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Delaware PTA Announces Grant Recipients

Contact: Terri Carpe, terri.carpe@delawarepta.org   Delaware PTA Announces Grant Recipients   Bear, DE (January 15, 2018) — The following Delaware PTA units have received grants of $250 in support of school programs or events that align with National PTA initiatives of Student and School Success (Family Engagement), Health and Safety and Arts in Education.  This grant was open to all PTA units in the state that are in good standing with DPTA. The recipients by school district are: Appoquinimink: Olive B. Loss Elementary PTA: Blue Ribbon 5k in support of Health and Safety Brandywine: Forwood Elementary PTA: After School Art

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2018 Annual Convention Awards – Apply Today

Delaware PTA values our members who actively support the mission of the association. We will be recognizing local PTA units and individuals and their contributions to PTA through a variety of awards which will be presented at our Annual State Convention. The deadline to apply is April 9th, 2018.   We are looking forward to celebrating the many successes of our local PTA units and volunteers!             Complete List of Awards & Applications

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DSEA Platinum Sponsor of 2018 Annual Convention

We are excited to announce that once again, our friends at the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) will be the official sponsor of the Delaware PTA Annual Convention luncheon. DSEA, Delaware’s teacher’s union, represents more than 12,000 teachers, specialists and educations support professionals throughout Delaware, many of whom are also members of Delaware PTA. Make sure to stop by and check out the DSEA table while you are at the convention. You can also visit their website at www.dsea.org

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Important Dates – 1st Quarter 2018

WINTER BREAK UPDATES Hello PTA families & leaders – We want to take this opportunity to remind you of several important deadlines to keep in mind as your unit prepares for the new year. Below are a list of important dates for the 1st quarter of 2018 so mark your calendars!!! As always, you can check the calendar on our website for additional updates, as well as follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact your Region VP with questions. Early Bird Registration for Convention opens January 4, 2018 FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES  January 31, 2018

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Delaware PTA Position on Regulation 225

Delaware PTA Position Statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will, or intent of the association to address national, state and/or local problems, situations, or concerns that affect children and youth and require action to seek resolution on the issue. Delaware PTA has adopted several position statements on a wide variety of national/state education, health, and safety issues. In addition, to our state level position statements on a variety of issues, our advocacy includes those position statements also adopted by National PTA. Based on existing National PTA position statements, we have developed Delaware PTA Position on Regulation 225 We have also

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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

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Delaware PTA & The Beau Biden Foundation Partner to Offer Training

Delaware PTA is excited to partner with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer the Light’s Stewards of Children program to our members. This essential training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse. The session will also focus on mandatory reporting laws in Delaware. This session is open to all PTA members. Attending educators will receive a certificate for completion of Evidence-Informed Training. Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 -8:00 pm at Stanton Middle School. All training materials will be provided for attendees. Please RSVP no later than

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