Ligon PTA

Ligon GT Magnet Middle School 2016-2017 PTA

January 26, 2016
by Mark Turner
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Parents! We need YOU for Ligon’s Career Day 2016!

Ligon’s Career Day will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. We would love to have you come and share your career and occupational expertise with our students and staff! This is a fun, engaging, and exciting event for our school!

Please contact Tia Newkirk at tnewkirk2@wcpss.net for additional details! Thanks!

January 21, 2016
by Mark Turner
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Ligon Math Tutoring Program

What: Tutoring support in basic math for 8th graders who need extra help
Where: Ligon Middle School, 706 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh (just east of downtown Raleigh)
When: Shifts available M, T, W, and F, 11:50 am – 12:40 pm through late May
How: Sign up through this link. Dates for 4th quarter will be added in March

More Details: Volunteers are needed to work individually or with small groups of students under the supervision of a Ligon teacher. The focus is on very basic math skills. Materials and instruction for volunteers will be provided, and you don’t have to be a calculus whiz to make a difference for these students. If you ARE able to help with basic algebra, please note that when you sign up.
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December 7, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Ligon Book Fair has begun!

Update: Ligon Book Fair has ended! Thanks for your support!

Please mark your calendars for the Ligon Book Fair – December 6 – 12! We will once again partner with Barnes & Noble; during that time purchases at ANY Barnes & Noble Store and on-line (www.bn.com/bookfairs) will benefit Ligon, with use of our ID number: 11737285. The code is active now.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday December 8 at 6:30, Ligon Night at the Crabtree Barnes & Noble – Ligon Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble will perform. Also, art work from Ligon art classes will be displayed at the Crabtree B & N throughout our Book Fair week.

Get your shopping lists ready, and please share our ID number with friends and family!

November 20, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Volunteers needed for Give a Gift Campaign!

The PTA is hoping to wrap-up their annual Phantom fundraiser and meet our goal! We will be launching a Give a Gift to Ligon campaign in December. We can use assistance from making signs, copies, fliers, obtaining a raffle donation, buying Elf hats, etc. No amount of volunteering is too small. If you are interested, please meet Terri Hart in the media center this coming Monday, November 23 at 7:30-8:30 am.

November 15, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Volunteer Math Tutors Needed!

Ligon’s PTA is partnering with the 8th grade math teachers to support them in some lunchtime math tutoring, and we need your help. We need volunteers who can help out at the school between 11:50 am and 12:40 pm any day of the week starting Monday, November 16th.

The program supports 8th graders who need some extra help in math. Volunteers will work individually or with small groups of students under the supervision of a Ligon teacher. The focus will be on basic math skills. Materials and instruction for volunteers will be provided and you don’t have to be a calculus whiz to make a difference for these students. If you ARE able to help with simple algebra, please note that when you sign up.

You can sign up through this link. Please try to sign up for the same day and the same team of teachers each week (i.e. every Tuesday with Team 1).
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October 19, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Backpack Buddies

Ligon is partnering with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to launch a BackPack Buddies program to support our students. BackPack Buddies provides students from “food insecure” homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. More than 30% of Ligon students are eligible for free or reduced price breakfast and lunch and food insecurity is a real issue for many of our students.

We are kicking things off with a Food Drive next week: You can donate food items during our Food Drive from October 27th thru October 30th. The GRADE that brings in the most food wins an ICE CREAM PARTY!

Suggested items include: canned meats and stews, beans, vegetables and fruit; pasta cups and packaged noodles; granola, breakfast and snack bars; individual servings of healthy breakfast cereals, instant oatmeal, grits; individual servings of snack foods (peanut butter/cheese crackers, goldfish, pretzels, raisins, nuts); 100% juice boxes and milk.
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September 17, 2015
by Mark Turner
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No water at Ligon this morning

Ms. Dula has let everyone know that the school has no water this morning, due to the City of Raleigh crews doing emergency work in the area last night and needing to shut it off. County crews are working now to restore water service and expect to have it restored soon, however if they are unsuccessful the school day might be disrupted. Please pay attention to any phone announcements made (or follow Ligon PTA on Twitter at @LigonPTA for further information.

August 31, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Welcome message from the PTA

Dear Ligon Families,

I hope you are making special memories this summer and are now looking forward to making more at Ligon. I want to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families for the 2015-16 school year. This will be my fifth consecutive year as a parent of a Ligon student. I have a rising seventh grader and a rising sophomore at Millbrook High School. I feel fortunate for my children to attend Ligon as I believe it has one of the best administrative and teaching staff in Wake County. I look forward to another successful year.

The PTA plays a vital role in providing the “extra” that enrich our children’s educational experience. On the next page, please read Mark’s recap of the PTA’s accomplishments last year. Our vision is making every child’s potential a reality. Our mission is to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant
resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
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May 18, 2015
by Mark Turner
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Ligon PTA’s meeting is Wednesday

Hello, Ligon families!

School Discipline presentation at Ligon PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday, May 20th at 7:30 AM. We’ll be approving next year’s proposed budget, filling leadership positions, taking a look back at our Ligon Goes Green event, and most importantly, hearing from WCPSS school board chair Christine Kushner, who along with Brenda Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services, will discuss the school system’s new discipline guidelines (see this for background).

As usual, we’ll have coffee and bagels at the meeting. Hope you can make it!

PTA Leaders needed!

We are looking to fill key roles in Ligon PTA for the upcoming year, specifically in positions as Treasurer, Secretary, Hospitality, and Vice President. Don’t worry if you have no PTA experience, we can get you up to speed quickly and I promise you you will feel good about helping out. If you HAVE done PTA work at the elementary level, you’ll find middle school PTA easier by comparison, so bring your experience to Ligon!

We need your help! Will you commit to helping achieve Ligon PTA’s mission? Sign up today at http://www.ligonpta.com/volunteer/

Amazon Smile

Also, want to remind everyone of Amazon’s Smile program, which donates %.5 of every purchase to Ligon PTA. Point your browsers to http://amazon.ligonpta.com to set your Amazon Smile preferences to benefit Ligon PTA, and then do your amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com to contribute!

See everyone Wednesday morning!

Mark Turner
Ligon PTA
@ligonpta