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Local Units – Have You Reported Your Members and Paid Dues to Delaware PTA?

As per PTA bylaws, all local units must report their members and remit annual dues to Delaware PTA for each of their members in order to remain in good standing.  The end of the school year is upon us and therefore it is time to start cleaning up loose ends and getting the books ready for the closing of the fiscal year.  If you have not reported and paid dues to Delaware PTA for each one of your members for the 2017-2018 school year, please use our online membership reporting and dues payment tool on CheddarUp (you can pay directly

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June 2018 Local Unit Leadership Training

Are you  A newly elected officer and unsure of what you are doing?  A returning officer and are looking for a refresher?  Looking to get a head start on your membership outreach planning over the summer and need ideas?   Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th for PTA Officer Leadership Training at Stanton Middle School, located at 1800 Limestone Rd, Wilmington DE 19804. The training will run from 6 – 8:30pm. Sign-in begins at 5:45pm. Dinner will be provided. All PTA officers that will be serving for the 2018-2019 school year must attend Leadership Training. This is the first of several Leadership

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Delaware PTA Elects New President and 1st Vice President

April 28, 2018 Today at the voting body of the Delaware State PTA elected Julie Alvarez as the new State President during the 108th Annual State Convention. Alvarez succeeds Dr. Terri Hodges, who served as the State President for five years. A resident of the Red Clay School District, Julie served in various leadership positions with the North Star PTA before being appointed by Dr. Hodges to serves as Delaware PTA’s interim 1st VP earlier this year. Julie will serve alongside newly elected 1st-VP Caroline Harrison -DeJose. Caroline, a resident of the Brandywine School District has been extremely active with

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Outgoing PTA President Dr. Terri Hodges, Farewell Address

      My involvement with PTA began in 2005 when my now 17-year-old daughter was in Kindergarten. I was a Delaware transplant and didn’t know too much about the public education system in Delaware, nor did I know much about PTA.  But I knew that I wanted to be actively involved with my daughter’s education. I didn’t mind helping in the classroom and chaperoning field trips, but I wanted a deeper level of involvement that extended beyond the walls of my daughter’s classroom. I knew that if I was going to help my daughter succeed in school, that I

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PTA Day in Dover & Rally for K3 Funding

Please join Delaware PTA for our Annual Advocacy Day in Dover!   When : Weds May 9, 2018 Time : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Senate Caucus Room Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware Advocacy can seem intimidating, however, anyone can do it and we are here to show you the process. Do you know what education legislation is being introduced this legislative session? Have you ever met with your local state senator or representative? Do you know the difference between local, state and federal policy? Learn about the bills that could affect you as either a general education or special education

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A message from Delaware PTA VP for Advocacy

Greetings PTA Leaders! We are fast approaching election time.  School Board Elections are fast approaching, you will most likely be contacted by candidates. We wanted to review some very important guidelines for inviting candidates to your PTA meetings. When a candidate asks to attend your PTA meeting you must invite all the candidates that are running. If you do not hear from a candidate after a few attempts, those who have accepted your invitation can attend. We must remember we do not support any one candidate in the name of PTA We are non for profit and it prohibits any

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Spotlight on the Local Unit & Community Member Convention Award Winners

Local Unit/Community Awards Congratulations to the follow local PTA units and community/school leaders on their achievements. We will honor all recipients during the awards ceremony at the Annual Convention on April 28th at St. Georges HS. Delaware PTA commends the following local units, families, students and community leaders on their outstanding service and dedication to the mission of PTA.   Membership Awards 100% Teacher Membership Thurgood Marshall PTA Cooke PTA Downes PTA North Star PTA Maclary PTA March Madness Winner Jennie Smith PTA Membership Retention   Pleasantville PTA Membership Retention Honorable Mention DMA PTA H B du Pont PTA Linden Hill

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