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                                              Green Hope High School
                  
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary, NC  27519               
 


                                                                                                 
                                                                                               

ADVOCACY

WCPTA April Newsletter

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In 2018, the General Assembly raised all permanent state employees’ wages to $15/hr - but they left out public school workers. Approximately 45,000 public school employees, including school bus drivers, custodians, and teaching assistants, are paid as little as $12/hour ​to do essential tasks like transporting our children to school, ensuring a safe and sanitary learning environment, and providing one-on-one educational support. 

This is just one of the many reasons teachers across the state will be marching in Raleigh on May 1st.


FINANCE

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End of the year Financial Boot Camp/Responsibilities of the Audit Committee:
April 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Getting nervous about those end of year financials? Join NCPTA for a session focused on the end of year financial responsibilities of PTAs and PTA officers. We will also address what the Audit Committee duties are and how financial well-being is the responsibility of all. Register here.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

April Health and Wellness Awareness

Alcohol Awareness Month  Visit TalkItOutNC.org to learn tips on how to talk to your child about alcohol and sign the pledge to commit to talking to your child. 

Autism Awareness Month. Learn more and find out what locat chapters are doing at Autism Society of North Carolina. 

National Every Kid Health Week April 22-26
Promote a health and wellness lifestyle by participating in national campaigns in your schools, with your families, and in your communities.  For creative ideas on how to incorporate any of these themes in your school, please contact the WCPTA Health and Wellness Committee at healthandwellness@wakepta.org  

Mental Health 101
Friday, April 12th 11:00-12:30  WakeMed Andrews Center
Presented by WakeMed Health & Hospitals and the Wake County PTA Council 

​A conversation with Dr. Tomasula, a pediatric mental health professional, to promote understanding of mental health and provide accurate information about:
  • common mental health and substance use disorders
  • current statistics
  • unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in youth
  • ways to support your children, one another and your community
  • and knowing when, where and how to access local resources for help
 
Lunch will be provided as part of your free REGISTRATION

If something changes and you will no longer be able to attend or if you do not need a lunch, PLEASE contact us as soon as possible so we may offer your spot to another registrant and ensure an accurate number for the catering order.


Tobacco-Free Community Forum
Friday, May 3rd | 9 am-11:30 am Andrews Conference Center

In the past year alone, e-cigarette use among high school teens has increased 78%. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, and some e-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. This is a public health crisis. The Poe Center for Health Education in partnership with Wake County Human Services, Wake County Public Schools, the American Heart Association, and the Wake County Board of Education invite the Triangle community to imagine. the possibilities of a tobacco-free community at the Tobacco-Free Community Forum. The purpose of the Forum is to move the needle and make a healthy difference in the lives of Wake County residents. Hosted by WakeMed at the Andrew's Conference Center, this forum will feature an expert led review of current trends and a series of panel discussions on the impacts of tobacco and the policies that facilitate tobacco-free environments. Panelists will include youth, community, municipal, education, housing, and business leaders. Entities that have been leading the way in making our communities tobacco-free will also be recognized.  
Click Here to Register: https://tobaccofreeforum.eventbrite.com


More on E-Cigerettes and Vaping
Concerned about the dangers of vaping and impacts of nicotine and other substances used in vaping products on adolescents? Check out this downloadable PDF from the Centers for Disease Control designed for parents and educations with information on teen e-cigarette use. 

Still have more questions and concerns? Contact the WCPTA Health And Wellness at Committeehealthandwellness@wakepta.org to schedule a program for your PTA. 

#YouthCulture – A Workshop Series for Parents
The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture program is designed to empower parents and guardians by providing insight into the environment and culture around our youth. Each workshop explores how the developing adolescent brain shapes perceptions and behavior. All participants will receive a free packet of supportive materials and resources.

Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
April 4th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn how early onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in substance use today.

Navigating “The Talk”
May 2nd, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about resources and tools to assist you in developing and tailoring the talk to your teen about social media, teen relationships, and substance use.
Click Here to Register
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