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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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Christina PTA Council Urges Legislators to Fund Education

On behalf of parents, students and teachers in the Christina school district, Christina PTA Council President Mary Schorse sent the following letter to the Delaware General Assembly today Christina Council Budget Letter Schorse echos the sentiments of hundreds of families and educators throughout the state. The stakes are high for Delaware public schools. The General Assembly is tasked with voting on a budget by 11:59pm tonight June 30th.  

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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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New Standard of Affiliation Resource (SOA)

National PTA has added a new document to the Standard of Affiliation (SOA) regarding the hierarchy of our governing documents. Please contact us at admin@delawarepta.org if you have any questions.

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Senate Dear Colleague Letter to Support SFECs Submitted Yesterday

Dear PTA Leaders, On May 25, the U.S. Senate’s deadline to receive Dear Colleague letters closed and  we are happy to announce that this year PTA was able to garner a bipartisan group of 28 Senators to sign on to the Dear Colleague letter in support of funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs), which is 6 more Senators than we had on last year’s letter. This is a huge accomplishment that could not be done without all of your hard work and advocacy efforts at the local and state levels.  Great job everyone and thank you for all that

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