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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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Convention FAQs

With the 2018 Annual Convention a little over two weeks away, we are in the final stages of prepping and planning for a fun-filled day of networking, workshops, and celebration. All attendees will receive an awesome convention bag full of goodies upon arrival. We also have fabulous door prizes and tons of vendor giveaways, so don’t miss your chance to get in on the action!!! Register Today!! Convention FAQs  Q. Does our unit have to attend the convention? A. Yes, attendance at the Annual Convention is mandatory under the State and Local bylaws and is considered part of your unit compliance.

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Upcoming School Board Candidate Open Forum Schedule

School board elections are fast approaching. Delaware PTA wants to remind all PTAs to use the election guide provided on our website. The election guide contains all the guidelines including a bank of possible candidate questions for your use. Please read this guide to familiarize yourselves if your PTA is hosting a forum. Please click the link below for more information: Limits on Political Campaigning for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Election Guidelines Each year Delaware PTA hosts several school board election forums. The following forums are being hosted by either a local PTA or Delaware PTA. We hope you will take the

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Defining Parent, Family and Community Engagement

PTA families: As you know, strong family engagement is the cornerstone of PTA’s vision and mission. So we are excited to share that the Delaware Department of Education is working on developing a common definition of Parent, Family and Community Engagement. This definition will guide state support to schools and districts in improving family and community engagement. Delaware PTA will also be working with the Department on this initiative. The Department will also be at Convention to share more on this initiative as well. In the interim, please take a moment to complete this brief survey! Please share this survey

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