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HB Dupont National PTA School of Excellence Designee

      Congratulations to H.B. duPont Middle School PTA for being 1 of 141 local PTA  units across the country earning the 2017-2019 School of Excellence designation from the National PTA School of Excellence Program! This recognition celebrates the recipient’s year-long commitment to engage families in the school improvement process. The School of Excellence Program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections. We are so proud of the work H.B. duPont PTA is doing. Earlier this year we reported several other national and

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Updates: Deadlines Approaching

Here are some important dates to promote the PTA programs and advocacy efforts within your school community Aug 28 – State Reflection Leaders call at 2 pm EST1-888-585-9008 and the passcode is 243-697-9008 Aug 31 – Deadline for elementary PTAs to submit a STEM + Families grant application for $1,000. Encourage this wonderful opportunity Sept 29 – Our Advocacy at work – Encourage members and adults to sign the petition – #StopCutstoClassroom Oct 1 – Deadline for local units to register for the School of Excellence award Back to School Kit – (BTSK) Officers with every local unit should register.

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Upcoming Leadership Training

Leadership Development in order to be a unit in “Good Standing”, all officers are required to participate in leadership training! This is our annual unit level training for ALL 2017-2018 leaders. If you missed the training in the Spring, your team needs to attend Fall Sessions. TWO SESSION COMING UP IN AUGUST 1. Wednesday, August 9th – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm /Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington – 19810 2. Monday, August 14th – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Castle Hills Elementary, 502 Moores Lane, New Castle – 19720 Whether a new or returning leader, this required training has new information, more in-depth reviews of

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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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