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A Recap of October Events

October is shaping up to be a busy month!!! Here is a list of events and activities you should be aware of. You can visit our online calendar for more details on each event as well as registration links!!!   School Consolidation Task Force & Sub Committee Meeting: October 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am EDT Community Conversations: Anti-Discrimination regulation and Model Policy: October 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00  Delaware State Report Card- Community Conversations: October 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT Cheddar Up Webinar: October 10 @ 8:00 pm National PTA School of Excellence Deadline: October 15th  Leadership Training – open to all PTA leaders: October 24th at Christiana

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Delaware Anti-Discrimination Draft Regulation and Model Policy

  The draft copy of the Delaware anti-discrimination regulation and model policy are now available for public review. We have included these drafts below. Please check our calendar for a list of dates/locations of the community conversations in which the public can provide feedback on the anti-discrimination regulation and model policy. Delaware PTA strongly encourages all parents, students and teachers to attend one of the four community conversations to understand the draft regulations and the model policy.  The approved regulations will be effective January 2018, and all districts in the state of Delaware will be required to develop and fully

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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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Delaware PTA Statement on DACA

Today the Trump administration announced that they would end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)  “Dreamer’s Act”, a program that has protected almost 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. According to the White House, Trump will revisit the issue in six months if Congress fails to legalize DACA. In light of these developments, we want to remind our members of National PTA’s Position on the Rights and Services for Undocumented Children Position Statement. Delaware PTA is committed to working with our local schools, families and community leaders to ensure that all schools remain a safe place for every child. True to the

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Updates: Deadlines Approaching

Here are some important dates to promote the PTA programs and advocacy efforts within your school community Aug 28 – State Reflection Leaders call at 2 pm EST1-888-585-9008 and the passcode is 243-697-9008 Aug 31 – Deadline for elementary PTAs to submit a STEM + Families grant application for $1,000. Encourage this wonderful opportunity Sept 29 – Our Advocacy at work – Encourage members and adults to sign the petition – #StopCutstoClassroom Oct 1 – Deadline for local units to register for the School of Excellence award Back to School Kit – (BTSK) Officers with every local unit should register.

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Upcoming Leadership Training

Leadership Development in order to be a unit in “Good Standing”, all officers are required to participate in leadership training! This is our annual unit level training for ALL 2017-2018 leaders. If you missed the training in the Spring, your team needs to attend Fall Sessions. TWO SESSION COMING UP IN AUGUST 1. Wednesday, August 9th – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm /Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington – 19810 2. Monday, August 14th – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Castle Hills Elementary, 502 Moores Lane, New Castle – 19720 Whether a new or returning leader, this required training has new information, more in-depth reviews of

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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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