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Delaware graduate recipient of prestigious Coca Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship

July 18, 2017 Congratulations to Grace Otley, 2017 recipient of the Coca – Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship. This is the first time since 2003 that a Delaware senior has been awarded this prestigious scholarship. Grace Otley is 1 of 150 recipients, out of a pool of 86,000 applicants and more than 1,900 semifinalists.  As a Coca-Cola Scholar, Grace traveled to Atlanta Georgia earlier this year to attend the Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet and participate in the Leadership Development Institute. This tremendous achievement is indicative of the Grace’s academic and community leadership. Grace Otley is a 2017 graduate of Cab Calloway School

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DPTA 2016 -17 End of Year Summary

Our end of the year summary is now available and contains updates, tips and resources to start the new year!! DPTA 2016 17 End of Year Summary

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H.B. duPont PTA Recipient of the NPTA Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant

June 15, 2017 We are excited to announce that H.B.duPont PTA in the Red Clay school district has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd grant. H.B duPont will receive $1,000.00 from National PTA to support their arts projects during the 2017-2018 school year. du Pont’s 2017-2018 Proposed Project: H.B. du Pont Meadowood Warriors Empty Bowls Family Arts Project. 204 students will create pottery in their art class, that will be decorated during a family art night (48 families). These bowls will then be used to support the local food pantry. The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Arts

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Education Funding Rally

The clock is ticking and we need to continue to apply pressure to oppose the proposed education budget cuts. Our schools and students simply cannot afford these steep cuts. The Education Funding Campaign has planned a rally for Tuesday June 20. As a coalition partner, Delaware PTA will be part of the rally. President of the Christina PTA Council Mary Schorse will speak at the rally on behalf of Delaware PTA. We strongly encourage all students, parents, teachers and community members to come out and join the rally. We need to support those legislators that are resisting the education cuts.

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New Standard of Affiliation Resource (SOA)

National PTA has added a new document to the Standard of Affiliation (SOA) regarding the hierarchy of our governing documents. Please contact us at admin@delawarepta.org if you have any questions.

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New and Returning Officers: 2017-18 Local Unit Officer Leadership Training

Thursday, June 8, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm State PTA Office The Eden Center 925 Bear-Corbitt Road Bear, DE 19701 In the Library   **Whether a new or returning leader, this required training has new information, more in-depth reviews of materials and roles & responsibilities of all unit leaders.**   Professional development is important for all organizations. As a national association, PTA has a wealth of information, tool kits and advocacy resources readily available to make your leadership year a huge success. Together, we just need to know what’s available, where to go for help and how to network at all levels.

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Allen Frear PTA Receives Grant Award

Allen Frear PTA in the Caesar Rodney school district was awarded the National PTA Action for Healthy Kids “Parents for Healthy Kids Game on Grant”. Action for Healthy Kids, supported by ALDI and in collaboration with National PTA awarded approximately 600 schools with Game On grants for the 2017-2018 school year. These grants provide funding for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting. The grants, funded by ALDI, aim to expand student access to in-school physical activity and healthy foods, improve knowledge and behaviors around exercise and nutrition, and provide funding and support to PTAs

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