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Spring 2022 Meeting Schedule

Held on Zoom. Check your official PTA email for the link OR email norfolkpta@gmail.com

For each meeting, we will host a PTA Clinic at 6:30 p.m. This Clinic is an informal session for local units to ask questions, get help, meet other PTA leaders. The regular PTA Council meeting will start at 7 p.m. PTA Council meetings are open to all Norfolk PTA officers, committee chairs, and administrative designees.

Jan. 10

Feb. 22*

March 14*

April 4

May 9

June 6 (Norfolk PTA Council election)

*new dates


The Virginia PTA has established ready-to-use bylaws for ALL local unit PTAs in the state, including Norfolk. No need to write, re-write, or submit bylaws each year. Download the bylaws here.

2021-22 Reflections Contest Dates

September 20-24  – Kick-off school level Reflections program, announce theme and instructions

September 30 at 7 p.m. – Reflections workshop will be hosted by Allison Samson, VP for the Norfolk PTA. Here’s the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/NorfolkReflections2021

** Watch the recorded session here: https://youtu.be/GJMV_YJmXWw **

November 8 – Deadline for all Reflections Entries submitted to each Local Unit PTAs Reflections Chair (This deadline will allow time for each local unit judging and awards presentations prior to Council submissions) 

December 3 – Local Unit Reflections Entry Virtual Submission Day.

– Local units must submit all 1st place winners in each category and each age group. All

entries must have required forms attached to their work.

December 7-14– NCPTA Judging (using community judges)

December 16  – Norfolk Reflections Entries Due to Tidewater District

March 2021 – Reflections Awards Reception (Location and specific time TBD)

For categories and rules, go to:


Need more support? Email norfolkpta@gmail.com

We are advocates! Read the Position Statements of the Norfolk Council of PTAs!

NCPTA Position Statement on Virginia’s Phased School Reopening

NCPTA Position Statement on Advancing Equity and Diversity

NCPTA Position Statement on School Maintenance here.

Norfolk PTA Position Statement on School Maintenance

Are you ready to start or re-establish your school’s PTA?

GREAT! Download this document to get started and email norfolkpta@gmail.com. Your Norfolk PTA is here to help you all long the way. You’ll also need the:

Good Standing Checklist

Financial Review form

Reboot Your PTA

We are here to help, and we are In This Together!

If you’re interested in participating, please email your preferred date and Family Contact Info to norfolkpta@gmail.com and send these details:

  • Family Contact Person
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Total number of relatives in household
  • Number of school-age kids in that household
  • Name of schools attending
  • Family address (For delivery of a restaurant meal on the night of the dinner program)

Currently, these monthly dinners are held via Zoom on Sundays at 5 p.m.

Check out our 2019-20 Reflections participants!

What is the Norfolk Council of PTAs?

The Norfolk Council of PTAs represents an alliance of school PTA units, providing resources, support and oversight. Together, we will serve as a voice to support students, school staff and families.  The Board consists of:

Cherise Newsome, President

Allison Samson, 1st Vice President of Training

Patrice Jones, 2nd Vice President of Membership

Alexandra Nassar, Secretary

Ravinesh Prasad, Treasurer

We are in this together! Most importantly, please join and support your school PTA. Contact us at norfolkpta@gmail.com


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Want to join or donate? Here’s how: norfolkpta.memberhub.store

Or, make a tax-deductible donation to Norfolk Council of PTAs. We are a 501 (c)(3) Organization and are tax-exempt. Learn more here.

PTA Council Membership Dues

Local Units:

You can submit your annual $25 local dues online at norfolkpta.memberhub.store .

Partner with the PTA

Partner with the PTA and become a member of every active PTA in the City.

Here’s how to donate:

Give with a debit/credit card at norfolkpta.memberhub.store

~ OR ~ 

Mail your check to Norfolk Council of PTAs, PO Box 14157, Norfolk, VA 23518

The PTA is noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan. We work to engage and support children, families, schools and communities. Anyone can become a member.

Thank you to Our Partners

(in alphabetical order)

Dr. Noelle Gabriel, Chair of the Norfolk School Board

Shirley and Rev. Edward Haywood, former School Board member and Pastor of Tabernacle Church in Norfolk. 

Sharon and Rev. Dr. Kirk Houston Sr., former School Board member and Pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church in Norfolk.

Norfolk School Board member Rodney Jordan in honor of his grandmother Agnes Selden Jordan, a Norfolk PT-A and Norfolk PTA leader in the 1950s and 1960s

NCPTA President Cherise and Richard Newsome Jr. 

Vivian Oden, Vice President for Special Projects at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (A PTA Partner for scholarships)

Carter Smith

The Rising church in Norfolk (10)

The Urban Renewal Center in Norfolk

The Law Office of Stephen C. Teague, a Norfolk Public Schools graduate of Booker T. Washington High (A PTA Partner for scholarships)

Sponsor a Meeting

Hands together

Join us at a monthly meeting as a community partner to share relevant, family-friendly information and collaborate on important student, family and school needs.

Email norfolkpta@gmail.com for details. 

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