Ligon GT Magnet Middle School
PTA General Meeting
Meeting Convened at 7:30 AM
Box Tops brought in $260.00. Three TVs were purchased for the arts wings. Ms. Todd’s room has a new 75 inch tv. Funds from Principal’s Discretionary fund went towards small gift cards at Christmas. We have bought magnets and will be selling them throughout the year. Zoe’s Kitchen catered for the teachers during the magnet fair.
Food Arc Junior:
Grand opening for the food arc will be on 3/28 at 4 pm. First lady Ms. Kristin Cooper will be on hand to cut the ribbon. Food Arc is open to any WCPSS family that is food insecure. There will be clothing items, toiletries and school supplies. Ligon has the first middle school food arc in all of Wake County. If you would like to attend the grand opening, please rsvp soon. Two weeks after spring break, the food arc junior club will have a toiletry drive. Kudos to all involved and for our faculty member, Ms. Gregg (8th grade science teacher)
8th Grade Graduation:
This event will be great! Committees have already started to meet. Art Club will help with decorations. Each student will have their name on a star (like Hollywood walk of fame) Photo booth is something we are waiting on to see where our funds are at. 8th grade homerooms have google forms to see what they would like to give back to Ligon as they graduate to high school. We are taking dress donations and dress shirts and ties to help kids dress up. Parent reps will contact Wake County’s project Cinderella as well. Larger sizes are needed more.
Bolt for the Blue:
We are getting closer to our fundraiser for our food arc. The Bolt Run Club will start meeting in April for 3 Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30. There will be spirit Days that will occur prior to the Bolt for the Blue. The dates are April 11-Panera, April 18-Brixx, April 25th-BGood. On race day we will have loco pops available for purchase and a percentage of sales will come back to help with the food arc. Student Auction will be April 18-29. The Registration is open for the Race. Please check out the Bolt for the Blue website for more details. Thank you to all involved in making this event a success every year!
Cultural Arts will have the Black Box Dance Company perform.
Board Positions are still open for 2018-19 and if you or anyone is interested, please let Leslie Howes know. Currently working on the flexible learning space. Ms. Newkirk made a survey and met to brainstorm on what would work in that space.
PTA Meeting Adjourned at 8:03 AM for BeSmart Presentation.
BeSmart Presentation by Lauren Hauser on Gun Safety in the Home. For more information on what you can do to keep kids safe, visit
Next PTA Meeting April 11, 2018