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The search is on for the future National PTA Reflections theme!

One exceptional concept will be chosen to inspire thousands of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create original works of art in dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts. The National PTA Theme Search Contest Winner receives $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention. Please go to http://delawarepta.org/reflections/delaware-pta-reflections-toolkit/ for the Theme Search Packet and Instructions. Submissions can be made via email to Terri.Carpe@delawarepta.org or mailed to the DPTA office (925 Bear-Corbitt Rd, Bear, DE 19701-1323). Entries must be received by November 23, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS) PTA Leaders – Your PTA does not need to participate

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PTA Units: Register for Mandatory Fall Board of Managers Meeting – October 4, 2018

What: Fall 2018 Delaware PTA Board of Managers Meeting When : Thursday, October 4, 2018 6-8:30 Where: Shue-Medill Middle School, 1500 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711    map   Please mark your calendars and click HERE to register for the fall Board of Managers meeting. Registration is required. Please register for each attendee individually. As part of your local unit compliance, every local unit President or their duly appointed alternate is required to attend the Board of Managers meeting. VIP unit members are also invited to attend. All registered attendees will receive a link to the agenda and other documents

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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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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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Announcing the 2018 Delaware PTA Scholarship Recipient

    Emma Brown, 2018 Graduate of Charter School of Wilmington received a $1000.00 scholarship from the Delaware PTA Betty Lewis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to graduating Delaware students planning to pursue a career in Education or Early Childhood Education. Brown is a member of the Charter School of Wilmington Volley Ball team and the Crew Team where she has serve as team captain. In addition to her extra-curricular activities at school, Emma Brown volunteers her time tutoring other students and is involved with several community organizations including Coastal Cleanup, Love of Christ Church and Project 10:27. Emma will be

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Application Open for National PTA’s 2018 Youth Advocacy Summit

National PTA will be hosting a Youth Advocacy Summit this Fall from October 14-16, 2018 in Alexandria, VA. The summit will host 10-12 active PTA or PTSA members, or National Supporting Members, between the ages of 18-22 (at the time of the summit), who exemplify the qualities of creativity, leadership and dedication, and have positively affected policy or change in his or her school or community in a way that aligns with PTA’s mission and public policy agenda. The application for the summit is open now and the deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018. The application, along with a

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June 2018 Local Unit Leadership Training

Are you  A newly elected officer and unsure of what you are doing?  A returning officer and are looking for a refresher?  Looking to get a head start on your membership outreach planning over the summer and need ideas?   Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th for PTA Officer Leadership Training at Stanton Middle School, located at 1800 Limestone Rd, Wilmington DE 19804. The training will run from 6 – 8:30pm. Sign-in begins at 5:45pm. Dinner will be provided. All PTA officers that will be serving for the 2018-2019 school year must attend Leadership Training. This is the first of several Leadership

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