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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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Five Delaware PTA State Reflections winners honored by National PTA.

Please join Delaware PTA in congratulating the following students who are 2017 National PTA Reflections Awardees:  AWARD OF MERIT:       Dance Choreography: Primary Division: Evelyn Dawn Bonavita – Etta J. Wilson Elementary   Literature: Middle School Division:  Janelle Javier – HB duPont Middle School Photography: Middle School Division:  Amrutha Veeramachineni – HB duPont Middle School (2ndyear in a row!) Primary Division:  Michaela Goguen – Linden Hill Elementary Visual Arts: High School Division:  Zachary Ballie – Newark High All awardees will receive: A silver-plated Reflections medallion A certificate and letter signed by the National PTA president Recognition in the annual PTA

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National PTA Honors Life Achievement Winner

Alexandria, VA. (April 28, 2017) – National PTA is proud to announce Terri Carpe as the latest recipient of National PTA’s Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders. The National PTA Life Achievement Award recognizes a person who lives out his or her commitment to children on a daily basis and tirelessly advocates for children’s education, health and well-being. Terri Carpe is currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Delaware PTA. Terri Carpe began her PTA journey more than 10 years ago at the local level serving as Treasurer of Olive B Loss PTA in

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Local Unit Award Winners

The following units received awards at the 105th Annual Delaware PTA Leadership Dinner & Awards Ceremony held Friday April 28th at Cab Calloway School of Arts. Award winners were chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to strong family-school partnerships and excellence in leadership. Leadership Awards Southern PTA – Excellence in Leadership Allen Frear PTA – Excellence in Family Engagement Carrcroft PTA – Excellence in Leadership Thurgood Marshall PTA – Excellence in local unit communications HB dupont PTA – Excellence in Communications Bunker Hill PTA – Excellence in Family Engagement  March Madness Award Winner North Star PTA in the Red Clay Consolidated School

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Delaware Special Education Strategic Plan

The Delaware Special Education Strategic Plan is now available for public comment. We encourage you to share within your schools and communities and across your social media. As soon as the public comment link becomes available we will post it. In the interim, please take time to read the plan and prepare your comments   SpedStrategicPlanApril2017

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National PTA Announces the #ThankATeacher Contest to Celebrate Educators Nationwide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (April 3, 2017)—National PTA today announced the #ThankATeacher Contest, in which over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to teachers across the country during Teacher Appreciation Week. The contest is now open and all schools and PTAs are encouraged to participate. “Teachers deliver so much to our students every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Teacher Appreciation Week is the one week of the school year when teachers take center stage and are recognized for their impact on the lives and futures of

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