of what is going on in their children’s classrooms and their communities. Some programs that were accomplished by PTA are: Universal Kindergarten, National School Lunch Program and a Juvenile Justice System.

The beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Cumberland County Schools raised the problematic issue of student tardiness in our public schools. CCS data showed that some students are repeatedly missing large blocks of instructional time due to tardiness.  CCS’ campaign “Every Minute Counts” was designed to help students, parents and all stakeholders understand that being tardy or leaving early can have a negative impact on students learning.  Believe it or not, repeated tardiness can make a difference between a student passing a subject or having to remediate.

CCDPTA’s mission is to help ensure every child succeeds, and as the council we strive to provide a unified voice for programs that will contribute to the success of every child in Cumberland County.  Therefore, we are asking for you to help us raise awareness by joining in the effort to make Every Minute Count!


 CCDPTA Reflections Art Program

The 2016-2017 Reflections Theme is “What’s Your Story?”

Encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors. The CCDPTAC Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12.

Categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Phtography, Visual Arts


 Upcoming Events

Cumberland County District PTA Council Monthly Board Meetings

Cumberland County District PTA Council Monthly Board Meetings are open to the public. They are held at Central Services, 2465 Gillespie St, Fayetteville, NC on the 1st Tues. of the month; Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7; 3:45-5 pm.


Grants

CCDPTA and FCPR:  Action for Active Youth Mini-Grant

Cumberland County District PTA Council is excited about our partnership with Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation. In efforts to fight childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles of youth in Cumberland County, we are offering the Action for Active Youth Mini-Grant. CCDPTA- Action for Active Youth is a model program that provides vouchers to assist with fees for students to participate in Athletic or Cultural Arts Programs at one of the 16 Recreation Centers within Cumberland County. Recipients are able to receive grant funds until November 2016

Student Eligibility Requirements:
-Must attend a Cumberland County school
-Must attend a school with a local PTA unit in good standing
-Must be referred by CCS School Physical Education Instructor or
Must be referred from CCS Exception Children's Services Department

CCDPTA S.P.I.C.E (Strengthening Parent Involvement In Children’s Education) GRANTS

CCDPTA is excited to announce that we are awarding local PTA units for their efforts to increase parental involvement in their schools.

The SPICE Grant program is a partnership between the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) and Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTA). Research has shown that when parents are actively involved and engaged in their children’s school life and academics, children tend to perform better in school.  CCF and CCDPTA jointly recognize the significant impact of parent involvement; therefore we have joined together to promote the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships.


PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community
Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.

Standard 2: Communicating effectively
Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.

Standard 3: Supporting student success
Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

Standard 4: Speaking up for every child
Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.

Standard 5: Sharing power
Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.

Standard 6: Collaborating with community
Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.