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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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Advocacy Skill of the Month: Policy, Not Politics in Elections

From our Friends at National PTA: Election Day is an important opportunity for citizens to make their voice heard. As a public education advocate, it is important for you to stay in-the-know on the issues that impact you, your child and your community. Dos: Inform candidates running for office about issues important to you. Check out the Delaware PTA Election Guidelines on hosting candidate forums. These guidelines apply to all elections at all levels – whether it is the local school board elections or state elections. Be an issue advocate. Share information with members about the importance of good public

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National PTA Announces Take Your Family to School Week Grant Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Oct. 30, 2017)—National PTA announced today that $55,000 in funding will be awarded to PTAs across the country to promote family engagement in education during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 11-17, 2018. Through an application process, 55 local PTAs will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 each. “Family engagement in education is proven to positively impact student, school and community outcomes,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA is excited to equip PTAs with resources to get more families involved in their child’s education, particularly as part of Take Your Family to School

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Lead & Learn Conference Rescheduled

The Lead & Learn Conference has been rescheduled for Saturday December 2nd 2017. The registration link below will remain open. We strongly encourage each local unit to register their board for this exciting event!!! If you have any questions, contact your Region VP or email us directly at admin@delawarepta.org The Lead & Learn Conference IS NOT a leadership training. This one of a kind conference has been designed based on your feedback to address topics and content that are critical to the success of your PTA. Please use the link below to process your registrations as soon as possible. Guest

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A Recap of October Events

October is shaping up to be a busy month!!! Here is a list of events and activities you should be aware of. You can visit our online calendar for more details on each event as well as registration links!!!   School Consolidation Task Force & Sub Committee Meeting: October 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am EDT Community Conversations: Anti-Discrimination regulation and Model Policy: October 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00  Delaware State Report Card- Community Conversations: October 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT Cheddar Up Webinar: October 10 @ 8:00 pm National PTA School of Excellence Deadline: October 15th  Leadership Training – open to all PTA leaders: October 24th at Christiana

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Delaware Anti-Discrimination Draft Regulation and Model Policy

  The draft copy of the Delaware anti-discrimination regulation and model policy are now available for public review. We have included these drafts below. Please check our calendar for a list of dates/locations of the community conversations in which the public can provide feedback on the anti-discrimination regulation and model policy. Delaware PTA strongly encourages all parents, students and teachers to attend one of the four community conversations to understand the draft regulations and the model policy.  The approved regulations will be effective January 2018, and all districts in the state of Delaware will be required to develop and fully

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