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Education Funding – Sample Call Script

As you know the Governor’s proposed budget cuts pose a serious threat to public education in Delaware. It is imperative that everyone contact their local legislators and urge them to reject the proposed budget. On behalf of the Education Funding Campaign, we are sharing the attached call script with you to use when contacting your local legislators. A letter template will also be available shortly for you to email your representative. It is time we invest in our future, not destroy it. Our students, teachers and schools simply cannot afford this type of “shared sacrifice” – haven’t they already sacrificed

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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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National PTA Statement on FY2017 Appropriations Bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (May 9, 2017)—President Trump signed a spending bill that funds federal programs and services through September 2017. The bill cuts overall funding for education by $1 billion and does not include funding for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) program. “National PTA is extremely disappointed that funding for education is reduced by an astounding $1 billion and that the SFECs program is not funded in the bill,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Opportunity starts and ends with access to a great education. Federal investment in education and family engagement are critical to children and the nation’s

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PTA vs. Unaffiliated Parent Groups

People often use the names PTA and PTO interchangeably. The fact is, PTA and PTO are two completely different groups.  PTO is a generic acronym for groups not affiliated with PTA. The differences between PTAs and other parent groups are many.  To learn more about the PTA difference check out the PTAvsUPG-Brochure This is a great resource to share with your membership, district and anyone that is interested in learning more about the benefits of PTA!!

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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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