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2015 Youth Leadership Submit Postponed

Hi all,  Thank you all for your support over these last few months in trying to organize this Spring DPTA 2015 Youth Summit. Even though we know that our marketing efforts were seen throughout the community and that many of our PTA units and schools buildings supported our efforts by printing off the posters themselves and hanging them in their buildings, distributing postcards this last week, and sharing the information across their networks these last 6 weeks, unfortunately this has not translated into strong registration numbers.As of today, we simply do not have enough attendees even registered to have the

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Message from Friends of CSD

Efforts to support the district’s May 27 referendum are well underway, and we need all hands on deck! A large number of community volunteers came together in late March to begin mobilizing referendum support. Their activities can be followed on facebook (CSDWeAllWin) and atwww.CSDWeAllWin.org.   The group divided into four subcommittees: Communications, Public Outreach, School-Based Activities and Political Action. FOCSD co-chairs Mary & Eve are on Outreach & Political Action, respectively. Are others in this group also involved?   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THIS CRITICAL EFFORT, please email Wendy Lapham (laphamw@christina.k12.de.us) and let her know which committee interests you.  

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Plan Now for Teacher Appreciation Week

Join us as we celebrate the hard work of outstanding teachers during National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week,May 4-8. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers for making a positive impact on their education and lives. To help you plan for the week, we’ve created a Teacher Appreciation Week Promotional Toolkit with ideas and resources you can use to honor teachers: Send a Thank You Card Get ideas from our Pinterest Board Download Social Media Images Use our sample tweets We also encourage you to celebrate a former teachers and tell them what you’ve accomplished because of their influence. Use #ThankATeacher to join the conversation

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Delaware PTA’s Response to Press Release on SBAC and DE Higher Ed Institutions

  In a statement made today by Governor Markell, Delaware PTA learned that the four colleges; Wilmington University, University of Delaware, Delaware Technical and Community College and Delaware State University have all agreed that the outcomes of the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessments is a good indicator of college readiness. In addition, these institutions have all agreed to accept the assessment in lieu of other placement exams. At a time when there is so much turbulence in our public education system, we are disheartened to learn that the conversations that proceeded this major conclusion did not include input from any

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DELAWARE COLLEGES SAY SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS ARE GOOD MEASURE OF COLLEGE READINESS

Dover– Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware,  Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced today.   High school juniors started taking the Smarter English language arts (ELA) and Smarter Mathematics assessments Monday and all students will complete them before June 4. The colleges’ decisions mean that students who score 3 or better on the tests’ 4-point scale now will

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Free e-Learning courses for PTA members

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Local Unit Elections

We are approaching election time for local PTA units in Delaware. Once your PTA has held elections, please submit an updated officers’ roster ASAP. You can submit the roster online using our electronic submission form or download the pdf and send it into the state office. Both options are available under the forms library on our website at http://delawarepta.org/running-your-pta-4/running-your-pta-2/ Please Note: If your PTA’s officers are continuing a two year term, you still must submit the Officers & Chairs Report. Questions? Contact Delaware PTA at de_office@pta.org

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