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Announcing the Delaware PTA 2018 Local Unit Awards!

Delaware PTA wants to celebrate the wonderful things your PTA is doing! Local PTA units bring amazing, innovative programs and services to children and families every day. This year every PTA unit will have the opportunity to share their successes by applying for the following awards.  The award descriptions are below.

Applications are open to all PTA/PTSAs who are in Good Standing with Delaware PTA.   Eligible programs/activities must take place during the 2017 calendar year.

Awards will be presented at the:

2018 Annual Delaware PTA State Convention St. Georges Highschool

555 Hyett’s Corner Middletown, DE

April 28th, 2018

9:00 am – 4:00pm

 

Award-winning PTAs will receive the following:

★ One (1) Complimentary Admission to the Annual Convention

★ Special recognition at the Convention and in subsequent PTA communications

★ Distinction of holding winning title for the next year!

 

Applicant Guidelines: 

  • Eligible programs/activities must take place in the 2017 calendar
  • Unit MUST be a unit in good standing to be eligible to apply
  • You may apply for multiple award categories. Each category requires a separate submission
  • Communication Award applications must include the website address and social media names/handles
  • Required: An original signed letter of support, written by a school or community official directly involved with the program/activity must be sent into adim@delaware pta.org

Delaware PTA Local Unit Awards

President’s “Celebrate Our Children” Award – Recognizing a program/activity that speaks on behalf of all children. Examples: Programs/activities that build relationships with the PTA, the school staff and the community, involving families of all backgrounds and creating leadership growth and opportunities for children and families.

Advocacy – Advocating on behalf of all children at your school, in the community or at the state/national level. Examples: Training parents and students to be better advocates, encouraging involvement in legislative activities supportive of education, health, and welfare of students.

Arts in Education – Encouraging participation in and exposure to the arts, beyond the Reflections program. Examples: Hosting a family art night, promoting a community event that includes multicultural arts experiences.

Children’s Champion –  A PTA unit or council may nominate any community leader such as a policeman, legislator, health care provider, etc. who are not employed at the school who has championed the cause of children.

 Communication – Creating and maintaining effective and open communication with members. Examples: Using websites, newsletters, e-news, and/or social media to inform members about PTA business/activities and relevant parenting/educational information.

Diversity and Inclusion – Demonstrating active participation in programs encouraging the identification, development, and support of cultural and different ethnic groups in the local unit (school community).

Examples: Programs developed for and directed to diverse groups such as English language learners, single parents, working parents, grandparents, etc.

Environmental Awareness – Promoting environmentally conscious programs and awareness at school and in the community.

Examples: Programs involving families, staff and the community to go ‘green’ by promoting environmentally friendly projects, events, and fundraisers.

Family Engagement – Promoting and creating opportunities for student success through family engagement in students’ education.

Examples: Activities enhancing family engagement including workshops on relevant topics, bringing the community, family and staff into a closer partnership, creating opportunities for families to socialize in the school environment.

**Membership Growth Awards will be determined by the Delaware PTA Membership Chair and will be based on the most growth over the last membership year!!