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Exclusive Benefits for Delaware PTA Members

Delaware PTA has partnered with the Orlando Employee’s Discount Program to offer exclusive discounts on Orlando events, theme parks, accommodations and other attractions just for Delaware PTA members. Once you have activated your card, don’t forget, check out this exclusive benefit!!!  

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AIM Insurance Rate Changes

We want to make sure that all of our local units are aware of upcoming rate changes with AIM insurance. You will receive additional communications from AIM within the next several weeks. Below is a list of coverages currently available to local units: (We have noted any limits or lines of coverage experiencing an increase in cost and will take effect 1/1/2018.) General Liability $1,000,000 limit Option -Cost increase from $75 annually to $85 Medical Payments increased limits No change Media Liability No change Fidelity Bond $10,000 Limit Option- Cost increase from $75 annually to $85 $25,000 Limit Option –

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Attention Delaware PTA Units: DPTA State Grants Now Available

        We are excited to announce that DPTA will be awarding grants to local units that are in good standing (up to $250 per unit).  The total amount that will be granted for the 2017-18 school year is $2,500. Why??  DPTA wants to support units that are promoting PTA programs.  These programs are: Student and School Success (Family Engagement) (e.g., school events for families, advocacy) Health and Safety (e.g., after-prom, walk-a-thons) Arts in Education (e.g., Reflections, after school art program) Not sure what these programs are?  Information is at the top of the application.  Or log onto

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PTA FINANCES: What EVERY Board Member MUST Know

The Delaware PTA Finance Guide contains information, templates and resources on every aspect of 501(c)(3) financial guidelines and best practices. The guide covers everything from field trips, taxes, banking, insurance and to fundraising and lobbying. We recommend that you keep this guide handy.

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Watch the ONLINE DUES WEBINAR via Cheddar UP

  This on-demand webinar is available when you are! Watch it now to learn how to get started with Cheddar Up’s new collecting platform, created with custom tools exclusively for Delaware PTAs — your local unit can move all payments and forms online in minutes. WATCH AND LEARN! http://bit.ly/2yLGVKv  

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Every Child in Focus: LBGTQ History Month

In October, National PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign centers on LBGTQ History Month. Using the PTA National Standard for Family-School Partnerships, we will explore ways PTAs can welcome and support the families of LBGTQ children in the school community. Negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students puts them at an increased risk for violence and bullying.  Negative attitudes also impact a student’s ability to learn at school.  Get the facts on the challenges facing LGBT students here. We have created information and resources on the unique challenges LGBTQ children face and ways PTAs can better support LGBTQ families in achieving student success.   How

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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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