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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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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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