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Delaware PTA 117th Annual Leadership Meeting and Awards Dinner

When: Friday April 28, 2017  05:00 pm  – 9:00 pm Where: Cab Calloway School of Arts 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805      Each year PTA members and local leaders come together to represent their schools, PTA units and districts at the annual Delaware PTA State Convention. As we transition from a Fall to Spring Convention, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the Leadership Meeting and Awards Dinner where we will nominate new officers, vote on the association’s legislative priorities, bylaws amendments and present awards.  RSVP TODAY at https://delaware-pta-117th-annual-leadership-meeting-and-awards-dinne.cheddarup.com Voting delegates include the President of

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School Board Election Guidelines

School Board Elections are upon us. Delaware PTA would like to take this time to remind everyone that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that PTA is nonpartisan.  As such, Delaware PTA and its constituent associations never comment on, endorse nor support candidates for office. We support issues – not candidates. Our role is to engage and empower families to exercise their voice. We will do this by promoting voter turnout and working with local unit leaders to coordinate candidate forums in each district so that our families can make informed decisions when voting. Check out these resources for more information

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Increase Special Education Services in Delaware

PTA family, We are sharing this critical “Take Action Letter” to mobilize our community in support of House Bill 12, which extends critical funding to special education students in kindergarten through third grade. Please take a moment to send this letter to Governor Carney by clicking the link below, and then share the link with your friends & family. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/increase-special-education-services-in-delaware?source=direct_link& Delaware PTA has long supported efforts to support adequate funding for special education students and we know that early intervention is critical to student success. We have strengthened our position on our advocacy efforts in our proposed 2017-18 Legislative Priorities

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Delaware PTA Announces Partnership with College Select

College Planning Services to be provided to all students and families in the State of Delaware Greenville, SC: College Select announced today a partnership with Delaware State PTA. Both entities are committed to providing all children in the State of Delaware a complete college planning solution. “Delaware PTA is really excited to partner with College Select to offer a comprehensive and reasonably priced college planning service to our families and students. Delaware PTA President Dr. Terri Hodges said that it is never too early to begin engaging families and students in the college planning process.  We currently offer scholarships for

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National PTA Statement on Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 7, 2017)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Laura Bay: “Today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education. Throughout the confirmation process, National PTA joined other education, civil rights, disabilities and community organizations in expressing strong concerns for Secretary DeVos’ lack of experience with public education; unfamiliarity with the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s public school students, families and educators; and support of programs that divert critical public school resources.   “National PTA looks forward to informing Secretary DeVos on all of our public policy priorities, including equitable public education for

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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, 2017) — The following Delaware PTA units have received grants of $500 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: School Musical in support of Arts in Education Silver Lake Elementary PTA: iPad Cart and iPads in support

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Call for Nominations for Delaware PTA Officers 2017

Are you interested or know someone who is interested in serving as a state leader on the Delaware PTA Leadership team?   Delaware PTA’s Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to stand for election in April 2017 to serve a 2-year term. The following state leadership positions are open for election: First Vice President VP for Advocacy VP for Children at Risk Secretary Treasurer Region VP for: Region I: Brandywine Region II: Red Clay Region III: Christina Region IV: Colonial Region V:  Appoquinimink and Smyrna Region VI:  Caesar Rodney, Capital, Lake Forest, Milford, Polytech Region VII: Cape Henlopen and Indian River

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