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New Standard of Affiliation Resource (SOA)

National PTA has added a new document to the Standard of Affiliation (SOA) regarding the hierarchy of our governing documents. Please contact us at admin@delawarepta.org if you have any questions.

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National PTA Announces the #ThankATeacher Contest to Celebrate Educators Nationwide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (April 3, 2017)—National PTA today announced the #ThankATeacher Contest, in which over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to teachers across the country during Teacher Appreciation Week. The contest is now open and all schools and PTAs are encouraged to participate. “Teachers deliver so much to our students every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Teacher Appreciation Week is the one week of the school year when teachers take center stage and are recognized for their impact on the lives and futures of

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14 SCHOOLS FROM ACROSS STATE RECOGNIZTED FOR THEIR STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Fourteen schools have won honors for their students’ academic achievements. For 2016, the state is recognizing two National Title I Distinguished School awardees, two Reward Schools and nine Recognition Schools. Each school will receive an $8,000 award. Funding for the awards comes from the state’s School Improvement funds. Additionally, there is one School of Continued Excellence that was honored as a Recognition School last year and had outstanding performance again this year but is not eligible for a financial award again until 2017.   “These schools are being honored because of their students’ exceptional performance and/or the significant growth they have made,

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR DELAWARE STUDENTS

Each year, the Delaware Department of Education awards millions in college scholarships, grants and aid to students across the state. In 2016, more than $3.14 million was given to students in need based and merit scholarships and incentive loans, including the B. Bradford Barnes, Charles L. Hebner, and Herman M. Holloway, Sr. memorial scholarships. These full scholarship offers pay tuition, fees, room and board, and books for students enrolled full-time in 12 or more credit hours each semester. Last year, Sheena Stevenson, a 2016 graduate of Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District, applied for scholarships on

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How are you funding your programs? Let DPTA help!!!

This is just a reminder that DPTA will be awarding grants to local units that are in good standing (up to $500 per unit). The total amount that will be granted for the 2016-17 school year is $5,000. Why?? DPTA wants to support units that are promoting PTA programs. These programs are: Student and School Success (Family Engagement) (e.g., school events for families, advocacy) Health and Safety (e.g., after-prom, walk-a-thons) Arts in Education (e.g., Reflections, after school art program) Not sure what these programs are? Information is at the top of the application. Or log onto the National PTA Back-to-School

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Local Leader Updates: Leadership Briefing

 Top 3 Things You Need to Know ·  It’s Back-to-School season! Have you registered for the new PTA Back-to-School Kit yet? When you register, we’ll mail you a free Recruitment Tool. See details below. ·  We get the joke in the new Bad Moms movie… But we want to let the world know about all of the great work that we do. So, National PTA has launched a #PTAProud campaign. Tell everyone you’re #PTAProud, too!Learn more. ·  Earlier this week, National PTA teamed up with Mountain America Credit Union to become one of the association’s newest member benefit providers and help families achieve their financial dreams.

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Delaware PTA Awards Scholarships to Two Delaware High school Graduates

  Bear, DE— Delaware PTA is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Delaware PTA Betty Lewis and Debbie King Scholarships. Each year Delaware PTA offers scholarships to graduating Delaware high school students planning to enter an Education or Early Childhood Education post-secondary program. The scholarships are open to any graduating student that is a member of their local PTA/PTSA or is Delaware VIP. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.       Abigail Bilbrough, 2016 graduate of Smyrna High school received a $1000.00 scholarship from the Delaware PTA Debbie King Scholarship fund. This scholarship

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