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Announcing the Delaware PTA 2018 Local Unit Awards!

Delaware PTA wants to celebrate the wonderful things your PTA is doing! Local PTA units bring amazing, innovative programs and services to children and families every day. This year every PTA unit will have the opportunity to share their successes by applying for the following awards.  The award descriptions are below. Applications are open to all PTA/PTSAs who are in Good Standing with Delaware PTA.   Eligible programs/activities must take place during the 2017 calendar year. Awards will be presented at the: 2018 Annual Delaware PTA State Convention St. Georges Highschool 555 Hyett’s Corner Middletown, DE April 28th, 2018 9:00 am

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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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Delaware PTA & The Beau Biden Foundation Partner to Offer Training

Delaware PTA is excited to partner with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer the Light’s Stewards of Children program to our members. This essential training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse. The session will also focus on mandatory reporting laws in Delaware. This session is open to all PTA members. Attending educators will receive a certificate for completion of Evidence-Informed Training. Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 -8:00 pm at Stanton Middle School. All training materials will be provided for attendees. Please RSVP no later than

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Advocacy Skill of the Month: Policy, Not Politics in Elections

From our Friends at National PTA: Election Day is an important opportunity for citizens to make their voice heard. As a public education advocate, it is important for you to stay in-the-know on the issues that impact you, your child and your community. Dos: Inform candidates running for office about issues important to you. Check out the Delaware PTA Election Guidelines on hosting candidate forums. These guidelines apply to all elections at all levels – whether it is the local school board elections or state elections. Be an issue advocate. Share information with members about the importance of good public

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National PTA Announces Take Your Family to School Week Grant Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Oct. 30, 2017)—National PTA announced today that $55,000 in funding will be awarded to PTAs across the country to promote family engagement in education during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 11-17, 2018. Through an application process, 55 local PTAs will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 each. “Family engagement in education is proven to positively impact student, school and community outcomes,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA is excited to equip PTAs with resources to get more families involved in their child’s education, particularly as part of Take Your Family to School

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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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