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2016-17 Back To School Kits are now available online

It’s that time of year again! The 2016-2017 National PTA Official Back-To-School Kit is finally here! The BTSK is your one stop shopping packed with all the tools, resources and information necessary for you to run your PTA. The kit is completely digital and mobile-friendly. This means you can view the website from your phone, tablet or other mobile devices. To get the kit, go to PTAKit.org President Laura Bay’s welcome video and the homepage are open to everyone. Once you begin to use the site, you’ll be prompted to register. There is also a “REGISTRATION” tab on the top

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Delaware Dept of Ed to host focus groups on state strategic plan

The Delaware Department of Education will be working to develop the state’s strategic plan for educational opportunities in Delaware. They will be hosting a series of focus groups to ensure they understand the educational needs and desired options of Delaware families and those working in the field. Each focus group will offer participants the opportunity to share their experiences and opinions about educational needs in Delaware. Focus groups will be completely anonymous. Information collected will help the Delaware Department of Education plan for schools and programs across Delaware to meet every family’s needs. We are asking parents and guardians to

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Delaware PTA Awards Scholarships to Two Delaware High school Graduates

  Bear, DE— Delaware PTA is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Delaware PTA Betty Lewis and Debbie King Scholarships. Each year Delaware PTA offers scholarships to graduating Delaware high school students planning to enter an Education or Early Childhood Education post-secondary program. The scholarships are open to any graduating student that is a member of their local PTA/PTSA or is Delaware VIP. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.       Abigail Bilbrough, 2016 graduate of Smyrna High school received a $1000.00 scholarship from the Delaware PTA Debbie King Scholarship fund. This scholarship

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                              Twenty Delaware teachers are finalists to be named Delaware’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Selected from among the 9,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching. Already leaders among the colleagues in their buildings, each now has assumed a role representing educators in their districts or the charter network. And in October, one will

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Urgent Call to Action TOMORROW (6/8)! Improve Family Engagement in Your Child’s School

  Unfortunately, the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) program was NOT funded in the Senate Labor, HHS & Education (LHHS-ED) FY2017 subcommittee appropriations bill today. Call your senator to tell him/her to fund the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) in Fiscal Year 2017. Some of you may have called your senator earlier this week but we need you to call again! The full Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on Thursday, June 9 to fund education programs. Before 5pm on Wednesday, June 8, call your senator and tell him/her to support funding for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) grant program to

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Have You Submitted your New Officer Reporting Form for the 2016-2017 School Year?

Its that time of year and many of our local units have already had elections for the upcoming year. Once your new officers have been elected, please submit your new officer’s information using the Delaware PTA/PTSA 2016-2017 Officers & Chairpersons electronic form located under the PTA Leaders/ Forms Library section of our website. This will ensure that your new Board is receiving all relevant information over the summer months and during the upcoming school year. Thank you! https://www.cheddarup.com/tabs/deptanewofficerinfo

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DPTA Education Committee – Needs Teachers’ Insight

We need the “T” in PTA to be an active part of our state-level Education Committee (2016-2017)   We are calling upon our Teacher Members to help Delaware PTA with the ongoing development of our Education Committee which provides input, insight and classroom connections  to our advocacy policies, training content and greater depth  in understanding the many nuances of public education implementation across our 19 different school districts in the state.   The Education Committee is to be made up of active educational professionals within the Delaware public education system.   The committee provides direct insight as to classroom results based on the different

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