Army Engineer Memorial Awards

The Army Engineer Spouses’ Club (AESC) announces the availability of ARMY ENGINEER MEMORIAL AWARDS (AEMA) to qualifying high school seniors.  The original award was established in memory of Army Engineer Officers who died in Vietnam and is now given annually to honor all Engineers who die in the line of duty.

Beginning in 2007, a new AEMA award, the Geraldine K. Morris Award, was endowed in addition to the original AEMA awards.  This award was established in memory of Geraldine K. Morris and is available to a qualifying high school seniors who intend to enroll in a program leading to a nursing degree.

This can be a renewable award for a total of four (4) years.

Applications for AEMA awards are available for download from December 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016 at: Army Engineer Memorial Awards. Army Engineer Memorial Awards

Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.
Mail completed applications to:
AEMA AWARDSP.O. Box 6332Alexandria, VA 22306-6332 Should you have any inquiries, do not hesistate to contact me at [email protected]

Month of the Military Child

Month Of The Military ChildThe theme for the Army’s 2015, Month of the Military Child (MOMC) is “Their Lives, Their Stories”. The intent of this theme is to tell the Army’s Story through the eyes of our children. MOMC is observed throughout the entire month of April on behalf of military children in honor and recognition of their courage, perseverance and contributions to the Nation.

District PTA Wins $10,000 Grant

CCDPTACThe Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) was one of two North Carolina PTA Councils recently selected by the National PTA to receive a Smart from the Start: Community Outreach grant for $10,000.

Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA regions, districts and councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is the proud sponsor of National PTA’s Smart from the Start: Community Outreach Grant, which through its 255+ members and partners, seeks to significantly  reduce childhood obesity rates by 2015.

The District PTA Needs YOU!

CCDPTACThe Cumberland County District PTA Council is looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year and is currently recruiting members of local PTA units to Chair and be members of the following committees:

Advocacy Committee -Responsible for Council advocacy programs and state/national advocacy news updates.

Nominating Committee -Responsible for nominating the 2015-2016 Officer slate.

Reflections Committee – Organize and support the reflections arts program and follow rules and guidelines provided by NCPTA and National PTA.

Community Liaisons– Network with other parent leaders in their attendance district and report back to the PTA Council on local unit successes struggles and needs. Community Liaisons are needed in the following attendance areas: Ft. Bragg, Pine Forest, E.E. Smith, Westover, Grey’s Creek, Southview, Cape Fear, Jack Britt, Terry Sanford & Seventy-First.

If you are interested in serving on one of the committees, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

District PTA Looking to Fill 3 Positions

CCDPTACThe Cumberland County District PTA (CCDPTA) Council is looking for individuals who are interested in working on their Board to help build strong PTAs for the success of each child in the CCS. The following three positions are currently available to be filled for the 2014-2015 SY:

The Vice President of Leadership is responsible for training new PTAs and their school representatives.  The duties consist of advising and assisting local units with setup and reorganization for existing PTAs.  Additional duties include completing reports, assisting with budgets for standing committees, planning and implementing agendas/goals for the year, acting as a liaison between NCPTA and National PTA and leadership representative in the President’s absence;

The Vice President of Membership is responsible for recruiting new members to the Council and local PTAs. The duties consist of training local PTAs on how to complete State and National paperwork. Additional duties include inputting data into the state database; and

The Secretary is responsible for recording minutes of all meetings from the general membership and the Board of Directors. The secretary will maintain all files and documents related to the Council and local PTAs. Additional duties may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

Those interested in serving are asked to send an e-mail of interest with the following information to [email protected] by Friday, June 20:

Name & contact information
List PTA experience
Name & contact information of three (3) references
Position interested in filling
Brief statement about why you want to fill the position (250 words or less)

By Porcha McMillan President, CCDPTA

Young Lives, Big Stories – Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

Young Lives Big StoriesIn recognition of the Month of the Military Child, IMCOM HQ CYSS is hosting a creative contest open to all military kids world-wide (Active Army, Guard and Reserve). Youth from preschool through twelfth grade are invited to express their feelings about what it means to be a military child using photos, words, drawings or videos. One overall winner and the top entries in each age category will win prizes such as a Wii or iPad. Please encourage your military kids and their parents to get involved and share their BIG stories! The contest runs from April 1-24, 2014.

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