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Delaware PTA Units – Sign Up for MemberHub Webinar Training!

PTA Leaders, Delaware PTA is excited to provide MemberHub, a FREE online tool (valued at $1,200) for all local units! MemberHub puts all your tools in one place and makes it easier to engage parents, raise funds, and stay in good standing. MemberHub will email you soon with your login and steps to activate your account.   Choose a date to attend our state webinar training You have a choice of two dates for the orientation and online video training to introduce you to MemberHub. These are hosted by Julie Alvarez, Delaware PTA President, and MemberHub. Please try to attend

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National PTA Board of Directors Adopts Position Statement on Safe and Supportive Schools

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 7, 2018)—As schools across the country are increasingly impacted by violence and natural disasters, National PTA’s board of directors adopted a new position statement on safe and supportive schools during its August board meeting. The statement calls for a multi-faceted approach to address school safety that involves all stakeholders, especially students, parents and families. “School safety is a critical priority for all parents, families, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. Every child has a right to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA recognizes

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John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

National PTA has recognized John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA as a 2018-2020 School of Excellence for their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. “Research shows that when families and schools work together, students do better in school and schools improve,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA have worked hard to strengthen their family-school partnership and create an environment where all families feel welcomed and empowered to support student

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Check here to see if we have your unit’s 2018-2019 Officers List!

Did you know that local units must report their Officers to Delaware PTA each year, even if the person fulfilling the role has not changed, in order to stay in good standing?  The best time to do this is in May, immediately after elections. Specifically, we need to know the name and contact information for each Officer as well as your Membership, Legislative, Reflections and/or Programs chairs where applicable so that we can make sure to direct necessary communication to the correct people in a timely manner. Here is the list of units for whom we have their list of

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Local Leaders: Beware of Email Scam

As an FYI, we want to make you aware of an email scam aimed at PTA associations. These emails are hitting both state and local PTA, so everyone should be vigilant of these types of email scams. The person(s) hacking the account sent a message under the cover of the PTA president requesting that the treasurer initiate a wire transfer for the purpose of procuring equipment for the school. Thankfully, due to well written out and established business processes, the treasurers in these PTAs were able to identify the email as a deliberate act to commit fraud and were able to

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Local Unit Leadership Training Sessions – August 15th & 28th

We currently have two sessions on the calendar for our Local Unit Leader Training. All PTA officers that will be serving for the 2018-2019 school year must attend Leadership Training. These are some of several Leadership Training opportunities that are being offered this summer/fall. Please join us on Wednesday, August 15th at the Brandywine Hundred Library (Program Room), located at 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington DE 19803. The training will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  Please RSVP HERE. Please join us on Tuesday, August 28th at the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center (Multipurpose Room B), 3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720. The training

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National PTA Urges Congress and the Administration to Halt Zero-Tolerance Policy Separating Undocumented Children and Families

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 20, 2018)–National PTA urges Congress and the administration to immediately stop the zero-tolerance policy that is resulting in harmful separation of undocumented children from their parents and family members. Our association also seeks immediate reunification of families presently separated under current enforcement policy. “The separation of a child from their parent creates emotional stress and trauma that can adversely impact every aspect of their life,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Keeping families together and ensuring that undocumented children—and all children—are treated with dignity and respect, are adequately cared for, and have the opportunity to reach their

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