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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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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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